Celebrate Christmas in Cologne
After arriving in Cologne by train, you can enjoy the Christmas market from late November until just before Christmas. Ideal to get into the Christmas spirit and to do your Christmas shopping early. Walk around and shop in the beautiful and tastefully decorated downtown Cologne and find the most original Christmas gifts.
Your trip to Cologne with ICE International
The high-speed train ICE International runs from the Netherlands to Germany and Switzerland daily. With ICE International you can relax and travel quickly and comfortably. From the Netherlands you simply board the ICE International to get off 2.5 hours later at the Christmas market in Cologne. Board at stations Amsterdam Central, Utrecht Central and Arnhem. A train ticket can be booked from € 20. View your itinerary with the international itinerary planner.
With Intercity services to the Chrismas market in Cologne
With NS International you can also purchase international train tickets for the regular Intercity services. Do you live in the south-east of the Netherlands? Then the German Christmas markets are very close!
|Venlo - Cologne||4:17 hrs|
|Roermond - Cologne||1:59 hrs|
|Maastricht - Cologne||2:12 hrs|
The Christmas market in Cologne is open from 25 November until 23 December 2019 (subject to change). For more information about dates and opening times we refer you to the Christmas market Cologne webpage.
What else can you do?
Besides an attractive Christmas market, there is more to do in Cologne. Cologne is the city of the world famous cathedral which you can visit daily. The Hohe Strasse and Schildergasse also offer shopping opportunities in case you couldn't find the Christmas gifts at the Christmas market.
* The lowest from-price is based on a one-way trip, 2nd class, from any station in the Netherlands. All rates are subject to availability and applicable fare conditions.