December 13, 2019 – December 24, 2019 all-day
Floating Christmas Markets at Leiden

The Leiden Christmas market is taking place for the eighth consecutive year. Floating on the water of the Nieuwe Rijn in the historic center of Leiden. The Leiden Christmas market is the only floating Christmas market in the Netherlands and also the largest. 

Leiden, winner ‘Best Christmas market of Europe 2016’ 

Because of its unique character, it is also the only Christmas market from which a pleasant winter cruise can be made while enjoying a delicious mulled wine or hot chocolate. You can also experience ice fun at the Christmas market, because the floating ice rink is directly adjacent to the Christmas market. There is also a nostalgic funfair on the quay to make your day complete. 

On the stage of the Christmas market daily cultural programming takes place from local singer-songwriters to famous stars such as Jan Smit, Gerson Main, Woodstick and René van Kooten with his band ‘Shifting Daylight’. A podium is also offered to the many Leiden choirs that bring the Christmas market into the Christmas spirit even more. 

In 2017, the Christmas market on the New Rhine attracted no fewer than 140,000 visitors.