Most fun paint and sips in Amsterdam

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What makes a good paint and sip?

Before we dive into the list, let’s talk about what makes a good paint and sip. As you can already distinguish from the name there are two main things that are crucial, the painting and the wine. At a good paint and sip you want there to be a professional art instructor that can help with your painting. You also want there to be both good and sufficient wine, nothing sparks the creativity as much as a good glass of white (or red). 

However, those are not the only things important to a sip and paint. There are plenty of other factors which we took into consideration putting together this ranking: Fun, music, affordability and special extra’s. 

Now, on to the list!

1. Rembrandt van Wine

Rembrandt van Wine - Painting in the dark

Rembrandt van Wine is a special paint and sip in Amsterdam because the whole event takes place in the dark. This intimate atmosphere doesn’t take away from the actual painting experience. You can easily see what you paint, using neon paint that pops right off the canvas with the black lights turned on. 

There is both an art instructor and a host present. The art instructor talks you through the techniques needed for the painting of the day and walks around for 1-on-1 advice. The host takes care that everyone has a good time and a filled glass (all drinks are on the house). 

Rembrandt van Wine is priced at just 38,50 per person including everything (yes, even the drinks). 

  • Pricing: 38,50 including all drinks
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Group size: 15-25 
  • Art instructor: Yes + a host present
  • Language: English + Dutch
  • Private event option: Yes.
  • Website

2. Paint & Sip NL

Paint & sip nl - paint and sip amsterdam

Paint & Sip NL organizes private drink and paints for groups larger than 10 people. If you decide to join one of their events you will be converted into an artist for a day under the direct guidance of an art instructor.

Unfortunately you can’t buy a single or double ticket for a paint and sip event, they only organize private events for groups.

  • Pricing: On request
  • Duration: On request
  • Group size: Starting at 10
  • Art instructor: Yes
  • Language: English + Dutch
  • Website

3. Artparty

artparty sip and paint

Artparty hosts their paint & sips at a variety of different cafes throughout Amsterdam. Whilst is it nice that you can order some food, it does also mean that you need to pay for your drinks on top of the original ticket price.

That aside, their 2-hour paint and drink workshops are a great place for getting creative. They provide you with all the material and strongly encourage you to be proud of your creation and take it home with you afterwards.

  • Pricing: 46,13 including 1 welcome drink
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Group size: Starting at 10
  • Art instructor: Yes
  • Language: English + Dutch
  • Website

4. Paint in the dark Experience

paint in the dark amsterdam

An honorable mention to the newest addition to the list, paint in the dark experience. As you probably understood by reading the name this paint and sip is similar to Rembrandt van Wine because it is held entirely in the dark.

There are also some differences between the two though, they host their paint and drinks at an external location, offer only 1 free drink, and have more people at the same time.

  • Pricing: 42,- including 1 welcome drink
  • Duration: 1,5 hours
  • Group size: 30-40
  • Art instructor: No
  • Language: English
  • Website

5. Art Studio Amsterdam

Art studio amsterdam

Art studio Amsterdam is one that we really like, because next to hosting paint and sips for adults, they also organize special events for children. The sip and paints for adults are rather typical, there is an art instructor explaining you the basics of painting while you are having a good glass of wine or organic tea (that is not so typical).

Next to booking an individual session you can also book a series of classes to fully master your painting further.

  • Pricing: 40,- including 1 wine or tea
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Group size: 15-20
  • Art instructor: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Website

Why do a drink and paint?

Every brain is creative in its very own way, and giving in to that creativity in a relaxed and judgemental free environment is just an incredible positive thing to do. No matter which paint and sip you end up doing, all of these will help you express yourself in a new creative way. On top of that, who says no to a glass of wine and having fun with other people? 

Which sip and paint is best for me?

These are the 5 sip and paints we discussed in this blog:

  1. Rembrandt van Wine
  2. Paint & Sip NL
  3. Artparty
  4. Painting in the dark Experience
  5. Art Studio Amsterdam

But which paint and sip is best for you is something only you know. In the above list there are 5 very good and different options, now it is up to you decide which factors you find most important. 

Is it the price of the wine and painting event, the presence of an art instructor, the group size, the language spoken or something completely different. This list gives you an overview of the 5 best paint and sips in Amsterdam, hopefully you will not doubt too long and enjoy a night full of creativity and laughter soon!

You can of course also decide to organize a paint and sip at home.

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About the author:

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Steef Brandsma

Steef has visited every sip and paints in The Netherlands himself and recently even took up organizing some for a small group in Amsterdam.

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