Amsterdam's DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (formerly Mint Hotel) opened in 2011 and is located next door to central station.
Skylounge is its stylish lounge bar/restaurant with rooftop Skyterrace which has excellent views over the centre of Amsterdam and the waterfront area.
With a height of 43m, the Amsterdam DoubleTree Hilton hotel has a striking design and a great location on Oosterdok, a recent waterfront development in the city.
The Amsterdam Skylounge is open to the public and can be found on the 11th floor, accessible by lift from the hotel lobby area. It has a large lounge space with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, near 360° views, a variety of designer chairs and sofa seating, plenty of tables and a hip and happening ambience.
There is a small terrace on the eastern side and a larger roof "Skyterrace" at the other end - which has superb views of the IJ waterfront side (including the A'DAM Toren building) and also a sweeping vista of Amsterdam from Sloterdijk out to the west to Amstel in the south east. Good views are also seen of the St Nicolaaskerk church just across the water.
Now the Skylounge is not particularly cheap - we found a coffee at €7.50 a pop a little bit on the expensive side - however you are paying for the view. The bar serves a wide selection of alcoholic drinks including cocktails.
The restaurant offers a variety of bites, sandwiches, sushi, salads and desserts. Example mains include grilled burger, fish and chips and pasta - priced up to €20.
Due to its unique location and fabulous views we do recommend heading up to the Skylounge for a drink and a look around.
Skylounge Amsterdam Essential Info
Opening Times: Open daily, 1100-0100 Sun-Thu, 1100-0300 Fri-Sat.
Getting There: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is less than 5 mins walk east of Amsterdam central station. Skylounge is located on floor 11.
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DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam
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