Outdoor swimming

Swimming at Amsterdam East: the suburb island of Blijburg

Amsterdam is a city of water and there are many spots you can take a swim in natural water. In the North, the IJ-water behind Central Station is clean enough for a refreshing dive. Take a ferry to the North first and dive in.

The Amstel river is also good for a swim and around the artificial island or IJburg, a large suburb east of the city, there are several artificial beaches where you can swim. Otherwise, head to the recreational lakes of Sloterplas in the West or Gaasperplas in South-East. […]

Roest club and beach

Amsterdam bar and beach Roest

Club Roest (‘rust’ in Dutch) Amsterdam is a new bar and city beach on Oostenburg, one of three so called Eastern Islands that held industrial shipyards, steamboat harbours and steam engine factories more than a century ago.  Roest captures the industrial feel of the former function. Its large outside terrace with laid back atmosphere, the […]

City beaches

Rustique beach pavillion Blijburg at IJburg, Amsterdam city

If the beaches at the North Sea are too far for you, check out these city beaches in Amsterdam. Urban beaches are perfect for a quick get away from the crowded city life to enjoy the Amsterdam sun at its best: in your bikini (or even topless!). Dip your feet in cool waters while sipping […]

Beaches near Amsterdam

Amsterdam beach

Going to a beach when you are visiting Amsterdam, makes for a great day out. Zandvoort beach is a beach resort near Amsterdam that can easily reached by train. One of the best beaches near Amsterdam is Wijk aan Zee, a paradise for surfers and kitesurfers. If you are looking for the best beach party […]

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