Whether you’re in love, in a romantic relationship, or still wondering where your big love is wandering around, Valentine’s Day should or could be for everyone! We’ve selected 10 romantic things you can do on Valentines Day!
Some for singles, some for lovers, some for all! These are our top things to do on Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam.
1. Get Married for 1 Day!
At Wed and Walk you can get married for one day! Ok, it’s just for fun but you get a dress, suit and a picture to prove it! Maybe this is a good try out with your love to hence the feeling before the real big deal.. Prices start from €75,- which includes a wedding picture and rings to remember the big day! www.wed-and-walk.com
2. Valentines Movie Classics at the Concert Hall
You don’t need to be a huge fan of classical music to go here because everybody loves a good romantic movie soundtrack! On This special night, the Concert Hall in Amsterdam will play the film music such as Romeo & Westside story, Carmen and more. Tickets are available from €35,-.
3. Valentine diner at Rijk van de Keizer
Imagine. While enjoying love flowing through the heart, Het Rijk van de Keizer brings you love flowing through the mouth. On this beautiful day of love the pop-restaurant located in Amsterdam New (find our where the best lunch spots are!) West serves a special Valentine’s Dinner dinner in Amsterdam for you and your love. They were fully booked last year so make sure to reserve your table! The menu will be organic, fresh and local and cost €37,50 per head.
4. Fly over Holland
Forget all of the old-fashioned Valentine’s Day stuff and fly over the Netherlands with your lover! Okok, not in a place but in front of a massive screen with stunning images that will make you feel like you are actually in the air due to all the technology. Receive 2 glasses of bubbles and a flight over the Dutch landscape for 17,50 per person. For tickets and more info check www.thisisholland.com
5. Jazzy Valentine’s dinner at In-Stock
Save a dinner for two! At In-Stock they only use ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. They want to break the food waste cycle by turning food surplus into an appetising breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think of fruits and veggies with some beauty flaws, one-day old bread, and fish and meat leftovers. They are planning to turn their restaurant into a lovers cave with candles and live music while you enjoy a 4-course dinner for two. Reserve your spot at www.instock.nl/restaurant/restaurant-amsterdam
6. Valentines Day underneath the stars at Artis
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with you love under the stars. Come with your loved one or invite your Valentine at ARTIS Zoo. In the Planetarium you are introduced to cosmic couples, such as tight double stars and clashing galaxies and you explore the attraction between earth and moon. Once back on earth, you look up at the galaxy. Listen to mythical stories about the male and female hunt of Jupiter and the sneaky relationship between Mars and Venus. It starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9pm. Regular tickets cost €25 for 2 persons, €20 with a membership and include a drink.
7. Valentine’s Boat Cruise
Imagine the romantic canals of Amsterdam, twinkling lights everywhere, in the background a romantic music is on, in your hand you have a glass of cold prosecco and outside the romantic views of Amsterdam pass you by. Can it be more romantic?? Enjoy a 90 minutes boat cruise while enjoying a drink on the heated blue boat during valentine. Book it here from just 19,50.
8. Eat in the Dark at CTaste
Test your taste buds and eat in the dark! Upon arrival, diners are instructed to leave any light sources in lockers, so they can feel and taste their way through a three-course menu served by highly-trained blind (or partially-sighted) servers. We think this is an extra nice touch! The chef will offer foods that will make you talk about it so no need to worry about those awkward silence moments if it’s your first date! For more info visit www.ctaste.nl
9. Enjoy a Luxury High Tea
For all the best high tea spots, you’re good in Amsterdam. We’ve selected 6 of our favourite places that you can visit with your loved one, your family or friends!
10. Valentine’s Movie Screening
Valentine’s day is not just for romantic lovers, it’s for all your pretty faces. Calling all lonely hearts, hopeless romantics and lovesick souls. Join Cinema of the Dam’d, a non-profit foundation that curates and presents unconventional film programs in Amsterdam, on Valentine’s Day for a special screening of Wong Kar-wai’s ravishing, bittersweet classic: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Bring a date (or don’t). There will be chocolate for all! Tickets cost €6,50 and the bar opens at 7pm.
11.VSPA Gala at Pllek
If we need to believe the hype, it will be an evening full of love and dreamy gardens. This year the prom will take place on valentine’s day. How romantic! Take a chance and ask your crush to the gala. The party starts at 22:00, so make sure to be there on time! So, don’t forget to buy a beautiful dress or suit, get a fresh haircut, buy the perfect heels, and we’ll see you at the Prom! Ticket sales will start on the 27th of January. www.pllek.nl/pllek-agenda
There is nothing more romantic than holding each others hand and skate in front of the Rijksmuseum. With the lights and hot chocolate on tap, you are in for some romance on skates! Amsterdam also offers ice-skating rings at Rembrantsplein and Jaap Edenbaan (the largest ice-ring), but the ice-skating ring at museum square has the be the most romantic one. They are open till 9pm until the 3rd of February.
13. Cuddle With Cats at Kopjes
Single and not ready to mingle but do you have enough cuddles to give? Then head down to the cat café in Amsterdam West. Kopjes is the first cat café in Amsterdam and was funded by a crowdfunding started on the internet. It has cats in all shapes and sizes that are rescued and looking for some love. Order a ‘catuccino’ or enjoy some of the sweet delights that they are serving. Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam has never been so cute. www.kattencafekopjes.nl
14. Talk at Lab 111; is Monogamy still a thing?
If we believe Hollywood, we should live happily ever after and preferably as romantic and monogamous as possible. In the new film program The More The Merrier: Moving Beyond Monogamy, we challenge this ideal through stimulating films, talks and art. On Valentine’s Day Lab 111 starts the program with a conversation about the self-evidence of monogamy and the stigmas surrounding non-monogamy. Is monogamous still normal if 40 percent of marriages fail? Moderator: Dorien van Linge, writer of Feminist Fataal (2019), journalist at de Volkskrant and known as DJ Dorien.
We wish you a year full of (self)love this Valentines Day!