The New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam is one of the most festive nights in the entire Netherlands. The city is high on spirits and people are partying on the streets. There are large feasts with Dutch DJs singing of glories, and abounds of impromptu street parties. The Amsterdam Chinatown and the Dam Square are some of the best places in Amsterdam to celebrate the New Year’s Eve Outdoors. This is the only night when fireworks are legally allowed, and the Dutch totally love fireworks. In the past, the National Maritime Museum held the main display. This year though, the Java Island is where the city’s official fireworks will happen. If you are planning to celebrate your New Year 2020 in Amsterdam, the beautiful Magere Brug is the best spot to have a spectacular view of the explosions in the night sky above the Amstel river.
The annual New Year Events in Amsterdam draw people from across the world. The Chinese lion dance is performed every New Year by Kung-Fu clubs in Amsterdam’s Chinatown. It is a traditional dance in the Chinese culture that is believed to bring good luck and fortune. The Awakenings festival in Gashouder also happens annually where some of Europe’s best electronic DJs welcome the New Year with a bash. There is a non-stop party, loud music and drinks. One of the best things to do in Amsterdam is taking the Amsterdam NYE Cruise to celebrate the 2020 countdown while sailing along the IJ river. While on the cruise, you can have a beautiful view of the city’s skyline, and there are great DJs and live entertainment.
Amsterdammers also have some very chilly ways to celebrate their fresh beginnings. The famous New Year’s dip happens every New Year in Amsterdam, where thousands of people brave the chills and jump into ice-cold lakes. A year long’s drowsiness is washed in an instant and the rejuvenating experience is said to mark a fresh start in the real sense. Scheveningen is a very popular spot for the new year’s dip, and around ten thousand divers brave the North Sea from this point.
After the midnight fireworks and champagne, the new year parties in Amsterdam continue in the clubs and hotels. To spend the 31st night in an extravagant style with a rich culinary experience, you can stay at The Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam. It hosts huge and luxurious Christmas and New Year party with live music, dancing, and drinks. There are many hotels in the city center like the Movenpick Hotel, or the Inntel Hotel, where you can have a beautiful indoor party and also enjoy a great view of the Amsterdam new year’s eve fireworks. Around the festive season, you can also check out the new year packages for hotels to have it easy on your pocket. Till the early morning hours, the city is awake and partying. The Dutch so love partying and loud noise that a new year’s eve in Amsterdam would become a lifelong memory to carry.