Amsterdam's Best Panaroma Cafés

rooftop bars and restaurants with the best panoramic city views




Hip rooftop beergarden on the 8th floor of Hotel Casa Amsterdam. Open in the summer and only when the weather allows.

Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4 (Oost)   |   open Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00

Restaurant Babel  


Amsterdam Public Library's rooftop terrace on a 5 minutes walk from Centraal Station, with a magnificent view of the old city border and Oosterdok (Eastern Dock), the old harbour of Amsterdam.

Oosterdokskade 143 (IJ Waterfront)   |   open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 22:00

Blue Amsterdam


Located on the 3rd floor of shopping centre Kalverpassage with an amazing 360-degree view of the city

Singel 457 (Centrum)   |   open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 18:30

SkyLounge Amsterdam  


SkyLounge is a restaurant and bar with a large, comfortable outdoor roof terrace. The drinks are quite pricey - a Ristretto costs €8.00 - so make sure your wallet is well filled before you take the elevator to the 11th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton.

Oosterdoksstraat 4 (IJ Waterfront)   |   open 7 days a week ⟩ sun-wed 11:00-00:00, thu 11:00-01:00, fri-sat 11:00-03:00

Ciel Bleu


Caviar, foie gras and gold leaf with fantastic views of Amsterdam. French restaurant with 2 Michelin stars located on the 23rd floor of Okura Hotel.

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 (De Pijp)   |   open mon-sat 18:30-22:30



Rooftop bar-restaurant and club with 360-degree view of Amsterdam on the 7th floor of Volkshotel, including wooden bathtub and sauna!

Wibautstraat 150 (Oost)   |   open sun-thu 12:00-01:00, fri-sat 12:00-03:00

NEMO panorama terrace  


The top of the NEMO building is 22m above sea level and can be reached by climbing up the 120 steps. The roof terrace is freely accessible. At the very top you will find the NEMO's roof café which serves basic drinks and snacks.

During the summer the terrace has a "city beach" with comfortable deck chairs to sit on, a large chess set, and a water feature for small kids. From the roof you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Oosterdok (Eastern Dock) with early 20th century museum boats, the National Maritime Museum and East Indiaman Amsterdam, Montelbaanstoren (old city tower), Central Station and the beautiful Saint Nicholas Church.

Oosterdok 2 (IJ Waterfront)   |   open tue-sun from 10:00 to 17:30

W Lounge  


Bathe in luxury on top of the W Hotel, with a swimming pool strip and rooftop bar. A unique view of the Royal Palace on the Dam and the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church).

Spuistraat 175 (Dam)   |   open sun-thu 11:00-00:00, fri-sat 11:00-01:00

SKY Bar&Lounge Pi  


Hypermodern bar on the 17th floor of the eye-catching Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam building in Amsterdam's southeastern part near the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Schepenbergweg 50 (Zuidoost)   |   open daily from 11:00 to 01:00

All bars mentioned on this website are popular spots that are visited by locals and not mainly targeted at tourists