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17 X Best rooftop bars in Amsterdam to visit this summer

9 April 2024
Photo credit: © Luminar

Summer is here! What better way to celebrate than sipping at one of Amsterdam’s rooftop bars? We’ve updated the list of the city’s coolest rooftop spots for summer 2024. Join us for long summer evenings you’d typically only find in cities like New York or Hong Kong. The list grows each year, sometimes with new additions that just don’t fit any more. These Amsterdam rooftops are perfect for a drink date in any part of town, from chic rooftop bars to laid-back spots with a Berlin vibe. Are you in the mood for a cocktail or an ice-cold beer?

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17 x best rooftops in Amsterdam to have a drink at

Restaurant Moon

Nowhere offers such a breathtaking view as Restaurant Moon in the A’DAM Tower. Extra fun: the restaurant rotates, so your view is constantly changing. Since the restaurant is on the 19th floor, it would be a shame if you didn’t take in the 360˚ panoramic view. Therefore, this restaurant rotates once an hour. In addition to a spectacular view, you can enjoy high-quality food and drinks – another reason to visit this special place.
Overhoeksplein 3, Amsterdam, restaurantmoon.nl

Moon

© Restaurant Moon

Helling7

Okay, Helling7 may not have a true rooftop bar, but their huge terrace at a high altitude is no less impressive. Moreover, you can enjoy the best view of the water and the city. In my opinion, this is reason enough to take the ferry to Noord!
tt. Melissaweg 57, Amsterdam, helling7.nl

New restaurants Amsterdam Helling7

© Helling7

Soho House

Soho House requires a membership – or friends with a membership – but it’s worth it: where else can you find a rooftop swimming pool in Amsterdam? Granted, Soho House is not the only place with these facilities, but it’s a great place to be. They serve an extensive menu in the summer with sushi and light snacks. In winter, you can take a refreshing dip and enjoy the extraordinary view of the city while swimming.
Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam, sohohouse.com/houses/soho-house-amsterdam

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© Soho House

LuminAir

Let’s be honest; you might have the best view in Amsterdam from the new rooftop bar, Luminair. LuminAir, The Bar Above Amsterdam, is an excellent spot for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap after dining in the heart of Amsterdam Centrum. LuminAir offers an escape from the bustling city below, drawing inspiration from Amsterdam’s energy, art, and ever-changing skies. I’m curious to see what’s on the menu this year and look forward to sunny moments at great heights. Expect modern and international bar bites perfect for day, night, and everything in between!
Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam – luminairamsterdam.com

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© LuminAir

FITZ’S ON THE ROOF

Amsterdam East gained a new rooftop bar last year. And what a gem it is! Fitz’s on the Roof is the chic rooftop bar at the beautiful Pillows Maurits at the Park. This rooftop in a stunning historic building opens in good weather for cocktails with a view. Enjoy bar bites from Fitz’s Bar on the rooftop. They’ll confirm opening times daily at 12 p.m. via their website. If they’re open, they welcome guests from Tuesday to Saturday from 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m.!
Mauritskade 61, 1092 AD Amsterdam – fitzsbaramsterdam.com

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© FITZ’S ON THE ROOF

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SELVA EN SONORa

This new rooftop bar and sky restaurant in Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2023. Selva and Sonora are located on the 24th floor of the Nhow hotel in Amsterdam South. What can you expect here? Latin American flavours, stunning views, a restaurant, and a cocktail bar. This rooftop is huge, spanning 700m2 for the ultimate summer feel, as if you’re in a global city like New York.
Europaboulevard 2b, 1078 RV Amsterdam – selva-restaurant.com

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© SELVA EN SONORa

Ventuno

Near the Omval, Ventuno is the new sky lounge bar at the Ruby Emma hotel (formerly QO hotel). It’s a beautiful venue with international allure. Step into a world-city vibe where dinners flow seamlessly into club nights. Stay for post-dinner cocktails and views. The menu is Italian-American-inspired, and there’s live entertainment on weekends.
Amstelvlietstraat 4, Amsterdam – ventunoskylounge.com

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© VENTUNO

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Hasta La Vista Baby

At “Hasta La Vista, Baby!” they combine the best of Spain and Portugal at great heights. This new sky bar and restaurant on the Zuid-As is located on the 19th floor of the (fairly new) INNSiDE by Meliá Amsterdam hotel. Dine and sip with breathtaking views from lunch to dinner, or enjoy a great cocktail at the bar.
Eduard van Beinumstraat 40, Amsterdam – hastalavista.baby
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© Hasta La Vista Baby

GAPP

From this rooftop, you can look out over the Amstel and even see Amsterdam’s skyline! Bring your own blanket, and it’ll feel like you’re in the park but with much better views and service.
Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, Amsterdam – hotelcasa.nl

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© GAPP

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Bret

At Bret, you don’t just dine indoors. They also have a lovely rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the view, your surroundings, and the lively vibe. This large red container is hard to miss in Amsterdam West!
Orlyplein 76, Amsterdam – bret.bar

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© Bret

BAR BISTRO Bureau

Another gem on the list: Bureau Amsterdam on Johan Huizingalaan. Enjoy lunch and dinner on the beautiful rooftop terrace with a good glass of wine. Looking for a creative environment? You’ve found it at Bureau!
Johan Huizingalaan 763, Amsterdam – barbistrobureau.nl

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© BAR BISTRO Bureau

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Canvas op de 7e

This rooftop in East remains a favourite! Sunny weather on the way? Make sure to get there early as the rooftop is almost always full. Thanks to the laid-back vibe here, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy beers with friends at the wooden picnic tables.
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam – volkshotel.nl

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© Canvas op de 7e

On The Roof

On the roof of an industrial building in Amsterdam-North, you can once again attend the On the Roof festival this summer. We’ve been fans of this mini-festival for a few years now. While musicians from around the world perform, you can watch the sunset and dance. How fun! We hope events can resume at On The Roof soon. Unfortunately, the founder of On The Roof has passed away, and it’s not yet clear what will happen with the programming for 2024.
Johan van Hasseltweg 39, Amsterdam – on-the-roof.com

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© On The Roof

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W Lounge

In the heart of Amsterdam, you can enjoy luxury all day long at this rooftop. We secretly love the evenings the most. Cocktails and heels come out, the lights dim, and you have a beautiful view from one of the best rooftops in Amsterdam. Bonus: there’s also a pool! But officially, it’s only for hotel guests.
Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam – wamsterdam.nl

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W Lounge ,Amsterdam

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Restaurant REM & Rooftopbar

Atop the REM Eiland is a panoramic rooftop where you can sit in the summer overlooking the IJ. Restaurant REM recently changed ownership, which is exactly why you’ll want to return soon. And if you’ve never been, let yourself be amazed by this unique place. The food is gourmet yet casual. Just fun, delicious, and without fuss.
Haparandadam 45-2, Amsterdam – rem.amsterdam

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© Restaurant REM & Rooftopbar

Zoku Hotel

The Zoku Hotel has a cool urban vibe, reflected in its rooftop terrace. It’s a cosy spot to gather, surrounded by greenery. Fun fact: they grow vegetables in the rooftop greenhouses that they serve in the Living Kitchen! In the summer, this rooftop bar in Amsterdam also hosts small live concerts and other events.
Weesperstraat 105, Amsterdam – livezoku.com

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© Zoku Hotel

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Nemo

A visit to the rooftop of the Nemo museum is a must! From 22 meters high, you have a fantastic view over the Oosterdok and the historic centre of Amsterdam. You’ll need to climb about 120 steps, but trust me: the view is worth it, and it’s free!
Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam – nemosciencemuseum.nl

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© Nemo

more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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