The cityscape of Amsterdam is mesmerizing and the whole city edged along its famed canals make it truly distinguishing. You can discover the unique feel of the city while you tour Amsterdam just by seeing it from its major scenic spots. In fact, there are many such scenic spots in Amsterdam, ranging from its dazzling rooftops to serene canal banks, which offer an incredible view of the city. Listed below are some of the top places where you can enjoy the best views of Amsterdam.
The A’DAM Lookout is the perfect place if you wish to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the Amsterdam cityscape. Its 360-degree sky deck has some of the best views of Amsterdam that you cannot find anywhere else. The building even has its own adrenaline-filled adventure such as the ‘Over the Edge’ swing, which is the highest in Europe. You can take a swing in this vertigo-inducing swing and take a glimpse at the impressive canals and buildings of Amsterdam.
Westerkerk is one of the major churches in the Dutch capital located in the Grachtengordel neighborhood. If you are visiting this church then you should definitely know that it has the highest church tower in Amsterdam. Climbing upstairs in the Westerkerk Tower gives you a memorable scenic view of the Jordaan district and the rest of Amsterdam city.
Café de Jaren
Have you ever had the desire to sip a cup of delicious coffee while looking at the Amstel River? The Café de Jaren is the perfect place to be and is located right on the edge of the canal. The café with its outside terrace is the best place to spent savoring in coffee or brunch with its splendid view of the Amstel River. If you are on an Amsterdam boat tour, you can easily reach there as the café has its own private dock.
Nemo Science Museum
The Nemo Science Museum in Amsterdam has a splendid panorama terrace that gives you great views of the city. You can watch the interactive exhibits displayed there and learn a lot about science and technology. Moving up to its sloping roof gives you an expansive view of Amsterdam. Besides, you can even visit the outdoor exhibits placed on the terrace of the museum.
The SkyLounge at the Doubletree Hotel in Amsterdam is yet another place to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the city. This rooftop lounge has a great ambiance and is the perfect place for you to have some drinks while looking at Amsterdam from a high spot. The Doubletree Hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Centraal train station.