Strand West ,Amsterdam This is one of the larger beaches, which is located in Amsterdam West. You can reach it by bike; use your map to find Houtmankade/Spaarndammerstraat) and find the Houthavens (between Van Diemenstraat and Tasmanstraat). The beach is located along the IJ banks. Public transport: take bus 22 from Central Station (the one in western direction!), and get off at stop 'Spaarndammerstraat'.(turkeyarena.com) From there it is a few minutes' walk.