A spectacular building with a beautiful lofty hall is the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) , where large cruiseships dock during the summer, but which is used as a venue for cultural events during the winter.
There are many mooring facilities for touring boats and inland cruise operations. Every year over 100 sea cruise ships and more than 700 river cruise ships are ariving in this part of the city and their number is growing.
Also new is the in 2016 opened A'DAM Toren, a 22-story building that formerly housed Shell and now a tower of creativity with a restaurant, hotel, club and office floors.
A'DAM Lookout on the top floor is an open air observation deck which features panoramic views of the city and a swingset for adults where you can swing out over the edge of the building.