The Oostelijke Eilanden is a must-visit place when on tours in Amsterdam, especially if you love modern architecture, craft beers, museums, and so forth. This list of top 4 attractions in Eastern Islands of Amsterdam city begins with cultural tourist hubs or a bustling underground scene.
Visit Amsterdam Roest
The artificial beach-like area that is named after the capital city doubles as a warehouse bar, restaurant, a club, and has a lineup of festive events. Its concept is to provide a manmade area, which offers the ambiance of a thriving beach to the public. The good thing is that you will not have to explore the outskirts of the Netherlands for a beachside, as this is a tourist hub, which is both underground and laidback.
Stroll through Famous Bridges
While the Venice of the North is famous for its gorgeous canal houses, even the bridges here are a part of the architecture. The Eastern Isles are encircled by waterways and has footbridges that sail over it. One such example is the Python Bridge situated in Zeeburg borough. Other than the landmark to have won the International Footbridge Award in 2002, the neighborhood is home to several other scenic sights for architecture enthusiasts and shutterbugs. In fact, some of the bridges are spread across the Java-eiland is rife with modern houses and buildings that are sure to amaze you.
Visit the Scheepvaartmuseum
If your interests lie in maritime history, ship replicas, etc., this museum in Amsterdam is a must-visit. It is home to one of the extensive collections in the world, which is devoted to Dutch maritime history. It has three wings that house eye-popping displays of navigational instruments, ship decorations, maps, and several other audio-visual exhibits. One of the unique installations of the Dutch Maritime Museum is the replica of the trading ship, East Indiaman Amsterdam.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ
This bathhouse cum windmill turn brewery in 1985 has some house beers, three seasonal beers, and never shies away from trying out experimental brews. Much like the Heineken Experience, you can explore this place at an affordable cost to understand something about the beer brewing process and taste a house beer at the end of the tour.