Romantic Christmas at Banks
Banks absolutely believes Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. New York has her incredibly large Christmas trees, Paris is dazzled by thousands of lights and in Dusseldorf you can enjoy one of the biggest Christmas Markets. But hey, do not forget about our Dutch Capital, because we’ve got something to offer as well.
Not only just Amsterdam, but also Banks knows what to do to create the perfect Christmas feeling. If you are lucky, you might enjoy a live Jazz band playing at our fireplace or a special wine presentation. Let alone our Christmas tree, you have never seen one like this before…. Banks will be transformed into a truly Christmas paradise. That’s not all, between 10 December-27 December you receive a 10% discount! Book your room with Christmas Discount here.
What to do around Christmas time in the city…
1| Light Festival
This year’s event runs from 30 November 2017 – 21 January 2018. The festival returns each year to illuminate the city’s streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists. The sculptures can be spotted all over Amsterdam city centre for the duration of the festival, illuminating and transforming its familiar monuments in magical and surprising new ways.
2| Funky Xmas Market
The monthly Sunday market, which highlights the work of local artists, fashion designers and creatives, gets a little bit groovy with the special Funky Xmas Market in early December. Head to the Westergasfabriek to browse through a heap of handmade art and accessories, or simply sit back and enjoy the artsy atmosphere. And do not forget to have our typical food for Christmas/New year: the ‘Oliebol’.
3| New Year’s
Whether you’re a party animal or a romantic, young of years or young-at-heart, a big spender or on a budget, Amsterdam is a great city to ring in the New Year. The Dutch know how to have a good time and the capital is a gezellige (warm and friendly) host.