Leiden is known for Siebold’s Japanese Museum, Leiden University, and Rembrandt’s birthplace.
Leiden’s Christmas market is famous for its floating Christmas market held on a canal and was awarded Europe’s Best Christmas Market 2016.
The city of Leiden is a traditional Dutch landscape with canals and houses.
In December, an illuminated Christmas market is held on the canal.
If you don’t know what the city originally looked like, you won’t realize that the Christmas market is held on the canal.
There are markets selling Christmas goods and crafts and food stands, but the most popular is the floating skating rink, it is the typical Dutch Christmas market atmosphere.
You can walk under the bridge over the canal at the floating Christmas market. It’s a strange feeling to look up at the bridge from water level. You can enjoy a different view from your daily life.
When I actually walked on it, it felt stable and didn’t feel like I was floating.
Many people visit the unusual Christmas market held on the canal.
It is a wonderful Christmas market in Leiden where you can enjoy a different perspective than usual with mulled wine and hot chocolate in one hand.
*The floating skating rink will be open from December 9th to January 8th.
Date：Dec 14th to 23rd