5 of the Best Hotels near NDSM

NDSM, the massive one-time dockyard complex that dominates post-industrial Noord, is a hotbed of creative talent. Lasloods, its vast metalworking factory, has recently been converted into a breathtaking museum of psychedelic street art – look out for the dazzling image of Anne Frank that covers one entire exterior wall. Some of the best hotels near NDSM are just a few steps away in Amsterdam Noord. Inside the buzzy cultural complex, you can take a tour to discover NDSM's history and exciting future projects, and meet some of its movers and shakers.

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NDSM is home to funky shops and studios, bars and restaurants. It's a venue too for exhibitions, festivals and music events. There's even a manmade beach, complete with deckchairs and café – a groovy place to hang out in summer. You'll also find some of the best hotels near NDSM on the other side of the IJ, in the Waterfront district – free ferries shuttle you across the river from De Ruijterkade (behind Centraal Station) and Oude Houthaven, in the Western Islands.

The best hotels near NDSM


Sir Adam

  • Design-heavy Sir Adam Hotel shares the A'DAM Toren with restaurants, bars, smart shops and two top clubs – Madam, at the top of the tower, and the underground Shelter. A haven for hipsters.



  • With affordable dorm beds and en-suite rooms for guests with deeper pockets Clink Noord is a great place to meet fellow travellers and revel in the buzz of NDSM and Noord.



  • Culture vultures love trendy Art'Otel Amsterdam for its youthful vibe and in-house art gallery. Rooms and suites are spacious and restful.
  • Yays Zoutkeetsgracht offers well-equipped self-catering apartments close to the Oude Houthaven ferry pier.
  • Self catering apartments at Yays Bickersgracht are also within walking distance of Oude Houthaven.

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  • Sir Adam Hotel Amsterdam 108 rooms from £134

    Lively  -  The gourmet burger joint doubles up as an all-night party pit stop at the weekend and the hotel hosts a nightclub too
    Designer  -  The property has that warehouse-chic feel about it with soaring windows, polished concrete, and bespoke furniture
    City Style  -  A quirky and unique skyscraper conversion, filled with artists, roadies, and fashionistas — uber cool!
    Sights nearby  -  See the beautiful Royal Palace, visit Dam Square or head to Anne Frank House
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Design Hotels

    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! See More

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  • ClinkNoord Amsterdam (Noord) 213 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Located in the artsy Noord district of Amsterdam, this hostel makes a great starting point for local exploring
    Value chic  -  With beds in a shared dorm from under 20 euros, this hostel is great value for money
    Groups  -  The larger dorms are great if you are travelling with a group
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Royal Palace Amsterdam, a palace used by the Dutch Royal House and which houses a number of 17th-century artworks
    RestaurantNo pets

    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. See More

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  • Art'otel, Amsterdam Amsterdam 107 rooms from £190

    Short break  -  Located opposite Centraal Station, locations don't get much handier than this for those on a quick city break
    Foodies  -  Renowned chefs at ARCA restaurant create spectacular dishes mixing Portuguese and Asian flavours
    Swimming Pool  -  Boasting one of the largest hotel pools in town (big enough to do short laps)
    Artworks  -  Find works by local artist Atelier Van Lieshout throughout the property
    RestaurantSwimming PoolParking

    A sophisticated contemporary hotel with its own art gallery. Young, hip and designed for movers and shakers. Shiny rooms and suites offer lots of space and subtle lighting. There's an excellent restaurant and cocktail bar that merges Portuguese and Asian flavours. A trendy spot. See More

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  • YAYS Amsterdam Salthouse Canal Amsterdam 31 rooms from £146

    City Style  -  Located in a heritage building in the leafy Zeeheldenbuurt, this hotel has lots of local style
    Families  -  The larger self-catering apartments are great for families travelling with children
    Romantic Break  -  Book a luxury apartment on a houseboat for a unique couples' getaway
    Great walks  -  Explore the neighbouring Westerpark on a long walk; the park combines green spaces with iconic architecture and great nightlife
    Disabled accessNo pets

    A contemporary hotel with self-contained apartments in Zeeheldenbuurt. Accommodation is sleek & stylish, offering separate living space and self-catering facilities; live like a local with a stay in the chic houseboat apartment. Order groceries to your door; ideal for independent travellers. See More

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  • Amsterdam Prince Island by YAYS Amsterdam City Centre 26 rooms from £274

    Local exploring  -  This hotel is in a great location, far enough from the centre to avoid noise but close enough to visit the main attractions
    Families  -  These large, two-bedroom apartments are great for families travelling with children, and offer ample living space
    City Style  -  Located on the site of a heritage church on the canalside, this hotel has lots of local style
    Sights nearby  -  Enjoy spectacular, 360 degree views of the city from the A'DAM Lookout, a 20-storey viewing platform
    ParkingNo pets

    This boutique hotel offers self-contained apartments on the canalside in Bickerseiland. 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. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 12th July 2022