What to do in the romantic city of Amsterdam. My name is Rocco Vermijs, a seasoned tour guide and a local who makes his living from knowing the atmospheric streets inside out. I am also the founder of Romantic Tour Amsterdam.
Here are my favourite 5 Romantic things to do in Amsterdam
1. Explore Vondelpark as a couple
One of the most beautiful parks in Amsterdam is Vondelpark, also known as ‘the Central Park of Amsterdam’. The variety of trees, ponds and birds is incredible. We even have our own lovebird: a ring-necked parakeet that, according to some stories, escaped from a cage and somehow survives the Amsterdam winters. Explore the park and try to spot the Dutch lovebird!
2. Walk by the canals together while the sun is setting
Go for a stroll with your loved one by the canals. The city centre and the canal belt were built in the 16th and 17th century. The houses are absolutely wonderful, and the setting is so scenic that you feel like you are walking in an open-air museum. If you go out for a walk at night, be sure to pay attention to the romantic street lights that keep the city illuminated, they emphasize Amsterdam’s unique atmosphere.
3. Watch a film in the most romantic cinema
Cinema Pathé Tuschinski was built in 1921, and its exterior and interior are a spectacular mix of styles: Amsterdam School, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It is one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a double “Love seat” on the balcony or a “Private box”, where you can even order champagne! When you book here make sure you book for the old theatre Cinema.
4. Go on a Romantic canal cruise during your visit
With its 165 canals, Amsterdam is often referred to as “the Venice of the North”, so it’s imperative to take a canal cruise during your stay in the city! A very romantic time of the day to go on a canal tour is at sunset, when you get low, warm sunlight shining on the 17th-century houses. Another truly magical moment is at night when all the little lights are reflecting on the water.
We at Romantic Tour Amsterdam offer a special Romantic Canal tour.
5. Take a photo at Bloemgracht
This is, in my opinion, the most beautiful canal of all. One of those places that are not to be missed! The best pictures of Amsterdam are taken here, from the middle of the bridge. You can find it in the heart of the picturesque and charming Jordaan district. A photoshoot on Valentine’s day here I highly recommend.
Hope these tips will help you create a magical Valentine together in Amsterdam and that the love will flourish between you together.