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Top 10 Best Christmas Markets In And Around Rotterdam

The festive season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by visiting the enchanting Christmas markets in and around Rotterdam? From traditional markets to unique experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the top 10 Christmas markets in Rotterdam, providing all the essential information you need to plan your visit. So let’s explore the magic of Christmas in Rotterdam!

1. Danish Christmas Market:

Let’s start your Christmas market journey with the Danish Christmas Market at the Dansk Sømandskirke (Danish Seamen’s Church) in Rotterdam. Immerse yourself in the warm Danish atmosphere while exploring a diverse selection of gifts, delicacies, and specialties from Denmark. Experience the Danish concept of “hygge,” savor traditional Danish food and drinks, and delight in the festive music and design. The market runs from Thursday, to Sunday, at Coolhaven 1, 3015GC Rotterdam.

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2. Christmas Market Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum:

Experience a enchanting Christmas market at Trompenburg’s botanical garden. Take a leisurely walk along the beautifully illuminated stalls displaying products from local shops. At the entrance, discover a covered winter square where you can buy fresh Christmas greenery. Treat yourself to winter delights like tasty pea soup, chocolate milk, and mulled wine, all while enjoying the Christmas atmosphere. The garden is situated at Honingerdijk 86, 3062 NX Rotterdam.

Christmas Market Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum

3. Winter-Fair – Ahoy:

Experience the magic of winter at the Winter-Fair in Ahoy from December 14 to 17. With over 200 participants, this fair offers a wide range of products related to the cozy holidays, lifestyle, personal care, fashion, home accessories, culinary delights, and more. Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the stalls and booths, enjoy daily performances and fashion shows, and participate in workshops for all ages. The fair takes place at Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam.

Winter-Fair ahoy

4. Design Market Delfshaven:

For those seeking unique designer items, the Design Market Delfshaven is a must-visit. Taking place on Sunday, November 26, this winter edition of the market showcases the work of local Rotterdam designers and makers. Explore their studios, admire their creations, and shop for unique pieces. Don’t forget to treat yourself to delicious homemade Indonesian dishes while you’re there. The market is located at 2e Schansstraat 5, 3025 XG Rotterdam.

Design Market Delfshaven

5. Vintage aan de Maas – Christmas Edition at Oase:

Step into a world of vintage delights at Oase’s Christmas edition of Vintage aan de Maas. Browse through a colorful mix of vintage items, art, illustrations, handmade design, bags, toys, clothing, and more. Discover unique gift experiences for the new year, taste food, and savor homemade mulled wine. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to exchange cool items at the “exchange booth,” giving discarded treasures a second life. Visit Schiehaven 15a, 3024 EC Rotterdam.

Vintage aan de Maas

6. Rotterdamse Oogstmarkt Christmas Edition:

Don’t miss the special Christmas editions of the Rotterdamse Oogstmarkt on Saturday, December 16, and Saturday, December 23. Visit Noordplein Rotterdam from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to discover the tastiest local products in a cozy Christmas atmosphere. Browse through the stalls, enjoy the seasonal delights, and soak up the festive vibes. Entry is free, and the market is also wheelchair accessible.

Rotterdamse Oogstmarkt Christmas Edition

7. Banken & Ballen sale:

On Sunday, November 26, head over to On Other Drugs for the Banken & Ballen sale. Discover designer sofas and luxury furniture at special prices while enjoying a glass of bubbles, glühwein, and delicious bites. Don’t miss the opportunity to grab a unique Jolly Jingles ornament with a nice discount, perfect as a Christmas gift for yourself or a loved one. The sale takes place at Bergse Rechter Rottekade 1, 3051 AB Rotterdam.

8. The Maker Market:

On Sunday, December 17, head to the Groot Handelsgebouw for The Maker Market. Discover unique handmade goods from local Rotterdam makers and creators. Explore the market, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of creativity. The market takes place at Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam.

the marker maarket

9. Christmas Market Dordrecht:

Venture a bit outside Rotterdam and visit the charming city of Dordrecht for its famous Christmas market. With over 200 stalls spread throughout the city center, this market offers a wide selection of gifts, food, and entertainment. Wander through the historic streets, enjoy live music, and indulge in some traditional Dutch treats. The Christmas market in Dordrecht takes place from December 15 to 17.

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10. Christmas Market Leiden:

Wrap up your Christmas market tour with a visit to the charming city of Leiden. From December 14 to 24, the Leiden Floating Christmas Market takes place along the city’s main canal. Explore around 90 stalls selling handcrafted items, food, and drinks. Don’t forget to try your hand at ice-skating on the floating ice rink and catch some live performances on the small stage. Leiden is only a half-hour drive from Rotterdam, making it the perfect end to your Christmas market adventure.

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There you have it, the ultimate guide to the top 10 Christmas markets in and around Rotterdam. Whether you’re looking for traditional gifts, unique handmade items, or delicious food and drinks, these markets have it all. So grab your coat,, and get ready to experience the joy and wonder of the holiday season at these enchanting markets.