Top 10 best Amsterdam lookouts

tower bridge amsterdam

You can cycle through the center of Amsterdam, sail along the canals and walk past historic buildings or check swing bridge Amsterdam. But have you ever seen Amsterdam well from above? Here is the list of top 10 best views of the Amsterdam

Every spring, various towers spread throughout the city open their doors during Open Tower Day . But there are also many opportunities to look up the altitude throughout the year. From modern vantage points to monumental towers, view our tips here for the ten places with the best views of Amsterdam.

A’DAM Toren

 A’DAM Tower : a dynamic hotspot that is hard to ignore. The tower has 22 floors – with the A’DAM Lookout observation deck as a literal and figurative highlight. Those who dare to enter the Sky deck await a spectacular 360 ° panoramic view of the historic center, the harbor, the polder landscape and the iconic canals. For adrenaline junkies, Amsterdam is at its best here: you can swing over the edge of the tower at an altitude of 100 meters. And those who can’t get enough of the skyline, sit down at the revolving Moon restaurant or indoor panorama restaurant and bar Madam . The swing bridge Amsterdam is also a popular attraction these days.

A’DAM Toren , Overhoeksplein 1. Tickets: € 12.50 (adults), € 6.50 (children aged 4-12).

ADAM Tower Amsterdam Dennis Bouman

W Lounge

In addition to a trendy concept store, hotel, and restaurant ( Mr Porter ), you are also at the right place at the ultra-modern design hotel W Amsterdam for an impressive view of the beating heart of Amsterdam. In the stylish W Lounge on the sixth floor, you can look out over the Royal Palace and the city center in a luxurious setting while enjoying a nice cocktail. Do you spot a hotel guest on the rooftop terrace taking a swim in the outdoor swimming pool?

W Amsterdam , Spuistraat 175

W Lounge W hotel Amsterdam

REM Island

REM Island is located at a height of 22 meters above the Amsterdam harbor : a unique location with a breathtaking view of the IJ , Minervahaven and Spaarndammerhout. This raw and industrial location, which previously served as the basis of a former pirate radio and television station, has been transformed into a restaurant with roof terrace where you can go for lunch and a good three-course dinner.

REM Eiland , Haparandadam 45

REM Island


On the seventeenth floor of the Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Center you will find the Skybar Floor17 . Here you can dine extensively and sip champagne with a great view of Amsterdam. But there is more – if you take the elevator to the nineteenth floor you will get off at the Rooftop Terrace. From this roof terrace you can enjoy a fantastic 360 ° panoramic view all year round and at an altitude of 85 meters . In addition, there are regularly various events to get you in a higher mood – such as curling events and Rooftop Movie Nights and swing bridge Amsterdam.

Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Center , Staalmeesterslaan410 (opening times of the roof terrace depend on the weather conditions)

Ramada Apollo

Canvas on the 7

The name explains it a bit: on the seventh floor of the lively and accessible Volkshotel in Oost you will find the hip hotspot Canvas on the 7th  – a bar, restaurant and club with a view of Amsterdam to dream away all year round . Enjoy the twinkling skyline with a delicious cocktail in hand, drink in warm weather on the cozy roof terrace or dance towards the sunrise on fine beats.

Canvas on the 7th , Wibautstraat 150

People's Hotel Amsterdam


The tower of the Westerkerk with its 85 meters is the highest church tower in Amsterdam. For a beautiful view over the old city and the Jordaan, you can climb the Westertoren to the first balcony. But the beloved ‘old Wester’, who plays a role in many Amsterdam smart laps as well as Anne Frank’s diary, is not only a special vantage point – the monumental tower itself, with a bright blue crown with gold-colored details, is also a picture.

Westerkerk Amsterdam , Prinsengracht 281 (read more about the  accessibility of the tower )

Amsterdam Jordaan Westertoren Merijn Roubroeks

SKYrestaurant Pi

For a less obvious, but equally impressive view of the city, you should go to the Fletcher Hotel in South-East, located on the A2 motorway. The tastefully decorated SKYrestaurant Pi is located on the eighteenth floor of this surprising design hotel, designed by the architectural firm BenthemCrouwel that also provided the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Ziggo Dome . Here you can enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner with an unparalleled, panoramic view of Amsterdam. Those who want to enjoy the refreshing view of the city can then sit down at the eleven-meter bar in the SKYlounge , on the seventeenth floor.

Fletcher Hotel , Schepenbergweg 50

Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam

Twenty Third & Ciel Blue Restaurant

For a fantastic view over Oud-Zuid, you have come to the right place at Hotel Okura . The 23 e floor of this international five-star look both elegant Ciel Bleu Restaurant , awarded with two Michelin stars, and the adjacent champagne and cocktail bar Twenty Third. A wonderful place to treat yourself to culinary delights and tasty drinks – with hundreds of sparkling lights in the background.

Hotel Okura Amsterdam , Ferdinand Bolstraat 333

Twenty Third

Zuiderkerk tower

The Zuiderkerk – the first Protestant church in Amsterdam – offers a great opportunity to peek over the former Jewish quarter and Nieuwmarkt neighborhood. Although there have been no church services in this pseudo-basilica in Renaissance style for a while, in the summer months you can still climb the 68-meter-high Zuidertoren to look out over the city from the first turn.

Zuiderkerk , Zuiderkerkhof 72 (in summer accessible by appointment with a guide until the first round)

Zuiderkerk Amsterdam

SkyLounge Amsterdam & Central OBA

It’s no secret that you can go for a spectacular panoramic view at the SkyLounge on the eleventh floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station . This luxurious, award-winning lounge bar on Oosterdok Island is open 365 days a year and offers a refined place to view the old center and the IJ from above. Another, the more budget-friendly option is a stone’s throw away: the Central OBA (Public Library Amsterdam). On the seventh floor of this building, there is a restaurant with a terrace and a viewpoint that is also worth a visit. Bonus will be the swing bridge Amsterdam

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station , Oosterdoksstraat 4 
Central OBA , Oosterdokskade 143

Skylounge Doubletree Hilton Amsterdam