Best Hotels in Amsterdam's Museumkwartier
If art and music are at the top of your checklist, you'll want to opt for one of the best hotels in Amsterdam's Museumkwartier, the city's cultural heart. Clustered around Museumplein – around 3km from Centraal Station - the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are among the world's greatest treasuries of visual arts, while the new Moco Museum adds a cutting edge collection of street art to the neighbourhood's cultural portfolio. Nearby, the magnificent Concertgebouw with its superb acoustics offers world-class classical music and opera in a splendid setting.
Anyone looking for a spot of hedonism to balance all this highbrow culture will find Amsterdam's most vibrant multi-cultural street food scene on Albert Cuypstraat, just a short walk from the best hotels in Museumkvartier. There's nightlife and café society aplenty across the Singelgracht, and for a breath of fresh air the wide green Vondelpark is just two blocks away.
The Four Best Hotels in Amsterdam's Museumkwartier
For contemporary style
- Conservatorium pleases design-conscious guests with big, airy rooms, naturally lit by huge windows. Bars, restaurants and spa add to its appeal.
- Hotel JL No76 is a chic city oasis. Contemporary style is the perfect complement to nearby modern art collections.
For great value
- Piet Hein Hotel offers unpretentious accommodation beside leafy Vondelpark, an easy walk from Museumplein.
- Discreet charm is the keynote of the Park Hotel. Low-key elegance makes it the ideal base for a cultural city break
Still not sure which of the best hotels in Amsterdam's Museumkwartier to book? Widen the net to include neighbouring De Pijp or all of our Amsterdam recommendations.
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam 129 rooms from £582Architectural - A grand 19th century building that's been artfully turned into a modern hotel without losing the building's original character5* Luxury - With a spoiling spa, healthy dining, a chic lobby lounge, and standout service — this ticks all the luxury criteriaLocal exploring - Well positioned bang in between Museumplein and Amsterdam’s chicest fashion streetMuseums - The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum are right next doorRecommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection
A homage to modern design in the centre of Amsterdam. Huge open rooms, minimalist furniture, and natural light. There are the option of two very good restaurants, an indoor pool, and a spoiling spa. Located in the heart of Museum Square district this is both a convenient and indulgent choice. See More
Hotel JL No76 Amsterdam 39 rooms from £136Contemporary - A beautifully converted 19th-century property with a typical townhouse appearance from the outside and chic modern design insideBoutique - With a charming courtyard garden, friendly staff, bike rental, and an honesty bar - this has a charming home-away-from-home feelFamilies - The Family Room is a great option for those travelling with kids. There are bunk beds and even a whirlpool tub that fits four!Local exploring - Set on a quiet residential street near Leidseplein, Museumplein, P.C. Hooftstraat and the VondelparkRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet
A chic modern hotel in a 19th century townhouse on a residential street right in the heart of the city. Interiors are fresh and contemporary with interesting works of modern art, plenty of light, and unique design pieces. A courtyard garden, honesty bar, and bike rental makes this an easy city base. See More
Park Centraal Hotel Amsterdam 189 rooms from £132Local exploring - Well positioned between Leidseplein and Vondelpark giving guests access to both the city's best nightlife and major attractionsFamilies - Spacious Family Suites are made for contemporary families with coffee machines, living areas, and a separate area to workFoodies - Home to the award-winning MOMO restaurant which is Amsterdam’s first upscale Asian-fusion restaurantContemporary - Stylish contemporary style sees steely hues, hip Scandi-esque furniture, and modern artworksRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Michelin Travel
A stylish contemporary hotel well located between Leidseplein and Vondelpark. Spacious rooms and suites are decorated in cool steely hues and feature coffee makers and modern artworks. Home to MOMO Restaurant, there's excellent fusion Asian cuisine plus there's a chic cocktail bar. See More
PH Hotel Oosteinde Amsterdam 23 rooms from £127Local exploring - Located right in the thick of it, between Utrechtsestraat and De Pijp areas with restaurants, shops, and sites nearbyMuseums - Learn of The Netherlands' history in the impressive Rijksmuseum or visit the Hermitage MuseumDesigner - Expect urban-chic design with exposed brickwork, thick carpets, and a subdued colour paletteDesigner Shopping - The adjacent Utrechtsestraat is one of the nicest shopping streets in Amsterdam