Christmas market Haarlem

From Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10, 2023, downtown Haarlem will once again be transformed into the coziest Christmas market in the Netherlands.After the huge success of last year, this year we're taking it big again!

Christmas begins
in Haarlem

This year's Christmas market will feature nearly 350 stalls spread across 12 locations in the downtown area. The Schagchelstraat will again be transformed into Emma's Street, where you will go back in time to a real 19th-century Christmas party and the Kleine Houtstraat entirely in the style of the Middle Ages.

During the Christmas Market we have a very extensive entertainment program. Especially on Saturday and Sunday the entertainment will burst forth with plenty of performances in the downtown area, both indoors and outdoors. Friday is for the visitor who wants to visit the Christmas market in peace and quiet.

The Christmas market winds right through downtown!Kruisstraat, Krocht, Nieuwe Groenmarkt, Zijlstraat from Nieuwe Groenmarkt to Grote Markt, Grote Markt, Riviervismarkt, Klokhuisplein, Oude Groenmarkt, Schagchelstraat, Kleine Houtstraat, Anegang, Koningstraat, Botermarkt, Gierstraat, Proveniersplein and Grote Houtstraat.

Christmas market 2023


Your enchanting Christmas market experience

Imagine this: it is a cold December day, and you are standing in the middle of the bustling Christmas market in Haarlem, surrounded by twinkling lights, the smell of freshly baked treats, and the sound of Christmas songs blaring from the speakers. As you stroll through the streets, a sense of excitement comes over you; you are surrounded by the atmosphere of Christmas. But how can you make sure you don't miss a single highlight of this event?

The official Haarlem Christmas Market App

In the Christmas Market app you will find everything you need to plan your visit to this great event to perfection. The app gives you a complete overview of the Christmas weekend's entertainment program, so you won't miss a single performance, event or activity. From the choral ribbon festival to performances in historic venues, you'll have all the information right at your fingertips. Getting lost in the Christmas market is a thing of the past thanks to the interactive map in the app. So you always know where you are and where you want to go, without wasting time looking for stalls or stages.

Blijf op de hoogte van de laatste nieuwtjes en updates over de kerstmarkt en belangrijke informatie die je niet mag missen.  

De leukste events!

Ga jij er ook graag op uit? In de UITagenda lees je alles over de evenementen, tentoonstellingen en andere aanbevelingen voor de komende periode.

Events tijdens de kerstmarkt

The Christmas market winds right
through downtown!

This year the magical Christmas Market in Haarlem brings the warmth and coziness of the holidays to the various locations in downtown Haarlem. Here you can immerse yourself in the enchanting Christmas atmosphere and enjoy all the festivities that these beautiful streets and squares have to offer.

Zorg dat je niets van de kerstmarkt mist door de aanbevolen looproute te volgen aan de hand van het onderstaande bord.

Helping Hands

Of course, this does not happen by itself. The organization works on this event for a year. During the long Christmas weekend, we could very well use helping hands.

We are therefore looking for you!

We have various tasks such as:

  • Construction crew support
  • Support call team
  • Guidance entertainment
  • Point of contact at the Christmas market (walking vvv)
  • Crew issuing counter for organization

What do you get from us:

On the day you will receive on loan a nice warm (ski) jacket with the text Crew on it. You will also receive consumption vouchers for food and drinks and a small gift afterwards.

Have you come to help us? Email

Of course, we can always take wishes and preferences into account.

Toilet facilities

During the 2023 Christmas Market, restroom facilities can be found at the following locations:

Great Wood Street (Wood Bridge side): Here you will find easily accessible restrooms to rest and refresh while soaking up the Christmas spirit.

New Green Market: In the midst of the festivities at the New Green Market, a restroom facility is at your disposal so you can continue your visit with ease.

Grand Market (including MIVA): We have also thought of our visitors with special needs. At the Grand Place, we offer toilets including facilities for disabled people (MIVA), so that everyone can enjoy the Christmas Market without worries.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Christmas Market Haarlem is from December 8 to 10, 2023.

  • Friday, December 8, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

In downtown Haarlem: Kruisstraat, Krocht, Nieuwe Groenmarkt, Zijlstraat, Grote Markt, Riviervismarkt, Klokhuisplein, Oude Groenmarkt, Kleine Houtstraat, Schagchelstraat, Anegang, Koningstraat, Botermarkt (Sundays only), Gierstraat, Grote Houtstraat

Haarlem is easily accessible by public transportation. The Haarlem Central train station is within walking distance of most entertainment areas. There are also several bus lines running through the city. If you come by car, there are parking options near the entertainment areas, but keep in mind that parking in the center of Haarlem can be limited.

  • Parking garages De Kamp, De Raaks, Appelaar and Stationsplein. These are filling up fast!
  • TIP: Expo Haarlemmermeer (€10 parking for a whole day). From there it's another 12 minutes by bus. 

Admission to the Christmas market is free

There different types of outlets: stalls, Christmas houses and pagoda tents. In terms of products, you will find Christmas items, gift items, jewelry, fashion accessories, food and drinks, among others.

During the Christmas Market we have a very extensive entertainment program. Especially on Saturday and Sunday the entertainment will burst forth with plenty of performances in the downtown area, both indoors and outdoors. Friday is for visitors who want to visit the Christmas market in peace and quiet.

There will be a children's family attraction at the Grand Place and stalls at the locations with children's items.

  • By train and then get off at Haarlem station.
  • By bus and then get off at Haarlem station, Verwulft, Houtplein.
  • TIP: Consult 9292OV

Yes there is a Santa Claus present that visitors can have their picture taken with.

The Christmas market is wheelchair accessible.

Security cameras have been hung to monitor all locations. This is constantly monitored at the central station. Where necessary, action can be taken by traffic controllers, enforcement, security or even police.





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