The 5 most exceptional viewpoints
1) Ramada Hotel
This restaurant and skybar is located on the 17th floor of the Ramada Hotel near Rembrandt Park. The hotel is located on the fringe of the inner part of the city and the post-war suburbs of New-West. From the top of this hotel, you can easily spot the differences between pre- and post-war Amsterdam.
2) Canvas op de Zevende
Canvas is a club and restaurant on the seventh floor of what used to be the editorial office of the Dutch daily, de Volkskrant. The large windows of this old installation room offer a 360-degree view over the city.
Silodam is a block of flats with a terrace that offers a tremendous view of the River IJ. The large stone structure next to the dam used to be a grain silo that was built in the late 19th century. It was squatted in the 1980s and as such saved from demolition. It’s now a national monument.
4) Restaurant Stork
Fish Restaurant Stork is located in ‘De Overkant’ (the other side), a former industrial area in Amsterdam North, with a great view of the River IJ. The area was once used by engine manufacturers, among which was Stork. It was recently rebuilt as a multi-purpose venue, but the industrial feel remains.
5) Okura Bar and Restaurant
Twenty Third in De Pijp is Hotel Okura’s champagne and cocktail bar on the 23rd floor. From this centrally-located neighbourhood you can see the entire city. Here you’ll also find Ciel Bleu, a two Michelin star-restaurant under the supervision of chef Onno Kokmeijer.
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