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Amsterdam Hen Weekend ideas

Known as the world's most opened-minded city, Amsterdam has a relaxed attitude to the more risqué activities such as drugs, alcohol and pretty much everything else, Amsterdam is one of Europe's party capitals and that's no exception for a hen weekend.

Amsterdam has one of the widest selections of vibrant nightlife on offer, ranging from nightclubs, bars and of course, the Red Light District. This infamous part of the city is a major tourist attraction and hen parties are certainly included.

However, it's not all about the famed red light district or coffee shops serving up more than just lattes, Amsterdam also has plenty of innocent activities, beautiful architecture, an elaborate canal system and a rich culture on offer for your hen weekend.

With excellent transport links everything is within minutes of you! A short walk or tram ride is all you need to do to get to you next fantastic activity,  making it an excellent choice for those late night hen weekend bar crawls in heels!

Accommodations for your Amsterdam Hen Weekend

When it comes to your hen weekend in Amsterdam, Maximise has a few suggestions to make sure you get the most out of your prenuptial celebrations.

Start the celebrations from the moment you land with limo airport transfers and after you have settled into your hen weekend accommodation give yourself and the girls some well-deserved TLC with our VIP Turkish Hamam Spa Day. Then move onto dinner and 'dessert' with our Butler in the Buff Dinner before taking on Amsterdam's nightlife with our Bar Crawl & Club Combo.

if you are the creative type or just like to have a laugh, a Nude Life Drawing class is always a hit when it comes to a hen weekend too. 

For day two, enjoy a Canal Boat Cruise with Pizza and Drinks, or you can skip the pizza and drinks and add a stripper instead.

Have some promiscuous fun with our Pimp your Dildo Workshop and then line your stomachs with a Traditional Dutch Dinner before partying the night away in a top club.

Amsterdam is a cultural haven, with plenty of activities to keep you occupied during your hen weekend.

Explore the narrow streets and canals after hiring a bike, hit up the boutiques, head to a museum, relax in a coffee shop that doesn't specialise in lattes and enjoy our amazing hen weekend activities - either way, there is enough to keep you going the whole weekend and then some!

Our top Amsterdam hen weekend activities include Seduction Classes, Butler in the Buff, Prosecco Bike, Burlesque Dance Classes, Pimp Your Dildo Workshop, Private River Cruises, Cocktail Making and cruises with strippers.

There's plenty on offer to keep a hen weekend entertained in Amsterdam. 

A city where anything goes, Amsterdam's nightlife is rightly famous and contrary to anywhere else in the world, so you know you in for a good time during your hen weekend.

While you should definitely consider going checking out the Red Light District, Amsterdam's nightlife boasts more than just 'Coffee Houses' and neon-red windows.

Amsterdam's reputation as the original City of Sin is well deserved with enough clubs, bars, coffee houses and more to keep even the most seasoned party goer up all night long.

The main areas for clubbing are Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein, although there are clubs scattered throughout the city, including in and around the Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)‎ and Spui. From chick 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.

Amsterdam can tend to lean on the pricey side, so to get the most bang for your buck and to avoid any tourist traps, Maximise recommends going on a guided bar crawl during your the first night of your hen weekend. This is the best way to get a feel for the city and sample the best Amsterdam has to offer.

For the second night of your hen weekend, take to the canals and cruise through the city with a Dinner Cruise. The cruise sets sails at 8 pm and while you'll return to the port around 11.30 pm, you are able to remain onboard and party the night away until 1 am. You'll be kept entertained with the live performers and you can continue to buy drinks at the onboard bar.

Of course, Amsterdam is famed for the more risqué nightlife options, so Maximise can also offer a Dinner with a Butler in the Buff and a limo tour with a stripper for your hen weekend.

While Amsterdam has certainly been dubbed as the city 'where anything goes', there are a few ground rules that every traveller should know and stick to. 

Although you and the bride's tribe aren't likely to head to the famed Red Light District for any window shopping, like millions of other tourists, you might head there for a little sightseeing. But unfortunately, this is one tourist attraction you can't take any photos of. Your memories will have to do because taking photos of the working women, especially in the neon-red windows is an absolute NO go.

A little fun fact: If you do find yourself in De Wallen, better known as the Red Light District, for a little gawking you may find some windows are illuminated by blue instead of red and this indicates a transgender sex worker is behind the glass. 

Weed YES, no worries at all there, BUT tobacco oh that's a no go.

It tends to surprise a lot of visitors, while you can legally light up a joint in an Amsterdam coffee shop, you can’t light up a cigarette. Some coffee houses may have a designated smoking area and while some might give you a warning, others might enforce the anti-smoking rule with a fine. So, just stick to the weed and you should be fine!

However, Amsterdam is not as 'drugs are legal' as you may think. You can't actually just light up a joint and start smoking it in the streets. Like anywhere, that's illegal. As is cocaine, LSD and heroin. And, as of 2008, even magic mushrooms have been banned.

Lastly, Amsterdam has a very compact pedestrianised city centre, making sightseeing and bar hopping easy and far less strenuous than other capital city's. This is one heel-friendly city! But, when it comes to getting into the city after arriving at the airport, 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. 

If Amsterdam isn't ticking all the boxes for your hen weekend, you can also check out our other top hen weekend destinations including Liverpool, Barcelona, London, Newcastle, Benidorm, Bristol, Leeds, Budapest, Algarve and Tenerife.

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