Oh, this might be a challenge because if there is something continuously renewed, we should think of trendy terraces and hot spots in Amsterdam. Streets are renovated, restaurants disappear, and many new spots open their doors. Some nice things have been the same for years and are still fun to go to. But as always, Amsterdam is on the move and constantly renewing. The point is II have been to some awesome places with great food, lately.
Trendy Terraces and restaurants on NDSM shipyard, Amsterdam
NDSM restaurants are located in one of the nicest spots of Amsterdam with a beautiful view over the majestic waterway called “‘Het IJ”. NDSM is art, history, and culture. There is live music in the evening and all the restaurant serve great food and drinks. If you visit Amsterdam the NDSM is an absolute must, so make sure to put it on your bucket list.
How to get to NDSM? Take a small ferry behind the Central Railway Station to get there. The little trip to NDSM is already a joy in itself.
What does NDSM stand for? Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij freely translated as The Netherlands Dock and Shipbuilding Company.
Noorderlicht NDSM shipyard, Amsterdam is temporarily closed
Noorderlicht is my one and only nr 1 top terrace. Sadly it is temporarily closed for renovation. Not only the outside is special but the design inside is more than creative. Post-creative is the right qualification.
Noorderlicht restaurant, NDSM, Plein 102, Amsterdam.
➔ Noorderlichtcafe., NDSM, Amsterdam
PLLEK, NDSM, AMSTERDAM
Restaurant Pllek in Amsterdam on the NDSM site claimed they are an example of what sustainability should look like now. And if you go inside Restaurant Pllek’s or duck down on the terrace, you’d have to agree with them. Restaurant Pllek is a great place to have a cup of coffee, lunch, or dinner. 75% of the menu is vegetarian. The atmosphere is more than good, the interior cozy, a fantastic fire pit, the staff is friendly and the food and drinks are delicious to super delicious. From the Pllek terrace, you have a great view of the skyline of Amsterdam. And most special, on a sunny day you can have a good time on the little beach in front of the restaurant.
➔ Restaurant Pllek, NDSM Amsterdam
IJVER, restaurant and terrace on NDSM, Amsterdam
I like all the restaurants and terraces on NDSM, they all have a nice relaxing and calm atmosphere. IJVER is just like that and is one of my favorite restaurants in Amsterdam. Restaurant IJVER is a great place, has a nice menu, and has a friendly staff. Absolutely a lovely place to have late coffee, fresh mount tea, smoothies, lunch, or dinner. You can sit inside or outside. The terrace is on the NDSM square. If you are lucky you can actually see artists make the most beautiful, inspiring street art and graffiti. On the terrace is a huge painting of the former, most beloved mayor of Amsterdam. This painting is a tribute to this mayor who passed away some years ago.
➔ Street Art Museum NDSM Amsterdam
A cozy romantic France pancake house on Spuistraat. This small restaurant is located in the middle of Amsterdam, in a monumental step-gabled house, how special is that? In France, they say crepes instead of pancakes. Crepes are very thin pancakes. The crepes recept is from Breton, a providence of France. The France staff speaks English and France. We had a lovely crepe with some caramelized apples and a hot fresh ginger tea, it all was very lovely.
➔ Creperie Cocotte, Spuistraat 127, Amsterdam
Winkel 43, Noordermarkt, Amsterdam
Winkel 43 never bores. This spot has been known for years as a hotspot and the Place to Be for the best apple pie in Amsterdam. And really, this is an apple pie that is unparalleled in taste, you must have eaten this pie once.
Winkel 43, Noordermarkt 43, Amsterdam
Hanneke’s boom, Amsterdam
Lovely terrace, with a great view of the IJ, across the museum Nemo. The IJ is part of the lake IJsselmeer. Hanneke serves nice food and drinks. Lots of events are organized here. A great place to let a day linger away. I just love Hanneke’s boom. Mainly young people love to spend some relaxing time here especially when the sun is shining. Restaurant Hanneke’s Boom, Dijksgracht 4, Amsterdam
➔ Hannekesboom and Hannekes Boot, Amsterdam
Great place to relax in the sun on the embankment, meet new people and eat a Surinam Roti or a tasty peanut soup.
Cafe and terrace Waterkant, Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam
➔ Waterkant cafe, Amsterdam
Vondelpark cafe Proeflokaal ‘t Blauwe Theehuis
In the middle of the Vondelpark is a super nice cafe called “Proeflokaal ‘t Blauwe Theehuis”. It can be translated as The Blue Teahouse. On the terrace, you can enjoy Amsterdam coziness, a good cup of coffee, delicious sandwiches, pizzas, varied snacks, and freshly tapped beers from Brouwerij ‘t IJ all day long. You can also come to us to play Jeu de Boules or table tennis, but of course, it’s all about our beer. This bustling oasis is the ideal place to gather with friends.
➔ Cafe Proeflokaal het Theehuis, Amsterdam
Rooftop Terrace on Science Museum Nemo and a terrace on the Public Library.
Public Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
➔ Public Library, Amsterdam
Volkshotel / Canvas, Amsterdam
When you leave the central station on the city side go to the right. On the right, you see the museum Nemo in the distance. In a 5-minute walk, you will reach the Science Museum Nemo while passing the Public Library. Now you can choose if you go to the lovely rooftop Public Library cafe with a great view over the Science Museum Nemo, the Maritime Museum, and the historic VOC ship. Or you go to the rooftop cafe on the Science Museum Nemo with a great view over the IJ, Central Station, Museum Maritime, and Historic VOC ship? And if you can’t choose visit both rooftop cafes and have an extraordinarily good time. You don’t have to buy a ticket to enter the rooftops. Both cafes serve good coffee, cake, fresh sandwiches, various drinks, or warm snacks. Both places are awesome, ideal for a morning coffee or afternoon snack where you can enjoy the sun.
The roof square is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Address: NEMO, Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam
➔ Science Museum Nemo, Amsterdam
On the 7th floor, there is a cozy terrace with a great view over the skyline of the city of Amsterdam.
Address: Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam
➔ Volkshotel cafe, Amsterdam
Trendy Terraces in Amsterdam
Discover Amsterdam’s trendy terraces, where canal views meet vibrant vibes. Sip, savor, and soak up the city’s atmosphere al fresco. Cheers to unforgettable moments!