Hello Lovers. Valentines Day is the perfect time to go an extra mile and show your loved ones how much you care. Wether it’s a family member, your best friend, first date or long time partner. So what do you do? Dinner and a movie, roses, chocolates; all nice. But there are lots of other memorable things to come up with, especially in a city like Amsterdam. To give you some inspiration we’ve gathered the most fun things to do and places to go. Read on to find out everything on Valentines Day in Amsterdam!
A Romantic Amsterdam Canal Tour
While in Amsterdam on Valentines Day, one of the most romantic things to do is going on a boat tour through the Amsterdam canals. The city is called the Venice of the north for a reason: all canals combined have a length of over 100 km! Alongside you’ll find countless houseboats and monumental buildings and the almost 1300(!) bridges make for an charming scenery. Tours & Tickets is one of the many offering a wide variety in cruises. How about a dinner cruise or even a private one on a small historic boat? Almost everything is possible to make it into a day or night to remember!
Valentines Day under the Stars
A valentines date under the stars; it doesn’t get any more romantic than that. On Valentine’s Day 2019 the Artis Royal Zoo will celebrate love with a special night time event in their Planetarium. You’ll be taken on a journey through the galaxy, learn more about cosmic couples, hear mythical stories about the sneaky relationship between Mars and Venus and explore the attraction between the earth and the moon. Sound like fun? Be sure to get your tickets fast!
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Artis Royal Zoo – Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Dinner On Valentines Day
Going out for dinner is probably the most common date on Valentines Day. So if you do it, do it well! We’ve gathered the Amsterdam restaurants that offer just a little extra than just good food & nice service. Read on!
Teppanyaki spectacle at Sazanka
On the top floor of the five star Okura hotel you’ll find the first and so far only teppanyaki restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star. Sazanka gives fine dining an extra dimension with their teppanyaki experience. Let the teppan chefs demonstrate their spectacular skills at your table. Traditional Japanese dishes will be presented to you and seafood, meats and vegetables will be grilled right in front of you. And of course, all with gastronomic allure and an amazing view over Amsterdam. This will be an entertaining culinary evening guaranteed!
Sazanka at Okura Hotel – Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
Two Michelin Star dining at &moshik
Dining at its finest. If you really want to go all out, two Michelin Star restaurant &moshik is the place to be. On Valentines Day you and your loved one will be treated to a spectacular 8-course menu with creations by head chef Moshik Roth and his team. Expect an international gastronomic journey with extraordinary food and excellent service, all with a view over the pretty city that is Amsterdam. Make sure to reserve beforehand, since it’s known to be a popular restaurant.
&moshik – Oosterdokskade 5
Get your game on at the Ton Ton Club
In for some action on Valentines Day? Right in the middle of the city center, you’ll find the original Ton Ton Club. This arcade hall is a perfect spot for a fun and active date night out. Take a trip down memory lane in this 80s styled bar where you can play iconic table and arcade games. Have a craft beer or one of their amazing cocktails and get your game on! Their location on the west part of town is even bigger and also has a restaurant serving delicious Japanese inspired street style food. Perfect for a fun evening out.
Centre – Sint Annendwarsstraat 6 / West – Polonceaukade 27
A different type of Dinner & A Movie
Pllek is located on the North part of town and is known to locals as a favorite to spend any sunny day at their city beach restaurant & bar. In winter this place turns into a cosy hang-out with good food, drinks and bomb fires. This year on Valentines Day they will host a Dinner & a Movie Night. You’ll be served a delicious three-course dinner with a very sweet dessert to share. After that the candle-lit restaurant will make room for a giant screen showing the romantic film (500) Days of Summer. Cosy up on one of the beanbags with a blanket and enjoy! Tickets are available via their website and include dinner, a welcome drink & the movie.
8:00 – 10:15 p.m. at Pllek – Tt. Neveritaweg 59
Flirthallen at The Foodhallen Amsterdam
On February 14 the Foodhallen Amsterdam will transform into the Flirthallen. Expect an evening filled with special Valentines Day fun like the Lovebooth, live music and a one-day marriage by Mr. Extravaganza. Enjoy all the delicious food the Foodhallen has to offer paired with a good glass of wine or one of their amazing cocktails.
A Classical Valentines Day
The most romantic concert of the year will be hosted by the iconic Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Their Valentines Day at the Movies concert will swoon you away with amazing film music played by the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. The Main Hall of this concert hall is known to many as one of the best in the world because of its exceptional acoustics and special atmosphere. World famous musicians like Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff have played here. If you’re a lover of classical music, this promises to be a memorable night out!
8:15 – 10:35 p.m. Concertgebouw – Concertgebouwplein 10
Celebrating Valentines Day in Amsterdam being Single
Single on Valentines Day? No need to sit around and feel bad! Gather your friends and head into town for a fun day or evening out. Since the date falls on a Thursday in 2019, there are plenty of parties and events hosted all throughout Amsterdam.
Let out your inner super star at Duke of Tokyo
Gather your friends for an evening of karaoke at Duke of Tokyo. This bar & club located in the city centre is the perfect spot for a Valentines night with friends. Grab some cocktails and enjoy some of their delicious bar bites before you head in to one of their karaoke booths. Sing along to one of the many guilty pleasures and let your inner super star out. At night the bar area turns into a lively club, where you can dance to the beats of the DJ until well into the early hours!
Relax at Amsterdam’s Best Spa’s
Wether you’re single or not, pampering yourself at the spa is always a good idea. Treat yourself and your loves ones to a day of relaxing at one of the cities best spa’s. How about 13,000 m2 of wellness at Spa Sport Hotel Zuiver?! They have 8 saunas, various pools and beautiful baths, relaxation zones and even an ice room. Book one of their amazing massages or, if you’re up for some activity, head over to their fully equipped gym. Another favorite and highly romantic sauna in Amsterdam is Sauna Deco, with incredible 1920’s Art Deco features. You’ll feel like your in Paris for the moment with stained-glass windows and striking ceilings. Enjoy their sauna’s, steam bath, cold-water pool and tanning beds. All in an amazing atmosphere.
Looking for more? Check out our Best Spa’s in Amsterdam Guide!
We hope you enjoy Valentines Day in Amsterdam. For more on restaurants or things to do, browse through our website!
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