Just how cool a city can be to have its own islands? With so much water all over the place and so many bridges to cross it, one could easily say that Amsterdam is all made of little islands. Which could be true, I guess.
But there is definitely a big difference between the kind of feel you get when being in the central area of Amsterdam and the kind of feel you get when on the Java Eiland. This place is like an oasis of peace, nature and modern architecture (perfectly combined), just a few tram stations away for Amsterdam Centraal.
On a sunny day, I like to come here and relax, laying on the grass and simply looking around. The area nearby Java Eiland is just as peaceful and amazing. Here are some photos: