12 X Romantic Things to Do in Amsterdam

Are you looking for the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam? We've curated a list of the most romantic restaurants, activities and experiences that you definitely want to explore!

Oh, how we love a good date night or a little romantic getaway! Even though we call Amsterdam home, we can’t resist booking a cozy hotel sometimes and having tons of date nights. In this blog post, we’re spilling the beans on our favorite romantic spots. Whether you’re a local looking for inspiration or a visitor seeking some romantic places, these are absolute must-visits!

Visit a Speakeasy Bar

Open daily from 6 PM until 3 AM | Reguliersdwarsstraat 74

Make your way to the stylish and secretive ‘Door 74‘, located right in the city center. This speakeasy bar offers an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere. The perfect place for a romantic evening. The entrance adds an element of mystery. You need a booking and the password to enter. It’s a great hidden gem! 

Some other favorites are Zum Barbarossa and Rosalia’s Menagerie.

Speakeasy bar Door 74 in Amsterdam
© Door 74

Visit a Candle Light Concert

Go for a magical experience during your romantic weekend in Amsterdam by attending a Candle Light Concert. We’ve been there already several times and it’s so worth it! Each time they host the event in different locations, such as a church or beautiful museums. You will be surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of candles while listening to live music!

Candelights concert in Amsterdam
© Candle Light Concert

The Skinny Bridge (De Magere Brug) – The Bridge of Love

Among locals this charming bridge, known as the Skinny Bridge, is a symbol of everlasting love. The story goes that when you kiss right under the bridge, you’ll stay forever together! How romantic, right? 

The Skinny Bridge or Magere Brug in Amsterdam at night

TIP >> Rather than taking selfies, capture this romantic moment with a private photographer!

Have Dinner in One of The Most Beautiful Gardens of Amsterdam

Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 AM to 12 PM | Reguliersdwarsstraat 28

Looking for a romantic restaurant? One of our absolute favorites is Lion Noir! Perfect for both lunch and dinner with an absolute stunning hidden garden. In the colder months, the inside is just as cozy, complete with a fireplace to warm up by. The food is as outstanding as the ambiance!

Explore The Canals On a 100-Year-Old Salon Boat

We feel like everything on the water is already romantic, but going on a salon boat takes it to the next level. These 100-year-old wooden boats are so elegant with their vintage interiors. It’s a truly unique and local experience. You can either go for a semi-private salon trip (with a maximum of 12 people on the boat) or if your budget allows it we would recommend a fine dining cruise.

Salon boat sailing in the canals of Amsterdam

Have a Romantic Picnic Right Next to The Canals 

Enjoy a romantic picnic on the wooden boardwalk right next to the Papiermolensluis bridge on the Brouwersgracht. This spot offers an amazing view of the canal, old warehouses, houseboats and is perfect for people-watching. Bring a blanket, uncork a bottle of wine and enjoy the view and your company :).

The Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam during a sunny day

Visit Some of The Best Sky Bars In Amsterdam

Sip on a cocktail while enjoying panoramic views of the city! Some of the best sky bars to visit include Malabar, LuminAir, Adam Tower, Ventuno and Hasta La Vista Baby. Adding a touch of magic to your romantic get-away in Amsterdam, a visit to one of these sky bars is a must.


📍LuminAir, for your next cocktail date✨☁️ #amsterdamguide #amsterdamtips #amsterdamlocal #thingstodoamsterdam #amsterdamfood #amsterdamdrinks

♬ оригинальный звук – Sadu

Visit Amsterdam’s Botanical Garden

Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM | Plantage Middenlaan 2A

Discover the beauty of Hortus Botanicus, the botanical gardens in Amsterdam. It’s a peaceful haven for couples looking for some quiet time. Take a leisurely stroll among colorful flowers, find cozy spots with exotic plants, explore the butterfly garden and have some tasty food and drinks at their beautiful terrace.

Plants and the rooftop of Hortus Botanics in Amsterdam

TIP >> You can visit the garden year-round as most areas are covered. 

Romantic Brunch at Morgan & Mees

Open daily between 8 AM and 11 PM | Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 2-6

Just a short walk from the Jordaan Neighborhood, you’ll find our favorite brunch spot. Housed in a beautiful monumental building dating back to 1880. It seamlessly blends modern interiors with abstract art while maintaining all the original details of the building. Morgan & Mees is perfect for a romantic (boozy) brunch.

Morgan & Mees in Amsterdam
© Morgan & Mees

Dip and Dine In a Private Outdoor Floating Sauna

Badhus | Korte Papaverweg 4

What if we told you that right near the city center you can enjoy a private outdoor sauna experience, surrounded by nature, natural swimming, cold plunge bathtubs, sunset views and bonfires? Sounds like a perfect romantic getaway, right? Badhus is located in the northern part of the city, known for its industrial and artsy vibes. The sauna itself fits this style perfectly, adding a cool touch to the experience.

You have the option to book a session just for the two of you or join this place with a group. To make it even better, you can combine the sauna session with a delicious 3-course meal at Cafe de CeuvelBook your sauna time at Badhus here. It’s open during winter, and you can hop on the free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station to get there. 


📍Badhus, Amsterdam North. A floating sauna, surrounded by nature, natural swimming + cold plunges, bonfire & sunset views. What do you want more?😍 You can enjoy this private sauna with up to 6 people. Who do you want to bring? #amsterdamguide #amsterdamtips #amsterdamlocal #thingstodoamsterdam #badhus

♬ dont go breaking my heart – ★SPED UP AUDIOS

Romantic Amsterdam Stay at The Hoxton Hotel

Open daily | Herengracht 255

The Hoxton Hotel offers a cozy and romantic stay, right by the canal at the Herengracht. This lovely spot in the city center is perfect for a weekend escape. Waking up with the view over the canal and they have a very lively bar and restaurant. Every Sunday there is live music. Book your room here.

Hotel room of the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam
© The Hoxton Hotel

Bonus Tip: Take a Walk Along The Canals 

As the city lights shimmer on the water they create a magical atmosphere. Enjoy the romantic setting with historic bridges and cozy canal-side houses. It’s a great way to explore the city’s charm since it’s much quieter and everything looks so different!

Amsterdam Canal during nighttime

Do you need more romantic drink spots? Check out our blog posts 13 x Best Wine Bars and 17 x Best Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam.

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