Looming tall over the Amsterdam North skyline, this landmark 22 story tower is home to a selection of top-notch bars, restaurants – including a 19th floor revolving restaurant – and a rooftop observation deck with stunning views across Amsterdam.
Look over the city from the A’DAM Toren
A’DAM Toren is the new name for ‘Toren Overhoeks’, designed by the Arthur Staal as a commission by Royal Dutch Shell. In fact, the tower is also affectionately known as the ‘Shelltoren’ by many Amsterdammers. It was officially opened in 1971, and was home to the multinational oil company until 2009. Now the tower has a new purpose; housing many new hot-spots in town and a big swing at the A’DAM Lookout. Visit the tower and enjoy one of the restaurants located in the tower. While you are here, don’t forget to explore the rest of Amsterdam Noord, there is so much to see and do here!
Hot spots in and around the A’DAM Toren
Restaurant Moon (by famous chef Jaimy Verheije), bar Ma’dam, club Shelter, The Butcher Social Club and The Loft. Besides that you can swing over the city on Europe’s largest swing: Over the edge. Visiting the A’DAM Toren can be combined perfectly with a visit too the EYE Film, Tolhuistuin or This is Holland.
Getting there with the free ferry
The Amsterdam Public Transportation Company (GVB) has adopted its time tables to that of A’dam Toren. You’re now able to travel back and forth from the city centre to the entertainment area every ten minutes, day and night. Travel by ferry is totally free. It’s also possible to take your bike on the boat. Amsterdam Tower is of course also accessible by other means of transport. Taking a longer route through the city’s main tunnels, however, can turn out to be quite costly.
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Observation deck with an panoramic view of Amsterdam
There is no better way to explore a city than from above. Discover the centre of Amsterdam, and in particular the special design of the old town and its canals, from the A’DAM Lookout; the spectacular panorama deck on the 20th floor. The specially designed futuristic elevator takes you the upper floors of A’DAM Toren …
Ma’dam is a modern bar, club and restaurant on one of the upper floors of the A’dam Toren. Ma’dam is a breathtaking place to enjoy lunch, dinner or a long drink with perfect views. This establishment is characterized by sleek design, cement floors and columns, wooden bars with metal and spectacular lighting. Enjoy one of …
by Jaimie Van Heije
For a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience head to A’DAM Toren’s fine dining restaurant Moon. First of all, this beautifully designed place is situated on the 19th floor and offers an unbeatable view over the city. Secondly, the restaurant rotates slowly while you eat, so never a dull moment there. To top things off, renowned signature chef …
Enjoying A’dam Toren starts in the basement of the multimedia skyscraper. Shelter – an industrial chic nightclub with a special program and an exceptional look – is a great place to dance your night away. Decorated with concrete walls, a modern lighting system and state-of-the-art audio equipment ensuring a great audio-visual experience, Shelter has the …
The Butcher Social Club
A burger bar like you’ve never seen before. The Butcher offers an haute cuisine selection of delicious sandwiches with meats from the grill. Try the Daddy (250g Angus beef) with Edam cheese, BBQ sauce and onion, a Truffle Burger with tomato and onion or a delicious vegetarian Babaganoush Burger. The first branch of The Butcher …
EYE was Amsterdam’s first major cultural institution to make the leap over the River IJ and by doing so, is helping to strengthen ties between Amsterdam Noord and the rest of the city. The eye-catching building boasts state-of-the-art facilities including 1,200 square metres of exhibition space and four cinemas with a total of 640 seats. …
This is Holland
Who doesn’t want to fly and explore a new place? You are free as a bird at This is Holland! Guests will feel the wind going through their hair as they fly over the country seeing all the beauty and diversity the Netherlands has to offer. This is Holland uses the latest technology to give …
An old secret garden, the Tolhuistuin is a beautiful location that acts as a cultural haven to all sorts of art. The cultural hotspot also has a pavilion with a large cafe and restaurant that boasts a sun terrace on the IJ along with theatre and concert halls, exhibition rooms, a hiphop school and an …