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Get the best of Amsterdam in February

July 13, 2023

If you’re slowly venturing out of your January hibernation and looking to reacquaint yourself with the wider world, then check out Clink’s top things to do in Amsterdam in February. Read up on some of the cute couple-friendly activities in honour of Valentine’s Day; and if you’re young, free and single, let Amsterdam be your love – there’s plenty to enjoy!

Why visit Amsterdam in February?

Visiting Amsterdam in February will give you the chance to discover many winter spots without the usual tourist traffic. Booking a city tour can also be a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved ones. Or discover the iconic Chinese district of Amsterdam in February, just on time for the New Year Celebrations: don’t miss the traditional lion dance and spectacular fireworks, with the Nieuwmarkt covered with stalls and street performers to keep tourists entertained.

Best activities in Amsterdam in February

1. Cruise the canals

Canal Cruise in Amsterdam | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels

One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is by boat. And for Valentine’s Day, when romance is in the air, you can jump on one of the city’s ‘love boats’. Cruise the canals, take in the old world charm and enjoy dinner and drinks for two. Check out the best boat tours in Amsterdam and book your cruise tickets today!

2. Immerse yourself into the world of Heineken

Heineken Experience | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels
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Discover the Heineken Experience within its oldest brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. Since 1988, the historical building serves as a venue where you can learn all about the famous crafted beers’ heritage, the brewing process, and the crazy innovations, including the best way to taste and enjoy your Heineken beer. Book your tickets today!

The Heineken Experience Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE

3. Wander around the historic Dutch windmills

Windmills at the Zaanse Schans | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels
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A day trip can be a good idea to visit Amsterdam in February. Discover the Zaanse Schans neighbourhood, near Zaandijk, and Volendam where you can find the famous Dutch windmills. Immerse yourself in the local history and traditions, and discover the natural surroundings, just outside the city centre. Discover all useful information on how to book the windmills tour outside of Amsterdam in February!

Zaanse Schans Zaandam Netherlands

4. Explore Castle Muiderslot

Muiderslot Castle | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels
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The days of fairy tale romances don’t have to be over. Whisk your fair maiden (or prince!) away to the enchanting Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, which lies just to the East of Amsterdam in Muiden. The castle dates back to 1280 and you’ll find all the trappings of a great storybook – turrets, a moat, a drawbridge, and gorgeous landscaped gardens. 

To get there from ClinkNOORD, take the free ferry to Centraal Station, a train to Weesp Station and then bus 110 to Brandweerkazerne Muiden. Book your visit to the Castle today! Castle Muiderslot Herengracht 1 1398 AA Muiden

5. Discover the best Amsterdam Museums and Galleries

Amsterdam Museums | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels
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From the weird and wonderful sex museum to the historical and inspiring Rembrandt House Museum, the city of Amsterdam is awash with fantastic museums and galleries. Not only are they the perfect spot to soak up some Dutch culture, but also an ideal place to warm your toes during a day of city exploration!

6. Enjoy a romantic meal with a view

A'DAM Tower | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels
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If you’re hoping to impress your loved one this February, you can do no better than a romantic meal at the A’Dam Tower. With epic panoramic views of the city and top-notch munch on offer, we’re sure your partner won’t be throwing in the towel any time soon. Book your table here!

A’DAM LOOKOUT 20th & 21th floor of A’DAM Toren Amsterdam Overhoeksplein 5 1031 KS

7. Book your Yoga class with a view at Pllek

Pllek Amsterdam Noord | What to do in Amsterdam in February | Clink Hostels
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Pllek is one of our lovely neighbours in Amsterdam Noord. The multifunctional venue offers dinner, events, screenings and more. Every Sunday, it’s Yoga with a view! (indoors on cold / winter days, outside on the deck in the summer). Sitting on the edge of the River IJ shore, it’s the perfect spot to exhale away from the stresses of the week. The classes mix different styles and involve meditation, stretching and a focus on breathing. Check this month’s Agenda and book your next yoga class here. PLLEK B.V. TT Neveritaweg 59 1033 WB.

8. Celebrate Pancake day at the Pancake Bakery

Pancakes in Amsterdam | What to do in Amsterdam in February
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The 21st of February is International Pancake Day. One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in February is to explore the city while tasting the sweet Dutch delicacies…so what better way to celebrate this year’s pancake day than with a visit to Amsterdam’s favourite pancake house, The Pancake Bakery

Home to the decedent and delicious pancakes from all around the world, this restaurant is a big hitter with locals and visitors alike.
The Pancake Bakery Prinsengracht 191, 1015 DS Amsterdam,

There we have it, the top 8 things to do around Amsterdam in February. Got other ideas? Get in touch with us and let us know your travel secrets!

Find your way around Amsterdam

Amazing Things to do in Amsterdam this February | Clink Hostels

Amsterdam’s an easy city to find your way around and to make it even easier for you we’ve put all 8 of our favourite things to do in February on this map so you can see how close you are from ClinkNOORD or visit our cheap Amsterdam group accommodation page to find out more about our rates and best deals.