Whether you’re a young or old, romantic or boring, party animal or serious kind of person if you are in Amsterdam at 2017 New Years Eve, you can’t stop yourself from enjoying. Even if you want to be within budget, still you can enjoy in Amsterdam. It is a famous European city to be in New Year Eve. The Dutch people knows it very well that how to have a great time at New Year Eve and the capital is the best place for it.
The city is very compact however it is easy to travel through. People from all over the world come here to enjoy here in the festivals. The Rembrandtplein and Chinatown are the most popular places in the city. The clubs run throughout the night and the city host several events linked to several musical tastes. The hotspot for the city’s special celebrations is none other than Oosterdok.It was for the past two or three years, with the VOC Ship.
Local people as well as the visitors like to have dinner before they head out for the NYE celebration. Restaurants offer a wide range of menus to suit every customers taste. Even if you like clubbing you can enjoy here as you have come to just the right place and that is Amsterdam! Clubs and bars are open 24*7.
Traditions among Dutch
Dutch’s believe that New Years Eve is the time to drink, eat, enjoy and have fun till you drop! On the month following New Year’s Eve these Dutch people have some kind of traditional sweets called as the ‘oliebollen’ and ‘appelflappen’.They can be bought from the stalls across the entire city. So if you are on a diet, be sure to start it again from the next year…
Fun on the Special Day
At Amsterdam you can enjoy your the first night of the New Year on a nice hotel to have the special dinner there and then may be you can go for a brisk walk with your family or visit the Vondelpark as its very beautiful there. You can also try for a bicycle ride through the stoned streets of Jordaan
A number of museums remain open on New Year’s Day so you can visit them too. Now the great news is that in January if you are in Amsterdam then it’s a great time for bargaining as it is the time shops produce several discounts.
On 31 December night, just as the sun sets, kids run on to the streets with firecrackers to play and also surprise the passers-byes .During the day time people enjoy get-togethers but the real fun and excitement starts at midnight, when the clock shows twelve, the city literally seems to be light up as fireworks are set off everywhere throughout the city and people wish New Year to their near and dear ones.
The major tourist spots here are such as, Dam Square, Leidseplein and Nieuwmarkt, etc. You can see organized display of firework s here, but you need to go early so that you get a good spot to view it as the city crowds as night approaches. Dam Square is filled with live shows, tents and beer and tourists.