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From historic canals which make the ideal backdrop for the one social media-friendly snap you'll take to literally every kind of cultural, culinary and clubbing venue under the sun, Amsterdam has it all when it comes to an epic weekend away with the lads.
The city's amazing party scene and awesome array of activities and attractions mean you're spoilt for choice whatever your style of stag. Check out the city's fabled Red Light District in the heart of De Wallen, chill with a few drinks at a cool bar in De Pijp, or make your Mum proud by soaking up some culture at a museum in Jordaan.
Whether you want a crazy or more civilised weekend away, we'll make sure your best mate's stag do in Amsterdam is unforgettable. We take care of the nitty gritty - the hotel bookings, the flights, the transfers and the all-important stag do activities - leaving you with nothing to worry about but making (and holding on to) great memories.

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Stag activities in Amsterdam

A go kart on a track in Amsterdam

Go karting

Enjoy some not-so-friendly competition with this solid stag do activity that'll see you racing each other around an indoor go kart track.

A night club in Amsterdam

Bar crawl

Get to grips with Amsterdam's best drinking holes on a guided bar crawl that'll take you from De Pijp to Jordaan.

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Bubble football

Play a game of footie with a difference by splitting yourselves into two teams, pulling on giant inflatable bubble suits and having an hilarious kick around.

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Segway tour

Zoom your way down Amsterdam's streets on a Segway tour (just make sure you don't fall in a canal…)

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Quad biking

Get outdoors and test your driving skills with a quad biking experience that's 100% guaranteed to give you an awesome adrenaline rush!

Anne Frank's house with the canal in the foreground

Anne Frank House

History buffs will want to check out this major Amsterdam landmark. Once the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from Nazis during WWII, it's now a moving memorial and museum.

The Heineken factory with a canal and canal boat in the foreground

Heineken brewery tour

Get to grips with the Netherlands' greatest export on an amazing interactive tour of the flagship Heineken brewery in Amsterdam's De Pijp neighbourhood.

The Ajax football stadium in Amsterdam

Ajax stadium tour

Visit the home of Amsterdam's Ajax football team on a guided tour of the Johan Cruijff Arena just south of the city centre.

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Canal booze cruise

Combine a major cultural activity with an excuse to party by booking the group on a booze cruise along Amsterdam's canals.

A flight of beers at the Delerium bar in Amsterdam

Dutch beer tasting

Get a few pints of Dutch pilsener in during a tasting tour at one of the city's top bars.

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Ajax home game

If touring the legendary footy ground isn't enough, why not book tickets to watch an Ajax home game instead?

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Blo karting

A cross between go karting and windsurfing, this ace activity will see you race each other across the sand at one of the wide beaches just outside the city.

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Laze around in Vondelpark

If you need some fresh air and an excuse to have a kip in between drinking sessions, make your way to leafy Vondelpark in Amsterdam-Zuid.

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Cycle along the canals

You can't visit Amsterdam and not cruise the iconic canals.

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Visit Foodhallen

Stuff your face with delicious grub at Foodhallen that's jam-packed with stalls selling up everything from fried chicken to delicious dim sum.

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Must-see neighbourhoods in Amsterdam


Smack-bang in Amsterdam's city centre, this historic district is where you'll find some of its most attractive canals and some really top-notch restaurants. Formerly working class, Jordaan has risen from the ashes and is now one of the most photographed areas of Amsterdam thanks in part to top cultural attractions like Anne Frank's House.

Jordaan is also the home of the Nine Little Streets (9 straatjes in the local lingo) which is one of the best shopping spots in the city, plus there's some great food markets if you fancy trying out the local grub.

De Wallen

Best known as the home of Amsterdam's Red Light District, De Wallen is where to head for the rowdier part of the weekend. It's one of the oldest sections of the city and has plenty of historic monuments to visit when you're not staring at half-naked women or browsing the risque displays at the Erotic Museum.

If you'd rather steer clear of the district's racier attractions, there's a handful of great markets to explore as well as a decent selection of Amsterdam's coffee shops that you'll leave with more than just a caffeine hit.

De Pijp

This hip area is located just south of the city centre and its warren of tiny streets are littered with cool brunch spots and loads of laid back bars. It's also known as Amsterdam's Latin Quarter thanks to its bohemian residents and mish-mash of vibrant eateries where you can tuck into everything from Spanish tapas to Moroccan mezze.

One of the biggest attractions in De Pijp is the huge Albert Cuyp Market which boasts over 300 stalls selling clothing, souvenirs and dozens of local delicacies. Beer drinkers will be happy to know that there are also two major breweries in the district - the popular Heineken Experience and the smaller Brouwerij Troost which makes some awesome IPAs.

Stag accommodation in Amsterdam

Whatever your group size, there are loads of great accommodation options for an Amsterdam stag weekend - from contemporary hostels with all the basics to super luxurious, five star hotels perfect for chilled out mornings when you're all suffering. If you'd prefer to self-cater, apartment rentals can be found although it can be tricky for larger groups.

Stay close to the action or find a bolthole on the edge of one of the major neighbourhoods that'll guarantee uninterrupted sleep every night of your stay. We've handpicked a handful of awesome Amsterdam accommodation options below:

Here's a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:

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Meininger Amsterdam Amstel

HHandily located a few minutes from Amsterdam Amstel station, Meininger Amsterdam Amstel is a fantastic pick for lads on a lower budget. Bunk down together in one of the hostel's stylish six bed dorms or splash out on private doubles with their own ensuites. Downstairs, you'll find plenty of cool social spaces to chill out in before you hit the streets in the evening, including a friendly bar area complete with pool table and table football.
The bar and seating area at the Generator Hostel

Generator Amsterdam

Another awesome hostel is Generator Amsterdam on the edge of the city's main canal belt and about a mile from Rembrandtplein. It's a real stunner thanks to the fact it's lodged inside a former lecture hall and because it has super slick decor across all of its double rooms and dorms. Grab coffee on its sunny terrace in the mornings and ask the reception staff where the entrance to the hostel's secret boiler room bar is come nightfall...
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Apollo Hotel Amsterdam

Open your curtains to water-side views at the ideally positioned Apollo Hotel. You'll find it right on the edge of De Pijp and at an intersection of five main canals. It's great for groups with a little more cash to splash, with each of its two person guest rooms featuring super plush beds and all your essential mod-cons. Apollo Hotel Amsterdam also has a canalside terrace that's perfect for pre drinks before a big night out.
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NH Amsterdam Centre

This ace hotel is just a short stroll away from Leidseplein and has plenty of luxe extras without the huge price tag to match. Split the guys up between NH Amsterdam Centre's twin rooms, some of which come with private balconies and comfy seating areas. The hotel also has an onsite bar-restaurant perfect for grabbing a beer and a burger, plus a fitness centre and spa if you need some R&R after a heavy night of drinking.
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Hotel V Fizeaustraat

If you've got a bigger budget, you can't go wrong with something like Hotel V Fizaeustraat. Located on the street of the same name in Amsterdam's Oost district, its rooms are stylishly kitted out and include loads of extras such as complimentary toiletries, slippers and fluffy bathrobes. You can also hire bikes directly through the hotel or chill out on its huge sun terrace which has amazing cityscape views.
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W Amsterdam

If you're picturing the lads nursing their hangovers around a sun-soaked rooftop pool, W Amsterdam is the one for you. This five-star pick is just off Dam Square in the heart of the city and each of its 200+ suites includes thoughtful features like iPod docking stations and sociable seating areas. In addition to the rooftop swimming pool, you'll also be able to make use of the hotel spa or even book a table at its onsite Michelin star restaurant. Not too shabby.
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Hotel Boat & Co

There's nothing more Dutch than staying right on a canal. Hotel Boat & Co is located on the waterfront in Houthavens just northwest of the city centre and it offers studios, one bed and two bed apartments. Snooze in swish bedrooms with views across the water and cook up meals in fully-equipped kitchens. There's also plenty of onsite amenities, from a spa and fitness centre to two onsite restaurants (one even offers room service!). Another bonus at Hotel Boat & Co is its free bike hire which makes getting around the city easy and affordable.
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Amsterdam City Center Apartments

If you'd rather bed down right in the heart of the city yet still have the option of self-catering, Amsterdam City Center Apartments are ideal. The slickly designed properties include everything you'll need for an Amsterdam stag do, from well-equipped kitchens to spacious bedrooms with luxurious ensuites. The apartments are also located within spitting distance of some of the city's best coffeeshops, plus you'll be well-placed for rowdy night's out in nearby De Wallen.
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