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Xtracold Icebar
Xtracold Icebar

Xtracold Icebar

Amstel 194-196, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Basics

The bar’s theme is based on the story of one of Dutch navigator Willem Barentsz’s three attempts to find the Northeast Passage. The bar includes a “warm” lounge as well as the main ice bar, and tickets include three drink (options include a selection of beer and wine and a handful of signature cocktails).

Visitors can book tickets to the Icebar or a package that also includes a sightseeing canal cruise. You can also visit with an I amsterdam City Card, which offers discounted admission along with free entry to museums and use of the city’s public transportation.

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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
$38.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Ice bar experience
Was good craic and something a bit different, didn't last very long but wasn't too expensive. Get the large ice glass as you get more free drink!
Paula_H, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

star-4
Good for the money
steve_y, Sep 2021
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Boat was interesting, ice bar is basic but 3 drinks you get with it is good, ps don’t wear shorts like us lol
star-4
Ice bar
Ian_B, Mar 2020
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Not enough information about the cruise so we nearly missed the last boat but luckily we got the last one
star-5
Cold....but Fun!
KELLY_W, Nov 2019
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
What a fun date night activity. We loved drinking out of the ice glasses and taking pictures. The coats were a bit sticky and the gloves were too but we loved it!
star-5
Great saver deal
clairelironside85, Oct 2019
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Great saver deal on 2 fab attractions. Staff on cruise and at ice bar were so friendly and welcoming.
star-4
Cool attraction
Peter_R, Jun 2019
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
The ice bar was smaller than expected but very cool (quite literally) to be in. Drinks were tasty. The canal cruise departs from a location that is a 20 minute walk from the ice bar. Would’ve been helpful knowing times of the canal cruise as we missed the last one of the night, which leaves at 10pm.
star-5
Great place to visit
Tracey_D, Jun 2019
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
A group of 9 of us went here for my 40th birthday. We had a great time. Well worth a visit when in Amsterdam.
star-5
A really fun afternoon
Andrew_J, Mar 2019
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
The canal cruise was great, especially as the sun was shining. The tour gave lots of information. We were booked in at the Ice bar, but arrived early and as it was quitter, we went in an earlier session. the staff were all really friendly and enthusiastic. The drinks were great and we stayed for a while afterwards ordering a few extra drinks and people watching. It's a really good deal to buy these two attractions together
star-4
Nice way to end the evening
delia724, Jul 2018
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Nice but the jacket I had on was smelly like up arm , kinda made me upset. The jackets needed to be washed!!! Other than that it was great.
star-4
Fab Day Out.
Amy_R, Mar 2019
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
The canal cruise is great for the first 30 mins then gets abit boring. Ice bar was great, lovely range of different drinks!
star-5
Not gone missed
Emma_P, Nov 2018
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
The ice bar is a great fun themed 30-40mins. Get some drinks and experience the cold. The canal ride is not to be missed. We took this in the evening time full of lights and was magical. Well worth the money
star-5
Xbar
Leanne H, Oct 2018
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Great fun would recommend . Value for your money loved amsterdam and the canal cruise was nice to off
star-4
Long weekend
Amanda L, Jun 2018
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Really enjoyed ice bar was great fun and drinks were good! Gloves and coats smelt of chocolate/alcohol ( new coats needed with zips). Enjoyed the experience though! Cruise was informative but not enough space too many people on one boat squashed in bottom per seat but not comfortable for an hour. I'm quite short and could not see over the glass sides couldn't see a lot of the time what the guide was talking about and there was not enough room to stand up to see. It also got very hot with the sun directly on my head and was sat in uncovered part of boat. This took the enjoyability away for me a bit really.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Icebar provides coats and gloves are provided; shorts and skirts are not recommended.

  • The bar’s tickets sell out early; make sure to reserve ahead, especially on weekends.

  • Visitors must be 18 or older to enter the Icebar.

  • The bar offers non-alcoholic mocktails, soft drinks, and juice in addition to its more potent drinks.

  • Wheelchairs can enter the bar, but they have to be lifted over a 2-inch (5-centimeter) step to enter the Icebar itself.

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How to Get There

The XtraCold Icebar is located next to the Amstel River, just steps from the building housing the Dutch Opera and Ballet and Waterlooplein square. To reach the bar by tram, take the 4 or 9 from Amsterdam Central Station to the Rembrandtplein stop. Alternatively, take metro line 51, 53, or 54 and get out at the Waterlooplein station. Hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses also stop at the Icebar.

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When to Get There

The XtraCold Icebar is open Sunday–Thursday, from just before noon until a little after midnight, and Friday–Saturday from just before noon until almost 3am, with extended hours during the peak tourist month of August. The Icebar closes for a few days each January or February for renovations, so check the schedule before visiting during that time.

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Stranded on Nova Zembla

Xtracold Ice Bar recreates a historic arctic adventure: While searching for the Northeast Passage, the Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz became stuck between icebergs, and his ship’s crew had to wait out the winter on the uninhabited island of Nova Zembla. They took apart their boat to build a structure, endured starvation, and fended off polar bears until the ice melted enough to build a small craft and sail away.

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