Planning the perfect hen weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most famous hen and stag party destinations, so obviously you won’t be stuck for things to do. The only difficulty might be selecting from the many options and separating the best from the rest. Here are some tips for planning the perfect hen weekend in the ‘Dam.

Boom Chicago

Boom Chicago is Amsterdam’s premier comedy club and is a great place to start your night out. It attracts a large international crowd, so rest assured, it’ll all be in English. Around 50 percent of the show is improvised, allowing for plenty of crowd interaction and alcohol-fuelled heckles.

Once the show’s over, the bar area hosts quizzes and, even better, beer pong. The perfect warm-up before you hit the club circuit. Be sure to try the signature frozen margaritas.

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Canal boat tour

There’s no better way to see the city than from the canal. The city is famed for its beautiful and unique architecture, so don’t miss it. But fear not, this is Amsterdam, so your canal boat tour will hardly be a sedate affair. Most canal boats have on-board bars, music and entertainment, providing a party and site seeing in one neat little package.

Pole dancing

Amsterdam is well known as the international city of vice, so where better to learn the art of pole dancing? Times have moved on and people are a lot less squeamish these days, so pole dancing is no longer the taboo activity it once was. In fact, it’s now the fitness preference for a number of A-list celebs. You can book a 2 hour class with a professional pole-dancing teacher for around £45 per person in Central Amsterdam. For more information, visit.

Accommodation

You’ll be travelling in a large group, so treat yourselves to more than a skanky hostel. Why not book yourselves a city apartment? These are usually large, fully furnished and fitted with all mod cons.  A big advantage is that you won’t have to share the bathroom with any unknowns, and your baggage will be safer too. For more information on Amsterdam apartments visit this site.

Pub Crawl

You can’t say you’ve done Amsterdam without doing one of their world renowned pub crawls. It’s the best way to see all the best bars and clubs the city has to offer and the perfect way to tour the Red Light District. You’ll collide with other parties, meet new people, and despite the tour running late into the night, the clubs will still be a long way from closing. Pick your favourite club from the circuit to return to and party until the sun comes up. Find out more about Amsterdam pub crawls.

Clothing

Amsterdam is the city for going ‘out out’, so stock up on eveningwear. Heels are definitely in, particularly as your feet will be well rested if you explore the city from the comfort of a canal boat.  If the sun is shining, day dresses are perfect for accompanying your heels – relax and watch the city sidle by, while sipping cocktails from your boat.

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