Holland is not known for it’s sunny weather and, despite that my husband insists the weather is better than in London, I still find it hard to believe him 😉 Anyway Amsterdam is a city that is worth to see with any kind of weather!
A perfect activity to do on a rainy day is to visit the SkyLounge which is situated at the 11th floor of the Hilton Double Tree hotel, just next to the central station. The lounge is very trendy and modern and allows you to have a drink or a whole meal while enjoying amazing views of Amsterdam from above. From here you will be able to see the historical centre with its impressive buildings and the IJ river where you might even see a big cruise ship anchored to its shores.
The staff is very friendly (they also provided a bowl of fresh water for Pelù) and they serve coffee with some delicious sweets. We spent a Saturday morning there and Catherine had a blast (me not so much) running up and down and into the roof garden braving the rain and wind: she is half Dutch after all 😉
As the lounge features a roof terrace it is also something you want to consider on a sunny day for some sunbathing and cool lounging. It must be pretty cool to go there at sunset and enjoy a mojito while watching the sun go down: how picturesque right? Oh well, not so much if you are a mom and you have a Toddler to run after but still it must be pretty amazing and we are planning to go back and give it a try 😉
Below are the opening hours and the direct link to their website in case you need more information!
Sunday to Thursday