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Lookout Amsterdam: the crown jewel of Amsterdam

31 May 2016

Lookout amsterdam will show you the most magic view ever!

Everyone knows the old Shell Tower, along the IJ, between the EYE and the Tolhuistuin. It cannot be missed, because this tower reaches for the sky and thus defines the skyline of Amsterdam North. For years, the tower was under constructuin and now it’s finally fisnished: A’dam Toren is ready for you! And as icing on the there’s the impressive crown of A’dam: the observation deck at 85 meters. Renamed as Lookout Amsterdam!

And of course the name hits the nail perfectly on the head. Because Lookout Amsterdam is all about the view. And wow, what a view! The crown of A’dam, already the rooftop terrace of the city, gives a unique panoramic view over the entire city. Believe me when I say you’ve never seen Amsterdam like this before. Not only do you see the historic center, but also the port and even the polders. And even more magical, if you’re there on the right time, you can see the sun disappear behind the city. How cool!

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And even though just the view alone is actually enough experience, Lookout Amsterdam has more in store for you. Because when you’ve seen enough of the view (which is impossible, but okay) on the 21st floor, you can hop into the bar just one floor down. And that’s where the magical experience will continue. With the interactive games and the miniature model of the city, you can also see Amsterdam here on a whole different light.

But, the best is yet to come. Because for the real thrill seekers, Lookout has something special for you. There are also swings on the observation deck. Swings that – if you’ll go high enough – will let you fly over the edge of the tower! Of course will all safety consequences, because all daredevils will be wrapped in a full-body safety vest. So scary! Would you dare to do it? Entrance fee of Lookout Amsterdam €15!

Check the website of Lookout Amsterdam for all activities!


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Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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.
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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