Amsterdam City Beaches

As every modern European city, Amsterdam has added a few city beaches to its already wide range of fun things to do. Below an overview of the best Amsterdam city beaches.


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Strand West

Strand West (“West Beach”) is a nice beach club with a large beach located on the IJ river near Westerdok. This beach is known for its trendy parties. During the day it is the place to go for young adults with children. The bar/restaurant has a lot to offer from typical Dutch snacks like bitterballs to more cosmopolitan cuisine. Strand West is a 8 minute ride by bus from Central Station.

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blijburg citybeaches


Blijburg is based on the eastside of the Central Station. Its large beach on the IJ lake is perfect for kids to run around in, which is a common sight during the day. At night Blijburg is trendy in a relaxed alternative sort of way with parties where Amsterdam’s respected DJ’s do their thing.

The restaurant offers food influenced by a mix of Spanish, French and African cuisine. Blijburg has a strong focus on organic and biological ingredients. It’s relaxed atmosphere and music make this one of the locals’ favorite city beaches. ¬†Blijburg is a 15 minute ride on tram 26 from Central Station.


blijburg citybeach

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Strand Zuid

Strand Zuid is probably the hippest of all Amsterdam city beaches from a celebrity type, see and be seen perspective. This is where Amsterdam’s affluent young adults go. The place is located behind Amsterdam RAI congress center, in the Southside of the city.

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