Summer's here so we thought we'd chuck together a list of our favorite canal front hangouts for 2016. Fill the boat or jump on your fiets and head down to one of these local spots this summer for a few cold one's in the sun.
5. Amsterdam Roest
Amsterdam Roest. A new love, creative city oasis, café and bar, town beach and cultural sanctuary.
Dock the boat at the back of the historic building , jump on a hammock or picnic table, dance on the beach, pop into the metropolitan cafe / bar or go for a swim if you dare.
Not only a super relaxed environment to sink some wet ones, Roest is also a creative haven for film, theater, festival and DJs where innovation and inspiration come alive.
Jacob Bontiusplaats, 1018 PL Amsterdam
Waterkant is inspired by the most beautiful part of Paramaribo on the Suriname River. As in Suriname, Waterkrant is in the center of the city on the water and is the ultimate place to relax, connect and enjoy.
The menu includes not only typical Surinamese products like the traditional Parbo beer and roti, but also a Waterfront Angus Burger, Green Papaya Salad and Gado Gado.
Definitely the place for a nice after-work drink, a nice meal and some sun!
Marnixstraat 246, 1016 TL Amsterdam
3. Hannekes Boom
Salvaged and recycled furniture adorns this shack-style, waterfront cafe, with live music & DJ nights.
Popular with the locals and lucky tourists, Hannkes Boom is centrally located to the east of Central station and has a pretty sweet view of the NEMO science museum.
Dijksgracht 4 1019BS Amsterdam
2. Cafe De Ceuvel
De Ceuvel is a planned workplace for creative and social enterprises adjacent to the van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. The land was secured for a 10-year lease from the Municipality of Amsterdam after a group of initiators won a tender to turn the site into a regenerative urban oasis.
The former industrial plot has (and is in the process) of being turned into one of the most unique and sustainable urban developments in Europe.
Currently featuring a public restaurant and bar; Ceuvel Café, the site is set to feature imaginatively retrofitted houseboats placed around a winding wooden walkway and surrounded by an undulating landscape of soil-cleaning plants. Each of the upgraded boats will house offices, ateliers, or workshops for creative and social enterprises.
Korte Papaverweg 2, 1032 KB Amsterdam, Nederland
A quick ferry from central station will have you dropped nearly at the doorstep of Pllek. Situated at NDSM Wharf; Pllek is open-minded, free (to enter & spirited), surprisingly warm and creative.
Pllek focuses on conscious living and sustainability which is reflected in the Cultural events program and in the kitchen. Chef Dimitry Mulder cooks with mostly organic, seasonal vegetables and local products.
Pllek is an experience. be inspired and experience the magical island feel in North.
TT Neveritaweg 59 1033 WB Amsterdam
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