Day 1

10:00-12:00: Discover Rijksmuseum’s library
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
(regular price €20 - free with City Card)

Cuypers Library Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Hans Splinter

Is there anything more romantic than a covert whisper in a library? Get impressed by Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour and venture into its stunning library to soak up its atmosphere hand in hand before exploring the rest of the museum.

12:00-13:00: Lunch at The Café

Try the Beemster sandwich for a taste of Dutch cheese with a modern twist at the Rijksmuseum cafe. Located in the museum’s atrium, it’s the perfect spot to recharge before continuing on your Museumplein adventure.

13:00-14:00: Moco Museum
Honthorststraat 20, 1071 DE Amsterdam
(regular price €19.5 - free with City Card)

Mocomuseum at Museumplein

Discover the playful contemporary exhibitions from Banksy to Studio Irma. Take unforgettable pictures in its digital immersive art surroundings and find out how you fit together into a world of art.

14:00-15:00: Take a tour of the Diamant Museum Amsterdam
Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam
(regular price €10 - free with City Card)

Take a tour through the Diamond museum to discover how diamonds are mined, the process of turning a rough diamond into polished perfection and how to determine the value of a diamond, and, finally, you can step into the Glamour room to find out how it feels to be inside a diamond. 

15:00-16:00: House of Bols
Paulus Potterstraat 12 14 16, 1071 CZ Amsterdam
(regular price €16 - discount with City Card)

What better way to enjoy each other’s company than to create cocktails at the House of Bols? Take a journey through the entire process and learn about the use of jenever only to end up at the Mirror bar or step up to the Do It Yourself Bar where you can create custom drinks for each other.

17:00-18:00: Hop on a canal cruise
(regular price €16 - free with City Card)

Feel the romance on a boat tour through Amsterdam’s unforgettable canal ring. Marvel at the beauty of the 17th-century canal houses as you sail under its many bridges. Sit back and indulge in a little people-watching as the locals whiz by on their bikes or upgrade for a candlelight evening cruise and raise your champagne to the illuminated city to toast your love on the Amstel river.

Day 2

9:00-10:00: Breakfast at Bakers & Roasters
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam

Perfectly poached eggs and every other variation under the sun awaits at this beloved cafe. Show up early and eat your fill of stacked pancakes and fruit bowls that will fill you up for the day ahead.

10:00-13:00: Bike tour of Amsterdam

Couple on tandem bike Amsterdam CC BY 2.0 Franklin Heijnen via Flickr

There’s no better place for cycling than the bicycle capital of the world! Grab a couple of bikes or tandem and glide through the narrow streets and parks together. It’s a great way to fall in love with the city… and each other.

The price of renting a bicycle varies, but City Card holders enjoy a 25% discount at MacBike, A-Bike and Yellow-Bike.

14:15-15:15: Travel to Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket.

15:30-17:00: Live the fairytale at Castle Muiderslot
Herengracht 1, 1398 AA Muiden
(regular price €15.50 - free with City Card)

Wander around the lush gardens and atmospheric rooms of the idyllic Muiderslot: a 700-year-old medieval castle on the outskirts of Amsterdam, complete with its very own moat. Stroll through the beech alley tunnel, cocooned in the shade of the greenery or enjoy a joust and forget about the rest of the world for a while.

18:30-19:00: Swing from the A’DAM tower 
Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam
(regular price €14.50 - free with City Card)

Meet Amsterdam’s sunset on top of the world at the A’DAM LOOKOUT: it’s got views for days, and it’s a delight for thrill-seekers too. Swing over the edge together on the highest swing in Europe and enjoy the panorama on the IJ river to your heart’s content. 

19:00-20:00: Dinner at restaurant MOON

Once the nerves settle, descend to the revolving restaurant Moon for a three-course dinner to close the day.

Day 3

9:00-9:30: Breakfast at Yoghurt Barn Centraal
Stationsplein 17b, next to the IJ-passage, 1012 AB Amsterdam
(discount with City Card)

Start your morning right with a fruity yoghurt, a perfectly flaky croissant and a hot cup of coffee and get ready to hit the road.

10:00-13:00: Zaanse Schans and Verkade chocolate experience
Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam
(regular price €17.50 - free with City Card)

Zaanse Schans windmills Cris Toala Olivares

Experience a touch of the Dutch countryside at Zaanse Schans, home to the iconic windmills. Take a walk past the green wooden houses and indulge your sweet tooth at the Verkade Experience where you can create your own chocolate bars down to the wrapper design and discover an early 20th-century biscuit and chocolate factory.

14:00-15:00: Lunch at Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas
Stationsplein 15, 1012 AB Amsterdam
(discount with City Card)

Have lunch at Amsterdam Centraal Station’s best-kept secret: a 1st Class waiting room restaurant. Allow yourself to be transported into the 19th century surrounded by beautiful Art Nouveau decor from Pierre Cuypers, the architect behind the Rijksmuseum. The European-leaning menu has options for everyone, from smoked salmon salad with Dutch shrimp to fresh pasta with mushroom-cream sauce.

15:30-17:00: Wander the Hortus Botanicus garden
Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam
(regular price €9.75 – free with City Card)

Hortus Botanicus CR Barbara van Amelsfoort

Immerse yourself in nature among the greenhouses and gardens of Hortus Botanicus. Watch the butterflies flutter around, get a touch of the tropics at the palm house, discover the 17th-century medicinal garden and lose your worries in the hedges before heading for a drink at the cafe.

18:00-20:00: Dine at In de Waag restaurant
Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam
(discount with City Card)

De Waag

Step into In de Waag: a restaurant inside a historic weighing house located in the heart of the city centre right on the Nieuwmarkt square. Originally a city gate, it’s now transformed into a modern restaurant and cafe full of old charm. Enjoy a three-course dinner with a menu that celebrates great ingredients from red perch to beef tenderloin.

20:30-22:30 Pathe Tuschinski movie night
Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam
(free small popcorn with City Card)

Get some popcorn and snuggle up for a movie in one of the world’s most beautiful cinemas. Easily recognizable by its stunning art deco facade,  is beautiful inside and out, and the recent renovation added plenty of love seats into the mix. With most of the screenings in English, you’ve got plenty of options!

23:00: Make a wish at the Magere Brug
Magere Brug, 1018 EG Amsterdam

Amsterdam Amstel river Skinny Bridge at night Eric de Bruijn

Watch one of Amsterdam’s most iconic bridges light up in the night and don’t forget to make a wish so that you may return again—together.