Amsterdam’s 20 Best Hotels

Amsterdam, seduces tourists with its stunning setting around a 17th century ‘Golden Age’ ring of canals (the Grachtengordel), some of the world's finest art (in the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum) and its tolerant culture. It is a city of charm and easy-going appeal. However, the best places to stay in Amsterdam have always presented something of a problem, since the vast majority of buildings in the city’s historic centre are tall and narrow, giving little space for things like restaurants, lounges and spas... so you’ll need our Guru’s list of Amsterdam’s 20 best hotels.

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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 20 Best Hotels

Amsterdam’s Best City Break Hotels

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.

Hotel Roemer

Amsterdam’s Most Romantic Hotels

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.

MiscFulco Smit Roeters

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 Value Hotels

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.

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.

Hotel Wiechmann

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

If you can run to it the Seven One Seven Hotel is also fantastic for families, and should satisfy even the fussiest of guests. Located in a grand old world canal side building, it is hugely luxurious, but at the same time does not appear to be trying too hard.

Amsterdam’s Best Eco-Hotels

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.

Concious Hotel Vondelpark

If you haven’t found your idea of the perfect place to stay in Amsterdam on our Guru’s list of Amsterdam’s 20 best hotels, you could:

Amsterdam's 20 Best Hotels

  • The College Hotel Amsterdam 40 rooms from £173

    Restaurant  -  Serving up locally sourced fresh ingrediants, the restaurant has become a popular spot with locals so book ahead.
    Designer  -  Interiors by famed designer Martijn de Goede.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    SpaRestaurantGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Art'otel, Amsterdam Amsterdam 107 rooms from £184

    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.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolParking

    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. See More

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  • Andaz Amsterdam Amsterdam 122 rooms from £240

    Romantic Break
    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  Anne Frank House, Wester Church, Royal Palace, and the Red Light District.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    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. See More

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  • Hotel V Nesplein Amsterdam 42 rooms from £150

    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.
    Air conditioningRestaurant
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    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. See More

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  • Hotel de L'Europe Amsterdam 88 rooms from £320

    Foodies  -  Michelin starred restaurant and others.
    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool with a jet stream, hot tub area and great views over the Amstel River.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    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 hot tubs, marble bathrooms, mahogany furniture. Definitely for the luxury traveller. See More

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  • Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam 117 rooms from £99

    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.
    Restaurant  -  Serving light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet
    Quirky  -  A creative hub, arty and innovative
    Air conditioningRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • CitizenM Amsterdam City Amsterdam 215 rooms from £77

    Value chic  -  A trendy property with smart common areas and neat bedrooms with good amenities, all for only €89 per night.
    City Style
    Restaurant  -  CanteenM has a wide range of snack, salads, sushi etc
    Sights nearby  -  You can be in Dam Square in 25mins
    Air conditioningRestaurantNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Estheréa Amsterdam 71 rooms from £221

    Sights nearby  -  The Anne Frank House is close by.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Air conditioningViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Roemer Amsterdam Amsterdam 37 rooms from £154

    Sights nearby  -  Very close to art galleries and Van Gogh Museum.
    Great walks  -  Vondelpark is just round the corner.
    Air conditioningGardenNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Vondel Amsterdam 86 rooms from £80

    Lively  -  At the heart of Amsterdam's lively centre.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Misc Amsterdam 6 rooms from £126

    Views  -  Of the canal and hotel garden
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    ViewsNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    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. See More

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  • Volkshotel Amsterdam 162 rooms from £69

    Local markets  -  Explore the famous flower markets.
    Full of character
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Wiechmann Amsterdam 37 rooms from £108

    Great walks  -  This charming hotel is set on the Prinsengracht canal, an ideal spot for an evening stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  Main museum area is 15 minute walk
    Views  -  Some rooms with canal view
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Hotel Wiechmann consists of three canal houses turned into a simple family-run B&B offering the essentials. Comfortable, breezy rooms with modern bathrooms and a complimentary delicious breakfast. Proximity to the main attractions and shopping districts is a big selling point. See More

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  • Sir Albert Amsterdam 84 rooms from £168

    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

    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. See More

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  • Conscious Hotel Vondelpark Amsterdam 81 rooms from £90

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam 129 rooms from £217

    Conference facilities
    Business meetings
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

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

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  • Suitehotel Posthoorn Monnickendam, Amsterdam 6 rooms from £129

    Foodies  -  Michelin starred restaurant.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendly
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    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. See More

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  • Hotel JL No76 Amsterdam 39 rooms from £162

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Near all the museums.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    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. See More

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  • Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam 34 rooms from £113

    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.

    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. See More

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posted Monday, 26th July 2021