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6 Romantic things to do in the evening in Amsterdam

So you are with your loved one in Amsterdam for the weekend and you are looking for something romantic and unique for your date night in Amsterdam, where can you go? Perhaps you didn’t know that in Amsterdam, as the sun sets and the lights come on, twinkling on the shimmering canals, the city truly comes alive. A magical landscape of romance, culture and enjoyment, there are so many amazing locations and activities to delight in with your loved one.

Romantic things to do in the evening in Amsterdam
Romantic things to do in the evening in Amsterdam

Here is a little inspiration

See the city with locals

If you are looking to create an atmospheric and special night for your loved one, why not see the city with a birds-eye view? Amsterdam has several rooftop bars, restaurants and even a club for you to enjoy together.

An amazing and inspiring place to visit in the eastern part of Amsterdam, Canvas is a must for those looking for a romantic evening together away from tourists. In this building is a rooftop terrace and restaurant, a hotel, it has events, exhibitions, yoga, hot tubs, movie and club nights. An amazing way for lovers to discover the local Amsterdam together.

Romantic Canal Tour Amsterdam

Picture this, you are floating down the canals at night, snuggled up with your loved one. All you can hear are the sounds of the water and all around are lights on the bridges and the majestic 17th-century buildings. As you pass under the Seven Bridges, you look into each other’s eyes and fall in love a little more.

Here at Romantic Tour Amsterdam, We offer both group tours in the evening and private tours, especially for those looking to share a gentle, intimate journey. Perhaps you feel inspired to propose in this way? I would love to guide you through this process with our team to create a wonderful marriage proposal just for them on the magnificent canals of Amsterdam.

Take an Evening Stroll

As I’ve said, Amsterdam nights are quite breathtaking. Why don’t you take a stroll hand in hand through the stunning and atmospheric streets of the Grachtengordel ‘canal belt’. Created originally in medieval times this is a subtle and intimate landscape. With the lights over the canal bridges in the evenings and the open curtains and lit up rooms of people’s homes, you are given an up-close and personal snapshot of the locals and life in this beautiful city.

Comedy Nights

Some might say laughter is the way to your heart and laughing together, listening to funny stories creates a wonderful light-hearted joy in your romantic weekend together. Here are some fantastic venues where you can giggle all your way to fond memories of your time in Amsterdam.

Live Music

As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love – play on”. Music goes hand in hand with romance and live music especially so.  If the venue is picturesque and enchanting, or intimate then you are sure to have a night full of beauty and memories. I’ve selected for you three possibilities that offer something unique and special for couples.

A magical live music venue Hidden Concert in a Houseboat created, curated and performed by my friend Dean. With a maximum of 35 guests and which you can reach with a ferry from the central train station. It is set into on a houseboat, you can spend a romantic evening listening to amazing musicians local and international, gazing into each other’s eyes, transported into the gorgeous sounds.

Cocktail Hour

Amsterdam offers a delicious array of cocktail bars around the city. With dreamy and glamorous buildings and decor, you can soak in the Amsterdam nightlife with a cocktail or two on your date.

This is a great place, Labyrinth is loved by locals. I know the owners and they are so passionate about what they do. Inspired by Afro Caribbean flavours, the cocktails are created in house and also has food and poetry evenings. It is close to the Vondelpark and it is a must when visiting Amsterdam for a romantic getaway, a real gem.

These are some of my tips for romantic ideas for a date night or evening in Amsterdam. I hope they are helpful to you and they enhanced your stay in this most romantic city. I hope too through these tips that your time together has been enriched by my local knowledge and passion for romance and Amsterdam. Do let me know what you think.

With love from Amsterdam

Romantic Tour Amsterdam