9x The Best Rooftop Terraces in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is gifted with many cool places which includes a rich selection of rooftop terraces and bars. The view from the top on its own is breathtaking but with a beautiful sunset, a movie night or a classical concert, your evening cannot get much better. Read all about the best rooftop bars in Amsterdam below!
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The perfect place to escape the city, enjoy the sun with friends and immerse yourself in a green setting in East. You can have breakfast, brunch, bubbles, lunch and dinner on the rooftop on the 8th floor of Hotel Casa 400. Check the opening hours on the website in advance, to make sure they are open.
Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4
CANVAS (7th Floor)
Enjoy 360° views of Amsterdam East while enjoying your favorite cocktail and of course the sun! On weekends, this rooftop bar is transformed into a nightclub and during the summer months, many events take place. Maybe the best thing, every Sunday from 13:00 you can even try to conquer a spot in one of the hot tubs while enjoying live music.
When you arrive at the central station and do not want to walk very far, the Skylounge at the Doubletree by Hilton is the perfect spot. You have a view over the old town, the IJ and on the other side a completely different piece of Amsterdam; North. Do not miss the live music during the RoofTop Sessions and keep an eye on the Facebook page!
THE TWENTY THIRD BAR
One of the more fancy rooftop bars in town: The Twenty Third Bar on top of the Okura Hotel. The rooftop bar is located on the 23rd floor with an amazing panoramic view over Amsterdam. Make sure to dress smart casual!
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
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Even from the ferry, the tower is not to be missed. Visit Shell’s former headquarters and take the unique lift to the highest level for a 360° of the city. The view from the A’DAM LOOKOUT will surprise you. For the real dare devils there is an over the edge swing. This is the highest swing of Europe! Seen enough? Then move down to Moon for dinner or to sky bar Madam for cocktails until late hours.
Nemo may have the biggest roofterrace in the city. The terrace is completely free, so you only have to take quite a few steps to get to the top. You can take your own drinks and food on the roofterrace. From June till August, the roof will be open daily until 21:00 o’clock. On Thursday evenings, the Conservatorium of Amsterdam will perform live music. Check out the music programme on their website!
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Just behind Dam Square in the W Hotel you will find an extraordinary rooftop bar with a view over the Dam and Magna Plaza. And the best thing? The roof is equipped with a swimming pool. If the sun goes down and you have enjoyed the day swimming or hanging by the pool, don’t leave just yet! The sunsets are extraordinary!
The REM Island is not just a platform. Back in the day the platform was used to broadcast illegal radio. At that point it was located just outside the borders in the Noordzee. Now it’s the ideal place to be truly out of town and enjoy a drink or dinner overlooking the water.
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On the edge of the Rembrandt Park, on the seventeenth floor of the Ramada Apollo Hotel you can find Floor17. A rooftop bar at 85 meters altitude where you can enjoy a nice cold drink or a drink with a movie during one of the movie nights.