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Winter Events 2022

6 fun winter events in 2022

31 October 2022

Knock knock… winter is here again! Say hello to thick coats, ice cream fun and hot chocolate. Although we might prefer to stay indoors to avoid the cold, there are still a lot of fun winter events in the Netherlands to visit. With these 6 events you will get through the winter.

Amsterdam Light Festival

It's getting colder outside and the days are getting shorter… but in Amsterdam it will stay light for a long time! The Amsterdam Light Festival takes you on a journey with the theme 'Imagine Beyond'. Enter the world of the imagination. Admire the works of art on, along and in the canals on foot or from the water. Do you prefer walking? Then the walking route is about 6.5 km. A digital map shows you along the works of art.

Date: December 2, 2022 to January 23, 2023
Location: Amsterdam
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Magic Maastricht

The Vrijthof in Maastricht is completely transformed into a Christmas atmosphere: lights everywhere, a Ferris wheel, cozy chalets and countless Christmas stalls! A warm, atmospheric Maastricht that you really shouldn't miss. Visit the Christmas market and go shopping for the holidays in the cozy center. Is a day in Maastricht too short? Then make it a whole weekend with an overnight stay! Bastion Hotels happens to know some addresses ;)

Date: December 1 to December 31, 2022
Location: Vrijthof Maastricht
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Amsterdams Winterparadijs

Imagine yourself literally and figuratively in a true winter wonderland, because Het Amsterdams Winterparadijs is back in and around the RAI Amsterdam. The ultimate winter experience with thousands of lights, meters of ice and real snow! Go skating on the ice rink, visit the fair and enjoy various artists who sing the stars from heaven.

Date: December 15, 2022 to January 1, 2023
Location: RAI Amsterdam
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Photo: Het Amsterdams Winterparadijs



Every year in December, dozens of historic and illuminated ships moor in the beautiful city center of Groningen. The port of Groningen is already a picture to see in the winter, but even more beautiful during the WinterWelVaart. Enjoy music, art and theater on the water and then browse the Christmas market at all kinds of stalls that are set up along the quays. In and around the ships there is plenty to see and do for young and old.

Date: 18 to 20 December 2022
Location: Hoge en Lage der A, Groningen
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GLOW Eindhoven

“And then I think of Brabant, because the lights are still burning there” And the lights are literally burning there during the GLOW festival in Eindhoven, which can be visited free of charge. From 12 to 19 November, the city center of Eindhoven will be transformed into a large light art festival with projects by around 35 light artists from the Netherlands and abroad. The light art projects are projected on all buildings, roofs and streets and are connected by a walking route. The walking route is about five kilometers long and starts at Eindhoven Central Station.

Date: 12 to 19 November 2022
Location: Eindhoven center
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Photo: GLOW Eindhoven


Het Nederlands Ijsbeelden Festival

Enter a magical world and admire ice and snow sculptures up to 6 meters high! The best ice artists come to Zwolle for the Ice Images festival to get started with no less than 275,000 kilos of ice and 275,000 kilos of snow. Put on your thickest sweater and coat, admire the ice sculptures, discover the theme “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” and then enjoy a hot chocolate with whipped cream.

Date: December 17, 2022 to March 5, 2023
Location: IJsselhallen Zwolle
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Photo: The Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival

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