Winter is coming in Holland in the last month of the year.
Are you planning a trip to Holland in December and want to try to do some really dutch stuff?
Try to be a real dutch and go ice skating.
In the last month of the year, many Dutch cities offer great temporary ice-skating rinks. These small but pleasant rinks are a great place to skate a few laps and taste that unique Dutch gezelligheid, that pleasant and cosy feeling. Discover fun on the ice in Holland!
winter is coming in Holland..
The most ice-skating rink offers ice skates for rent. Some rinks charge an entrance fee, usually a small amount.
After skating, it is certainly a Dutch tradition to drink a delicious cup of hot chocolate, eat poffertjes or eat a large bowl of pea soup. You will find these Dutch snacks at the most skating rinks and is the ultimate ending after the ice fun!
I selected a vieuw ice-skating rinks for you:
The centre of Hengelo be transformed into winter World Twente until Sunday January 7 2018. Next to the ice skating rink there is also a Christmas market. In the centre you will find various activities and lots of winter cosiness. At the attractive Grand Café with the original Tyrolean Glühweinbar you can eat or use a drink.
This year, Groningen op de Grote Markt will be magically transformed to become ‘Groningen On Ice’, the most enjoyable ice rink in the country. This ice rink, decked out with its atmospheric fairy lights and bunting, will be operational longer this year than last. And that’s not the only difference: there will be more than 900 square metres of ice, compared to the 750 last year. The adjacent heated catering pavilion offers a magnificent view of the rink for those who’d rather watch the fun than participate. The ice rink will be open until January 7 2018
Until Sunday, January 29, 2017 the Rodetorenplein in Zwolle has been transformed into Winter World Zwolle. Visit the beautiful ice rink or enjoy one of the indoor attractions. The attractive Grand Café with the original Tyrolean Gluhwein Bar provides delicious food and drinks.
Ice skating on a beautiful square surrounded by the Rijksmuseum, the Concertgebouw and the Van Gogh Museum. You can rent ice skates and even take a skating lesson if you like. Afterwards you can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate on the pleasant terrace.
Leidseplein is transformed into a winter wonderland with a sweet little ice-skating rink. Enjoy lights in the trees, snow, and many Christmas stalls serving delicious winter snacks.
A great little ice-skating rink is set up in the old town centre of Delft every winter. Open from early December to mid-January for loads of fun with friends and family.
Winter in Holland is coming.The beautiful winter landscape on the well-known Vrijthof square in Maastricht includes a great ice-skating rink every winter. You can rent ice skates and warm up afterwards with a drink and a snack.
The Eindhoven Market also boasts a great ice-skating rink every winter. The square is transformed into a winter landscape – and in the city of light, Eindhoven, they go about these matters in a very big way!
Winter in Holland is coming and after ice-skating, the Dutch traditionally enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, a plate of poffertjes (mini pancakes with butter and powdered sugar) or a mug of thick Dutch pea soup. These typically Dutch treats are served almost at every ice-skating rink and are the perfect way to complement your fun on the ice!
Did you try to skate and did you like it? let me know what you think of it or send me a nice picture if you like it I will put the photo on FB.
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I wish you, in the most wonderfull time of the year, a good and great holiday in Holland.