Destination Dining in Houthavens

Just north of the Western Islands, Amsterdam's rapidly emerging Houthavens district – long-time docklands now being turned into a residential neighbourhood – is home to two incredible restaurants: REM Eiland, in a former sea rig that previously housed a pirate radio station, and Pont 13, on a 1927-built former car ferry. From Centraal Station, take a bus or a taxi (around €10 to €15), or hop on a bike (15 minutes).