If you like ice skating you want to try these ice skating rinks in Amsterdam
YES, we can search for our ice skates again because the best ice skating rinks in Amsterdam are open! When the temperature drops to a freezing point and the sun begins to shine, you either want to drink hot chocolate at the fireplace or love to go ice skating. We choose the last one, even though we do deserve that hot chocolate after all the falling and getting up;-). Alright, where do we find the best ice skating rinks in Amsterdam?
3 x skating rinks in amsterdam for some variation
Jaap Edenbaan: The Jaap Eden skating rink is thé ice rink of Amsterdam where you can really develop your skating skills. A 400-meter track where you can skate quite a few rounds without having to deal with children, skating dummies and other craziness. You can also drink some hot chocolate or mulled wine at the always cozy Cafe Jaap!
ICE Amsterdam at the Museum square: Get your skates out of the basement, the skating rink on the Museumplein is back! ICE Amsterdam is better known as the skating rink on Museumplein. And just like the Parade in the summer, this skating rink is surely the fixed prick during the winter. It’s enjoying some real Dutch skating fun, with the ‘Magere Brug’ as a connection over the ice rink and a phenomenal view of the museums and concert hall.
De Amsterdamse Winterparade: De Amsterdamse Winterparade is the new Christmas market of Amsterdam in the RAI. Here too they have a skating rink where there is more to do than just ‘skating’. The skating rink is no less than 700 m2 and there are several parcours and slides to try out. In addition to being able to skate, you can go curling at Club Knijn, go to a Silent Disco on skates with Vondel Disco and even take part in the chair dance on ice. Ps: the skating rink is free if you bring your own skates, although you can also rent them here.
Fancy a cheese platter after ice skating? These are our favourite spots in Amsterdam for having a cheese platter.
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Photocredits: ICE Amsterdam