Best Rooftops in Amsterdam


If you want to see Amsterdam from a new perspective, you go up! We tried & tested several rooftops over the years and we came down to this selection. With restaurants and outside terraces re-opened in the Netherlands, it’s time to check these out.

Complete your summer drink and dine under the stars this season. Here are our favourite rooftops in Amsterdam.


This new rooftop location in Amsterdam North is mainly used for events and pop-ups. It has a beautiful glass greenhouse in the middle which is used for hosting dinners and workshops. However, last summer you can enjoy the Groovy Tables concept, a collaboration between chefs of restaurant Daalder and De Artiesten. Enjoy a 6-course menu with performances and music while sitting underneath the stars. There are only 2 weekends per month available to book a table, so don’t wait too long!

HoogtIJ Rooftop Amsterdam


Good news because the rooftop from science museum NEMO is open all summer until 9pm, with live music on Thursday! The summer roof will be opened on Thursday the 4th of July with music and bites. More info about the NEMO rooftop here.

NEMO summer rooftop Amsterdam
Summer at NEMO

Soho House Amsterdam

Although you need to be a member, or join a member to get in, we still want to mention this amazing rooftop. No photo’s are allowed due to the privacy of visitors, but we have a sneak-peak for you. You have an incredible view over the city center, and cocktails are amazing. 

Soho House Amsterdam


This hidden spot is rooftop heaven. You must visit Bureau if you haven’t been! Enjoy the herb garden, chickens and sustainable design. Besides being selected as one of the best outside terraces in Amsterdam West, Bureau also has one of the best rooftops in Amsterdam. 

Rooftop restaurant bureau amsterdam
Maximum sun hours at Bureau

Skylounge at Double Tree Hilton

Located next to central station, this rooftop on top of the Double Tree Hilton hotel has one of the best views of central Amsterdam. Dress up nicely because this is not your local hang out. You pay a bit more than usual, but you will feel like royalty (they serve the best sweets with their coffee!). For events and more info visit the website.

W Amsterdam

The WETDECK has recently re-opened so you can enjoy your cocktails on top of the W hotel in Amsterdam. This is the only rooftop in Amsterdam with a pool and people always return to this trendy hotspot. Go here for cocktails and champagne or a jump in the pool.

W Amsterdam

Floor 17

On top of the Ramada Hotel in West, you will find Floor 17. Although it’s a popular hotel for tourist and business trips, this is a rooftop that’s worth the visit. You can sit inside where you can eat in the restaurant or you can enjoy the sunshine outside. They host several events per year and at the moment they feature a huge air-bubble on one side of the rooftop that you can sleep in.

Inside the Air-Bubble on Floor17
The Air-Bubble at Floor 17

Gapp at Hotel Casa

A hidden gem if you ask us! Situated near Amstel Station, this is a wonderful rooftop for after work drinks with your friends. No need to dress up, because casual chill is the dress code. Just enjoy the sunshine on the 8th floor of hotel Casa and have a good conversation. They are only open if it’s dry so check the weather forecast before you head over! 


Blue Amsterdam

Right in the heart of Amsterdam, you will find Blue. You wouldn’t know this place has a rooftop, if no one has told you about it. Many tourist discover it by chance because it’s located near the popular shopping district, inside the Kalvertoren. 

Source: Blue

Zoku Amsterdam

It’s not one of the largest rooftops around but it’s innovating and a must visit if you’re around. Zoku is great for breakfast, lunch or for staying the night. If you want to find out more about this place, check our article.

Photo by lucasvasilko

Canvas at the Volkshotel

This rooftop restaurant/bar has been around for years. It still has what it takes. Dinner or lunch, it doesn’t matter because the mood is always good. Their outside area isn’t huge but good enough for us!

Adam Tower

Let’s not forget about the ADAM Tower across the Central Station. This rooftop is not free to go to the top, but the view from is magnificent once you get there. What you can also do is, swing over the edge. Only for daredevils though! 

Are you ready for summer in the city?



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  • Dirk-Jan
    Posted at 21:02h, 22 May Reply

    Don’t forget the brandnew rooftop at the Cityden Up hotel on the border of Amsterdam/Amstelveen.. Check it out!

  • Silvia
    Posted at 07:39h, 23 May Reply

    Oh, I love this article, thanks so much for it- and right on time for summer! The Zoku rooftop looks to die for, and I can’t believe I stayed at Hotel Casa when I first moved here and had no idea of their rooftop Nest.

  • Koken met Anita
    Posted at 21:24h, 28 May Reply

    Thanks for the tips! Saturday I will visit the Hilton Sky Lounge!! Looks great 🙂

  • Mauricio
    Posted at 11:40h, 25 June Reply

    Smart article, thank you!

  • Nicky
    Posted at 14:24h, 26 June Reply

    Great article! Can I ask where the first rooftop is in the main picture?

    • Wander-lust
      Posted at 14:22h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you! The header photo is at Hoogtij in Amsterdam North. <3

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