A'DAM Tower

Top choice notable building in Amsterdam Noord

The 22-storey A'DAM Tower used to be the Royal Dutch Shell oil company offices, but has been funked up to become Amsterdam's newest big attraction. Take the trippy lift to the rooftop for awe-inspiring views in all directions, with a giant four-person swing that kicks out over the edge for those who have a head for heights (you're well secured and strapped in).

Before you take the lift, you can have a green-screen photo taken that looks like you're sitting on a metal bar vastly high up; a digital download is included in the Premium ticket.

There's a swish bar for drinks and light meals and the Moon revolving restaurant on the 19th floor. There are also two nightclubs (one up high, and one in the basement) and a funky hotel. The tower has wheelchair access.