Squatting is passé. New construction projects have displaced the alternative scene. New spaces have sprung up in the city district slowly emerging on the northern bank of the IJ. One of the meeting places for the creative and art-loving crowd is Café Noorderlicht on the old factory grounds of the NDSM shipyard. Artists are free to experiment near the former docks and in the halls, and there’s often a great party atmosphere. Menus that change daily offer memorable culinary experiences.