Average Temp: 4 °C
Chances of Rain: Light showers are expected throughout the day with some chances of snowfall.
What to Wear: It is recommended to wear warm clothing such as woolen wear, jackets, hoodies, sweaters, thick socks, and thin gloves.
What to look out for: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam is expected to be rainy and sometimes even snowy. Do carry an umbrella or a poncho with you to stay comfortable.
The skies of Amsterdam light up by midnight to welcome the new year with spectacular displays of fireworks seen from rooftops, observatories, panoramic restaurants, and high-rise buildings across the city.
Welcome the New Year with spectacular views of the fireworks at midnight while enjoying a festive dinner at a rooftop restaurant. As the year ends, indulge in traditional dishes, special set menu items, and festive buffets.
When in Amsterdam around New Year's Day, do try Dutch festive food including Oliebol - a type of fried dumpling, Duivekater - a sweet and slightly spicy loaf of bread, and Appelbeignet - a dessert of fried apple slices.
Join the Leidseplein Pub Crawl on New Year’s Eve for a long night of drinks, games, prizes, dancing, and partying at 5 different bars and clubs across Amsterdam.
Taking a dip in the Zandvoort aan Zee, watching a drag show, and visiting museums are a few of the off-beat things to do on New Year in Amsterdam.
Visiting the winter wonderlands to play at the carnival, skate on ice, and have festive sweets is the best thing to do in Amsterdam with kids on New Year. Efteling is another place that promises great fun for kids and adults alike. You can also watch the fireworks and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival with kids.
Yes, Amsterdam is comparatively very crowded during New Year.
Most parts of Amsterdam, except the area around Red Light District, are safe during New Year. Although, beware of pickpockets in crowded areas.
Q-Factory's Amsterdam Nightlife NYE Festival, NYE Indoor & Outdoor Party 2023, NYE Party at Pong - House of Ping, Crowne Plaza Amsterdam - South NYE Hotel Party & Dinner, ROOTS - Rembrandtplein NYE Party 2023 are some of the best events and parties on New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam that you should check out.
Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt, Museumplein, Leidseplein, and Dam Square host the best New Year fireworks in the city.
It is winter in Amsterdam around New Year. The average temperature ranges from 2 °C to 6 °C, with light showers and some snowfall expected throughout the day.
All means of public transportation will stop operations from 8 P.M. on New Year’s Eve until the morning of New Year’s Day. Night buses and nightly service trains will be running from 1.30 A.M. and 1 A.M. on New Year’s Day, respectively.
The New Year fireworks are best viewed from Mr. Porter at the W Hotel, Moon or Madam in the A’DAM Tower, Canvas at the Volkshotel, and Floor17 at the Leonardo Hotel.
Some of the best budget hotels to stay at during New Year in Amsterdam include the Mercure Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, and the Holiday Inn Express. In the mid-range, there is the Park Plaza Victoria, the DoubleTree by Hilton, and the Radisson Blu Hotel. Amsterdam also offers a few high-end luxury accommodation options during New Year including the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Luxury Hotel & Spa, and the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam.
While in Amsterdam, you can enjoy a festive dinner on New Year’s Eve at Barça, Café Restaurant De Kroon, or Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Some of the best places to have the first brunch of the New Year are Conservatorium Hotel, NENI Amsterdam, and Hotel Arena.