at madam amsterdam you’ll dance among the stars!
Now A’dam Toren fi-nal-ly (finally!) has opened its doors, the offer may be somewhat overwhelming. And then we’re not just talking about the phenomenal view. But also about the range of restaurants, nightclubs and much more. That’s why I’ll highlight one for you, namely Madam Amsterdam! Because when I’m looking for a cosmopolitain ambiance New York-style, this is where you’ll ding me!
Because whether you’re just standing at the bar or sitting at a table, at Madam you’ll automatically rise to new heights. Because Madam Amsterdam is the actual panorama bar and restaurant on the twentieth floor of the old Shell Tower. During the day you can go here for a drink and the stunning 360˚ degree view, but during the evening…Then Ma’dam transforms into the highest nightclub of Amsterdam. Because Madam has only one rule: when the sun sleeps, it’s time to dance in the dark! As soon as the sun goes lower, the music will go harder.
That’s why Ma’dam describes herself as a “haven for nocturnal delights”, and I believe her right away. Chef David Baxter, known from the Amstel Hotel and restaurant La Rive, will be in the kitchen. And he will ensure that you can enjoy a delicious extensive à la carte menu filled with traditional French and Mediterranean cuisine of two or three courses. How about a steak tartare, beetroot marinated smoked salmon and my all time favourite ceviche as appetizers? And as a main course, the choice between the chicken supreme, the ravioli and the risotto is difficult as well.
But it’s not just the food that brings the cosmopolitain vibe to the table. It’s the combination of good food, the amazing view, exquisite cocktails and fine DJ’s that’ll play there. Because that’s also something were Madam took care of. Her spinning wheels are available for established, local and emerging DJ’s. I love it!
Check the website for the latest line-ups!
And did you know that on the rooftop there’s a very cool swing that takes you over the edge of the building?
MORE HOTSPOTS IN A’DAM TOREN?
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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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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Photocredits: Hans en Grietje
Overhoeksplein 3Amsterdam (Amsterdam North)