Top 5 Amsterdam City Beaches
How to spend a summer in Amsterdam? Read about the top 5 city beaches in Amsterdam and download a full guide with summer hotspots. If the real beaches at the North Sea are too far for you, check out these urban beaches in Amsterdam which are perfect for a get away from the crowded city life; dip your feet in cool waters while sipping a cocktail and watching the kids build sand castles.
Strand West is open all year round and started as a low profile, alternative beach and bar, but has turned into a modern lounge area where people laze in a hammock, sip cocktails with tapas or play beach volleyball. Unfortunately swimming isn’t allowed at Strand West. On Sundays there are dj’s or a band is playing.
On the opposite side of the city, Blijburg aan Zee is one of the few city beaches where you can actually swim.
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Blijburg aan Zee
The only beach where you actually swim is Blijburg at the artificially constructed island of IJburg. At the popular restaurant and bar of Blijburg you can enjoy lovely food and drinks, live music, and evening camp fires. Regular dance and music festivals. Read more about Blijburg aan Zee on jadepillar.com.
In the South of Amsterdam, right next to RAI Convention Centre, the trendy Strand Zuid is made up of a collection of cafés and restaurants. Relax in the lounge chairs together with an upper class crowd, sip cold drinks and sample great food as DJs play the decks.
Pllek – Amsterdam Noord
PLLEK is a creative hang-out at the NDSM wharf with a phenomenal view over the IJ. Pllek is made up of raw industrial materials with old shipping containers as the main building blocks. Pllek is free, connected, surprisingly, warm and creative, with attention to conscious life and durability. Also to flex work with Wi-Fi and high-speed optical fiber.
City guide summer hotspots in Amsterdam
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