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Out on the town in Amsterdam

Here's top tips on what to do in the old wharf district and Amsterdam Noord.

Faralda

Check into a boutique design hotel in one of the iconic old port cranes, 50 meters above ground.

Faralda

NDSM-Plein 78, Amsterdam

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Pllek

Extend your evening into the small hours at Pllek, a restaurant, bar and club built out of shipping containers, with a pleasant waterside seating area on the beach.

Pllek

TT Neveritaweg 5, Amsterdam

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Stork

This fish restaurant housed inside a large port warehouse has an ­imposing industrial atmosphere and an airy canvas enclosed outdoor seating area on the quay.

Stork

Gedempt Hamerkanaal t.o. 96, Amsterdam

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Loetje aan ’t IJ

New restaurant at the marina. This building looks like a hybrid of a McDonald’s and something out of Kevin Costner’s Waterworld and features a phenomenal seaside view.

Loetje aan ’t IJ

Werfkade 14, Amsterdam

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Noorderlicht

Have a drink at the hip Noorderlicht bar and café, which looks like a greenhouse – if the greenhouse was built in the shape of a radiator of a 1940s racing car.

Noorderlicht

NDSM Plein 102, Amsterdam

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Café de Ceuvel

Moving further east in the Noord neighborhood brings you to the wooden self-built art colony entrepreneurs’ café. Located in a lush oasis on the waterfront, behind some anonymous Sopranos-like buildings.

Café de Ceuvel

Korte Papaverweg 4, Amsterdam

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Hotel De Goudfazant

A couple of rungs up the design ladder you’ll find Hotel De Goudfazant – an acclaimed restaurant, despite the hotel in its name. Exquisite cuisine is served in this expansive 1,200 square meter space.

Hotel De Goudfazant

Aambeeldstraat 10 H, Amsterdam

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Woodies at Berlin

Woodies Classic Boat Services is an established ­designer and manufacturer of exclusive ship interiors. Perfect for those who want to check out stunning designer furniture and industrial lighting. There is also a design store at the front of the premises.

Woodies at Berlin

Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 51, Amsterdam

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