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Candles of Christmas

In numerous cities of Holland, the swap-meets of Christmas are a classic one of every year. In different dates and with different personalities, each of them has from color and magic the streets of its town, and offers to the premises and tourists the possibility of renewing the decorations for its home or of adding new elements. It is worth the trouble to choose one between the different supplies from trips that make available del that anxiety to travel in these dates.


The Swap-meet of Rijnhal is developed in the city of Arnhem between days 12 and 14 of December. Payment is an event that in center takes place destined to cultural events and of entertainment. Throughout the weekend, of Friday to Sunday, will be possible to take a walk enters the positions of sale the compass of the Christmas carols of the local choirs.

  • Address: Olympus 1 - Arnhem 6803
  • Entrance: adults, 5,50 €; minors of 12 years, free.
  • Schedules: Friday and Sunday, from 10 to 17,30 hs. ; Saturday, until the 22 hs.


From the 14 of November and to the 21 of December, the swap-meet of Gemeentegrot is realized in the city of Valkenburg. In this occasion, the peculiarity of the event is in the place in which it is carried out. The chosen scene is the old caves of the town, the historical testimony of the interest of the Romans by the yellow stone who could extract of underneath the Earth.

Illuminated with torches, the corridors of the caverns of Valkenburg are magical and ideal surroundings to infect itself of more authentic the Christmas spirit. And if the long walk is exhausting, numerous buffets with terraces helps to recover the spirit and to continue with the purchases.

  • Address: Cauberg 4 - Valkenburg 6301
  • Schedule: of Monday through Friday, 12 to 21 hs. ; Saturdays and Sundays from the 10 hs. Day 21, hs will close to 18.
  • Gratuitous entrance.

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