Amsterdam’s Noord side is quickly becoming the home to some of the city’s best bars. SkateCafe is a prime example. Part restaurant/bar, part skate bowl, its home is a warehouse on Gedempt Hamerkanaal.

The unwelcoming atmosphere of the surrounding industrial estate during the day is transformed on busy evenings, with skaters, groups of friends and Noord locals mixing long into the night.

SkateCafe is only open Wednesday-Saturday. On Wednesdays it hosts skate lessons, and the rest of the time various events are programmed (such as the Outslick Magazine launch we attended).