Amsterdam is a wonderful place for a romantic rendezvous. Imagine the two of you strolling along the canals and the charming gabled facades of the old canal houses. Or wandering through the small streets and discovering the hidden courtyards (hofjes in Dutch). Choose the most beautiful roses on the flower market to surprise your lover. The romantic side of Amsterdam makes it impossible not to fall in love with the city.
The Amsterdam canals have been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2010 and are a truly romantic way to discover the city. Whether you are visiting Amsterdam for the first time or you are a frequent visitor, everything in Amsterdam seems just that little bit more magical when viewed from a canal boat. Hiring a private boat with a captain to cruise the canals will give you the ultimate feeling of luxury. Ask the concierge team at Okura to help you make a booking. They can even arrange a picnic basket and bottle of champagne for you, when staying at the hotel. When cruising down the Amstel, don’t forget to kiss when you pass under the Skinny Bridge. Legend has it that kissing couples will be blessed with everlasting love…
The Concertgebouw is one of the best concert halls in the world, famous for its exceptional acoustics and varied programme. It is the home base of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and features performances by the world’s best orchestras, conductors and soloists. The wide-ranging programme offers an excellent selection of classical, pop and jazz music which makes anyone’s heart beat faster. Attending a concert with your lover at the Concertgebouw will give an evening you will never forget. See the agenda for any of the romantic upcoming concerts!
Bird’s eye view
Enjoyed the view of Amsterdam from the canals? Then you might also like the other overwhelming view, seeing the city from a bird’s eye view! Take the lift to bar Twenty Third, the cocktail bar on the top floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Sample one of the nearly 20 champagnes on offer and take in one of the best panoramic views of the city. In the adjacent Ciel Bleu Restaurant you can not only enjoy a world-class dining experience (with two Michelin stars and voted most hospitable restaurant of the Netherlands), but also the best bird's eye view of Amsterdam.