The festive season in Amsterdam

Why is Amsterdam the best city trip for the festive season? Glad you asked! See below local events and tips for the festive season in Amsterdam.

1. Amsterdam Light Festival

Every year, Amsterdam welcomes luminous art sculptures and creations from all over the world as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival.  The exhibition can be visited by foot along a 7km route free of charge or from the water thanks to various canal cruise. Highly recommended. 

Starts on November 30th 2023

Ends on January 21st 2024

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people looking at Rembrandt painting 'De Staalmeesters'' at Rijksmuseum

2. Culture meets Pokemon

To celebrate its 50 years anniversary, the Van Gogh museum in in Amsterdam launched a Van Gogh X Pokemon collaboration. The exhibition offers various educational activities and unique content, creating a link between art and Japanese pop culture.

Starts on October 2023

Ends on January 7st 2024


3. Winter Wonderland

Amsterdam is gorgeous all year long, but when the trees turn gold and the snow starts falling, there is little thing special about the city: Take refuge in a brown cafe for a drink. Don’t forget to grab an “oliebollen” on the road, supposed to bring you luck for the whole year. Not sure what to do? Check our city guide for recommendations per area of Amsterdam. 

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Make it count

Enjoy all the magic Amsterdam has to offer. Discover our packages below or just book a room.

Couple getaway

for the winter

A comfortable room for two people, breakfast every morning, a warm drink on arrival (with or without alcohol) and a late check out until 2 pm on your last day

Make it Christmassy

Welcome to Winter Wonderland

Book our Winter suite, fully decorated for the festive season. Only ONE room available between December 1st and January 2nd. Book it now and make it count.

Family trip

for the winter

Book 2-room family suite with a large king bed and a sofa bed in the living room. This offer includes breakfast, a warm drink on arrival and a late check out until 2 pm on your last day.

Embrace Winter Magic at Our Amsterdam Retreat: A Cozy Haven Beyond the Bustling City Center

Book a room at Crowne Plaza hotel for your upcoming trip to Amsterdam. Located in the South of Amsterdam, just 10 minutes by metro from the city center, you can experience everything the city has to offer and rest in a calm and comfortable room. After your day, our bar is ready to welcome you for a warm drink, a cocktail and some live music every Thursday.