This remarkable building is located in one of the most scenic areas of Amsterdam-Noord. At a intersection of age-old water routes that farmers once used to bring their milk to the centre of town by boat, passers-by can now enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of Nobeltje, a liqueur from the island of Ameland. Unfortunately, there aren't many sailors left in this historical part of Amsterdam, but apart from that this family-run business is authentic and nostalgic. The menu on the other hand is completely contemporary with chic dishes like warm goat's cheese salad and smoked salmon with capers. Make sure you get here early, as the large garden and terrace on the dike fill up quickly.