Top hotels in Amsterdam
A grand 19th century building that once housed the first Heineken brewery, the Hotel Die Port Van Cleve is a beautiful 4-star hotel in the historic heart of Amsterdam, close to the Royal Palace and Kalverstraat. The De Blauwe Parade bar is decorated with a ceramic fresco that dates back to 1887, and the intimate Brasserie De Port is known for its excellent steaks. Each room has traditionally Dutch influences design, free wifi, private bathroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Sitting opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station, the Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam is an attractive 4-star period hotel, that’s well located for taking in the city’s sights. The hotel’s Fitness Centre has a generous range of leisure and fitness facilities, including a pool, sauna and salon. The Park Plaza Amsterdam’s rooms are designed in either a classic or contemporary style, but all have free wifi, private bathrooms and cable TV.
This completely renovated modern 5-star hotel with historic touches is an 8 minute walk from Dam Square and only 4 minutes from Central Station. Bridging the gap between traditional Dutch heritage and modern amenities this hotel provides free wifi and a state of the art gym and spa. After a day of cycling around Amsterdam, you can relax in the hotel's cozy bar which serves cocktails and small bites. All rooms show a perfect mix of modern decor with classic touches.
It’s game on at The Arcade Hotel, the world’s first video game hotel! For all those that share the love for video games this is the hotel of you. All the rooms feature a NVIDIA SHIELD TV, a retro console, gaming-headphones, free WiFi (1 GB fibre) and comfortable boxspring mattresses. Additionally, you will find more retro games in the lobby as well as a library packed with 2000 comics, right next to the amazing Game Room with 6 high-end gaming PCs, Virtual Reality and modern console corner (bookable at a fee). The organic breakfast offers Italian hams, Dutch cheese, fruit, salads, cereals, DIY fresh waffles and Unlimited Earth coffee. The bar serves Canadian snacks as well as local Dutch spirits. The local De Pijp area offers bars, cafés and restaurants. The Albert Cuyp market is a 5-minute walk from The Arcade Hotel, while the Sarphati park is situated across the street.
Sitting on the bustling Leidseplein, neighbouring the famous Vondelpark and within walking distance from all famous museums, the 4-star premium Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American dates back to 1902, and is famous for its gorgeous Art Deco style. The hotel is easy accessible by public transport. Both trams and the Airport Bus stop in front of the hotel. Café Americain’s sophisticated menu and high teas have made it a popular haunt of locals and artists and many celebrities have ordered a cocktail in the elegant Bar Americain over the years. The terrace of the Café is overlooking Leidseplein with its beautiful fountain. The Hotel's rooms all have flat-screen satellite TVs, free wifi and private bathrooms. Some rooms are even provided with private balcony or canal view. All guests can make free use of the fitness room of the hotel.
The ED Amsterdam hotel has been completely renovated at the beginning of 2019. It has a great location on the corner of the Leidseplein, near Amsterdams famous museums, the Vondelpark and the upcoming Oud West district with it’s restaurants, bars and the Food Hallen. The ED has an informal style, an easy check in formula and cozy, compact and comfortable rooms. The rooms are equipped with a shower, free amenities, hairdryer, a small fridge, a safe, a kettle and a Nespresso coffeemaker and free Wifi. In the lobby you will find a bar and a convenient store with snacks and drinks. ED’s breakfast buffet will give you a great start of your day.
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is located in a beautiful and quiet street in the centre of Amsterdam. We have a variety of rooms, suitable for 1 to 4 persons. All our rooms have a private bathroom and toilet. You can buy tickets for nearly all museums and attractions at our reception. We serve an enjoyable breakfast in our breakfast room. You can also play a board game or have a drink in this area throughout the day or at night.
Found within an elegant former townhouse, the 3-star The Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam sits in the affluent Plantage neighbourhood of the city, close to Rembrandt Square. During your stay you can enjoy a generous breakfast buffet, or fireside drink in the lobby. Decorated in a warm and modern style, the hotel’s rooms have en-suite shower rooms, stocked with complimentary toiletries, a flat-screen TV and free wifi access.
Just off Rembrandt Square the 4-star Eden Hotel Amsterdam offers contemporary style in the historic heart of the city. Enjoy a drink in the colourful Bar Pipa’s. The hotel's rooms are filled with eye-catching contemporary features, and every one has a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, a private bathroom and internet access.
A 4 minute walk from the fashionable P.C. Hooftstraat shopping district, this modern 4-star hotel sits close to Leidse Square. Hotel highlights include a spa with hammam and sauna, a gym, onsite bar and restaurant and free wifi to keep you connected. The rooms have a warm interior design and hardwood flooring and are air-conditioned.
The modern, 4-star Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam is centrally located in the Nieuw-West district of the city, just 3.5 km from Museum Square and 3.6 km from the Van Gogh Museum. The stylish interior includes a fitness centre, a spa and swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar and terrace area for unwinding in. The air-conditioned rooms each feature a TV, a minibar, and private bathroom with free toiletries. Free wifi is also available.
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XO Hotels City Centre is set in 10 monumental townhouses, around the corner from the lively Dam Square and Warmoesstraat area. It offers accommodation with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms. Free WiFi is available. Each room also comes with tea/coffee making facilities. The bar and lounge is the place to be for a delicious cup of coffee or tea. XO Hotels City Centre is situated in the historical heart of the city, next to the Berlage Trade Exchange and within walking distance from the Central Station (500 metres). In the direct surrounding you can find many restaurants, cafés and bars. The main tourist attractions like the Anne Frank House, Dam square and the shopping area of Kalverstraat are within easy reach.
Put down your suitcases and relax in the ibis Styles Amsterdam Amstel. The hotel is situated in a traditional Amsterdam canal house and is in a perfect location to discover the city center at your leisure. The atmospheric, trendy neighborhood of De Pijp and the Rembrandtplein are a 5 to 10 minute walk away. We wish you a pleasant stay at the ibis Styles Amsterdam Amstel.
Near Anne Frank House
You will feel right at home in ibis Styles Amsterdam City. The hotel's location makes it an ideal place to explore the city from and a great spot for city breaks and business trips. With a tram stop just outside, you can get to the city's various attractions in no time. It's a 10-minute tram ride to the center, and the Carré Theatre and the Heineken Experience are within walking distance.
Near Rembrandt Square
The Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center blends heritage with contemporary interiors. Located a short walk from Leidse Square, guests can benefit from quick transport links to the city centre. Start the day refreshed at the breakfast buffet, then rent a bike to discover the city. Snacks can be purchased from the vending machine and there is a lounge area to relax in. Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker, HD TV and en suite bathroom stocked with complimentary Sea of Spa products.
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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
What are the best hotels to stay in Amsterdam?Die Port Van Cleve, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam and The Arcade Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Amsterdam.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Amsterdam?The cheapest price for a double room in Amsterdam is £19, offered by Flipper Hotel Amsterdam.
What hotels are in the central Amsterdam neighborhood?The best hotels near the center of Amsterdam are Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Center and Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.
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