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Windmills and clogs are probably no longer as prevalent as the traditional stereotypes about the Netherlands would have you believe, but if you visit in Spring, tulips and bicycles probably are. The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in the Netherlands are all well situated to make the most of this fascinating country. These days the Netherlands is probably just as famous for its liberal politics and open minded approach to, well, to a lot of things! its land grab from the ocean, its art collections and beautiful canal-lining towns and cities.
The Dutch have a reputation for height and directness, making it easy to ask for directions. They're also more likely to direct you to the coffeehouse serving the best coffee, rather than the kind teenagers on their first trip away from home might be looking for.
Most of the stuff stag-dos are looking for is kept to one part of Amsterdam, conveniently located for the train station, while the rest of the city, and the country is more about art, heritage, beautiful architecture, dykes and cheese.
As countries go, the Netherlands has one of the world's best art collections. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vemeer, Mondrian, Hieronymus Bosch, there are plenty works by these masters to be seen. Spread across a number of excellent museums. It's not all Dutch Masters either. And the contemporary cultural scene is also well known internationally. The Netherlands is somewhere to be creative in.
It's not just great art this country has produced either, there are a number of architectural wonders, and some of the most spectacular gardens imaginable. The Keukenhof Gardens feature on innumerable bucket lists.
Amsterdam is wonderful, and worth returning to again and again, but it's also worth taking to the canals, or the bike paths, like the Dutch, and exploring further afield:
And then there's the famous Den Hague…
And those are just the ones we've all hear about. Some of the nicest are really best discovered for yourself, along the canal or tulip-lined bike path.
Set in East Amsterdam, an old Newspaper Office HQ has been redesigned as a creative hub welcoming all guests, 'from stockbrokers to punk rockers.' The contemporary feel runs throughout the hotel, from the flexi work space to the exciting bar and nightclub and into the individually designed rooms.
Accessible modern Dutch design with affordable accommodation. Small high tech rooms are bright and airy. The living and canteen area are lively meeting spots. A cool and great value choice.
Located in the beautiful Archipel area Mozaic provides a chic base for travellers looking for something different. Rooms are modern, with black white and silver palettes, some with open plan bathrooms all with music systems and coffee making machines. Free wifi makes this a hipster haven!
Fabulous canal side hotel and spa with a Michelin recommended restaurant. Large rooms and suites have light wooden floors, all the mod cons, and large comfy beds. Lovely terraces have canal views, fantastic food, and extensive spa facilities. A lively spot for all out pampering.
Located on the Maas River banks with views overlooking it this is one of the most stylish hotels in town. Rooms are decorated with patterned wallpaper, windows that let light flood in and white linens. There is a spa, wellness centre including indoor pool and hammam providing numerous treatments.
Rotterdam (3072 AP)
Slick, chic, designer hotel in Rotterdam. Ensuite rooms contemporary and modern in neutral tones with air conditioning, a free minibar and views across the port and city. With a fun rooftop cocktail bar, restaurant, gym and bicycle hire. A stylish and funky hotel.
This Design hotel and former Gothic monastery, dating back to the 15th century looks like something from an Elle Decor shoot. Rooms juxtapose old & new: exposed stonework with pop colours and artwork, large arched windows with statement furniture. Surely the most stylish way to discover Maastricht!