Happy Second Christmas

Kerstmarkt
It’s still technically Christmas — the Dutch celebrate Tweede Kerstdag (Second Christmas Day) today — so I thought I’d share a few photos taken from last weekend’s kerstmarkt (Christmas market) that was held this year behind the stadhuis (city hall, the big building in the background, also the location of the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht if you remember my postings from earlier this year).

We went to the market twice: once during the day and again in the evening to take in the lights. Of course, we were also enticed back by the witte gluhwein (a spiced, warm, white wine) and more poffertjes. This time, the poffertjes were made in the back of a converted car that was absolutely brilliant! The poffertjes were excellent, too.
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt
There were lots of places to get food, stalls set up with gifts, a little shed with books free for the taking, and a charming swing merry-go-round, along with a bouncy castle for the kids that was shaped like a snow globe.

The market was nice during the day, but really came alive during the evening, even at the end of the weekend and a weekend with less than stellar weather. It definitely helped get us a bit more in the Christmas spirit.

I hope you’ve all had a good first and second Christmas and wish you all happy holidays.
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt
Kerstmarkt

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Happy Second Christmas

    • The market really did take on a different feel in the evening when all of the lights came on, including the holiday lights decorating the surrounding streets. So pretty! Happy holidays to you!

    • I had been tempted to take the tripod along for better photos, but figured I’d have my hands full of gluhwein and poffertjes. 😉 I’m thinking of going out again with the tripod to get more of the street decorations and lights, though. Happy holidays to you both!

  1. Pingback: Touring Utrecht’s Christmas Markets | A Flamingo in Utrecht

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s