Take a seat on the terrace and enjoy a meal of French and Italian-inspired flavours at this restaurant located just at the edge of the Jordaan district. With dim lighting, cosy seating and art nouveau décor, De Belhamel brings an intimacy to dining not often found in a bustling city.
De Belhamel | Brouwersgracht 60
Enter an oasis in Amsterdam Oost at Restaurant De Kas, a restaurant that creates its daily-changing menu from fresh produce grown in its own greenhouse and garden. Guests can take a seat inside the beautifully lit glass conservatory or, when it’s sunny, on the patio surrounded by fragrant herbs. De Kas offer an all in Valentine's menu on February 14th.
Restaurant De Kas | Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
With wooden floors, an ivy-covered entrance and plenty of outdoor seating, this charming café has all the ingredients for an intimate evening. Nosh on small snacks with a glass of wine, or sit down to enjoy a meal prepared right before your eyes in the open kitchen.
Café Toussaint | Bosboom Toussaintstraat 26
Dine beneath twinkling sycamore trees at this conservatory-turned-restaurant next to the Artis Royal Zoo. Café Restaurant De Plantage's breathtaking atmosphere isn’t the only thing it offers: a celebrated menu of fanciful dishes such as wild boar ravioli or a roasted leg of lamb — shared between two guests — is its winning feature.
Café Restaurant De Plantage | Plantage Kerklaan 36
Indulge in Spanish romance at La Oliva, a restaurant specialising in the taste of Spain. Though there are plenty of main courses such as fish stew and venison, couples may opt for pintxos, small toasts served with delicious toppings — perfect to share.
La Oliva | Egelantiersstraat 122-124
VinkelesA meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant such as Vinkeles is something to remember. With an ever-changing menu featuring dishes such as Japanese Joshu Wagyu beef, a romantic and intimate décor, and an exclusivity not found in many restaurants, the experience at Vinkeles is not just culinary.
Vinkeles | Keizersgracht 384
Travel to the rugged, historic Vuurtoreneiland (Lighthouse Island) located in Amsterdam-Noord for more than just a meal. Each ticket includes a romantic boat ride to the island, during which guests enjoy snacks and an aperitif, and a five-course dinner paired with wine. In the warmer months, dinner is served in the greenhouse style summer restaurant, while in the winter the action heads indoors to an atmospheric winter restaurant tucked away in a historic military fort.
Ctaste - Dining in the Dark
Take in the taste, but not your lover’s face — and that’s part of the excitement! At Ctaste, you’ll sit down in a completely darkened room to allow your other senses to take over. The experience will surely ignite conversation, and perhaps some passion.
Ctaste | Amsteldijk 55
Savour the history of Amsterdam in the City’s last 18th century estate at Huize Frankendael. In the estate’s elegant coach house is a restaurant serving up food Slow Food style — every ingredient can be traced back to its source, and the menu features produce grown right in the garden.
Merkelbach | Middenweg 72
It may be difficult to stare lovingly into your partner’s eyes when dining in A’DAM Toren — the 360° view over Amsterdam is just too spectacular! The restaurant slowly rotates, providing a nonstop feast for the eyes. The real feast, however, is on the table.
A’DAM Toren – 19th Floor, Overhoeksplein 3
With a menu that changes daily and a focus on ethical cuisine, BAK, located in Houthavens, is a haven for eco-conscious couples. A streamlined, sustainable set menu offers a meal that will surprise you — especially as its menu now features only wild game and fish.
BAK | Van Diemenstraat 408
Aan de Poel
With two Michelin stars, this restaurant located 30 minutes by car from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is worth a visit, especially to commemorate a special occasion. Though every meal at Aan de Poel is romantic, Valentine’s Day brings a special menu and a glass of champagne.
Aan de Poel | Handweg 1, Amstelveen
Mossel & Gin
Sip on a gin and tonic and dive into a pot of mussels in this restaurant located in the Westergas. Seafood is the specialty here, with the spotlight on mussels — though the ‘Perfect to Share’ dishes, such as fruit de mer, are ideal for couples.
Mossel & Gin | Gosschalklaan 12
RIJKSAfter a few hours spent taking in the awe-inspiring artwork in the Rijksmuseum, sit down for an equally awe-inspiring meal at the museum’s restaurant. The art within the museum is mirrored in RIJKS’ cuisine, with exquisite dishes such as roast pheasant or Dutch trout.
RIJKS | Museumstraat 2
With just 12 tables, Zazas epitomises intimacy but also a great time. The restaurant’s theme comes from British comedy series ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, which emphasises living life to the fullest. Its lively atmosphere coupled with an international menu makes Zaza’s a perfect location for a laughter-filled date night.
Zazas | Daniel Stalpertstraat 103
Brick walls, wooden beams and glittering chandeliers give off a rustic, romantic vibe at this restaurant in the city centre. Located in a 17th century warehouse, the restaurant serves up seafood such as oysters and escargot as an homage to its namesake, as well as classic Dutch dishes.
Van Speyk | Spuistraat 3a
Westeinder PaviljoenCelebrate a special occasion just outside Amsterdam at this waterside restaurant. The terrace provides a magnificent view over the lake, where you can enjoy dinner by sunset; alternatively, take your date on a walking dinner to enjoy six courses as you wander the grounds.
Westeinder Paviljoen | Kudelstaartseweg 22, Aalsmeer
With not one but two Michelin stars, this restaurant located at the edge of a lake in the middle of expansive dunes outside Haarlem is well worth the trip, and not just for the views. Take a seat on the terrace to dine on one of the celebrated menus.
De Bokkedoorns | Zeeweg 53, Overveen
Explore the flavours of the far east applied to local, seasonal produce at the Conservatorium's sultry Asian restaurant. The dark decor and intriguing decor are enough to put anyone in the mood for love, and what's more, the restaurant offers a special Valentine's menu on 14 February created especially for couples by chef Schilo van Coevorden.
Taiko | Van Baerlestraat 27
De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis
In the middle of Zaanse Schans, a historic location just outside Amsterdam City Centre, is this just-as-historic restaurant. When enjoyed on the terrace, the French-International menu featuring local, seasonal produce is a perfect complement to the views of the countless, beautiful windmills across the river.
De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis | Kalverringdijk 15, Zaandam