Tinder, Happn, Innercircle, Lexa.. Who isn’t using a dating app nowadays? Getting a date has never been so easy! Just sit and relax while you are swiping and chatting away and with one push on the button super liking this special someone. After a fairly nerdy or flashy oneliner you both can decide if you share the same interests, if you have mutual friends and if he or she is really that hot as on the picture.
Once you have decided that the person on the other side of the screen is worth the trouble then comes the next step; going on a first date!
Usually women wait for men to ask them on a date but in 2018 it is not unusual that a girl takes the initiative and comes op with a spectaculair date.
Often things like having a drink or dinner occur which is fun of course but very innovative.. not really. That’s why we decided to lend you a hand and create a list with activities which will leave a lasting impression on your date!
Boom Chicago Amsterdam
Humor is very important in a relationship, laughing together creates a special connection. It’s a good thing to see on your first date if you share the same humor and if he/she laughs because you are so irresistibly funny.
At Boom Chicago you will be entertained by a group of international actors and comedians. They perform here daily and all the shows are in English. Expect fast sketches, stand-up comedy and crazy improvisations that will guarantee you a good night full of laughter.
If you are still enjoying each others company after the show; the bar is open until the vibe is good.
Be careful were you sit though. The six seats right in front of the podium can be treacherous as sitting here automatically makes you part of the show. Do you always laugh the loudest at your own jokes? Then this is definitely the spot for you!
The comfortable sofas somewhat further back might provide you a better spot to snuggle up to your new sweety, but remember you are never really safe for jokes flying around. So better to concur the fear of being made fun off and embrace this super interactie comedy show by showing your date you can confidently counter anything coming your way!
Are you and your date true animal fans? Then you should definitely visit the zoo ‘Artis’. Artis Zoo was established in 1838 en one of the most known in Holland.
Watch cute little monkeys fly between the trees of the Monkey house or colorful parrots in the Birdhouse. If you have a wish to see the Africa’s big 5 you can have a small preview with giraffes, zebras and rams in the Savanne.
Have a look at the beautiful colored butterflies in the Butterfly pavilion or the underwater world in the Aquarium. Enough to see and talk about!
Your vist date in Artis is a quite a safe choice as it’s a daytime date, but when your feeling especially romantic, you can extend your date until sunset on Saturdays during the summer months of June July and August.
Opened all year round:
Youth (3 – 9 years):
Normal (10 – 64 jaar):
I amsterdam City Card:
The entrance is free using the I amsterdam City Card
Cocktail workshop at House of Bols
House of Bols is an interactive museum that uses cool gadgets to explain the history of the Dutch brand Bols. You must be 18+ as tasting is part of the experience.
And you can bring your date to the House of Bols where you can experience a course of creating cocktails. First you will get an explanation about the evolution of cocktails and then the real fun starts; shaking and stirring.
They will teach you all the basics about preparing cocktails and show you how to make all the populair ones. At the end of the cours you can combine your favorite flavors and create your own.
And when your date isn’t a success, at least you can mix a nice cocktail for your next date.
Tip: Making a reservation upfront is required.
Monday: 12.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 12.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 12.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 12.00 – 18.30
Friday: 12.00 – 22.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 20.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 18.30
At the Leidseplein you find Paradiso, an attraction for young and old with the aim to provide a place for creative talent. It functions as poppodium, club and place where creative people can showcase their creations.
We find it a nice place where good artists come and we can show our moves on the dance floor!
Usually a concert starts around eight and when it’s finished the doors open again for a club night. This leaves the option to go out to dinner and skip the show and still go dancing together.
Wednesday: 23.00 – 03.00
Thursday: 23.00 – 03.00
Friday: 00.00 – 04.00
Saturday: 00.00 – 04.00
Monday: 11.00 – 23.30
Tuesday: 11.00 -23.30
Wednesday: 11.00 – 23.30
Thursday: 11.00 – 23.30
Friday: 11.00 – 01.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 01.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 23.30
Beer tasting at The Biertuin
The atmosphere is warm, friendly and most of all “gezellig”! No need to change the scenery if your date is nice as the roasted chicken from their own grill are very tasty as well. Do we need to say more? We are going!
Tuesday: 11.00 -01.00
Wednesday: 11.00 – 01.00
Thursday: 11.00 – 01.00
Friday: 11.00 – 03.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 03.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 01.00