It’s almost that time of the year again when all the lovers have their own day: Valentine’s Day. If you happen to spend it in the romantic capital of the Netherlands, you won’t be disappointed. We’ve got some great tips on what to do in Amsterdam on Valentine’s Day.

LOVERS Love Boat

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Amsterdam Canals with a LOVERS Canal Cruise. Dine under the stars with the romantically lit up canals and bridges in the background. You can choose from a 4-course dinner cruise, New York Pizza cruise or Wine & Cheese cruise, if you attempt a first date on one of these cruises you are unlikely to need an icebreaker.

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam

Magere Brug - kissing bridge

The Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) in Amsterdam is also known as the kissing bridge. Legend tells that if you kiss your lover while sailing underneath the bridge (or standing on it) you will love each other forever. And who are we to doubt these sort of things? Go on a canal cruise or take a walk along the canals on Valentine’s Day and make sure your love will never end by sealing it with a kiss on or under the bridge.

Explore a different side of romance

If you are looking for an unusual but intriguing date, a visit to Red Light Secrets might be for you. At the world’s first museum of prostitution, you can learn more about the world’s oldest profession. And you can get into some interesting positions together, including learning about each other’s secrets.

Valentine Classics at the Movies

If you really want to go all out then the perfect thing to do is listen to Valentine Classics at the Movies at the Concertgebouw. The most romantic movie songs will be played by the Olten Philharmonic Orchestra. So put on your fancy clothes and swoon away to the sound of romance. A night out like this is sure to charm your partner!

Take the Heart Tour

The Heart Tour at the Stedelijk Museum is a great way to get to know your date better. The Heart Tour is part of the museums permanent collection, so you do not need a special ticket. Simply download the tour here and follow the instructions, which will have you asking each other unexpected questions as you see the art in the museum in a new light.

Venture a little further

While Amsterdam is a very romantic city in which you can easily spend a wonderful Valentine’s Day, there are also other places that ooze romance. Take Giethoorn for example. This fairytale-like village has no roads and you’ll have to get around on a boat. Or cross the border to Belgium and visit Bruges. This medieval town just calls for a stroll while holding hands. Both towns can easily be visited on a day trip from Amsterdam.

Spending Valentine's Day in Amsterdam is a fantastic choice. Decide what you are going to do and woo the one you love. Love is in the air!