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  • TOP 3 Amsterdam Restaurants with a View

    Looking for a place to enjoy both delicious food and breathtaking city views? We’ve got 3 options for you! Here are the best Amsterdam restaurants with a view and a few reasons why they top the list.

    Blue Amsterdam

    Photo by Iana Poliakova

    Located in the heart of the city and overlooking its rooftops, Blue Amsterdam offers a truly unique and authentic experience. Here you can spot some of the city’s most famous buildings like The Rijksmuseum, The Royal Palace, Westerkerk and others. Don’t miss a chance to see the finest details of Amsterdam skyline and pick one of the binoculars lying on the tables.

    Blue Amsterdam is owned by two sisters and has a personal touch in every detail. While the view is what grabs your attention in the first place, it is a warm atmosphere that makes you come back over and over again. Sit back in a comfy Acapulco chair, a drink in your hand, Amsterdam at your feet, and soak the sun through those gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows.

    Photo by Iana Poliakova

    The menu is simple but delicious. Check out the following links for lunches and sweets & snacks.

    Where: Kalvertoren, Singel 457
    What to order: Marinated Chicken Sandwich, Mini Spring Rolls, Cheesecake With Red Fruit Compote
    Average bill per person: €15-25

    TripAdvisor: 4.5
    FourSquare: 8.6

    SkyLounge Amsterdam

    Source: SkyLounge

    SkyLounge Amsterdam is an award-winning rooftop lounge bar located on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station. Due to its unique location, SkyLounge Amsterdam offers breathtaking 360° views of both old and new parts of the city. Take a seat inside to enjoy the view through panoramic windows or head to the open terrace if the weather allows.

    “SkyLounge Amsterdam has many different vibes and can be anything from a cozy lunch place to a lively club,” says manager Lisa Bakker. In the daytime, it’s peaceful and relaxing, but after the sun goes down, it turns into an awesome party hub with a DJ.

    Source: SkyLounge

    The menu is big, diverse and based on the concept of shared dining. The beverage options range from soft and hot drinks to SkyLounge Amsterdam famous signature cocktails. See here for the full menu and prices.

    Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Oosterdoksstraat 4
    What to order: Grilled burger of MRIJ beef, Crispy Peking duck, French fries from the ”Frietboutique”
    Average bill per person: €25-40

    TripAdvisor: 4
    FourSquare: 9.3

    Canvas

    Photo by Raymond van Mil

    Ride the elevator to the 7th floor of Volkshotel and you’ll discover another one of TOP Amsterdam restaurants with a view – Canvas. In the past, this place was a lunchroom for the journalists of De Volkskrant newspaper. Now it’s open to everyone and serves as a lunch spot, restaurant and a club.

    Head to Canvas in the afternoon to grab a quick bite, enjoy your dinner gazing at the sunset or join after midnight for a fun night out. Canvas is always a good idea! The view is beautiful and can be enjoyed from both indoors and out.

    Photo by Mark Groeneveld

    What is even better, Canvas regularly hosts DJs and events, and there is a rooftop sauna available for everyone on Sundays. Every first Sunday of the month, Volkshotel organizes an open-air rooftop hot tub session with live music, storytelling and drinks.

    See the following links for the lunch and dinner menus.

    Where: Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150
    What to order: Burger, Hummus, Entrecote
    Average bill per person: €15-30

    TripAdvisor: 3.5
    FourSquare: 8.4

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