Amsterdam is a city with so much to offer, but the northern quarter can sometimes get a little bit neglected by tourists – we think it’s a fantastic area of Amsterdam with loads of hidden gems! Unlike the more touristy areas of Amsterdam, the northern quarter sees far fewer visitors which means it has a much more authentic feel and gives you a real taste of true Dutch culture.
Here’s a few of our favourite things to do in Amsterdam-Noord.
Kick back and relax at ClinkNOORD
From beer pong and walking tours to live music and Yoga sessions, there’s always something going on at ClinkNOORD. Check out our events schedule here. If you’re feeling hungry we have that covered too – make your way to the CatalystCAFÉ for tea, coffee and tasty treats or if you need something a bit more hearty, order yourself a homemade meal from the ZincBAR.
Hire a bike and explore Amsterdam-Noord
Head to the ClinkNOORD reception and hire a bike for 24 hours for just €13.50. Once you’ve got your receipt, take a minute’s walk around to TIP Amsterdam underneath Tol huis Tuin (by the ferry) where you can pick from a selection of beautiful Dutch-style city bikes. Once you’ve got your bike, it’s time to start exploring!
Have a few drinks at the Oedipus Brewery Taproom
Where? Gedempt Hamerkanaal 85, 1021 KP Amsterdam
Just a short cycle from ClinkNOORD is the Oedipus Brewery Taproom. This creative craft brewery is nestled amidst an arty, industrial space and is home to a bar with draft beers and occasionally live music. If you fancy discovering more about their super tasty beer why not book yourself a tasting session or brewery tour.
For more info check out their website.
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Soak up the epic views from the A’DAM Tower
Where? Overhoeksplein 1, 1031 KS Amsterdam
Looming over the Amsterdam North skyline is the A’DAM Tower. This landmark 22-floor tower is home to a selection of bars, restaurants and a rooftop observation deck with stunning views across Amsterdam. It’s also a great spot to grab that all-important holiday selfie!
Grab a bite to eat at Tol Huis Tuin
Where? IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
Formerly the workers’ cantina of SHELL HQ, The Tol Huis Tuin is now a vibrant, multi-functional event space complete with a gallery, garden, music hall and café/restaurant. Best of all it is located just around the corner from ClinkNOORD!
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Make a visit to Schellingwouderpark
Where? Schellingwouderdijk 109, 1023 NA Amsterdam
One of our favourite spaces in this part of the city (and a real hidden gem in Amsterdam!) is a newly formed park called Schellingwouderpark. Less crowded than Vondelpark, it’s a great place to go for a stroll, take a picnic or go swimming in the summer.
Looking for more late night activities? Here’s some of the most interesting things you can do in Amsterdam at night!
Where? NDSM-Plein 28, 1033 WB Amsterdam
Once upon a time, the NDSM Wharf area was nothing but a rusty old shipyard. However, over the last few years, the area has blossomed into a cultural hotspot complete with cool bars, hipster-friendly cafes and nightclubs.
So there we have it, our guide to the top things to do in Amsterdam-Noord. Get Exploring!