Party Earth Review Perched on a mound of sand on the edge of Ijburg – Amsterdam’s newest neighborhood and home to the city’s latest man-made beach – Blijburg is a popular hotspot for young city dwellers in search... ... read full review
Muiderlaan 1001 1087
Ijburg, Amsterdam –
Perched on a mound of sand on the edge of Ijburg – Amsterdam’s newest neighborhood and home to the city’s latest man-made beach – Blijburg is a popular hotspot for young city dwellers in search of a nearby oasis for sunbathing and partying.
The beach itself overlooks expansive canals and lagoons that seep into the North Sea, and the cabana-like bar and café adds a welcome tropical touch to this otherwise urban setting.
The bar/café on Blijburg Beach, which offers a spacious patio with both covered and open areas that attract a fun-loving crowd during the summer, features a rustic, candlelit décor punctuated by beads and tassels dangling from cushions, tapestries, and door frames.
The beach area consists of a small stage for live music and plenty of beach umbrellas, tables, comfy chairs, and beanbags, as well as various stands that sell drinks and snacks.
The lively atmosphere is helped along by the lighthearted and easily approachable guests who come to bask in the sun with a cocktail, play volleyball in the water, or watch the scene from their anchored boats nearby.
With its easygoing attitude, good food, and laid-back environment, Blijburg offers a friendly setting for locals, city folk, visitors, and everyone in between.
Mostly tanned and carefree Amsterdammers, 20s to 30s+.
DJs spin electro beats, pop hits, and beachy tunes every F–Sa with a live jam band every Su. Schedule of live bands playing rock, reggae, and funk other nights may be found on venue's website. Various acts are slated throughout the year for night parties.
Sandwiches, burgers, vegetarian wraps, salads, bar snacks, rib-eye steaks, and seafood dishes.
Cover charge Sa €5–€10. Snacks and sandwiches €5.50, burgers €8.50, salads €6.50–€8.50, entrées €10–€15.
Any day or night during summer, especially for club nights on Thursdays through Saturdays when Blijburg stays open a bit later than usual.