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Activities to Do in Amsterdam in February

Cruise the Amsterdam Canal, Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Explore the Rijksmuseum, Visit the Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, Stroll the ARTIS Royal Zoo, Red Light District Tour, Explore Castle Muiderslot, Celebrate the Chinese New Year, Attend the Cocoa Festival, and many more.

There are umpteen
things to do in Amsterdam in February as during this season; you can enjoy the best of festivities, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Since this is the chilliest season of the month, the city is not very crowded, giving you a chance to have a relaxed time witnessing its major attractions. You can attend the cocoa Festival that gives you a chance to taste the best of sweets and chocolates and Chinese New Year when the city is full of color and vigor.

If you're still confused about
what do in Amsterdam in February, then cruising the canals should be your best option as it takes back the visitors to the Dutch era and offers the best views. If you still want to experience more adventure and fun, then you should visit the Artis Royal Zoo that encompasses the best of flora and fauna. The best thing about visiting these places during February is that you might grab a discount as it is not the peak season. So get ready for an adventurous ride of the bustling city of Amsterdam in February by enjoying these  plethora of activities.

Here is a list of things to do in Amsterdam in February:

01

Visit the Van Gogh Museum

When you keep on thinking about what to do in Amsterdam in February, the museum bearing the largest collection of the work of Vincent Van Gogh can definitely be the perfect answer to your thoughts.

The Sunflower, one of the most famous works of art in the world, adorns this museum with many other masterpieces borne from the timeless artist. In February, when the beautiful European Spring sprawls from the fleeting winter, it is a good idea to take a stroll in the museum and treat yourself with art and historical culture.

Location: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam.

Timing:
-21 June-1 September: 9:00am-7:00pm,
-28 October-22 December: 9:00am-5:00pm,
-23 December-31 December: 9:00am-7:00pm,
-1 January: 11:00am-7:00pm.

Price: INR 1600/ head.

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Explore the Rijksmuseum

One of the most important places to visit in Amsterdam in February is Rijksmuseum that will take you back to the 800 years of the Dutch civilization. This Dutch museum presents to you a huge collection of European art pieces and Dutch paintings.

During February, the museum is less crowded, offering you ample of time to appreciate the masterpieces displayed here by artists such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, etc.

Location: Rijksmuseum: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: Rijksmuseum: 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Sunday).

Price: INR 2299/ head.

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Cruise the Amsterdam Canal

One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in February is cruising the canal to have an eclectic view of tall structures and overhead bridges of London. It will take you back to the period of Dutch golden age where merchant houses and churches will beckon you with open arms.

You can also have dinner or evening tea and snacks while enjoying the beauty of the key attractions like Parliament House and Tower Bridge.

Location: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing:
From November 29 2018-20 Jan 2019, there is no availability of cruise after 4:30 pm.

-Summer (23 Mar-30 Oct): 9:00 am-10:00 pm (Monday-Sunday)
-Winter (31 Oct-22 Mar): 9:30 am-9:00 pm (Monday-Sunday).

Price: INR 950/ head.

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Explore the Anne Frank House

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The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in February for literature lovers. The house contains a biographical museum that gives a glimpse of how Anne Frank hid from the Nazi persecution during the Second World War. The exhibition space in the Anne Frank House shows evidence of all sorts of discrimination inflicted upon the Jewish by the Nazis.

Location: Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing:
-November 1 - April 1: 9 am-7 pm (Monday-Sunday except Saturdays), 9 am-10 pm (Saturday),
-April 1 - November 1: 9 am-22 pm (Monday-Sunday).

Price:
-INR 875/ adult,
-INR 460/ 10-17 years,
-INR 40/ 0-9 years.

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We offer you the exclusive Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass

About the place:
Amsterdam is known as the Venice of North, and rightly so. It has a lot of canals that run around the city. But what's even better is its wonderful architecture and monuments. There are a lot of museums and places to see the history and culture of the city.

About the Activity:
This is an exclusive Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass which lets you visit Amsterdam's most iconic landmarks just as you want. You can go to a place any time you want and for as long as you want and save transportation costs. 

Visit the famous attractions like Frank House Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Red Light District, Heineken Experience, and more, and cruise around the city at your leisure! Cruise along the old canals and take amazing pictures. A multilingual audio guide is also available on board so that you can learn about the city's fascinating past.

You get to completely customize your tour and visit only the attractions that you want to (or try and visit all!) by this 
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Child ticket: Age 4-13
Children aged 0-3 are free of charge

Bus and Boat Routes:
  • Winter season: 30 Oct-22 Mar
  • Summer season: 23 Mar-29 Oct
  • Bus or boat tours will not be available on 27 Apr due to Kings' Day celebrations
  • Please see the route map for more information
Bus Schedule
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 9:15am-6:00pm, daily
Bus Stops
  • Central Station (van Gogh Cafe/Lovers)/Prins Hendrikkade 25
  • PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam)
  • Windmill de Gooyer
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Royal Theatre Carre
  • Heineken Experience
  • Museum Square
  • Leidseplein
  • Jordaan
  • Westerdok
Boat Schedule
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 10:05am-6:00pm, daily
  • Duration: Green Line - 2 hours; Blue Line - 1 hour
  • Frequency: Every 20-30 minutes
Green Boat Line
  • Central Station East (Loetje)
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Amstel / Icebar
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Anne Frank House
  • Prins Hendrikkade 25-27
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  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Hermitage Museum
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Stroll the ARTIS Royal Zoo

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The ARTIS Royal Zoo is enlisted as one of the oldest zoos in mainland Europe. You can witness here more than 900 species of fauna and exquisite wildlife sculptures. Apart from that, the place also houses a large aquarium and a good collection of living trees of different species as well as a planetarium.

Encompassing 27 historic buildings, the ARTIS Royal Zoo also has an extensive range of books in its library. This place offers an answer to what to do in Amsterdam in February, as the weather is quite pleasant to stroll into the zoo.

Location: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: 9 am-6 pm (Saturday-Sunday).

Price:
-INR 2000/ adult
-INR 1700/ child.

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Visit the Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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Located in the central part of the city of Amsterdam in the neighborhood of the Royal Palace, Madame Tussauds happens to be the first branch that opened in mainland Europe. This place gives you a chance to experience the glory of the Golden Period of Dutch history through its wax statues.

You can also witness a large number of well-sculpted wax statues of famous personalities across the globe over here. Visiting this museum is one of the things to do in Amsterdam in February as some family-friendly activities are organized during this time of the year.

Location: Dam 20, 1012 KW Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: 10 am-8 pm (Monday-Sunday).

Price: INR 1750/ head.

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Red Light District Tour

One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in February is taking the Red-Light District tour that is mostly famous for its roadside brothels and nightlife. The chief attraction of the tour is the jostling bars, restaurants, and shopping centers where you can have the best drinks and food.

Bike rides are often preferred here to take a wider look at the overall view of this section of society. However, walking here makes the tour more detailed with a deeper insight into the lanes and alleys.

Location: 1012 KL Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: 10 am-11.30 pm (Monday-Sunday).

Price: INR 1615/ 2 hours of service.

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About Rembrandt House Museum:
The Rembrandt House Museum preserves and displays the work to the most famous artist of the Netherlands, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. The place was the artist's home and workshop throughout the 17th century and has witnessed some of the best artworks from the artist. The museum also features the works of his pupils who were inspired by his art.

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This is a fast track Rembrandt House Museum Entry Ticket. No need to wait in the long queue for the tickets, skip the line, enter the museum and get mesmerized by the wonderful artwork of Rembrandt. You will get the opportunity to know more about the artist's life and accomplishments as you walk around his 17th-century home and witness the museum’s various exhibits. This is a treat for art lovers.

Opening Hours:
10:00 am-6:00 pm, daily
The museum will be closed on 26 Apr and 25 Dec

Address:
Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam

How To Reach:
By bus: Take bus 246 to Waterlooplein stop and walk for 2 minutes
By metro: Take Line 51, 53, or 54 to Waterlooplein stop and walk for 3 minutes

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Explore Castle Muiderslot

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If you're thinking of what to do in Amsterdam in February, then visiting the Muiderslot castle should be your best bet as this is not a peak season, and you won't have to wait in queues to grab the tickets.  Stationed at the mouth of the Vecht river, this castle is one of the most beautiful castles of Amsterdam as well as the mainland in Europe.

In addition to its unique architecture, you can also enjoy shooting of films, especially those based on the Medieval period here. A retreat to the interior décor of the 17th century, this castle has been declared a museum and is a favorite tourist spot for all those who don't like it to be too crowded.

Location: Herengracht 1, 1398 AA Muiden, Netherlands.

Timing: 9 am-5.30 pm (Monday-Friday).

Price: INR 1300/ head.

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year

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Between January 21 and February 20, the Chinese New Year is celebrated with grandeur in Amsterdam. Food and festivals add to the air of enjoyment that prevails throughout the city. Every year, a parade finds its way in the streets of the city, full of music and colors. Generally, every year is given the name of an animal of the zodiac family.

2021 will be the year of Ox. Fo Guang Shan He Hua, a renowned Buddhist temple in Amsterdam, offers a special program to all those who don't remain confined in parades. Going for a good meal at the Sea Palace during the Chinese New Year is one of the best things to do in Amsterdam in February.

Location: Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam.

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Attend the Cocoa Festival

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One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in February is participating in the Cocoa Festival, where you get to taste the world's best chocolate varieties. The cocoa festival is basically a chocolate conference—people hailing from different parts of the world accumulate here to discuss the finest chocolates around the globe.

The conference doesn't remain confined in boring discussions of business progress, but it also ranges to the tasting of great flavors of the finest chocolates of the world.

Location: Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Visit Pllek

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Pllek is one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in February if you wish to enjoy the taste and variety of vegetarian food. Pllek never compromises with the flavor, and they take health and taste so seriously that they harvest the veggies on their own.

The fish comes from the North Sea, and the meat is not very prone to excessive use of preservatives. In a nutshell, they believe that every food can be made good, with the correct choice of spices and ways of preparation.

Location: T.T. Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: 9.30 am-1 am (Monday-Sunday).

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Dine-in at A'Dam Tower

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One of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in February is A'Dam Lookout that offers a panoramic view of the city. A'dam Lookout is a 360-degree observation deck, which will provide the visitors with a bird's eye view of the city.

With an exciting flight of 100 meters in 22 seconds, the elevator ride of the place is considered ethereal. In addition to that, the Adam Tower offers multicuisine restaurants and rooftop bars, which add to the mood and present the tourist an opportunity for making their own digital memories.

Location: Overhoeksplein 1, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: 10 am-10 pm (Monday-Sunday).

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Head to Sunday Market at Westergas

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If you're a shopaholic, then one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in February should be Sunday Market at Westergas in Amsterdam that displays the best of fashion and art pieces. In this market, designers, creative people, and artists come to exhibit and sell their self-made artifacts to the citizens as well as the tourists.

This market is a very good place for buying tokens of memories and gift shopping for your loved ones.

Location: Gosschalklaan, Pazzanistraat 7, 1014 DC Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timing: 12 pm-6 pm (Sunday).

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Heineken Experience

The Heineken Brewery is one of the oldest enterprises in the world, as well as a renowned tourist attraction in the heart of Amsterdam. Until 1988, this brewery was churning out plenty of beer. It was reopened to the public in 2001 as a museum, and it has since become a global symbol of beer. The guides are present here who will take you on a tour of the factory.

They'd be demonstrating everything you see inside as well as the history of the location in an engaging and intelligent manner. You can try some complimentary beer and, for an additional fee, have your name engraved on a preferred beer bottle.

Location:
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
17

Visit Amsterdam Icebar

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Amsterdam Icebar, as the name suggests, is an ice bar that is the coolest location in town to explore the ice world. You are provided with appropriate clothing to cope with a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. The bright changing lighting combined with some music creates a fantastic ambiance in which to dance.

After enjoying winter fun in the city, head up to Icebar, which offers a variety of activities to do in Amsterdam in February. Everything from the ambiance to the statues to the tables and chairs may be found here. The inside is entirely made of ice.

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A Day Trip to Zaanse Schans and Volendam

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Zaanse Schans and Volendam is a toy town on the Zaan River that is one of the best sites in Amsterdam to visit if you want to see a picturesque authentic 19th-century Dutch village. You may visit fishing towns, cheese factories, and learn about Dutch culture by exploring communities and taking tours inside windmills.

You can also enjoy the lovely seaport while sampling some delectable Dutch delicacies and traditional attire. In February, a day excursion to Zaanse Schans and Volendam is unquestionably a must-do in Amsterdam.

Location:
Amstel 194, 196, 1017 AG Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Visit the Chocoa Festival

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In February, the Chocoa Festival in Amsterdam offers a variety of exciting events. It's a site where you can learn a lot about chocolate. Starting with how a bean is utilised to make a wrapped chocolate bar, you will discover the entire process. It allows visitors to explore and discover a wide range of flavours as well as sample a variety of dishes while being guided by chocolate producers.

It is a two-day Chocolate Festival held in February that focuses on eating, appreciating, and discovering new flavours at over 85 exhibitors. This museum will take you on a trip from bean to bar, showing you how chocolate is manufactured.
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Cut Shapes at La Reve

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Live bands, DJs, and exclusive B2B sets occupy two stages at La Reve, creating a vibrating and exclusive ambience. In Amsterdam, it boasts a renowned music festival with a melodious electronic stop. George FitzGerald and Dimitri are among the many outstanding performers performing at this show.

This is referred to as a winter event at the winter carnival. Its stage features national and international artists that perform with zeal. This festival allows you to indulge in a little bit of wildness and craziness while also recharging your batteries. The best thing to do in Amsterdam in February is to dance at the La Reve Festival.

Location: Jan van Galenstraat 6, 1051 KM Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  1. Which are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

    1. Cycle to hidden gems: When it comes to the world's most cycle-friendly cities, Amsterdam comes out on top. In Amsterdam, there are over 800,000 bicycles to choose from, allowing you to pedal your way throughout the city. Take your bikes to Sloterplas to see a straggling lake and to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel to see the historic sites of the village.

    2. See windmills, countryside and beaches: The greatest thing to do in Amsterdam in February is to go on a day excursion to see the many tourist attractions. This lovely scenery is only 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. It's a large area with beautiful countryside, windmills, and beaches, as well as several historic towns.

    3. Enjoy the waterfront music, art and food: Zaandam's Hembrugterrein has been transformed into a haven for Amsterdam's creative elite, with a slew of restaurants, museums, and art galleries lining the North Sea Canal's edge. In February, you may take part in a variety of activities in Amsterdam, as well as indulge in a variety of exhibitions.

    4. Visit bird's eye view of Amsterdam: From the top of the city's elegant rooftop bar, you may enjoy a pleasant and stunning view. It features a beautiful skyline, amazing architecture, and inviting interiors with a wide range of drinks and cocktails. One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in February is to visit and have a drink with a panoramic view from the top, which will make you feel like you're on top of the world.

  2. How many days do you need in Amsterdam?

    Although Amsterdam has a lot to offer, a 3-4-day itinerary is justified for visiting the biggest attractions of the place. It is good to have a weekend in the schedule for the royal zoo and Sunday market.
  3. Is it safe to visit Amsterdam?

    Yes, it is extremely safe to visit Amsterdam as the crime rate is quite low over here. You should, however, refrain from visiting the less crowded places at night and you should take care of your personal belongings to stay away from burglars.
  4. Is it cold in Amsterdam in february?

    Yes, February is the coldest month in Amsterdam, and the temperature is as low as 0.5 degrees Celsius. Occasional falls of -5 degrees Celsius in temperature can also be experienced during this time of the year.
  5. What is Amsterdam famous for?

    Amsterdam is a beautiful city and is famous for a plethora of reasons. From amazing architectural marvels to cute cafes and restaurants, Amsterdam has it all. Be it the breathtaking museums or city’s canals, it offers all kinds of places to immerse yourself and have a fun holiday.
  6. Which are the best things to do in Amsterdam with family?

    1. Ontdekhoek - This location is on the outskirts of town, however, it is easily accessible by tram or metro. It's essentially a simplified version of KidZania. The children are given a clipboard, a little knife, a potato, and a piece of paper, as well as chores to complete with them. This place is best for kids and offers many activities to do in Amsterdam in February.

    2. Visit Anne Frank’s Huis - This house symbolises the remarkable journey of Anne Frank, a brave young Jewish girl who spent more than two years hiding with her family during World War II. She was eventually deported and perished in a detention camp. This house is a solemn experience that reflects the diary's details. This is a must-see attraction in Amsterdam.

    3. Pannenkoekenboot Food Tour - Pannenkoekenboot is a Dutch word for pancake boat. It's all about cruising around the port while participating in a variety of exciting activities and seeing some spectacular sights along the way. It's ideal for a family outing because this boat provides family dining and serves delicious pancakes while touring and children play in the boat's children's area.

    4. Madame Tussauds Museum Tour - This is a well-known wax museum where you may find a variety of enticing wax celebrity statues. Everyone is encouraged to photograph each and every wax model. You may have a great time with your family snapping photos all over the scenery and green screen in this wax museum. You can climb to the top of the museum for spectacular views over Dam Square.

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