Netherlands Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023 | Confirmed Dates So Far

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When do Christmas markets open in the Netherlands this year?

If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in the Netherlands vary by town, city & region.

That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for Dutch Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.

We hope you find it helpful!

This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.

Can’t choose which market to visit? Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Christmas markets in the Netherlands for more inspo.

NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2023!

Christmas Market Opening Dates in the Netherlands 2023

For now, only the dates for some of the Netherlands’ larger Christmas markets have been officially announced.

Here is a table summarizing the opening dates of 2023 Dutch Christmas markets that we know so far.

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LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesMore InfoHotels
AmstelveenWinter Village AmstelveenOfficial Website
AmsterdamAmsterdam Winter ParadiseOfficial Website
AmsterdamFunky Xmas MarketOfficial Website
AmsterdamAmsterdamsche Kerstmarkt
Official Website
AmsterdamIce Village AmsterdamOfficial Website
ArnhemWinter Wonderland ArnhemDec 17Official Website
Velsen-ZuidCastle Christmas FairNov 16 - 19Official Website
De Haar CastleCountry & Christmas Fair
Nov 21 - 26Official Website
DeventerDickens Festival DeventerDec 16 - 17Official Website
DordrechtKerstmarkt DordrechtOfficial Website
EdamLichtjesavond Edam
Official Website
EnschedeEnschede Winter WonderlandDec 8 - Jan 7, 2024Official Website
GoudaGouda WinterfairDec 16 - 17Official Website
GoudaGouda by Candelight (Not a market, but a nice event)Dec 15Official Website
Groningen Winterwelvaart GroningenDec 15 - 17Official Website
HaarlemHaarlem Christmas Market
Dec 8 - 10Official Website
LeidenKerstmarkt LeidenDec 13 - 17Official Website
MaastrichtMaastricht Christmas MarketNov 30 - Dec 31Official Website
Sappemeer/Werf Wolthuis WinterwelvaartDec 9 - 10Official Website
The HagueThe Royal Christmas FairDec 7 - 23Official Website
UtrechtKerst in Het JulianaparkCancelledOfficial Website
UtrechtTwijnstraat & de markt KERSTeditie
Dec 17Official Website
UtretchtKerstmarkt Molen de SterDec 9 - 10Official Website
Valkenburg aan de GeulKerstmarkt GemeentegrotNov 17 - Dec 30Official Website
Valkenburg aan de GeulSanta's Village ValkenburgNov 17 - Dec 31Official Website

Help us improve this list of Dutch Christmas Market dates!

Do you know of a confirmed Dutch Christmas Market we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

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