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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Amsterdam's 20 Best Hotels
The College Hotel Amsterdam 40 rooms from £173Designer - Interiors by famed designer Martijn de Goede.Lively - Hip and happening.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.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
Art'otel, Amsterdam Amsterdam 107 rooms from £184City StyleSights nearby - Bang in the centre of town with Dam Square on the doorstep. Close to all major attractionsLively - Hip and happening.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Andaz Amsterdam Amsterdam 122 rooms from £240Romantic BreakCity Style5* 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
Hotel V Nesplein Amsterdam 42 rooms from £150Contemporary - Loft-style rooms are super chic.City Style - Central Amsterdam locationLocal markets - Floating flower market (Singel canal between Koningsplein and Muntplein) and the open-air market on Albert CuypstraatLively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel de L'Europe Amsterdam 88 rooms from £320Foodies - Michelin starred restaurant and others.City Style5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool with a jet stream, hot tub area and great views over the Amstel River.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
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam 117 rooms from £99Local 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 innovativeDesigner - Beautiful modern Dutch decorRecommended 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
CitizenM Amsterdam City Amsterdam 215 rooms from £77Value chic - A trendy property with smart common areas and neat bedrooms with good amenities, all for only €89 per night.City StyleSights nearby - You can be in Dam Square in 25minsLively - Hip and happening.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
Hotel Estheréa Amsterdam 71 rooms from £221Sights nearby - The Anne Frank House is close by.Views - Great views from hotelLively - Hip and happening.Full of characterRecommended 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
Hotel Roemer Amsterdam Amsterdam 37 rooms from £154Sights nearby - Very close to art galleries and Van Gogh Museum.Great walks - Vondelpark is just round the corner.BoutiqueRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Michelin Travel
Hotel Vondel Amsterdam 86 rooms from £80Lively - At the heart of Amsterdam's lively centre.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
Misc Amsterdam 6 rooms from £126Views - Of the canal and hotel gardenBoutiqueLocal markets - Good for local colour.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - I Escape
Volkshotel Amsterdam 162 rooms from £69Local markets - Explore the infamous flower markets.Full of character
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
Hotel Wiechmann Amsterdam 37 rooms from £108Great 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 walkViews - Some rooms with canal viewFull of characterRecommended 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
Sir Albert Amsterdam 84 rooms from £168Foodies - Fantastic Japanes restaurant.City StyleSpa - Access to the City Street Spa in central AmsterdamSights nearby - Van Gogh museum.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Conscious Hotel Vondelpark Amsterdam 81 rooms from £90Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Michelin Travel
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam 129 rooms from £217SpaConference facilitiesBusiness meetingsGroupsRecommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection
Suitehotel Posthoorn Monnickendam, Amsterdam 6 rooms from £129Foodies - Michelin starred restaurant.Local markets - Good for local colour.TraditionalSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Hotel JL No76 Amsterdam 39 rooms from £162City StyleFamiliesSights nearby - Near all the museums.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet
Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam 34 rooms from £113Sights nearby - Very central location, with many sights easily accessible on foot.Views - Views over the Herengracht Canal, one of Amsterdam's prettiestLively - Hip and happening.