The newest hotspot in Amsterdam is most definitely the A’DAM Tower. The big tower behind Amsterdam’s Central Station, and the one beside the spaceship-like EYE Film Institute. The building has 22 stories, with many more to tell.
A’DAM sees everything from Amsterdam’s historic centre, to its bustling port and the vast polder landscape. You can view a breathtaking 360° view from the observation deck . With several cool bars and restaurants, and a bunch of pioneering music companies it's a must to visit. Expect no sleep as A’DAM is open day and night, 25 hours a day, 8 days a week.
A’DAM Toren is the new name for ‘Toren Overhoeks’. The tower was designed by the architect Arthur Staal as a commission by Royal Dutch Shell. In fact, the tower is also affectionately known as the ‘Shelltoren’ by many Amsterdammers. It was officially opened in 1971, and was home to the multinational oil company until 2009.
A’DAM is proud of its roots – as it boldly claims the well-known abbreviation of Amsterdam. The brand name A’DAM also stands for ‘Amsterdam Dance and Music’, which reflects the business of the owners and main tenants: ID&T, AIR Events and MassiveMusic.
Staal designed the office tower at 45° to the IJ waterfront. This diagonal position (‘overhoeks’ in Dutch) gave the building its first name – and, in fact, informs much of A’DAM’s edgy, innovative and surprising personality.
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