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

Pampuslaan 501
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

Zuider IJdijk 20
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...

Café Vrijburcht

Jan Olphert Vaillantlaan 159
Looking for a pleasant terrace with a great view overlooking a new part of Amsterdam?

Bloem op IJburg

IJburglaan 1289
When visiting IJburg, whether for the architecture or the beach, Italian restaurant, Bloem op IJburg is the best eating option. A ...

Fort Pampus

Postbus 90
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...