The flower-covered ‘Venice of the North’ has already stolen the hearts of many couples in love. Amsterdam’s romantic canals, picturesque houses and bustling city life offer the perfect backdrop for your ultimate marriage proposal. Marit Smit, founder of the Dutch marriage website Girls of Honour, tells you the seven most beautiful places in Amsterdam to get down on one knee…
The rooftop bar of Hotel W
Take the elevator to the sixth floor and immerse yourself in the hip atmosphere of ‘W Lounge Amsterdam’. “The rooftop bar of Hotel W offers you an insane 360-degree view of the city!”, Marit explains enthusiastically. “You’ll also find a pool here in which you can ask your loved one the big question at sunset.”
The enchanting botanical garden
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. “This place is ideal for couples who love nature,” says Marit. “Surprise your great love with a tropical proposal among the 4,000 different plant species.”
On the water!
“Renting a boat is a true Amsterdam classic,” Marit explains. “Enjoy stunning views of Amsterdam’s canals, and each other of course during this romantic boat ride.” Want to score extra points? Open your proposal with a musical serenade, with the help of some top local musicians….
De Lookout Swing
“Are you a couple that doesn’t shy away from a touch of excitement and adventure? Then ask your beloved one to marry you at more than 100 meters above the skyline of Amsterdam!” Say what! The ‘Lookout Swing’ – or Europe’s highest swing – will give you goosebumps during that unforgettable proposal!
Relax in the Vondelpark
The well-known Vondelpark is located in the heart of Amsterdam. “This green oasis is characterized by its many romantic bridges. Break the peace and quiet only with … that yell of surprise and that yes from your partner! Afterwards it’s time for a glass of champagne in one of the many cozy cafes”, Marit laughs.
The floating Flower Market
Are you a big fan of a proposal full of color and scent? Then be sure to visit the Amsterdam Flower Market! “The moored sloops on the canal at the Singel fill the city center with beautiful fresh flowers every week. Snag a bouquet of roses (or tulips!) and literally put your loved one in the spotlight.”
Amsterdam Light Festival
Extra unique: during the months of December and January, Amsterdam hosts the Light Festival. “During the Amsterdam Light Festival you will find the artistic light work of many emerging and renowned artists. Follow the route through Amsterdam and get down on one knee at one of the many points of light.”
Article thanks to Marit Smit, founder of www.girlsofhonour.nl