Romantic getaway in the Netherlands

You won’t be short of activities to do as a couple if you’re planning a romantic getaway in the Netherlands. Whether you are looking to enjoy the range of winter activities in the Netherlands, slow down at a beach or simply enjoy walking and spending time together.

We’ve put together our top pick of places to visit in the Netherlands. Our overnight crossing to Rotterdam is a great way to travel to the Netherlands with plenty of entertainment options on our ferries. When you travel by ferry you also have a range of cabins you can choose from and a range of food outlets on board. Plus, you can upgrade to our Standard Flexi or Fully Flexi ticket types for some extra peace of mind when you’re planning your trip to the Netherlands. 

Book your next romantic getaway to the Netherlands on either our usual Rotterdam ferry route for long breaks, one of our great Amsterdam mini-cruise deals or one of the great Rotterdam mini-cruise deals!










Romantic getaway in the netherlands

About the city

Perfect locations for romantic walks and picnics

Amsterdam in the perfect location to visit if you want your romantic getaway in the Netherlands to include walks down canal streets and through the many green spaces in Amsteram. Vondelpark is a great location for a picnic or just too simply sit and watch the world go by. 

Similar to Amsterdam, Gouda is full of canals to walk along and around the buildings to explore. There are also great options if you want a self-guided walking tour, pop to the Tourist office and pick up a number of different map that will show you some of the top routes to follow.

A little further afield is National Park de Biesbosch, just 10-minutes’ drive from the centre of Dordrecht, is one of the largest national parks in the Netherlands. Home to 90 square kilometres of twisting waterways, lakes and marshes to explore, there are plenty of walking routes through the wetlands for you to enjoy.

When you need some time away from the hustle and bustle of cities in the Netherlands, head to one of Eindhoven’s parks where you can walk around the green spaces or sit down and relax with a picnic.

Dordrecht in the Netherlands

Couple enjoying a picnic in Texel

Head to the beach in the Netherlands

Perhaps slowing down an enjoying being by the sea is more your idea for a romantic getaway in the Netherlands. If so, head over to Texel and enjoy its long stretch of sandy beach. There are also plenty of activities to do in Texel, including, sunbathing, walking, take part in water sports, or paddling in the sea.

Or why not head to the beautiful nature reserve, Zuid-Kennemerland National Park; where you can walk along the beach, dunes or even explore the local forests. The National Park merges with the Zandvoort aan Zee beach, which is approximately 20 miles away from Amsterdam and easily accessible by train. 

A less well-known beach is Pieterburen a charming village in Groningen province is home to the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre. The village also has stunning gothic buildings and windmills for you to take in as you explore this area.


Winter activities in the Netherlands

What is more romantic than curling up together and enjoying a hot chocolate? Or ice skating hand-in-hand? That is why we think winter is the perfect season for a romantic getaway in the Netherlands. Groningen is one of the top places to visit in the winter it is full of cosy dining sports, fun activities and gorgeous buildings. Groningen is a blend of the medieval architecture with the vibrant, youthful atmosphere that will energise your visit. It also has its own ice rink! 

Or perhaps join the people of Gouda for their Candle Night and enjoy an evening filled with music, theatre and cultural highlights. December every year, sees the traditional town switch off all of their streetlights and replace them with candlelight to create an incredibly scenic atmosphere.

One of the best winter activities in the Netherlands is visiting The Hague’s Royal Christmas Fair – the biggest Christmas fair in the country. Get lost among the twinkling lights and familiar Christmas carols at the romantic Lange Voorhout to get into the ultimate Christmas mood, and pick up some unique Christmas gifts.
Winter in the Netherlands

Bruges in Belgium

Mini Cruises great option for a short break

Mini Crusies are a great option if you are looking to go away for a few days. Our standard cabins are included with in the price of our Mini Cruises or you can upgrade to our Club Cabins for a bit of added luxury. We have a range of entertainment options on board to keep you occupied during the overnight crossing.

We have some great destinations for you to choose from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bruges, Ostend, Ypres and The Hague. We personally don’t think anything beats the Christmas Markets in Bruges if you’re looking for a relaxed activity to do as a couple. Plus, you could test your skills at ice skating in the market square.


Slow down and enjoy each other’s company during your romantic getaway in the Netherlands

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