This way you will keep your head cool during hot days in Amsterdam

The first heat wave in Amsterdam this summer is almost a fact and that will bring a lot of warm clammy days obviously. The temperature rises, all the parks in the city are packed and sun screen is selling out fast. Enough reasons to seek some refreshment during those sunny hot days.

1. Pllek - NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam North

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Pllek is a self-claimed creative hotspot on the NDSM Wharf in the North of Amsterdam. Besides the delicious (vegan) food and drinks they serve in the restaurant, you can also enjoy the sun on the artificial beach and with a gorgeous view over the water and all the boats that pass the IJ canal. An absolute must to experience!

Their openings hours are as follows:

Monday till Thursday: 09:30 – 01:00.
Friday and Saturday: 09:30 – 03:00.
Sunday: 09:30 – 01:00.

Because Pllek is also a venue for a variety of events, you can also go there if you need a break from tanning. For more information and their agenda, please go to

2. De Mirandabad - close to the station RAI in the South of Amsterdam

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De Mirandabad is one of the most beautiful swimming pools in the city. With its iconic round rooftop you can spot this pool from far. The swimming pool has a subtropical wave pool, a 25-meter pool and of course an outdoor swimming pool with a toddlers' pool that is open all summer. Enough reasons to visit this pool!

For more information and opening hours please see their website

3. Roest - Amsterdam East

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Roest in the East of Amsterdam is a hip restaurant, bar and perfect hangout to enjoy the beautiful weather. They have enough place where you can sit with your feet in the sand. They also have several hammocks and you can sit on close to the canal. It is even possible to come to Roest by boat. If it's getting really warm, you can go for a swim in the canals. A good time guaranteed!

Due to renovations, Roest is temporarily opened less frequently. The opening hours for now are as follows:

For more information please go to the following page

4. Brediusbad  - Amsterdam West

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The Brediusbad is a heated outdoor swimming pool near the Westerpark in Amsterdam West. It has a swimming pool of 33 by 25 meters, a swimming pool suitable for children and a paddling pool for the little ones among us. Heated showers, covered changing rooms and lockers are also available. A food stand is available for a refreshing drink or to get some food and various picnic tables are on the grass to enjoy a delicious lunch.

Curious? For more information and opening times go to the website of the swimming pool

5. De Ceuvel - Amsterdam North

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The Ceuvel in Amsterdam Noord is a cultural hotspot and fully self-sufficient. In addition to the cafe where you can eat and drink delicious and sustainable food, you can also enjoy the water and you are even allowed to swim in the water. The perfect place to cool off during the hot days in Amsterdam.

On their website you will find what exactly Ceuvel is, what they stand for and what events are being held.

6. Strand Zuid - Amsterdam Zuid

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Right next to the RAI station you will find the Strand Zuid beach. You can relax here with a drink after a long day of work. But also during the weekend you can come here for a snack, drink and the many events that are organised there. In addition to the terrace where you can sit, you can also relax on the landscaped beach. Perfect to get rid of that winter skin. for more information about this hotspot.