4 Romantic Dining Spots in The Netherlands
Looking for a romantic dining experience in The Netherlands? Discover a spectacular cavern restaurant near Maastricht, a canal dining cruise in Amsterdam and more.
Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach Near Maastricht
Restaurant Chateau St. Gerlach
Joseph Corneli Allee l, 6301 KK Houthem
Bad Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
The historic country estate of Château St. Gerlach nestled in the scenic Geul Valley dates back to the 15th century. It is surrounded by beautifully landscaped baroque gardens and borders the Ingendael wildlife reserve. The chateau os a delight with its period furniture, magnificent chandeliers, oil paintings and frescoes. It has an air of sophistication, yet the staff is warm and welcoming.
The gardens are perfect for a romantic stroll, or you can take a walk along the beautiful Geul River in the wildlife reserve. And to top it all, the classy restaurant serves French a la carte gourmet cuisine, along with excellent wines. This romantic chateau restaurant is just 10 km from Maastricht.
Seven One Seven, Amsterdam
Seven One Seven
The Seven One Seven is a stylish 5-star canal-side boutique hotel. This 19th century hotel in the heart of Amsterdam is close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum as well as top notch fashion stores. The hotel has elegant interiors, and your privacy is of utmost importance to the attentive yet unobtrusive staff.
You might find it interesting that the building belonged to a wealthy sugar merchant. The rear of the house built in the 17th century used to be a sugar mill.
Blue Boat Dinner Cruise, Amsterdam
Blue Boat Dinner Cruise
Departure from Stadhouderskade t/o 25 (next to the Park Hotel)
1071 ZD Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Central Station
Gliding down the canals of Amsterdam in a luxurious salon boat with a glass top is the ultimate romantic experience. The many arched bridges on the canals are spectacular with lights reflected in the water. During this 2-hour tour, you and your beloved can indulge in a 3-course dinner with wine (vegetarian on request) while spectacular landmarks, bars, pubs and stores pass by. You will be delighted by the beautifully decorated houseboats and the swans floating by. And after the cruise, you could take advantage of the free entrance ticket for Holland Casino Amsterdam.
The cruise departs Fridays to Sundays at 8:30 p.m. in the summer months – March 15 to September 30; Saturdays during October 1 to March 14.
Le Caverne de Geulhem, Maastricht
Le Caverne de Geulhem
Wolfsdriesweg 8A – 6325 PM Berg en Terblijt
This restaurant in a cavern is a unique spot for a romantic dinner. You dine inside an ancient cave lit by 400 candles and the floor is centrally heated. It is located in the scenic region of South Limburg, surrounded by hills in the lovely valley of Geul River, and yet close to Valkenburg and Maastricht.
If you must choose only a couple of dining spots in The Netherlands, it would be Le Caverne de Geulhem and the dinner cruise on the magical canals of Amsterdam.