Our Amsterdam Stag Do Guide
- Country Netherlands
- Language Dutch
- Currency Euros
- Cost of a Beer 5.00 EUR
- Airport Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- Flight Duration 1h 20m
- National Dish Haring 'Hollandse Nieuwe'
- Airport to Centre 23.5 km
StagWeb's Amsterdam Destination Specialist
Meet Tom (TK), StagWeb's Amsterdam specialist.
TK has been stag planning since 2015 and is our go-to Amsterdam expert.
Test his knowledge today on 01225 474200 or submit a free Amsterdam stag enquiry.
TK will then get to work building your quote and will work with you to get it exactly how you guys want it.
It's free to enquire and there's zero obligation to book, so it's a no-brainer to put us to the test!
Is a Stag Do in Amsterdam Right for You?
Amsterdam is a true party city.
The Red Light District. The Clubs. The Bars. The Heineken Museum. You'll be spoilt for choice.
However, even those going booze-free will be able to have a blast with the range of activities on offer and the top sights to see.
It's also a great place for stags of all ages as former stag legend Sean confirmed: "We were a group of 14 guys aged from 25 to our late 40s. The activities were brilliant for a stag and really enhanced the overall weekend experience."
And OK, Amsterdam isn't as sunny as some of its European counterparts, but if you're looking for a legendary city break, you could do a whole lot worse.
- Big Nights Out
- Classic Activities
- Unique Activities
- Sightseeing Opportunities
- Cheap Beers
Not Ideal For...
- Coastal Activities
- Beach Days
When Do Most Stags Go to Amsterdam?
Because people aren't going to Amsterdam for the weather, our stags head there all year round.
March was actually our most popular month in 2023, with 30% of our groups heading to the Dam.
However, people are going out from January through until October.
Being a bouncing party city, Amsterdam's nightlife pops off all year round, so you don't have to hold off until ‘party season'.
Just pack your bags and get going.
Where to Drink in Amsterdam
The Red Light District - As well as all the pretty ladies in the windows, Amsterdam's Red Light District has a load of bars and traditional pubs lining either side of the canal.
Dam Square - In the side streets splitting off from Dam Square, you'll find plenty of bars, Irish pubs, restaurants and more.
Leidseplein - This is Amsterdam's clubbing hub. Head to Leidseplein Square and go from there. Korte Leidsedwarsstraat is packed with cafés, sports bars, clubs, and pubs.
Rembrantplein - Another vibrant booze and food area of the Dam, Rembrantplein is right on the River Amstel with loads of places to kickstart that big night out.
Your Amsterdam Stag Night
"Sorry, lads, no stags," will be a familiar sound to every lad who's ever been on a stag.
Yes, not every pub, bar or club will allow a group of 14+ guys in without a booking – and Amsterdam is no different.
Sidestep the usual hassle by booking up your Amsterdam stag night with StagWeb.
From bar entry to guestlist nightclubbing, you can sort your night out in advance so you can rest easy knowing everything is in hand.
Amsterdam is a hugely popular party destination, too, so it's always a good idea to book ahead of time before places reach capacity.
Check out the nightlife tab and add it to your itinerary or speak to our Destination Specialist for more info.
Where to Stay in Amsterdam on a Stag Do?
We have plenty of stag-friendly accommodation options in Amsterdam, no matter where you plan on partying.
Be sure to check the map on each hotel or, if you need more advice about where to stay, speak to our Amsterdam Destination Specialist on 01225 474200. They'll be able to advise you on the best places to stay.
Getting to Amsterdam
Almost all UK airports offer direct flights to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (check your nearest airport in advance).
Flights are short and sweet and you can get there in just over an hour.
Not sure if you should book your flights before or after you've booked your stag?
Check out our handy tips guide for booking flights for the stag do now.
Getting from Schiphol Airport to the City Centre
Train - There is a railway station directly under Schiphol Airport which will take you to Amsterdam Central Station. You can buy a ticket from one of the many machines beforehand. It takes about 15-20 minutes. Probably the easiest and most cost-effective option.
Taxi - There will be a range of taxis out front that will drop you straight at your accommodation. Expect to pay more than you would for the train, but split between 5/6/7 of you, it might not be too bad.
Private Transfers - We can arrange private transfers for you and the lads to take you straight to your hotel. At the bottom of your Amsterdam stag enquiry form, simply select that you want transfers and your Destination Specialist will factor that into your quote.
Sexy Hitchhiker - Get a private transfer from the airport and pick up a hitchhiker en route to your accommodation. But this won't be any hitchhiker, this will be a sexy hitchhiker who turns out to be a smoking hot stripper. A proper stag arrival.
Getting Around Amsterdam
Walking - Famously, the Netherlands is completely flat, so walking around Amsterdam is a breeze. The best party districts (De Wallen, Leidseplein, Rembrantplein, etc.) are all within one mile of each other.
OVpay, OV-Chipkaart, I amsterdam City Card - You can hop on and off Amsterdam's extensive public transport network thanks to a range of payment methods. They allow for unlimited use of the public transport system for 24, 48, 72, or 120 hours. Find out more about paying for public transport in Amsterdam and sort yours ahead of time.
Taxis & Uber - Amsterdam has Uber as well as a load of taxis, so make sure you download the app before you get there. Be wary of the unlicensed taxis that try their luck at the airport. Licensed taxis will have blue number plates, roof lights, and official logos/names of their operators.
Amsterdam Stag Do FAQs
Is Amsterdam good for a stag do?
Amsterdam is one of the most popular European cities for a stag do. Thanks to the Red Light District, café culture, delicious beers and a wide range of stag activities to take on and conquer, you won't be short of things to do in the Dutch capital.
Is Amsterdam strict on drinking in public?
You aren't allowed to drink whilst you're walking around in Amsterdam. But with a bar every twenty yards, you won't need to. If you're thirsty for a boozy refreshment, nip into your nearest bar and sample some of Amsterdam's finest brews.
Is alcohol in Amsterdam cheap?
Amsterdam is about as expensive as most major UK cities (probably a bit cheaper than London). A pint of beer will set you back in the region of €6-€7 in most central bars and pubs.
Is Amsterdam good for clubbing?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have heard about Amsterdam's party scene. With every venue you could think of (traditional pubs, sports bars, cocktail joints, techno nights - everything), there's something for all tastes and styles.
Is there a dress code for bars in Amsterdam?
Most bars and clubs are pretty casual, but don't just guess. Check in advance on their websites. If it doesn't say, err on the side of caution. Use your common sense, too. Some VIP bars might want a bit more than jeans and trainers.
Can you wear fancy dress in bars in Amsterdam?
It's best to check in advance whether you can wear fancy dress or not. Again, err on the side of caution. Fancy dress is fun, but it shouldn't be offensive or too vulgar.
How long should you go to Amsterdam for?
83% of our stags heading to Amsterdam for their stag dos in 2023 went for a total of three or four days (two or three nights). This gives you enough time to take on a range of Amsterdam activities, enjoy a couple of nights out, and see the sights of the city.
Do You Have Any Amsterdam Stag Packages?
We have a range of Amsterdam stag packages made up of a combination of our most popular activities.
They're priced up and ready to book, but they're also fully flexible if you want to edit them.
Simply enquire for the one you like the look of and let us know what you want to swap.
Top 10 Amsterdam Stag Do Ideas
- Heineken Experience - A must for any pint enthusiasts!
- Beer Bicycle - A pedal-powered pub! Need we say more...
- Glow Golf - Grab your glow-in-the-dark balls and have at it!
- Red Light District Tour - A proper Amsterdam sightseeing tour.
- Sexy HitchHiker - An epic stag prank - a hitchhiker turns out to be a smoking hot stripper.
- Canal Boat Tour - Tour the 'Dam via its famous waterways.
- Red Light Photoshoot - A hilarious groom stitch-up!
- Dutch Beer Tasting - A great way to get to know the local delicacies.
- Go Karting - Do battle on Europe's largest indoor karting venue!
- Bubble Football - Football in its most chaotic form ever!
How Many Activities Should You Book for Each Day?
When it comes to booking your Amsterdam stag activities, we'd recommend a maximum of three per day (and a minimum of one).
Why a maximum of three?
Well, you probably won't have time to do more than that as well as see some sights and enjoy a big night out.
You'll need to also factor in the length of the activity and how long it takes to get to the activity, too.
Luckily, with StagWeb, we sort out all the logistics for you, so you won't need to worry about figuring all that stuff out.
Booking Your Stag Do in Amsterdam
Booking your stag do in Amsterdam is easy, just follow these simple steps:
- Find the activities and accommodation that suit you and send your free Amsterdam stag enquiry in to us.
- Our Amsterdam Specialist will sort your package and send it across.
- They'll then work with you to ensure it's exactly how you want it.
- Once it's spot-on, book it for one small £50 deposit.
- The rest of the group pay us directly, so you don't have to worry about splashing out a big lump sum or collecting everyone's money.
Yes, booking that big weekend in Amsterdam is no longer a hassle thanks to our low deposits and individual payment system. Why stress planning it solo when you can enlist the services of the experts?
How Do You Know Your Money is Safe with StagWeb?
Here at StagWeb, not only have we built an excellent reputation since we started stag planning way back in 2002, but we made sure we were one of the first companies in the industry to become ABTA members to give our stags peace of mind.
What is ABTA?
ABTA are one of the biggest regulators of the travel industry and its members must adhere to its best practices and strict regulations regarding finances.
That means you can rest easy knowing you're protected.
Even if you didn't book with us, we'd strongly recommend you book with companies that have ABTA protection.
StagWeb's Terms & Conditions
Before booking, we'd always advise our stags to give our terms and conditions a read to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Have a read and if you want to discuss anything, give us a bell on 01225 474200 and our knowledgeable team will be on hand to advise.
What if I Need to Cancel My Amsterdam Stag?
We get that sometimes people need to cancel for various reasons.
At StagWeb, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and will work with you to find the perfect solution.
As all of our deposits and instalment payments are non-refundable, we'll see what we can do to amend your package to make it work (change the date, activities, destinations, etc.).
If you still need to cancel, that's absolutely fine.
Please have a read of our FAQs for more information about our cancellation policy or give us a ring on 01225 474200 if you want to discuss it.
Staying Safe in Amsterdam
You're big boys - we know you don't need us telling you to be careful in Amsterdam.
However, we have put together a quick 10-point checklist for staying safe on your stag do which is definitely worth a couple of minutes of your time.
It's better to be prepared, lads!
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