8. There's an event space in the former storage/jail cells under "the Multatuli bridge"
The Torensluis bridge (or "brug"), also known as Brug 9, is Amsterdam's widest. Up top it used to be a tower, a market square, and now boasts a statue of "Multatuli" (the Dickens of Amsterdam and a father of Fair Trade, who chose an unfortunate pen name that sounds like suffering in Latin and orgasming in Finnish -- true story). But it's underneath the bridge -- in the former storage rooms and holding cells for criminals -- where the party is. Only occasionally. For private artistic and/or local events, mostly. Start making friends in the area to get an invite.
That marine base on Kattenburg island (the only pixelated part of Amsterdam Center on Google Maps and Ayaan Hirsi Ali's former hideout) is opening to the public... after 350 years, the marines have decided it's time to start moving out. It's happening in stages, starting with the southern Voorwerf area, the oldest part of the base, which has now been turned into offices and a park. Over the next few years, more of the military will move out to be replaced by cafes, businesses, and researchers. The first place to stuff your face, Pension Homeland, will open in the old officer mess hall in June, with a pool room and short- or long-term places for professionals to crash.