Bollenstreek

Ice Skating Rink and Christmas Fair in Leiden

friday 5 dec 2014

Ice-Skating Rink
SATURDAY 6 December 2014 - Sunday 4 January
Location: Nieuwe Rijn 

Experience a wintry fairytale beneath the Christmas lights that shine on the large ice rink in Leiden’s city centre. Join in the fun on the ice-skating rink situated on the Nieuwe Rijn. From 6 December, the wonderful ice rink in the heart of Leiden’s historical city centre will be open to all. When you’re done skating, pop into the city centre for a spot of shopping or a nice hot drink. Or even better, visit the only floating Christmas market in the country (which happens to be situated right next to the ice rink!). The entry fee of €5,- will allow you to skate the entire day! Forgot to bring your skates? No problem! Rent a pair for just €1,-.

Christmas Fair (Kerstmarkt)
SATURDAY 13 December 2014 - SUNDAY 21 December 2014
Genre: Market/fair   Location: Nieuwe Rijn     

Did you know that the second edition of the floating Christmas fair will take place this year? In 2013, Leiden became acquainted with the Christmas fair that floats on the waters of the Nieuwe Rijn. In December 2014, the Christmas fair on the water will take place one again and it will boast over 70 wooden chalets as opposed to 50 in 2014. With a varied selection of marvellous presents and seasonal delicacies, the Christmas fair is worth a visit for everyone. Halfway through the event, on 17 December, over half of the market stalls will switch merchants, which will make multiple visits to the Christmas fair worth your while. In addition, there will be live entertainment on a daily basis at 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 and 20.00 hrs!