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 among 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

New housing developments are popping up in IJburg neighbourhood, and locals frequent 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