Netherlands: Stag Destination

Bustling liberal cities, Windmills, flowers, fish, cafés, cheese - and tall people

Netherlands Stag Destination

Amsterdam could have been made for stag parties. There is no better city for strolling along a canal while sampling the best finely brewed beer. In Amsterdam, red light means go all the way and the coffee shops don't sell much coffee, strangely enough. The Dutch have famously cultivated an international reputation based on tolerance and they certainly know how to put together a great party.

From tranquil canal tours to rowdy strip shows, you will find it all in the square mile (1.6 square kilometres) around Centraal Station. The famed red light district is well worth seeing, so if you go there, don't miss the Oude Kerk, a church in somewhat contrasting surroundings. If you want an adrenalin-filled time, why spend your last night of freedom in a casino? There are many tour companies that offer all-in stag packages to Amsterdam, which can include transfers to and from the airport, (usually basic) bed and breakfast, trips to the Heineken brewery, visits to lap-dancing clubs and nightclubs. Prices start at about £115 for a two-day tour.