With its cobblestoned streets, bouquets of blooms, and idyllic canals, Amsterdam is a capital city for romantic couples. Whether you are thinking about the first date, or you have been together for years, you should try something adventurous with these date night ideas during your Amsterdam tours.
Enjoy Professional Comedy Programs for a Funny Date
Laughter can still be the best icebreaker, and it is best to occasionally leave the comedy to the pros. You can catch comedy performances in English at many locations around the Dutch capital. Just keep in mind that sitting near the front row can get your date and yourself noticed, to say the least.
Have Beer and Wine for a Tipsy Date
Impress your date with your sense of taste by having wine at Vyne, which is the dedicated wine bar in Amsterdam. Craft beer lovers must visit a boutique brewery to sample the Dutch brews; while at it, make it a point to have the Bitterballen.
Visit Cozy Bookstores for a Literary Date
Spend an evening browsing through the shelves at the English Bookstore, the family-owned “American Book Center”, or Waterstones Booksellers. Here is a clue for the recently entwined couple: you can tell plenty of things about someone by what he or she reads.
Visit the ARTIS Zoo on a Saturday Night
On Saturdays in the summer season, the ARTIS Zoo in Amsterdam stays open until sunset, which sets the scene for a romantic encounter between the stunning gardens, historic buildings and exotic animals. The ARTIS aquarium allows you to explore the depths of the ocean. In addition to that, the ARTIS is home to the biggest planetarium in Amsterdam.
The Brunch Date
Dazzle your lover with the best eggs and coffee in the city, or climb aboard the brunchboat at G’s where delicious cocktails and dishes are coupled with a Dutch canal tour. Best of all, a brunch provides you with the option to spend the remaining time of the day together.
The Upscale Film Date
Amsterdam has many boutique cinemas, where you can have the best of all dates if you and your other half are a lover of English films. Pathé Tuschinski offers the Art Deco ambiance to blockbusters made in Hollywood, and “The Movies” Amsterdam is a retro date night favorite which focuses on indies and art house films.