Amsterdam’s Best Hotels

Amsterdam, The Netherland’s premier commercial city, has a stunning setting around a 17th century ring of canals, some of the world's finest art and a tolerant culture - we all know about the red light district and Amsterdam’s liberal drug laws. But to ensure your stay goes as perfectly as possible, you’ll need our Guru’s list of Amsterdam’s best hotels.


There’s a HUGE range of choice when it comes to Amsterdam’s accommodation, which is why it’s so important to choose Amsterdam's best hotels wisely!

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for a City Break

  • The College Hotel is a boutique hotel in the centre of Amsterdam’s fashion and museum district, with large rooms, a terrace, bar and restaurant.
  • The Hotel V Nesplein is a slick, modern city hotel with industrial chic style and a buzzy restaurant and bar.

Hotel V Nesplein

  • The Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy is a large, historic building with industrial sized rooms each individually decorated and a great selection of public spaces used for art exhibitions, meetings, fashion shows, a library and of course restaurants.
  • Or, for something smaller, and with a little more historic charm, try the Art Deco Hotel Roemer, with its individually decorated rooms, roaring fires and hidden private garden.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Romance

  • Misc has just six personally styled, boutique rooms, and is right by the canal, in the fashion/ cultural district, so it’s a great choice if you want a bit of peace and privacy.

Suitehotel Posthoorn

  • The Suitehotel Posthoorn is another six room hotel, this time converted from a lovely townhouse just outside the city proper, and with the value add of a Michelin starred restaurant.
  • Or, for something larger, try Andaz Amsterdam, a spectacular, five star boutique hotel with fantastically designed rooms, suites and public spaces - think chandeliers, murals, plenty of gold, and canal side views.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Foodies

  • The Hotel de L'Europe is a luxurious, five star, canal side hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant and a state of the art spa.

Hotel de l'Europe

  • The Sir Albert is a smart, contemporary hotel with white and dark decor, every modern gadget, a wonderful library, wine collection and spa and a fantastic Japanese restaurant.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Great Value

  • The Hotel Vondel is in a great location near shops, museums and Amsterdam’s nightlife and has 80+ whitewashed rooms with wooden furniture, arranged around a lovely courtyard garden - and all starting from around £60 per night.

Hotel Vondel

  • For around the same price you could stay at CitizenM Amsterdam City, a modern hotel with small, high-tech tools and a cool living area and canteen.
  • Also amazing value at around £56 per night, the Volkshotel is an old newspaper office converted into a large, creatively designed hotel with its own bar and nightclub.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Buzz

  • Art'otel is a modern hotel, specially designed to be young and hip, and it’s even got its own art gallery and an excellent restaurant.


  • The Conservatorium was originally a bank then a music school, and is now a hip, buzzy hotel ideally located for all that the city has to offer.
  • Or you might try the Hotel Estheréa, which sounds kind of old school, and is converted from an opulent 17th Century hotel next to the city’s oldest canal, but is actually very lively.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Canal Views

  • For something hip, but also beautifully located, try the Max Brown Hotel, which has 34 stylish rooms overlooking one of Amsterdam’s prettiest canals, close to the major sights and nightlife.

Hotel Wiechmann

  • The Hotel Wiechmann is a simple, family-run hotel in a converted canal house in the centre of town and makes for a well located, and reasonable break.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Families

  • The Hotel JL No76 is a great value option for families, close to museums and shopping and with a relaxed, fresh design feel.

Hotel JL No 76

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for the Environmentally Minded

  • The Conscious Hotel Vondelpark is an eco hotel with up to the minute modern design. Everything here is recyclable and breakfast is totally organic and free range.

Amsterdam’s Best Hotels for Something Different!

  • The Sandton Hotel Filosoof is a small, reasonably priced hotel, uniquely decorated and designed, with each room in the style of a different philosopher. You’re close to the old city centre near the museums, sandwiched in a row of lovely 19th Century townhouses.

If you haven’t found your idea of the perfect place to stay in Amsterdam on our Guru’s list of Amsterdam’s best hotels, you could:

  • consult our Guru’s list of the Best Amsterdam Guesthouses,
  • expand your search to include all the best places to stay in Amsterdam,
  • or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • The College Hotel


      Four star boutique in Amsterdam's Fashion and Museum District. Welcomed by sensual interiors, the modern guest rooms are spacious and a great base for local exploring. Enjoy the Bar Lounge and the High Tea, a cocktail on the terrace and mouth watering dishes throughout the day. Vibrant and trendy.

      40 rooms from $223
      Designer  -  Interiors by famed designer Martijn de Goede.
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
    • Art'otel


      A sophisticated contemporary hotel with its own art gallery. Young, hip and designed for movers and shakers. Shiny rooms and suites with lots of space and subtle lighting. Excellent restaurant and access to the spa off site. A trendy spot.

      107 rooms from $238
      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  Bang in the centre of town with Dam Square on the doorstep. Close to all major attractions
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    • Andaz Amsterdam


      A spectacular Five Star boutique hotel, the ultimate in fantastical design. The suites, garden, spa, restaurant, bar and library are designer showcases - fish head centre pieces, chandeliers, ornate cornicing, murals, porcelain, metallic gold etc. Canal side cool and splendour. Romantic too.

      122 rooms from $311
      Romantic Break
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  Anne Frank House, Wester Church, Royal Palace, and the Red Light District.
    • Hotel V Nesplein


      A modern and slick city hotel. Industrial-chic rooms and suites with dark wood floors and beautiful bathrooms. Buzzy restaurant and bar area which occasionally hosts live music. A central and cool spot for a romantic weekend away in Amsterdam.

      39 rooms from 102
      Contemporary  -  Loft-style rooms are super chic.
      City Style  -  Central Amsterdam location
      Local markets  -  Floating flower market (Singel canal between Koningsplein and Muntplein) and the open-air market on Albert Cuypstraat
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape
    • Hotel de L'Europe


      A luxury Five Star hotel on the canal side with Michelin starred restaurants and a state of the art spa. Decadent traditional living areas lead up to opulent rooms and suites. Rich wallpapers, private jacuzzis, marble bathrooms, mahogany furniture. Definitely for the luxury traveller.

      88 rooms from $414
      Foodies  -  Michelin starred restaurant and others.
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      City Style
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool with a jet stream, jacuzzi area and great views over the Amstel River.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
    • Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy


      Beautifully renovated cultural hub, where travellers can enjoy frequent art exhibitions and cultural events. Rooms are uniquely decorated, with modern Dutch designer furniture and original features - wooden beams and original tiling. An innovative location, dripping with creativity.

      117 rooms from $128
      Local markets  -  Explore the hip new Oostelijk Havengebied quarter, Amsterdam’s ‘New East’, in which the hotel is located.
      Sights nearby  -  Bimhuis concert hall is a just 15-minute walk from the property.
      Quirky  -  A creative hub, arty and innovative
      Designer  -  Beautiful modern Dutch decor
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers
    • CitizenM Amsterdam City


      Accessible modern Dutch design with affordable accommodation. Small high tech rooms are bright and airy, with top notch accessories including rain showers and free movies on demand. The living and canteen area are lively meeting spots. A cool and great value choice for a city break.

      215 rooms from $100
      Value chic  -  A trendy property with smart common areas and neat bedrooms with good amenities, all for only €89 per night.
      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  You can be in Dam Square in 25mins
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet
    • Hotel Estheréa


      17th century townhouses make up this boutique hotel on Amsterdam's oldest canal. Chandeliers, mahogany paneling and extravagant decor adorn the rooms. Large suites are all unique with luxurious fabrics and vibrant wallpapers. Breakfast is worth waking up for; drinks at the bar worth staying up for.

      71 rooms from $284
      Sights nearby  -  The Anne Frank House is close by.
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Full of character
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Frommers
    • Hotel Roemer Amsterdam


      Small art-deco hotel in downtown Amsterdam. Individually decorated rooms, a roaring fireplace in the lounge, and a hidden privately owned garden. A city break with oodles of character and an intimate atmosphere.

      37 rooms from $198
      Sights nearby  -  Very close to art galleries and Van Gogh Museum.
      Great walks  -  Vondelpark is just round the corner.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
    • Hotel Vondel


      A sleek and modern hotel with a lively atmosphere near Amsterdam's nightlife, shopping, and museums. Decor is chic: courtesy of designer owner Arjen van den Hoff. Untreated wooden furniture and white-washed walls create a minimal feel with cosy textiles. The courtyard garden is fabulous.

      86 rooms from $167
      Lively  -  At the heart of Amsterdam's lively centre.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers
    • Misc


      A renovated 17th century canal house in the heart of Amsterdam. Personally-styled rooms - bright, modern decor and canal or garden views. On the doorstep of the city's cultural and fashion districts - hire a bicycle from reception and explore the city at ease.

      6 rooms from $163
      Views  -  Of the canal and hotel garden
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape
    • Volkshotel


      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.

      162 rooms from $89
      Local markets  -  Explore the infamous flower markets.
      Full of character
    • Hotel Wiechmann


      Central Amsterdam canal house turned small, simple family-run B&B offering the essentials. Comfortable, breezy rooms with modern bathrooms have free wifi and a complimentary delicious breakfast. Proximity to the main attractions and shopping districts is a big selling point.

      37 rooms from $179
      Free wifi
      Great walks  -  This charming hotel is set on the Prinsengracht canal, an ideal spot for an evening stroll.
      House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Frommers
    • Sir Albert


      Very smart, almost masculine, contemporary hotel with a fantastic Japanese restaurant. Luxury rooms and suites in white with dark furniture and all the modern gadgetry. Wonderful library, wine collection, and spa. Sophisticated, smooth, very luxurious.

      84 rooms from $218
      Foodies  -  Fantastic Japanes restaurant.
      City Style
      Spa  -  Access to the City Street Spa in central Amsterdam
      Sights nearby  -  Van Gogh museum.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
    • Conscious Hotel Vondelpark


      A vibrant, stylish eco-hotel with state of the art modern design. Bright, spacious rooms and delicious organic breakfasts. Fully sustainable and ideally situated, right next to the leafy Vondelpark in the centre of the city.

      81 rooms from $117
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    • Conservatorium Hotel


      A homage to modern design in the centre of Amsterdam. Huge open rooms, minimalist furniture, and natural light. Bars, restaurants, and a large spa.

      129 rooms from $280
      Conference facilities
      Business meetings
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
    • Sandton Hotel Filosoof


      Full of character, this brightly decorated hotel has uniquely designed rooms, in the style of different philosophers. Situated in two 19th century townhouses in the old city-centre, close to museums and the Vondelpark. A cosy place from which to explore the city.

      38 rooms from $122
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers
    • Suitehotel Posthoorn

      Monnickendam, Amsterdam

      An excellent townhouse hotel just outside Amsterdam with a Michelin starred restaurant. Sumptuous, sultry rooms and suites with wallpapered walls, four poster beds, and stand alone bath tubs. A sophisticated gourmet choice.

      6 rooms from $167
      Foodies  -  Michelin starred restaurant.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
    • Hotel JL No76


      An urban-chic destination in downtown Amsterdam. Funky modern art designs and a lively restaurant. Its understated style and casual ambience is perfect for families or a relaxed city break.

      39 rooms from $111
      City Style
      Sights nearby  -  Near all the museums.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
    • Max Brown Hotel


      Stylish rooms, in a great central location, all at a reasonable price. Larger rooms have great views over the Herengracht canal - one of Amsterdam's prettiest. Major sights and nightlife are all easily accessible. A hipster hang out that won't break the bank.

      34 rooms from $146
      Sights nearby  -  Very central location, with many sights easily accessible on foot.
      Views  -  Views over the Herengracht Canal, one of Amsterdam's prettiest
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
posted Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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