The Eastern Docklands offer a full range of recreational and cultural facilities. You'll find 'cafés' (pubs) and restaurants everywhere, from up-market culinary locations to eating houses for residents. Not surprisingly, in this attractive environment with its wide views over water and intimate historical locations terrace life is flourishing. The Eastern Docklands are part of culture belt on the banks of the IJ, where you can dance passionately, listen to jazz, rock or classical music. Or visit an exposition if you want to add some depth to your lighthearted existence.
The district also provides perfect accommodations for a longer stay. There are stylish hotels, with the old city centre nearby and excellent public transport to other parts of Amsterdam. Eastern Docklands is the ideal base for bicycle tours to the east border of the city, where Amsterdam makes place for the marvellous landscape of the IJmeer banks. With the IJtram Express you will reach within ten minutes the city beach of IJburg. Parks and colourful shopping streets are to be found in the neighbouring Indische Buurt, and you can taste a piece of history on de Eastern Islands – once the head quarters of the Dutch East Indies Company. The famous Dapper market is at walking distance.