When this is your first time visiting Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, the Vondelpark and the Dam Square are highlights you don’t want to miss. But maybe we can help you explore the less known areas surrounding Amsterdam, such as Durgerdam and Monnickendam in the beautiful Waterland. This unique landscape can be found less than 10 minutes from IJburg. Or visit the Rivierenbuurt or Spaandammerbuurt and enjoy the Amsterdam urban planning tradition. We would love to help you plan your trip!
IJburg is a new neighbourhood on the east side of the city and was build 15 years ago on the new islands in the IJmeer. It has since become an attractive city district with shops, cafes, a city beach and restaurants in the harbour.
This young neighbourhood focusses on greenery, sustainability, architecture and quality of life. Cycling routes run though the Diemerpark and lead to the exciting Amsterdam districts the Watergraafsmeer, Oost, Zuid and Centrum.
But IJburg itself also has a lot to offer. The shopping centre is close by and the IJburglaan and Pampuslaan have nice alternative shops, restaurants and coffeehouses. There are sunny terraces and cosy bars and restaurants at the harbour. The city beach has a beautiful view on the lake (IJmeer) and a beach club with good food and drinks.
The beautiful Waterland landscape, which offers cycling trips to Monnickendam and Marken, is within cycling distance of IJburg. Cycle across the dyke and through the reeds to Holysloot and admire the blunt tower between wooden houses and the grasslands with cows. Or cycle over the Muiderzeedijk to Muiden, and visit the medieval castle Muiderslot. Or take the boat to Fort Pampus and experience the peace and quite of the IJmeer. The boat leaves from the IJburg harbour. The fort is part of the Stelling van Amsterdam, a beautiful cycling route around Amsterdam. The old fortresses of the Stelling were all given a new cultural destination.
The Diemerpark is the neighbouring park and offers space for walking, running, rollerblading and cycling.
Our bicycle repair shop offers rental bikes. We can advise you on rental and bicycle routes.