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Christmas is the most popular holiday of the season. During the December month Amsterdam turns into a magical city with lights in every tree. The shopping streets beautifully decorated with the shopping windows in Christmas theme and many lights that illuminate the narrow streets when it gets dark so early. In The Netherlands we have two holiday's in December. "Sinterklaas" which is a typical Dutch and much bespoke holiday. This is mostly celebrated with little children. In contrary to Christmas! In The Netherlands the Christmas holiday is for the adults. It's two days (yes, the Dutch celebrate 1st and 2nd day of Christmas) where it's all about food, family and presents.
Amsterdam is great to go Christmas shopping since there are so many small boutiques with unique items. The last few years a dozen of concept stores opened the doors. Perfect if you're looking for a personal gift since there are so many different products under one roof. And if you're lucky you can also have lunch or coffee there. Some of the best shopping streets are Cottoncake and Hutspot. For cheaper Christmas gifts the recently opened Flying Tiger is a perfect address. Super cheap Scandinavian designs at this trendy department store.
Enjoy your holiday shopping spree in Amsterdam!