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De Neef van Fred restaurant people sitting on the terrace
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Best terraces in Amsterdam West

Amsterdam West wouldn’t be so hip and happening without its abundance of cafés and bars with great outdoor spaces. From the sprawling garden terraces at Westerpark to some incredible canalside seating in Oud-West and local hotspots in Nieuw-West, this handy guide will help you pick the perfect summer spot.

Daalder Streetfood

Baro Daalder terrace overlooking Canal with man on boat
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With seats right up the water’s edge, the terrace at Daalder Streetfood is the crème de la crème of outdoor drinking locations in Amsterdam. The café is housed in a magnificent 1920s Amsterdam School - the Het Sieraad building that was formerly a jewellery school. You can enjoy a tempting menu and cocktails from the bar along with spectacular views over the canal.

Daalder Streetfood | Postjesweg 1, Oud-West


Terrasmus Erasmus park cafe terrace
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Away from the more obviously fashionable hangouts in Bos en Lommer, Terrasmus is a low-key wooden chalet under the trees in Erasmuspark with a great terrace for late afternoon drinks, coffee and craft beers. The café attracts a wide range of customers and runs lots of lively, off-beat events for the local community.

Terrasmus | Erasmuspark, Bos en Lommer

Podium Mozaïek

Podium Mozaiek open-air concert outside terrace
Image from Tim Hillege

This multicultural theatre and performance venue has a sprawling terrace perfectly positioned on one of the sunniest corners in Bos en Lommer. Enjoy the stand-out Turkish brunch at weekends, grab a hearty meal before catching a show or simply share a few drinks amongst friends on a warm evening.

Podium Mozaïek | Bos en Lommerweg 191, Bos en Lommer

Remise 47

Remise 47 terrace outside De Hallen at Bellamyplein
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This charming bistro restaurant commands some of the finest outdoor space in Oud-West. Tuck into some great food or just have drinks on the large informal terrace where hip locals mingle with in-the-know visitors. It’s just outside the hugely successful De Hallen, a converted tram depot now occupied by design boutiques, an art house cinema and an indoor food hall.

Remise 47 | Bellamyplein 47, Oud-West


Dousing this slightly grey corner of Sloterdijk with a much-needed splash of colour and fun, BRET is a beer bar and restaurant with a spectacular garden terrace. Everything about the venue promotes sustainability and innovation, from the hops grown on-site to the structure made from shipping containers. Oh, and they also host some magical club nights, so keep an eye on the music agenda.

BRET | Orlyplein, Sloterdijk


This complex of 19th-century industrial buildings in the middle of Westerpark was formerly a gas factory. Now, Westergasterrein has become a buzzing cultural hub boasting some of the finest outdoor seating in Amsterdam. Decked out with comfy bean bags, the spacious terrace at Westergasterras is an excellent place for a drink, with views of the imposing gasometer and a pretty water garden. Nearby, head over to the leafy gardens at Mossel & Gin for sophisticated seafood dishes, plus a connoisseur’s selection of gins served in king-size glasses. At Pacific, you can expect reggae vibes and a chilled atmosphere with a dancefloor on weekends and sometimes live music outside. Or, head over to TonTon Club West for arcade games and retro vibes - a first date that is guaranteed to be fun.

Various Locations | Westergasterrein, Westerpark

Café Cook

Café Cook Terrace
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Tucked away in a quiet residential enclave and surrounded by some iconic Amsterdam School architecture, Cafe Cook is a bit of a hidden gem in De Baarsjes. The terrace is dotted with tables that spill out onto the square and catch the light until late in the afternoon. There’s a relaxed, homely atmosphere but a surprisingly stylish menu for lunch and dinner.

Café Cook | James Cookstraat 2, De Baarsjes

Jan Evertsenstraat

Known locally as ‘Jan Eef’, Jan Evertsenstraat is the place to go for bar hopping and boasts some of the best canalside seating in the city. De Neef van Fred is one of the few spots in the area where you can sit directly on the Admiralengracht as well as being an excellent place for brunch or an after-work catch-up. Just up the road, the terrace at Biertuin West spreads across the bustling Mercatorplein, serving up a colossal selection of draught and bottled brews from their beer bible menu. Whilst Bar Baarsch has a cosy outdoor seating area that’s perfect for people-watching.

Various Locations | Jan Evertsenstraat, De Baarsjes