Amstelveen is a municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands with a population of 89,918 (2017). It is a suburban part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam. If you wish to find accommodation in Amstelveen and vicinity please check the link (blue letters).
In the center of the city right behind the central bus station there is a small and charming Winter Village going on during the Holiday season.
It is the third edition of the Winter Village.
The village was open from Friday 7 December 2018 and it will be closed on January 6th, 2019 with a big closing party.
In the middle of the small winter village there is an large outdoor ice rink about 450 m2. The skating rink is the bustling center of all activities. Right next to the skating rink there is a bar.
You can shop at the market stalls that looks like small wooden chalets and enjoy various activities for young and old, such as skating lessons, figure skating, disco skating, curling competitions, live music, breakfast sessions and kids entertainment.
The winter village consists of forty Christmas market chalets with a diverse range of holiday gifts, a delicacies, etc. It is open every day from
12.00 to 20.00.
The Winter Village again this year has an indoor bar where visitors can go for winter classics such as hot chocolate and mulled wine. A new addition is the delicacies square with, among other things, a real German Schirmbar carousel. Restaurant Winter Village also offers a menu with winter dishes. In addition, there is a nostalgic carousel, a whirligig, and a few other attractions.
If you are in Amsterdam area for holidays I suggest you to visit Amstelveen and this small winter Village.
There is a big shopping mall right behind the village and a lot of nice restaurants.
The entrance is free but if you wish to use the skating rink you will pay the entrance fee € 7.00 per person for the duration of 2 hours
10 rides ticket (including skate rental): € 63.00 (10% discount)
Here you can have a small glimpse of the Winter Village atmosphere.
If you haven go yet you still have time to visit until the January 6th, 2019.