At this towering sea rig off the coast of Amsterdam you can dine 22 metres above the water in a former pirate radio and TV station. Cosy in the winter and glorious in the summer when guests can dine on the roof terrace, the restaurant is open for lunch and three-course evening meals.
In the 1960s, the powers that be feared the corrupting influence of advertising on private TV and radio channels. So for four months in 1964, TV station Noordzee got around this by broadcasting from a floating platform off the North Sea coast. These pirate-private broadcasters introduced a generation of Dutch kids to the likes of Zorro and Mister Ed until the harbour police shut them down. Since 2011, REM Eiland has been permanently docked 22 metres above Amsterdam's harbour, and now houses this affable restaurant.
How to get there
Bus 48. This information is subject to change: for up-to-date public transport info check the GVB website.
Haparandadam 45, 1013 AP Amsterdam, Netherlands