AmsterdamDestinationsFood GuideNetherlandsTravel Guide5 Best Coffee-with-a-view Spots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the prettiest cities in Europe with tilting houses, tiled rooftops and all.
Helena PeiAugust 16, 201910 min

Amsterdam is one of the prettiest cities in Europe with tilting houses, tiled rooftops and all. However, due to the city’s notoriously flat geography, it can be quite difficult to find a decent viewing point in Amsterdam. Fortunately, there are several spots that offer visitors incredibly stunning panoramic views when enjoying a good cup of coffee in this canal-filled city. Here are 5 best coffee-with-a-view spots in Amsterdam for an ‘ouranophile’!



Blue Amsterdam is a café and restaurant with an amazing 360-degree view of the city. Located in a futuristic glass tower in the middle of the city centre, Blue offers a view of Amsterdam you have never seen before. A lot of Amsterdam’s highlights can be seen from here: Rijksmuseum, Munttoren, Zuiderkerk, Westerkerk, Carré theatre, Central Station, Royal Palace and the flower market. Take the glass elevator to the third floor and have a look around. Every trip to Amsterdam should start at Blue!



Each metropolis has a unique spot to discover the city from great height. Amsterdam has the SkyLounge Amsterdam, an award winning roof-top lounge bar overlooking this unique metropolis. This is the place where inhabitants of Amsterdam and global travelers meet each other. SkyLounge Amsterdam offers you a panoramic view of Europe’s most energetic capital, 365 days a year. It is the perfect spot for all your appointments, both business and private with a cup of Buscaglione coffee or a dish from the sophisticated lunch menu.



W Lounge on the top floor of the luxurious W hotel is one of the coolest rooftop bars in Amsterdam. This lounge will be at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled stunning 360-degree views over the city. W Lounge features a distinctive set of stairs that flow into the bar and echo the iconic steps of the historical Royal Palace located on Dam Square.

Meanwhile, MR PORTER is a unique concept that artfully blends qualities of the modern steakhouse with the buzz and experience of a chic lounge, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with superior quality in all aspects of the words.



A’DAM LOOKOUT observation deck is one of the newest Amsterdam’s attractions. Beside the incredible Over The Edge – Europe’s highest swing on top of the tower, A’DAM also attracts visitors by offering a wide range of possibilities for drinks, snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. From coffee to cocktails, and a salad to a 7-course fine dining menu – with the most amazing view over Amsterdam.

And with just an A’DAM LOOKOUT ticket, one can order breakfast (10:00 – 12:00) and lunch (12:00 – 16:30) in Madam Restaurant.


  1. FLOOR17

85 meters up in the sky, on the roof of Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam Rembrandtpark, you will find the spectacular Floor17 Rooftop Terrace. In both summer and winter, Floor17 takes you to higher places, with an amazing view over Amsterdam.

The Skybar with its phenomenal views over Amsterdam, experienced cocktail shakers, cozy atmosphere and DJ’s every Friday and Saturday, is definitely a place you have to visit!



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