Amsterdam is home to over 30 monumental towers, the highest of which is the 36-storey Rembrandt Tower. Although people rarely get a chance to enjoy breathtaking views from inside them, most of the towers in Amsterdam open their doors to visitors at least once a year – on the Open Tower Day.
This year, the Open Tower Day lets you discover 28 towers around the city, including old historic buildings, such as the Westertoren, the Beurs van Berlage or the Posthoornkerk, and modern ones like the recently reconstructed A’DAM Tower.
See here for the full list of participating towers, their opening hours and visiting conditions.
Note that many of them are usually closed to the public, which means the Open Tower Day might be your only chance to pay a visit.
The Open Tower Day takes place on Saturday, March 25th, from 10:00 till 16:00 (unless stated otherwise).
Most of the towers are free to visit. Some of them do charge entrance fees, but offer special deals you wouldn’t get otherwise. A’DAM Tower, for example, provides a €5 discount on a regular ticket.
A few towers have limited capacity and require advanced registration or picking up your entrance ticket at 9:55. Those include the Posthoornkerk, the Rembrandt Tower, De Wolkenkrabber, the Oudekerkstoren and the Westertoren. Some of them are already fully booked, so hurry up if you’re interested in visiting.
In addition to beautiful views, there will be lots of special events and activities to participate in. Among other things, try your luck at the Photo and Film Contest to win a lunch for 2 in Blue Amsterdam, as well as a couple of other prizes.
Finally, don’t forget your camera and/or binoculars and put on comfortable shoes as you will probably do lots of walking and stair climbing.
Have a great day enjoying the views of Amsterdam!