From fun-filled days to hedonistic nights, Amsterdam is a grown-up’s playground, and an unbeatable place for a hen weekend.
Known for its love of museums, artistic heritage, and gingerbread houses, the Dutch capital is also a cultural haven. There are plenty of sights and attractions to keep you occupied during your hen weekend.
The city’s hundred kilometres of canals—dotted with about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges—makes exploring Amsterdam by boat an absolute must. From a Booze Cruise or Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks to Private River Cruise or Canal Boat Tour, there is a boat ride to suit every hen party.
Amsterdam also has a compact city centre that's easy to navigate. So, no matter where you want to go or what you want to do, you'll never have far to walk. This is particularly helpful when it comes to getting back to your hotel after a night out. Maximise exclusively offers Amsterdam hen do accommodation in the city centre, giving you the chance to enjoy strolls along the canals, sightseeing and the famed Amsterdam nightlife.
Hiring a bike is another excellent way to explore the city’s narrow streets. This leaves you free to hit up the boutiques, head to a museum, or relax in a coffee shop—with a cappuccino, or something a little stronger. Whatever way you choose to get around, there are plenty of amazing hen do activities in Amsterdam to keep you going all weekend long!
Known for embracing overindulgence and all things euphoric, Amsterdam's nightlife is deservedly famous, and unlike anywhere else in the world. While no visit to Amsterdam is complete without visiting the Red Light District, its nightlife boasts more than just coffee houses and neon lights.
The city’s reputation as the original City of Sin is well deserved, though. There are countless clubs, bars, coffee houses and more to keep even the most seasoned partygoer up all night long.
There are clubs scattered throughout the city, including in and around the Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) and Spui. However, if you want to make the most of it on your Amsterdam hen do, you’ll want to concentrate on Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein.
Maximise recommends taking advantage of our Guided Bar Crawl With Club Entry on the first night of your Amsterdam hen weekend. This is the best way to get a feel for the city and sample the best it has to offer. For the second night, take to the canals and explore the city on a Dinner Cruise.
From chic wine bars, cocktail lounges and relaxed bars, to mammoth multi-level clubs and even an Ice Bar, Amsterdam is big on variety and Maximise can sort you out with a night like no other.
It might have been dubbed as the city where anything goes, but Amsterdam is not as permissive as you may think. That is to say, there are rules every hen party should stick to.
First thing’s first—you can't just light up a joint—and start smoking it in the streets. Like anywhere, that's illegal. As is cocaine, LSD and all drugs except for marijuana. As of 2008, even magic mushrooms have been banned. So, if you want to take advantage of Amsterdam's lax laws, just head to a coffee shop and try something other than a latte.
Like millions of other tourists, you will probably find yourselves in the Red Light District at some point. While we doubt you'll be enjoying any window shopping, you’ll have to rely on your memories of the area. Taking photos of the women in the neon-red windows is an absolute no go.
While Amsterdam is a foot-friendly city with its very compact city centre, you will need a way of getting into the city after you land. Maximise recommends taking the easy and comfortable option with our Return Airport Transfers. No public transport, no taxis and no hassle - just how every hen weekend should start and end.