Okay Amsterdam North is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the world! You really get the feeling you go to a different area because you have to take the ferryboat and cross the IJ-lake first. Once you are there you will discover this raw part of town. Amsterdam North has an industrial feel and became one of the coolest neighbourhoods over the last years. Visit citybeaches like Café de Ceuvel , Pllek or the Noorderlicht café! All three perfect spots to relax and enjoy the warm weather on the waterfront. Other nice places overlooking the IJ-lake are film museum EYE (enjoy the sunset on their beautiful terrace!), seafood restaurant Stork and THT restaurant.
But our new jewel in Amsterdam is the building you can not miss when you go on the ferryboat: The A’DAM tower! A’DAM finished a massive renovation and has been transformed into an iconic multifunctional tower. It is now home to a mix of offices, cafés, restaurants like ‘Moon‘ with a 360 degrees panorama view, a hotel, and an observation point with Europe’s highest swing. A’DAM opened in May 2016. In the basement they even have a club with a 24 hour dance license called ‘Shelter‘.
One of my favourite areas in Amsterdam North is the NDSM Wharf. Known as one of the best festival locations of Amsterdam. North is also the place to be for vintage and thrift shopping. You can’t miss the monthly flea market in the IJ-hallen, a true second hand heaven.