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54 X best terraces in Amsterdam per neighbourhood to visit this summer

12 June 2023
Photo credit: Cantine De Caron

The best terraces in Amsterdam: from East to West!

YES! The sun starts to show in Amsterdam and that means endless drinks with friends on terraces and outdoor patios. Time for an overview with the best terraces in Amsterdam. And trust me… Amsterdam has a lot of nice terraces :-). Some bigger and sunnier than others but all perfect for a hot summer day. Yourlbb listed the best terraces in Amsterdam per neighbourhood. Because you sometimes just want to stay close to your home and the other time bike all the way to the other side of town to meet with friends!

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The best terraces of Amsterdam – city centre of amsterdam

Dignita HoftuinA very well kept secret. Please don’t tell others ;-) You’ll probably notice this cozy Hoftuin when you pass it at night, because they have beautiful lights. For coffee with cake, lunch and drinks. So all day!
Nieuwe Herengracht 18a, Amsterdam –

Hannekes BoomHannekes Boom is a classic beach style and warm weather spot. Long picknick tables, colourful parasols and good snacks. Hanneke’s Boom is a happy place!
Dijksgracht 4, Amsterdam –

Lion NoirCheck the beautiful inner garden of Lion Noir. It’s one of the most beautiful spots of Amsterdam, we promise!
Reguliersdwarsstraat 28, Amsterdam –

Bar BrandstofKnown for their central location and always crowded terrace. How can it not be, the sun is always shining at Brandstof!
Marnixstraat 348, Amsterdam –

WaterkantThe Friday after work drinks at Waterkant is famous! Must visit this hotspots under the Q-park on the Marnixstraat.
Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam –

Waterkant Amsterdam

Waterkant Amsterdam

the best terraces of Amsterdam – Amsterdam West

Remise 47Hotel De Hallen is located in a former tramshed. Remise 47 is open for lunch, brunch and dinner. Let’s go here to enjoy the sun!
Belammyplein 47, Amsterdam –

Morgan & Mees: Not just an hotel but also a spot with a lovely terrace. This is where you want to be during the summer evenings!
Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 2-6, Amsterdam –

PanacheSmall, but nice. Not always sunny, but a perfect terrace spot to combine with good company and fine food.
Ten Katestraat 117, Amsterdam –

Meneer Nieges: Along the water, close to the central station and with a nice and sunny terraces. Yes, this is where you want to go!
Westerdokdijk 40H, Amsterdam –

Meneer Nieges

Meneer Nieges

the best terraces of Amsterdam – Westerpark | Spaarndammerbuurt:

Brouwerij TroostA super huge terrace with nice wooden tables and delicious beer. That only means one thing: Brouwerij Troost is always cosy!
Pazzanistraat 27, Amsterdam –

Cafe AmsterdamCafe Amsterdam is huge. The terrace however is not! Try to find a spot at one of the long tables along the water.
Watertorenplein 6, Amsterdam –

Mossel & GinNice terrace at Westerpark. Mossel & Gin is perfect for G&T’s! Bring your friends and enjoy so drinks.
Gosschalklaan 12, Amsterdam –

Pacific ParcA bit alternative, but very relaxed! Often live music that makes that beer taste even better. A must visit during the summer!
Polonceaukade 23, Amsterdam –

Cafe de WalvisA classic one at the Spaarndammerstraat is Cafe de Walvis. Bites, drinks and just a fun time with friends.
Spaarndammerstraat 516, Amsterdam –

Mossel & Gin

Mossel & Gin

The best terraces of Amsterdam – the Pijp

Cannibale Royale RuysdaelMost people only know Cannibale Royale for their delicious evening menu, but did you know that their location in De Pijp has a wonderful terrace with sun all day long? Plus, here they have a lunch menu. From lunch via drinks to spare ribs, mmm!
Ruysdaelkade 149, Amsterdam –

Bar MashThis is the perfect  spot for Friday after work drinks. Make sure to order some bites here too.
Gerard Douplein 9, Amsterdam –

VoltOne of Yourlbb’s favourites in the Pijp. Because here the dishes are delicious and the ambiance is always great. With good – affordable – meals and lots of different beers. Cheers!
Ferdinand Bolstraat 178, Amsterdam –

FlamingoCorner cafe at the Albert Cuypstraat. Flamingo has a small but cosy terrace!
Eerste van Helststraat 37, Amsterdam –

Venster 33Venster 33 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a lot of G&T’s on the menu. Here they serve small dishes, with taste very good on the sunny terrace!
Eerste van der Helststraat 42, Amsterdam –

De Tulp: For some tropical vibes, you have to go to De Tulp. Don’t forget to order one of the the share plate on the menu!
Marie Heinekenplein 33, Amsterdam –

De Tulp

De Tulp, Amsterdam

The best terraces of Amsterdam – Rivierenbuurt / Stadionbuurt

Cafe Vrijdag: This is also a great spot for afternoon drinks. Outside on the terrace with some beers.
Amsteldijk 137, Amsterdam –

MarathonwegThe terrace of Marathonweg is not only nice for drinks but also for dinner. Order and meal, something to drink and have a good evening
Marathonweg 1, Amsterdam –

Cafe KiebertA brown cafe with a modern twist! Cafe Kiebert is located across the street from Marathonweg.
Marathonweg 2, Amsterdam –

The best terraces of Amsterdam – Amsterdam old south

Gent aan de SchinkelA very cosy terrace in Amsterdam West is Gent aan de Schinkel. At night, the lightning is wonderful!
Theophile de Bockstraat 1, Amsterdam –

George WPAGeorge WPA is a classic in Amsterdam Old South. Haven’t been there yet? Then go, go, go! Classic dishes and white wine.. ;-0)
Willemsparkweg 74, Amsterdam –

ParkZuid Vondelpark: the most beautiful terrace of the Vondelpark. Hear the birds and soak up the sun!
Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam 

Ron GastrobarMichelin star restaurant Ron Gastrobar for a foodie night out.
Sophialaan 55, Amsterdam –

Carter Bar & KitchenGreat for drinks or just for a tasty  dinner. Carter Bar & Kitchen is located on a corner in Old South.
Valeriusstraat 85, Amsterdam –

Terras Blauwe Theehuis

Terras Blauwe Theehuis


Cafe de CeuvelDon’t forget your swimwear to Cafe De Ceuvel! Because at this fine spot near the water you can swim!
Korte Papaverweg 4, Amsterdam –

Tolhuistuin/T.H.T:Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North remains one of our favourites. A lovely view over the IJ and small dishes to share. Make sure you’ll check the agenda!
IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam –

EYE:A huge terrace with a view across the IJ. A great spot to meet with friends or chill after the movie at EYE.
IJPromenade 1, Amsterdam –

StorkIndustrial looks, fruits de mer plateaus and oysters, a view across the IJ… Stork cannot go wrong!
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 201, Amsterdam –

Noorderlicht: This nice spot has lovely picnic tables, next to the water and they have the best healthy dishes on the menu!
NDSM-Plein 102, Amsterdam –

PLLEKBare foots in the sand, beer in one hand and just sit back and chill. Haven’t been to Pllek? Make sure you’ll go this spring!
Tt. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam –

HangarHangar has it all: a fine location at the water, a beautiful interior, good ambiance and fine food. And also a terrace! On Sunday also live music, yay! 
Aambeeldstraat 36, Amsterdam –

pllek amsterdam noord

© Pllek NDSM-Werf Amsterdam

The best terraces of AMSTERDAM – new WEST & DE BAARSJES

Bar SpekBar Spek is a super nice neighbourhood bar and restaurant. One of the finest terraces De Baarsjes!
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 1, Amsterdam –

Café CookIs Café Cook the best kept secret of West? Maybe it is! The sun shines all day here and they have a huge terrace. What do you think, is this the biggest terrace of West?
James Cookstraat 2, Amsterdam –

Bar BaarschAnother fine neighbourhood bar in De Baarsjes! Bar Baarsch is perfect for drinks with friends till the early morning ;-)
Jan Evertsenstraat 91, Amsterdam –

Cafe ZurichSunny and big! Fine for drinks, lunch or having a bite at the Mercatorplein. Stylish and also a super cozy place!
Mercatorplein 2b, Amsterdam –

Bar Baarsch, Amsterdam

The best terraces of AMSTERDAM – AMSTERDAM OOST

De BiertuinSummer or fall, it doesn’t matter at De Biertuin! Ever since they opened, it’s a favourite spot at Oosterpark.
Linneausstraat 1, Amsterdam –

De YsbreekerA classic spot in Amsterdam East. The fine terrace of De Ysbreeker at the beautiful Amstel. Such a great view.
Weesperzijde 23, Amsterdam –

Bar Restaurant 1900A terrace in the sun with a view on the idyllic fountain. Imagine yourself here as a god in Barcelona, Rome or Paris!
Hogeweg 48, Amsterdam –

PARK: Head towards the Oosterpark so you can relax at PARK, the restaurant of Hotel Arena. It’s very beautiful inside (check the interior!) but you can also perfectly sit outside. One of the prettiest terraces of Amsterdam if you’d ask me. Let’s go and enjoy an shared dining!
‘s-Gravezandestraat 55, Amsterdam –

Canvas op de 7eWhat a view! And also nice food and drinks. Canvas op de 7e at the Volkshotel is GOOD.
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam – 

Bar BukowskiNot the biggest terrace, but it sure is one of the most cosy ones. Hop by Bar Bukowski for a nice cold beer.
Oosterpark 10, Amsterdam –

Louie Louie: Louie Louie is East has a fine terrace. It’s a great spot for a delicious meal, good drinks and nice music as well!
Linneausstraat 11A, Amsterdam –

park cafe amsterdam

© Park, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam  OR Rent a bike by yourself 
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam 
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers 
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour 
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
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 locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€ 
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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