Many cities have Christmas markets in order to add to the Christmas atmosphere. A large and the only floating Christmas market in the Netherlands will be located in the centre of Leiden on the Nieuwe Rijn. Over the course of 12 days, from Friday 14 December - Tuesday 25 December, there will be 86 winter chalets with Christmas items, Christmas snacks and drinks. There will be performances and of course Santa Claus will be there. The market, which floats on the water of the Nieuwe Rijn, is accessible free of charge.
You can also enjoy a boat tour through Leiden that departs from the Christmas market. For €7.50 you can enjoy a mulled wine or hot chocolate during a beautiful tour.
Special opening hours
- Friday 13 December 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday 24 December noon - 6:00 pm
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