The Best Way to Enjoy Amsterdam New Year’s Eve

Amsterdam has is one of the best places in Europe to spend your Amsterdam New Years Eve. Spectacular fireworks, street parties, and nightclubs combine to create mind-blowing experiences in the Dutch capital. It is the perfect time for both young and old to indulge in all that Amsterdam New Years Eve has to offer.  

Whether you enjoy the nightlife or are a romantic, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the things to do in Amsterdam on New Years Eve.

Enjoy Dutch Cuisine

Before you go out to take part in the festivities, it is always a good idea to have a full belly. There are plenty of menus from the local restaurants to suit any budget. The traditional oliebollen is a must have. These are round doughnuts that are coated with icing.

In fact, eating oliebollen is one of the traditions of ushering in the new year in the Netherlands. Its history goes back to ancient Germanic times where it was believed that oliebollen would ward off evil spirits. These tasty doughnuts are available in street vendors that are hard to miss.

Since the demand does go up on Amsterdam New Year’s Eve however, you can expect a long queue.

Enjoy superb American and Dutch dishes at the Hard rock Café where you will also get to learn about the history of rock music or double up on your beef at Sportsbar Heffer.

Another excellent option to fill up on great food is to head out to TopKapi where you will only pay half price for some sweet burgers. Check it out when you are in Leidseplein on New Year’s Eve.

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Watch the Fireworks

Nothing beats the fireworks on Amsterdam New Years Eve. To view them in all their glory and splendor, it is a good choice to book a restaurant with a rooftop view.

Locals are known to climb to the roofs of their houses. As a traveler, you may not be well acquainted with locals. The alternative is a hotel room with a panoramic view.

Wanna get around the city? The Amsterdam Nightlife ticket gets you a free Uber ride free for the first €10. You can even get food delivered to you via uber free for up to €10.

Join the Locals in the Streets

If you prefer to be outside during Amsterdam New Year’s Eve, then the streets and canals of Amsterdam are not void of scenes to catch your attention. Join the locals as they hold unofficial parties, DIY fireworks, and beer tents.

This is especially the case in the streets of Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and Dam square. Crowds can get a bit rowdy so it is advisable to approach with caution.

At night, Amsterdam’s nightclubs play the best hits featuring DJs from local and international backgrounds. Needless to say, the parties are unlike any other throughout the year and if you are a party lover, now’s the time to make the most of it as you usher in the new year.

Don’t forget to have your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket with you to make the most of New Year’s Eve. During this festive time, you will enjoy awesome packages that are announced a few months prior.

The Amsterdam Nightlife ticket provides you with access to over 20 of the top nightclubs situated throughout the city from the Red Light District to Amsterdam Central. What’s more, some of these clubs will offer you a free welcome shot.

Make sure to check out the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket website to stay well informed.

There’s plenty more to indulge in courtesy of the Amsterdam Nightlife ticket. Try your hand at gambling at the Holland Casino where you will get free entry. If you are in your gaming mode, Powerzone will let you enjoy a good game of laser tag, mini golf, and bowling at half price.

You have to be quick about it though as tickets are sold out before New Year’s Eve. Get yours by purchasing online at just €10 for 2 days and €20 for 7 days free access to some of the best nightclubs in the city.

Partake in the New Year Dip

Thousands of local residents, as well as international tourists, engage in the New Year Dip every 1st January. This has developed into a tradition where people take off their clothes and enter the cold waters of the North Sea.

If you prefer to remain on the sidelines, however, you can enjoy a hot mug of pea soup as you take in the friendly party atmosphere.