Finally the sun is shining and immediately the terraces in Amsterdam are crowded. To help you find a nice sunny spot, here’s a list of my favourite terraces which are, as an extra, located by the water:
IJ-kantine, you can easily spent a whole day here, enjoying the marvelous view on the Amsterdam IJ (the central Amsterdam lake). Just take the ferry behind the Central Station. Ondinaweg 15-17, 020-6337162
Zouthaven, formerly known as Star Ferry, great view on the IJ river from the east side this time, so lots of evening sun.
Piet Heinkade 1, 020-7882090
Gent aan de Schinkel, nice big terrace.
Theophile de Bockstraat 1, 020-3882851
Café van Zuijlen, on a canal bridge, from breakfast to late night drinks, a good place to be.
Torensteeg 4-8, 020-6391055
Het Terras van De l’Europe, It’s new and it’s chique. Only for lunch and diner, after reservation.
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 020-5311777
Paerz, Nice place to be, alongside the old warehouses, with exotic animal sounds coming from the zoo.
Entrepotdok 64, 020-6232206
Hannekes Boom, different, alternative café restaurant on a magnificent location.
Dijksgracht 4, 020-4199820