Christmas Markets in Maastricht Region and Euregion Meuse-Rhine

16 November 2023
Kerstmarkten in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine are more than stalls full of goodies, trinkets or brightly wrapped presents. They are often special because of their unique location or ambiance. For example markets located in underground caves and caverns or on ancient city squares with a gigantic Ferris wheel nestled between two churches. Visit Zuid-Limburg has provided a selection of wondrous winter markets in the most special places, with each of them being within a relatively short distance of each other, so why not visit them all!

Kerststad Valkenburg

Visiting Kerststad Valkenburg is a unique experience, because nowhere else will you find two underground Christmas markets in caves. It doesn't get more nostalgic than this! Valkenburg doesn't just have one Christmas grotto, there are no less than 5, and there's also plenty of Christmas fun to be had above ground.

17 November 2023 to 7 January 2024

Kerststad Valkenburg

WinterTijd Heerlen

At WinterTijd Heerlen, the cold winter days are once again given some warmth and you and yours can launch head on into the yuletide spirit. Visit WinterTijd Heerlen and have fun on the skating rink and in the gezellig winter cafés around the square to drink beers and mulled wine.

14 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

WinterTijd Heerlen

Magisch Maastricht

A visit to Magisch Maastricht is a fairy-tale experience. Every year thousands of people come together to celebrate winter in a magical way. This year Magisch Maastricht takes place throughout the city, at various beautiful locations including the traditional Vrijthof. A glass of mulled wine, toasting to the bourgondische leven, a turn around the skating rink and a wander through the streets to see the different light installations of the Magisch Lichtroute, a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season.

30 November to 31 December 2023

Magisch Maastricht op het Vrijthof

Aachen Weihnachts Markt (DE)

Just over the border in Germany, from mid-November onwards, you'll find the atmospheric Aachen Weihnachts Markt nestled around the town hall. The twinkling lights, the smell of Glühwein and Printen and, of course, the yuletide atmosphere ensure that the Aachen Weihnachts Markt give you that real yuletide feeling. Apart from the market, you can also do some great shopping in Aachen's city centre.

24 November to 23 December 2023

Aachen Weinachts Markt

Village de Noël in Liège (BE)

Did you know that Village de Noël in Liège is the oldest and biggest of this type of market in Belgium? Just over the southern border of the Netherlands, this market has no less than 150 stalls where you can buy everything that has to do with Christmas and yuletide celebrations. For more than 20 years, the Place de la Cathédrale Ice Rink has been a part of the Christmas festivities of the Cité Ardente, providing a special touch to every visit.

25 November 2023 to 8 January 2024

Village de Noel

Winterland Hasselt (BE)

At Winterland Hasselt, you will enjoy plenty of winter fun: the covered ice rink, the Grand Café, the spiegeltent, numerous stalls and attractions, good for 12,000 square metres of winter fun. The eye-catcher is the Ferris wheel that offers you a unique view of Hasselt's city centre and surroundings.

17 November 2023  to 7 January 2024

Winterland Hasselt (Dutch)

Go to the Visit Zuid-Limburg website for more information and check events calendar for loads more winter-themed activities in the Maastricht Region

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