The spectacular, smooth planes of the EYE form one of the coolest buildings in Amsterdam (p. ###), with views through great glass windows over the ever-changing architectural horizons of the IJ waterway. The suntrap terrace of the bar-restaurant gets two stars for its location (take the free ferry from Buiksloterweg at Centraal Station; see p. ###), but one star for its gourmet offerings: insubstantial and predictably Dutch dishes are served during the day, offering aged Gouda cheeses, salads, soups, and sandwiches. The evening offerings are a little more imaginative, incorporating fish, steak, and vegetarian risottos, but flickering nighttime views across the harbor more than compensate.
Our Rating Neighborhood Noord Amsterdam Hours Tues–Thurs and Sun 10am–1am, Fri–Sat 10am–2am Transportation Free ferry from Buiksloterweg at Centraal Station Phone 020/589-1402 Prices Lunch €4.50–€8.50, supper €18–€25 Cuisine Type International Web site EYE Bar-Restaurant
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