Amsterdam Light Festival
For the second year now, this winter the Amsterdam canals will literally be in the spotlights. Famous buildings, bridges, canals and boats will be illuminated by hundreds of lights.
There will be a walking tour as well as a tour by canal boat along many pieces of light art, a boulevard of light and a Christmas Canal Parade. This is a real attraction in the dark winter nights.
For a more extensive overview, please have a look at: http://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/
Amsterdam winter market
From now until January 12th, on Damrak between Dam Square and Central Station, a winter market has opened.
85 different chalets will sell their foods and presents from all over Europe.
Have a look at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WintermarktAMS for some impressions.
Ice-skating in Olympic Stadium Amsterdam
During the month of February 2014, the old Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam used for the Olympics in 1928, will turn into an open-air ice-skating track. This unique occasion will make it possible for everyone to ice-skate in the famous stadium. On top of that, from 28 February to 2 March, the track will be used for the Dutch All Round and Sprint Championships. This event, being held right after the 2014 Winter Olympics, will probably also turn into a celebration for the Dutch winners of any Olympic medals in Sochi.