Rooftop bars Amsterdam

The ultimate guide to the 5 best rooftop bars in Amsterdam in 2018.

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The canals and tulips in all honour, they do look even better from the best Amsterdam rooftop bars. Find the perfect spot for a view with this ultimate guide to the best terraces in Amsterdam. For starters: Which are the best rooftops in Amsterdam? Here you'll find with all info you need about each rooftop. Maps, opening hours, dress code, pictures and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Amsterdam? Here's a complete guide to the best places. Just scroll down and find the Amsterdam rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Blue Amsterdam
café and restaurant
Rooftop bar Blue Amsterdam in Amsterdam
$$$ Winkelcentrum Kalvertoren
Blue Amsterdam is a cocktail bar in Amsterdam that works as a café and restaurant. The view from here is amazing. 360 degree view of...
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  • 3rd floor
  • Café/restaurant
  • 360-view
  • Free WiFi
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SkyLounge Amsterdam
tourists and locals
Rooftop bar Amsterdam SkyLounge
$$$$ DoubleTree by Hilton
This is a roof terrace in Amsterdam where both tourists and locals meet up to drink cocktails and enjoy the stunning panoramic views...
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  • 11th floor
  • 365 days a year
  • Panoramic views
  • Central
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Floor 17
ice skating
Rooftop bar Amsterdam Floor 17
$$$$ 410 Staalmeesterslaan
On this rooftop bar in Amsterdam you can go ice skating (during winter), drink cocktails and fine wines. One of the few rooftops...
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  • 17th floor
  • Rooftop movie nigths
  • Ice skating
  • Fine drinks
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W Amsterdam
luxurious rooftop
Rooftop bar W Amsterdam
$$$$ Spuistraat 175
W Lounge is a luxurious rooftop bar located in central Amsterdam. Here you get a superb view over Amsterdam and its rooftops. On the...
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  • 6th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Modern
  • Central
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The Twenty Third Bar
panoramic view
Rooftop bar The Twenty Third Bar in Amsterdam
$$$$ 333 Ferdinand Bolstraat
This skybar is located on the 23rd floor with great panoramic view over Amsterdam and its surroundings. From the ter...
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  • 23rd floor
  • Champagne/cocktail bar
  • 2 Michelin star bites
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City info

Rooftop bar Amsterdam

Rooftop-grade: 5/10
Prime season: May-Sep
Residents: 800 000
Climate: tempered humid

The city is quite low built, so there are not that many roof terraces in Amsterdam to visit.

In the latest poll of the "Cost of Living Surveys” list of the world's most expensive cities, Amsterdam ended up in 25th place. So expect to spend a little money while you enjoy food and drinks at one of the sky bars here.

The view spots in the city are quite spread out geographically. There are not that many rooftop bars to visit when you are here, but some of them are well worth a visit.

Visiting rooftops in Amsterdam, is the perfect way to get a good overview of the city and feel the tranquility reside at higher altitudes.

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City info

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest city with about 800 000 inhabitants. Approximately 50% of the city's population is of foreign origin. The city has over 50 museums and is known for its canals and many cyclists. Amsterdam is also considered as one of the world's most liberal cities where sex, drugs, prostitution and gay culture is very common.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Amsterdam

Amsterdam and the Netherlands is not particularly known for neither good food nor drinks. Chips, mayo and other various unhealthy stuff tend to be the pick when it comes to food. When it comes to beverages, its beer and drinks that dominates at the roof terraces here. Despite the rather non-existent food and beverage culture in Amsterdam, the city is one of the most party-friendly in Europe. Much thanks to that Amsterdam is one of the world's most liberal cities - both in terms of drugs, sex and prostitution.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a very low-built city, but despite this many of the city’s rooftop bars are at a very high altitude. This creates a stunning view over Amsterdam and its surroundings. The view you get from the rooftop bars in Amsterdam is usually the city's rooftops and over the canals.

Other attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam have a lot of attractions for tourists. Primarily a plethora of lots of different museums. Foremost is the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, Museum Amstelkring, National Maritime Museum, the Rijksmuseum and The tropical museum that is the most visited. In addition to the city's museums, it is the Red Light District area where many people go. Mainly the younger crowd who likes to party. Red Light District is very liberal in terms of sex, the purchase of sex, drugs, etc. For those who want to take it easy, there are very nice trips you can take around the Amsterdam canals.

Flights and hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located quite close to the city center, making it very easy to get to and from the airport for anyone traveling here. Many flights go through Amsterdam. So if you only have a few hours here, it is perfect to visit any of the rooftop bars in Amsterdam. Given the city's popularity among tourists, there are lots of good hotels. Some which have amazing rooftops to hang out on.