authentic local Christmas market in Amsterdam 22-12-2013

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREThis is not just another tourist trap. No, this is an authentic, local Christmas market in a beautiful church, just outside the city center of Amsterdam. It’s a ‘Fair’ Christmas Market, because all participants are charities and local voluntary organisations.
Besides the market there are all kind of activities that you can join, like:
– a sing a long choir
– a small Christmas cribs exhibition
– story telling
– activities for the children
and much more.
And to make the Christmas Market feeling complete you can enjoy some nice hot coffee, Gl├╝hwein, Dutch pea soup called ‘snert’ and some delicious snacks.

The location of the church is worth a visit in itself. A courtyard with the church in the middle, which is very rare in Amsterdam. And if you don’t know it (or read a blog post about it), you will not find this hidden gem.

Sunday December 22th, 12.00 – 17.00 hours
Admission: Free
Address: Hofkerk, Linnaeushof 94, Amsterdam
How to get there: Tram 9 (less than 10 minutes from Dam Square).
Get out at tram stop ‘Hogeweg’, from there it’s a 200 meter walk to the church.

While you are in the neighbourhood, you might just as well want to visit the Pure Markt, that has its Christmas version of the monthly farmers market, at Frankendael Park – just a few hundred meters from the Hofkerk church.

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