Hooglandse Kerk Leiden
Hooglandse Kerk Leiden
Photo: © Chiel-Koolhaas via Leiden & Partners

Winter Wonder Weeks in Leiden

Nov. 13, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022, Leiden

From 13 November up to 9 January you can enjoy countless festive events and typical winter fun in Leiden. The activities are centered around the Nieuwe Rijn, with a floating Christmas market on the canal. Other great activities include an ice-skating rink, choirs in traditional costume, a light festival, and much more.

  • Stroll around the Christmas market with wonderful gift ideas and the opportunity to taste real Dutch Christmas delicacies.
  • Enjoy the street performances of Christmas choirs in the historic city center of Leiden.
  • The month of December is full of ice-skating fun, romance and enchanting lights.
Leiden offers a fantastic schedule of events during the Winter Wonder Weeks. The historic city center is full of lovely Christmas lights and even more attractive than usual. There is lots to see and to do so fun is guaranteed!

A sample from the program:

13 Nov - 9 Jan: Secrets of the Pieterskwartier
An exciting scavenger hunt for secrets in this historic section of the inner city.

10 Dec – 9 Jan: Ice-skating rink
Skating pleasure for young and old in the beautiful city center.

10 Dec - 9 Jan: Nostalgic Fair
Play paradise for the smallest residents of Leiden on Garenmarkt square.

11 Dec: Rembrandt in Winter
After the Rembrandt Days proved a huge success in summer, the Hooglandse Kerkgracht will be transformed into a seventeenth-century tableau with hundreds of actors and extras.

11-12 Dec and 18-19 Dec: Choir Weekend
Music festival with dozens of Christmas choirs performing in the streets of the historic city center.

18 Dec Bites & Books
A contemporary book market to conclude the Letterlijk Festival.

Go to visitleiden.nl for more information.

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