11 x rooftops in Amsterdam

When 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. Complete your summer drink and dine under the stars this season.

HoogtIJ

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, this 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

NEMO

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.

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Summer at NEMO

Bureau

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. 

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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. www.wamsterdam.nl

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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.

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The Air-Bubble at Floor 17

Hopp 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 dresscode. 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! 

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Source: Nest

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. www.blue-amsterdam.nl

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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.

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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! More info here www.volkshotel.nl/nl/canvas

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! 


Bonus: Club Jack

In Amsterdam South East, you’ll find the lesser known Club Jack, where art and music comes together. The rooftop is a green oasis with a terrace and bar. During summer you will find a lot of parties on this rooftop. Nice to know: Enjoy the first rooftop night market on the Friday 28th of June from 5 till 10pm. The market is inspired by the colourful rooftop markets in Johannesburg South Africa and the night markets in Bangkok. 

 

 

 

Are you ready for summer in the city?

Love,

Wander-Lust

Review » MR PORTER openings party Amsterdam

Doutzen Kroes, Boris Becker, Ruud Gullit and pretty much every Blogger/Influencer you can imagine was there last night. I’m talking about the official opening party of the highly anticipated MR PORTER at the W hotel Amsterdam.

Entering the former KAS building in the Amsterdam Spuistraat, you start to realize how large the building really is. A few number of stairs brings me to the cloakroom where we are welcomed with champagne and rosewater. After a bit of chit chat, I walk up about 5 staircases and just when I’m about to grab for my asthma medicine, I enter a room where the music is pumping and the drinks are flowing.

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The party went on until the early hours

Boys and girls from the Amazing Agency give outstanding art performances by standing/sitting completely still dressed in the most amazing costumes. 
My hand is never filled without a drink and I can’t walk 3 meters without bumping into a familiar face. Yes, this party is good.

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Weird but stunning

Every time I turn a corner, I think I’ve seen everything, but it just keeps on going. 
Outside the cocktail bar, you have a long-sized warmed swimming pool, and even though I’m not entirely sure whether that’s going to be used, it surly looks good!

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The rooftop pool impressed everyone

But let’s talk about the reason the W hotel is throwing this party. MR PORTER.
Hotel restaurants and bars are hot stuff at the moment. Mr Porter is a modern steakhouse, lounge and a cocktail bar that gives you a fine dining rooftop- experience with an iconic view of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. The man who can add this one to his name is Yossi Eliyahoo , the same creative brain who also set up MOMO, Izakaya, The Butcher and The Duchess, so expectations are high. 

A companion by day, a hunter by night. A gentleman, a merciless lover. A jetsetter and a local.

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MR. PORTER Steakhouse (Source: MR. PORTER)

I think MR PORTER and this openings party will be the talk of the town for some time. The only question remains now, is this one of those one hit wonders that’s HIP now and gone tomorrow? Or is this a newcomer that’s here to stay? 

My Verdict: If you have a little cash to spent and you’re a meat lover, I would definitely check out the restaurant and ambiance. And if you’re just curious to see what all the fuss is about, you must visit the cocktail bar and try their cocktails! Just make sure you dress up nicely! 😉

Love,

Elke

Mr. Porter
Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam
http://mrportersteakhouse.com