De IJ-kantine is a contemporary styled restaurant café on the old docks of Amsterdam. Every day the doors open at 9 am for coffee and breakfast. Later on, de IJ Kantine serves delicious lunches and dinners.
There are two entresols in the IJ Kantine. The lounge area with the fireplace is located here as well as the two meeting rooms. The atmospheric rooms are also used for private drinks and dinners. From every seat in the restaurant, you can enjoy the beautiful view looking out over the harbor of Amsterdam, the water of the IJ and the remarkable bar on the north side of the restaurant.
From March to October there is a beautiful, south-facing, waterfront terrace with parasols and characteristic lighting. You can imagine that you are far away from the Center of Amsterdam without actually being far away. The striking and transparent space of the IJ Canteen is also ideal for drinks and parties.
The IJ canteen is easily accessible from the center of Amsterdam, with the free ferry from the CS you can reach the NDSM wharf within ten minutes. In the summer this is also a wonderful way to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the ferry and all new developments on the banks of the IJ. You can also use your own boat and use the moorings right in front of the terrace.