At the Amstel in front of the beautiful Hermitage museum is a wooden dock. A dock where you can sometimes find art exhibitions like the Amsterdam Light Festival around January but most of the time you will see lovers kissing and caressing or friends having a good conversation. Everybody comes together here, especially during sunny summerdays!
This is one of the few spots I love to go and just sit. Whether it’s with friends strolling around or just relaxing by myself. The dock is such a peaceful place. I enjoy watching the boats go by and looking at the bridges on the other side of the Amstel. It makes me happy! Especially at night when all the lights reflect beautifully. And if you are lucky you could go and see a show at Royal Theatre Carré.
Tip: This dock is also a stop for the museum boat (check out this website) so it’s easy to combine with things like the Anne Frank House or The Rijksmuseum!
Hermitage dock | Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily