For true pancake aficionados, a trip aboard the 'pancake boat' is in order. Brunch and evening cruises depart from the NDSM-werf in...
Has small, electric aluminium boats (maximum seven passengers) that are easy to drive (no boat licence required). Staff give you a map...
On Realeneiland's eastern shore, the Zandhoek is a photogenic stretch of waterfront. It's now a modern yacht harbour, but back in the...
Uber-cool Pllek has a lot going on. Made out of old shipping containers and sporting an artificial sandy beach in front, the cafe is a...
Café Noorderlicht, set in a flag-draped greenhouse, provides food, drinks and a hip ambience. To find it, look for signs posted from the...
NDSM-werf is a derelict shipyard turned edgy arts community 15 minutes upriver from the city centre. It wafts a post-apocalyptic vibe: an old submarine slumps in the harbour, abandoned trams rust by the water's edge, and graffiti splashes across almost every surface. Young creatives hang out at the smattering of cool cafes. Hip business like MTV and Red Bull have their European headquarters here. The area is also a centre for underground culture and events, such as the Over het IJ Festival.