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For the best views in Amsterdam, pull up a chair at one of these Forbes Travel Guide recommended restaurants. With so much to look at, just don’t forget to eat.
1. Ciel Bleu. The name of this restaurant means “blue sky.” Located on the twenty-third floor of Hotel Okura, it’s easy to see why. Enjoy spectacular cityscapes while feasting on chef Onno Kokmeijer’s sublime two Michelin-star fare.
2. Hotel de Goudfazant. Don’t be fooled by the name, this is strictly a restaurant. In the unlikely surroundings of an industrial terrain in Amsterdam Noord, Hotel de Goudfazant combines an elegant Dutch-French menu with sweeping vistas of the Eastern Docklands across the IJ.
3. Restaurant Open. Perched on top of a 1920s railway bridge that has been transformed into an airy, glass-fronted structure, this eatery offers contemporary cuisine and contrasting views of Amsterdam’s architecture, from old canal houses to modern apartment blocks.
4. Riva. The younger sister of popular brasserie and bar Dauphine, Riva has something its older sibling can only dream about: a prime waterfront location on the River Amstel and a floating terrace. The perfect spot to watch Amsterdam life drift by.