Best rooftops in Amsterdam from East to West
It’s summer! And that means that drinks can be served along the canals, on the terraces, in the gardens and parks and on the balconies. YES! But also of course the rooftops in Amsterdam can’t be forgotten. Inspired by the many rooftops in New York the number of rooftops in Amsterdam is growing and growing. We love it!
10 X best ROOFTOPS IN AMSTERDAM to have a drink
Bret: at Bret you can’t just eat in the restaurant. No, they also have a nice rooftop that you can sit at. Enjoy the view, your surroundings and the great atmosphere. This red container can’t be missed in Amsterdam West!
Restaurant Moon: Moon is the rotating restaurant located on the 19th floor of the A’DAM Tower, where you can expect a unique fine dining experience with a spectacular 360˚ panorama over Amsterdam. Perfect for an evening out with your lover!
GAPP: From this rooftop you can see the skyline of Amsterdam and the Amstel. There are tables, but also enough place to organize your own picnic. A picnic with a beautiful view! Tip: try te salads they service. They are light and delicous for lovely summernights.
Zoku Hotel: The Zoku Hotel has a nice urban atmosphere. And that comes back in the rooftop as well. It’s a place with a great atmosphere to come together with your friends. Surrounded by green. Nice fact: in the green house on the rooftop they grow vegetables that they serve in the Living Kitchen!
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Skylounge: At this fancy rooftop bar of the Double Tree Hilton hotel you can drink amazing cocktails and have some delicious sushi! In mood for a party? There’s a dj every evening for a good vibe. Up for a little dance? The view will show you the heart of the city. When it’s getting darker in the evening you’ll slowly see all the lights being turned on. It couldn’t be cosier.
On The Roof:On The Roof is a festival that will take place on the rooftop of an industrial building in Amsterdam-North. We love this mini-festival and can’t wait to visit it again. While musicians from all over the world perform, you can see the sun set and dance. How fun! Check the link below for dates and tickets. Will we see you there?
W Lounge:This place is definitely one of our favorite rooftops in Amsterdam. It is based in the center of Amsterdam and you can enjoy the view, drinks and food the whole day! We love to celebrate the weekend at this place with a cocktail and high heels. Extra tip: don’t forget to take a picture near de swimming pool!
Nemo:A rooftop definitely worth checking out is the one from the museum Nemo! From 22 meter above you’ll have an amazing view over the Oosterdok and the historical center of Amsterdam. You’d need to climb a bit for it, about 120 steps on the stairs, but trust me it’s worth it!
Bureau:A brand new one in the list: At The Bureau Amsterdam at the Johan Huizingalaan. Together with the best cups of coffee you’ll enjoy yourself some good lunch and dinner here. Looking for an inspirational place? Well, at Bureau you definitely found it!
Canvas op de 7e:This rooftop in Amsterdam East is stays my favourite! Good weather coming up? Then make sure to be here quick. The rooftop terrace is almost always packed. Thanks to the laid back atmosphere that’s always here. It’s the place for a fun evening with your friends, while sitting at the wooden picknick tables with some beers.
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ 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 locations at
COMFORTABLE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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