Love is in the air…It’s already February and it’s all about love or food or dance festival or sightseeing or you name it. As February is the month we celebrate love on Valentine’s Day, here are 10 things to do in Amsterdam for you and your date this month. Not into Valentine’s Day? No worries there are plenty of other things to do as well.
1. Valentine’s Day
You don’t have to go to Paris to find some romance on Valentine’s Day. Amsterdam is the perfect place to surprise your lover. Some examples; make a reservation on the Love Boat, ride a carriage like Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big in Sex and the City, get married for one day at Wed & Walk (no need to go to Vegas) or go and kiss at the Skinny Bridge. Legend says that if you do that you will always stay together….
When? 14 February 2017
Where? Various places downtown Amsterdam
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2. Wonderland Festival
Alice in Wonderland is back! Follow the White Rabbit and end up in Wonderland! Start this magical day just after noon and go for a nineteen hour dance through the night at the Wonderland Festival. It starts at the completely renewed winter ground of the Thuishaven and ends in the Elementenstraat. Catch the beats of Benny Rodiques, Juan Sanchez, Buurman & Buurman and many more.
When? 18-19 February 2017
Where? Thuishaven + Warehouse – Elementenstraat, Amsterdam
3. Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival
Wonder around between over one hundred snow and ice sculptures at the Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival. Not only is it the largest winter event of the Netherlands, it is also the biggest ice sculpture festival of Europe. There are 26 different themes with pieces of world’s known ice artists.
When? Every day until 5 March 2017
Where? Arena Boulevard, Amsterdam
4. Watching the stars
Let’s keep it romantic this month. Go and watch the stars at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astrology. Maybe you will see a falling star and make a wish!
When? 7pm-10pm 24 February 2017
Where? Science Park 904, Amsterdam
5. Brandt & Levie workshop
Foodie? Then this is for you! Save the date for the Brandt & Levie workshop. The Brandt & Levies sausages are well known in Amsterdam. Now you can learn how to make them yourself at a workshop! In a relaxed atmosphere you will learn the skills of making sausages and backing pâté. Increase your know-how while drinking a nice glass of beer or wine. Take the sausages home and your friends will be amazed!
When? 11 and 25 February 2017
Where? Anchangelkade 9, Amsterdam
6. Caribbean vibes
Let’s Dance. Put on your red shoes and dance the blues. Or in this case a fusion between Dancehall, Afro Dance and Latin Dance moves. Shake your hips at the Caribbean vibes dance workshop.
When? 26 February 2017
Where? Vancouverstraat 6hs, Amsterdam
7. Neighbourhood market
Eating food and buying stuff, what do we want more? The Neighbourfood & Flea Market combines both things, inside and outside. Taste the finest food from around the world.
When? 19 February 2017
Where? Westergasterrein, Amsterdam
8. Waldorf Austoria Vault
If you want to impress a special someone you should definitely take them to the Waldorf Astoria. Walk into the bar and you will see a vault filled with bottles and drinks. Enjoy the personal service, the extraordinary drinks and lovely bar.
When? Open daily
Where? Waldorf Astoria – Herengracht 542-556, Amsterdam
9. Hop on hop off boat
We all know the hop on hop off busses you see in every big city. But did you know that in Amsterdam we also have a hop on hop off boat? It’s a great way to see the city from a different perspective. So why not do some sightseeing by floating through the canals?
Where? Several pick up points downtown Amsterdam
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10. Samples Sales Amsterdam
Love to shop? Make sure to keep an eye out for the February Amsterdam Sample Sale Guide. Published soon.
By Linda Joosen