7 date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam
Expressing your love and affection for each other on Valentine’s Day has become increasingly popular in the Netherlands. Indulging your loved ones by sending cards, chocolates and flowers is something that has become a very Dutch thing to do. However we would suggest to take it a little further and organize a date in Amsterdam.
In order to make that lasting impression on your significant other we have curated 7 typical Amsterdam things to do, which will surely create a memorable day for you and your loved one.
1. Get chocolate as a gift
First of all, no matter your gender, you should get your date a little surprise. A popular gift on Valentine’s Day is chocolate. Shops are overflowing with chocolates specially packed for Valentine’s Day. In Amsterdam you find a variety of chocolate shops for a perfect chocolate for your loved one. A few of our favorites are:
No time to go to a physical store? On Tony’s Chocolonely website you can personalize your own chocolate gift. Through this link here you can find your way to custom make your chocolate for your Valentine.
2. Have a luxurious high tea
Breakfast in bed is a nice way to show your affection for your Valentine. For more of an extravagant experience for your Valentine breakfast or brunch choose for an exclusive high yea experience at The Duchess Tea Room. Pamper your Valentine with delicate pastries, hand-made macarons, freshly-baked cakes and patisseries in an elegant room filled with the scent of fragrant tea blends of Mariage Frères.
3. Go for a romantic walk through Vondel Park
After a nice meal go for a romantic walk through the most popular park of Amsterdam. Vondel Park is also known as the Central Park of Amsterdam. This park is almost 150 years old and has many old trees. This park is a home to a big variety of birds, especially the Love Bird (Rose-ringed Parakeet). The beautiful scenery of this park makes it the perfect place to take your couple photographs.
Experience Vondel Park in the most Dutch way by biking through it. We made the search more easy for you, so by clicking here you can find the closest rental bike shop to the park.
4. An evening boat tour in Amsterdam
In the evening, a private or a group tour through Amsterdam’s canals can be the perfect addition to your Valentine’s date. Amsterdam is often called as the “Venice of the North”. If you are an expat living in The Netherlands and you are spending Valentine here with your better half, we recommend you to experience the romantic magic of Amsterdam’s canals around sunset or in the evening hours.
5. Cross over De Magere Brug in Amsterdam
De Magere brug which means the Skinny bridge is one of the oldest bridge of Amsterdam. The charm of this bridge is seen when it’s lit up with 1200 lamps in the evening and creates a charming sight-seeing spot in Amsterdam. They say when couples kiss under this bridge, their love will last forever. This makes this bridge a popular spot for kissing and for wedding proposals. This is not a guarantee for a never-ending love, but it guarantees a romantic moment for you and your Valentine in Amsterdam. Plus, you will have a fun fact to share.
6. Dinner at De Waag
Amsterdam has a lot to offer when it comes to great dining experiences. Are you searching for a magical, historical but yet an informal dining experience? Dinning at De Waag is the perfect place to experience that together with your love. Amsterdam is loved for its historical sites. For expats who are spending their Valentine in The Netherlands, dinning at De Waag will add up to your list of experiencing the historic Amsterdam.
This restaurant is located in an old city gate in the historical city center of Amsterdam. This historical monument was built between 1425-1488. This building is lit by 300 real candles which creates a very romantic atmosphere that makes your Valentine date in Amsterdam more memorable than ever.
7. Watch a movie at Cinema Tuschinski
A movie date in Cinema Tuschinski will elevate your cinema experience to a whole another level. This cinema was built in 1921 and it’s chosen as the most beautiful classic cinema of Europe. Upgrade yourself to a love seat and give your Valentine an unforgettable evening to remember. Book a private lodge and pamper yourself with service directly to your private seat. Click here to book your ticket on their website. Make sure to book on time.