of the roof during on the roof amsterdam this summer!
Just a sketch of the situation: a sultry summer night. Somewhere on the roof of a building in Amsterdam. In an intimate, cozy setting you’ll hear langurous jazz sounds. Dancing in your dress or shorts. Sipping wine and enjoying the live performance on stage. The view stretches far beyond the horizon. Slowly the night falls. Mmm, sounds good right? The chance that you will experience something like this comes with On The Roof Amsterdam a bit closer.
Because on the roof of “At Sea sand ‘, an industrial building in Amsterdam-Noord, this summer again think of On The Roof fifth edition. The obvious place for a mini-concert wholly dedicated to contemporary jazz, soul and world. During the summer you can enjoy special performances here. Musicians from all over the world: Mozambique, Hungary, South Korea, Argentina and the Netherlands. For example, enter Reinier Baas, Jesse van Ruller, Joris Roelofas, Omar Mollo, Escapada and Pink Oculus on. Saying these names you do so much? Then beat. Because at On The Roof Amsterdam is good and special but not necessarily commercial music central.
Because this summer already the fifth edition of On The Roof will take place. On the rooftop of ‘Op Zeezand‘, an industrial building in Amsterdam-North. It’s the place for the series of mini-concerts that are all about contemporary jazz, soul and world. During the whole summer you can enjoy special performances here. From musicians from all over the world: Mozambique, Hungary, South Korea, Argentina and the Netherlands. Names such as Reinier Baas, Jesse van Ruller, Joris Roelofas, Omar Mollo, Escapada and Pink Oculus will perform. Haven’t heard of these names before? That just may be right. Because On The Roof Amsterdam is about good and special but not necessarily commercial music.
So everything is all about the experience at this mini-festival. And if the weather will be good, it promises to be a sensation. Because how cool is it to watch the sun sink at the end of your phenomenal view? With sounds of Cuban Jazz, tango, hip hop & soul and dreamy pop in the background? New York’s Harlem meets Amsterdam-North kind of style. The concerts will be held on the roof on June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, 19 August and 2 September. Make sure you get your tickets on time, because there are only limited seats available.
What: On The Roof Amsterdam
Where: ‘Op Zeezand’, Johan van Hasseltweg 39, Amsterdam
When: June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, 19 August and 2 September
Info: check the website
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
| 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:
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.
Let’s get social
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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