Best restaurants in Amsterdam to go to after my marriage proposal
Privacy, ambience and beautiful views – Amsterdam has no shortage of enchanting restaurants.
With the canals of Venice, the elegance of Paris, and the vibrancy of London, Amsterdam combines the best attributes of other romantic cities.
This city has an atmosphere like no other and I can’t think of a better place to propose to your partner. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to propose, read my blog which covers all the best romantic locations.
The best romantic restaurants in Amsterdam
Once you’ve received that all-important “YES” you will need a suitable restaurant to celebrate your love. Whether you are looking for hidden gems or established favourites, I’ve put together a list of the best restaurants in Amsterdam that will make you fall in love all over again.
As a local and guide, my passion is to let curious travellers feel the magic of Amsterdam. I believe tourism can have a heart and you deserve better than the impersonal tours that are so common today. Let me help you find a date restaurant Amsterdam that matches you as a couple, so you can continue your evening of romance.
Restaurants for your proposal Amsterdam
No couple’s weekend away in Amsterdam is complete without fine cuisine. Hold each other close, create memories and experience new flavours in the ideal setting for romance.
De Kas Amsterdam
Located in a beautiful glasshouse, dining at De Kas Amsterdam is like visiting a botanical garden. Immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. De Kas’s connection to nature does not stop there. All food is prepared with fresh local ingredients, the menu adapted by season and they even grow their own herbs and vegetables! Visit on a summer’s day to enjoy drinks in the beautiful herb garden. When night falls, stars light up the sky and set the mood for an evening of romance.
De Waag is a date restaurant in Amsterdam is as historic as it is romantic. This 15th-century building was once an entrance gate to Old Amsterdam City and later became a weighing house. Today, with its grand turrets it is the closest to a castle you will find in the city. Perfect for those who want to treat their loved one to a fairytale experience! 300 real candles light up the restaurant to create a warm and intimate dining experience. Share famous Dutch croquettes with a bottle of fine wine, mere minutes from lively Nieuwmarkt Square. This is a great location to continue your celebrations in the local bars.
De Zilveren Spiegel
This elegant restaurant’s name translates as “Silver mirror”. Visit for a classical Dutch feel. Small and atmospheric, the location is perfect for a special occasion like celebrating a marriage proposal in Amsterdam. While the building may be historic, the chef is known for his imaginative modern creations. Impress your significant other with the five-course offering or stay close in front of the warm open hearth.
Before this why not discover Amsterdam by boat? Take a couple’s voyage through the iconic canals passing romantic Amsterdam points of interest. Watch the sun descend below the horizon and the sky flash with gold, as you float across the water on my Romantic Waters Boat Tour. We offer a best canal tour in Amsterdam where you can surprise your partner with a marriage proposal.We will even drop you off outside De Zilveren Spiegel afterwards.
Dining at De Belhamel is one of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam. With only 15 tables and attentive staff, De Belhamel is a hidden gem designed to make couples feel welcome. The Art Nouveau detailing and views over the Herengracht conjure feelings of old romance. Request a window seat and spend the evening gazing across crystal waters with your love!
Overlooking the water, this restaurant is a feast for the senses and a must do in Amsterdam. Situated on the third floor of a refurbished warehouse in the old lumber port of Houthaven, at Bak the emphasis is on ethical sourcing. Restaurants in Amsterdam West share the dynamic personality of the area dominated by cool cafes and vintage stores. For couples who love smart sophisticated cuisine, book a table for your special day and dive into the quirky wine list.
An evening at Wolfatelier will take your breath away. With this restaurant, the chef has created a special space for guests to explore extraordinary flavours. If you believe food is the language of love then this is the place for you! Located in a monumental railway bridge entirely made of glass, treat your partner to 360° views of the city.
If you’re looking for something more unique than a traditional romantic restaurant, don’t worry because Amsterdam has much more to offer. Of course, you want something you will remember forever! Why not try dinner on a boat, dining in the dark or an evening on an island? If that isn’t distinctive enough for your significant other, then what about a revolving restaurant in Amsterdam? I understand the day of your marriage proposal needs to be perfect. I can help you plan every step from the proposal to the hotel, to ensure everything is as magical as you imagined.
Venture slightly out of Amsterdam for a special dining experience that’s off the beaten path. Famous with locals, every part of this concept is planned to perfection and will be a highlight of any romantic trip to Amsterdam. Vuurtoreneilandtranslates as “lighthouse island” and offers the opportunity for the two of you to enjoy a beautiful dinner on the water.
During the 45 minute boat journey from Amsterdam, you will weave through locks and take in the stunning scenery. When you arrive on the island the staff will greet you with charming lanterns to guide you to the restaurant. In winter you’ll be seated in an underground bunker with candles and log fires to illuminate the room, ensuring a romantic and cosy ambience. While in summer guests will enjoy views from a glass house.
After five delicious courses, take a leisurely stroll around the island with your love. Visit the nature and fort. I can’t think of a better way to honour your special occasion. Be sure to book in advance!
Step out of your comfort at C Taste restaurant Amsterdam, the city’s dining in the dark experience. Served only by blind waiters, without any light, C Taste challenges guests to focus only on their other senses. Trying new experiences together is the key to a happy relationship, so this is the perfect place to celebrate your marriage proposal. Get to know each other in a new way and delight in new sensations. The menu is revealed at the end of the evening and you may be surprised!
On the 19th floor of Amsterdam’s landmark A’DAM Toren, Moon is a wonderful place to enjoy the city’s beautiful skyline. As a slowly revolving restaurant, guests discover new breathtaking views every minute. Gaze over the city and the river for a truly magical evening. Arrive for sunset to watch the clouds disappear as day turns to night. What could be more romantic?
Dinner on a boat in Amsterdam
In my opinion, the best of Amsterdam is not always seen by land. This is why I organise Amsterdam’s best canal toursall year round. You can even have your wedding proposal on a boat. To continue this theme, why not take your celebrations to the water? Experience the chance to dine amongst the peaceful canals. Glide along across pristine waters with knowledgeable hosts in beautifully restored 1920’s saloon boat.
Amsterdam boat center offer private cruises have a luxury romantic feel, with 5-star cuisine and enough privacy for those intimate moments.
Your romantic weekend in Amsterdam
So there you have it. Romantic restaurants where you can create memorable moments with your future husband or wife. Every couple and their love story is unique and beautiful. I hope you have found somewhere to go after your marriage proposal that suits you two.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed planning your Amsterdam proposal, it doesn’t have to be that way! I know the pressure may be on to get every detail right but as an incurable romantic, with years of experience helping couples express their love – I can help. Download my guide: “My favourite Romantic things to do in Amsterdam” for inspiration or contact me here for bespoke advice.
With Love from Amsterdam