Visit the warmest events that light up the darkest time of the year.
Amsterdam Ice Sculpture Festival
10 Dec - 5 Mar
Visit the greatest ice sculptures. The world’s best ice sculptors demonstrate their art here.
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.
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.