check out the highest swing of Europe at 100 metres high
If you ask me, this is now already the coolest attraction of Amsterdam. The “Over The Edge” at the Lookout on the roof of the A’DAM Toren is finally open. This swing at 100 metres high is for the daredevils. Because even though this swing is 100% safe, you have to have some guts. And probably no fear of heights. Myself, I’m pretty scared of heights to be honest. Even though I WILL en SHALL go in this swing just once!
By the way, did you know that this “Over The Edge” swing is the highest swing in Europe? At 100 metres high you’ll swing over the edge of the A’DAM Toren and you’ll have an amazing view over Amsterdam. Looking down is allowed, but not obligated when you’ll only close your eyes and scream intensely ;-). An adrenaline kick is guaranteed, that’s for sure!
the swing of the Lookout at A’DAM Toren
Good to know: For this swing you’ll need an extra ticket next to the ticket for the Lookout. You can purchase these for € 5,-. Also fun to do when you’re on a date! Chances are your date will fall head over heels after something exciting like this. At least, that’s what I remember from a study during my college, LOL. Anyway, this “Over The Edge” swing is an attraction for fighters and daredevils. I’m gonna quickly dress myself in that red armour and chain myself to that swing. The lookout is open everyday until 10PM and I think it’s especially beautiful during golden hour when the roofs of the building behind Amsterdam Central light up golden.
TIP: When you’re at the A’DAM Lookout it’s nice to have a drink and a bite at M’ADAM. If you’re there later in the afternoon restaurant Moon at the 19th floor is also open! This restaurant is extra special as it spins a full circle every hour so you’ll have a view of every angle of Amsterdam! WOW!
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.
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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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