Bars, Restaurants, Cafes & Clubs near SAIL Amsterdam

SAIL Amsterdam 2015 Sail out tall ships

In addition to the SAIL official programming, we want to give you some tips for places to eat, drink, dance, party and sleep close to the SAIL route. An amazing nautical festival not to be missed, SAIL Amsterdam only comes around once every five years. SAIL Amsterdam 2015 takes place from Wednesday August 19th to Sunday August 23rd. Read here about the tall ships and other fun SAIL events and activities.

SAIL AMSTERDAM 2015 ••• Bars, Restaurants, Cafes & Clubs near SAIL

Many of our favorite bars, restaurants and cafes are located close to the SAIL routes along the IJ. Some of them even have amazing views of the activities. Here are some tips for places to eat drink and enjoy near the water.

Start SAIL off right with an early morning Supperclub Cruise boat ride along with the parade of Tall Ships entering the IJ. Begin with breakfast in bed and then enjoy DJs, drinks and entertainment while checking out the amazing boats up close.

In Amsterdam Noord near the IJ:

  • Pllek: a chill spot on the IJ for lunch, drinks or dinner
  • Noorderlicht: mellow hangout with casual food and drink
  • Pontstation: yummy snackbar where everything is organic
  • THT: small plates to share with a great view
  • Bistro Noord: restaurant next to the Brooklyn Hotel at NDSM
  • EYE Cafe: huge terrace overlooking the IJ
  • al Ponte Caffè Italiano: excellent coffee and yummy sandwiches
  • il Pecorino: the best pizza in Noord with a water view
  • Stork: seafood restaurant with a great view of the Tall Ships
  • Oedipus Brewery: Amsterdam’s coolest brewery and taproom
  • Hotel Goudfazant: stellar cuisine in a warehouse setting

On the west side in Amsterdam near the IJ

  • De Gouden Reael: historic restaurant with beautiful views
  • DOK: laid back city beach with casual vibe
  • Nevel: lovely restaurant with large terrace and amazing water views
  • Wolf: highly-rated food in a refurbished rotating bridge
  • Restaurant Mos: new restaurant near the IJ
  • Bak: delicious seasonal menu and amazing views
  • iDock: right on the water
  • La Tete: casual cafe by the water’s edge
  • REM Eiland: dine in a refurbished pirate TV tower

On the east side in Amsterdam near the IJ and Java-eiland:

  • DoubleTree Skylounge: amazing views from this rooftop lounge
  • Choux: delicious seasonal dishes and natural wines, plus they are having a BBQ party on Friday!
  • Hannekes Boom: cool cafe and hangout near Central Station
  • Barco: drink, dine and chill out on an old boat
  • Fifteen: Jamie Oliver’s signature restaurant
  • MOES: local, sustainable and seasonal dishes
  • L’Invite has an amazing popup restaurant and bar on the Jan Schaeferbrug during SAIL
  • Delirium: beer cafe along the water with hundreds of choices
  • Hiding in Plain Sight[/url]: the best cocktail bar in Amsterdam
  • Gebr. Hartering: charming restaurant with special food in a beautiful location
  • Mercat: a gorgeous location with tasty Spanish food and drinks
  • Odessa: eat wood oven pizza and pasta on a boat
  • Amsterdam Roest: a wild place to escape from it all
  • Panama: music venue and night club near the waterside

SAIL closes on Sunday August 23rd, enjoy the views on the north side. The EYE will project boating and ship film clips onto the A’DAM Tower accompanied by music. Sit back and enjoy from 17:00 to 23:00.

Accommodations Near SAIL

Still looking for a place to stay in Amsterdam during SAIL? Here are a few hotels near the SAIL areas.

  • Brooklyn Hotel[/url]: at NDSM next to the “Green Ocean”
  • Hilton Double Tree: next to central station with amazing views from the roof bar
  • Faralda Crane Hotel[/url]: sleep in an old industrial crane with views across the IJ
  • art’otel Amsterdam: next to Central Station just a few steps from the IJ
  • Mövenpick: can’t beat these views over the IJ, great location for SAIL
  • Good Hotel: a new hotel sitting right on the IJ
  • Room Mate Aitana: hidden on IJDok but sitting right on the water

Have fun at SAIL 2015!

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