On bright, cold days from late November through February, Museumplein is transformed into a wintry wonderland, with an ice rink, holiday market and craft-making displays. With the mighty Rijksmuseum as a backdrop, join locals in favorite outdoor winter pastimes―ice skating, prick sledding, ice hockey and curling.
Even in years when the canals don't freeze in the Dutch capital, you can twirl and dip on ICE* Amsterdam's frozen rink, then warm up with hot cocoa on a heated terrace. Adjacent to the outdoor rink, Brasserie Winters serves stews, fondues and apple strudel in chalet-like surroundings. Professional instructors guide skaters of all ages in classes, private lessons, and hockey and curling clinics.