Every night is date night on a summer holiday. Think about it: long, sunny days, warm, starry nights, and no chance of conflicting schedules or last-minute work requests. Just you, your partner and an open itinerary. And visiting a new city is the ultimate opportunity to escape from your everyday routine and deepen your connection with new and exciting experiences to share.
If Amsterdam isn’t already on your radar for a romantic getaway, add it to the top of your list. Though the Dutch capital is perhaps better known for its nightlife and bohemian flair, its stunning canal views, endless cultural sites to explore, and unique mix of history, green space, and architecture makes it a fantastic retreat for couples.
In the mood for love? Check out our top ideas for a summer date in Amsterdam below.
Take a handheld walk through Vondelpark
Amsterdam’s largest city park is a breath of fresh air for a sunny summer day. With lush green space, ponds aplenty, a rose garden and an open-air theatre, it’s a perfect spot for a lowkey, intimate date with easy options to mix things up or go with the flow. And the theatre’s seasonal agenda is already stacked with dance performances, classical music and comedy shows that are free to attend (with donations encouraged).
Share plates and memories at TOZI Amsterdam
You’ve seen the famous cacio e pepe all over TikTok—and for good reason. TOZI Amsterdam has a dreamy menu of Venetian cicchetti (sharing plates) and a warm atmosphere that lends itself well to a romantic evening for two. Plus, it’s a one-minute walk from Vondelpark. Why not indulge in a main course of the city’s favourite Italian with a side of natural splendour? Sounds like the perfect recipe for summer love to us.
Find the romantic in Rembrandt
The freshly renovated Rembrandt House Museum is a treasured spot among Amsterdam’s stacked collection of museums and cultural institutions. This summer is an especially prime time to go with a partner—the museum’s upcoming exhibition Rembrandt and Love starts 1st July. With 50 etchings on view, the collection showcases the Dutch master’s take on passion, drama, romance and different love dynamics from familial to intimate.
Cruise the canals, lovebird style
There’s no better way to unwind after a weekend of sightseeing than with a cruise on the famous canals. To strike the right notes for a date, you’ll want an option that gives you time to settle in, enjoy the scenery and still pay enough attention to each other. The Wine & Cheese Cruise is a comfortable 90 minutes with a selection of local wines and cheeses to sample as you sail. Book now.
Treat yourselves to room service
Sometimes the best date is staying in. Even better? Staying in and not worrying about washing dishes, making the bed, or taking out the trash. Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam and Park Plaza Vondelpark are Amsterdam’s chic hotel options for a vacation or staycation where you don’t have to lift a finger. Fine dining? Check. Room service? Check. Comfy beds and big TVs? You guessed it. Breakfast in bed is calling. Reserve your stay today.