Enjoy the city from a different perspective.
For a city that sits just a few feet above water level, Amsterdam has a lot of fantastic rooftop bars and restaurants. They offer outstanding views over the city and you can watch the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam without actually having to walk through it. As the days (hopefully) warm-up and restrictions begin to roll back, rooftop restaurants and bars will offer the perfect place to blow off some steam and have some proper relaxation time. [Featured photo: @SkyLoungeAmsterdam]
Please note that these lounges may open and close due to the pandemic. We have linked to their websites so that you can check before you visit.
1. SkyLounge Amsterdam
📍Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK
This chic rooftop bar is the perfect place to sip a cocktail, surrounded by an astonishing view of Amsterdam. it’s very fancy, very comfy and the food is delicious. The menu is available on the website.
2. Floor 17
📍Staalmeesterslaan 410, 1057 PH
Floor 17 is the highest roof terrace in Amsterdam, and it offers spectacular views over the city, with fancy drinks and comfy seats to enjoy whilst you savour the view. Check out the website to see the drinks menu.
3. REM Eiland
📍Haparandadam 45-2, 1013 AK
REM Eiland is a fascinating building overlooking the water. It was once home to TV Noordzee, a pirate radio channel but it’s been converted into a restaurant, with a stunning rooftop bar and lounge. You can read the menu on the website.
4. SkyBar 747
📍Schipholweg 275, 1171 PK Badhoevedorp
On the 9th floor of the Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam you’ll find SkyBar 747, and it offers stunning views over the city. You can also spot planes coming and going from Schiphol Airport. There’s an indoor and outdoor area, so if it starts to rain (this is Amsterdam, after all), you can appreciate the same views without getting soaked. Check out the aeroplane-themed cocktails on the website.
📍Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, 1097 BC
The rooftop beer garden at GAPP is so charming and airy – perfect for a warm day in Amsterdam. It’s located atop Hotel Casa, pretty large and, as it’s right in the centre of Amsterdam, offers gorgeous views of the city. Check out the menu and book your table on the website.
6. Restaurant DAK
📍Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX
Everyone loves NEMO Science Museum, but after a wander around the exhibitions (which we will hopefully be able to do soon), there’s nothing better than a cold pint up on the rooftop. is up on the roof of the museum and they serve a lovely lunch with spectacular views. You can read the menu on the website.
7. Bar Bistro
📍5th floor of B. Amsterdam, Johan Huizingalaan 763a, 1066
Bar Bistro has just refreshed the whole concept of the bar, so if you’ve visited before it will feel quite different now. The new food is absolutely stunning, and we’d definitely visit just for that, but the beautiful, newly refurbished rooftop terrace really is the cherry on top. You’ll want to see this new menu on the website.
8. A’Dam Lookout
📍Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS
Across from the River IJ is A’Dam lookout, and it’s much more than a bar and restaurant. There are tons of things to do here, including riding the Over The Edge Swing, a terrifying and exhilarating experience. After you’ve made yourself nice and nauseous, you can grab a bite to eat on the terrace, next to the observation deck, which is a great place from which to gaze over Amsterdam. To read more about this extraordinary place, check out the website.
📍 Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam
This place has a fantastic atmosphere, strung with lovely fairy lights and boasting a brilliant view over Amsterdam. It sits atops the Volkshotel building and the food is really tasty. You can even hire a function room here, on the rooftop, which is furnished with lovely comfy chairs and greenery. To book a table, visit the website.
10. Level Eleven
📍Stationsplein 51 – 53, 1012 AB
Level Eleven’s skybar is so comfortable that we could sit there all day and just hang out. It offers 360° views of the city, and it’s adapted to people with impaired mobility, to everyone can enjoy this gorgeous bar. You can browse the menu on the website.