IJver Amsterdam is a quirky restaurant bar, based in a warehouse and serving tasty Dutch-French cuisine. I actually came across it by mistake, taking the wrong ferry when travelling from the Sir Adam Hotel where I was staying.
This happy accident meant I discovered a completely new (for me) part of the city. And I also got to sample the all-day dining and drinking extravaganza that is IJver.
IJver Amsterdam can be found in NDSM, part of North Amsterdam and a 15 minute ferry ride away from Amsterdam centre. Ferries are free to use and make the journey every 15-20 minutes.
This historic ship wharf is full of semi-derelict warehouses and young, creative businesses making the most of cheap rent. This area is also home to big, one off music events and some amazing street art.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner – this place serves food all day. Or just a few drinks with friends.
IJver is one of my all-time favourite haunts in Amsterdam. To see more, head to the I Was Here page. Here you’ll discover a roundup of the best restaurants, cafés and culture spots in town, all tried and tested by yours truly.
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