The city is full of romantic spots in which to kiss.
Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam is going to be very different this year. The city centre won’t be packed with couples, excited about their dinner reservations. Boats won’t be sailing up and down the canals and nobody will be wandering around selling roses. However, this doesn’t mean to say that Valentine’s Day has to be boring. Even getting out of the house at the moment can make somebody’s day 100% more pleasant. So, why not go for a wander before curfew somewhere pretty and indulge in a bit of smooching with your significant other?
Please make sure you’re sticking to the lockdown rules, as laid out by the government.
1. Park Frankendael
Park Frankendael has to be one of the prettiest places in Amsterdam. The park was once an estate, owned by a wealthy Amsterdammer, and you can still see the remnants of luxurious decoration in features like the ornate gate that welcomes you to the park. Right now it’s covered in beautiful white snow, which only enhances the beauty of this lovely park. Find a bench with a view and feel the romance sweep over you.
2. Amstel Bridge (Magere Brug)
Amstel Bridge is so beautiful at sunset, and at the moment it’s blanketed in beautiful snow. From here you have a phenomenal view of Amsterdam, and with the soft lights flickering on the bridge overhead it’s the perfect place to kiss.
3. Prisengracht Canal
This beautiful spot is all over Instagram. People love taking photos of it because it’s so peaceful and lovely. Right now, whilst the streets are mostly empty, you can sit by the canal and spend time with your loved one in the fresh air without the usual tourists. Plus, if you’re lucky the canal will be frozen, which is even more beautiful.
Right now Museumplein is like a winter wonderland. There might be a few people here and there, but for the most part, you and your partner can stroll in the snow without the usual crowds making loads of noise. With the stunning Rijksmuseum to gaze at you’ll be feeling loved up in no time.
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This has to be one of the most beautiful, and thus one of the most photographed parts of the city. The houses that line the canal are like something from a fairytale. Uniquely shaped, they are all painted in different colours and there’s nowhere else quite like Damrak, wherever in the world you might go. It’s the kind of place to go if you want to feel exhilarated about living in such an amazing city, especially if you’re there with somebody you care about deeply.
There’s more than enough space at Vondelpark to go for a lovely stroll with your other half. Wide paths make for a brilliant place to distance from others and take in this amazing park with ease. Plus, there are some amazing statues in Vondelpark, the most impressive being The Fish, by Pablo Picasso. By all accounts, Pablo Picasso loved kissing, and his artwork was inspired by romance.
The canal is literally frozen solid at the moment and it looks so magical. It only freezes every few years so it’s the perfect excuse for a Valentine’s Day stroll alongside the canal and some kissing.
Rembrandtpark is so pretty in the snow. You can stroll amongst the trees with the snow of fresh snow underfoot, holding the hand of your loved on. Add a snowball fight to that equation and you’ve got yourself the perfect romantic walk.