For many of us, it’s been a strange year so far. Thankfully though, it appears that things are slowly getting back to normal- yay! If you’ve missed your summer holiday but are still on the hunt for a sunny ‘vaycay’ then listen up. We can’t promise you pristine white beaches and bottomless Pina Coladas, but we can promise a city break with a difference. We know a city visit isn’t your typical summer getaway but don’t fear, there are plenty of summer activities in Amsterdam. Grab your swim shorts, and the sun cream, it’s time to head to ClinkNOORD and enjoy Costa Del Clink!

City Beaches in Amsterdam

Amsterdam the New Normal: Cota Del Clink

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Summer wouldn’t be complete without a spot of sunbathing, an ice cream and a dip in the sea to cool off. It’s time to grab your swimsuit and make a splash in one of Amsterdams City Beaches – please no budgie smugglers!  Check out the list below for some top spots to soak up the rest of the summer sun!

1. NEMO terrace

Complete with cool views of Amsterdam, the NEMO terrace is a local favourite. Although you can’t take a dip here the views more than makeup for it. FYI new measures mean access is for NEMO museum visitors only or by paying a fee (€3.50).

2. Pllek

Cafe-restaurant with city beach at NDSM wharf in Amsterdam North.

3. Strand Zuid

City beach pavilion located at Europaplein 22 near Beatrixplein and RAI.

4. DOK Amsterdam

New city beach area and restaurant located just off the Amstel river near Overamstel metro station.

There are also some real beaches at Zandvoort or Bloemendaal – which make for great spots to watch the sunset and have a meal on a summer evening.

Alfresco Dining

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Nothing screams summer holiday more than a bit of alfresco dining. Food just seems to taste better when you’re eating outdoors with the wind in your hair and the sun beaming down on you. Although Amsterdam gets nippy during the winter months, it has a pretty long list of al fresco dining spots. Thanks to the city’s impressive architecture, eating outdoors in Amsterdam is a real delight! Below are a few of our favourites:

1. SkyLounge

This award-winning rooftop lounge bar boasts impressive views of the Dutch capital and offers some proper tasty grub!

2. Mossel & Gin

Popular with the hipsters and the cool kids, this laid-back hangout is the perfect place to tuck into some seafood and a few cocktails.

3. Mediamatic Biotoop

Mediamatic Biotoop is an art centre that has a unique solution to physical distancing. Rather than dining outdoors, here you can chow down on some tasty fare whilst sitting safely in your very own private greenhouse.

Costa Del Clink

We don’t like to brag but we think that ClinkNOORD is the perfect spot for a summer vacation in Amsterdam. You can grab yourself a cocktail at our onsite ZincBAR, chill out at the CataslystCAFE or relax under the stars in the GalaxyROOM.  We’re just a stones’ through from all the activities mentioned above and the ideal location to enjoy the rest of the summer in Amsterdam. It’s also our 5th anniversary coming up so we are in the mood for a good time – so come and join the festivities! Best of all, our staff are clued up with loads of travel tips and we’re super affordable. Whether you’re a family, solo traveller or group looking for a summer getaway in Europe – Costa Del Clink is the place to be!

Book your stay today and ClinkNOORD and you’ll be enjoying a cocktail and soaking up the summer vibes in no time!