New Years Eve 2014 in Amsterdam
What’s not to love about New Years Eve 2014 in Amsterdam ? There is something exciting to do that is certain to fit every visitor’s tastes, whether you favor culture and history, hard core partying, or just the tranquil elegance of an old world European city. Referred to as the “Venice of the North” the Netherlands capital is criss crossed by lovely canals, graced by 1500 bridges and extraordinary architecture. All this and more makes celebrating New Years Eve 2014 in Amsterdam the perfect choice.
The infamous Netherlands party capital offers unique NYE activities from the breathtaking fireworks displays, best experienced on the renowned Museumplein, to a unique variety of accommodations from hostels to 5 star hotels. The city is brimming with countless bars, cabaret venues, restaurants and trendy coffee shops as well. Visitors can even live on the wild side and visit Amsterdam’s red light district but be ready for some wild times.
Best Parties, Countdown and Fireworks New Years Eve 2014 in Amsterdam
Netherlands residents love watching fireworks, so much in fact that most of the country lights up the sky with firework displays every New Years Eve (both private and regional), starting as early at 6:00pm, and lasting until the early morning hours. Some of the best places to view the displays are from Magere Brug or along the Amstel River, where locals and visitors alike fill the streets joining in on the fun.
One of the most popular places to experience the countdown and the fireworks that follow in Amsterdam is in front of the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein, a huge grassed in square in the city’s museum district. It’s a free event that continues well after midnight. This venue attracts huge crowds so it’s a good idea to arrive early to ensure a good viewing point. In addition, the Amsterdam club night TIKTAK presents a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Heineken Music Hall, a concert facility located in the vicinity of the Amsterdam Arena.
There are also several more refined holiday events and NYE celebrations presented in the city as well, delivering a more upper crust experience, including Amsterdam’s many famous art galleries and museums, and those found in Museumplein (Museum Square). Most of the more popular museums include the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Coster Diamonds, the Stedelijk Museum, the Genever Experience and the House of Bols Cocktail. Amsterdam is also renowned for its Royal Concertgebouw symphony orchestra, which is located at the Concertgebouw concert hall, conveniently located next to the Museumplein. The Concertgebouw is regarded as one of the world’s finest concert halls.
Smaller scale festivities take place all over the city’s many public squares including Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, an area that’s known for its love of fireworks. Retro themed parties are plentiful on New Years Eve in Amsterdam as well and hotels, night clubs and restaurants are expected to hold their own exclusive celebrations.
Hotels and Accommodations for New Years Eve 2014 in Amsterdam
Amsterdam offers an exceptional variety of accommodations from budget friendly hostels to mid range and luxurious 5 star hotels including the Crown Plaza hotel, Doubletree hotel, Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam Marriott Hotel and the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.
New Years Eve 2014 in Amsterdam is sure to be spectacular and it can also be affordable if you plan ahead.