Want to find some summer vibes in the city?
YEAH! It’s summer! It’s been off the charts hot lately, nothing seems more ideal right now than relaxing at a beach? We can of course go explore Bloemendaal, Zandvoort or Wijk aan Zee when we feel like a beach day. But unlike what you might suspect, Amsterdam has a number of beaches spread across the city, so no need to head out of town if your longing for a beach day!
The 5 best city beaches in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam East you should go to one of our favourite spots called Roest. You'll find its surrounded by old warehouses and factories, which definitely gives Roest a cool rough atmosphere! And the vibe there is always relaxed and laid back. Just imagine you sitting on a picnic table surrounded by friends enjoying a beer watching the sun go down and having your feet in the sand. Sounds pretty damn nice doesn't it?
Roest, Jacob Bontiusplaats 1, Amsterdam
Pllek at the NDSM-wharf has been a popular destination for the locals since day one. Here you can have lunch whilst sitting at one of the many colored picnic tables. Swim in the IJ, sunbathe and listen to live music on the weekends. And don’t you think that taking the ferry to Amsterdam North already feels like a short holiday itself?
Pllek, Tt. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam
Blijburg found a permanent location on IJburg! During the past 12 years they had to move 4 times. But now we know where to go for a day at the beach. But Blijburg also offers so much more. They organise several art- and cultural projects and some cool beach parties too!
Blijburg, Paspuslaan 401, Amsterdam
A new great hangout at the Houthavens. The fact that DOK is situated nearby the city center will not affect the true beach-vibe you'll find over here! The view on the water and the sand will help you totally relax.
DOK, Moermanskkade 71, Amsterdam
This is the place where you come to relax and lie down on a deck chair to sunbathe or zone out for a couple of hours. After which you'll drink delicious beverages, have a snack and if you feel like getting active play a game of ping pong or volleyball. All of this whilst being located right next to the water. It's a great place to spend a summer day!
Strandzuid, Europaplein 22, Amsterdam