News of: Wednesday, October 26 2005,

Ice skating and Christmas market on Dam Square Amsterdam

This year too, there is an ice skating rink on Dam Square, together with a Christmas market.

The skating rink is open from November 14 until January 7 (closed on December 30 and 31). If you don't have your own skates, you can rent them at the site.

From 14 November through 5 December Sinterklaas and his helpers will regularly appear on stage to receive children and their parents, while a children’s train puffs across the cobbled square.

From 7 through 26 December, the skating rink is surrounded by approximately 25 stands offering a wide variety of Christmas presents and wintry snacks. Naturally, this Christmas market also features a large crib and a festively illuminated Christmas tree.

You can also board a hot air balloon, from which you have a view on Dam Square and its surroundings.

Winterworld is located on Dam Square and open between 10am and 10pm.