A’DAM Lookout: Amsterdam’s Most Stunning View from the Tower


A’DAM Tower is a must-see in Amsterdam for travelers. From the tower, you can get an amazing view of the city. There is plenty to do inside, such as visiting the observation deck, eating in the restaurant or visiting the interactive museum.

A’DAM Tower is a versatile building in the Netherlands that includes a hotel, offices, restaurants and an observation deck. The tower is located in the Amsterdam-Noord district of the city.

The tower was originally built in 1971 as an office building for the Shell oil company, and then a Dutch real estate company bought the building and the A’DAM Tower was opened to the public in 2016.

Adams Tower Lookout Building View
Shane Taremi

Things to do at A’DAM Tower?

A’DAM Lookout is one of the building’s most important attractions for tourists. There are several things to do inside the A’DAM Lookout, an open-air observation deck that offers 360-degree views of Amsterdam.

  • Visitors can experience the elevator, which can go up 20 floors in 20 seconds. You will have a pleasant elevator ride with sound effects and light shows.
  • A’DAM Toren Experience, a multimedia exhibition telling the story of the tower, is also located here.
  • For thrill-seekers, there is a swing at the top of the tower, 100 meters above the ground. You can experience the tallest swing in Europe while taking in the view.
  • If you want to take a ride in Amsterdam through VR glasses, you can also try the Amsterdam VR Ride, where you can virtually visit all the highlights.

Adams Tower Lookout Elevator
A'DAM Lookout
Adams Tower Lookout Over The Edge Swing
A'DAM Lookout

How to get to A’DAM Tower?

The easiest way to get to A’DAM Tower from Amsterdam Central Station is walking. You need to cross the river and walk a total of 1 km. This means you can be at A’DAM Tower in 10-15 minutes.

Adams Tower Lookout Closeup
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A few tips for the A’DAM Tower

When visiting A’DAM Tower, there are a few things to keep in mind to get the most out of your experience. Firstly, buy your tickets online in advance as this will guarantee your entry and avoid long queues, especially on your short trip to Amsterdam.

Secondly, try to visit during off-peak hours if possible, as there will be fewer crowds and you can enjoy the view more. The fewer the crowds, the more the experience. Finally, don’t forget to stop by the rooftop bar for a drink or a snack.

Adams Tower Lookout View

A’DAM Tower with I Amsterdam City Card

With the I Amsterdam City Card you can get free entrance to the A’DAM Lookout, which offers a 360-degree view of the city. You can also use your card to get discounts at the A’DAM Skybar and restaurant.

What to see around A’DAM Tower?

If you’re looking for things to see around the A’DAM Tower, there are plenty of options due to its proximity to the center.

Since the tower is located in the center of Amsterdam, you can easily explore the city’s many museums, parks and other attractions, many of which are within walking distance. Among the most popular attractions near the A’DAM Tower are the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, both just a short walk away.

If you are looking for a more unique experience, consider taking a canal cruise or visiting one of Amsterdam’s many historic windmills. For more places to visit in Amsterdam, visit the Amsterdam page.