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Best Places to Propose in Amsterdam

Charming canals, pretty flower-adorned bridges and old houses create picturesque settings and insta-worthy backdrops that you just won’t be able to find anywhere else. Amsterdam is an undiscovered destination for couples and I believe it is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and so the ideal location for marriage proposals. After having traveled the world, I returned to my home city and spent the last three years searching for its most romantic spots. Read on and start planning a romantic trip to Amsterdam with these best places to propose in Amsterdam.

Prettiest Bridges to Propose in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known as the “Venice of the North.” Its canals and bridges are among my favorite romantic spots in the city. Here are some beautiful places that I warmly recommend if you’re planning to propose in Amsterdam. You can read more about me, and why I believe Amsterdam is a romantic city later in this blog.

Leidsegracht/ Keizersgracht bridges

Leidsegracht canal has some of the prettiest tree-lined streets and old houses, oozing with romance. For a perfect Amsterdam proposal, stroll arm in arm with your significant other across the bridge at the intersection of Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht canal, taking in the charming views across the river. There’s no better time to visit this idyllic spot than during colorful sunsets. The darkness enters slowly while the bridges lit up and create a magical atmosphere reflecting the lights in the waters as you voice the words. Make sure to check the exact sunset times to catch that perfect moment whatever the season.

Brouwersgracht bridges

Brouwersgracht canal with its two flower-decorated, old metal bridges offers a relaxed setting for an intimate engagement. This is a perfect backdrop for a romantic moment, especially in late summer and early autumn, when the bold sunsets over the water will simply take your breath away. There couldn’t be a better proposal place to guarantee a “yes” from your sweetheart.

 

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

 

Bloemgracht bridges

What can be more romantic than a canal named “The Flower Canal”? More private that most other places in Amsterdam, Bloemgracht lies in the heart of the Jordaan neighbourhood dotted with charming shops, galleries, and cosy restaurants. After a romantic lunch, go for a leisurely stroll along Bloemgracht bridges, a true oasis in the bustling city. Take a moment to ponder upon the timelessness of love before you go down to you knee and propose to your beloved.

Prinseneiland bridges

Strolling around the quaint island of Prinseneiland is one of the most romantic things you can do in Amsterdam. Imagine wandering hand in hand through tiny cobblestoned streets, among pretty Dutch houses and narrow old wooden bridges. This beautiful setting, devoid of all tourist crowds, won’t fail to impress your beloved as you announce your love.

Groenburgwal bridge

Staalmeestersbrug, a gorgeous 18th-century stone arch bridge over the Groenburgwal canal, is another picture-perfect romantic place. Embrace your beloved one as you take in the view of the crooked Zuiderkerk, that inspired generations of artists, including Claude Monet.

Your Romantic Trip to Amsterdam

Staalmeestersbrug is the famous Amsterdam’s love lock bridge where, as tradition dictates, lovers attach locks symbolising their eternal love and then throw the key in the canal (although the locks are periodically being removed by the city). It’s best to visit early in the morning to avoid the tourist crowds, or late in the evening to catch the magical lights of the illuminated Zuiderkerk.

Skinny bridge

Get inspired by Magere Brug or Skinny Bridge and its dreamy atmosphere, a place made for romantic strolls. You’ll recognise this beautiful narrow pedestrian bridge across the Amstel river from the film Diamonds Are Forever. Lovers traditionally kiss while passing on a boat under the Skinny Bridge to make sure their love lasts forever. I’m sure the magic will work if you kiss on top of the bridge, too. For an unforgettable proposal, I suggest coming here at night when the bridge lights up with more than a thousand light bulbs.

Visit Amsterdam with your couple and kiss on the Skinny bridge.

 

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

Begijnhof Courtyard – An Intimate Amsterdam Proposal Spot

Begijnhof, a secluded romantic courtyard in a fairy-tale setting, will guarantee an intimate once- in-a-lifetime marriage proposal in Amsterdam. This greenery-filled place used to house Catholic women in the 14th century, and is still inhabited by old celibate women. Tucked away in one corner you’ll find Het Houten Huis, the oldest house in Amsterdam built in timber in 1528. If you come when the courtyard opens at 9 am, you’ll have the place with all its romantic charm for yourselves.

Romantic Amsterdam Canal Proposal Tour

What could be more idyllic than a relaxed canal cruise, holding hands and snuggling on a boat as the city passes by? On my Romantic Marriage Proposal Tours, I take you on the best canal tour in Amsterdam where you can propose to your beloved one in the most romantic setting. I’ll take care of everything—romantic stories, soft music, flowers, strawberries, and champagne—so that you can just sit back and enjoy a celebratory moment after your sweetheart says “yes”.

 

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

There are two superb spots for a marriage proposal during this tour. One of them is at the end of the Seven bridges. It’s a quiet and intimate canal where you can propose in complete privacy. If you sail through the seven bridges holding hands, it’s said that you’ll be together for seven years. How romantic! Don’t miss the stunning view of the Rijksmuseum, the most beautiful museum in the Netherlands at the end of the canal.

The other spot worth a proposal is the beautiful Skinny bridge crossing the Amstel river. Go at sunset when the sky turns all the shades of red and orange before your eyes, or at night when the bridge is illuminated and sparkling lights are reflected in the water. And be sure to kiss your lover when passing under the bridge, to make your love last forever.

 

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

Exceptional Amsterdam Proposal in Vondelpark

With its charming meadows, tranquil lakes, and winding paths Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam, offers endless romantic spots in its lush green surroundings. This exquisite oasis of calm is one of the prettiest places in Amsterdam to ask your sweetheart to marry you. Make sure to bring some snacks, a bottle of wine—and the ring—and choose the ideal spot to get down on one knee.

Romantic Botanical Garden Amsterdam Proposal

Imagine proposing to your sweetheart in one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, full of heavenly fragrances, lush greenery with thousands of plant species and a colourful butterfly greenhouse. Hortus Botanicus is the most glorious proposal spot in Amsterdam for all romantics. For a completely private moment, take a stroll behind the garden by the picturesque Hortus bridge and the canal. Express your love to your special one in the midst of the verdant tranquillity, and make it a day to remember forever.

 

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

 

Club Cinema – A Private Amsterdam Proposal

For couples who share a passion for movies, Amsterdam’s private Club Cinema is a truly unique place to propose. Book a private romantic movie screening, add some personal touches—a photo memory wall, chocolate, champagne, candlelights—and you’re guaranteed a romantic moment of a lifetime. Contact Club Cinema with your wishes and they’ll go out of their way to organise an unforgettable evening for your special marriage proposal.

Unique Amsterdam Proposal – Fault in Our Stars Bench

It might look like any other canal-side bench, but fans of Fault in Our Stars film know just how special this spot is. This is where the romantic scene between the two young lovers stricken by illness takes place. It’s on this very bench they promise that no matter what happens, they’ll always be there for each other. The Fault in Our Stars Bench is located near the intersection of two beautiful Amsterdam canals, Herengracht and Leidsegracht. There are two benches; the one you’re looking for is located on your right side facing the canals. If you have enjoyed watching the film together, sitting on the bench will be a special moment to share and an exquisite spot for the most romantic of proposals.

After your proposal you might wanna make a reservations for a special place to have dinner. Read here about my favorite Romantic Restaurants in Amsterdam.

Romantic Proposal in Amsterdam Flower Fields

 

Pink tulips one of the unique spots to propose near Amsterdam

 

Imagine getting down on your knee and proposing in endless fields of colourful flowers—it would be nothing short of impressive. Tulips and other flowers are in their prime from mid-March to mid-May, and the month of April is the ideal time to plan a romantic marriage proposal. Feel free to get in touch with me if you’d like me to help you plan your visit and arrange a photoshoot for your special day.

If you’d like to propose to your sweetheart among beautiful flowers, there are several great options, all less than an hour drive from Amsterdam. Keukenhof is one of the world’s most spectacular flower gardens with art installations and exhibitions dedicated to tulips and other flowers. Keukenhof is a major tourist attraction and thus not private, but you can work around that if you plan the proposal just before the closing of the gardens.

Alternatively, head to the magnificent Bollenstreek (the Bulb Region) area with more than 30 km of colourful flowers. Flower fields are stunning during the golden hour when the sun is setting. This is the moment when the light is just perfect for taking newly-engaged couple photos as well.

 

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

 

 

Marriage Proposal With Romantic Tour Amsterdam

With such an abundance of romantic places in Amsterdam to visit, you’ll easily find the perfect spot to propose. Join the Romantic Tour Amsterdam marriage proposal tour, rated among the top 8 boat tours in the city and the only company in Amsterdam focusing uniquely on romantic aspects of the city. I’ll help you plan your special moment and celebrate love in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

I’m an artist and dancer, with a true passion for my city that I love sharing with others. I create unique intimate tours for an authentic local experience. Contact me with your wishes and see for yourself why more than two thousand couples have chosen to take romantic tours of the city with me. No budget is too small or too big for my marriage proposal tours: I’ll be delighted to accommodate your wishes no matter if you’re looking for a simple classical proposal on a budget or a luxurious one. For even more ideas for romantic things to do in Amsterdam, download my Free Guide now.

Wanne plan your Proposal? Go to Romantic Marriage Proposal Canal Tour to learn more. 

 

I’d love to hear about you favorite romantic spot. What do you consider to be the perfect proposal place in Amsterdam?

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