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9 x cool dates in Amsterdam

2023-10-25

You've got the date planned, now it's time to choose the perfect spot for your special day. Whether you're in a long-term relationship or just beginning to explore the dating scene, finding great activities in Amsterdam can be a delightful challenge. That's why we've curated this top list of sightseeing, canal tours, and activity options in the city to make your choice easier. We at Stromma really hope you're going to enjoy your time in this romantic city. Have fun!

1. Treat yourself with a romantic canal cruise

Join a canal tour with Stromma, who offers cruises all year around. The city is at its most beautiful from the water, we can't help it, it's the truth. Picture it: together you slowly cruise through the history of our capital city. The water of the canals will take you past the most beautiful historical sights while you and your date enjoy each other's company. Enjoy each other and the romantic surroundings. Want to know more? If you want fewer other visitors on the boat, choose an Open Boat Tour.  If you want to sit at a table, choose an Amsterdam Canal Cruise.

See all departure points for Stromma canal tours.

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2. Rent a pedal boat and explore the canals

Renting a pedal boat with Stromma is the perfect date. You’re being active while cruising through the canals and enjoy your beautiful surroundings – we’re talking about all the city sights but taking a sneak peek at your date is great too, of course. Add an extra touch to your pedal boat adventure by bringing a picnic basket aboard to create a romantic dinner at the water.

Departure points: 
Stromma Rijksmuseum: Stadhouderskade 520
Stromma Leidseplein: Leidse Bosje 2

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3. Love's Playbook: Competing with Charm at PONG

Determine the depth of your date's competitive spirit by bringing them to Amsterdam's PONG, House of Ping. A perfect place for having a drink & bite and not to forget to challenge your date for a game of Table Tennis. Expect smiling employees which makes it feel personal, and the place has a really cool vibe. And yes, even if you and your date are not an avid table tennis fanatic, it is hearty fun here. Bonus tip: explore the secret and cozy karaoke booth.

Address:
Jan van Galenstraat 315

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4. Dinner cruise in Amsterdam

A regular canal cruise is already super romantic, but when you add food or drinks to the mix you bring something special to the table. With Stromma you can join a tasty pizza cruise with both drinks and pizza included. Or, if you already had dinner and are looking for a dashing way to conclude your date night, you can go for dessert by going on a Cheese & Wine cruise or by drinking a cocktail while sailing through Amsterdam in all its glory.

Departure point:
Damrak 16, pier 4

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5. Sing karaoke together!

Don’t mind stepping outside your comfort zone for a while (assuming not everyone has a mesmerizing voice and is found on stage on a regular base)? Go for a night of karaoke! Not only you will find out the musical taste of your partner in crime, but you might also discover you both love the same guilty pleasures. Dukes of Tokyo and Casablanca are our top favorites when it comes to sing the Backstreet Boys’ I want it that way and other classics.

Address:
Dukes of Tokyo: Reguliersdwarsstraat 37
Casablanca: Zeedijk 26E

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6. Visit A’DAM LOOKOUT

On top of the A’DAM tower you find the A’DAM LOOKOUT, a rooftop terrace at high altitude. Enjoy a view over the entire city center while holding hands – because your fear of heights started to act up (at least, that’s what you tell your date to get a little closer). Once you come to terms with the altitude, rock away at the highest swing of Europe to enjoy the view and your company in an even more intense way. And if your date doesn’t cause butterflies in your stomach, the height may will. Buy tickets to A’DAM LOOKOUT.

Address:
Overhoeksplein 5.

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7. Walking tour Amsterdam

There are thousands of cool things to see in the city center – like the Central Station area and the red light district. So, there’s no need to spend time inside when you can also enjoy the beautiful streets, squares and courts Amsterdam has to offer?

Take a stroll along the canals, visit the cute shopping streets of De 9 Straatjes, enjoy ice cream or a coffee to-go, dream about the huge canal houses, and create your own love scene with the beautiful sights as a décor. We’re sure you will also love neighbourhoods like De Pijp and the Museum Quarter.

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8. Visit a museum in Amsterdam

In this city It’s easy to find a great museum. It doesn’t matter if you like classical or modern art, or if you fancy photography or science, there’s always something fair to experience in our capital. Did you know the Van Gogh Museum organizes a monthly theme evening including workshops and DJs, called Vincent op Vrijdag? Or that you can find original pieces of Banksy’s work and fill your Instagram feed with cool art you can participate in at the Moco Museum? Read more about the top sights and attractions in Amsterdam.

How to get there:
Van Gogh Museum: Museumplein 6
Moco Museum: Honthorststraat 20

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9. A fun evening with dinner, arcade games and airhockey

Nothing’s more fun than to tease and challenge your date. And even if you’re not on fire game-wise, you might feel a romantic spark. Of course, you can play a game of checkers, but have you ever thought of airhockey? With airhockey you enjoy the fun of hockey and skip the exercise of the actual running – because let’s be honest: that’s not romantic, is it?
Go to Club Puck in Amsterdam West. They have a nice collection of arcade games and pinball machines, as well. Getting hungry after winning – or losing – all those games? Puck comes to the rescue! They serve great Asian style dinner and snacks.

Address:
Jan Evertsenstraat 747

We really hope you're going to enjoy your date in Amsterdam! Have fun!

Map to all the cool dates in Amsterdam

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