Best Islands in Amsterdam

Check out the top Islands in Amsterdam, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Marken
1. Marken
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62 local reviews
Marken, Marken
LocalityPolitical
Anita
Marken was an island in the Zuiderzee. For some time during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, Marken a…
Evy
Marken Few places are as unashamedly picturesque as the village of Marken, and thus, its location, a peninsula…
Willemijn
Former island, fishing village with characteristic wooden houses on stilts. Bus: 315 (R-NET) runs from Amsterd…
1. Marken
1. Marken
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62 local reviews
Marken, Marken
Anita
Anita
Marken was an island in the Zuiderzee. For some time during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, Marken and its inhabitants were the fo…
Evy
Evy
Marken Few places are as unashamedly picturesque as the village of Marken, and thus, its location, a peninsular stretching onto the IJsselme…
Willemijn
Willemijn
Former island, fishing village with characteristic wooden houses on stilts. Bus: 315 (R-NET) runs from Amsterdam Central Station to Marken a…
2. Pampus
2. Pampus
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21 local reviews
Pampus
Natural featureEstablishment
Robert
Visit this exciting fortress island and do the Pampus Xperience. Ferry leaves every morning (except Mondays) f…
Carmen En Dirk
Pampus is a famous island in the Netherlands. In the past ships had to wait there before having access to Amst…
Cynthia
A great fortified island in the IJ lake. You can take the ferry from Ijburg and when we have time we might bri…
2. Pampus
2. Pampus
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21 local reviews
Pampus
Robert
Robert
Visit this exciting fortress island and do the Pampus Xperience. Ferry leaves every morning (except Mondays) from the old harbor of Muiden (…
Carmen En Dirk
Carmen En Dirk
Pampus is a famous island in the Netherlands. In the past ships had to wait there before having access to Amsterdam. You can go there with a…
Cynthia
Cynthia
A great fortified island in the IJ lake. You can take the ferry from Ijburg and when we have time we might bring you with our own boat.
3. Kalverstraat
3. Kalverstraat
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414 local reviews
Kalverstraat, Amsterdam-Centrum
Route
Petra & Robert
Kalverstraat is one of the busiest and the most famous shopping street in the Netherlands. You will find here …
Marie-Claire
This is the main street for shopping. Here you will find the famous brands like Zara, H&M, Only, River Island,…
Misja
This street provides all the basic shops like Zara, H&M, River Island, etc. You will notice this is one long s…
3. Kalverstraat
3. Kalverstraat
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414 local reviews
Kalverstraat, Amsterdam-Centrum
Petra & Robert
Petra & Robert
Kalverstraat is one of the busiest and the most famous shopping street in the Netherlands. You will find here all the mainstream brands like…
Marie-Claire
Marie-Claire
This is the main street for shopping. Here you will find the famous brands like Zara, H&M, Only, River Island, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Di…
Misja
Misja
This street provides all the basic shops like Zara, H&M, River Island, etc. You will notice this is one long street that continues from De D…
4. Prinseneiland
4. Prinseneiland
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31 local reviews
Prinseneiland, Amsterdam-Centrum
Route
Eelco
This island, initially Middle Island, permitted under the (first three) Princes of Orange Prinseneiland be cal…
Seb
This is the area where me and my wife met and lived 11 years ago. Beautiful islands with very old houses and r…
Jasper
This is one of the most wanted areas to live. Really nice with the old houses, houseboats etc. Very nice to ch…
4. Prinseneiland
4. Prinseneiland
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31 local reviews
Prinseneiland, Amsterdam-Centrum
Eelco
Eelco
This island, initially Middle Island, permitted under the (first three) Princes of Orange Prinseneiland be called. It is surrounded by the P…
Seb
Seb
This is the area where me and my wife met and lived 11 years ago. Beautiful islands with very old houses and romantic white bridges over the…
Jasper
Jasper
This is one of the most wanted areas to live. Really nice with the old houses, houseboats etc. Very nice to check out! (The island can be se…
5. Hannekes Boom
5. Hannekes Boom
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332 local reviews
4 Dijksgracht, Amsterdam-Centrum
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+31 20 419 9820
RestaurantCafeBar
Remco
A really unique, a beach style restaurant on an island in the canal close to Amsterdam Central Station. At nig…
Nico
This is one of the best locations for a day in the sun. It’s always crowded, with people drinking at the picni…
Nazli
An island of hippie vibes right in the middle of the city, surrounded by water this cafe/bar is perfect to rel…
5. Hannekes Boom
5. Hannekes Boom
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332 local reviews
4 Dijksgracht, Amsterdam-Centrum
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+31 20 419 9820
Remco
Remco
A really unique, a beach style restaurant on an island in the canal close to Amsterdam Central Station. At night this place is magical with …
Nico
Nico
This is one of the best locations for a day in the sun. It’s always crowded, with people drinking at the picnic tables or sitting on the qua…
Nazli
Nazli
An island of hippie vibes right in the middle of the city, surrounded by water this cafe/bar is perfect to relax and enjoy the view, boats a…
6. Vuurtoreneiland
6. Vuurtoreneiland
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11 local reviews
Vuurtoreneiland
Natural featureEstablishment
Nanja
Vuurtoreneiland is an experience. If you are able to get a reservation (book a few months ahead or check their…
Judith
Ok... so far I didn't go here. BUT.... if you want a really special night with your gf/bf/normal friend/you..…
Rutger & Mariella
One of the coolest Restaurants ever. On an island - must book in advance however.
6. Vuurtoreneiland
6. Vuurtoreneiland
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11 local reviews
Vuurtoreneiland
Nanja
Nanja
Vuurtoreneiland is an experience. If you are able to get a reservation (book a few months ahead or check their Facebook for last minute offe…
Judith
Judith
Ok... so far I didn't go here. BUT.... if you want a really special night with your gf/bf/normal friend/you... go here! You can dine on this…
Rutger & Mariella
Rutger & Mariella
One of the coolest Restaurants ever. On an island - must book in advance however.
7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum
7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum
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593 local reviews
1 Kattenburgerplein, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+31 20 523 2222
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Anita
National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam Dutch: Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam Maritime Museum BuildingFirs…
Ray
Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Amsterdam maritime museum) has a rich and colorful collection of maritime artifacts and…
7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum
7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum
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593 local reviews
1 Kattenburgerplein, Amsterdam-Centrum
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+31 20 523 2222
Anita
Anita
National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam Dutch: Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam Maritime Museum BuildingFirst of the big Amsterdam museums…
Ray
Ray
Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Amsterdam maritime museum) has a rich and colorful collection of maritime artifacts and it takes hours just to walk t…
8. Forteiland Pampus
8. Forteiland Pampus
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4 local reviews
Forteiland Pampus, Muiden
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
Establishment
Nicolette
A visit to Pampus starts on the boat! In about 25 minutes you sail over the IJmeer to the Fort Island. 2 ferry…
Marten
Fort Island Pampus was built between 1887 and 1897. To defend Amsterdam a military master plan was conceived, …
Ruud
400 jear old fortress island. You can visit it with a ferry
8. Forteiland Pampus
8. Forteiland Pampus
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4 local reviews
Forteiland Pampus, Muiden
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
Nicolette
Nicolette
A visit to Pampus starts on the boat! In about 25 minutes you sail over the IJmeer to the Fort Island. 2 ferry services leave for the island…
Marten
Marten
Fort Island Pampus was built between 1887 and 1897. To defend Amsterdam a military master plan was conceived, the Defense Line of Amsterdam…
Ruud
Ruud
400 jear old fortress island. You can visit it with a ferry
9. Amsterdam Centraal
9. Amsterdam Centraal
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1044 local reviews
Stationsplein, Amsterdam-Centrum
Transit stationTrain stationBus station
Siete
Amsterdam Central Station is where the adventure starts for many tourists that visit the city. This beautiful …
Evy
Amsterdam Central Station Located in the center of the city, Amsterdam Central Station is the largest railway …
Peter
The place where trains, busses, trams, ferries and bicycles converge. Designed by Kuiper, the 19th century arc…
9. Amsterdam Centraal
9. Amsterdam Centraal
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1044 local reviews
Stationsplein, Amsterdam-Centrum
Siete
Siete
Amsterdam Central Station is where the adventure starts for many tourists that visit the city. This beautiful building was built between 188…
Evy
Evy
Amsterdam Central Station Located in the center of the city, Amsterdam Central Station is the largest railway station in the Netherlands, as…
Peter
Peter
The place where trains, busses, trams, ferries and bicycles converge. Designed by Kuiper, the 19th century architect who also designed the R…
10. 't Blaauwhooft
10. 't Blaauwhooft
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25 local reviews
1 Hendrik Jonkerplein, Amsterdam-Centrum
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+31 20 623 8721
CafeRestaurantPoint of interest
Martine
This is such a nice local bar / restaurant. With a lot of people from our little city center islands. Well kno…
10. 't Blaauwhooft
10. 't Blaauwhooft
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25 local reviews
1 Hendrik Jonkerplein, Amsterdam-Centrum
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+31 20 623 8721
Martine
Martine
This is such a nice local bar / restaurant. With a lot of people from our little city center islands. Well known for its delicious hamburger…
11. Pllek
11. Pllek
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602 local reviews
59 T.T. Neveritaweg, Amsterdam-Noord
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+31 20 290 0020
RestaurantCafePoint of interest
Manon
Pllek is openminded, not connected, surprisingly, warm and creative, focusing on conscious living and sustain…
Bernice
Take a free ferry to NDSM island (one leaves from Central Station, one from Westerdok) to this funky place wit…
Sjoerd
Great place for drinks, lunch, dinner, sitting on a beach with superb views over the IJ. Get a real island fee…
11. Pllek
11. Pllek
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602 local reviews
59 T.T. Neveritaweg, Amsterdam-Noord
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+31 20 290 0020
Manon
Manon
Pllek is openminded, not connected, surprisingly, warm and creative, focusing on conscious living and sustainability. The food is mostly or…
Bernice
Bernice
Take a free ferry to NDSM island (one leaves from Central Station, one from Westerdok) to this funky place with good food on the waterfront…
Sjoerd
Sjoerd
Great place for drinks, lunch, dinner, sitting on a beach with superb views over the IJ. Get a real island feeling in the middle of the city…
12. Restaurant Beachclub Lust!
12. Restaurant Beachclub Lust!
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7 local reviews
1 Zandeiland Één, Vinkeveen
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+31 294 290 382
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Short Stay
Great restaurant located at an island. Watch the amazing sunset while having a good diner
12. Restaurant Beachclub Lust!
12. Restaurant Beachclub Lust!
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7 local reviews
1 Zandeiland Één, Vinkeveen
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+31 294 290 382
Short Stay
Short Stay
Great restaurant located at an island. Watch the amazing sunset while having a good diner