Amsterdam Hen Do

Amsterdam Hen Do

Prosecco Bike

  • Very popular with hen groups
  • 20l of prosecco
  • 17 people on one bike
  • Loads of mobile banter!
Rating 5.0 of 5

Bar Crawl

  • Memorable Dutch bar crawl
  • 3-4 bars on route
  • Round of drinks
  • English speaking guide

Burlesque Dance

  • Sexy & fun dance class
  • 2 hours of energetic fun
  • Dance instructor
  • Welcome drink

Coffeeshop Tour

  • Introduce yourself to classic Amsterdam
  • Guided tour
  • Most famous coffeeshops
  • Unique daytime experience

Smartphone Hen Party Treasure Hunt

  • Self-run – start any time
  • Includes pub challenges
  • Specifically designed for hens!
  • Challenges, scavenger hunt & puzzles

Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised city treasure hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest app technology
  • Team challenges, clues, puzzles, scavenger hunts

Private Canal Boat Cruise

  • Feel like a celeb for the day
  • Exclusive boat cruise
  • Explore Amsterdam’s canals
  • 1-hour private boat hire

Return Airport Transfers

  • Stress free pick ups
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfer you to hotel
  • Ensure your settled in

All You Can Eat Ribs

  • Why settle for anything less?
  • Eat as much as you like!
  • Great stomach liner
  • Unlimited for all the girls

One Way Airport Transfers

  • Hassle free pick up & drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Pre-booked travel
  • One Way airport transfer

Limo Airport Transfer

  • Luxe pick up
  • Meet & greet at airport
  • English speaking guide
  • Lincoln, Hummer limos

Casino Entry

  • Fancy your chances?
  • Light-hearted gambling
  • Entry to casino
  • English speaking guide

Party Bus Airport Transfer

  • Luxe airport pickup
  • Great for large groups
  • Meet & greet
  • Up to 40 people

Cocktail Bar Crawl

  • Dive into the finest bars!
  • 3-hour cocktail bar tour
  • 1 long drink each
  • Guided tour

Hummer Limo Airport Transfer

  • Hassle-free transport
  • Limo hummer hire
  • Meet at the airport
  • Upgrades available

Cocktail Making

  • Classic hen do activity
  • Mix & shake cocktails
  • Make 3 cocktails each
  • Bartender on site

Blow Karting

  • Is your hen a thrill seeker?
  • One-of-a-kind activity
  • Instructor
  • Wind powered

Canal Boat Cruise

  • Relax on the Amsterdam canals
  • 1-hour public boat cruise
  • Unique way of sightseeing
  • Chilled & relaxed

Escape Rooms

  • Can you escape in time?
  • Work as a team
  • Clues, puzzles, challenges
  • Totally unique

Comedy Club

  • Enjoy some laughs
  • Famous comedy club in Amsterdam
  • Entry for the hen group
  • Central venue

Golf

  • Pot a few holes
  • Get all the girls involved
  • Full 9-hole course
  • 5 balls each

Go Karting

  • Spark some friendly competition
  • 2 x 10 heats
  • Karts included
  • Track ready to go

Go Karting Grand Prix

  • Exciting karting competition
  • Go head to head with the girls
  • Quali­fica­tion & race
  • Medals for top 3

3D Golf

  • 15-hole course
  • Perfect for something unique
  • Hilarious 3D golf game
  • Glasses included

Deluxe Paintball & BBQ

  • Upgrade the exhilarating experience
  • 300 paintballs each
  • Tasty BBQ
  • Hilarious costume for hen!

Ice Bar Entry

  • Chill out in the ice bar!
  • A classic Amsterdam experience
  • Tickets into the bar
  • Welcome drink
Rating 5.0 of 5

Laser Tag

  • Take aim & shoot!
  • A twist for the hen party
  • Competitive laser game
  • Equipment provided

Hummer Limo Tour

  • Luxury hummer for the group
  • Drinks on board
  • Pick up / Drop off
  • Begin the party early!

Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised pub quiz hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • Team challenges, great questions

Hummer Limo Tour with Stripper

  • Luxurious hummer
  • All drinks included on board
  • Sexy striptease show
  • Pick up / Drop off

Nightclub Entry

  • Amsterdam’s top nightclubs
  • Tried & test venues
  • Nothing else to pay on the door
  • No hassle on the night!

Spy School Smartphone Challenge

  • Spy themed challenges
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • GPS and image recognition

Nightclub Entry with Tables & Drinks

  • Amsterdam’s top nightclubs
  • Tried & test venues
  • Reserved table & drinks
  • No hassle on the night!

Limo Tour

  • Limo tour around Amsterdam
  • Travel like a VIP!
  • Comfy seating, lights, music
  • See the sights

Paintball

  • An exhilarating hen activity
  • Surprise the bride!
  • 100 paintballs each
  • Costume for the hen

Private River Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

  • Private boat cruise
  • Unlimited drinks for the group!
  • Beer or wine
  • See the Amsterdam in style

Private River Cruise with Stripper

  • Exclusive boat cruise
  • Sexy stripper
  • Just for your group
  • See some sights

Private River Boat Cruise with Stripper & Unlimited Drinks

  • Exclusive boat cruise
  • Unlimited drinks!
  • Hot striptease show
  • 1.5 hours cruising

Public Bar Crawl

  • Make the most of Amsterdam!
  • Unlimited vodka
  • 6 bars & clubs
  • Tour guide

Quad Biking

  • Shred some terrain
  • Thrilling he party experience
  • 30-mins driving each
  • Practice laps

Stripper

  • Sexy male stripper
  • Exclusive striptease show
  • Variety of venues
  • Great add on to any activity

Spa Day

  • Relax after a big night
  • Unique, nude spa
  • Wellness centre
  • You deserve some RnR!

Top Night Out

  • The ultimate Amsterdam hotspots!
  • 5-hour bar crawl
  • 3-4 of the finest bars
  • Nightclub entry

Tenpin Bowling

  • Classic daytime activity
  • One hour game
  • All equipment ready
  • Competitive fun for the group

VIP Nightclub Entry

  • Nightclub entry for the group
  • VIP nightclub in Amsterdam
  • See the best of the capital
  • No extra costs on the door

Traditional Dutch Dinner

  • Get a taste of Dutch culture
  • Traditional 1-course dinner
  • 2-hour table reservation
  • Drinks included

Striptease Workshop

  • Learn some sexy moves
  • An energetic experience
  • All the girls can get involved
  • Seductive instructor

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Rooftop Bar Crawl

  • Fun rooftop bars
  • Epic views of the city
  • Includes nightclub entry
  • Wine in the club

Coffeeshop Tour & Marijuana Museum

  • Visit famous coffeshops
  • Fully guided tour
  • Led by a Marijuana expert
  • Visit Marijuana Museum

Strip Show & Club Entry

  • Exclusive male strip show
  • Raunchy & seductive
  • Afterparty in a club
  • Ultimate hen addition

Sexy Wake Up Call

  • Surprise the bride to be
  • Seductive strip show
  • Hotel or apartment
  • Hunky male stripper

Cheeky Breakfast

  • Table reservation
  • Full English breakfast
  • Includes 2 drinks
  • Raunchy strip show

Traditional Dinner & Stripper

  • Table reservation
  • Traditional Dutch dinner
  • Includes drinks
  • Sexy male stripper

A’Dam Lookout Swing

  • Full 360 views of city
  • Fun observation deck
  • Swing over the edge
  • 2 drinks per person

Life Drawing

  • Get creative
  • Professional instructor
  • Nude male model
  • Welcome drink

Boozy River Cruise with BBQ

  • Fun filled cruise
  • Bottomless drinks
  • Delicious BBQ food
  • Stripper options

Hangover Cruise

  • Relaxing boat cruise
  • Beer, wine & soda
  • Delicious snacks
  • Stripper options

Dwarf Hire

  • Surprise the hen
  • Company of a dwarf
  • Handcuffed to hen
  • Female & male options

Why Go to Amsterdam for Your Hen Party?

Put together the perfect weekend with some of our Amsterdam hen party ideas that would be perfect for anyone. Amsterdam is a city famous for its gorgeous canals, Red Light District and coffee shops. Explore the city centre, enjoy a coffee…see the sights! There is an endless number of things to include into your hen weekend in Amsterdam that would be amazing for anyone! Not to mention the amazing hen party dares and games that you could incorporate into your day.

Why Go to Amsterdam for Your Hen Party?

Of course, this city is full of culture and history which is why it’s a go to for a hen weekend you’re not going to forget. Amsterdam has everything you could want for a perfect hen weekend and is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Some class Amsterdam as the Adult Disney Land with the massive addition of the red-light district, plus unique museums such as the Van Gogh museum and the Venustempel Sex museum that you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world.

Better still, you can pack a lot into one little hen weekend as the Netherlands capital is fast-paced and built for visitors. Aside from the iconic coffeeshops that draw millions of tourists a year for their laid back atmosphere, good food and you know what… You can find historic culture with places like the Anne Frank House and beautiful tours atop the famous canals.

As capital cities go, Amsterdam is pretty small and very company with an awesome transport system to aid your exploring. You can fit numerous attractions into one day before you settle down in one of the bars/pubs for a local beer (there’s around 200 to choose from). A cyclist’s dream, you can also take on the city by foot or get the train from the centre station to the outskirts of the city for a change of scenery at places such as Noord, Apollobuurt and more. Amsterdam’s unique liberal laws, sex shows and waterways are just some of the reasons why this city makes for a memorable hen weekend.

  • Country: Netherlands
  • Language: Dutch
  • Currency: Euros
  • Cost of a pint: €7-9
  • Airport: Amsterdam Airport
  • Flight duration: 1-2 hours

Top 10 Hen Do Activities in Amsterdam 

1. Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

Add some friendly competition into your hen weekend as you and the girls split into teams and use a smartphone app to track clues, trivia and challenges in a race for victory!

2. Coffeeshop Tour

Visit Amsterdam’s best coffee shops on a guided tour as you grab a bite to eat, sample local brews along the way and of course try out the Dam’s traditions whilst you’re there.

3. Prosecco Bike

Bike around the city of Amsterdam in a unique way and have a good laugh with the girls as you sip on 20 litres of tasty prosecco throughout!

4. Private Canal Boat Cruise

Add a spot of luxury into your hen do as you travel along Amsterdam’s famed canals and sight see the beautiful building on your own private canal boat with an English speaking guide.

5. Bike Tour

Fit in with the locals and hop on a bike as you take a two hour tour around the city with the company of an English speaking guide.

6. Hammam Spa Day

Treat the girls to a relaxing mud treatment and scrub in a luxurious spa which will leave you all feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and ready for the big day!

7. Escape Rooms

Solve riddles and puzzles, crack codes and decipher clues in an intensely thrilling race to escape a locked room with the girls before your time runs out.

8. Cocktail Making

Shake and muddle together your own classic cocktails with the other hens using fresh ingredients, professional equipment and lots of alcohol!

9. Private River Boat Cruise with Stripper & Unlimited Drinks

Feel like a VIP during your hen weekend as you and the girls glide around on a river cruise with unlimited drinks and a stripper to provide major eye candy.

10. Segway Tour

Zoom around the streets of Amsterdam with the hens and see all the major sights whilst riding on a unique mode of transport.

Top Places to Eat in Amsterdam?

Top Places to Eat in Amsterdam?

There are tons of great places to eat around the Netherlands capital. The top places to eat in Amsterdam come in many forms, from local cuisine to classi Italian and British restaurants. Pancake houses are also very popular within the city especially places like Pancake Bakery located on the Prinsen­gracht Canal, what’s a more perfect way of starting your hen do day of sight-seeing than pancakes for breakfast!

If you’re heading to the Netherlands for an extended stay, you can try both local cuisine and some of your favourites for your 3 meals a day. Like most capitals, Amsterdam can be slightly more expensive when it comes to food – but the eateries are worth the extra cost! Top of our list for Dutch dishes is Moeders. This restaurant has a whopping 2,000+ reviews on Google alone and is a favourite for both locals and tourists alike. If you want to immerse yourself in culture, this is the place to be! Similarly, check out Restaurant't Zwaantje on Berenstraat Street for a cosy meal or Haesje Claes Restaurant for something more high brow and sophis­ticated.

Sometimes when you go away, all you really want is a few home comforts to enjoy in between all the hen do antics. Amsterdam definitely doesn’t lack restaurants and café’s to try if you want simple yet delicious meals. For brunch dates with the girls (and hangover cures), try Café George in Leid­seg­racht. If you’re on the hunt for something hot and carby, try and grab yourself a table at Eatmosfera and treat yourself to some pizza or pasta. Top tip – a lot of restaurants like Ristorante Italia Oggi serve simple, homemade pasta tossed in a giant wheel of melted cheese!

Although Amsterdam doesn’t have traditional food as such it definitely lives up to its expectation on the restaurant front, this city offers amazing unique dishes whether you’re looking for tapas or Medit­er­ra­nean, Indonesian or modern Dutch. During your hen party in Amsterdam you will find that it is impossible not to find something you’ll love. One type of Dutch food is a Stroopwafel which is two thin cinnamon flavoured waffles with caramel in the middle, it’s a food specific to Amsterdam.

Where to Shop in Amsterdam?

Where to Shop in Amsterdam?

There's a few different places to shop around this compact city. You might not realise, but Amsterdam is a massive fashion hub for designers, and houses a ton of expensive labels as well as your classic high street brands. No matter what kind of shopping experience you’re looking for, there’s a place to head in the Netherlands capital. If you’ve been saving your pennies all year for a shopping spree in between the hen do activities, you’re in for a treat ladies!

Kalverstraat & Leidsestraat

For all your well-loved brands and high street needs, put your blinkers on and head straight for Kalverstraat street. This long road is bursting with brands that you’ll recognise, from Zara to Bershka, Pandora and Kiehls. You can easily have a shopping spree as this street is smack-bang in the centre of the city, right next to the red-light district. Because Kalverstraat is so big, it gets busy pretty quick – so we suggest dropping your bags off at the hotel before doing any shopping ladies!

Alter­natibely, Leidsestraat street is similar in size but home to more exclusive, independent shops that you won’t find anywhere else but the Netherlands. We’re referring to Karen Millen, Filippa K and more stores that are similar. Because the two main shopping streets are so close together, you can hit both in one day if you’re a shopping fanatic.

De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets)

Old but gold, the nine streets has been a bustling shopping district since the 17th century. Although the shop fronts have changed, the amount of visitors haven’t and you’ll find a vibrant, buzzing vibe all throughout these streets between Leidsestraat and Jordaan. In between quirky, independent shops you’ll find cafes, art galleries, jewellers and vintage shops that are definitely worth visiting if you have a spare few hours.

Guide to Amsterdam Nightlife for Hen Parties

Everyone obviously goes to Amsterdam for its unique nightlife and unusual sights. The unique nightlife is world renowned and one of the reasons the capital of Netherlands is so popular! From live sex shows to cute bars, local beers and clubs that will take you by surprise – the city has it all ladies.

Red Light District

The be all and end all of the nightlife in Amsterdam, it would be rude not to enjoy at least an hour of the hen night in the red light district. There’s multiple reasons that this area of the Dam is so popular, and the bars, pubs and clubs is a few of them! With so many neon lights and buzzing music, it’s much easier to narrow down the best venues before you arrive and get overwhelmed. One unique venue that’s not to be missed is Casa Rosso. The number one live sex show in Amsterdam, Casa Rosso is a one of a kind experience that everyone visiting the Netherlands capital should enjoy at least once.

Obviously, sex shows aren’t for everyone – especially if you’ve invited your mum-in-law on the hen do! There’s plenty of quirky bars and fantastic clubs to dip in and out of while avoiding anything too frisky. One bar to try is Belushi’s, a sleek and stylish watering hole that prides itself on impeccable cocktails all year round. Alter­natively, immerse yourself in a more relaxed, American-diner at BigShots Bar. Bigshots stocks all your classic liquor plus it’s a great place for any late-night munchies you might have.

It’s no secret that the number of coffeeshops for legal highs is a big reason why Amsterdam is so popular, especially for younger crowds. So coffeeshops also serve drink in a more laid-back atmosphere like the world-famous BullDog café. On the opposite end of the spectrum, The Dutch love their locally brewed beers! You can find a unique crossover between proper Irish pubs and delicious, locally brewed beers here in Amsterdam and the red light district. One popular venue that combines Dutch hospitality with Irish décor is Molly Malone’s.

Leidseplein

Leidseplein is definitely a place you have to explore during your Amsterdam hen weekend, this area is one of the major centres of Amsterdam’s nightlife. Here you will find bars, clubs, pubs and cafes, and you will find that most are open until 5am! Leidseplein is all about tourists for shopping and night time enter­ta­inment, so you’re sure to be looked after in this district of the capital. Probably the best area for a pub/bar crawl, there’s lots of little venues for casual drinking, like Irish pubs Dan Murphy’s and the Hoopman which are just a stones throw away from one another.

Just further down from the rowdy Irish pubs that grace Leidseplein are a few more chilled, modern-style bars to sink your teeth into. If you’re a fan of fancy cocktails and low lighting, NJOY is a small but sweet bar that sleek and stylish. Pair your visit to NJOY with some dancing at Club Candela just next door! This 2-storey nightclub has all the classics including karaoke and late-night DJ’s until 5am on weekends.

The BullDog legacy extends itself from the red light district to Leidseplein with the impressive Bulldog Palace. A coffeeshop stroke cocktail bar, it has a huge outdoor patio area that will easily fit a big group of giggling girls. If you’re a big fan of jazz music, Leidseplein is home to the longstanding Jazz Café Alto. You’ll see the venue a mile away with the giant saxophone hung outside, and inside you’re greeted with cozy vibes full of music and friendly faces.

Rembra­ndtplein

Rembra­ndtplein is considered as the heart of Amsterdam’s nightlife and a real hotspot to head to during your hen party in Amsterdam, especially since it is home to many of the city’s most popular clubs and bars! More on the touristy side, you can get a glimpse of what Amsterdam offers while still having a classic last night of freedom. Probably the most popular bar in this district of the capital is the Xtra Cold Ice Bar! Exactly what it says on the tin. This venue features one normal bar before throwing on a coat, hat and gloves and heading into the ice bar. Drink from ice glasses and marvel at the ice sculptures in this unique nightlife experience.

Of course, there are a lot warmer venues in Rembra­ndtplein if you’re not a fan of the cold head to Lunar Bar on Halve­ma­an­steeg and immerse yourself in bright lights and LGBTQ+ culture. Top tip – this bar has some incredibly different cocktails to tantalise your taste buds if you want to broaden your drinking horizons! Pair your visit to Lunar Bar with a bit of hilarious karaoke at Karaokebar 24K right next door. With a sleek style, you can get straight in and sing your heart out in the little booths.

Amsterdam nightlife is pretty ahead of the times, and you can find plenty of quirky décor to snap a pic or two! De Bajes in Rembra­ndtplein is a perfect example of this, with high seating and crazy murals to entertain your girls while sipping on cocktails. When the night gets later and your vision gets blurrier, there’s only one place to go – AIR nightclub. A multi-tiered dancefloor, cutting edge electronic music and 5 vibrant bars all in one venue to make the last night of freedom one to remember.

What Are the Reasons to Visit Amsterdam?

What Are the Reasons to Visit Amsterdam?

There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam, including obvious elements that make the city special and hidden gems to discover while you’re there. Amsterdam is often a bucket list destination for most people, and what better time to tick something off the list than the hen weekend? See some of the top reasons to visit Amsterdam to celebrate the last night of freedom below.

A Liberal Viewpoint

The element that sets Amsterdam apart, the liberal way of life offers a relaxed, open and free atmosphere to the city and therefore your hen party.

Excellent Transport

It may be boring, but easy transport can make a world of difference when it comes to exploring a new city. Train links and cycling is just two of the easiest (and fun) ways to get around.

Red Light District

You might be surprised by how much you enjoy the red light district, as there’s something for everyone. Sex shows, bars, pubs, windows, sex shops and coffeeshops make for an explosive combination.

The Canals

The array of waterways that weave in and out of the city are beautiful and offer canal trips so you can see a different side of the city and learn a little about the history.

Rich in History

If you’re bride to be is a history buff, she’ll know the depth of history this city holds. Amsterdam show cases it’s history in many different forms, from the light-hearted Sex Museum to the serious Ann Frank House.

Art Hotels

Amsterdam has invested a lot of time and money into making sure travellers have the best stay possible. This extends to where you stay, with a multitude of art hotels, quirky accom­moda­tion and modernised apartments to choose from.

A Safe City

It’s super important to know how safe, clean and friendly a city is before you jet off. Amsterdam has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe and are more than used to looking after visitors all year round.

Coffeeshops

A unique factor of the Netherlands capital is the numerous coffeeshops that can legally sell cannabis to the public. It’s a great bucket list item to check off while you’re celebrating!

Advice for Getting the Most Out of Your Amsterdam Hen Party

Advice for Getting the Most Out of Your Amsterdam Hen Party

It’s true that there’s too many things to do and see in Amsterdam to fit everything into one quick hen weekend.  But how can you get the most out of your Amsterdam hen party without feeling rushed off your feet? The museums of Amsterdam are different than any other city, in that you can dip in and out of them quite quickly – and visit all of them in one day easily! Add the sex museum, bodyworks and Ann Frank House into one day for a splash of culture.

Because of those fantastic transport links that you’ve heard so much about, it’s easy to take a break from the city and head to the outskirts or other surrounding locations. One place that’s definitely worth a visit (in the Spring/­Summer months) is the many tulip fields around the Netherlands. Some of the most popular include Westland, Noor­do­os­tpolder and Keukenhof. Aside from the coffeeshops and a legal high, there’s plenty of drink-based things to do around the capital too. The Heineken Experience is a must-visit if you’re budding bride is a big fan of beer, and the House of Bols is a museum dedicated to liqueur, spirits and cocktail making.

How to Get Around Amsterdam?

How to Get Around Amsterdam?

Often, when you travel to a new place a big form of stress is how to get around. Amsterdam has minimalised this stress into nearly none-existent with genius ideas and transport links at your disposal. First and foremost, the city is pretty compact as it is. This means that once you’re in the city centre, you can explore most places on foot and see all the great bits and pieces in between. If you’re flying over to the capital, the airport is home to the main train station that’s directly underneath. This means you can hop off your plan, down the stairs and right onto a train into the city with no worries.

The central train station in Amsterdam is a short and sweet walk to all the attractions, for example just a 15-minute walk to the red light district. For cheap travel, we highly suggest you hire a bike for your stay. Some accom­moda­tion even come with bike access, and the city is built for cyclist with specified roads and traffic lights to keep you safe while you dart around.

Why Choose Us When Planning a Hen Party in Amsterdam?

If Amsterdam is at the top of your list for a hen weekend, we don’t blame you! But why not get a little help with the organising from us? Funktion Events are proudly ranked 1st out of 263 UK Stag and Hen Party Organisers on Freeindex. On top of this, you can read 1000's of 5 star reviews on Trustpilot, tried and trusted reviews from real people loving our services.

We’ve sent multiple hen parties on a trip of a lifetime to Amsterdam, have experience and use top suppliers to make sure you’re looked after and can focus on celebrating. Lastly, Funktion are a fully ABTA bonded hen party company with the latest online events area for individual payments and itinerary updates – just to top it all off!

Reviews for Amsterdam

Rating 5.0
Clare Popham
24th May 2019
It was fab thank you. Everyone who met us were really friendly and helpful all weekend.
Rating 5.0
Natalie Ward
9th February 2019
We had a brilliant time, thank you!