Did you know that you don't have to leave the city to find a relaxing beach? Here are four of our favourites to soak up the sun, dive in, or just sip a refreshing drink with a stunning view.
Pllek is an open-minded, hip, industrial hangout on the banks of the IJ. Swim, sunbathe, savour feelgood food and dance to live music by the water. Catch the free ferry headed from behind Amsterdam Central and then take a short stroll along the waterfront. Make sure to try their grilled green asparagus and artichoke as everything is locally sourced as possible.
Address: T.T. Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB Amsterdam
Strandzuid is a charming small city beach and is the perfect go-to spot to escape the heat on a warm day. This season is all about special and craft beers and great snacks as they have their own "beer terrace" inspired by German beer gardens.
Address: Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam
Discover the beauty of Kaap Amsterdam, a hidden gem nestled on the frayed edge of our beloved capital. Get ready to enjoy the rugged beauty of the waterfront, while you kick back with a cold drink in hand and your toes digging into the soft sand. While swimming might not be an option, it sure is a great place to spend your hot summer day.
Address: IJdijk 10, 1095 KN Amsterdam
For a sunny beach day, head to IJburg beach. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and take a refreshing dip. Escape the bustling city centre and immerse yourself in an entirely different side of Amsterdam. Don't forget your picnic basket and barbecue, as grilling is allowed on IJburg beach!
Address: IJburg Beach, Amsterdam
Whether you're craving sun-soaked relaxation, refreshing dips, or delicious snacks, these city beaches have it all. So, pack your beach essentials and get ready for an amazing getaway in Amsterdam. See you by the water!