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Blijburg (Happy Village) - CLOSED

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hot day having ice cream by the beach

It's a short 15 to 20 minutes by tram from Amsterdam Central Station and you arrive in this... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
London, United Kingdom
A little off the beaten path but worth the trip

We took the #26 tram to Blijburg beach. It was a great afternoon spent in what felt like a lost... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2012
Megan M
Toronto, Canada
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17 Feb 2016
“IJburg - new Amsterdam with the best lake view”
12 Aug 2015
“hot day having ice cream by the beach”
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great beach at IJburg. Ijburg is an excellent place to visit. Nice restaurants and terasses on the harbour side. Great to learn stand up paddling or surfing on the beach side of IJburg. Strand Blijburg (beach Blijburg) is not only the best beach of Amsterdam...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

It's a short 15 to 20 minutes by tram from Amsterdam Central Station and you arrive in this entirely different world. There were 30 degrees C when I've been so not even the canals and the fan couldn't help, therefore we hit the beach. It...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Found out about the city beaches in amsterdam from the tourist guide-artificially created sandy beaches to play/sunbathe but only blijburg had water so you could swim. Took tram 26 from central station to ijburg then there was a considerable trek to find the infamous beach!...More

1  Thank realityjane
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Being from Southern California, would not expect to see a "beach" nor a "beach bar" in Amsterdam, but here it is! Awesome, I felt like I was in Venice, seriously, loved it. Sunny and warm, could not have asked for a more perfect day in...More

Date of experience: June 2012
5  Thank denisefromCA_AZ
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We took the #26 tram to Blijburg beach. It was a great afternoon spent in what felt like a lost hippie commune. The beach has such a wonderfully relaxed feel, we could have stayed at the pub all day enjoying the great food, home brewed...More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank Megan M
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Always windy, cold water, but a good feel/atmosfere. A bit of a quirky collection of buildings, could do with a bit more structure

Thank leistikov
Reviewed 27 December 2011

city beach with hippies, free atmosphere, it changes a lot..so check the new reviews

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