Forget the canal boat ride… unless it includes brew and burgers by Hard Rock Café, and say “so long” to the horse drawn carriage, over priced glass of champagne and scattered rose petals. If you like all of those things, that’s alright, but here are some more ideas that will blow the socks off your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
- Comedy night in Utrecht
On the 14th of February, there will be an open mic at the Comedyhuis Club from 20:30 – 23:00. Every Tuesday it’s Open Mic Night, but they’ll provide a tall pint of beer for you and your loved one to enjoy on the 14th, but beware the punch lines- beer may spray right out of your nostrils if you take a sip at the wrong moment.
- Cooking workshops in Amsterdam
De Amsterdaamse Kookschool offers a wide variety of workshops for any flavor pallet. You can learn how to cook Dutch, Kenyan, Indonesian, Thai, or (most relative to V-Day) Chocolate themed dishes with your significant other. Not really into the hands-on thing? They also offer Italian and French cheese and wine tastings.
- Spa Day in the Veluwe
The Veluwse Bron is an excellent retreat for those in need of a good unwind. You can choose from many different spa treatments, like a Hamam Turkish bath, facial, or full body massage. They also have a lovely menu full of fresh and healthy ingredients which are bound to make you feel like you’re floating on cloud nine with Cupid.
- FREE Salsa Dance Lesson in Amsterdam
Extremos is one of the most popular Salsa dance schools in Amsterdam, and they offer a free class for first-timers.What is a better way to spend an hour on Valentine’s day, dancing (arguably) the most romantic dance on the planet. After that why not go out for some delicious tapas in the city?
Single Pringles, Treat Yo Self!
We can’t forget that there are many happy singles out there who might find Valentine’s day a ridiculous tradition- even those who are in relationships probably think the same. But if you are single this Valentine’s day, spoil yourself a bit with a nice dinner or spa treatment. Get yourself those tickets for the game, or go out to some fun singles parties in your area!