Christmas is a very special occasion for everyone. People eagerly wait for the day throughout the year. It is the time when you can shop as much as you want. There will be no one to interrupt you. People celebrate the Xmas day with grand arrangements. It is not about a single day, people follow it throughout the month. It is an amazing festival that brings lots of happiness for everyone. Despite of the barriers of cast, creed and religion people celebrate this occasion. Everyone spend their time with their friends and family. Several cities of different country organize a variety of occasion to spend the day. If you want to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and NYE in the most romantic land and in really European way, we would suggest Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Christmas and New Year in Amsterdam are truly a season of celebrations, whether or not you celebrate the day itself in its traditional, religious sense.
On Christmas Eve, you can enjoy a free classical concert of Christmas classics in the Great Hall of this award-winning 19th-century venue. On Christmas Day, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will perform pieces by Beethoven and Mahler. And on December 26, visitors and locals can enjoy a Christmas recital from renowned Dutch concert pianist Regina Albrink.
If you want something a little less Xmas traditional than the typical Dutch holiday celebration, head over to the Westergasfabriek complex in the Westerpark neighborhood of Amsterdam. The Winterparade showcases theater, music, dance, film, cartoons and comedy wrapped in a special Christmas package. And all the while you can eat, drink and be very merry at the many nearby restaurants and bars. Winterparade’s last night promises to be quite the New Year’s Eve bash.
The Sunday Markets are fast becoming an institution in Amsterdam and they traditionally organise a special Christmas edition at the Westergasfabriek packed with cheerful decorations, delicious aromas and numerous craft stalls to create a happy Xmas holiday atmosphere.
On December 15th, young and old can enjoy spectacle, fairytales and magic during the Christmas Canal Parade. About 40 lounge and tour boats, ceremonial barges and flat boats, will sail across the Amsterdam canals, with enchanting illumination and abundant decorations. You’ll be all eyes and ears when the parade passes with cheerful theater, a squirting fountain, live music and a sailing carillon.
Get to Amsterdam
Most of visitors get to Amsterdam on Christmas holiday by plane. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA code: AMS and ICAO code: EHAM) is one of the busiest airports in the world, situated 15 km south-west of the city. The national carrier for the Netherlands is KLM, now merged with Air France. With partner Delta Air Lines they offer worldwide connections. Remember to book your air ticket in advance to avoid any last moment problems.
Hotels on Xmas
As one of the most charming cities in Europe, Amsterdam offers full ranges of accommodations that can suite any visitors’ needs. You can easily find out many great hotels such as Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam Hotel, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam Hotel, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, Hotel Okura Amsterdam, etc. If you have decided to spend your Christmas in Holland, early hotel booking is strongly recommended.