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Tips for a budget-friendly Valentine's Day12 February 2013, by Lily Heaton
This Valentine’s Day there are a lot of fun ways to celebrate without breaking the bank!
Whether it's listening to live music with your starry eyed sweet heart or rounding up some friends for a tour of the Red Light District, here are eight lovely ideas all under €50 per person.
Already found your main squeeze?
These events are great for lovebirds who want to share a romantic evening together.
› Boom Chicago’s "Baby, I like it Raw" | €59 per couple
Lovers who like to laugh together can grab tickets to this themed comedy show. The evening also includes a quiz with fun prizes and a bottle of wine for two! Dinner is optional.
› Candle Light Cruise | €32,50 per person
Spend two hours viewing Amsterdam's scenic canals with your special someone.
› Dinner and a movie | Thalia Theater | €42,50
Take your special someone to a screening of "One Day," a romantic drama staring Anne Hathaway at the art deco style Thalia Theater in Ijmuiden. Enjoy a glass of bubbly before a tasty 3 course dinner during the film!
› Concertgebouw Classics Celebrates Love | €35,10 +
Dress your best and enjoy an evening of live music at Amsterdam’s famed Concertgebouw. The programme includes a mixed selection of classical, pop and jazz music.
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Single and ready to mingle?
You’re in luck! There’s no shortage of entertainment for those still on the prowl.
› Bonbon Chocolate Workshop | €49,50
Who needs a date to bring you sweets? Get together with friends and make your own chocolates!
› Red Light District Tour | €12
Learn more about Amsterdam’s most notorious district during this two hour guided tour. Who say’s money can’t buy you love?
› Hearts of Fire | The American Book Center | Free
Poetry enthusiasts can take part share this fun event featuring poetry performances straight from the heart. Featured poets include Leslie Browne, UNOM JG, Luke Nyman, Sven and more!