The historic Westerpark neighborhood is buzzing with several cultural venues and other tourist attractions, where people can taste food or spend timeouts when on tours in Amsterdam all the year round. If you are planning to spend an idle evening somewhere outdoors, this Dutch neighborhood has plenty of things to fulfill your culinary or picnic plans. Below is a compilation of the top 3 must-try things to include into your Amsterdam tours itinerary.
Taste Beer in Local Breweries
Two of the top breweries of the capital city recently started operations in Westerpark, so you can go on a beer trip in the neighborhood. If you want to drink light and socialize, Troost, which is tucked away in a spacious floor in the complex of Westergasfabriek, is worth a visit for a plethora of craft beer alongside flammkuchen, tasty hamburgers, and so forth. Another brewery worth visiting is De Prael situated in Houthavens port. You can go there for quadrupel with 11.5 percent ABV, a selection of ales, and other blended beers.
Play Arcade Games at Ton Ton Club
This venue in Westergasfabriek doubles as a restaurant cum arcade bar. Who said only kids could play arcade games? Here, most of the folks playing retro video games in gaming machines are grownups. Note that you will need to get tokens for whatever you are planning to play, be it Dance Dance Revolution, Pinball, redemption games, and so forth. It is one of the places for those who are game for anything in life. The restaurant serves a mostly Japanese-themed menu, and there is a rooftop interspersed with tabletop games for evenings and warmer days.
Het Stenen Hoofd
Protruding into River IJ from Amsterdam’s Westerdok body of water, this grassy harbor pier has turned into a cultural spot in the recent past. The outdoor site hosts food carnivals, and food festivals, Pluk de Nacht, and several film carnivals. In fact, even if there is not a lot unfolding here, visit the cultural hub on a summer day, and you can find natives swimming and sunbathing, and having a relaxing good time. Further, you can get into a ferry from the pier that juts into the IJ River and journey to NSDM for exploring more urban beaches in the capital city.