Perched atop the entrance to the IJ Tunnel is the science and technology museum, NEMO. The dramatic, green-copper building rises from...
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Even if you don't catch a performance here, the magnificent 'Music Building on the IJ' is a visual treat. The complex – with the main...
Centrale Bibliotheek Amsterdam
This symmetrical, nine-storey 'tower of knowledge' (its self-appointed nickname) is the country's largest library. Unveiled in 2007, it...
Bimhuis is the beating jazz heart of the Netherlands, and its stylish digs at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ draw international jazz greats.
The Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ's flash dining space is hard to beat for location and views. Several storeys of glass and a sweeping terrace...
Dijksgracht 4 · interesting places nearby
Hannekes Boom information
Just across the water from NEMO, yet a local secret, this laidback waterside café built from recycled materials has a beer garden that really feels like a garden, with timber benches, picnic tables and summer barbecues. Mellow live music such as jazz or singer-songwriters takes place from 3.30pm on Sundays.
The site dates back to 1662, when it was a guard post monitoring maritime traffic into the city.