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Ferry Amsterdam: enjoy an extensive dinner by the water in the Houthavens

8 May 2024
Photo credit: © Ferry Amsterdam, Vincent Kuyvenhoven

For those familiar with the Houthavens in Amsterdam (near Amsterdam West), the closure of Pont 13 during the summer months will be sorely missed. Fortunately, there’s no need to be sad anymore, as Ferry Amsterdam now occupies this spot, housed in the same 100-year-old converted ferryboat. And believe us, this promises much goodness!

Why you want to visit Ferry Amsterdam ASAP

Pont 13 was particularly popular during summer, perhaps boasting one of Amsterdam’s best terraces. The same will likely be true for Restaurant Ferry Amsterdam, although this place is worth visiting even in less favourable weather. From April to September, it is open to the general public; in the remaining months, it only hosts events.

The same ferryboat remains at the edge of the Houthavens, now under new ownership. Specifically those of De Kok and De Maître, who previously owned a restaurant on Amstelstraat in the city centre. With Ferry, they’ve got a unique restaurant and events venue on their hands. Not only are they open for dinner, but you can also hire the place for parties and events (which we highly recommend).

Ferry Amsterdam

© Ferry Amsterdam, Vincent Kuyvenhoven

Menu Ferry Amsterdam

From 4:00 PM onwards, Ferry is the place for a complete drinks session with snacks. Who wouldn’t want tempura green beans or tostadas with green radish and avocado alongside their glass of wine? We know where we’ll be on Friday afternoons for the next few months. Furthermore, there’s an extensive menu for those with a big appetite or who prefer a leisurely dinner, starting at 6:00 PM. Crowd-pleasers include the sea bream ceviche, miso eggplant, whole sea bass from the barbecue, and romanesco curry. But meat lovers can’t pass up the BBQ Ribeye.

Here’s something else you should know: the side dishes are too good to resist. Anyone who has never heard of chickpea fries won’t want anything else after visiting Ferry Amsterdam. Even the less adventurous will be satisfied with ‘regular’ fries (handmade!) and a classic mixed salad. And don’t forget to save room for dessert because you’ve never tasted anything as original as the quindim (a Brazilian dessert) with lemongrass and basil. In short, it is the place you’ll hold dear in your heart during the summer months and, ideally, you would like to keep to yourself.

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Ferry Amsterdam

© Ferry Amsterdam, Vincent Kuyvenhoven

Ferry Amsterdam

© Ferry Amsterdam, Vincent Kuyvenhoven

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
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
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
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
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
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 >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER 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:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
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.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
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.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
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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