UNIQUE SPOT ON THE BANKS OF THE IJ
KAAP is situated in a prime location in Amsterdam, directly on the IJ and diagonally opposite Pontsteiger, where the ferry docks. This is one of the last waterfront spots in Amsterdam, sandwiched between the vibrant creativity of the NDSM wharf and the international Overhoeks neighbourhood, and soon to be enveloped by the new Oeverpark. There is plenty to do around KAAP. The city’s most iconic hotspots, most fashionable cafés and tastiest food are but a stone’s throw away, and all with a view of the IJ. Enjoy a sumptuous three- or four-course dinner at Café Modern or sip on a latte at one of NDSM’s surprising coffee joints. Eye offers a cinematic view of the IJ and the city skyline, as ships languidly glide by. For daily shopping, there are large and small shops nearby, as well as a the farmers’ market and organic market on Fridays. Click on the image for Google Maps.
Pllek is Amsterdam’s largest green restaurant and uses its menu to contribute to a better life for all, without compromising on taste, by using lots of vegetables and as many locally sources products as possible. Besides good food, Pllek also loves art, culture DJs and yoga. It’s a unique place that can cater to all the senses! For more information about Pllek, read more.
Eye, one of Amsterdam’s most iconic buildings, is a true eye-catcher. The patio offers a cinematic view over the IJ River, with the backdrop of the city skyline and the ships passing by. The indoor architecture is every bit as iconic as the building itself – as are the films that are screened there. For more information about Eye, read more.
The place to be. Since the top-floor restaurant rotates around its own axis, the views change all the time. Also, don’t forget to check out the roof! You can oversee everything and everyone, and there is even a massive swing that pushes a little over the edge each time. For more information about ADAM Tower, read more.
Boutique hotel Café Modern is much more than its name suggests. Patrons can enjoy drinks downstairs in this old bank building, or can sit down for a delicious three- or four-course dinner upstairs. The menu changes every day. On the second floor, one finds the hotel area, where Flemish author Herman Brusselmans spent one of his most memorable nights ever. For more information about Café Modern, read more.
This was once the beating heart of Amsterdam’s shipbuilding industry. Now it’s a world in and of itself, a vibrant area bustling with one-of-a-kind restaurants, street cafés, coffee shops and lively festivals. All in all, it’s a unique, edgy setting. For more information about NDSM, read more.
HOTEL DE GOUDFAZANT
An Amsterdam-Noord classic. This restaurant was one of the first hospitality businesses to venture across to the north side of the IJ. Housed in a former garage, this industrial hotspot has a menu that seamlessly matches the setting: reasonably priced no-nonsense food, homemade bread and an extensive wine list. For more information about Hotel De Goudfazant, read more.
LOETJE AAN 'T IJ
Loetje’s steaks are widely praised in Amsterdam and far beyond and are, by themselves, reason enough to pay Loetje a visit. But Loetje aan ’t IJ adds something else: a gorgeous patio overlooking the IJ. The restaurant is located in the building of the Amsterdam Marina. For more information about Loetje aan ’t IJ, read more.
NOORD IN DEVELOPMENT
Kaap is located on the north bank of the IJ, in the Buiksloterham district, between Overhoeks and the NDSM wharf. This part of Amsterdam-Noord is rapidly transforming into a dynamic urban hub, combining the residential, recreational and professional aspects of life. In the future, this zone will be home to blend of creative businesses, recreation, industrial activity and residential properties, retaining its dynamic character. KAAP is located just in front of Buiksloterham, Amsterdam’s first circular neighbourhood, which is part of the so-called ‘Living Lab’, in an attempt to explore new ways of living and working together by embracing sustainability and reuse. The NDSM wharf, accessible by bicycle and footbridge, was once the beating heart of Amsterdam’s shipbuilding industry and is now a vibrant neighbourhood with surprising restaurants, coffee shops and street cafés, art, homes, hotels, a city beach and special festivals. Overhoeks is a new neighbourhood right next to the Eye film museum, hugging Amsterdam Central Station. For more information about development in Noord, read more.