Did you know Amsterdam has a lighthouse? Vuurtoreneiland is a small island in the IJmeer, Netherlands, just off the coast of Durgerdam. The island’s main function is as a base for a lighthouse; a military fort on the island was abandoned in the 1930s.
The only time you can visit this island is during summer when there is an pop-up café and restaurant. Located inside a specially constructed greenhouse, the restaurant presents a locally-produced menu on the shores of one of Amsterdam’s most rugged, exotic and little-seen locales.