Most romantic things to do in Amsterdam

Are you looking for ideas of romantic things to do in Amsterdam? In this article we have prepared the best things to do with your partner during your stay in Amsterdam. From a romantic tour in Amsterdam to the most fun plans for couples.

Romantic tour through Amsterdam's canals

Are you looking for a romantic tour in Amsterdam? then exploring the canals is a must-do activity for you! With over 165 canals, Amsterdam’s 17th-century waterways offer a unique landscape that you can explore by boat.

One of the most popular canals in Amsterdam is Prinsengracht (Prince’s Canal), where you can find some of the most interesting houseboats in Amsterdam.

Viewing the streets of Amsterdam from the water is one of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam, as well as a nice way to explore the city, especially when the sun is setting.

Besides the group canal tour, during the warm period, you can also rent a pedal boat to enjoy this romantic tour on Amsterdam’s waters in private.

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View a movie at Pathe Tuschinski

One of the most fun things to do in Amsterdam for couples is watching a movie at Pathé Tuschinski. Here you can find both contemporary and arthouse films being showcased, which provides a variety of film options.

The theatre itself is quite a show, featuring a mix of architectural styles such as Art Deco and Art Nouveau, with large sweeping curtains and a ceiling with artistic motifs. Definitely one of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam that will make your date fall in love with you!

Enjoy here a movie, an opera, orchestra or ballet. Pathé Tuschinski is located right in the city center,  about a 5-minute walk from Rembrandtplein. 

View the agenda below and choose a film for your date!

Opening hours: Check the website  for the film show times
Location: Reguliersbreestraat 26 – 34, 1017 CN

Have fun at Artis Zoo

For a unique and memorable addition to your romantic tour in Amsterdam, consider visiting Artis Zoo.

Artis Zoo is a family place, but also a perfect romantic place in Amsterdam. Going to the zoo and watching animals is one of the fun things to do in Amsterdam for couples. In this Zoo around 6,000 animals represent over 700 species from around the world.

Established in 1838, Artis is one of the most well-known zoos in Amsterdam. It also houses an aquarium, planetarium, botanical gardens, and two museums devoted to zoology and geology.

Interested? Then reserve your tickets now!

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 09:00-17:00
Location: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ 

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Explore city on the bicycle

Biking is another great and romantic way to explore Amsterdam. With your partner you can rent a tandem bicycle and enjoy a romantic tour through Amsterdam’s most beautiful spots. Staying active together on the trip is not only fun, but also great for your health.

There are over 800,000 bicycles in the Dutch capital, and with a large network of easy-to-navigate cycle tracks, you can enjoy a leisurely ride to the winding canals and gable houses. 

Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, and there’s no lovelier way to explore the city’s attractions and local culture than on a bicycle. Make your way through Rijksmuseum’s internal bike path, a very popular bike route, and Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Quarter) to see picturesque buildings, cathedrals, and palaces.

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