REM Eiland

Top choice dutch in Jordaan & the West

Towering 22m above the IJ, this fire-engine-red sea rig was built in the 1960s as a pirate radio and TV broadcaster and now houses a top-notch restaurant boasting a 360-degree panorama over the industrial docklands. Reached by steep metal staircases (or a lift), the dining rooms open onto wraparound platforms; the rooftop ex-helipad has an outdoor bar.

Casual lunches (gourmet sandwiches et al) segue to bar snacks and then dinner mains like guinea fowl with parsnip mousseline, or veal fillet with potato gratin and black-truffle sauce. Reservations are recommended, especially for window and platform tables.