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Couples trips to Amsterdam

Amsterdam - European City Break

Couples trips to Amsterdam

If you’re planning a European city break with your partner, Amsterdam is one of the top destinations for a romantic weekend getaway. From exceptional food and drink to sprawling parks, picturesque canals and some of the world's best art galleries, there are plenty of fun things to do in Amsterdam for couples.

Why visit Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, thanks to its medieval architecture, green spaces and waterways, making it the ideal choice for a couple’s holiday. Whether you love history, culture or nature, there’s something everyone can enjoy here.

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How to travel around Amsterdam

The city has excellent public transport links, including trains, trams and buses. However, the most popular mode of transport is cycling, with most of Amsterdam’s residents choosing this eco-friendly option.

You can easily hire a bike from various locations across the city if you fancy living like a local during your stay. Alternatively, walking is a great way to see the sights, as many attractions are close together.

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Discover Amsterdam by canal boat

Whether enjoying a romantic boat tour or hiring a pedal boat to explore the city at your own pace, this is one of the top things to do on your Amsterdam couples holiday. With over 165 canals making up the city’s canal ring, a relaxing boat ride lets you admire the city from another perspective.

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Explore Amsterdam by bike

Biking is a fun way to spend an afternoon exploring Amsterdam. The city is well-equipped for cyclists with designated bike lanes and storage racks, making it easy for tourists and locals. Spend a few hours cycling through Vondelpark or alongside the canals with a guided bike tour for a fun couples activity.

Already an avid cyclist? Travel with your bike onboard our ferries to make the most of cycling in Holland during your trip.

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Visit the museums and galleries

Wondering what things to do in Amsterdam with your partner? Amsterdam’s cultural offering is vast and impressive, so art and history lovers won’t want to miss the museums and galleries. Some of the best include the famous Rijkmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.

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Enjoy Free Concerts in Amsterdam

Visiting Amsterdam on a budget? Spend a romantic evening or afternoon at a free concert in one of Amsterdam’s iconic music venues. Bimhuis (best for jazz) offers free live sessions on Tuesday evenings, while Concertgebouw (best for classical music) offers free lunchtime performances on Wednesdays.

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Take a day trip to the tulip fields

Holland is known for its abundant tulip fields in the Bollenstreek region between Haarlem and Leiden. You’ll find over 30km of tulip fields, making it a beautiful spot for couples. Take the 30-minute train ride from Amsterdam to Leiden, where you can hire a bike and cycle past the tulip fields to Haarlem (around 2 hours).

Tip: Visit between March and May to see the vibrant fields in full bloom.

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Enjoy a picnic in Vondelpark

Plan a picnic with your loved one in Amsterdam’s largest park for a romantic afternoon or evening. This is the perfect summer activity and one of the top budget-friendly things to do. Then, cycle around or relax by one of the lakes and watch the world go by.

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Watch the sunset at a rooftop bar

Amsterdam is known for its nightlife, so what better way to finish off a busy day sightseeing than sipping a cocktail or beer at a rooftop bar?

The breathtaking views make rooftop bars the ultimate romantic spot for couples at sunset, where you can soak up the lively atmosphere and look at Amsterdam from above.

Venues you can't miss include the W Lounge, Malabar and Twenty Third Bar.

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