When summer comes, love is in the air, and what better place to embrace romance than in vibrant Amsterdam? While some might think of it as just another quirky city, the fact is that Amsterdam is the third most romantic city in the world, and there’s no doubt about it. With its incredible landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and colourful streets, you are definitely bound to fall in love in the city. So, as the days get warmer and the butterflies in your stomach grow, here are 8 cute and unique date ideas in Amsterdam to make the most out of the season.
1. Have breakfast at a cute goat farm
You’ve heard about cat cafés but have you heard of breakfast with goats? At Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve, you can eat a hearty breakfast made with the farm’s organic produce and cuddle cute little goats on a summery day. Breakfast with Goats runs every morning, except Tuesday, from 10h to 11h. Just make sure to RSVP here.
2. Attend a Candlelight concert
Is there anything more romantic than a candlelit concert? —The obvious answer is NO— Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of classical music by attending a breathtaking Candlelight concert. Let the soft glow of thousands of candles and your favourite music create an unforgettable experience for both as you share a magical evening in each other’s company — lowkey one of the best date ideas in Amsterdam!
3. Pedal through Amsterdam’s canals
Aside from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Amsterdam’s canals are a chilling spot during the summer. Sail your way to their heart by renting a pedal boat and exploring the city at your own pace. Explore the city’s iconic bridges and canal houses, and even grab a pizza at the quirky San Marco pizzeria for an unforgettable date.
4. Sip a drink at Door 74
Indulge in the wonders of speakeasies and clandestine romance by visiting Door 74, a hidden gem in Amsterdam‘s vibrant cocktail scene. This intimate bar, located behind an inconspicuous door, offers world-class cocktails perfect to impress your date — after all, they’ve been at it for 15 years!
5. Explore art in other forms at Nxt Museum
If your date is an art junkie, impress them by taking them to the thought-provoking Nxt Museum. This cutting-edge museum showcases immersive artwork that blends technology, science, and creativity, allowing you to delve into a world out of this world. Stimulate your senses, engage with captivating exhibits and ignite conversations about art’s endless possibilities.
6. Feel the summer vibes at a beach bar
Escape the concrete by heading to one of Amsterdam’s summery beach bars. With sand between your toes and the gentle sea breeze caressing your skin, sip on a cold beer or savour refreshing cocktails and relish in the laid-back ambience. Unwind together, soak up the sun, and let the carefree beach vibes set the mood for a relaxed date by the water. Check out our top recommendations here!
7. Take a day trip to Zandvoort
Take a day trip to the coastal town of Zandvoort, located a stone’s throw from Amsterdam. Walk hand-in-hand by the shore, indulge in delicious food, and catch a candlelit concert on the beach for an unforgettable all-day date.
8. Watch a movie at Pllek
Unwind in the evening by cuddling up and watching a movie under the starlit sky at Pllek’s open-air cinema. Nestled on the banks of the IJ River, you enjoy a captivating cinematic experience amidst a charming industrial setting. It’s delicious food and drinks, and a curated selection of films will make your date night a 10/10.