Where to will you take your Valentine?
Amsterdam is often seen as one of the most romantic cities in the world. A Valentine’s Day in the “Venice of the North” is therefore an opportunity not to be missed. Explore the romantic canals from a classic salon boat, or wander around in one of the quirky neighborhoods. Do we need to say more? Here’s our list of top picks for a Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam.
The Magere Brug (the Skinny Bridge) is one of those spots in Amsterdam with a rich history of love. The bridge was built by two sisters who both lived on different banks of the Amstel River. They built the Magere Brug because they simply did not have time to go around the river to meet each other. Nowadays, this monument and its thousands of lights is one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful bridges and a favorite spot for couples in love.
The Fault in our Stars
On the corner of the Herengracht and Leidsegracht, you will find the most sought-after canal-side bench of Amsterdam. The bench is featured in the book and blockbuster “The Fault in Our Stars” and is the place where Hazel and August come together to show true love. The bench once mysteriously disappeared but has been put back in place and now proves romance is well and alive.
If you prefer to treat your Valentine to an evening of good music, you may want to consider Het Concertgebouw. The city’s oldest concert hall stages a special Valentine’s concert with movie classics performed by the North Netherlands Orchestra.
Give your Valentine even more butterflies and reserve a table overlooking the lighted bridges of the Keizersgracht. Restaurant Jansz. serves a stunning Valentine’s dessert, right in the quirky Nine Streets shopping district. The Raspberry Cake & Lychee Peach Meringue will undoubtedly tug at your heartstrings.
End your Valentine’s Day in Pulitzer’s Bar and fly to the moon and back with the champagne and vodka infused Valentine’s cocktail, macaroons and delicious oysters. The sweet bonus is a surprise from the charming barmen for all the ladies.