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45 X best terraces in Amsterdam East you should know

24 May 2024
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Hello summer in Amsterdam! And that means one thing in good weather: enjoying a terrace. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxed lunch, an extensive dinner, or a cozy evening with friends, in Amsterdam East you’re in the right place. This neighborhood is bursting with cozy, large, intimate, and sunny terraces, but which one to choose? Don’t worry, we’ve listed the 20 best terraces in Amsterdam East for you!

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Buurtcafé De Tros

The cozy Buurtcafé De Tros not only has a beautiful interior, but you can also enjoy incredibly delicious food. Every day they keep spots open for walk-ins, both inside and outside on the terrace. I love coming here to have a drink with my husband and child, but it’s also the perfect place for an evening with friends or a date. You must try the famous smash burger and the ever-changing menu keeps surprising.
Linnaeusstraat 63H, Amsterdam – detrosamsterdam.nl

Badhuis

One of the nicest and largest new terraces in Amsterdam East is the terrace of Badhuis at Javaplein. From morning to evening, you can watch people cycle by while enjoying the sun of the Amsterdam summer. Another great thing about Badhuis is that you can reserve a spot on the terrace to be sure of a place. The drink menu is on point and the dinner menu is top-notch (the burger is definitely a favorite!). In short: a great addition to the neighborhood and a place where everyone feels at home.
Javaplein 21, Amsterdam – badhuisamsterdam.nl

Bottleshop

In the past 15 years that I’ve lived in the neighborhood, I’ve seen the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam East change tremendously. It’s getting cozier and new fun eateries like Bottleshop certainly contribute to that! In good weather, you can enjoy a glass of natural wine or a bubble on the terrace. They have such a fun and diverse wine list and the team can give you excellent advice.
Wibautstraat 130, Amsterdam – bottleshopams.nl

FITZ on the Roof (Pillows Maurits At The Park)

Amsterdam East has gained a new rooftop. At the Pillows Hotel, Fitz on the Roof opens in good weather. The cocktail bar Fitz, but on the roof of the beautiful building. You come here to enjoy the sunset and taste great cocktails. At Fitz on the Roof you can’t have an extensive meal, but there is a nice drink menu. In my opinion, this new rooftop terrace is a great addition to East, because such a chic place was really the only thing missing in the vast array of eateries. Here you can feel like you’re in another city due to the international vibe that you normally only experience in luxury hotels while traveling.
Mauritskade 61, Amsterdam – fitzsbaramsterdam.com/fitzs-on-the-roof

Spring Café Brasserie (Pillows Maurits At The Park)

Looking for a beautiful and quiet terrace with a view of the Oosterpark? In the luxurious Pillows Maurits at the Park, besides Fitz on the Roof, you’ll also find the beautiful terrace of Spring Café Brasserie. This all-day restaurant with an Italian menu is not only stylish but also hidden among the greenery. You can enjoy lunch or dinner outside while listening to the birds chirping in the park. As you would expect from a luxury hotel, this all-day restaurant is also child-friendly. They even have a separate kids’ menu!
Mauritskade 61, Amsterdam – springcafebrasserie.com

Le French Café

In the always lively and cozy Javastraat you can visit Le French Café all day long. This modern French bistro has a menu full of the best from France, making you feel like you’re in Paris for a moment. The interior is really cool! Another fun thing about this new restaurant in Amsterdam is the various cozy corners in the place. A table to join, small bistro tables where you can quietly read a newspaper, a cozy bar for endless drinks later in the day, and of course a lovely terrace. On the menu, you’ll find delicious brunch dishes such as Eggs Benedict, steak tartare, and more. Staying for drinks after brunch? Then Le French Café is definitely the right place. The snacks are so delicious that you might almost skip the main course for dinner. But that would be a shame if you love fruits de mer! This new restaurant in Amsterdam is not only a great addition for anyone who loves French food but also the perfect place to enjoy shellfish and seafood. So plan that next dinner date!
Javastraat 42, Amsterdam, Oost – lefrenchcafe.nl

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Troef

The terrace of Troef is in good weather the entrance to a delightful evening of extensive dining in the restaurant. You can start with an aperitif and some small bites to share. At the small bistro tables, you leave the worries of the day behind while you enjoy the sun on your face and a sidelong glance towards the Amstel. Such a lovely place!
Schollenbrugstraat 8, Amsterdam – troefamsterdam.nl

Risto Enoteca PepeNero

There aren’t many tables on the terrace at Risto Enoteca PepeNero in the Eerste Oosterparkstraat, but the food is excellent. Marco is undoubtedly the best host in Amsterdam who turns every evening at Pepenero into a celebration. You come here for the authentic Italian cuisine without fuss. The best ingredients, pure dishes. This remains one of the best restaurants in East, and in good weather, you can be one of the lucky ones to snag a spot on the terrace. Reservations are necessary!
Eerste Oosterparkstraat 3-5, Amsterdam – restaurantpepenero.nl

Alba

Restaurant Alba is a wonderful place on the Wibautstraat where you can sit down for a fine dining dinner on the terrace. The dishes change with the seasons, so you’ll always taste something new. Let yourself be advised by the delicious accompanying natural wines they source directly from the producers. When you’re sitting on the terrace here, you forget the hustle and bustle of the Wibautstraat immediately! On Saturdays and Sundays, they open at 4:00 PM, making it a great spot for a drink.
Wibautstraat 105HS, Amsterdam – alba-amsterdam.nl

Restaurant De Kas

De Kas is undoubtedly one of the most special restaurants in Amsterdam East. You eat beautiful dishes in a huge greenhouse in the middle of Park Frankendael. The vegetables on your plate are harvested in the morning from their own gardens in North Holland. And you can taste it! In good weather, you can sit on the terrace under the shade cloths. A tip to remember if you want to have an extensive and luxurious lunch on a weekday!
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, Amsterdam – restaurantdekas.com

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Alex + Pinard

At Alex + Pinard, located on the lively Dapperstraat, you can enjoy delicious wines combined with snacks and dishes to share. You can come here every day from 4:00 PM to the sunny terrace. What makes this spot so charming is that they currently have a Ukrainian pop-up and the entire menu is adapted to it. I would say: drop by and be surprised!
Dapperstraat 10, Amsterdam – alexpinard.nl

Restaurant Wilde Zwijnen

At Javaplein you will find restaurant Wilde Zwijnen, where cooking with ingredients from the Dutch cuisine is central. Definitely a classic in the neighborhood, as it has been one of the best fine dining restaurants in East since its opening. You come here for an extensive dinner, and in good weather, this can also be enjoyed on the terrace. Personally, I’m a big fan of their lunch on Saturdays and Sundays!
Javaplein 23, Amsterdam – wildezwijnenwinkel.nl

Bar Bachrach

For those who love delicious wines, Bar Bachrach is an address not to be missed. Here you will find an extensive selection of organic and biodynamic wines on the menu. But the real reason you want to eat here are the delicious dishes with flavors from the Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine. The terrace isn’t large, so making a reservation is a good idea.
Javaplein 25, Amsterdam – barbachrach.nl

Loulou Pizzabar

For the best pizza on the terrace, I always go to LouLou in East. The terrace on the Weesperzijde has fortunately become much larger since the takeover of the place next door. The pizzas are incredibly delicious, and you can choose between sourdough or gluten-free dough (made with a unique mix of pea flour, rice flour, and cornflour). I can tell you: it’s one of the few places where I eat all the crusts of the pizza ;-). It’s also a great place for a quick meal with the kids. The bunny ear pizza remains a hit.
Weesperzijde 42A, Amsterdam – louloupizzabar.nl

BAUT Oost

When you say Wibautstraat, you say BAUT Oost! This restaurant is an institution, and especially when it comes to the sunny terrace, you’re always in the right place. You can have an extensive dinner or just a nice drink. The advantage of the large terrace? There’s almost always a spot to be found!
Wibautstraat 125, Amsterdam – bautoost.nl

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Hotel V Fizeaustraat

One of those terraces that you only know if you live nearby and cycle past is the large terrace of The Lobby in East. Easily accessible by car, and you can sit there very quietly. For me, The Lobby is one of those restaurants in Amsterdam that is truly a classic. Consistent in quality and always a menu full of delicious seasonal dishes. And in good weather: also on the terrace!
Fizeaustraat 2, Amsterdam – fizeaustraat.thelobby.nl

The Cottage

On the Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam, The Cottage is a cozy restaurant where you are at the right place for typical British dishes. With its cozy terrace at the front and welcoming atmosphere, it’s the kind of place you’ll keep coming back to.
Linnaeusstraat 88, Amsterdam – thecottage.amsterdam

Proeflokaal ‘t Nieuwe Diep

Discover the hidden terrace of Proeflokaal ‘t Nieuwe Diep in the beautiful Flevopark in Amsterdam East. This idyllic spot in a former pumping station, hidden among the greenery, offers a unique experience and feels like a real hidden gem. The menu features a great selection of craft beers and jenevers from their own distillery. Perfect for a drink with friends while enjoying the peaceful surroundings.
Flevopark 13a, Amsterdam – nwediep.nl

Sushi Fanatics

Eating sushi on the terrace in Amsterdam East? You can at Sushi Fanatics! It’s definitely my favorite place to order sushi. But in good weather, the small terrace is really a hidden gem. Here you go for great sushi for lunch or dinner. The special selection of sake completes your culinary experience. And did you know there’s a hidden omakase at the back of the place?
Andreas Bonnstraat 36, Amsterdam – instagram.com/sushi.fanatics

Bar Bouche

Surrounded by trees, you feel like you’re away from the Wibautstraat when you’re sitting on the terrace at Bar Bouche. Open from 12:00 PM on weekends, other days for drinks from 4:00 PM. In my opinion, Bar Bouche is a typical all-rounder. The atmosphere is accessible, the terrace looks incredibly cozy, and the menu is full of delicious dishes to share. A glass of wine and nothing more needed!
Wibautstraat 107H, Amsterdam – barbouche.nl

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Clos Amsterdam

The perfect mix between a wine bar and a restaurant is, in my opinion, the accessible Clos Amsterdam. On the enclosed terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful weather in Amsterdam East from late afternoon. The menu is full of dishes to share, and the wines are conveniently categorized by flavor profile.
Beukenplein 50, Amsterdam – closamsterdam.nl

Restaurant Nomads

At Restaurant Nomads, you’ll be transported to distant lands. The terrace offers an oasis of peace by the water in Oostpoort. Here you go for an extensive dinner with colorful, worldly dishes. The menu changes every six months, with a different country taking center stage each time. From Middle Eastern lamb chops to South American ceviche, it’s always a surprise.
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 55, Amsterdam – nomads-amsterdam.nl

LOCAL DEALER FOOD INC.

Are you crazy about tacos? At Local Dealer, you eat the best in East made from cornmeal. The concept of this restaurant was born during a trip to Mexico. In the summer months, you can enjoy the colorful terrace. Fancy a cocktail? They make the best here.
Dapperplein 23, Amsterdam – localdealer.nl

L’Osteria

L’Osteria is an Italian restaurant that (I think) is especially loved by families. Especially in nice weather, because with the playground in front, it’s great for kids aged from kindergarten onwards. You can eat peacefully while they play. But honestly: even without kids, this part of Amsterdam East is worth a visit. In nice weather, it’s a great swimming spot, and then you can hop from a picnic in the grass to the terrace for a pasta or pizza. Buon appetito!
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 16, Amsterdam – losteria.net

Ode aan de Amstel

Do you want to eat by the water in East? Then you should go to Ode aan de Amstel. On the spot where Riva used to be, you can now enjoy an accessible all-day menu. Prefer to go all out with multiple courses? Then choose the chefs menu! They are open every day from 11:00 AM for lunch and also have a nice Sunday Brunch on Sundays.
Amstelboulevard 1, Amsterdam – odeaandeamstel.nl

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De Vergulden Eenhoorn

One of my favorite hidden gems in East. Even a little sunshine feels pleasant here, and the food is simple but good. Also a fun spot to have a drink with the kids while you sit in one of the beach chairs on the grass.
Ringdijk 58, Amsterdam – verguldeneenhoorn.nl

De Gastronout

De Gastronout is a bar and bistro in East where they serve French dishes with an international twist. In good weather, you can enjoy delicious food on the terrace on Dapperstraat. Cute detail: the terrace tables are still set with linen!
Dapperstraat 26, Amsterdam – gastronout.nl

Canvas op de 7e

Looking for the best rooftop terrace in Amsterdam East? Canvas is your go-to spot! Located on top of the Volkshotel, Canvas offers a breathtaking view over the city. Whether you come for lunch, dinner, or just a drink with friends, the rooftop terrace of Canvas is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and good vibes. The cocktails are good, the menu is full of specialty beers, the beats always on point, and the view unforgettable. You might quickly forget this gem of a terrace in Amsterdam East because it’s been open for a while, but be sure to visit again this summer!
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam – canvas7.nl

Brouwerij Poesiat & Kater

At Brouwerij Poesiat & Kater in Amsterdam East, they have a wonderfully spacious terrace with a relaxed atmosphere. Here you can enjoy craft beers brewed on-site and tasty dishes that perfectly complement them. Whether you come for a cozy lunch, a bite to eat, or just a drink with friends at the picnic tables, you’re always in the right place. I find it a fun spot because it’s a bit more hidden in East behind the Oostpoort shopping center. It feels a bit like a hidden gem!
Polderweg 648, Amsterdam – poesiatenkater.nl

De Biertuin

Summer or autumn weather… it doesn’t matter at the terrace of De Biertuin under the umbrellas and heaters! It’s been an institution at the Oosterpark since it opened. Of course, the menu is full of great bar snacks and specialty beers, but you can also get real pub food here. From burgers to ribs, no fuss.
Linnaeusstraat 29, Amsterdam – debiertuin.nl

De Biertuin

De Biertuin, Amsterdam

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Benji’s

A wonderful all-day breakfast spot and address for a delicious brunch in Amsterdam. With an urban interior with lots of steel, concrete, and greenery, the interior of Benji’s is also very photogenic. They now have locations in East, West, and New West.
Several locations in Amsterdam – Benjis.amsterdam

Louie Louie

Louie Louie in East has a great terrace, and I often go there for a cozy drink. Whether it’s a pre-dinner drink or a late-night cap on the way home. Even if it’s a bit cooler, you’re comfortable under the heaters.
Linnaeusstraat 11A, Amsterdam – louielouie.nl

Spaghetteria Caffè

Experience the delicious flavors of Italy at Javaplein. Just like at the other Spaghetteria locations in Amsterdam, you can enjoy their famous pasta dishes and other Italian cuisine on the terrace here. Who will you join at Spagh this summer?
Javaplein 7, Amsterdam – spaghetteria.com

De Plantage

How nice is this terrace? On a square next to Artis with a view of the flamingos. Our regular spot for a drink in nice weather after a visit to Artis. The kids can play in the fountain while you enjoy a glass of wine. Or is there a downside? The service can be inconsistent, but you take that in stride at such a spot ;-).
Plantage Kerklaan 36, Amsterdam – caferestaurantdeplantage.nl

Brouwerij ‘t IJ

This brewery has a large terrace where you can also dock with a boat nearby. What’s fun about this terrace is that you can also do a beer tasting with the well-known Brouwerij ‘t IJ beers. Believe me, that IJ-witje tastes great in the sun!
Funenkade 7, Amsterdam – brouwerijhetij.nl

Bar Basquiat

This all-day spot has a spacious facade terrace on both sides of the building. So you’re almost always guaranteed sunshine, and it’s great people-watching on the busy Javastraat. A perfect terrace for a drink with friends in Amsterdam East.
Javastraat 88 – 90, Amsterdam – barbasquiat.nl

Bar Basquiat

Bar Basquiat, Amsterdam

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Bar Restaurant 1900

An accessible terrace in the sun with a view of the idyllic fountain. Imagine yourself as a god in Barcelona, Rome, or Paris! The menu is for everyone, exactly what you expect from a modern café.
Hogeweg 48, Amsterdam – barrestaurant1900.nl

Haddock Restaurant

Looking for a child-friendly terrace in Amsterdam East? Haddock is the perfect place! Located on Zeeburgereiland, Haddock offers a spacious terrace where children can play safely while you enjoy a relaxing lunch, drink, or dinner. The extensive menu has something for everyone, and they also have affordably priced options on the kids’ menu. Don’t expect culinary masterpieces here, but honestly, with kids, that’s not always necessary. With its relaxed atmosphere, a playground, and plenty of space for the little ones, Haddock is the ideal destination for a meal on the terrace with the whole family.
Marie Baronlaan 19, Amsterdam – haddockamsterdam.nl

PARK

Head towards the Oosterpark to sit cozily at PARK, the restaurant of Hotel Arena. Truly one of the most beautiful terraces in Amsterdam with a view of the park. For me, really a terrace for the daytime to have a drink or lunch. Also perfect with kids, because right in front of the door at the foot of the Oosterpark, there is plenty of space to play.
‘s-Gravezandestraat 55, Amsterdam – parkcafe-restaurant.nl

Bar Bukowski

Not the largest terrace, but always cozy. And honestly, at this pub, you’re more comfortable outside than inside. So remember! At this terrace in Amsterdam East, the beers are always cold and they have one of the best snack menus. Fellow mini sausage roll lovers; this is your spot!
Oosterpark 10, Amsterdam – barbukowski.nl

Bar Botanique

Inside, this is a very beautiful spot, but the terrace is also worth mentioning. Especially if you want to have a coffee, lunch, or drink. Located between the Dapperstraat and the Javastraat, you can head in any direction afterward!
Eerste van Swindenstraat 581, Amsterdam – barbotanique.nl

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Bar Botanique, Amsterdam

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Bam Boa

One of the largest terraces in East, where you can enjoy the setting sun for a long time, is the terrace of Bam Boa. Nice by the water of the Amstel so you can enjoy all the boats passing by during your terrace visit. The menu is full of accessible dishes that make you dream of a sunny holiday.
Weesperzijde 135, Amsterdam – bam-boa-amsterdam.com

De Ysbreeker

On the Weesperzijde in Amsterdam East, you’ll find grand café De Ysbreeker. Not hip, but a spot where locals keep coming back. They’re open every day from 8:00 AM, so perfect for early birds. You start the day right here with a cup of coffee from the espresso bar, but if you’re in the mood for lunch, you’re also in the right place. From poached eggs with salmon and hollandaise sauce to a toastie, the menu is incredibly accessible. In summer, they have one of the best terraces in Amsterdam East for evening sun, so perfect for a bite to eat.
Weesperzijde 23, Amsterdam, East – deysbreeker.nl

GAPP

On the roof of Hotel Casa, you’ll find GAPP. A green rooftop terrace in the middle of East where you can have a drink and snack with friends. Be sure to try one of the many specialty beers on the menu and enjoy the view.
Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, Amsterdam – hotelcasa.nl

KAAP

Looking for a relaxed terrace in Amsterdam East? KAAP is the place! This urban beach offers a fantastic view over the water, where you can relax with your feet in the sand. Enjoy cold beers, vegetarian dishes, and a laid-back atmosphere. Because it’s a bit further from the center of East, the bike ride there is probably already a fun outing for most of us. Tip: check out more hospitality spots in Amsterdam that feel like beach clubs here >>
IJdijk 10, Amsterdam – kaapamsterdam.nl

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