“It’s an escape from the city, in the city,” says the founder Stanja. Overlooking a beautiful Iake from every corner of the venue, colourful urban hangout Blijburg might be so close to Amsterdam in kilometres, but with the surrounding nature and architectural ornaments, such as wood from Sri Lanka, it feels like you are in another world far from the crowded city streets. With super-fast Wi-Fi, Blijburg is an ideal spot for a business meeting. Otherwise, just enjoy a lovely lunch overlooking the ‘newfound land’. Meanwhile, Blijburg’s own chapel is the perfect place for a wedding.