New Year’s Eve is literally a blast in The Netherlands due to all the fireworks. At many places, you can watch the fireworks or light up the sky yourself. Others choose to let the Champagne bottles pop since this can’t be left out of the celebrations. Enjoy the traditional Dutch ‘oliebollen’ before heading out to one of the greatest NYE parties!

Lighting up the skies

From 18.00 until and including 02.00 o’clock everyone’s allowed to light their fireworks. Which do you prefer? Beautiful fountains, missiles or the loud explosions of firecrackers. Between these hours you can light up the sky. Just remember to wish everyone a happy new year at midnight.

The biggest firework display is in Rotterdam. This year the city will hold 3 separate shows. You can view them at the Erasmus Bridge, in Nesselande and at Hoek van Holland. The festivities will begin at 22.30 with a mix of 2019’s biggest hit songs. When the clock strikes midnight the sky will be spectacularly lit by the most beautiful flares.

If you want to know more about New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam read The Innsider ‘New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam’ article, completely dedicated to the NYE celebrations in Rotterdam.

The greatest NYE parties

There will be big parties in every major Dutch city. The perfect way to start the new year with a bang! Make sure to get your tickets in time, because the tickets will be sold out quickly.

In Amsterdam, you can go to different theme parties like, ‘Terug Naar Toen’ literally translated ‘back to then’ at the Hallen or ‘Girlslovedjs’ in Club Air. Of course, in Amsterdam, there are many more parties to choose from. If you find yourself in Eindhoven, then you’ll find the nicest bars and cafés at the ‘Markt’. When celebrating New Year’s Eve in Utrecht, you can go back in time with ‘We All Love 80’s, 90’s, 00’s NYE’ at the ‘Winkel van Sinkel’. In Rotterdam, the best party is of course ‘A Touch Of Gold’ at Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre which includes a breathtaking view over the Erasmus Bridge and the National Fireworks!