Top hotels in Amsterdam
If you want luxury look no further! This 5-star grand hotel is located 500 metres from Amsterdam Central Station. The interior reflects the building’s rich maritime past, each room uniquely furnished to reflect a bygone era. Every comfort is attended to, including free wi-fi, Nespresso machine, fluffy bathrobes and cable TV. Enjoy unlimited access to the lavishly designed Spa and Wellness Centre with sauna, steam room and indoor pool.
This smart 3-star hotel sits between the famous Rijksmuseum and busy Leidseplein Entertainment Area. It takes a scenic canalside spot and mixes modern amenities with period charm. Sip beer in the hotel bar, relax on the terrace and login using the free wifi. All comfortable rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV, a safe and air conditioning
This modern 4-star hotel is found close to leafy Rembrandtpark in the West of Amsterdam. There’s a restaurant, bar, roof top terrace and gym onsite and you can unwind in the sauna after a day of exploring. Elegant rooms come with a flat-screen TV, and the hotel’s free wifi keeps you connected.
Cheap Hotels in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
Generator Amsterdam is located in the old zoological university building in the up-and-coming eastern side of the city, overlooking Oosterpark. It has flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a light and airy café and an outdoor terrace. The former lecture hall has been turned into impressive chill-out lounge and bar, while the old library is now a relaxation and private events room. The basement and café are now dining destinations and the original boiler room has become a secret late night bar.
Sitting in the exclusive residential area of Oud-Zuid, the 3-star Hotel Central Park is a modern hotel overlooking the attractive Vondelpark, and close to the Van Gogh Museum and the buzzing nightlife of Leidseplein. The hotel serves a tempting breakfast buffet each morning and has a 24-hour reception desk. Among the Hotel Central Park’s room features are flat-screen TVs, free wifi access and a private bathroom with shower.
Near Heineken Experience
It's located between the canals with a 2 minute walk to the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and a 5 minute walk to the museums at Museumplein. Public transport is nearby the property: you can take the tram to every direction in Amsterdam. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the spacious common area. The Schiphol airport is 16 km .
In Amsterdam (Amsterdam South)
Hotel Bellington A warm welcome awaits you at the mid size, 2x000D star rated Hotel Bellington in Amsterdam. Hotel guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant on site. Room Features Hotel Bellington. Smoking is permitted in certain bedrooms (please specify when booking) and the public areas of the hotel. All rooms feature a stocked minibar.
Near Van Gogh Museum
In Amsterdam (Nieuw-West)
This lovely hotel enjoys a convenient position right in the city centre of Amsterdam, at the “De Pijp” vibrant district. The property is a mere 15-minute walk from the Museum Square where visitors will find plenty of sightseeing attractions such as the famous Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concert building. Moreover, the RAI Convention Centre is at around 10 minutes on foot from the hotel, ideal for all those corporate travellers staying at the property. Visitors will enjoy a pleasant stay at the hotel, as they can take advantage of the affordable but completely appointed guest rooms with all conceivable standard amenities. Each stylish and air-conditioned guest room is provided with a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, as well as high-quality bed linens for a restful night’s sleep. Guests will also appreciate the friendly staff that will attend all their needs.
easyHotel Amsterdam Arena Boulevard is located in the South-east area between all the mayor event centers such as the Ziggo Dome, AFAS live (before Heineken Music Hall) and the Amsterdam Arena. The hotel is centered in the most prominent business and entertainment area of Amsterdam with many restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel is located 100 meters from the Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena train station, which has direct connections with Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam RAI and the center of Amsterdam on a 15 minutes travelling distance. The hotel is also easily accessible by car and there is a large parking lot next to the Arena which is open 24 hours a day, with a maximum tariff of 24 euros a day. Please be aware that the minimum age for check-in is 23.
Near Van Gogh Museum
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Hotels in Amsterdam
Famous for its canals, cafes, picturesque buildings, museums, and liberal culture, Amsterdam has something for everyone. Rent a bicycle or take a boat trip to really get to know this hip city and its bustling streets and waterways. There are a range of hotels in Amsterdam to suit most budgets and requirements, ensuring you can relax and make the most of your stay here.
Amsterdam’s 17th century canals run through the heart of the city and have been awarded World Heritage status. Lined by iconic, narrow buildings and home to many sleepy houseboats, a stroll along the maze of canals is a pleasant attraction in itself. When you need to relax, there’s always a café nearby. A combination of pub and cafe, ‘brown cafes’, as they are called, have an intimate, cosy atmosphere and serve a range of traditional drinks and snacks.
More adventurous visitors might be intrigued by the city's famous red light district, in the old town area, with its window displays and sex shops. Despite initial reservations some may have, the area has a strong police presence and is populated by a range of people, from hen parties to tourists, seeking amusement and titillation more than anything else.
Arts and Culture
The city has a number of important museums which attract visitors from all over the world, quickly filling up most of the cheap hotels in Amsterdam during the summer months.
The Rijksmuseum houses the largest collection of classical Dutch art, with nearly one million objects from around the country. Some of the most famous pieces on display are the works of Rembrandt, including his masterpiece, De Nachtwacht (The Night Watch).
Rembrandt fans will also enjoy the Rembrandt House Museum which has been reconstructed to show how it would have looked during the artist’s time living there.
The Van Gogh Museum is home to the largest collection in the world of the famous artist’s work and is the most visited museum in Amsterdam. Here you will find his renowned paintings including the Aardappeleters (The Potato Eaters) and Zonnebloemen (Sunflowers).
Just next door is the Stedelijk Museum, containing Amsterdam’s largest display of modern art, including works by Piet Mondriaan, Karel Appel, and Kazimir Malevich.
The Anne Frank House is where the young Jewish girl, Anne Frank, and her family hid from the Nazis during the war and where she also wrote her famous diary of the ordeal. Today, the house is a museum dedicated to her memory with the original diary, photographs and personal possessions on display.
Amsterdam has three main theatres which host a wide variety of entertainment. The Stadsschouwburg is the former home of the National Ballet and Opera and offers a mixture of contemporary and traditional plays, mainly by Dutch writers.
The Royal Theatre Carré was originally designed as a circus theatre in 1887 and now features acclaimed shows like The War Horse and performers such as Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, and Marianne Faithfull.
The DeLaMar Theater is also host to a range of international theatre, musical, and dance performances. The Dutch National Opera & Ballet has been the main opera house in Amsterdam since 1986 and is home to the Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet. Across from the Museum Square is the Concertgebouw, home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and considered to have some of the best acoustics in the world.
Restaurants and cafes
Amsterdam’s food is as rich and diverse as its culture, with sweet, savoury, mild, and spicy dishes to suit any appetite.
Dutch pancakes are a popular meal that every visitor should try, we recommend Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs (so long as you don’t mind the steep staircase up to the restaurant) which serve generous sized helpings of this favourite, the bacon and syrup pancake being particularly delicious.
Stroopwafels (two thin waffels with syrup in the middle) are another Dutch classic which can be bought packaged as a souvenir or eaten fresh.
Two of the best places to try hand-made stroopwafels are a little café called Lanskroon, in the centre of the city, and from the vendor in Albert Cuypmarkt who makes them from fresh throughout the day.
Indonesia was a former colony of the Netherlands and has contributed significantly to Dutch cuisine, particularly with the rice table (Rijsttafel in Dutch).
This dish consists of small plates of spicy meat, fish, or vegetables that can be shared between groups for more variety.
For food on the go, chips with peanut sauce (another Indonesian fusion) are a very addictive Dutch snack and can be bought at most street stands. Raw herring may not sound appetising to everyone, but, served with onions, is another popular street food snack.
Bars, Clubs and Music
Amsterdam has a thriving and diverse nightlife that attracts many tourists. In addition to the traditional bars serving beer and snacks, there are various nightclubs around the city, such as the Escape, Club Home, and Panama. For a safe and quick journey we have a wide range of hotels in Amsterdam city centre that will make your nights out less complicated.
Trance music is very popular in the Netherlands and home to some of the scene’s leading talent, including DJs such as Armin van Buuren and Tiesto. Every October, Amsterdam hosts the Amsterdam Dance Event which is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world.
Jazz is also very popular in Amsterdam, with many live performances in clubs such as Bimhuis, Café Casablanca, and Café Alto.
For rock/pop concerts and shows, there is the Afas Live, which features shows such as Batman Live, Riverdance, and acts like ZZ Top. The Ziggo Dome is an indoor music arena that also hosts big name acts, such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Tom Jones.
Shopping in Amsterdam City Centre
To get a feel for how the locals shop, head to Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam’s oldest and busiest market. Here, you can find a wide array of cheap goods and tasty snacks, including stroopwafels, doughnuts, and egg rolls. Tulips can be bought from Bloemenmarkt, by the Singel, and Delftware, the famous blue and white Dutch pottery, can be bought at many specialist shops in the city, such as Jorrit Heinen Royal Gifts and Collectables in the Munt Tower.
Amsterdam Airport has an outstanding shopping area, with many unique and stylish gift ideas on display, from Gouda cheese, to wooden clocks decorated with tulip designs, and merchandise from the world of Miffy (Dutch artist Dick Bruna’s loveable bunny character).
The airport also has a well-stocked reference library and an annexe of the Rijksmuseum, where you can appreciate paintings and artifacts from Dutch history, before checking into your Amsterdam hotel.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Amsterdam
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Amsterdam?The best hotels to stay in Amsterdam are NH Amsterdam Centre, NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and Hotel Okura Amsterdam.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Amsterdam?Camp Inn Hotel Amsterdam in Amsterdam offers one night in a double room at the price of £29.
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