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Travel to Amsterdam this New Year!


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December festivities

Masters of the art of "gezeligheid" (cosiness with a dash of nostalgia), the Dutch make December a time for hunkering down in candlelit cafés with friends and family. 

 

Amsterdam's picturesque streets and canals are awash with pretty Christmas trees, atmospheric festive markets and inviting boutiques. There's ice skating on a rink beneath the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein, flanked by stands selling warming mulled wine and traditional Dutch spiced biscuits. 

Old Year's day

When Amsterdam really comes alive, however, is New Year's Eve. A relatively small city (the size of Manhattan), Amsterdam has a congenial big village feel and, when the "village" hosts a party, everybody gets involved! 


The list of New Year's events is seemingly endless, with parties spilling out onto the streets to merge in one boisterous celebration of "Old Year's Day".

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Ocean Diva

For something different, you could welcome in 2015 aboard the glamorous ship Ocean Diva Amsterdam while dancing to Hed Kandi tunes or marvel at aerial net antics and pole dancing at the infamous Supperclub.

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Westergasfabriek

The legendary Awakenings New Year’s Eve Special, held at the former gasworks, Westergasfabriek, sees international DJs including Carl Cox play till 6am, returning later on New Year's Day for a 12-hour techno marathon.

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Paradiso

Paradiso, a converted church and iconic party venue, is hosting a Glitterazzi bash downstairs and retro Burlesque night in its upper hall. And, new this year, the Morse Festival will see the hip NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam Noord rock to the sounds of techno and deep house music.

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Koepelkerk

if you want to release your inner courtesan, head for Koepelkerk, a historic copper-domed church by the Singel, where La Société Boheme will host an extravagant Moulin Rouge night. There truly is a party for everybody in Amsterdam this New Year, so all you have to do is pick the one for you and get yourself there!

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Dylan Hotel

If you're in the mood for more restrained entertainment, check into the luxurious Dylan hotel, which is hosting a classy night of Champagne, cocktails and live music. 


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