Rooftop bars Amsterdam

The ultimate guide to the 4 best rooftop bars in Amsterdam in 2019.


Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

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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Last updated: September 17th, 2019
Schiphol Airport
Rooftop bar Amsterdam SkyBar 747
SkyBar 747
$$$ Schipholweg 275
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Great cocktails
  • Airport & city views
  • Daily 'Social Hour'
Located in Badhoevedorp, between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam, SkyBar 747 is a stylish cocktail bar offering panoramic views over both the city and the airport. Here you can enjoy creative and well-made signature cocktails, taking inspiration from the close-by airport, along with a curated selection of wines, beers and some nice bar bites. Laid-back yet sophisticated in atmosphere, SkyBar 747 is mainly an indoor lounge, but it also holds a lovely outdoor rooftop terrace. The obvious spot for a great start or finish of an Amsterdam visit.
Amsterdam Central Station
Rooftop bar Amsterdam SkyLounge
SkyLounge Amsterdam
$$$$ DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Highlights
  • 11th floor
  • 365 days a year
  • Panoramic views
  • Night time DJs
Top spot among the rooftop bars in Amsterdam, where tourists and locals alike meet up to sip cocktails and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. A true skyline bar on top of the Double Tree by Hilton, located right by the Amsterdam Central Station. Both inside lounge and outdoor terrace, SkyLounge is open 365 days of the year and offers lunch, evening bites and dishes from an all day menu, along with fine signature cocktails and other drinks. Relaxing during day, vibrant club-lounge at night.
Amsterdam-West
Rooftop bar Amsterdam Floor 17
Floor 17
$$$$ 410 Staalmeesterslaan
  • Highlights
  • 17th floor
  • Panoramic views
  • Ice-rink & curling
  • Fine drinks
Perched on top of the hotel Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre, located right by the Rembrandt Park, this all year rooftop bar, sky bar and restaurant is the place for both sunny cocktails with a view in summer and for hockey and curling with a view in winter. 85 meters up in the air, the Floor 17 terrace comes with panoramic views over Amsterdam and a modern lounge-style decor. Great spot for sunny cocktails in summer, while in winter the sun loungers are replaced with a rooftop ice hockey rink and several curling arenas.
Central / Binnenstad
Rooftop bar W Amsterdam
W Lounge at W Amsterdam
$$$$ Spuistraat 175
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Rooftop pool
  • Modern
  • Central
Luxurious and trendy rooftop bar located in central Amsterdam. Up here you get a really cool view over Amsterdam and its rooftops, along with close-ups of the Royal Palace. The stylish indoor glass lounge is complemented with cool terrace balconies equipped with both long rows of lounge chair seatings and a beautiful rooftop pool. Always a chic cocktail bar for everyone looking to try the latest mixology cocktails and nibble on tasty bar bites, but also known for hosting great events, including DJ sessions, Social Sunday's, pool parties and rooftop yoga.

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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.

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.