Canvas is a rooftop café-restaurant and club on the 7th floor of the Volkshotel located just south-east of central Amsterdam.
The outdoor panorama terrace at Canvas offers fine sweeping views of Amsterdam.
The building was opened originally in 1965 as the head office of newspaper Volkskrant, a left-leaning Dutch broadsheet. The top floor was used as a canteen and meeting spot for journalists.
In 2007 the newspaper moved to other premises and the building, which had become rather run-down was taken over as a work hub for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The top floor canteen was converted into Canvas op de 7e, which became a popular rooftop cafe-club in Amsterdam. In 2013 the building was subsequently closed and a major renovation project began.
In summer 2014 the building reopened as the 172 room, 3-star Volkshotel which includes a fully refurbished Canvas. [Book the Volkshotel here]
Food at Canvas is of a good eetcafé standard serving veggie/meat and fish dishes – the lunch menu from 1200 consists of a small range of sandwiches (€6-10); the dinner menu has starters (€5-12) and mains (€14-25). The bar offers an extensive drinks list from wines to cocktails.
You can also have a buffet breakfast (€12) open 0700-1100 (Mon-Fri) and 0800-1200 (Sat-Sun).
Every Friday and Saturday night after 2200 Canvas becomes a club with dance floor and guest DJ.
The outside roof terrace is north facing towards the city centre with views also available to the west and east – with a sharp eye you can spot many of Amsterdam’s main sights. It’s a relaxed place to come for a drink/bite to eat and if you visit in the evening you could watch the sunset (Amsterdam weather permitting!).
Canvas Essential Info
|Opening Times||Rooftop terrace open 1200-0300 daily.|
|Getting There||Canvas is on the 7th floor (lift accessible) of the Volkshotel at Wibautstraat in the south-east of Amsterdam. It is 5-10 minutes walk north of Amsterdam Amstel station. You can also get here by metro lines 51/53/54 (stop:Wibautstraat, exit: Graaf Florisstraat).|
Canvas, Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 261 2110