Although not everyone’s first choice for a romantic holiday, many will be surprised at what hidden treasures the beautiful city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands has to find. Canals, bridges, museums, stunning architecture and the World famous flower market are just some of the sights to see when visiting this picture perfect capital. For an idea of what to visit on your romantic holiday to Amsterdam take a look at some of the suggestions below.
Prinsengracht Canal, Amsterdam
The most popular of the many canals in Amsterdam is the Prinsengracht, one of the three major canals in the city. Lined with shops, cafés, art galleries and restaurants this is one of the best places to visit at dusk. Take a seat outside one of the cafés and watch the city light up as the sky darkens and the beautiful street lights illuminate the canal. One of the best ways to look at the canal is on a guided boat tour which will take you through many of the other canals in Amsterdam as well. The best thing about a guided tour is that you will be directed towards things you may not have noticed just when walking along the streets.
Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms, Amsterdam
Ever been accused of being cheesy by your partner? Well, now you can truly prove that point by taking them to the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms in Amsterdam. This great experience is truly something different in terms of romantic activities and perfect for cheese lovers! Guided by an expert cheese taster each session lasts for around an hour in which you get to experience the smells, tastes and textures of these famous Dutch cheeses. You can go for the beginner’s cheese tasting, the more advanced which includes wine, or the cheese connoisseur tasting which includes wine and port, meaning you can have a merry time participating in this fun experience.
Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam
The Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Museum of Bags and Purses) in Amsterdam is a must see for your lady friend, although reviews from men say they were pleasantly surprised too. Take a look around this bag and purse paradise which holds some truly interesting and unique displays. If you would rather sit and wait then there’s a delightful coffee shop on the second floor where you can bide your time while she gets lost in a little slice of heaven. There are also some beautiful gardens out the back of this museum that you can take a leisurely walk around during the day.
After a day of cheese tasting and designer bags, nothing beats a romantic trip to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This 19th Century building is truly stunning and renowned for its incredible acoustics. Free 30 minute shows are performed every Wednesday during peak season, or you can decide to book yourselves tickets to the show of your choice of an evening. Many famous orchestras play here, as well as many other musicians, so have a good look at what concerts will be available before you book your vacation. This is a great way to finish up your romantic holiday to Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
Amsterdam is a city of wonderment that offers something different and unique for all of its visitors. Those planning a romantic holiday to Amsterdam will love experiencing something a bit special at the cheese tasting or bag and purse museum, whilst evenings are filled with classical concerts and sipping coffee on the canal.