The 5 best hotels near the EYE Filmmuseum
If you're a film fan, a visit to the Eye Filmmuseum is a must. If you're not yet a cinemaphile, Eye may turn you into one. It's perched on the north bank of the River IJ, so its name is a clever see-what-I-did-there pun. Some of the best hotels near the Eye Filmmuseum are within walking distance, in Amsterdam Noord.
Eye's stunning design is straight out of a science fiction movie – from some angles it looks very like a starship ready for liftoff. Inside, it's equally stellar. EYE is a temple to cinema, with a collection that celebrates everything from the very first silent movies to the golden age of black-and-white talkies and the latest in 3D and digital special effects. Visitors can watch screenings of remastered classics and the latest cutting-edge indie releases in its four cinemas, or you can enjoy silent movies from the museum's archives in your own personalised viewing pod. There's a huge collection of cinema memorabilia, ranging from posters and photos of bygone stars to original soundtrack recordings and vintage cameras that will fascinate a generation of younger visitors who take mobile devices with built in video capability for granted.
It's an experience well worth making the journey across the IJ for, and the ferry crossing is a fun (and free) sightseeing trip in its own right, with great views of the waterfront. You'll find more of the best hotels near the IJ in Amsterdam Centrum, and the Waterfront neighbourhood.
The best hotels near the EYE Filmmuseum
ON THE DOORSTEP
- Sir Adam Hotel in the landmark A'DAM Toren can claim to be Amsterdam's coolest hotel. A perfect base for the style-conscious visitor.
- Clink Noord is a hipster hangout with en-suite rooms and budget-priced beds in shared dorms, just steps from Eye.
WITHIN EASY REACH
- Art'Otel Amsterdam is a two-minute walk from the IJ ferry pier on De Ruijterkade (behind Centraal Station) and offers spacious rooms and suites.
- Yays Bickersgracht offers comfortable canalside apartments on Westerdok, just across the IJ from Eye Filmuseum and within walking distance of IJ ferries.
- Stylish De Witt Hotel is another good pick with easy access to Eye. It's a short walk from Centraal Station.
Sir Adam Hotel 108 rooms from £204Amsterdam
The trendy Sir Adam Hotel is located in Amsterdam's historic centre overlooking the IJ-river. Plush rooms with funky features such as exposed stone walls and contemporary artworks. The Butcher Social Club serves up wonderful burgers with a great selection of beers. A one of a kind spot!City Style - A quirky and unique skyscrapper conversion, filled with artists, roadies, and fashionistas- uber cool!Local exploring - WIth many attractions on your doorstep there's no excuse not to go see all that the city has toSights nearby - See the beautiful Royal Palace, visit Dam Square or head to Anne Frank HouseGreat walks - Meander through the city's streets getting a feel for its unique atmosphereRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Design Hotels
ClinkNoord 213 rooms from £112Amsterdam (Noord)
This friendly hostel is located in the Noord district of Amsterdam, on the banks of the River IJ. Guests can choose between modern private rooms, mixed or single-sex dorms. Lockers are available in every dorm, plush fresh linens and towels at reception. Meet other travellers in the bar; a fun hotel.Local exploring - Located in the artsy Noord district of Amsterdam, this hostel makes a great starting point for local exploringValue chic - With beds in a shared dorm from under 20 euros, this hostel is great value for moneyGroups - The larger dorms are great if you are travelling with a groupSights nearby - Visit the Royal Palace Amsterdam, a palace used by the Dutch Royal House and which houses a number of 17th-century artworks
Art'otel, Amsterdam 107 rooms from £186Amsterdam
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.City StyleSights nearby - Bang in the centre of town with Dam Square on the doorstep. Close to all major attractionsLively - Hip and happening.Spa
De Witt Hotel 274 rooms from £254Amsterdam
A sleek hotel occupying two 17th century hotels just minutes from the Centraal Station. Rooms vary slightly in design but all follow a blue and white scheme, have wooden floors and luxurious bathrooms. American comfort food is served in Wyers restaurant and there's a lively cocktail bar too.City Style - A chic design hotel complete with atmospheric bar and lively restaurant.Great walks - Take a stroll around the green expanse of Vondelpark.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Romantic - Good for couples.
Yays Bickersgracht 26 rooms from £261Amsterdam City Centre
This boutique hotel offers self-contained apartments on the canalside in Bickerseiland, Amsterdam. The apartments are great for families or groups, with multiple, cosy bedrooms and separate living space, plus self-catering facilities. Book a comfort suite for a shared terrace; a stylish city break.Local exploring - This hotel is in a great location, far enough from the centre to avoid noise but close enough to visit the main attractionsFamilies - These large, two-bedroom apartments are great for families travelling with children, and offer ample living spaceCity Style - Located on the site of a heritage church on the canalside, this hotel has lots of local styleSights nearby - Enjoy spectacular, 360 degree views of the city from the A'DAM Lookout, a 20-storey viewing platform