The Amsterdam Hen Party Guide

The Amsterdam Hen Party Guide

Why Celebrate in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is the perfect get away for the hens out there who want to take the last weekend of freedom to the next level.

The city of sin is full of hidden gems that would make the weekend of celebrations unfor­get­table. And trust us there is a lot more to a hen party in Amsterdam then red lights, coffee shops, bicycles and canals. This is a hugely popular European destination for the nightlife and just the city in general, it is a truly amazing and stunning place that you could easily get lost in. Whether you’re after chilled out days and a rowdy night or just experiencing a city like no other, an Amsterdam hen weekend is the way to go.

This city is full of culture and history, in fact Amsterdam has more museums per square metre than any other city in the whole world! So whether you’re after the fascinating Anne Frank House or the intriguing Sex Museum, there is a museum for everyone in between your Amsterdam hen activities.

Top Sight-Seeing Spots:

  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijkmuseum
  • Heineken Experience

  • De Gooyer Windmill

  • Vondelpark

Guide to Amsterdam Nightlife

The Amsterdam Hen Party Guide - Nightlife

What Amsterdam hen weekend would be complete without experiencing the nightlife this city has to offer. And before you head over there you should know that Amsterdam is one of the most fun-loving cities around so you’ll be in great hands for an evening of celebrating. This city has the nightlife for everyone whether you’re after a night exploring the café culture or you’re a party hard nightclub lover, you’ll find it all here. The main areas for nightlife are Leidseplein and Rembra­ndtplein, here is where you will find some of the biggest and best clubs along with the big name cafes depending on what your tastes are.


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! Here you will find the streets are full of young people and party goers all looking for a great night out.

Top Bars/Clubs:


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! Whether you’re after some great music, a place to dance away or somewhere to have a casual drink with the girls you will for sure find it all here during your Amsterdam hen weekend!

Top Bars/Clubs:

Amsterdam's Food and Drink

The Amsterdam Hen Party Guide - Food

Although Amsterdam doesn’t have any traditional food as in such, there is one thing the city is famous for and that is a Stroopwafel! Wherever you go in the city you’ll find a freshly made Stroopwafel, they’re the perfect treat for in between your Amsterdam hen activities. And if you’re wondering what exactly is one then they are 2 deliciously thin waffles sandwiched together with a caramel-like syrup filling…delicious. And of course, this city lives up to expectations when it comes to the restaurant front, no matter what you’re after there is loads on offer from tapas to Medit­er­ra­nean, Indonesian to modern Dutch, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your hen party in Amsterdam!

And the street food in this city is like no other! Whether you’re after a waffle, pizza, some churros or the best fries in Holland - voted no 1 and we have tried and tested them, obviously! Basically what we’re trying to say is that this city is absolutely perfect when it comes to the food, whether you’re after a quick bite to eat or a sit down meal during your Amsterdam hen do.

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Explore the City

During your hen party in Amsterdam you will quickly realise how amazing this city is to explore – we love it! And it is amazing how easy it is to explore, with the help of Google maps and the very reliable trams throughout the city, you can get almost anywhere you want! Or if you want to be at one with the locals why not hire a bike? There are nearly a million bikes in the city! Not only is it great fitness but it’s also a great way to visit all the sights in the centre. If you’re visiting during the spring and summer months why not go on a bike ride around Vondelpark? Or perhaps explore some of the many museums this city has like the Van Gogh Museum, Rijkmuseum and the Moco Museum.

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In between your Amsterdam hen activities why not explore the countless little side streets that are full of independent shops that we’re sure you will all love, or perhaps stop and enjoy watching the world go by with a hot drink in one of the cafes, there is at least one in every street so you’ll be spoilt for choice. On your travels you will obviously see more bridges each day than you ever have in your whole life but there are some to look out for, first up is Reguli­ers­gracht, otherwise known as Seven Bridges Amsterdam. It is one of the most picturesque and tranquil canals in the centre. The other is Magere Brug which translates to the Skinny Bridge, again another gorgeous bridge which only pedestrians and bicycles are allowed to cross so it provides a nice spot to sit back with the girls and enjoy the view.

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