Is the winter weather dragging on a bit too long for your liking? Inject some excitement into your life by experiencing a short break in one of Europe’s most famous cities – Amsterdam. Here we have a comprehensive run-down of the best things Amsterdam has to offer this February.
The Van Gogh Museum
Where: The Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: Until the end of February
Since opening in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum has become one of Amsterdam’s most famous attractions, admitting more than 1.9 million visitors in 2015 and ranking 31st on the list of the world’s most visited art museums.
The museum is famous for its eclectic collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings – the largest collection of his work in the world – and for its Impressionist and post-Impressionist exhibitions. As well as featuring works by Van Gogh, the museum features many of the artist’s contemporaries, including paintings by Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Emile Bernard.
In October 2015, the museum became home to the Zeng Fanzhi – Van Gogh, a stunning exhibition by the contemporary Chinese artist. The exhibition features five of Zeng’s works, each of which has been uniquely inspired by Van Gogh and Chinese art. Zeng’s exhibition runs until the end of February.
Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam
Where: Anywhere in this beautiful city
When: 14th February
Amsterdam is a stunning backdrop for a perfect Valentine’s Day with your loved one. With its scenic architecture, delectable restaurants and varied nightlife, Amsterdam has everything you need to plan a perfect Valentine’s trip.
The Dutch city is famous worldwide for its incredible canal structure, and what could be a more perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day than a romantic cruise through the city’s stunning waterways? Most of the tours last an hour and provide a unique viewing platform for some of the city’s most incredible sights.
Add an extra touch of romance by visiting the world’s only floating flower market on the Singel canal.
Where: The Lloyd Hotel, Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: 16th-19th February
This February, The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy will become home to Mono Japan, an exciting fair that explores the wonder and beauty of contemporary Japanese craft and design.
The fair is hosted in Amsterdam every year and aims to introduce Japanese artwork into Europe by showcasing exquisite craft products and hosting workshops that explore the history of art in the Far Eastern country. This year’s edition will be open to the public from 16th-19th February.
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Where: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: 24th-25th February
Amsterdam’s Chocoa Festival is the perfect event for chocolate lovers visiting the city this February. Running from 24th-25th February at the Beurs van Berlage, the festival is a celebration of all things chocolate. The festival shines a light on the humble cocoa bean, exploring its varieties, flavours and qualities, and how each one is turned into a divine bar of beautiful chocolate. Visitors are welcome to explore the festival’s 75 chocolate stands and taste the intense array of chocolate, coffee, wine, and beer.
Need a place to stay during your trip?
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