9. Visit any Christmas Markets from the Netherlands

As you can see, one of the most popular parts of winter here are the Christmas markets! They may not be as famous as some German Christmas markets, but the Dutch ones have plenty of charm. Plus, they are one great place to shop for your lifestyle goods. Many major Dutch cities come with a variation on them; yet, you will be able to find the most popular ones in Holland and Limburg. We strongly recommend you visit the Hague’s Royal Christmas Market for the lovely atmosphere, mainly after the sun goes down!

One of the best things for you to do should be walking around the different stalls, savor a gluhwein or one hot chocolate, as well as looking for unique gifts. Make sure you check the dates since some cities like Haarlem only have their Christmas markets which last only a weekend. Meanwhile, others such as Maastricht have Christmas markets which continue for the whole month of December.

10. Explore the Teylers Museum Haarlem

The country has many museums which are worth a visit. You can spend your time soaking up the culture when it is wet and cold outside. Famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam should be a great choice, yet you can also choose something less ‘obvious’.

You know, Haarlem is 15 minutes or so away from Amsterdam via train. One perfect day trip. The fantastic Teylers Museum from Haarlem came from 1784. You may want to go there several times. It comes with a strange collection of beautiful and weird items like ancient scientific instruments, minerals, fossils, and old coins. There are paintings and valuable books as well. It is among the oldest museums in the country, with the authentic interior dated from the 18th century. 

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