Along the IJ river behind the Central Station, the North shore has developed significantly since the year 2000. The former ship dock NDSM-werf has redeveloped into a hip/fashionable area with several cafes and restaurants.
The EYE Filministituut opened as one of the new iconic building and the A'dam Tower is under development.
One of the nice things for visitors is that a number of cafes and restaurants have settled along the North shore of the IJ, making use of the fact they get sunshine all day long, and offer a great view over the river IJ. Here is a list of the places with sunny outdoor seating along the north shore of the IJ.
Pllek @ NDSM-werf
Noorderlicht @ NDSM Wharf