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12 X hotspots overlooking the water in Amsterdam

4 September 2021
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As far as I’m concerned, spring and summer can’t last long enough. If only because it is always so nice to hang out at the hotspots on the water in Amsterdam. Take a look at this list with great spots overlooking the water in Amsterdam. From finer dining, to a place for a beer and a bitterbal and from kidsproof to perfect for meetings with friends. At these restaurants and cafes in Amsterdam you have a nice view of the water and they are sure to give you that instant holiday feeling in the city. Enjoy!

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12 X favorite hotspots overlooking the water in Amsterdam

Bam Boa: At Bam Boa you can sit on the terrace all day long with your feet in the sand. And certainly at the end of the day, when the sun disappears behind the houses, you really get that holiday feeling here while you have the table full of delicious dishes to share and a bottle of rosé.
Weesperzijde 135, Amsterdam –

Bam Boa

© Bam Boa, Amsterdam

Waterkant: This remains a favorite for meeting up with friends. Unfortunately due to Covid, it will take a while before we can pick a spot with our legs over the quay again. But believe me when your cold beer with fusion snacks tastes at least as good at the picnic tables.
Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam –

Waterkant amsterdam

© Waterkant Amsterdam

PLLEK: YESSSSSS,it was unclear for a while… but they can stay for a while at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam North. Kidsproof, a bit of an alternative vibe and therefore always laidback. It’s always fun at Pllek and that’s why we’ve been coming back since it opened.
T.T. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam-

Pllek amsterdam

© PLLEK, Amsterdam

Cafe Lennep: This one is one to remember in the category drinking beers with an extensive snack plate on the table. A bit out of the way of the busy hotspots and therefore there is often still enough spots to sit down.
Jacob Van Lennepkade 334, Amsterdam –

Cafe Lennep

© Cafe Lennep, Amsterdam

Noorderlicht Café: A classic in North where the atmosphere still really feels like Amsterdam Noord. We are looking forward to the moment when a band can perform in front of an audience again! In the evening it almost feels like a festival, during the day it is also a great place to hang out with the kids.
NDSM-Plein 102, Amsterdam –

Noorderlicht cafe

© Noorderlicht Cafe, Amsterdam

Café de Ceuvel: Are you starting to notice a pattern here? Many of the hotspots from this list can be found in Amsterdam North! At Café de Ceuvel you really feel that you have discovered a hidden place.
Korte Papaverweg 4, Amsterdam –

Cafe de Ceuvel Amsterdam

© Café de Ceuvel, Amsterdam

Hangar: Feet in the sand, good food and open from lunch to dinner. We are really looking forward to eating here again with friends and then getting back on the ferry to KNSM Island with the sand still between our toes. The shortcut for everyone who, like me, lives on the East side of Amsterdam.
Aambeeldstraat 36, Amsterdam –


© Hangar, Amsterdam

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Hannekes Boom: Man oh man, how I mis the nights that only seem to be possible at Hannekes Boom. We are now so used to this place in Amsterdam that you would almost forget how unique it really is. Beach club vibes right next to Amsterdam Central Station. If you haven’t been there in a while, put Hannekes on your to-re-visit list again this fall!
Dijksgracht 4, Amsterdam –


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Meneer Nieges: Just far enough from the Center to have that feeling of tranquility, but secretly within walking distance of Amsterdam Central. Mr Nieges understands better than anyone how to give guests that ultimate relaxed feeling. Whether you sit by the fireplace in winter or on the terrace with a view of the IJ in summer. An address that we keep coming back to for the good atmosphere.
Westerdoksdijk 40, Amsterdam –

Meneer Nieges

© Meneer Nieges, Amsterdam

T.H.T: There is nothing more fun than going to a concert in the Paradiso dependance and to eat at T.H.T. before or after. Especially around the time the sun sets, you have a beautiful view of Central Station from the raised terrace.
IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam –


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Amstel Boathouse: Could cycling be the new walking this summer? If you are going to cycle in the direction of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amstel Boathouse is an address to remember for the road. On the way there for a cup of coffee, on the way back for a cold glass of wine with a tasty snack.
Amsteldijk 223, Amsterdam –

Amstel boathouse

© Amstel Boathouse, Amsterdam

L’Osteria: Parents with kids want to remember this spot in the Amstelkwartier. You eat excellent Italian food, but not unimportantly: while you sip your cold drink with a view of the Amstel, the kids can play in the playground right next to the restaurant.
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 16, Amsterdam –


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