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Food & Drink

8 Fantastic Waterside Terraces In Amsterdam For Drinks With A View

By Katherine Notman

8 Fantastic Waterside Terraces In Amsterdam For Drinks With A View

Where to enjoy a few drinks with a beautiful view.

It’s not always sunny in Amsterdam, but when it is we want to take advantage of it, and the best way to do that is to sit with a delicious drink looking out over one of our gorgeous canals. If that sounds good to you then there are plenty of places to find that experience. Whether you want to be right in the centre of Amsterdam or would prefer a quieter spot somewhere further out. Here are our top picks for canalside terraces:

1. Waterkant

📍Marnixstraat 246, 1016 TL

Waterkant has such a brilliant vibe, inspired by De Waterkant in Suriname, South America, which means that their kitchens are full of the most delicious ingredients, perfect for eating on a beautiful Spring day overlooking the water. You can book a table on the website.

2. Hannekes Boom

📍Dijksgracht 4, 1019 BS

Hannekes Boom is in the centre of Amsterdam, but it feels a million miles away from the city. You can hang out on the decking, covered with sand, and sit at one of their lovely picnic tables right by the water. From here there’s a beautiful view out over the city, and you can read the menu on the website.

3. Café de Jaren

📍Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-20, 1012 CP

By the beautiful Amstel sits Café de Jaren, and even on a rainy day, you can enjoy a view here, with huge glass windows through which to gaze out over the river. However, the beautiful terrace is the best spot in which to relax with a lovely cold beer and a stunning view. Read more about the cafe on the website.

4. Café van Zuylen

📍Torensteeg 8, 1012 TH

Café van Zuylen is located by the Torensluis, a bridge that dates back to the 17th century, and it couldn’t be better placed to offer spectacular views. It’s an incredibly popular cafe and it’s right in the heartbeat of Amsterdam so you can people-watch from a comfy seat on the terrace. There are more details about the cafe on the Facebook page.

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5. Bluespoon

This upmarket restaurant is absolutely fantastic. Here they serve delicious food and fancy cocktails with a stunning view out over the Prisengracht canal. It’s definitely worth visiting Bluespoon to sample all of the lovely flavours they have to offer with a view that’s to die for. Visit the website to read the menu.

6. Pllek

📍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.

7. Noorderlicht

📍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. Visit their website to view the menu.

8. Edel by Dennis

📍Postjesweg 1, 1057 DT

This gorgeous restaurant, decorated with stunning artwork has a fantastic terrace on which to enjoy some tasty food and/or a beer in lovely surroundings. Here you can relax by the water in comfort. Check out the website to read the menu and plan your trip.