Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam

February 1, 2019 / Amsterdam

Valentine’s Day is rolling around once more. Surely, it’s time for you and your beloved to go Dutch and celebrate in style in Amsterdam? It has to beat the conventional alternative – a bog-standard dinner for two – even a romantic, candlelit one! After all, Amsterdam’s historic centre and all those picturesque canals, not to mention the exquisite art and architecture, form the perfect backdrop for the ideal romantic getaway.

Because we like to bring people together, we’ve come up with a few Valentine’s Day ideas for you to enjoy here, either with your partner or the person you have your eye on. Feel the love!

Romantische koekjes op Valentijnsdag

Surprise your Valentine

You always want a romantic start on Valentine’s Day – kick off the day with a special surprise by having your date picked up by a driver. With the Uber app, you can use the Multiple stops function to schedule a ride that will pick up your date first and then yourself – so you can make a dramatic entrance and greet them with flowers! Make it extra chic by requesting an UberBLACK. That way, you’re guaranteed to get your first kiss of the day!

Fun at the zoo

Few things are more romantic than a stroll through the zoo. Watch polar bears together, laugh at funny monkeys and penguins and take selfies (of both of you of course) in the butterfly pavilion. This is a relaxed way to get to know each other and start your Valentine’s Day on the right note.

Take a romantic cruise

After the zoo, it’s time for a little relaxation. Book an Uber and be whisked to one of the embarkation points for a romantic cruise along the city’s canals. Enjoy each other’s company and the beautiful views of the city from the water. You could also do this in the evening, because most of the boat companies also offer romantic candlelit cruises. Sailing under the stars with some food, drinks and your lover – what more could you want?

Couple having a romantic dinner

Dinner for two

No Valentine’s Day, of course, would be complete without the obligatory dinner. Stressed because you’re worried about rocking up late for your all-important dinner date? No problem, just request a ride in advance. That way you’ll never be late again!

Valentine’s Day tip: After your dinner, take a walk on the Magere Brug. According to legend, love lasts forever when you kiss each other on (or under) this bridge. Just be sure that your date really is The One…

No date? No problem!

No date this Valentine’s Day but don’t want to stay at home? Grab all your (single) mates and book an uberVAN for a fun day out instead. Catch a movie, take in an amusement park or simply go for a walk. Have fun!