Valentine’s day is the day where you can shamelessly cherish your loved ones. How cliche it may sound but everyone secretly loves to do something special with the one you love on this day right? Well if you are that person but you lack some inspiration on what to do we got some tips for you!

Romantic tour through the Dom tower
Tickets are € 12,50 a person including entrance, a guide and a glass of bubbles

Take your love to great highs with this romantic tour all the way up the Dom tower. While climbing up the stairs (Good moment to grab your lovers hand) you hear the most incredible stories and your effort will be richly rewarded with an amazing night view over Utrecht. And the best thing: The tour ends in the romantically illuminated Michaëlskapel with some bubbles.

Make sure to reserve a spot in advance here

Diner D’Amour à Danel
Dishes vary from € 4,50 to € 12,50 including a welcome with a glass of bubbles

Like the Dutch say “Love goes through the stomach” and I guess for most people that is true. And what is more romantic than an evening full of delicious food in a beautiful restaurant? On the 14th of February French restaurant Danel (located inside TivoliVredenburg) is all about Vive l’Amour. When reserving a table you can leave a personal note for your lover which they write on a card and lay on the table as a surprise. You will also be welcomed with a glass of bubbles from the house and the chef makes a special Dessert d’Amour which you can share together. How lovely!

Reserve your table here

Valentine Singleborrel Winkel van Sinkel
Tickets are € 12,50, if you want to do speed dating before the party tickets are € 33

Single and ready to mingle? Then join the Valentine single’s drink at the romantic location Winkel van Sinkel right at the Oudegracht. When entering the party you will receive either a lock or a key which helps you to find the loves Cupid has chosen out for you. The DJ will break the ice with some nice beats and after that you just grab a drink and socialize. For the ones that love speed dating: they host a speed date event directly before the party so you will already get to know some potential matches.

You can buy a ticket for the party and/or the speed date here

Love in luxury at Grand Hotel Karel V
The ‘Liefde in Luxe’ package is € 250 a night for one couple

Nothing is more romantic than spending the night with your loved one in a romantic setting. Grand Hotel Karel V is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Utrecht which breaths romance. They offer a ‘Liefde in Luxe’ package that includes one night in a Roman wing, breakfast, a bottle of prosecco and praliné in the room, luxurious Rituals bathing products and to top it off rose petals on the bed. Perfect when you got some money to spend and want to surprise your lover with something unique.

Read everything about this hotel here



Have you met..Maaike? Maaike is a 20 something year old Utrecht based master student in Amsterdam. After some time as a content marketeer she decided to take the plunge, so since January 2017 she’s back to being a fulltime student with a parttime job. But even with a tight budget Utrecht is just as much enjoyable! This busy bee is always on the move and has a nose for cheap but nice places to visit in Utrecht. Follow her posts by searching #maaikeinutrecht or check out her personal Instagram with tips for all over the Netherlands

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