Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam

If you’re looking to get a drink with a view from above, check our Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam.

1. SkyLounge

SkyLounge is probably Amsterdam’s most famous rooftop bar. Located right next to Central Station, you can get a great view over the city to the front and of the IJ river flowing past to the back. But whilst it’s the perfect place for a luxurious evening, it comes at a price!


At SkyLounge the prices are as high as the building… cocktails go for €16 a piece, and a small Heineken is €5! So although the view is magnificent, this is perhaps not the best choice if you don’t want to break the bank.

2. Canvas (Volkshotel)

A more affordable yet trendy option is Canvas, the bar/restaurant/club found on the 7th floor of the Volkshotel. Head to Wibautstraat in the East of the city and you’ll find this buzzy hotspot. Check out their Facebook page to find out what’s on!

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2. Party with a Local Rooftop Sessions

Might sound a little biased here, but the Rooftop Sessions at the Party with a Local are not to miss! Every month, Rooftop Sessions with live music are held at the Party with a Local HQ in the heart of the city centre. For only €10 you can get access to an intimate gig, some free drinks, and an unforgettable evening! Any thing else you want to drink feel free to bring along. Keep an eye on the Party with a Local facebook page for upcoming events!

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4. Floor 17

That’s right, this sky bar is on the 17th Floor! Come for cocktails and an amazing view of the city on the top of the Ramada Apollo hotel. Or if that isn’t enough, they also host rooftop movie nights! What could be better? Check out their site for more info.

5. Sky Bar MA’DAM 

MA’dam is one of Amsterdam’s newest sky bars – and the highest! – at the top of the new A’dam Toren. This is another top pick if you’re looking for an evening of luxury… and the cocktails aren’t quite as expensive as SkyLounge! This panorama bar is found on the other side of the river IJ to the main city, easily accessible by the free ferries that depart from behind Central Station.


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