Ice Ice Baby
Ice skating is a lot of fun, but ice skating on the canals in Amsterdam is even more fun! If the temperature has been lower than minus four degrees centigrade, we all go onto the canals. An afternoon of ice skating is often completed with a cup of hot chocolate in one of Amsterdam’s many charming restaurants.
Especially for true Christmas fans, Amsterdam is a real Valhalla before and during Christmas. Each weekend another Christmas market pops up somewhere in the city. Think traditional Christmas markets but also trendy, modern Christmas markets with delicious food and drinks at a unique location – there is something for everyone!
White Wonder Paradise
In the Netherlands, we are very good at complaining about winter weather; we do not like the cold, the wind gusts and the rain, but we do love one thing about it: snow! When stepping outside in winter and walking around in the white wonderland, you will be amazed by the streets, houses and parks covered in snow.
One of our Dutch winter specialties is the ‘oliebol,’ a kind of Dutch-style doughnut. In fact, we love them so much that they test oliebollen country-wide every year in order to find the best one. When visiting Amsterdam in winter, do not leave the city without tasting this delicacy!