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Ice Skating on the Museumplein Amsterdam at Ice*Amsterdam

November 9, 2024 @ 10:00 am February 2, 2025 @ 9:00 pm

Ice * Amsterdam
The most amazing ice experience in Holland

Frosty winter or not, the Museumplein in Amsterdam will be transformed into a winter experience this year. Ice*Amsterdam returns as the capital’s cosiest ice rink at the iconic Museumplein in the centre of Amsterdam, from 9 November 2024 to 2 February 2025.

Currently, it is not yet known whether this skating rink will definitely be allowed by the municipality of Amsterdam on the above dates. We expect the Amsterdam Christmas market to go ahead for sure. If you want to skate indoors, you can visit the Winter Paradise at RAI Amsterdam from 12 December to 30 December 2024.

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Skating rink on the Museumplein

Skating rink on the Museumplein

The skating rink on the Museumplein in Amsterdam is the most enjoyable skating rink in Holland. It is the ideal location for skating for beginners but also advanced skaters can show their skating skills at the skating rink.

Please note! The skating rink at Museumplein is not covered. If you want to skate indoors, you can visit the Winter Paradise at RAI Amsterdam from 14 December to 30 December 2024.

Price skating Museumplein

If you want to skate at the ice rink at Museumplein in the centre of Amsterdam, you can book a ticket in advance. The ticket price is for 2 hours of skating and includes skate rental. When skating, wearing gloves is compulsory. Do not forget to bring these to the skating rink!

Amsterdam Ice rink ticketsPrice
2 hours skating including skate rental€ 14.50Buy tickets
Day admission to the ice rink excluding skate rental€ 7,50Buy tickets

Openings hours ice rink

The skating rink will be open every day from 9 November 2024 to 2 February 2025 according to the following opening hours:

WeekdayOpening hours ice rink
Monday10 am – 10 pm
Tuesday10 am – 10 pm
Wednesday10 am – 10 pm
Thursday10 am – 10 pm
Friday10 am – 11 pm
Saturday10 am – 11 pm
Sunday10 am – 10 pm

Please note that on 31 December (New Year’s Eve), the skating rink will be open extra long until 1 am (1 January 2025). On 1 January the ice rink will be open at 12 pm.

Winter restaurant ‘Bistro IJsclub’

restaurant schaatsbaan museumplein 2

There are plenty of reasons for non-skaters to visit the Museumplein as well. Right next to the rink, visitors can enjoy the winter ambiance, great photo spots and a drink or a delicious lunch at the restaurant. Tailor-made arrangements can be put together for (larger) groups. If you want to visit the Bistro with a group with more than 10 people you can make a reservation via: reserveringen@iceamsterdam.nl

Opening hours Restaurant

WeekdayOpening hours restaurant
Monday10 am – 11 pm
Tuesday10 am – 11 pm
Wednesday10 am – 11 pm
Thursday10 am – 11 pm
Friday10 am – 12 am
Saturday10 am – 12 am
Sunday10 am – 11 pm

Ice*Village (Christmas Market on Museumplein)

Christmas market at Museumplein in Amsterdam

Chirstmas Market Amsterdam Ice*Village brings the Christmas spirit to Museumplein from December 11th till 26th December 2024. Shop, eat and drink at many different chalets and food trucks, all set in a Scandinavian atmosphere. The market will feature a mix of surprising home goods, original Christmas decorations, winter clothing and accessories. Entrance is free. More information about the Amsterdam Christmas Market

Silent Disco on ICE!

Every Thursday and Saturday evening from 19:00 to 22:00, Silent Disco on Ice! can be found on and next to Ice*Amsterdam’s skating rink. Dance while skating, or enjoy a drink on the side? Everything is possible! Tickets for Silent Disco on ICE! cost €10 (excluding skating rink admission and skate rental) and can be purchased here.

Address ice rink Amsterdam

The skating rink is on Museumplein on the side of the Rijksmuseum near the Museum Shop. The address is: Museumplein 4 in Amsterdam.

If you come by car, you can park at Q-Park Museumplein. (directly below Museumplein). The ice rink is also easily accessible by public transport. Check 9292.nl for up-to-date information on public transport in Amsterdam.

Things to do near the ice rink

The skating rink is located at Museumplein in downtown Amsterdam. So combine skating with a visit to one of the world-famous museums around the square. Below is a list of the museums and attractions close to the skating rink. Note: book your tickets in time. Tickets are usually no longer available at the box office.

Museum & AttractionsPrice adultsPrice kids
Rijksmuseum€ 24,50 (19+)Free (0-18)Book now
Van Gogh Museum€ 22,00 (18+)Free (0-17)Book now
Moco Museum Banksy€ 21,95 (18+)Free (0-9)Book now
Stedelijk Museum€ 22,50 (19+)Free (0-18)Book now
Diamond Museum€ 12,50 (18+)Free (0-12)Book now
House of Bols Cocktail Experience€ 19,50 (18+)Adults onlyBook now

Hotels near the ice rink

Museumplein is centrally located in Amsterdam and an ideal location for your hotel. The map below shows the current availability and prices of hotels near Museum Square in Amsterdam.



When is the skating rink at Museumplein in Amsterdam open?

The skating rink will be open every day from 9 November 2024 to 2 February 2025. Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am to 11pm. On New Year’s Eve (31 December, the skating rink will be open extra long, until 01.00 (1 January 2025).

When is the Christmas market on Amsterdam’s Museumplein open?

The Christmas market opens on 11 December and lasts until 26 December. More information can be found at Christmas market Amsterdam.

Are lockers available at the ice rink?

Yes, there are lockers you can rent for €2 per locker. Please note! You will need a €2 coin for this.

Which skates are allowed on the ice rink?

The skating rink at Museumplein is made with real ice. All types of skates are allowed on it. The rental skates are ice hockey skates. The sizes available are size 28 (EU) to size 50 (EU). You can hire the skates for a maximum of 2 hours. For children with a size smaller than 28 (EU), ice gliders are available for rent. These can be tied under their own shoes.

What are the rules at the skating rink at Museumplein in Amsterdam?

Entering the ice rink is at your own risk.
The ice rink may only be entered with ice skates.
Gloves are required.
It is forbidden to consume food and drinks on the ice rink.
It is forbidden to enter the ice rink with sledges and other objects unless provided by Ice*Amsterdam.
It is forbidden to enter the ice rink during maintenance.
The instructions of employees must be followed at all times.

Is the skating rink at Museumplein covered?

No the skating rink is not covered. This allows you to enjoy the unique surroundings more. The skating rink is also open when it rains. If you want to skate indoors, you can visit the winter event Winterparadijs in the RAI Amsterdam from 12 December 2024 to 30 December 2024.

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