Red7 Blogs , June 28, 2017
Amsterdam is the unrivalled daddy of stag do cities. With no frills or gimmicks, the Dutch capital is packed with boys’ bonding activities, mouth-watering food and drink, and a truly mental nightlife. From your breakfast of Hagelslag and coffee to your late-night kebab and every minute in between, Amsterdam has a unique lifestyle that you and the lads will definitely get on board with.
The iconic city is home to everything you need for a traditional stag do, with pubs and clubs on every corner, and tons of activities for those who can’t resist a bit of fun and games. We’ve scouted out a few of the best Amsterdam activities for you and the boys, so you can spend your time picking the stag’s outfit. Beers, boats and bars are all on the agenda for your Amsterdam stag do… and that’s just the afternoon! So, send the stag off in style in the ‘Dam.
Your heart won’t be the only thing racing as you tear up the tracks with your stag team. Satisfy your group’s competitive edge with a few laps on the go karting track, where you’ll have to handle the pressure if you want to be crowned the best man on four wheels. Amsterdam is home to Europe’s biggest indoor go karting venue, featuring hairpins, bridges and tunnels – so this isn’t your typical race. Finish off in style with a podium presentation, and a free beer for the winner.
Torn between seeing the sights of Amsterdam, and spending a day boozing? The answer is Amsterdam’s beer bike. Enjoy a (somewhat) relaxing bike ride around the heart of the city, where you can soak up the architecture, atmosphere and several litres of local beer. The beer bike guarantees laughs and gives you a unique look at the city. And with up to 10 people peddling at once, we’re sure no one will notice you taking a break!
Amsterdam Lookout is a truly memorable experience. Giving you a taste of Amsterdam that’s not possible in museums and bus tours, Lookout takes you up on to an observation deck where you get an awe-inspiring view of the whole city. Lookout even has a swing that hangs over the edge of the deck, for those who live life on the, well, edge. Europe’s highest swing is not for the feint hearted, but it is a great way to feel like you’ve earned your evening beer(s).
All aboard a Private Canal Boat Tour for a boozy look around Amsterdam’s canals. Free beer always tastes sweeter, and helps to make this the relaxing boat tour the lads need. Through your beer goggles you’ll get an exclusive view of the city, seeing famous landmarks from a whole new perspective. A boat tour is an ideal easy-afternoon activity, or pre-drinks event before your big night out.
Edgy and underground, Vondelbunker is the place to be for live music, exhibitions and dinners. The bomb shelter-turned-nightclub-turned-music venue has built a solid reputation for hosting independent talent and brewing its own beer – despite only being run by volunteers. Entry costs as much as you’re willing to donate, and Vondelbunker always delivers rebellious indie vibes – ideal for an Amsterdam stag do.
Forget everything you’ve ever learned about nights out – Amsterdam is a world of its own. The first stop on a night you’ll never forget (or never remember) is a lap dancing club. Guest list entry gets you and the boys into one of Amsterdam’s finest clubs, centrally located so you can easily spill out into your next venue. The women are beautiful, but a lap dance is only a taste of what’s to come.
Is an Amsterdam stag do even an Amsterdam stag do without a stripper? Give the groom-to-be the definitive send-off with your very own sexy stripper. You’ll be joined by the dancer in an exclusive VIP area of a restaurant, where the party officially starts. Drink and dance the night away in the company of an exotic performer as you make the most of the city’s hedonistic culture. When in Amsterdam…
The night takes a turn for the insane on our X-rated tour of the Red Light District. The most indulgent two hours of your life takes you through peep shows, lap dance clubs and bars, giving you the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Famed for its shameless and entirely tolerant attitude, the Red Light District offers just about anything your stag do requires. Our Amsterdam stag dos don’t muck about, so get ready for an anarchic holiday full of mayhem and memories.
Bierfabriek is the perfect stomach-liner (is that a thing?) before a night out in the city centre. Mouth-watering chicken hits the barbecue fresh every day, and Bierfabriek even has its own micro-brewery. Wash down your chicken dinner with an authentic taste of the Netherlands. Open from midday, Bierfabriek has got your back, whether it’s hair of the dog, the dream hangover barbecue, or just starting an evening out.
There are no quirks or themes at Belushi’s – just a lively sports bar with a self-described ‘relentless rock and roll attitude’. Located in the heart of the Red Light District, Belushi’s is never far from the Amsterdam action. Live sports, delicious burgers and endless alcohol are on the menu in Belushi’s, which also hosts live music from time to time. A buzzing atmosphere sets the tone for your night out, so neck some jagerbombs and make the short walk to the clubs and bars that are on your doorstep from Belushi’s.
You can’t visit the Netherlands without trying the incredible local cuisine. We’ll hook the whole group up with an authentic freshly-prepared, two-course Dutch meal. Wash your grub down with a local beer, as you and the guys talk through the antics of the night before. The food here proves there’s more to Amsterdam than the nightlife.
If you and boys think you’ve got what it takes to survive a classic Amsterdam stag do, then get in touch with our Good Time Gurus today. We’ll plan a bespoke stag do for your group, with as much or as little of the traditional Amsterdam chaos as you can handle. We can get your pulses racing with competitive games, or make sure your glass is never empty with a series of drinking activities. So, round up the boys for an Amsterdam stag do with thrills and spills from start to finish.