Valentines Day Amsterdam

14X Valentine’s Day idea’s in Amsterdam

Whether you’re in love, in a romantic relationship, or still wondering where your big love is wandering around, Valentine’s should or could be for everyone! We’ve selected 14 romantic things you can do on Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam! 

Some for singles, some for lovers, and some for all! These are our top things to do on Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam.

1. Get Married for 1 Day!

At Trouwen voor 1 Dag 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 tryout with your love to hence the feeling before the real big deal.. Prices start from €125,- which includes a wedding picture and rings to remember the big day! Check our reel below!


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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 classical film music such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Titanic and more. Tickets are available from €35,-.

3. Valentine diner on a budget

Times are tough, but you still want to go out for dinner with that special person? Check out our best budget friendly restaurant tips for Amsterdam! If you want to go all out and you don’t mind spending, check out our best restaurants list.

Mr & mrs Watson

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

5. Book a romantic stay

Now, there are thousands of hotels to pick from, but here are some of the most romantic stays, that are also unique.

6. Valentine’s Day underneath the stars at Artis

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your love under the stars. Come with your loved one or invite your Valentine to 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 the earth and the 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 9 pm. Regular tickets cost €15 for 1 person.

Starts at Artis

7. Valentine’s Boat Cruise

Imagine the romantic canals of Amsterdam, twinkling lights everywhere, in the background a piece of 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’s. Book it here for 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

9. Enjoy a Luxury High Tea

For all the best high tea spots, you’re good in Amsterdam. We’ve selected 9 of our favourite places that you can visit with your loved one, your family, or friends!

high tea in Amsterdam

10.Valentines at Pllek

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam is not complete without an evening at Pllek. This year you can enjoy a 3-course dinner with your love, followed by the movie The Shape of Water. Tickets are €49,- and dinner starts at 17:30.

11. Ice-Skating 

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 9 pm until the 3rd of February. If you are wondering; these are the best ice-skating spots in the Netherlands.

12. 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 crowdfunding started on the internet. It has cats of 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.

kattencafe Amsterdam

14. Self-Care!

Pamper yourself! Indulge in some self-love, and book a massage or spa treatment. Find all our favourite spa’s here, or check out the brand new Massagehuys in the Pijp for example. Enjoy!

Valentine's Day Amsterdam - Massage

We wish you a year full of (self)love this Valentines Day!

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  • Laura
    Posted at 16:00h, 07 February Reply


    Very great list of ideas !
    I also propose a very original idea which is a photoshoot with your love.
    it’s one way to have fun and to keep an amazing souvenir of this special day.

    have a look on my offer :

    thanks in advance,
    and please continue with your great articles.

    Laura Ponchel

  • Loulou
    Posted at 10:21h, 08 February Reply

    Ahhhh love them all! Thanks for sharing this! I will defenitely do more of them besides the Glow diner 🙂

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