Best Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam

February 23, 2023
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Amsterdam has no shortage of captivating rooftop bars. 

From Floor 17 to W Lounge, these are the rooftop bars that promise jaw-dropping views and great cocktails.

Here’s your essential guide to the best rooftop bars in Amsterdam.

SkyLounge Amsterdam

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Recognised as one of the swankiest rooftop bars in Amsterdam, the SkyLounge Amsterdam is nestled on the 11th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. 

“The most beautiful view often comes with the hardest climb” seems to be the mantra that the rooftop bar goes for, as it treats patrons with panoramic views of the bustling city.

As one of the city’s most coveted rooftop bars, SkyLounge Amsterdam doesn’t fall short in decor. Stylish both inside and out, the watering hole features lip-smacking signature cocktails and all-time boozy classics. 

Whether you are a sucker for sunsets or a proud early bird, SkyLounge Amsterdam is the place to be. 

Floor 17

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Just like the name suggests, Floor 17 is perched on Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam’s 17th floor. When it comes to sweeping views, this lounge-style Amsterdam rooftop bar allows you to see the beautiful Rembrandtpark from above.

But awe-inspiring views are not the only thing that Floor 17 serves. Open all year round, the high-kicking watering hole features a chill vibe with lounge sofas, sun loungers, and beautifully-layered cocktails.

If you are not in Amsterdam during the summeresque season, the boozy playground transforms into a cozy winterland as the temperatures drop. Curling arenas and ice hockey rink are part of the package, inviting both tourists and locals to Floor 17’s vibrant atmosphere.


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Press the 8th-floor button in Hotel Casa Amsterdam’s elevator – you will find GAPP, an Amsterdam rooftop bar that fully embraces the jungle vibe. 

This boozy bar is oriented towards central Amsterdam, offering majestic views over the city’s skyline so that you will see quaint architecture and historical landmarks. 

Also dubbed as a beer garden, GAPP’s fashion choice is lush greenery. Scattered throughout the wooden deck, the vibrant plants strike a balance between urban and casual when it comes to decor. 

A friendly and cozy atmosphere reigns supreme, making GAPP the perfect place for sunset drinks – but only when the weather gives the green light for that.

W Lounge

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Go up to the 6th floor of the five-star W Amsterdam Hotel and you’ll bump into W Lounge, a swank rooftop bar that overlooks the Dam Square, Royal Palace, and the city’s central area.

But the cocktail spot does more than offer great vistas of Amsterdam’s skyline. Besides its indoor glass lounge and intimate terrace balconies, W Lounge also features a pool. With a chic appeal, the rooftop bar’s curated list of cocktails makes the perfect excuse for post-work drinks and impromptu catch-ups. 

Whoever is curious about what is ‘new and next’ in the mixology game will head to W Lounge – even if it’s Monday. 

Madam Amsterdam

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The stylish Madam Skybar takes over the 20th floor of A’DAM Tower to give cocktail seekers breathtaking 360° Amsterdam views. 

As Amsterdam’s second-highest rooftop bar, Madam is part of the LOOKOUT experience and offers an alternative cocktail experience. Through its sultry aura and neon-lit decor, the watering hole ditches the bar role and adopts a club-like atmosphere when the sun goes down. 

A crowd-pleaser for stellar cocktails and panoramic views, Madame Amsterdam is locals’ top bar choice and a checklist priority for tourists.


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