Java Island in Amsterdam is famous for its modern architecture and beautiful viewing points overlooking the city. Hidden in this remote posh neighbourhood you will find The Zuid, a typical warm pub where locals come to meet up, eat and drink.
The Zuid may be hidden in a residential area, but it is well worth a visit – if you are into very good cheese fondue and a nice selection of Belgian beers, that is. The food is tasty, affordable and you will definitely not leave with an empty stomach. It is truly one of the friendliest pubs I know, with smiling staff, a no-fuss atmosphere and most of all a great menu. If you want to eat for around six or seven (like many Dutchies do) a reservation is recommended. But at a later or earlier time you can probably just walk in.
P.S. I will let you in on a little secret: after you’re done eating at The Zuid take a small stroll across the street to the grass field. When you approach the water you will see some giant concrete steps. Go there. You will have the most stunning view of the city. You’re welcome!