Fancy a bit of ice-skating in Amsterdam? Good news, it’s time to dust off those skates because the most enjoyable ice rinks in Amsterdam are opening (almost) again! Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the temperature to drop towards freezing this year. The season at Jaap Eden Baan, for example, kicks off as early as October 21st. Hopefully, we’ll also get the chance to skate on natural ice this year. But until that happens, you can head to these ice rinks in Amsterdam that are reopening in 2023. Tip: rental skates are available at the locations!
3 x ICE skating rinks in amsterdam to try in 2023
ICE SKATING AT JAAP EDENBAAN
The Jaap Eden ice rink is the ultimate ice skating venue in Amsterdam where you can truly hone your skating skills. It boasts a 400-meter track where you can glide without having to dodge children, amateurs, and other distractions, as everyone has their lane. The season at Jaap Edenbaan starts on October 21st, and skating lessons are available as well. And after your skating session, be sure to stay for a while and enjoy some hot chocolate or mulled wine at the cosy Cafe Jaap! They currently have a fantastic offer where youth tickets cost only €1, and the second adult ticket is free. Hopefully, they’ll maintain this offer throughout the season. More info >>
AMSTERDAM WINTER PARADISE 2023
The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is returning this year for two weeks of winter fun at the RAI in Amsterdam! Of course, it includes a delightful ice rink. But there’s so much more to do than just ‘skating.’ This year, the Amsterdam Winter Paradise is bigger than ever before. The RAI will be covered in a thick layer of snow and adorned with thousands of lights. You can enjoy ice skating (and more!) from December 14th, 2023, to December 30th, 2023. More info >>
REMBRANDTPLEIN ICE SKATING RINK
During the winter months, you can also head to Rembrandtplein for a round of skating with friends or your loved one. After skating, indulge in the tastiest mulled wine or grab a bite at the Utrechtsestraat or a movie at Tuschinski corner of the square. Especially in the evening, it looks incredibly charming with all the lights. The ice rink at Rembrandtplein will be open from November 17th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024. More info >>
Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
⋙ Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
⋙ Pancake Cruise
⋙ Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
⋙ Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
⋙ Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
⋙ 3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
⋙ Private Canal Boat Tour
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
⋙ Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
☾ Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
☾ 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 several locations in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Light festival
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Fabrique des Lumières
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Pillows Maurits Park
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Hotel Jakarta is sustainable, has a wonderful Indonesian restaurant and a nice swimming pool.Discover prices »
Hotel Boat & Co
Affordable and family-proof hotel with studios and a cozy restaurant near the Westerpark.Discover prices »
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London return from € 91,-
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Paris from € 35,-
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