If you’re slowly venturing out of your January hibernation and looking to reacquaint yourself with the wider world, then check out our pick the top 8 things to do in Amsterdam this February. If you’re loved up, read up on some of the cute couple-friendly activities in honour of Valentines day. And if you’re young, free and single, let Amsterdam be your love – there’s plenty to enjoy.
1. Cruise the canals
One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is by boat. And during February, 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 enjoying dinner and drinks for two. Check out the I amsterdam guide to canal cruises for more info.
2. Visit the Chocoa Festival
If your love has a sweet spot for Chocolate then the Chocoa Festival could be the perfect romantic outing. The Beurs van Berlage in is hosting this delectable festival promoting sustainable and good quality chocolate – includes workshops and tastings. The festival is running from 22-23 Feb 2020.
Thinking about London instead? Check out our guide to February events in The Big Smoke
3. Cut Shapes at La Reve
If you’re looking to shake your tail feather this February then this is the event for you. Jam-packed with top acts including George FitzGerald and Dimitri this festival promises to be the event of the winter. Grab your tickets here before they run out!
4. Explore Castle Muiderslot
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 story book – turrets, a moat, a drawbridge, and gorgeous landscaped gardens.
5. Shelter from the cold at one of Amsterdam’s many museums
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
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.
7. Visit Pllek
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 the stresses of the week. The classes mix different styles and involve meditation, stretching and a focus on breathing. € 12,00 per class.
8. Celebrate Pancake day at the Pancake Bakery
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 decedent and delicous pancakes from all around the world, this restaurant is a big hitter with locals and visitors alike. Get yourself here and get stuck in!
There we have it, the top 8 things to do this February in Amsterdam. Got other ideas? Get in touch with us and let us know your travel secrets!