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 Hoftuin: A 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 – eatwelldogood.nl
Hannekes Boom: Hannekes 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 – hannekesboom.nl
Lion Noir: Check the beautiful inner garden of Lion Noir. It’s one of the most beautiful spots of Amsterdam, we promise!
Reguliersdwarsstraat 28, Amsterdam – lionnoir.nl
Bar Brandstof: Known for their central location and always crowded terrace. How can it not be, the sun is always shining at Brandstof!
Marnixstraat 348, Amsterdam – bar-brandstof.nl
Amsterdam Roest: For years a super cool summer hotspot. Because at Roest there’s always something going on. Kids climbing in ropes and daredevils jump of the wharf. Roest is a true chill spot :-)
Jacob Pontiusplaats 1, Amsterdam – amsterdamroest.nl
Waterkant: The Friday after work drinks at Waterkant is famous! Must visit this hotspots under the Q-park on the Marnixstraat.
Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam – waterkantamsterdam.nl
the best terraces of Amsterdam – Amsterdam West
the best terraces of Amsterdam – Westerpark | Spaarndammerbuurt:
Brouwerij Troost: A super huge terrace with nice wooden tables and delicious beer. That only means one thing: Brouwerij Troost is always cosy!
Pazzanistraat 27, Amsterdam – brouwerijtroost.nl
Cafe Amsterdam: Cafe 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 – caferestaurantamsterdam.nl
Cafe de Walvis: A classic one at the Spaarndammerstraat is Cafe de Walvis. Bites, drinks and just a fun time with friends.
Spaarndammerstraat 516, Amsterdam – walvis-amsterdam.nl
Pikoteo: A fresh hangout with covered terrace. When the weather is nice, the doors of the serre will be opened. Which makes it a perfect setting. Order some Spanish delights and you’ll get the holiday feeling.
Houtmankade 9, Amsterdam – pikoteo.nl
The best terraces of Amsterdam – the Pijp
Cannibale Royale Ruysdael: Most 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 – cannibaleroyale.nl
Bar Mash: This is the perfect spot for Friday after work drinks. Make sure to order some bites here too.
Gerard Douplein 9, Amsterdam – barmash.nl
Volt: One 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 – restaurantvolt.nl
Flamingo: Corner cafe at the Albert Cuypstraat. Flamingo has a small but cosy terrace!
Eerste van Helststraat 37, Amsterdam – cafeflamingo.nl
Venster 33: Venster 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 – venster33.nl
The best terraces of Amsterdam – Rivierenbuurt / Stadionbuurt
Jack Dish: At first sight this looks like a small bar, but…. appearances are deceptive. Jack Dish is formed by two different buildings and has a huge terrace! An all day sunny spot with delicious food in the Stadionbuurt.
Stadionplein 19, Amsterdam – jackdish.nl
The best terraces of Amsterdam – Amsterdam old south
George WPA: George 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 – cafegeorge.nl
VondelCS: Vondelpark 3 is the most beautiful terrace of the Vondelpark. Hear the birds and soak up the sun!
Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam – vondelcs.nl
THE BEST TERRACES OF AMSTERDAM – AMSTERDAM north
Cafe de Ceuvel: Don’t forget your swimwear to Cafe De Ceuvel! Because at this fine spot near the water you can swim!
Korte Papaverweg 4, Amsterdam – cafedeceuvel.nl
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 – tolhuistuin.nl
Hangar: Hangar 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 – hangar.amsterdam
The best terraces of AMSTERDAM – new WEST & DE BAARSJES
Café Cook: Is 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 – cafecook.nl
Bar Baarsch: Another fine neighbourhood bar in De Baarsjes! Bar Baarsch is perfect for drinks with friends till the early morning ;-)
Jan Evertsenstraat 91, Amsterdam – barbaarsch.nl
Cafe Zurich: Sunny and big! Fine for drinks, lunch or having a bite at the Mercatorplein. Stylish and also a super cozy place!
Mercatorplein 2b, Amsterdam – cafezurich.nl
Bar Baarsch, Amsterdam
The best terraces of AMSTERDAM – AMSTERDAM OOST
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 – parkcafe-restaurant.nl
Canvas op de 7e: What a view! And also nice food and drinks. Canvas op de 7e at the Volkshotel is GOOD.
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam – canvas7.nl
Bar Bukowski: Not 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 – barbukowski.nl
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| 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:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
COMFORTABLE // €€
☾ 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.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Anne de Buck
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