Nearby the prestigious Amstel hotel is café-restaurant Amstelhaven, with an impressive deck terrace over the water. On sunny days people tie up their boats here and grab a bottle of rosé and light lunch. The decor is straightforward with an art deco detail here and there. When the weather is less forgiving, it is mostly suits having drinks that often stay on to eat or, on weekends, stay on later and dance deep into the night. There is live music every Sunday.