5 reasons why it’s not too late to enjoy Amsterdam’s winter fairytale
The perfect time to avoid the queues
It’s freezing cold and Amsterdam in its icy glory is an absolute winter wonderland. Shelter from the cold with a visit to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House. Besides, wintertime is perfect to escape the o so long lines.
Ice skate like never before
Till the 6th of February you’ll be able to enjoy the most enchanting ice rink you’ve probably ever seen. Just on spot of Museum Square – in front of the Rijksmuseum and the IAmsterdam sign – you’ve got the opportunity to take a slide under a hump-bricked lightened bridge. Doesn’t that sound great? Double the fun and go local all the way, head for a slide to the ‘Jaap Eden IJsbaan’. It’s the largest and secretly most fun ice rank in Amsterdam. A plus: it’s just around the corner of Casa.
The coziest pubs and cafés
Pile into some of Amsterdam’s best cafés, ranging from the traditional cosy brown bars to the trendy hotspots offering lovingly prepared food and drinks. Don’t forget to try the typical and all-time favourite ‘bitterbals’ of the Dutch. To name a few favourites in Amsterdam East: the brown café Café Kuijper, beers at De Biertuin, the trendy Bar Botanique and city farm Vergulden Eenhoorn.
Winter is the best season and reason to try out the Dutch cuisine, which is made for the cold days. Try out some decent dishes such as stamppot (potatoes mashed with various vegetables), snert or so called ‘erwtensoep’, or suddervlees (a big hearty beef and ale stew). Or grab a warm ‘oliebol’ or some delicious ‘poffertjes’ at one of the stands throughout the city.
Since Amsterdam is one of world’s most romantic cities, it is a definite winner for a Valentine trip. Delve into romantic moods by wandering through the iconic streets or head for a dreamy canal cruise. Surprise your loved one with a stay at Casa.
What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy Amsterdam’s winter fairy-tale!