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11 X best beach club style hotspots in Amsterdam

19 April 2024
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Looking for the best beach clubs in Amsterdam? While finding a real beach club might be challenging, plenty of places evoke the same summery feeling because of their beach club vibes. No matter the time of year! Let us take you through the list of the best hotspots in Amsterdam, that make you forget that you’re not actually on holiday.

11 X best Beach clubs in Amsterdam

Do you know those restaurants that instantly give you a vacation vibe? You don’t have to travel far because Amsterdam has numerous of hotspots that emulate this feeling. Let’s list our favorite beach club style restaurants for you.


The new summer hotspot of Amsterdam is called Kokomo and boasts one of the largest terraces in the city. A delightful expansive grass field where you can chill with a drink in hand. It’s also great for a quick visit with the kids, plenty of space for them to play. Expect delicious beers, tasty snacks, and good vibrations. Read all about Kokomo here >>

kokomo amsterdam, nieuwe hotspot amsterdam

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Hannekes Boom

Hannekes Boom has become a well-known landmark in Amsterdam. You can dock your boat there, even go for a swim, or enjoy some food and drinks on the terrace. The relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and vibrant interior make you feel momentarily transported outside the city.
Hannekes Boom, Dijksgracht 4, Amsterdam


The NDSM-werf gained a beach spot a few years ago with the arrival of the temporary Pllek. It has become an integral part of North Amsterdam, but eventually, this establishment will have to make way for the construction of new apartments. Until then, you can experience carefree days there, sipping on a cocktail with your feet in the sand or dancing until the early hours at one of their legendary parties. Without a doubt, one of the best beach clubs in Amsterdam.
Pllek, T.T. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam

De Verbroederij

Near the famous Skate Café in Amsterdam-Noord, you’ll find De VerbroederIJ, a friendly gathering place where you can enjoy live music, performances, and other activities to unite the neighborhood. It leads to cozy chaos, where you’ll invariably meet new people and have a great time.
Verbroederij, Johan van Hasseltweg 21, Amsterdam

De VerbroederIJ

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Strand Zuid

Strand Zuid was one of the first real beach clubs in Amsterdam. Although it no longer has the sandy beach it once had, you still feel like you’re in nature, as if you’re not in the heart of our capital city. The terrace is sunny, the drinks are always cold, and there’s a place to dock your boat.
Strand Zuid, Europaplein 22, Amsterdam


In the heart of the city center (Marnixstraat), you’ll find a place that’s always bustling on sunny days: Waterkant. It was one of the first establishments the 3WO hospitality group put on the map for a good reason. No matter how crowded it gets, the atmosphere at Waterkant is always relaxed and enjoyable. The menu is mainly Surinamese, offering a variety of dishes from saoto soup to gado gado salad. It’s one of the finest waterfront spots in Amsterdam, right in the middle of the city center.
Waterkant, Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam

Waterkant Amsterdam

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Hotel Buiten

At the Sloterplas, you’ll find Hotel Buiten, which lives up to its name quite literally. You can truly feel like you’re at the beach thanks to its spacious terrace that overlooks the shores of the Sloterplas. But please note: swimming there is NOT recommended.
Hotel Buiten, Th.J. Lammerslaan 3, Amsterdam

De Japanner Strandeiland

De Japanner is based on Japanese Izakaya, authentic, small pubs where Japanese workers enjoy beer, sake, and small dishes after a long work day. With two locations (in West and De Pijp) always bustling, it was time for a third establishment, one that feels like a beach club but in Amsterdam. Situated near Skatepark IJburg, De Japanner Strandeiland is a perfect getaway for summer days. And if it gets too hot, you can take a refreshing dip in the IJ (the body of water in Amsterdam).
De Japanner Strandeiland, Pampuslaan 505, Amsterdam

De Japanner Strandeiland

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Kaap Amsterdam

Kaap is a genuine city beach in Amsterdam. Located on the IJdijk at Zeeburgereiland, it offers unobstructed water views and provides a safe place for swimming. Kaap Amsterdam adds the perfect vacation vibes to the experience. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the setting has a Woodstock-like feel. You’ll find unique sandwiches on the menu, ranging from a cheeseburger to a sandwich with feta and pepper spread. The wine selection is straightforward but offers everything you need for a day at the beach.
Kaap Amsterdam, IJdijk 10, Amsterdam

Beach Club Haddock Amsterdam

Haddock is near Kaap Amsterdam and just as charming as its neighbor. In addition to cozy chaos, they offer simple sandwiches with options like tuna and classic toasties. The menu also features dishes such as vitello tonnato, samosas, and burrata. It’s a place to eat, drink, and enjoy, and it’s also available for private events, as Haddock is frequently used as a wedding venue.
Haddock, Marie Baronlaan 19, Amsterdam

Haddock Amsterdam

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Vooges aan ‘t IJ

Last May, the famous Meneer Nieges was replaced by Vooges aan ‘t IJ, a place that has already captured the hearts of many Amsterdammers. Located just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam Central Station, this brand-new establishment was once in the Utrechtsestraat. After a short hiatus (and running several restaurants in Zandvoort), the father and his sons are back for Vooges aan ‘t IJ, where you can soon enjoy their famous classics. In short, many options exist for finding a delightful beach club in Amsterdam.
Vooges aan het IJ, Westerdoksdijk 40H, Amsterdam

more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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