Urban Beaches: Blijburg Aan Zee | Although this beach is not situated inside the city center, it still is considered as Amsterdam’s one true urban beach, complete with a sandy stretch and swimming waters. The beach itself is 250 meters long and 40 meters wide and constantly hopping with things to do. Urban beach season opens in June and ends in September -> Wednesdays through Sundays. Activities here include brunches on weekends, kid’s events, DJ’s and live bands throughout the months. The food here is absolutely wonderful and much of it seems to be organic and vegetarian. At nighttime there is always a campfire to curl up around and visitors here will enjoy the laid back vibe of the locals. This beach also happens to host a ton of parties, windsurfing workshops and a monthly car trunk sale.