Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Sights in Amsterdam

Christmas in Europe is magical. Every street corner has a touch of the holidays. And upon coming back from the States I found that it had gone from kind of cute to full blown amazing with decorations, lights and winter markets found all over the city. Saturday we had a really festive day and got a tree, visited one of the small Christmas markets (and tried mulled wine for the first time!) and baked Snickerdoodles. We listened to holiday music the whole day and really tried to soak in our last couple weeks of Christmas celebrations in Amsterdam as we'll be heading home for the holidays next week! Here are some sights from around the city. I'll share Christmas tree photos tomorrow!
Our corner market is all decorated for the holidays
Random street corner by the floating Flower Market has been set up with little stands selling traditional Dutch treats
 A nearby hotel 
 Leidseplein's ice skating rink is now open
 The Winterplaza in Leidseplein
 We tried mulled wine for the first time... We didn't love it.. But plan on trying it again this coming weekend!
This is our cross street with cute hanging lights. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see this every day!

{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}