February weddings for Mr and Mrs Unique in Amsterdam are the envy of many loving couples. The heart of the city offers you the opportunity to combine your wedding with a romantic honeymoon. But, where do Mr and Mrs Unique start their journey?
Well, surpassing all expectations of a late winter wedding, the colourful and bubbly city has unmissable attractions. Many wedding planners and English speaking celebrants are at hand to help Mr and Mrs Unique create a beautiful setting of their dreams. And surprisingly enough, this charming spot is the ideal location for your friends and family, too. Imagine spending some time together in the haven for lovers of life, fun and art. Buzzing Amsterdam is an exciting and trendsetting metropolitan for you too, to jump the broom in an informal marriage service.
So, if you are the next Mr and Mrs Unique, who plan to marry in Holland’s capital, read this. Here are my favorite places to see in Amsterdam city.
Mr and Mrs Unique – Amsterdam wedding & honeymoon ideas
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1. Famous Dutch artists
Firstly, after you’ve booked the venue and your celebrant, take a trip to the well-known Dutch museums. Artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Piet Mondrian and Van Gogh give you both, Mr and Mrs unique a great insight into Dutch culture.
2. Authentic Dutch delicacies
Secondly, enjoy a rich assortment of Dutch food delicacies. Tasty haring, patat frites met mayo (chips with mayonnaise) and apple tart with whipped cream awaits your palette. You can even indulge in a Pimms or a gin and tonic at an authentic Dutch pub. Make sure to try a pancake and some erwten soep (pea soup).
3. Discover more hidden treasures
But don’t stay at the bar all day. Discover more hidden treasures of this metropolitan together. Take a leisurely stroll through the quaint streets and dainty courtyards (hofjes). And walk over the quirky bridges of this historic place. For fun, try out a pair of wooden clogs at the Klompenboer (near the flea market).
3. The Dam
The Royal Palace used for official state functions is located on the Dam. Dotted around the prestigious location are many hotels, restaurants and fashionable shops. Go to the VVV Amsterdam to obtain your list of venues. Remember to pick up your “City Travel Card”, too. It’s a valid ticket for all metro, tram, bus lines and night buses.
4. The National monument
Reflect and sit on the steps of the famous landmark the National monument erected to commemorate the casualties of World War II. Better still; book a horse and carriage ride for two. Enjoy the sights of the UNESCO World Heritage (grachtengordel). And let the beauty of the 17th century canals of Amsterdam astound you.
5. Red Light District
Within a stone’s throw away from the Dam is the Red Light District. Vibrant Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and called the grown up’s playground. It’s ideal, if you love canal houseboats and dream of a February wedding set among a fun setting encircled by fetching water.
6. Dutch souvenirs – sex, drugs and rock and roll
This wedding destination steeped in history. It is where anything goes, because it’s Europe’s most liberal city. The notorious Red Light District, not only houses the ladies of the night but you’ll also pick up a few notorious Dutch souvenirs. On top of that, there is no lack of alternative art galleries and fine dining establishments, too.
7. Amsterdam Nightlife: Leidseplein
Now get your travel ticket out and head to the Leidseplein . During your February wedding getaway you can enjoy more than sex, coffee shops and rock and roll. Many celebrities such as Beyoncé, Adele, Justin Timberlake and Nile Rogers have enjoyed staying in Amsterdam, too.
8. Last minute music concert & theater tickets
By the same token, they’ve held a concert at music venues such as the Melkweg, Paradiso and the Sugar Factory nightclub. These arenas are located at the Leidseplein and offer you the chance to dance the night away, as newlyweds. For alternative entertainment buy a last minute ticket for a show at the Stadsschouwburg, De La Mar or Comedy Cafe. https://www.leidseplein.amsterdam/en.
9. The Jordaan
A must-see attraction is the grachtengordel (canal belt area) for a stroll. Acquaint yourselves with Westerkerk (church). It is worth a trip for a climbing tour to the tower. Nearby is Anne Frank’s House. You’ll find it in the heart of the Jordaan on the Prinsengracht, which is packed with houseboats.
10. February weddings abroad = beautiful Dutch waterways
Furthermore, February weddings give you both, Mr and Mrs Unique the chance to mingle and jingle with the locals in this affluent and wealthy part of the city center. Alternatively, you can cycle carefully along the picturesque canals arrayed with blooming flowers. Imagine cruising beside the beautiful Dutch waterways. Or hire a pedal boat to admire the striking architecture.
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