Amsterdam is another romantic destination in Europe. Known for its romantic and gorgeous canals, Amsterdam also boasts of many quaint cobblestones, architectural harmony, narrow streets, and a liberal atmosphere.

If you’re traveling with your partner to this beautiful European city, here are some of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

10 Romantic Things To Do In Amsterdam, Netherlands

canals which is one of the romantic things to do in amsterdam

1. Tour Amsterdam through its canal on a boat

Amsterdam is synonymous with its canals and there’s nothing better than tour the city through it. By renting a pedal boat, you can easily navigate and tour around the city. It’s also one of the unique ways to see the city and the best vantage point in my opinion.

Renting a pedal boat is also not just a fun thing to do for couples in Amsterdam, you also get a little workout.

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2. Explore Amsterdam by tandem bike


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Ever seen those romantic movies with the main characters having a fun moment while in the tandem bike? You can now do the same thing in Amsterdam.

Known as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, Amsterdam is best to be explored by bike. And if you’re partner is up for it, renting a tandem bike is surely one of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam.

3. Have a romantic picnic in Vondelpark

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Vondelpark is the biggest public park in all of the Netherlands and it’s also one of the best places to relax in the city. Named after the famous 17th-century poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel, this place is ideal for a picnic or even leisurely stroll.

At over 47 hectares, the place is massive for a romantic and quiet day with your spouse or partner.

Aside from the lovely greeneries, lakes, and beautiful gardens, there are also occasional concerts and events that you can see here if you visit in the right season.

4. Join a chocolate tour

As some of the major European cities, Amsterdam is also known for its decadent chocolates. And what’s a better way to enjoy it? Join a chocolate tour that will take you to some of the best chocolate makers and shops in the city.

There’s nothing sweeter than enjoying chocolates with your partner and no place is better than joining a chocolate tour than Amsterdam.

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5. Have a romantic luxury dinner cruise

Cruise along the famous canals of Amsterdam while enjoying a romantic dinner. This date idea in Amsterdam will surely impress your partner as not only you get to enjoy a sumptuous candlelit dinner but you will see the city in a different way as well.

There are several companies that offer these romantic cruises and they cater to all kinds of budgets.

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6. Have a romantic sundowner in A’DAM Lookout

A'DAM lookout

A’DAM Lookout is an observatory deck located in A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam that offers 360 degrees view of the city. From here, you get to enjoy the view of the canals, the port, and the historical center of Amsterdam.

Aside from the observatory deck, A’DAM Lookout also offers a panoramic bar and restaurant where you can have a drink while you enjoy the sunset. And don’t forget it’s biggest draw - the over the edge swing.

The sky swing on the observatory deck will give you an adrenalin rush as you swing back and forth in Europe’s highest swing at 100 meters above the city.

If you run out of date ideas while in the city, this surely tops the most romantic and adventurous things to do in Amsterdam for couples.

7. Take a day trip to Bollenstreek

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If you want to venture outside of Amsterdam, take your partner to a romantic day trip to Bollenstreek. The whole Netherlands is associated with lovely flowers and gardens and Bollenstreek is one of the best places in the Netherlands to visit a flower farm.

Bollenstreek is known as the Flower Bulb Region and it’s synonymous to some of the world’s biggest flower parades.

If you visit the Netherlands between March to April, you can see endless fields exploding in different colors and shades because of the world-famous Dutch flowers.

The region is also only less than an hour from the city center and it’s a quick day trip from Amsterdam.

8. Visit the famous museums in Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum

There are several options when it comes to museums in Amsterdam. If you want a laid back and educational date ideas in the city, visiting one or two museums in Amsterdam is a must.

You can start with Van Gogh Museum which is the museum dedicated to world-famous Dutch painter - Vincent Van Gogh.

Here, you’ll find the biggest collections of Van Gogh works which include over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and over 700 letters. Check for the latest rates here.

You can also visit Rijksmuseum - the Dutch National Museum. It is also the largest museum in the country which over 8000 collections of arts and historical artifacts from the 1200s onwards. Check for the latest rates here.

9. Zaanse Schans Windmills

Zaanse Schans Windmills

Windmills are often associated with the Netherlands and it’s among the top things to see in the country. If you’re visiting Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans Windmills is an easy day trip from the city. Only around 20 minutes away by bus, train, or even by car, you can easily reach the neighborhood of Zaanse Schans.

Zaanse Schans is famous for its well-preserved homes and windmills.  In the 17th century, the government built over 600 windmills in the city making it one of the first industrialized regions in the country. These windmills were used to power factories that make spices, oils, paints among others.

Until now, some of these windmills are still in good working condition and they’re still being used up to this day.

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10. Have a romantic stay in Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht


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Nothing is more romantic than staying in a hotel that speaks romance. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is located in the heart of Amsterdam canal belt and you can watch the boats passing through it from the hotel’s windows.

Designed with luxury, modern, and cozy vibe in mind, staying in this beautiful hotel in Amsterdam will surely spark more romance.

The hotel is also equipped with awesome amenities that include a beautiful garden, restaurants, and a bar overlooking the canal belt. It is also in the middle of the city which means it’s close to the popular tourist spots in the city.

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