Join an organized bus trip to one of the many Christmas markets in your own country, Düsseldorf, Brussels, Ghent, Prague, London, Copenhagen or Vienna. The lights twinkle and the Christmas carols and the buzz of happy people can be heard. The holidays are coming and there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than at a Christmas market. Throughout Europe there are Christmas markets that are worth visiting.
Germany is known for its cozy Christmas markets and is therefore very popular during the Christmas period. Due to its location, Düsseldorf is one of the most popular Christmas markets among the Dutch. Dresden is the oldest Christmas market in Germany and should therefore certainly not be missing from this list. The Christmas market was first held in 1434 and since then the Christmas market has become an integral part of Dresden.
But also London is completely transformed into the Christmas atmosphere in the months of November and December. All shopping streets are decorated in a fairy-tale way and the shop windows are beautifully decorated. It's really a joy to walk through London during these months.
Austrians also know how to organize a real Christmas market. Vienna is in itself a fairytale and romantic city, but during Christmas the city is even more atmospheric. The entire city is transformed into a magical Christmas atmosphere and Vienna also has several markets. The absolute must is the 700 year old Vienna Christmas Market at the Rathaus.
Also nice and close you can enjoy beautiful christmas markets. The capital of our southern neighbors is very popular all year round for its shops and delicious food and drinks. This in combination with a cozy Christmas atmosphere makes the city complete. In addition to Brussels, Antwerp or Ghent are also worth a visit during this period.
You can also go in your own country because the Christmas market is in the top ten best Christmas markets in Europe Maastricht. The market is located on the Vrijthof and, in addition to the many wooden stalls, also has a large skating rink. Nearby you will find the Christmas market in Cologne, which consists of seven smaller Christmas markets, each with its own atmosphere and identity. The market can be found in the center of the city.
For those who want to look a bit further, you can go to Prague. The city is a nice and cozy city at any time of the year, but especially during the Christmas period. The Czechs take the Christmas markets very seriously. In every town and village there is something to do. There are two large markets and then some smaller ones. In the center is a large Christmas tree surrounded by numerous stalls.
Did you know that the Christmas market in Copenhagen has real reindeer? This of course completes the picture of a Christmas market. Throughout December, the city is transformed with music, elves, lights and decorations. Copenhagen also has several squares with Christmas markets.