Open from May until the end of September, Hopp is one of the best places to embrace Amsterdam’s summer. Located high above the city, on the eighth floor of the Casa hotel, Hopp is a great place to come for a drink and enjoy the beautiful garden. With 30 craft beers on offer, visitors can explore Amsterdam’s top ale scene while also enjoying Dutch snacks such as bitterballen meatballs, croquettes and local cheeses. Hopp is open until 11pm, so embrace the warm summer evenings here and watch the sunset with friends.
Hopp, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, 1097 BC Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 665 1171
Twenty Third Bar
The de Pijp neighbourhood is one of the coolest areas in Amsterdam and visitors can see it from a whole new perspective at the Twenty Third Bar. Taking its name from its location on the 23rd floor of the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, it boasts wonderful views of the city. Head here during the day to enjoy a light bite from the adjoining Ciel Bleu Restaurant or visit at night to sample top wines and champagnes, all with a great view of the city’s skyline.
Twenty Third Bar, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 678 7111
Located on the seventh floor of the cool Volkshotel, Canvas offers 360-degree views over the Amstel river and the city centre. It is open from 7am every day so you can enjoy breakfast as you watch the city wake up, or come at lunch and make the most of the food menu, complete with top drink options. The popular rooftop venue fills up in the evening so get here early to secure your spot and watch the sun go down.
Canvas, Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 261 2110
The award-winning SkyLounge rooftop bar is one of the best places to enjoy panoramic views of Amsterdam. We recommended heading here at night, when the 11th-floor venue really comes into its own, turning into an energetic lounge club complete with top cocktails, DJs and spectacular views of the city lights. Come with friends and dance until the early hours of the morning – with views like this you won’t want to leave.
SkyLounge, Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 530 0875
The W Lounge at the W Hotel is arguably one of the coolest venues in the city, with great views, outdoor decking and an elegant swimming pool. Located near the De Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) area, the sixth-floor cocktail bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping. You don’t need to be a hotel guest to have a drink here so be sure to make the most of the top drinks on offer as you enjoy the 360-degree views of Amsterdam.
W Amsterdam, Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 811 2500