The 5 best places to dine on the water Amsterdam

Vuurtoreneiland

Oostelijke
Handelskade 34
EMBARK: VEEMKADE,
OPPOSITE LLOYD HOTEL
Oostelijke Eilanden
+31 (0)6 155 83 838
www.vuurtoreneiland.nl

Dining in a nature reserve on Vuurtoreneiland became an instant hit when it was launched in 2013. You reach the island by boat and have dinner in a glass greenhouse while watching the sun set. The first restaurant burnt down, but now they’re back, bigger and stronger, with a summer and winter restaurant, and plans so guests can stay the night. Reserve well ahead.

Lokaal Edel

Postjesweg 1
West
+31 (0)20 799 50 00
www.lokaaledel.nl

The waterside patio of this bar-restaurant is one of the most scenic locations in the Baarsjes district. This monumental building from the 1920s was built in Amsterdamse School style. The menu changes every three months, offering an affordable selection of lunch and dinner options. Edel organises popular afternoon drinks on every last Friday of the month.

PONT 13

Haparandadam 50
West
+31 (0)20 770 27 22
www.pont13.nl

A 1920s ferryboat converted into a restaurant outside of the city centre in a quiet harbour area with nice views. The old, authentic setting makes for a romantic night out. It’s also a popular wedding venue. Especially when sunny, it’s best to book ahead, to avoid being disappointed after a long trip.

REM-EILAND

Haparandadam 45-2
Westerpark Quarter
+31 (0)20 688 55 01
www.remeiland.com

REM-Eiland is an artificial island that was built in the 1960s in the North Sea to broadcast (illegal) commercial TV programmes. The pirate island was used for less than a year, but was later converted into a governmental measuring station. The island was eventually demolished and reassembled in Amsterdam’s harbour in 2006. It offers spectacular views and some fine dining as well.

GS BRUNCH BOAT

Prinsengracht 263-267
PICK UP/DROP OFF:
HOMOMONUMENT –
KEIZERSGRACHT 198
De Jordaan
www.reallyniceplace.com

If you’re looking for a real treat, consider embarking on Gs brunch boat. Every Saturday and Sunday, it leaves from Westermarkt for a tour of the canals. Meanwhile, you get to choose from delicious cocktails (a mimosa or a bloody Mary), scrumptious steak and eggs or French toast, and finish it off with coffee and a brownie. The best way
to start your weekend!

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