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Birthday Guide to Amsterdam


Top Amsterdam Birthday Activities for 2023

  1. Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks
  2. Party Bus
  3. Bubble Football
  4. Rifle Shooting


Amsterdam Birthday Party Guide

Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom - John Green

An ultimate birthday party destination, Amsterdam promises a celebration unlike anywhere else!

Something of a rite of passage, the infamous Red Light District is what you are more than likely thinking of when you think of Amsterdam, and we don't blame you. Strip clubs and group activities in Amsterdam are usually centred around this area, but the wider city offers tons of potential for an amazing birthday weekend.

Our team of party experts have put together this guide to ensure booking your birthday is stress free. Learn everything you need to know about the city in order to choose your birthday activities, along with the help of our team who are just a phone call away. Oh, and did we mention you get to take all the credit?

Why choose an Amsterdam Birthday Weekend?

Late nights. Pubs and clubs. Cocktail shaking. Bar Crawls. Culture at its finest. This city has and the ingredients for an epic party!

One of the easiest European destinations to get to, averaging an hour and a half flight, and a location that opens its arms to groups, your Amsterdam birthday promises a weekend you’ll want to remember!

Mixing the glory of this city, the endless canals and gorgeous architecture with the world famous, red hot nightlife scene, the Amsterdam birthday party ideas are endless. There are two main districts to visit in Amsterdam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, each offering something unique to your birthday weekend. Read on to learn more about why Netherland's capital is considered as one of the best birthday weekends!

Top 10 Birthday Activities in Amsterdam

  1. Go Karting

    Get free reign of this fantastic track with our exclusive grand prix style activity! So, get ready for a healthy dose of competition! Each member of the group will have a chance to test their limits on the training heat before turning their hands at outdoing everyone else in the race heats.

  2. Guided Bar Crawl

    Let our guides take the stress and take you on a night you are sure to never forget! Meet your guide in a central pub and start the night off with a shot in each of the 5 bars you'll visit during your bar crawl, before heading onto a nightclub where you will end your epic night out!

  3. Brewery Experience

    A bucket list staple and an Amsterdam birthday party must, explore this Brewery Tour set at the Heineken Experience, home to one of the world's most loved beers! This self-guided, interactive tour will show you how the beer is made as well as history of the brand. You didn't think we would let you leave without sampling the lager did you? Each person will get to enjoy two beers to start your day right!

  4. Ice Bar

    Visit the coolest bar in Amsterdam and enjoy a sensory experience like no other. Located in central Amsterdam, you can drink from of a glass made of ice in this bar carved from 60 tons of natural ice!

  5. Bubble Football

    This is how it works... a twist of the game we all know and love, you'll be encased in a bubble, split into teams and provided with a referee (whom we feel extreme pity for, as we envisage some serious argy, bargy and copious amounts of cheating). Then let the games commence, winners take all!

  6. Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

    The perfect way to spend some quality time together, floating along Amsterdam's beautiful canals on your own private boat whilst enjoying a few drinks! Take in the sights of the city, known as the Venice of the north, from the canals aboard your private boat! One of the most popular activities in Amsterdam.

  7. Prosecco Bike

    People who say exercise is boring will not have tried our Amsterdam Prosecco Bike. What's not to love about riding through the city, drinking Prosecco!

  8. Party Bus

    Cool and very very distinctive, it’s an American School Bus on the outside - but inside it’s a party on a bus! Travel around the street of Amsterdam in style on your exclusive Amsterdam Party Bus. This Party Bus has 2 flat screens, disco lights, booming sound system, cool and comfy chairs and it's ready to fire up the party.

  9. Nightclub

    Fix up, look sharp and you're ready to go! Experience only the best nightlife Amsterdam has to offer. Party the night away in one of Amsterdam's top nightclubs from dusk until dawn with VIP guestlist entry!

  10. Beer Bikes

    Gentlemen, may we present the greatest mode of transport ever devised, our Amsterdam Beer Bike! Enjoy a few beers and cycle around the outskirts of Amsterdam city centre. Cycling is thirsty work, so we are doing the responsible thing and ensuring your group stay hydrated with 20 litres of beer!

Amsterdam - The City of Bikes!

Did you know that there are more than four times more bikes in Amsterdam than cars? Their love for cycling is only solidified on the facts that there are 1.2 million bikes in the city that only has 821,000 inhabitants!

Fun Fact!

Looking for your morning coffee and pastry? Don't ask for directions to the nearest Coffee Shops, instead ask for a 'koffiehuis'. Coffee shops in Amsterdam is instead the cannabis cafes the city is known for.

Birthday Party Accommodation

With a city as vibrant and alive as Amsterdam, we honestly believe your accommodation will be a place to catch some z's between activities, and sleep off the drinks from the night before, but with every group wanting something different from their birthday weekend, we want to ensure your package has everything you need. Which is why we offer a range of accommodation types for your Amsterdam celebration. To suit your wants, needs and budget, browse our range off group friendly hotels and accommodation here.

Our team will be happy to discuss options to suit your group, whether it is a budget friendly hostel or a luxury experience you are after. Just give us a call on 01992 655 580!

Tips and Tricks for Your Weekend

Remember the VIP! Whilst it is fine to keep the details of the party a surprise for the VIP, don't forget to consult them first to know their do's and don'ts for the weekend. It is their party after all!

Take advantage of your online event area! Freedom offers full access to the event for all your mates, meaning your group can pay as you go, chip away at the VIP’s balance if you are dividing the amount, track attendance and view necessary documents!

Group chats are your best friend! The chances are you don't know everyone who is attending the event, so making a group chat makes it so much easier to send out updates and reminders!

Where to eat in Amsterdam

There are two main elements to your weekend. Lots of booze, and great food to keep your mates going through the weekend!

We always recommend pre booking your meals alongside your package to ensure entry for your group, as often finding tables over 6-8 people can be difficult, which is why we can include a Traditional Dutch Meal, a post activity Barbecue or even Wine and Cheese!

For those meals on the go, we have included a few recommendations below!

Cocos Outback

A popular group choice in the heart of Amsterdam, Cocos Outback is the go to for a night of cocktails, craft beer, great food and all night clubbing! More than just an Aussie themed back, they offer tons to keep your mates entertained, from karaoke to pool and darts.

FEBO

Perfect for on the go snacks or a late night feast on the way back to your hotel, Febo is known across Amsterdam for serving their warm on-the-go food from vending machines across the city centre! Now, that's the definition of fast food.

Amsterdam Weather

Whilst Amsterdam is not particularly known for its amazing weather, it does make a great all year round party destination!

With a similar weather pattern to the UK, the best months to head to the city are between June and August if the sunshine is what you are after - just remember this is also peak tourist season.

Spring and Autumn months are going to be the best if you want to avoid the rain of Winter and the bustle of tourists that flock here every Summer and price increases that go with it. In our opinion, the Spring tulips and Autumn cosy nights make for a much better backdrop! With highs of between 15 and 20, your group can still get out and about for plenty of birthday activities in Amsterdam!



FAQ

Is an Amsterdam birthday good?

Yes! Whether you are looking for a wild weekend or a laid back city break, Dam makes for the ultimate birthday destination! Not only are there tons of group friendly Amsterdam birthday activities, including our bestselling Beer Bike and Guided Bar Crawls, but a whole host of Dutch history and culture to absorb during your visit!

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