A'DAM Lookout, the roof of Amsterdam

At a height of more than 100 metres, the A'DAM observation deck offers a 360° view of Amsterdam and the surrounding cities. More than just an observatory, you can swing above the void on the highest swing in Europe, enjoy a unique virtual reality experience and much more... A visit not to be missed!

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The history of A'DAM Lookout

In the north of Amsterdam, the A'DAM Tower blends perfectly into the landscape of the Overhoeks district. This former industrial area has been transformed over the past decade into a spectacular and futuristic neighbourhood that is leading the Netherlands into the 21st century. The 80-metre high tower was built in the early 1970s as the Dutch headquarters of the Shell Group, but has also been renovated and, with the opening of the A'DAM Lookout in 2016, has quickly become a must-see attraction in Amsterdam.

The view from the top of the A'DAM Lookout.

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Why visit the A'DAM Viewpoint?

The A'DAM Lookout is a 100-metre-high observation platform at the top of the A'DAM Tower, offering a breathtaking view of Amsterdam. But first the lift, which takes you to the 20th floor of the tower in just 20 seconds, is an experience in itself, with its light and sound effects and glass ceiling. From above, you can see the colourful houses of the historic centre, the boats coming and going through the harbour and canals, and the marshes of the Dutch countryside. You can download a free audio guide to learn more about the landmarks on the skyline and the history of Amsterdam. Interactive binoculars are also available.

The A'DAM Lookout is not only a viewing platform, but also a meeting place for thrill-seekers who come to test themselves on the highest swing in Europe. 100 metres above the void, with the rooftops of Amsterdam at your feet, the view is breathtaking and the adrenaline is through the roof. For something less impressive but just as fun, strap on a virtual reality headset and take a rollercoaster ride through the city and its iconic sights. After the thrill of the ride, relax with a cocktail on the rooftop or dine in the panoramic Moon Restaurant, which rotates to take in every corner of the landscape.

La balançoire “Over The Edge” au sommet de l’A’DAM Lookout.

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Practical information for the A'DAM Lookout

Awe-inspiring views over Amsterdam, Europe's highest swing, rooftop chill and panoramic restaurant... What more do you need to convince yourself that the A'DAM Lookout is a must-see on any trip to the Netherlands?

How do I get to A'DAM Lookout?

Located in the Overhoeks district in the north of Amsterdam, you need to take the F3 ferry from Amsterdam Centraal station (follow the IJ-Zijde signs) to the Buiksloterweg stop to get to A'DAM Lookout. It's free and the crossing takes just two minutes!

The summit of the A'DAM Lookout.

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Awe-inspiring views over Amsterdam, Europe's highest swing, rooftop chill and panoramic restaurant... What more do you need to convince yourself that the A'DAM Lookout is a must-see on any trip to the Netherlands?

How do I get to A'DAM Lookout?

Located in the Overhoeks neighbourhood, north of Amsterdam, you can take the F3 ferry from Amsterdam Centraal station (follow the IJ-Zijde signs) to the Buiksloterweg stop to get to A'DAM Lookout. It's free and the crossing only takes two minutes!

Opening Hours

The A'DAM viewpoint is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; the last entry is at 9:00 p.m.

Price of the A'DAM viewpoint

Full price : £14.50 on the spot and £12.50 online

Moins de 12 ans : £19.50 on site and £7.50 online

Swing “Over The Edge” : +£5.50

To find out all the prices and book your ticket online, visit theofficial website of the Mirador de la A'DAM .

A few tips for your visit

  • As the 'Over The Edge' swing is one of Amsterdam's top activities, we recommend that you book your slot online in advance and arrive at the A'DAM Lookout about half an hour before your chosen time.
  • You must be at least 1m20 tall and weigh less than 200kg to use the swing.
  • It is not possible to bring food or drinks.
  • A reservation at one of the Tower's restaurants gives access to the A'DAM Lookout.
  • The A'DAM Lookout is accessible to PRMs, and there is also a lift for people with epilepsy.
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