Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



REM Eiland

REM Eiland is towering 22m above the IJ, this vivid red, oil rig–like structure was built in the 1960s as a pirate radio and TV broadcaster and now houses an extraordinary restaurant, with a 360-degree panorama over the industrial docklands and passing river traffic. Reached by steep metal staircases (or a lift/elevator), the dining rooms open onto wraparound platforms; the rooftop ex-helipad has an outdoor bar. Casual lunches (gourmet sandwiches et al) segue to bar snacks then dinner mains like lamb with marinated artichokes and port wine sauce or polenta with roasted pumpkin. Reservations recommended, especially for window and platform tables.

REM Eiland – an unique experience

REM Eiland was an important piece of history for the Dutch, the first commercial Dutch television channel TV Noordzee was broadcast from here. The entire project was “crowd-funded” through shares and everyone wanted a piece! But, all good things come to an end. Luckily the end of TV Noordzee did not necessarily mean the end of REM Eiland as well. The island was brought to shore and placed in the Houthavens of Amsterdam. The island was then fully renovated into a restaurant, but kept some of its original elements.

When you set foot on the island you can immediately feel the history of REM Eiland. The floor with the restaurant area used to be the old helicopter platform. Some of the old broadcasting equipment kept remained and are now part of the interior of the restaurant. Come and have a look for yourself. Our staff is excited to welcome you at REM Eiland.

Opening Hours

The restaurant is open every day from 12:00 until 22:00.

In the neighbouhood


REM Eiland
HAPARANDADAM 45, Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 688 55 01


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