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Romantic Guide to Amsterdam

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It doesn't get more romantic than visiting Amsterdam with your partner. Its beautiful architecture, illuminated canals, intimate restaurants, and tranquil parks make this a perfect getaway for couples. Wander the small streets, enjoy a warming drink in one of the many cozy cafes, and experience the beauty of this idyllic city.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

10 Places

2 City Tips

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10 Places

Ctaste

Restaurants

Vondelpark

Parks

Amsterdam Carriages

Sightseeing Tours

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Boat Tours

Tuschinski Theater

Movie Theatres, Theatres

Amsterdamse Bos

Parks

Concertgebouw

Historic Sites, Concerts, Theatres

Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt

Flea & Street Markets

Rent a Bike Amsterdam

Equipment Hire

Magere Brug

Bridges, Historic Sites

Kim H's City Tips

  • There are many great restaurants in Amsterdam. In general, try to avoid restaurants in touristy locations due to the high prices.
  • Amsterdam has a great public transportation system which will get you anywhere, but the best ways to get around are walking or renting a bike.
  • Ctaste
    Restaurants (European, International)
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    Kim H Says:

    For a unique and romantic dinner experience, head to Ctaste, and dine in complete darkness. The menu is a surprise, and will surely awaken all your senses (except for sight, of course).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Don’t wear your fanciest clothes, as eating in the dark can get a bit messy.
    • Try the chocolate fondue and feed each other in the dark: messy, funny and romantic!
    • If you have any food preferences or allergies, inform the staff and they will take this into account when preparing your menu.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #362 of 3,708 restaurants in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well worth the visit 19/09/2018
    • Must go to restaurant in Amsterdam! 15/08/2018
    • Ctaste
    Address:
    Amsteldijk 55
    1074 HX Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 675 2831
    Price range:
    USD 58 - USD 58
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Wed - Fri
    4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Sat
    12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Other:
  • Vondelpark
    Parks
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    Kim H Says:

    This quiet oasis in the middle of the city, just a few blocks away from the Rijksmuseum, offers an incredible green space that is perfect for a romantic stroll or a picnic.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take in one of the many free open air concerts in the Vondelpark during summer.
    • Enjoy a cup of warm tea in Blauwe Theehuis in the middle of the park.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Park 17/10/2018
    • Place to chill and relax 17/10/2018
    • Vondelpark
    Address:
    Van Baerlestraat & Vondelpark
    Museum Quarter
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 35 671 7915
    Other:
  • Amsterdam Carriages
    Sightseeing Tours
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    Kim H Says:

    Book a carriage ride and explore the city in the most romantic way possible. Starting at Dam Square, you can choose between different routes and durations. The guide will teach you all about the history of this incredible city, sharing many interesting stories and facts along the way.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Any special requests? Ask your guide, and they will be more than willing to personalize the tour for you.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #185 of 491 Tours in Amsterdam
    • Nice, but expensive. 10/09/2018
    • So special 13/08/2018
    • Amsterdam Carriages
    Address:
    Dam 6
    1012 NP Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 6 24607426
    Other:
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruises
    Boat Tours
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    Kim H Says:

    Enjoy a romantic candlelight cruise through Amsterdam’s beautifully illuminated canals. While experiencing Amsterdam by night, you will be served a nice glass of wine and a delicious cheese platter.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Several companies offer this romantic cruise. Compare prices and special offers before booking.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 140 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good way to see Amsterdam at a Glance 17/10/2018
    • Lovers Cruise......very boring 16/10/2018
    • Amsterdam Canal Cruises
    Address:
    Stadhouderskade 550
    opposite Heineken Experience
    1072 AE Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 626 5636
    Price range:
    USD 23 - USD 23
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Tuschinski Theater
    Movie Theatres, Theatres
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    Kim H Says:

    Enjoy a movie at Amsterdam’s most beautiful Art Deco-style cinema, built in 1921. This stunning and unique setting makes for a memorable date — just be sure to choose a movie that plays on the main screen, as this is the best room in the building.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • For a romantic evening, book a "loveseat," which comes with wine and snacks.
    • Not in the mood for a movie? If you would still like to admire this beautiful theater, guided tours are available.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 87 Concerts & Shows in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A special experience 14/10/2018
    • What an amazing building! 20/09/2018
    • Tuschinski Theater
    Address:
    Reguliersbreestraat 26 /34
    1017 CN Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 900 1458
    Other:
  • Amsterdamse Bos
    Parks
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    Kim H Says:

    This park offers an array of activities, from a relaxing stroll or bike ride, to horseback riding or canoeing. You can also admire a wide variety of animals, plants and trees here in this beautiful area, perfect for a romantic day outdoors.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the different walking routes that are available.
    • Bring a blanket, and food and drinks, and enjoy a romantic and peaceful picnic.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful forest 08/10/2018
    • Chilled afternoon after visit city 30/09/2018
    • Amsterdamse Bos
    Address:
    Bosbaanweg 5
    Amstelveen
    1182 DA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 545 6100
    Other:
  • Concertgebouw
    Historic Sites, Concerts, Theatres
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    Kim H Says:

    Attend a concert at this beautiful venue. World renowned for its incredible acoustics, this concert hall welcomes some of the most appraised international artists and musicians.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Enjoy a romantic dinner in the Concertgebouw's restaurant, the Mirror Hall.
    • Free concerts are offered at lunchtime, usually on Wednesdays. Check the website for more information.
    • If you would like to look behind the scenes, guided tours are available with advanced booking.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 87 Concerts & Shows in Amsterdam
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great acoustics 16/10/2018
    • Wonderful 15/10/2018
    • Concertgebouw
    Address:
    Concertgebouwplein 10
    Museum Quarter
    1071 LN Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 900 6718345
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
  • Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Kim H Says:

    Shower your loved one with flowers at the only floating flower market in the world. The unique market is a pleasure for both sight and smell, with a wide variety of stunning flowers and bulbs — albeit, this spot is probably best visited during spring and summer.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Before buying flower bulbs, check on the package's health inspection certificate. This will tell you if you are allowed to take this variety overseas.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #136 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
    • Nice stroll 15/10/2018
    • Beautiful! 10/10/2018
    • Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Other:
  • Rent a Bike Amsterdam
    Equipment Hire
    Kim H Says:

    The many wide bike lanes make Amsterdam a perfect city to explore by bike.

    Good for
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • For a romantic experience, bike through the city by night, when it is beautifully illuminated.
    • Rent a tandem bike!
    • Don't forget to bring a map.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #159 of 282 Outdoor Activities in Amsterdam
    • Disappointing bike rental 06/05/2018
    • Great service, good value and great range of bikes! 27/12/2017
    • Rent a Bike Amsterdam
    Address:
    Derde Hugo de Grootstraat 2
    1052 LL Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Phone:
    +31 20 810 0203
    Other:
  • Magere Brug
    Bridges, Historic Sites
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    Kim H Says:

    Don’t miss out on De Magere Brug (The Skinny Bridge) if you are on a romantic city trip to Amsterdam! It is said that kissing on the bridge will bring luck to your relationship, and that you will stay together forever.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Visit the bridge by night, when it is beautifully decorated with over 1,000 lights.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 596 things to do in Amsterdam
    • Just another bridge 04/09/2018
    • Fantastic area 03/09/2018
    • Magere Brug
    Address:
    Kerkstraat
    Nieuwe Kerkstraat
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
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