Amsterdam’s other big waterside opening of the summer feels like a giant treehouse, with haphazard layers of indoor/outdoor wood deck seating. The size of the place doubles in warmer months when the massive terrace full of picnic tables and broken-down boat seating is habitable. Or just come to explore the winding walkway through the grounded boats acting as creative offices and floating gardens.
In addition to Amsterdam brews like Oedipus and Brouwerij 't IJ, they offer a changing menu of randomly selected vegetarian dishes, like quiche, salad, and spicy "chicken" sandwiches. Plus regular events like unplugged concerts and impromptu stand-up liven up the drafty winter evenings -- and by next summer expect even more event space plus rooftop greenhouses.