Selva Amsterdam


Selva Amsterdam: this Latin American restaurant has the most beautiful view in the capital

17 June 2024
Photo credit: © Restaurant Selva,

Dining at a high level? You can do this in every respect at the recently opened Selva Amsterdam, located on the 24th floor of nhow Amsterdam RAI – the new hotspot of Amsterdam South. Thanks to the extraordinary flavors and the breathtaking interior, you will feel like you are in South America for a moment.

Why you want to visit Selva Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Rivierenbuurt has a brand new hotspot< /strong> because Selva Amsterdam recently opened on the roof of the nhow hotel Amsterdam RAI. We have been fans since the opening because we do not yet have such a chic restaurant at a great height with international allure in our capital. Selva embodies the Amazon region; the restaurant and rooftop bar are an ode to the rainforest. That concept is implemented to the smallest detail, from the special menu to the interior.

The remarkable interior of Selva Amsterdam

The interior of Selva immediately creates a unique feeling upon entering. Design agency El Equipo Creativo transformed the restaurant into a place that breathes the jungle. Think of a space with natural tones such as brown and green and lots of plants. Even those who have never been to the jungle can immediately imagine it after a visit to Selva. The smells of South American cuisine only enhance the experience.

Selva Amsterdam

© Restaurant Selva,

Selva Amsterdam

© Restaurant Selva,

Menu Selva Amsterdam

At Selva Amsterdam, you can eat classic Latin American, but at the same time, the chefs know how to give all dishes a modern twist. Special ceviche and pan de yuca with cheese (a Brazilian delicacy) are a must as a starter, but the wide range of fish and meat from the grill is not to be missed. If you are with a group, go for the 800-gram sea bass – because you have never tasted this fish like this before. The same applies to the extensive choice of grilled meat, such as wagyu beef.

taste original cocktails of top quality at Sonora

A rooftop restaurant is, of course, not complete without an equally good cocktail bar. This is how Sonora was born. At Sonora, more than just cocktails are prepared: all recipes are based on old stories and legends from Latin America. Manager Rudi Giovanni knows his stuff about cocktails – the bartender has several international awards to his name. Rudi also knows how to surprise non-drinkers; his mocktails are now just as popular with an international audience. At the end of the evening, if you’ve had too much of a drink – we can imagine – then you can book one of the luxurious rooms in the nhow hotel.

more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
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
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
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
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 >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
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.
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.
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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