Hire a boat and cruise the Amsterdam canals on a warm and sunny day! It’s really a fantastic experience. Mooring your boat at a terrace for a snack and a cool refreshing drink is absolutely an essential part of that. Reason enough for us to make a list with 5 of our favorite terraces in Amsterdam where you can moor your boat.
1. Hotel de Goudfazant
An excellent, always-busy restaurant in an old factory by the IJ in Noord. A really nice place for a pleasant evening with friends, colleagues or family. Don’t forget to make a reservation!
Aambeeldstraat 10, Amsterdam | Hotel de Goudfazant
2. Bakkerswinkel Westergas
This restaurant is located on the site of the Westergasfabriek. It’s well-known for the many creative companies which are located here. In the summer, the terrace is really a wonderful place for a tasty sandwich or an extensive afternoon tea.
Regulateurshuis 1, Polonceaukade 1, Amsterdam | Bakkerswinkel Westergas
3. Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Always a great and busy place. And, of course, it offers an extensive selection of refreshing and traditional beers from their own brewery. Also take a moment to look visit the Gooyer: the largest wooden windmill in Amsterdam and which is right next to the terrace.
Funenkade 7, Amsterdam | Brouwerij ‘t IJ
4. The Amstel Hotel
A night stay in this beautiful hotel a little over your budget? No problem, this hotel also has several comfortable terraces where you can relax from noon until sunset. And since there is terrace heating, you can even enjoy this place in cooler seasons.
Professor Tulpplein 1, Amsterdam | Amstel Hotel
Unexpected tropical atmospheres in the centre of Amsterdam. Add to this a tasteful Surinamese kitchen. A colourful place with a great atmosphere where you can spend many warm summer evenings.
Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam | Waterkant
Of course, this is just a very short overview of the many water side terraces Amsterdam has to offer. Don’t hesitate to let us know what your favourite spots are!
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