Whether you’re a party animal or a romantic, young of years or young-at-heart, a big spender or on a budget, Amsterdam is a great city to ring in the New Year. The Dutch know how to have a good time and the capital is a gezellige (warm and friendly) host.
New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is wild, colourful and fun. Street parties erupt with throngs of people from all over the world joining in the festivities. Fireworks illuminate the night sky and the city thrums in a cacophony of rockets, aerials, brocades, bangers and glittering willows. There will not be an official city-sponsored firework display this year, but you can expect to see a host of firework shows lighting up various locations around Amsterdam. Street level can be a bit chaotic in the midst of all the revelry, so you may want to find a nice rooftop perch like the Skylounge, Floor17 or Canvas to ring in the new year.