During winter and at any other time of the year, Amsterdam is ready to conquer you with its extraordinary architecture and many interesting places to visit.
Walking along the canals of this city, you always want to get your camera out and capture the beauty of buildings for memory. Especially in winter, Amsterdam becomes even more cozy and festively decorated, making the city look like it is covered with little gingerbread houses.
Take a look at some must-try activities we recommend that you can do this winter in Amsterdam while exploring the city.
Imagine being in a room filled with candlelight, enjoying beautiful classical music in a beautiful concert hall. This special experience created by Candlelight Experience, will make winter nights in Amsterdam even more magical. Whether you love classical music or you’re just looking for something unique to do, a candlelight concert in the city is a must-try activity this winter. Get a chance to soak in the rich culture of Amsterdam in a way that’s both heartwarming and unforgettable.
National Tulip Day
Many might wonder what tulips got to do in this list of activities this winter in Amsterdam. On January 20, something special happens in Amsterdam at Dam Square. During this chilly winter day, it turns into a colorful tulip paradise. The Dutch are kicking off tulip season with this remarkable event! Starting that day, you will find tulips being a centerpiece at all the local flower shops.
On Tulip Day, anyone can join in the fun because everyone gets to pick tulips for free. Last year alone, 18,000 people enjoyed picking up the blooming tulips. We are so excited this year as the city’s heart will turn into a beautiful garden, bringing warmth even during the coldest days of winter.
Amsterdam Light Festival
Every year, the Amsterdam Light Festival turns the city into a dazzling work of art, lighting up the streets with incredible installations crafted by artists worldwide.
It’s a celebration of light that transforms Amsterdam into a radiant masterpiece, with this year’s theme being AI and Technology!
For those planning to experience the 2023 Amsterdam Light Festival, consider booking a canal cruise with Pure Boats. During our canal cruise, either shared or private, we will offer a unique perspective on the artworks by our professional captains. They will be providing insights into the artist’s inspirations and the significance of each piece, while you sit back and enjoy the cruise.
Winter is a perfect season to indulge in a rich flavour of Dutch cuisine. From sweet stroopwafels to savory erwtensoep, each dish tells a story of tradition and comfort.
In case you are visiting Amsterdam in winter, you must try the bitterballen snack in Cafe’t Papeneiland. These small round meatballs paired with a delightful beer or fine glass of wine, will captivate your heart. For those with craving for something sweet, a famous homemade apple pie will await for you in Winkel 43.
As you map out your winter plans in Amsterdam, be sure to add these unforgettable activities to your list. Experience the cozy charm, warmth, and cultural delights that Amsterdam has in store during the winter. Whether you’re a local craving unique adventures or a visitor eager to explore, winter in Amsterdam will surprise and captivate you.