TV dinners

In the 1960s, the powers that be feared the corrupting influence of advertising on private TV and radio channels. So for four months in 1964, TV station Noordzee got around this by broadcasting from a floating platform off the North Sea coast. These pirate-private broadcasters introduced a generation of Dutch kids to the likes of Zorro and Mister Ed until the harbour police shut them down. Since 2011, REM Eiland has been permanently docked 22 metres above Amsterdam's harbour, and now houses this affable restaurant.