Netherlands Amsterdam New Year Planturista

The compact, easy to navigate Amsterdam city centre lends itself particularly well to impromptu street parties with throngs of people from all over the world joining in the festivities.

The Oosterdok is traditionally the location for the city’s official celebrations, with the VOC Ship The Amsterdam and the Scheepvaartmuseum forming the backdrop for a spectacular New Year’s Eve event and dazzling fireworks display.

If you’re out elsewhere in the city, fireworks traditionally illuminate the night sky above the Amstel – an attractive spot from which to enjoy the spectacle on the skyline is the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge).

New Year in Amsterdam da Planturista Blogger
Dutch ship and fireworks over canals in New Year’s Eve