Ice skating is a wonderful wintertime activity in Amsterdam. Locals hope for super cold weather to freeze the canals for a really special Amsterdam ice skating experience. That doesn’t happen too often but luckily there are ice skating rinks in Amsterdam where you can still strap on your skates for a spin on the ice.
ICE SKATING IN AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam ice skating is a fun activity for the whole family. These Amsterdam ice skating spots will have rental skates in all sizes as well as special pushable props for children just learning to skate. Adults might want to try them too!
Here are a few places to ice skate in Amsterdam in 2015-16.
Ice Skating at Museumplein
One of the most picturesque places to put on your skates in Amsterdam, the ice skating rink at Museumplein comes complete with a small replica of the Magere Brug and a view of the Rijksmuseum. Check the website of Ice*Amsterdam for more information about special events and activities.
You can grab a snack at the concession stand near the skating rink or take a look at our list of favorite places to drink or dine around Museumplein.
Ice Skating at Leidseplein
A small skating rink is set up every year in the touristy heart of the city at Leidseplein, bringing holiday cheer to the area with a ton of twinkle lights. You’ll also find stands with wintertime treats like poffertjes and oliebollen to sustain you. Have you sampled these Dutch delicacies?
Ice Skating at Westerpark
There is a cute indoor skating rink set up next to Pacific Parc in Westerpark. Bring the kids for some holiday fun and afterward hit up Pacific Parc or Brouwerij Troost for a beer. In the evening when the kiddies go home the skating rink is a good place to warm up before hitting the dance floor. It’s open until 22:00 most nights.
Do you have another favorite ice skating Amsterdam location? Let us know!
WHAT TO DO IN AMSTERDAM IN WINTER TIME
Wintertime is a terrific season to be in Amsterdam. Be sure to check out the holiday lights and the Amsterdam Light Festival. Take a break at a cafe with a friendly fireplace and our favorite cozy bars. Check our agenda too for information about what is on in town!
Curious about Amsterdam weather in wintertime? Amsterdam is wonderful all year round but some months are rainier and colder than others. Stay warm and enjoy!