The 3 best Christmas markets just across the Dutch border

The holiday months are coming up again. The time of family, lights, good food and of course a visit to a cozy Christmas market. Visiting a beautiful Christmas market across the border is always something special. And they are closer than you think. Visit the most beautiful Christmas markets just across the border in Germany and Belgium. We share the most atmospheric Christmas markets and winter fairs of our border region.
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Going to the Christmas market after 9 December?

Going to a Christmas market? Good news: most Christmas markets open as early as November. You can already buy train tickets to Christmas markets until 9 December.

Do you want to visit a Christmas market after 9 December? Then, in some cases, you will have to be a little patient when buying train tickets. Due to a new schedule from 10 December, we cannot yet sell some tickets. But don't worry. We can let you know when tickets are available on your desired travel day:

  1. Click on your desired travel time in the calendar
  2. Click on 'set alert' and enter your e-mail address
  3. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the tickets are available

This way you will always be the first to know and benefit from the lowest prices.

Christmas markets in Germany and Belgium

All major European cities have their own Christmas market nowadays. You can go as far away as you want, but would you rather make a day trip of it? Then consider these 3 Christmas markets just across the border in Germany and Belgium. Conveniently accessible by train and you get off in the atmospheric city center.

When Travel time from Amsterdam Centraal
Christmas market Aachen From 24 november 2023 till 23 december 2023 2.59 hour
Christmas market Antwerp From 8 december 2023 till 7 januari 2024 1.48 hour
Christmas market Oberhausen From 18 november 2023 till 23 december 2023 1.50 hour

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