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Luminair Amsterdam – Panoramic Rooftop Bar

At DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Central

Luminair is a stylish rooftop lounge bar-restaurant with outdoor terrace which has excellent views over the centre of Amsterdam. It offers a relaxed but sophisticated international vibe and is open daily to the public.

Luminair is located on the 11th floor of the Amsterdam’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Central. As the name suggests, the hotel is found adjacent to Amsterdam Central station.

Luminair opened in summer 2023 and replaced the former Skylounge bar which had been a feature of the hotel since it opened back in 2011.

With a height of 43m, the Amsterdam DoubleTree Hilton hotel has quite a striking angular design with grey brick cladding and large glass windows. It has a prominent location on Oosterdok, the Eastern dock development in central Amsterdam.

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Doubletree hotel Amsterdam Central

Luminair is accessible by lift from the Doubletree Hilton hotel lobby area.

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Luminair Amsterdam – entrance

On entering you will find a long, narrow lounge space with tables next to floor-to-ceiling glass windows. There is a tea/coffee bar station in the middle and a circular island bar with stool seating at the end.

There are some nice designer touches such as the cloud-like ceiling drapes and at night the space is beautifully lit.

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Luminair seating
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Luminair circular island bar
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Luminair at night (credit: Luminair Amsterdam)

There is a large wooden-decked roof terrace which is open in spring/summer (it was closed when we took the photos on our last visit in late winter).

The eastern part of the space which was curtained off is now called Eclipse and is open for private hire for events up to 125 people. It has a small outdoor balcony terrace space as well.

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Luminair Amsterdam – panoramic view
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Luminair Amsterdam – outdoor terrace (opened in spring/summer)

This is what the terrace looks like in the summer:

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Outdoor terrace in summer (credit: Luminair Amsterdam)

Luminair Amsterdam Views

From the lounge you get fantastic sweeping views of Amsterdam towards the south side. Directly in front can be seen the domed St Nicolaaskerk church just across the water and the Oudekerk church tower a bit further beyond.

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Luminair Amsterdam – south-west facing panorama with St Nicolaaskerk

Looking south you can catch sight of the Zuiderkerk tower, the Rijksmuseum twin towers and Amsterdam Zuid business district in the far distance.

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Luminair Amsterdam – views to the south (Zuiderkerk tower)

Looking west you will see Stationsplein at Amsterdam Central where the trams depart and in the distance the large office buildings of Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

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Luminair Amsterdam – westerly views including trams at Central Station

There are also views to the north overlooking the train tracks of Amsterdam Central station, the IJ river and buildings at Amsterdam North including the white EyeFilm Museum and A’DAM Toren.

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Luminair Amsterdam – view of Central Station and Amsterdam North

Luminair Amsterdam Menu

Luminair has a very extensive drinks menu including 8 signature cocktails ‘inspired by different gradients and intensities of visible light and warmth’.

The food menu features an array of international inspired bar-bites and a special Sunday brunch menu. You can check the full menu here

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Luminair drink + bites

Whether you are here on business, visiting Amsterdam as a tourist or living locally, we would highly recommend a visit to Luminair. With its the ambience and fabulous views over the day and night, it is the best rooftop bar in Amsterdam.

If you wish to stay at the 4-star Doubletree Hilton Amsterdam Central then you can book a room here

Luminair Amsterdam Essential Info

Luminair Amsterdam Opening Hours

Open to the public daily.

1100-0000 (Sun-Wed), 1100-0100 (Thu), 1100-0300 (Fri-Sat).

Luminair Amsterdam Location

Luminair is located on the 11th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Central. It is accessible by lift from the hotel lobby, press for floor 11 marked Luminair-Eclipse.

From the south (city) side of Amsterdam Central station look east and you can see the large grey Doubletree hotel building. Walk in an easterly direction on Stationsplein beyond the A side trams, cross the bridge and continue to the south-eastern side of the building where you will find the hotel entrance and lobby. The 400m walk should take around 5 mins.

For those coming by car there is the nearby Parking Centrum Oosterdok which offers reasonable advance parking rates.

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Luminair Amsterdam Address / Contact

Luminair, DoubleTree by Hilton, Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 530 0875,

Last update 29 February 2024, originally published in 2013.

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