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Located in the easternmost part of Amsterdam, IJburg consists of three reclaimed islands. The city’s youngest area (construction began in 1996), it has quickly become popular thanks to Blijburg, one of the best urban beaches for sun lovers, hipsters and hippies alike. But it also sates the appetite of those who love modern architecture and water sports.

A land of wind and water, IJburg is made up of four man-made islands, with even more in development. The islands are connected by bridges along its main artery IJburglaan. IJburg is also connected to the city with a main bridge and a 15-minute tram ride to Central Station. A biking/walking bridge connects it to Diemen and Amsterdam Oost.

Eating and drinking in IJburg

IJburg is famous for its party beach, Blijburg, that has been attracting sun worshippers and hipsters from the mainland for years. There’s also a very friendly neighbourhood café and theatre, Vrijburcht, and a few higher-end bars clustering around the yacht haven. The area is also home to the really very charming bed & breakfast Lieve Nachten.

IJburg highlights

Blijburg aan Zee

Sandy beach by the water with a bohemian vibe in the eastern part of IJburg in Amsterdam. In the summer, take in the sun and sand,...

Camping Zeeburg

This comfortable campsite is located on a small island in the IJmeer, to the east of Amsterdam, with the city centre only a mere 1...

Bloem op IJburg

When visiting IJburg, whether for the architecture or the beach, Italian restaurant, Bloem op IJburg is the best eating option. A ...


Located right by the water at IJburg, this restaurant serves the eponymous pintxos – traditional Basque, tapas-like snacks– plus f...

Fort Pampus

Raise the flags and man the guns! For a family-friendly and historical day trip from Amsterdam, hop on a ferry and discover Fort P...