Valentine’s Day, the day of love. As early as 496, Pope Gelasius announced that 14 February was the day of Saint Valentine. Since that time, it is the perfect day to show your loved one that you love him or her.
- The Dutch are a sober people and generally present their loved one with a card or flowers.
- Celebrate Valentine's Day in Holland.
- Book a romantic hotel in Amsterdam.
While until recently, it was tradition to send anonymous cards of flowers to declare your love, these days the focus is on love in general. The Dutch are a sober people and generally send a card, flowers or small present.
Naturally it is also a perfect day to have dinner with your loved one. Many restaurants serve special Valentine Menus. Just make sure to book your table well in advance if you are counting on a romantic dinner in Holland on Valentine’s Day.
Stay in Amsterdam on Valentine's Day
Invite your loved one for a Valentine trip to Amsterdam. There are countless fun activities in Amsterdam, such as a horse and carriage ride through the Vondelpark or a romantic dinner at restaurant cTaste. You’ll dine in the dark, relying on every one of your senses except your eyes.