14 Things to do in Amsterdam for Valentine’s Day

January 29, 2018

Often deemed one of Europe’s most romantic cities, Amsterdam steps its game up every Valentine’s with even more amorous activities for you and your beau. From mastering the art of tandem cycling, to hiding away in a historic café, there is something for every couple.

 

  1. Pass the popcorn

Nothing says date night quite like the movies. Try something a little different at Theatre Tuschinski, a glamorous playhouse originally constructed in the 1920s with loveseats that are perfect for snuggling.

 

  1. Once upon a time…

Live your own fairy tale at Castle Muiderslot, a beautiful medieval structure surrounded by a defensive moat and lush greenery. Play prince and princess for the day as you explore.

 

  1. Just for the day

Wed & Walk in Amsterdam centre offer the rather individual activity of getting married just for the day. Your attire, rings, photographer and ceremony are all included in the price, and you can even bring along some guests!

 

  1. In tandem

Instead of solo cycling, hire a tandem bicycle. With nearly 800km of cycle paths across Amsterdam, as well as the only museum you can cycle through, you can see the whole city on two wheels.

 

  1. Legend has it…

De Magere Brug, or Skinny Bridge, hold a rather romantic myth. If you share a kiss on De Magere Brug, you will be blessed with everlasting love. What are you waiting for?

 

  1. Keep it simple

There’s nothing wrong with keeping things traditional and taking your date out for a delicious dinner. Amsterdam’s eateries, from waterside retreats to art nouveau French dining, cover all bases.

 

  1. Get competitive

Ton Ton Club is an adult’s playground. Spread across multiple floors, you’ll find vintage arcade games, as well as more up to date games. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition.

 

  1. Pick-ture perfect

Where better to pick a beautiful fresh bouquet than Bloemenmarkt, the world’s only floating flower market?

 

  1. The sea of love

Drift along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage canals in a little love boat with a candlelit cruise. Lovers offer nightly cruises, providing wine, cheeses, charcuteries, and more.

 

  1. Diamonds speak louder than words

Royal Coster Diamonds in Amsterdam offer free tours in a multitude of languages. Diamonds are cut and polished before your eyes and you can learn all about their history. It a great way to sneak a look at their engagement rings, too.

 

  1. Escape into a fairy tale

Theme parks aren’t just for kids. Efteling, just outside Amsterdam, transports you to a enchanting world of all your favourite fairy tales. Escape with your partner into a fantasy.

 

  1. Watch the sun go down

Discover panoramic views of Amsterdam at A’DAM tower. The 360° scenes are the perfect accompaniment to one of their mouth-watering cocktails. Watching the sunset is a Hollywood-worthy date that would make anyone swoon.

 

  1. A taste of history

Brown cafés, with their darkened walls, floors and furnishings, often illuminated only with yellowed lanterns or tea lights, make for a lovely, cosy date where you can share a coffee, Dutch beer or short of jenever.

 

  1. Classic Valentine

Be blown away by the Noord Nederlands Orkest as they perform an evening of Valentine Classics at the Movies in the extraordinary Het Concertgebouw.

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