Try to google “winter in Amsterdam” and you’ll see lots of beautiful pictures. Ice on the trees, bikes covered in snow, people skating on frozen canals… Unfortunately, Google is not quite honest with us on that matter as this kind of winter doesn’t come that often.
However, Amsterdammers are not deprived of winter fun. They just take matters into their own hands! Starting from the end of November, the fountain on Museumplein temporarily turns into a huge ice rink – called Ice Amsterdam – with the Rijksmuseum on the background.
There are lots of opportunities to brighten up your winter together with Ice Amsterdam!
Come there to ice-skate on your own or reserve one of the activities they offer. Starting from ice skating lessons for newcomers on the rink to ice sculpture workshops and human ice bowling, there is something to satisfy every taste!
Also, even if ice skating is not your thing, visit the Museumplein just to watch the action and feel the Christmas vibes.
And don’t forget to check out the menu of Ice Amsterdam Brasserie! A wide range of both Dutch and international dishes is available.
The ice rink works daily from 10 AM till 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 AM till 9 PM on the other days.
A regular skate entrance ticket costs €4,50 if bought online and €6 on the spot. Visitors that don’t have their own skates also need a skate rental ticket (better to buy online too). Note that gloves are required on the rink.
Reservations for the ice rink are not available. Visit the official webpage of Ice Amsterdam for more information.