Overhoeks is a very much 'hip and happening' area across the river IJ, at the back of Amsterdam Central Station. The area used to be owned by the Shell Oil company, but has been taken over by Amsterdam to develop it into an new urban area.
At Overhoeks you find the iconic white EYE Filminstitute building, the A'dam Tower, the Tolhuistuin (restaurant/cafe) and the 3d Print Canal House project (which moved in 2015 a bit north).
It has just been decided to start a new building project here, to make two new towers, an apartment building and a large hotel with convention centre.
The grass field (Overhoekspark) next to the EYE Filminstitute is becoming one of the more popular places to have a picnic - here you have a wonderful view over the IJ.
Overhoeks can easily be reached by taking the free ferry (Buiksloterwegveer). This ferry takes a few minutes and goes day and night. After leaving the ferry boat, you walk to the left toward the tall tower - this is the A'dam Tower.
The ferry 'Buiksloterwegveer' can be extremely busy, particularly during the rush hour and on nice sunny weekend days.
EYE Filminstituut and Overhoeks Tower
Tower Overhoeks (restaurant Toren at the foot)
3d Print Canal house project