The 15 most STUNNING Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam in 2024

What are the Best Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has a cool vibe all of its own with its canals, bicycles and beer culture. What could be more fitting than ending the evening at a rooftop bar in Amsterdam with a relaxed atmosphere and a good beer.

The Dutch capital actually has some really nice rooftop bars to offer. In our best list, we show you the most beautiful rooftop bars in Amsterdam that you should definitely stop by.

My Tip

Our Favorite Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam

Ideal for both the hottest and the coldest days of the year, Floor 17 is my favorite rooftop bar in Amsterdam. It offers a great view, delicious food,  great drinks, and a cool atmosphere. The prices for meals and cocktails are not extravagant and are within the average range of bars in the city. In winter, expect an indoor area of the restaurant with glass walls. In summer, an open-air terrace awaits you with the cool wind above 85 meters high.

The best Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam

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    Floor 17

    Rooftop Bar in De Baarsjes
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    The Rooftop Bar Floor 17 is located directly at the Rembrandt Park on the roof of the Leonardo Hotel. At 85 meters above the ground, it is the highest bar in Amsterdam. The view is phenomenal! In modern lounge furniture and with a delicious cocktail, you can watch the most beautiful sunsets here. The cocktails cost around 17 euros and you can also eat something. It’s best to make a reservation in advance so you don’t miss out on the view. We found it great here and will definitely come back. In the summer, open air cinemas are also held here.

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    Zoku Amsterdam

    Rooftop Bar in Spiegelkwartier
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    In the middle of Amsterdam, at a lofty height, there is a green oasis – Zoku Amsterdam. Zoku is not only an excellent restaurant, but also surprises with a greenhouse, a rooftop garden and a north and a south terrace. In the rooftop garden, herbs are planted that are used for the dishes. On the terraces you can enjoy a drink in lounge furniture or hammocks while watching the spectacular sunsets. The south terrace can also be rented for private events. Reservations are not possible, just drop by.

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    Canvas Amsterdam
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    The Canvas is located on the 7th floor of the Volkshotel near the river Amstel and offers a 360° view over Amsterdam. Here you can have a relaxed breakfast, while the bar turns into a club bar in the evening. Every Friday and Saturday night, a DJ spins all night long, creating a rollicking atmosphere. Cocktails cost around 11 euros and of course there is a large selection of beer. You can sit inside or outside. Here you will meet a young crowd and friendly staff. You will surely have a good evening at Canvas!

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    Cielo Skybar Amsterdam

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam-Zuid
    Cielo Amsterdam
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    In Amsterdam Zuid, the wonderful Skybar Cielo Amsterdam is waiting for you. The bar is located on the 19th floor of the Hotel Innside by Meliã and the view from there is simply magnificent. Here you can enjoy Spanish tapas, cocktails inspired by the stars and wine. The 15 euros for a cocktail is well worth it! The stylish bar offers plenty of space, but best make a reservation so as not to miss this view.

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    DeDAKKAS is no longer in Amsterdam, but since it’s also worth visiting Harlem, you should definitely stop by here when you’re there. The bar is located on the roof of a parking garage. There are 15 different beers on tap and more in bottles. The beer menu changes regularly according to season. The menu also changes with the seasons and there is an emphasis on sustainability.

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    Rooftop Bar in Watergraafsmeer
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    GAPP awaits you on the 8th floor of Hotel Casa in Amsterdam East. More than 30 local craft beers are offered on the roof terrace. Not in the mood for beer? Then you can also enjoy a cup of coffee, delicious cocktails and vegetarian and vegan food. Especially at sunset, the location is a dream! Quiet chillout music makes for a pleasant vibe and you’ll meet lots of locals. Reservations are not accepted, just stop by! As long as the weather permits, GAPP is always open Wednesdays through Sundays.

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    Heineken Experience Rooftop

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    This guided tour of the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam includes an immersion in the history of one of the world’s most beloved breweries and a breathtaking view from the rooftop. Heineken’s Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam can only be visited with this ticket. The Rooftop Bar is not open to the public, and tickets are not sold on the spot, so be sure to purchase a pass and book a time slot online and in advance. At the end of one of the most popular tours in Amsterdam, you can enjoy a cold beer with a great view of the city. Cheers! You can’t go wrong with this combo ticket. You can kill two birds with one stone because the ticket includes the Heineken Experience and a leisurely boat trip on the canals of Amsterdam, two of the most popular tourist attractions in Holland’s capital. You can choose which of the two Amsterdam activities you want to do first. And of course, the price is lower than if you buy both tickets separately! From the boat, you will experience Amsterdam from its most beautiful side. You’ll pass beautiful traditional merchant houses, cross numerous picturesque bridges and see the many houseboats typical of Amsterdam. This 75-minute boat ride is a must on any Amsterdam trip. The Amsterdam Heineken Experience is incredibly popular at any time of the year. With this combo ticket, however, you can be stress-free past the long queue. From my experience, I can say that otherwise, you must wait really long. You save not only money but also time with this combo ticket.

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    On the Roof

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam Noord
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    On the Roof is a well-known spot in the Amsterdam music scene. Here you can listen to great concerts while enjoying the view over Amsterdam. For over 10 years, On the Roof has welcomed Amsterdam’s colorful, diverse music scene and guests from abroad every year between June and September. Since 2022, there have been Sunday afternoon concerts for families, and On the Roof has also launched a support program for young artists. Any Amsterdam traveler who is a music enthusiast should pay a visit to On the Roof.

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    Located in Nieuwe Houthaven on a platform that stands on stilts in the water, REM Amsterdam is a very special rooftop bar. REM is spread over three floors: the REM Restaurant, the REM Bar and the REM Rooftop. From the rooftop terrace you can enjoy the breathtaking view over Amsterdam and the water in hammocks. It feels like you are floating on the water. The view is truly magnificent! Enjoy a delicious cocktail, a Dutch beer and good finger food. A cocktail costs 12.50 euros, which is more than fair for this view.

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    Skybar Malabar

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam-Centrum
    Skybar Malabar in Amsterdam bei Nacht
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    Malabar Amsterdam is located on the rooftop on the 8th and 9th floor of the Hotel Jakarta 35 meters above sea level. From here you have a phenomenal view over the river IJ. For around 15 euros you get in the Rooftop Bar fancy cocktail creations. Try the What a Paloma with tequila, strawberry and grapefruit and enjoy the spectacular view. Reservations are not available here. Combine the bar with a visit to the nearby Nemo Science Museum and stop by at sunset.

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    Skylounge Amsterdam

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam-Centrum
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    The SkyLounge is probably one of the hippest and most famous rooftop bars in Amsterdam. Located near the train station and right on the waterfront, the rooftop bar of the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the river. The decor is modern and luxurious. So, of course, the drinks are not necessarily cheap, but the view is worth it. During the day you can sit and eat here, in the evening the SkyLounge turns into a club bar with DJ. The dress code is smart casual, so you’d better dress up a bit. Reservations are not accepted, so just drop by.Currently, the SkyLounge is being renovated and will reopen in June with a new concept!

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    Twenty Third Bar

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid
    Aussicht von der Twenty Third Bar inAmsterdam
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    On the 23rd floor of the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid is the Twenty Third Bar. Enjoy a wine, champagne or a delicious cocktail 78 meters above the ground with a view over Amsterdam. Homemade syrups and purees enhance the cocktails, and there’s a story behind each one. Be sure to try the signature cocktail Lovelyy Amsterdam with Zacapa, raspberry puree, lime juice and chocolate. Small delicacies are prepared at the adjacent Ciel Bleu restaurant, which has two Michelin stars. Things get fancier here, so you’ll want to make sure you’re dressed smartly.

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    Up on the Roof

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam-Centrum
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    The Nemo Science Museum is not only an interesting science museum for the whole family, but also houses a large roof terrace, also known as the City Square. Here you can find the open-air exhibition Energetica, a restaurant and quite a lot of space to enjoy a great view of historic Amsterdam. The terrace is free of charge and open all year round. On warm summer nights, open-air cinemas are also held here. However, the city square is only open until 5:30 pm, so it’s more suitable for an afternoon coffee break than an evening bar visit.

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    W Lounge Amsterdam

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam-Centrum
    W Lounge im W Hotel Amsterdam
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    The W Lounge is a trendy rooftop bar on the 6th floor of the W Hotel. Things are a bit more chic here. The dress code is smart casual and the entrance is from 21 years. From here you have a 360° view over Amsterdam. In bad weather, the glassy, stylish lounge inside invites you to linger; in good weather, you can sample the latest cocktail creations on the terrace with lounge furniture. A cocktail costs 18 euros. A DJ plays from early evening until late at night. There’s also a long pool on the terrace, where you can reserve slots for three hours.

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    Wind Sky Bar

    Rooftop Bar in Amsterdam
    Wind Skybar Amsterdam
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    Located just outside Amsterdam, the Wind Sky Bar of the Four Elements Hotel offers a very special view: on the 10th floor terrace you can enjoy a cocktail while taking in the sea air and the view over the nearby Blijburg beach and the IJ Sea. Phenomenal! In the stylish and comfortably furnished bar you feel directly at home. In good weather, the outdoor terrace with direct sea view invites you to sit. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy yourself here while sipping a signature cocktail. Every Friday and Saturday, a DJ spins epic music, and you’ll be able to enjoy the atmosphere at the bar.

The most frequently questions about Rooftop bars in Amsterdam

How do I access rooftop bars in Amsterdam?

Most Rooftop Bars in Amsterdam are located in Hotels and can be reached via elevators or stairs inside the building. Some hotels or restaurants may have public elevators, while others require patrons to use designated entrances or elevators leading to the rooftop. However, It isn’t necessary to be a Hotel Guest to visit the Rooftop-Bars located in a Hotel.

Do rooftop bars in Amsterdam require reservations?

While some rooftop bars in Amsterdam accept walk-ins, it’s advisable to make reservations, especially during peak hours (From 5 p.m until 9 p.m) or busy seasons (Christmas, New Eyes Eve, Summer) , ensuring you secure a spot with the best views and avoid disappointment. Otherwise you can end up waiting for a long time and not getting the best view.

Can I visit rooftop bars in Amsterdam during winter?

Many rooftop bars in Amsterdam have seasonal operations, closing during winter months or offering covered and heated spaces. Some popular ones remain open year-round, providing cozy settings with blankets and heaters for colder weather. The Rooftop Floor 17 in Amsterdam offers a Winter-Season area, where you can enjoy a cocktail with a stunning view of the Dutch Capital.

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