Rob Reaks , May 29, 2019
Discover Amsterdam, small in size yet packing a cultural punch far beyond its weight! Amsterdam is one of our TOP European Hen and Stag destinations. For party animals, Amsterdam boasts one of the world’s most vibrant nightlife scenes. For those who prefer a chilled atmosphere (or just need to take the revelries down a gear), the city is awash with pleasant bars and restaurants as well as attractions both historical and modern. Discover Amsterdam with our ‘weekend in Amsterdam’ tips. Give us a call for more info and we’ll create the perfect itinerary for your Hen Do or Stag Party Weekend in Amsterdam. 01273 872200
Get there in less than 1 1/2hrs (and as little as 1hr 05mins from LGW) with regular flights from the main and regional UK airports.
From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce that welcomed other cultures with open arms. Learn more about this lovely canal-side city, including the rich history and development of its tolerant society. Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and a unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Take time to discover the city’s hidden treasures in Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods.
Alongside tulips and windmills, the global image of Amsterdam is one of a city entwined with water. Since its development in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world’s most unique urban landscapes. And it not only remains a historic and beautiful water network through the city, but a stunning backdrop for fantastic cultural and sporting events throughout the year.
Discover Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
DO: Explore Amsterdam by bike on your hen weekend.
Did you know that 58% of Amsterdam’s residents travel by bike every day? And with views like that, who can blame them? Feast your eyes on the city’s vast network of beautiful canals in the Centrum Canal District and 12,000 picturesque bridges which make some parts of Amsterdam’s leafy, 400 year old streets feel more like a quirkier Venice.
DO: spend a day (or days) on the Amsterdam museum and art gallery trail.
Doing the cultural thing may seem like a chore in some cities, but in Amsterdam, exploring the huge selection of museums and exhibitions is anything but. Where else can you find Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh Museum, a sex museum, a metre-wide house, a marijuana museum, a museum dedicated to noses and take a tour of Rembrandt’s house?
DO: skip the touristy Waterlooplein flea market and go in search of Amsterdam’s authentic markets
We recommend visiting the Albert Cuypmarkt to sample the Amsterdam delicacy of raw herring or smoked eel, buying authentic Dutch tulips at Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) and digging for treasures at the Spui Old Centre Antiques Market.
DO: Take time out from your hen weekend to relax with the locals in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark
The huge green space is a perfect way to end a bike ride with a picnic. You can even see an original Picasso sculpture and wild parakeets flitting through the trees. Grab a coffee at Cafe Vertigo in the Netherlands Film Museum or stake out a place on the grass and watch the eclectic mixture of families, musicians playing drums and guitars, marijuana-smoking students and tourists enjoying the sunshine.