Groups and events

The restaurant area is an attractive casual-chic space, perfect for breakfast meetings, group lunches & dinners, (business) parties, conferences, presentations, receptions and weddings. Every part of the restaurant enjoys views over the water of the IJ, the harbour of Amsterdam and the skyline of the city. The impressive bottle walled bar decorates the other side of the venue. Restaurant café de IJ-kantine is a flexibile events space with lots of possibilities, and the team there will always work hard to realise your ideas.


The IJ-kantine can offer you delicious group menus, various lunch suggestions and tasty snack assortments. Tailoring to your wishes is also possible. Something special in mind? They can tell you all about the possibilities when it comes to decoration, projections and entertainment.

Conference rooms

Restaurant café de IJ-kantine has two meeting rooms, both with stunning views over the IJ, where all the usual conference facilities are available. There is free wifi throughout the venue.


The mezzanine in the restaurant is an ideal coffee/work space overlooking the main restaurant area and it's also perfect for receptions and dinners for up to 50 guests. Here you'll also find the lounge with a fireplace.

Terrace and private pontoon

The terrace with parasols is located directly on the shores of the IJ and has sun from early morning until sunset. You are welcome to moor your boat at the private pontoon right in front of the restaurant. 


From the centre of Amsterdam, de IJ-kantine is easily accessible. The free ferry from the back of Central Station will bring you to the front of the building after a 10 minute mini-cruise along the IJ.
The restaurant is also easily reachable by car or coach, with more than enough parking space for all vehicles. The parking fee is € 1,30 an hour.


During the glory days of the NDSM shipyard, the building of the IJ-kantine was one of the canteens on the dock. The name refers to the days in which the NDSM-Wharf was a global player in the ship-building industry. The industrial glory of these days can still be felt while having breakfast, lunch or dinner at the IJ-kantine.

Get in touch for group menus and all other questions you might have.

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