Are you planning on visiting Amsterdam any time soon? Then this article will help you to find some of the hidden gems in the city, which even some locals know nothing of.
Beside the regular hotspots you can find on every website like: The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Anne Frank museum, the Heineken experience, a boat trip in the canals and such. There are other hidden gems that are often not mentioned on those lists. Together with one of our WAB editors and Instagrammer @whereis.vkeel, we’ll show you the top 4 hidden spots in Amsterdam.
1. Sea Palace Amsterdam
Sea Palace is the first floating restaurant in Europe. The Chinese pagoda-style restaurant situated in the Center of Amsterdam near the Central Station will grasp you by surprise. It’s an unique experience to be in the mystical exotic surroundings and at the same time enjoy the beautiful view overlooking Amsterdam.
2. Double Tree Lounge
A place where you can stop for a drink and enjoy the beautiful view of the city is at Sky-lounge Amsterdam of the DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel has an award winning rooftop bar with a panoramic view of the city centre’s sky line. During the day it is the perfect place to meet friends, other tourist, business acquaintances and such, at night you can witness the sounds of their DJs while enjoying one of their delicious cocktails.
3. Vondelpark’s Picasso
In Amsterdam’s largest city park — Vondelpark — there are several statues and sculptures including one by Pablo Picasso. The artist gifted it to the city in 1965 for the 100th year existence of the park. Picasso intended in to be a bird but Amsterdammers have always seen it as a fish. That’s why it’s locally known as the Picasso Fish statue.
4. W hotel lounge
The W hotel is located in the middle of the city Centre. Unlike the skyline view of the Double Tree Sky-lounge, at the W lounge you’ll have an unparalleled 360-degree view over the city from within. This cocktailbar, lounge and nightlife venue is on the 6th floor and open to everybody.