The 5 best hotels near Anne Frank House

There's always a line of visitors waiting to enter the Anne Frank House, so reserve a time slot online to save time. You'll find some of the best hotels near Anne Frank House in the Jordaan neighbourhood, just across the Prinsengracht canal, and around the Canal Belt. A visit to the secret apartment where the Frank family took refuge for two years until they were betrayed to Nazi occupation forces is almost unbearably moving. The young Anne's diary, recording her life in hiding, became famous after publication in 1947, three years after her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Her tiny bedroom in the cramped apartment, hidden behind a bookcase, is recreated and decorated as it was when she lived here.

Anne Frank HouseBy Dietmar Rabich, CC BY-SA 4.

To lighten your inevitably pensive mood after visiting the Anne Frank House, cross the street to Westerkerk, Amsterdam's prettiest church. Inside, you can pay your respects to Rembrandt, who is buried here – though his grave is unmarked. Then tramp to the top of the 280ft Westertoren steeple for an unbeatable view. You'll also find a clutch of the best hotels near Anne Frank House in the stylish Negen Straatjes neighbourhood, two blocks south of the Westerkerk.

The best hotels near Anne Frank House

FOR CANALSIDE STYLE

Canal House

  • Canal House has a peaceful garden for quiet contemplation and stylish open-plan bedrooms.
  • Hotel Toren offers opulent accommodation within two canalside buildings.

In Jordaan

Hotel Mercier

  • Mr Jordaan hides neatly styled rooms within a traditional exterior in the Jordaan.
  • Hotel Mercier has smart Art Deco rooms in an historic Jordaan building, accessorised by antiques and original art.

For a romantic stay

  • The Pulitzer offers luxurious accommodation overlooking the canal, plus an excellent restaurant and atmostpheric bar.

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  • Canal House Amsterdam 23 rooms from £256

    17th century townhouse in the heart of Amsterdam's cultural centre. Contemporary designs, with old-world touches - dark woods and ornate ceilings. Bedrooms are chic and open-plan. A stylish place to stay. Guests can enjoy the lovely garden with a romantic gazebo, tucked away from the city bustle.

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel
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  • Hotel Toren Amsterdam 40 rooms from £198

    Lavish boutique encompassing two 17th Century canal side townhouses in central Amsterdam. Plush rooms with sensual interiors and modern bathrooms. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar (where breakfast is served) or small bites in the lounge. A great find in the city.

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of historic Amsterdam. Perfect for exploring on foot.
    Sights nearby  -  Dam Square, the Royal Palace and several museums are within walking distance of the hotel.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel
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  • Hotel Mercier Amsterdam 48 rooms from £191

    This hotel is located in a heritage building in Jordaan, Amsterdam. The property has been lovingly restored, offering rooms with an Art Deco style, unique artworks and vintage furnishings; the best suite offers split-level living. Relax with coffee and cake at the Ons Huis café. A smart hotel.

    City Style  -  Nestled in the trendy Jordaan district of Amsterdam in a historic property, this hotel has reams of local style
    Local exploring  -  Located in a fashionable, central area of Amsterdam, this hotel makes the perfect base for local exploring
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's chic, Art Deco style and the cosy hotel suites
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Westerkerk, a famous 17th-century Dutch church located within walking distance of the hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Mr Jordaan Amsterdam City Centre 34 rooms from £117

    Excellent contemporary hotel in the centre of Amsterdam. The rooms are modern and minimalist, focused on maximising comfort and functionality. With the city centre on the door step, it's a great launchpad for exploring the rich culture and traditions of Amsterdam.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed for an off-beat Amsterdam experience in the artsy Jordaan district and only a short walk from the main sights!
    City Style  -  A hip and homely boutique-style canal house hotel, with retro furnishings, soft hues and a welcoming atmosphere.
    Sights nearby  -  Only a five minutes walk from Anne Frank's House.
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  • Pulitzer Amsterdam Amsterdam 225 rooms from £354

    Pulitzer Amsterdam consists of 25 interlinked 17th and 18th century canal houses offering luxurious accommodation in the city's centre. They combine modern and traditional Dutch architecture to give it a classical fresh feel and their superb Jansz restaurant is a must visit. A top-notch city stay!

    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful accommodation, splendid cuisine and one of Europe's finest cities on your doorstep-perfect for a romantic getaway
    City Style  -  A painstakingly cool and contemporary spot, set within 25 linked canal houses dating back to the 17th century
    Sights nearby  -  The Royal Palace, Dam Square and Leidesplein are some of the many attractions just a short distance away
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Wednesday, 12th June 2019