5 of the Best Hotels near the 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


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.

Still not sure? Browse our list of all the best places to stay in Amsterdam, or contact a friendly guru for advice.

  • Canal House Amsterdam 23 rooms from £183

    Romantic Break  -  Pick one of the rooms with original wooden floors, fireplaces, in-room baths, and moody hues for a romantic stay
    Local exploring  -  In the canal district, bordering on the romantic Jordaan quarter, you're right in the heart of the city
    Full of character  -  Comprising three 17th-century canal houses, the hotel is a fun warren of corridors and staircases
    Museums  -  A three minute walk to the Anne Frank House and the main Museum Square is also easily accessible
    Air conditioningGardenNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    Three 17th-century townhouses in the heart of the canal district. 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. See More

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  • The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren Amsterdam 40 rooms from £198

    Romantic Break  -  Rooms are equal parts boudoir as they are bedroom and bathrooms feature hot tub baths - very romantic
    City Style  -  Enjoy cocktails at the lively bar before an evening exploring the vibrant restaurants and bars
    Close to nightlife  -  Set in the Jordaan area there is a wide range of restaurants and typical Amsterdam cafés
    Sights nearby  -  Dam Square, the Royal Palace and several museums are within walking distance of the hotel
    Air conditioningParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel, Tablet

    Lavish boutique encompassing two 17th-century canal-side townhouses in central Amsterdam. Romantic rooms and suites are decorated in moody hues with rich fabrics and theatrical details. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar (where breakfast is served) or small bites in the lounge. A great city crashpad. See More

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  • Hotel Mercier Amsterdam 48 rooms from £193

    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
    Air conditioningDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Located in a heritage building in Jordaan, the Hotel Mercier 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. See More

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  • Mr Jordaan Amsterdam City Centre 34 rooms from £177

    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed for an off-beat Amsterdam experience in the artsy Jordaan district and only a short walk from the main sights!
    Boutique  -  Chic boutique interiors include bare brick walls, Sixties/Seventies retro designer chairs, and contemporary lamps
    City Style  -  A hip and homely boutique-style canal house hotel, with retro furnishings, soft hues and a welcoming atmosphere
    Groups  -  Two triple rooms are well suited to a small group of friends travelling together (or families)
    No pets

    Excellent good value contemporary hotel in central 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 See More

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  • Pulitzer Amsterdam Amsterdam 225 rooms from £429

    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful accommodation, splendid cuisine and one of Europe's finest cities on your doorstep — perfect for a romantic getaway
    City Style  -  An achingly 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
    Restaurant  -  Jansz serves a fine menu of newly imagined modern classics.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled access
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Pulitzer Amsterdam offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of the historic centre. They combine modern and traditional Dutch architecture and decor to give it a classical yet fresh feel, and their superb Jansz restaurant is a must visit. A top-notch city stay! See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 12th July 2022