Friday, 10 July 2015

Time to get stuck in to the ice!

In keeping with my last post about where I've been in Amsterdam, I wanted to write about my experience in the Ice Bar! I've previously been to an ice bar in London and it was very posh and proper where as this one was a little different. 

We booked this before we went to Amsterdam as part of a deal with a canal tour as we wanted something to keep us occupied whilst we were in the city. Before you go you must book a time slot as there can't be too many people in the bar at once. We arrived a little early and when we 'checked in' we all received three (plastic) silver coins each. One was for a cocktail at the bar outside, and two for drinks inside the ice bar.

Me and my friend had the same cocktail, something sweet as I recall, and Mum and her friend had a Mojito each. Not personally my cup of tea! Although we arrived early, not long after we got there we were being called up to go into the bar, so we had to down our cocktails, not very sensible...

It was all very themed with a video beforehand telling you about a journey you were about to go on then we got cloaked up (the coats weren't as nice as London but oh well!) and went inside.

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Ice Bar Amsterdam Review - Xtra Cold

Everyone was given one ice glass in which you could get two drinks, when you exchanged your coins of course! The only choice of drinks you had inside the ice bar was different types of vodka with orange juice. I went for normal at first and then had a nuts and nougat one which was delicious. The bar was really novelty with an bear sculpted out of ice, skeletons frozen into the ice and lots of sound effects. It was a really fun experience and everyone who we went in with seemed to enjoy themselves. The only issue was the lack of tables for drinks. If you wanted to take a photo or your hands were cold, you were a bit stuck!

Overall I'd definitely recommend that if you are going to Amsterdam (and you want an alcoholic interlude) you should go to the ice bar! It's not too far from the centre, reasonably priced and easy enough to find!

Let me know if you've been!

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