Whether the beach is real or artificial, there’s something luxurious about lounging about with a drink in hand and sand between your toes. City beaches are immensely popular at the moment, with more and more of them popping up all over the world. We have a few right here in Amsterdam, and we’re also lucky enough to have our own shoreline, so there are plenty of amazing beach bars to choose from, and these are our six favourites:
1. Pink Beach
📍Motorkade 8B, 1021 JR
From palm trees to beautiful, soft pink sand and deck chairs, this place is an absolute dream come too. It’s not your average beach bar because everything is pink! From the bar to the booths and even some of the food, you can expect pink, pink, and more pink!
📍TT Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB
Pllek is one of the coolest places in Amsterdam, and its outside space is fantastic. They offer really tasty vegan food, and you can eat it by the water, which is such a calming and pleasant experience. Check out their website for more information on the restaurant.
📍NDSM plein 102, 1033 WB
This lovely cafe serves responsibly sourced food and the terrace is expansive. Plus, the view of the water from the terrace is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s definitely one of the best beach bars in Amsterdam. Visit their website to view the menu.
4. Strand Zuid
📍Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ
Strand Zuid might be the fanciest beach bar on this list, with gorgeous, comfy deck chairs and plenty of tasty drinks to sip. From the sandy beach area, you can see the beautiful Beatrixpark, and the food is pretty tasty too. Head to the website to read the menu.
5. Paal 69
📍Zuidstrand 3, 2042 AG Zandvoort
This beach bar is pretty spectacular. You’ll find it on the beautiful Zandvoort Beach and not only is there a beach bar where you can sip delicious cocktails but there are also food trucks that frequent the beach bar. There are events running almost constantly, including candlelit concerts that illuminate the beach which hundreds of candles as talented artists perform tributes to popular musicians and composers.