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February 2024

Ice skating on the KeizersgrachtIce skating on the Keizersgracht

Thinking of visiting Amsterdam in February 2024? That's a great idea for those who love budget travel, considering that you can avoid high season crowds, and get the cheapest airline tickets of the year in this month. Even in winter there are plenty of things to do in Amsterdam! Interesting museums, cozy pubs and coffee shops, and various other attractions to see in Amsterdam, it's all there - waiting for you.

Contents: Top 3 Amsterdam Tours :: Chinese New Year :: Romantic Vacation in Amsterdam :: Most Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam :: Best Music Festivals in February :: Amsterdam Concerts in February

Amsterdam Weather in February

Amsterdam weather in February is very cold, it's the real winter with cold winds, snow, rain and low temperatures that can go down to zero, or even negative numbers. On the other hand, you can still go ice skating on various ice rinks, or even on the Canals, if they are frozen! And there are still plenty of bright, sunny days that remind you that the spring is just around the corner.

February is also a great month for a romantic trip to Amsterdam for those couples, who want to celebrate Valentine's Day in this wonderful European city. You can enjoy dinner in a luxury Amsterdam restaurant, take a romantic night canal cruise on a boat, or even visit strip club together - create those unforgettable moments together! Need more romantic ideas? Scroll down!

Let's see what are other things to see and to do in Amsterdam in February 2024!


TOP Things to Do in Amsterdam in February 2024

chinese new year - february 10th, 2024

Start the month of February with Chinese New Year celebrations in Amsterdam!

Red lanterns, dragons and original Chinese products will guide you to Amsterdam China Town that is located close to Nieuwmarktplein square. If you like a bit of Asian culture in the middle of Europe, you will enjoy colorful Chinese spice markets, store banners and ethnical clothing shops. Stroll further towards the Red Light District (De Wallen), and you will find an interesting Chinese Buddhist temple - Fo Guang Shan. This Chinese temple was founded in 1967, and is worth visiting to enjoy some peace and quiet in the middle of the day.

romantic vacation in amsterdam in 2024

Sir Adam Hotel in AmsterdamImage by jeffziebs

Start your romantic holiday in Amsterdam with booking a romantic hotel! Our recommendation is gorgeous Sir Adam Hotel, that is located in Adam Tower in the center of Amsterdam. 

Sir Adam Hotel is one of the 60 best Amsterdam hotels and has pretty good reviews. Standing tall over the Canals, it provides great 360 degree views over Amsterdam center. The Butcher Club is a nice place to eat with American cuisine, conveniently located inside the hotel.

Tip: It’s better to choose a room facing the city because it's more quiet.

Sir Adam Hotel is also where the A'Dam Lookout Swing is located - probably, a must-do activity for couples. In February, the weather might be a bit chilly... so if you go there, wear something warm to enjoy the view and not freeze out! 

Read reviews and see photos of Sir Adam Hotel here

most romantic restaurants in amsterdam

No doubt, one of the most romantic restaurants in Amsterdam is a famous rotating restaurant Moon with its bird-eye views of the city.

You will spend a fantastic dinner at the table with 360 degree views over the river and on the streets of Amsterdam. The staff will make sure you are enjoying the time together with a glass of champagne, offering you delicious European food. Moon is usually mentioned as a must visit Amsterdam restaurant. However, note that it is usually booked weeks ahead, so contact them before you go. They may also put you on a cancelation list, if needed.

Read reviews of Moon restaurant here

There are so many romantic canal cruises and boat tours for couples in Amsterdam! Remember, it's still winter, so it would be better to choose those with roofed boats, and maybe some warming drinks as well ;) Choose the best one for you, and enjoy Amsterdam in February!

Best music festivals in february 2024

Midwinter Prog Festival - February 3, 2024

The 2024 Midwinter Prog Festival (in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht) is a winter edition of the annual MidSummer Prog Festival, featuring five carefully selected bands playing a full set in the Main Hall. The festival promises to be a delightful experience for prog lovers, showcasing progressive rock music that incorporates elements of classical, jazz, folk, and other styles. Pain Of Salvation, the headline act, will be flown in especially for this event. The festival offers a rich tapestry of sounds that will delight fans of progressive music, from Art Rock and Avant Garde/Experimental to Symphonic Metal and Symphonic Prog. This event is a must-visit for those who appreciate the complexity and innovation inherent in these genres.

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Oyster Festival - February 17, 2024

The Oyster Festival 2024 in Amsterdam (Melkweg Complex) promises a vibrant and diverse musical experience, with an eclectic lineup that spans across hip-hop, R&B, and electronic music genres. Festival-goers can groove to the rhythmic beats of hip-hop, immerse themselves in the soulful melodies of R&B, and surrender to the pulsating electronic sounds, creating an unforgettable fusion of musical energy against the backdrop of a celebration centered around delicious oysters. The event will feature captivating performances by ARTAN, BAWO, BLANCO, CITYBOYMOE, CRISTALE, DEBBIE, DEXTER IN THE NEWSAGENT, DRÉ SIX, FIMIGUERRERO, JORDY, LEN, NIPPA, RUSHY, and SOPHIE FAITH, offering a dynamic lineup that captures the vibrant essence of the UK's emerging music scene. Let's go!

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Footprints Festival - February 24, 2024

The Footprints Festival 2024 (in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht) is a unique musical journey that transcends traditional boundaries, as these artists meld diverse influences to create daring and innovative sounds. The festival embraces creators who challenge established norms, infusing their music with electronic elements, breaking free from genres, and defying the unwritten laws of musical expression. The festival showcases a dynamic lineup featuring an array of talented musicians, including Roufaida, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Pongo, Kamma, Masalo, Stuzzi, Takeshi’s Cashew, Bryte, Adriaan, and Sababa 5.

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Amsterdam Concerts in February

February 5 - Grentperez

Grant Perez, a Filipino-Australian singer and songwriter from Western Sydney, achieved gold certification in Australia in 2023 for his debut single “Cherry Wine”. He has released several EPs, including “When We Were Younger” in June 2023, and collaborated with Lime Cordiale on “Op Shop Lover” in September 2023. Grentperez will be performing in Amsterdam in February 2024.

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February 8 and 9 - Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode is all set to rock the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam in February 2024 as part of their Memento Mori World Tour. The set list includes some of their most popular songs include “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence,” “Just Can’t Get Enough,” and “Policy of Truth” . You can expect a night of high-energy performances, stunning visuals, and an unforgettable experience. Depeche Mode concerts are known for their electrifying atmosphere, with the band’s signature blend of synth-pop and rock music. So, get ready to sing along to your favorite tunes and dance the night away!

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February 13 - Majid Jordan

Majid Jordan, a Canadian R&B duo consisting of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman, will be performing in Amsterdam in February 2024. The duo gained prominence under the record label co-founded by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, and Oliver El-Khatib.

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February 15 - Douwe Bob

Douwe Bob, a Dutch singer-songwriter specializing in folk and country music, will be performing in Amsterdam in February 2024. He has won the Dutch talent show De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland and represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. His upcoming concert promises to showcase his musical prowess, offering an opportunity for fans to enjoy his unique blend of folk and country tunes.

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February 18 - Roy Woods

Canadian singer and rapper Roy Woods, known for his association with OVO Sound, will be performing in Amsterdam in February 2024. The concert is anticipated to showcase his versatile talent and unique style, blending elements of R&B and rap.

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February 20 and 23 - Paul Young

Paul Antony Young, born on 17 January 1956, is a British singer-songwriter known for his “blue-eyed soul” voice. He will be performing in Amsterdam in February 2024.

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February 26 - Zara Larsson

Swedish pop singer Zara Maria Larsson will be performing in Amsterdam in February 2024. She gained recognition for various singles, including “Lush Life,” “Never Forget You,” and “Ruin My Life.” Her international breakthrough came with her second studio album, So Good, in March 2017, followed by her third studio album, Poster Girl, released in March 2021

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