Het IJ

10 restaurants and cafés on the riverside from the IJ

4 juni 2018 , In: Food, Must see & do, Shortlists , With: No Comments

Meneer Nieges / From the team behind Hannekes Boom, this new waterside hotspot in Amsterdam West boasts a large terrace and a beautiful restaurant with views across the IJ. Accessed by a tunnel of reclaimed windows and mirrors, Meneer Nieges is a quirky waterfront world serving wonderful food and drinks all day long. The large terrace is decked out with kitsch country garden furnishings and fire pits to huddle around when the temperatures dip, while indoors you’ll find a stylish restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and DJ’s playing late into the night.

IJ    ? 003120 215 9482

Pllek / Pllek is a beach in the north part of Amsterdam at the NDSM dockyard. You can take the free ferryboat there. It’s an amazing place with a very good vibe. Beautiful industrial feeling.

IJ    ? 003120 290 0020

Dok / Dok is a cultural horeca destination in the Houtharbour of Amsterdam. A family friendly place to hangout next to the IJ and relax and have some nice drinks and food while the kids play in the sand.

IJ    ? 003120 362 7211

Noorderlicht / On the NDSM-warf. Industrial feeling. You get there with the free ferry boat. Very nice city beach to enjoy live music and relax and enjoy the sunset.

IJ    ? 003120 492 2770

Restaurant Stork /  Café-restaurant Stork is an unique fish and sea food restaurant at a special location in the north of Amsterdam. Here it is all about daily fresh caught and prepared products. The menu offers a wide range of products for the seafood and fish gourmet. From a classical fruits de mer and also whole served fishes of the season. Stork is situated in an old industrial loft at bussinespark De Overkant, the former Stork factory, at the northern banks of the river IJ. Beside a restaurant there is a huge café for a small bite or drink. During the summer the enormous terrace at the south directly situated at the water is the right spot for the perfect holiday feeling. With a view on the passing boats and ships and the sound of rippling water this is the best place in town for a lovely seafood dish.

IJ     ? 003120 634 4000

Wilhelmina Dok / This restaurant has a great terrace with a beautiful view and is on the sunny side of the IJ. They have good affordable food, a good ambience and nice staff. Try the Dutch langoustines with samphirebutter as a pre-dinner appetite while you look at the ships passing by.

IJ    ? 003120 846 6170

Zouthaven / This place has a beautiful terrace with a chique atmosphere and an amazing view over the IJ. People are very positive about the food, but most of the time you need to make a reservation in advance to have a good table. Sometimes they also have live concerts.

IJ    ? 003120 788 2090

Tolhuistuin (toll house garden)/ The garden is open to the public. In 1938, Shell took possession of the premises, until Amsterdam bought it back in 2008. The garden is well visited in summer by lovers of music, film and art. THT restaurant is situated in the old canteen of the Shell factory. From 1941-2011 over 1200 employees of Shell used to eat their breakfast and lunch here, every single day. Exactly 70 years later the artistic building that was designed by the architect ‘Staal’ got a cultural destination. Due to the collaboration between ‘Paradiso Noord’, ‘Stichting Tolhuistuin’, ‘Framer Framed’, ‘Solid Ground Movement’ and ‘Tip Noord’ it’s directory has been determined. The menu of THT exists of small dishes from all over the world, and can be shared. You can not only explore the variety of dishes, but also visit a concert or other performances. There’s almost always something going on! Look on the website for their agenda!

IJ    ? 003120 763 0650

Mos Amsterdam / This restaurant got a Michelin star in 2016. Their food is amazing and they have a big terrace with a beautiful view over the IJ. They created a atmosphere designed with elements from the style in Paris and Marrakech to create a worldly appearance. Good service, fine dining and a feel good feeling. Good to make a reservation in advance. Not cheap, but good!

IJ    ? 003120 638 0866

Restaurant-Café De IJ-kantine / Industrial design, classic culinary class. Experience the cheerfulness and warm hospitality of this restaurant, located at the riverside of the IJ. Everything is homemade and prepared with fresh and healthy products. Classic dishes are being served and you can feel the passion of the chef. Cross the river and enjoy all the delicacies while you’re watching the ships sailing by.

IJ    ? 003120 633 7162

Loetje aan ’t IJ / This restaurant is in Amsterdam Noord next to a Amsterdam marina, situated in a dynamic, cultural hotspot in the North: the NDSM-dockyard. Around the building there is a wooden terrace where you can enjoy the beautiful view over the IJ, or mooring your boat here to enjoy a meal and sail on afterwords. Café Loetje began about 40 years ago as a neighbourhood pub and billiards bar on the corner of the Johannes Vermeerstraat in Amsterdam South, near the Museumplein. Here lie the roots of the Loetje concept; this is where their sirloin steak was successfully put on the menu in the 70s and where the billiards tables made room for a ‘new’ pub, which – as it turned out – became the basis for all the other Loetje establishments in the Netherlands. Go there and enjoy a great steak! I love this place!

IJ    ? 003120 208 8000

Pont 13 / Pont 13 is build in 1927 as a steam ferry. In the year 1956 it has been transformed into an electric ferry. After years of hard work bringing cars, bikes and people over the IJ in Amsterdam, public transport company GVB sold the Pont. Years later it was saved from demolition and Pont 13 found a new life as a cool and authentic restaurant and bar. Pont 13 has an edgy en cosy vibe. If you want to enjoy a nice day on the water within a relax and informal ambiance, the Pont is where you should be! With our charcoal grill we serve fresh and delicious food daily cooked by our chef. But also for a nice drink or a small bite our staff is waiting for you! Whether you are looking for a nice place for a good cup of coffee or a great dinner, Pont 13 has got it all!

IJ    ? 003120 770 2722

REM / REM Eiland used to have the purpose of generating an experience. As a broadcasting platform it made sure that millions of viewers enjoyed the first Dutch commercial television.  It was the rebellious piracy channel called TV Noordzee that reached a broad audience. REM Eiland these days is still all about creating an experience, but it now does so in the form of a modern restaurant. The robust and industrial elements of the former broadcasting platform combined with the amazing view still creates a great experience for its visitors.  Dining at REM Eiland is dining with a piece of history.

IJ    ? 003120 688 5501

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