Stag Do Destination Guide: Amsterdam

Pure Unadulterated Amsterdam Facts
  • Average Temp: June: 19c | July: 21c | August: 21c
  • Rainfall: 771mm per year
  • Location: 52.47, 4.89
  • Above Sea Level: 13 metres above sea level
  • Population: 741,000
In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s if you were lucky, going on a stag weekend abroad would mean Amsterdam, and you wouldn't fly, no way, you'd get the ferry and then coach it into the city of 'stag do indulgence', better known as Amsterdam.

These days, we have a multiple of stag do destinations on offer abroad from Riga to Magaluf, Las Vegas to Budapest, there is a city to for every taste, the world is absolutely your "oyster".

However, Amsterdam hasn't lost it's charm, you can still go and eat a space cake or smoke a doobie if you choose, there is still a red light district to explore, you can still hire a bike and go on an epic bike / bar tour along the canals or even get a private narrow boat with skipper and bar tour that way.

Amsterdam still has an incredible back drop, impressive tall beautiful buildings lining the many canals and bridges making it an attractive and unique European city to be in anytime of year, day or minute.

You don't have to be on a 24-hour binge of self indulgence to enjoy Amsterdam, your just lucky that whenever you want to go and do something you wouldn't normally do in the UK, you can.

Most stag  groups will be out until first light, clubbing, drinking and partaking in all manners of worldly goods however there will be time on your weekend where you will stare around at the wonders of this city.

One of my favourite squares to visit is Rembrandt Square, not only does it have great bars and restaurants it's also has an away from the main from it all vibe. It feels like the real Amsterdam with many friendly locals to chat to.

If you want the lively bars and coffee shops then you need to head to in and around the Red Light District, from Central Station walk up Damrak and you'll see the famous Grasshopper Bar, in and around this area you will find incredible bars, coffee shops and all that makes Amsterdam infamous amongst British stag groups.

There are activities on offer in Amsterdam however my advice is to get there and explore, it's not a huge city and you can practically walk around the centre no problem. If you feel you need a guided bar tour then book one, I would recommend club entry as they tend to be very busy. I would also advise you not to book daytime activities, get your head together, hire a bike and go for an explore, it's a beautiful city with lots of small streets with loads of great bars and shops.

Good luck!



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