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! And if you’re visiting the city for the first time, discover these interesting facts about Amsterdam.
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
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. If you’re still deciding where to head next, we recommend checking out our latest guide to the best cosy bars to visit in winter.
Check out the best boat tours in Amsterdam and book your cruise tickets today!
2. Immerse yourself into the world of Heineken
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
Looking for more spots to enjoy your fresh pints? Discover our list of must-visit pubs in Amsterdam central.
3. Wander around the historic Dutch windmills
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!
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 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!
1398 AA Muiden
5. Discover the best Amsterdam Museums and Galleries
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!
Need more inspiration? Here’s our rundown of the best Amsterdam museums.
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. Book your table here!
Looking for veggie options? Check out our list of the best vegan food in Amsterdam.
20th & 21th floor of A’DAM Toren Amsterdam
7. Book your Yoga class with a view at 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 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.
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If you’re looking for more activities in the neighbourhood, check out also our list of things to do in Amsterdam Noord!
8. Celebrate Pancake day at the Pancake Bakery
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. Get yourself here and get stuck in, or visit one of these places to eat like locals in Amsterdam!
The Pancake Bakery
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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
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.