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8 x city beaches in Amsterdam to get a real summer feeling

26 June 2019

Summer vibes at these city beaches in Amsterdam


YES, the sun is shining and the temperature is finally over 20 degrees. We had to wait a while, but the sun is really here and it will stay for some time. Do you want to walk with your bare feet in the sand, but are you not in the mood to drive all the way to Bloemendaal, Zandvoort or Wijk aan Zee? No worries, there are plenty of city beaches in Amsterdam, where it’s also great to relax!

Check out our favorites city beaches in Amsterdam and gather your friends for a lovely day at the beach!

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Roest: In Amsterdam East you should go to creative hotspots Roest. You will find i surrounded by old warehouses and factories. Gives Roest a cool rough atmosphere! And the vibe here is always relaxed and laid back. Here you sit down with a beer in your hand on a large wooden picnic table and with your feet in the sand.

Pllek: Here you have lunch while sitting at one of the colored picnic tables. Swim in the IJ, sunbathing is also allowed and listen to live music on the weekends. And don’t you think that taking the ferry to Amsterdam North already feels like a short holiday?

city beaches in amsterdam


Blijburg: For a day at the beach you go to Blijburg. Escape the city, enjoy the sun, take a swim and just relax. Blijburg is more. Here they have several art- and culturele project and some cool beach parties!

Strandzuid: Strandzuid has an amazing concept this summer: a city beaches combined with a German beer garden! So this is gonna be thé place to drink delicious (special) beers, to relax, have a snack or play a game of ping pong. And all of this while sitting at the water or on the city beach.

Dok: A great hangout at the Houthavens. The fact that DOK is situated nearby the city center, will not affect the true beach-vibe you get over here! The view on the water and the sand will help you relax totally.

city beaches in amsterdam


Sloterplas: Do you want to feel like you’re enjoying the sun on the other side of the Netherlands? At Sloterplas you can lie on the beach and take a swim. Volleyball, football, enjoy a good lunch, a day at Sloterplas is a real day out. Ps: they also have festivals and performances here!

Gaasperplas: On the south side of the Gaasperpark you can find a lovely sandy beach. Do you want to end your day with a barbecue? It’s possible with the Gaasperplas, YES! By the way, it’s the perfect beach for a day of fun with the kids.

Hotel Buiten: This summer Hotel Buiten opens a city beach in Amsterdam West. Okay, no sand, but plenty of water. Enjoy the never ending summer evenings with a special beer and your best friends, watch the sunset and your evening can’t go wrong.

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Anne de Buck

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