From Michelin standard meals to Bollywood performances and chocolate tasting, there are plenty of exciting things to do this Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam! Check out our top picks for a great date with your other half.
1. Enjoy a canal cruise
Amsterdam’s beautiful canals offer the most romantic view of the city and there’s no better way to explore them than on a canal cruise. There are tons of great companies offering boat hire and cruises in Amsterdam and some also offer delicious food and champagne!
2. Indulge in a Michelin guide menu
John Dory Visrestaurant is a gorgeous spot in an old warehouse and it’s recognised by the Michelin Guide. It specialises in, you guessed it, seafood, and it’s not as pricey as you might expect.
Granted, you might not want to pay €90 a head for a run-of-the-mill meal but if you’re willing to push the boat out a little this Valentine’s Day then this place is perfect. You get a lot of bang for your buck, with amuse bouche and a six-course menu! You can book your table on the website.
3. Chow down on something cheaper
Not everyone is able to blow a couple of hundred euros on Valentine’s Day. I mean, it’s just been Christmas! However, there are Valentine’s Day menus in Amsterdam that cost a fraction of that price.
Morlang is a pretty little spot by the canal on Keizersgracht offering a delicious Valentine’s Day menu for €39.59 per person, which includes three courses and antipasti. At the time of writing, there are still plenty of tables available to book via the website.
4. Catch a film at Pathé Tuschinski
There is a reason why so many romances in films start in the cinema. Well, we’re sure that there’s a reason, anyway. So why not snuggle up at Pathé Tuschinski this Valentine’s Day?
At the moment they are showing loads of great international films and on February 14 you can see Titanic 3D Remastered! You can also see a couple of other films, including the romance The Way We Were, featuring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.
Tickets are €9.50 each, and you can book a loveseat so that there’s no annoying armrest between you. Check out the website for times and tickets.
5. Check out a rooftop bar
There are loads of beautiful rooftop bars in Amsterdam, offering romantic vistas of the city. Even in the wintertime, these places go all out to make people comfortable with heaters and blankets.
From the gorgeous ADam Lookout to the stunning Skybar, there are endless options to choose from but we have a list of the best rooftop bars in Amsterdam so that you can choose from the creme de la creme!
6. Devour something delicious
If you can stretch to €57.50 per person then you can enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal at the oasis that is Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas. This canalside eatery is perfect for an intimate meal.
This grandiose restaurant has a fantastic Valentine’s Day menu, with an appetizer, two starters and a main meal. You can book a table on the website.
7. Book a chocolate-tasting session
At Sweet Carambole you can gorge yourself on unlimited chocolate, and if there’s ever a time to indulge then it’s Valentine’s Day. After all, chocolate is an aphrodisiac.
There are two types of tasting sessions. The cheapest is €30 per person and it includes a tasting session with a chocolate expert, who is there to help guests understand how the flavours are balanced. At €60 per person, the second option is significantly more expensive, but on top of the chocolate tasting, you get to see how the chocolate is made, which is an unmissable experience.
8. Watch A Bollywood performance whilst you eat
Memories of India are hosting something pretty special this Valentine’s Day, with live Bollywood singing whilst you enjoy one of their Valentine’s Day menus. Dinner with a show, what could be better than that?
For €47.95, you get a starter, main course and dessert. Plus, there’s a delicious vegetarian menu that might even sway meat eaters. I mean, who can resist palak paneer or gulab jamun? Certainly not me. You can book your table on the website.
9. Check out Amsterdam’s iconic landmarks
Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or just moved to Amsterdam, the city’s landmarks are always there to impress. Magere Brug is always romantic on an evening when it’s all lit up and Vondelpark is the perfect place for a picnic. After all, it’s all about being somewhere breathtaking with the person you love.
So there you have it, there are plenty of ways to make Valentine’s Day 2023 one to remember. We hope you have the best date with your loved one, and if you’re spending it on your own then you should definitely treat yourself too!