Tips for a budget-friendly Valentine's Day

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.

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!

 Gangsters of Love at Canvas | €5
Take a spin on the dance floor with an exciting DJ line-up!

 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!

How will you celebrate Valentine's Day in the Netherlands? Let us know in the comments! 

Thumb: Sibel via Flickr.

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