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Maastricht Christmas Winterland

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Late into the dark winter nights Maastricht’s residents can be found shopping for international handicrafts to put under and on their Christmas trees at the annual Winterland event – part fair, part Christmas market and the only place in town to get these kinds of festive gifts, treats and decorations.

All the fun of the fair in this case includes a big big wheel, a historic Venetian Grand carousel and a Palace of Mirrors, and a skating rink. Live music from local bands accompanies your fun and shopping, or, if you’ve had too many Dutch doughnuts, mussels, braadworsten sausage or poffertjes – tiny sweet pancakes you can eat quite a lot of at one time – to go on the rides there’s traditional performances to amuse.

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“Maastricht Christmas Winterland 2011 Dates”

The dates for the Maastricht Christmas Winterland are from 2 December-1 January, 2012. Read more...

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Does it ever snow in maastricht at christmas? thanks

Explore Magical Maastricht

Winter in Maastricht means endless fun. From Friday 3 December 2010 to Sunday 2 January 2011 (incl.), the historical city centre will be enjoying the holiday season. Beautifully lit streets will link the various squares, where Christmas cheer and ice skating fun will go hand-in-hand with the convivial Christmas markets and heated café terraces. You can shop till you drop, enjoy a surprising cultural programme, or partake of star-quality gastronomic delights. It’s sure to be an enchanting winter in Maastricht!

Yours sincerely,

VVV Maastricht/ Maastricht Tourist Office

What is the address of the chrismas market in Maastricht

Address of Masstricht Chrismas Market driving from the Netherlands

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The Christmas Market is held in Vrijthof Square - click on the blue Map button to see a map with the markets location pinned in.

Is Winterland open on 25 & 26 December?

I am planning to go to Maastricht from 24-26. Are there shops, restaurants open on the 25 & 26 December?

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The markets are definitely open on the 24th and 26th and probably Christmas Day as well though not sure. Shopping probably won't be and hotel restaurants will be your best best.

Do you have the address where this is located we live in Brunssum Netherlands


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The Christmas Market is held in Vrijthof Square - click on the blue Map button to see a map with the markets location pinned in.

when does maastricht cristmas market start?

Does it work also every Saturday and Sunday?

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It runs between the 28th of Nov to the 3rd of Jan. It's open every day though that period.


Does anyone know how to apply for a market stall at Maastrict Christmas Winterland market? I'm a trader from the U.K. currently living in Berlin. I sell high end fairtrade Nepalese handi-crafts, ritual Buddhist and Hindu items and sterling silver jewellery. I can´t find a reasonably priced pitch at any of the Berlin christmas markets (was recently quoted 1,500 euros) and thought this one might be suitable. Any pointers or advice would be appreciated! Thanks

where is the maastricht xmas market?

where is the maastricht xmas party?

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It's in Maastricht! Which is in the Netherlands near Dusseldorf.

Maastricht Christmas Winterland

The Dutch city of Maastricht sets up a Christmas Winterland wonderland each year, complete with a Ferris Wheel, a small petting zoo, a Christmas train for young children, a skating rink, and many other traditional activities, Winterland certainly caters to the youthful sprit of the holidays. Part of Winterland’s charming setup, the Christmas Market itself covers Vrijthof Square and spills out onto the edges of the square with its 80 partially covered stalls. A number of musical performances are held throughout Winterland, celebrating the history of Christmas in the ancient town. Late November until early January.

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