Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam

January 10, 2014 in Amsterdam Blog

Valentines Day in AmsterdamThe canal ring and small medieval streets of create a perfect romantic atmosphere on Valentine’s day in Amsterdam.

The weather is usually soft and sunny. A romantic stroll through Amsterdam is unforgettable, and there are many options to celebrate with your Valentine.

 Canal Cruise on Valentine’s Day

The can’t miss thing to do on Valentine’s day in Amsterdam is taking a canal cruise. Sit close in the back of the canal boat while being mesmerized by the beautiful environment and hopefully each other. You can go for the regular canal cruises during the day, which last 1 hour. Click here for a daytime canal cruise.

canal cruise valentines day

If you want to crank it up a notch, take the romantic Candlelight Cruise. This evening cruise takes about 2 hours and comes with complementary cheese platters and wines. It starts at 20.00. These cruises are specifically set up for romance, so it might even be a good setting to pop the question. Click here for more info and tickets to the Candlelight Cruise.


valentines day concert

Valentine Concerts

Sit in the cozy and intimate seats of the Royal Concert Hall of Amsterdam, the Concertgebouw. On Valentine’s day there is a special valentine concert with famous conductor Benjamin Levy. Yossif Ivanov will work his violin magic in a special performance. Tickets to this concert can be found here.


valentines day hotel

Hotels for Valentine’s day in Amsterdam

Be sure to book your hotel well in advance because spending Valentine’s day in Amsterdam is very popular. Many hotels offer special Valentine arrangements. Get a special Valentine suite or have a romantic Valentine diner in one of the many luxury hotels in Amsterdam. Budget hotels also offer great deals during this period. For more info on hotels on Valentine’s Day click here.


horse and carriage dam

Other Valentine’s day options

After the canal cruise, the second most romantic way to move around town is by horse & carriage. These rides start in front of the Royal Palace on Dam Square.

If you’re in need of a last minute Valentine gift, check out the chocolate stores of which there are quite a few in the city center. We would advise to go to Jordino in the Haarlemmerstraat. Last but not least, if the weather provides for it, don’t forget to take a romantic stroll in one of Amsterdam’s beautiful parks.

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