Being 25 kilometres (15 miles) from the sea, Amsterdam was hardly anyone's choice for a beach holiday until sand was tipped on the artificial islands of IJburg, where 45,000 people will come to live. While construction continues, the vast expanse of sand and surrounding fresh-water lake are being exploited for their surreal beach-like properties. The restaurant/bar Blijburg - with barbecues, bands and DJs - is on hand to cater to eating and drinking whims.
Bert Haanstrakade 2004
|Opening hours:||Open Summer 10am-10pm daily. Winter 2-10pm Thur, Fri; noon-10pm Sat; 10am-10pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Tram 26/bus 326|
|Price:||Main courses €8-€22.|