Visit the warmest events that light up the darkest time of the year.
18 Nov - 5 Dec
Thousands of anxious children welcome Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) in Holland. Have a taste of traditional sweets such as gingerbread men, spiced biscuits, marzipan and chocolate letters.
Candle Night Gouda
Candle Night Gouda is an annual Christmas event in the Netherlands with candles and festivities.
Christmas in Oud Kampen
16 Dec - 17 Dec
An open-air theatre festival in the atmospheric centre of Kampen.
Dordrecht Christmas Market
15 Dec - 17 Dec
Visit Holland’s largest Christmas market.
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
29 Nov - 31 Dec
Series of unique portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries at the Hermitage Amsterdam.
New Year’s Eve in Holland
31 Dec - 1 Jan
Champagne, oliebollen and lots of fireworks – this is New Year’s Eve in Holland.
Maastricht Christmas Market
1 Dec - 1 Jan
Visit the atmospheric Christmas market in Maastricht.
Steen & Jordaens: As the old sing…
11 Jul - 14 Jan
Discover how Jan Steen and Jacob Jordaens translated the same proverb into two joyful paintings.
Amsterdam Light Festival
30 Nov - 21 Jan
Discover the loveliest light art at Amsterdam Light Festival.
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