NDSM-kade 5


About us

De IJ-kantine is a contemporary industrial styled restaurant café. We are open daily from 09.00 till 24.00h where you are welcome for a classic breakfast, warm lunch or a finger licking dinner.

The restaurant is equipped with an impressive 18 meter long bar, high ceiling, has an industrial look and feel and a breath-taking view over the IJ. Here you can find plenty of space to catch up on your news, read a book or have a good chat with a friend or colleague whilst enjoy delicious food from our kitchen. In case you are looking for a peaceful and quite spot, you can make use of our entresol. This balcony overlooks the entire restaurant and is equipped with a cozy warm fireplace.

Meeting rooms

For more privacy we can offer you one of the two meeting rooms at our disposal. Both rooms, HavenKamer and Douweszaal, have an impressive view over the water, broad daylight and are fully equipped with sound and visual systems. These rooms can be used for meetings/trainings as well as private drinks and dinners.


For the months March – October you can also grab a seat on one of Amsterdam’s largest and gorgeous terraces. Here you will find yourself sitting by the water, overlooking the harbor and Amsterdam center, whilst enjoying the sun shinning from early morning all through late evening. Parasols, characteristic lighting and a cold beverage complete the perfect setting.


The restaurant is easily accessible by any form of transportation you choose. From Amsterdam Central Station in direction of NDSM you can take refreshing free of charge ferry ride. A short 10 minute ride will bring you right at our doorstep. If you are travelling by car, there is always enough parking space in the near vicinity. Parking costs are € 1,30 p/hour. In case you are really feeling adventurous as have rented a boat to cruise the canals of Amsterdam, you are welcome to make use of the public docking possibilities in the Amsterdam Marina harbour. It’s just in front of the ship “Pollux”, look for the three yellow masts.

We are open daily from 9:00 am. Our kitchen closes at 10:00 pm.