Living in Amsterdam means you are still kind of close to the beach. Within an hour you can be walking on the beach (try Zandvoort which is the easiest, or Bloemendaal). Amsterdam does have kind of a beach (IJburg or Strand West), but for the real beachclub feel, you should head to La Tête.
Located on the West side of the Central Station (about a 15 to 20 minute walk) is a small, beachy area where the hectic part of Amsterdam isn’t allowed and where walking barefoot and having a drink in the sand is only the beginning. Sit down on one of the beach chairs and take a look around. You are now looking at the IJ-river and the other part of Amsterdam, the North.
It’s great to spend a morning or afternoon watching people take the ferries (or decide to take one yourself, they’re free), enjoying the many different boats passing along the canal or catching some sun. Complete with old, wooden structures, a brightly coloured van and some nice music in the evening, La Tête is a great pop-up getaway.
So when you’re not feeling like taking a train or a bus and do want to go to the beach, it’s La Tête you should visit. A perfect place to start your tour of the North of Amsterdam or escape the hectic streets in the city.
P.S. With no real address, take a close look at the map.
La Tête | Bars, Coffee & tea, Restaurants (Dutch/European) | Lunch or snack € 5
Stenen Hoofd 1013 AE
Wed – Thu & Sun 11:00 – 01:00, Fri – Sat 11:00 – 03:00