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Winter cities to visit in the Netherlands this Christmas holiday

Winter cities to visit in the Netherlands this Christmas holiday

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It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go in these wintry cities. Definitely worth a visit, says Kidsproof.nl.

Embark

But hurry up if you want to go here: the grand and well-known WinterWelvaart in Groningen. From 16 to 18 December, the entire city will participate in this magical festival where you will find music, theatre, cabaret, stories and other special (children’s) activities around the most beautiful ships.

winterwelvaart.nl

Magic Maastricht

Magical Maastricht lives up to its name. In December, all of Maastricht is decorated with lights, making a walk through this historic city even more beautiful. The Ferris wheel, the skating rink and cozy stalls on the Vrijthof complete the magic.

visitmaastricht.nl/magisch-maastricht

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Hanseatic city after your heart

Make a note: round Zwolle this winter. In the cozy Hanseatic city you can visit the Ice Sculpture Festival between December 17 and March 5. With ice sculptures of up to six meters high! From 28 to 30 December, children can do crafts, play games and dress up as their favorite fairytale character during the Fairytale Festival. If you go between December 13 and January 24, you will end the day with the light image route.

icepictures.nl, zwolsetheaters.nl, lightpicturesroute.nl

Royal

Princes and princesses beware! Have a Royal Winter in The Hague is back. Walk with the family through the beautifully lit city center and get a breath of fresh air on the beach of Scheveningen. Did you know that winter swimming is all the rage? Time for a refreshing swim.

denhaag.com

Nice winter weekend away or book in advance for spring? Check out kidsproofvakantie.nl for the nicest child-friendly holiday addresses in the Netherlands.

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