6 of the Best Hotels near the Rijksmuseum
You'll need to spend at least half a day at The Rijksmuseum to take in just the high points of one of the the world's great treasuries of art. You'll find some of the best hotels near the Rijksmuseum in the Museumkwartier, within a few steps of its doors, and only a few blocks away in Vondelbuurt and in Duivelseilend.
Book a guided tour to avoid waiting in line, or be there before 9am to be at the head of the queue when the museum opens, then make a beeline for Rembrandt's The Night Watch, the best known work in the Rijksmuseum's huge collection. After that, admire the works of other old masters like Vermeer and Frans Hals in the Gallery of Honour. Then, if time allows, you can explore the museum's 80 galleries with their collections of art spanning more than 400 years.
Best hotels near the Rijksmuseum
FOR GOOD VALUE
- Piet Hein Hotel offers a no-nonsense place to stay a few hundred yards from Museumplein.
- Park Hotel is an excellent choice for keen foodies. Its MOMO restaurant is award winning and serves delicious Far East meets West cuisine in a contemporary setting. Perfect after a day being bowled over by culture!
FOR LUXURY FRILLS
- Conservatorium offers top-notch facilities including a pool, gym, spa, brasserie and Japanese restaurant and bar, all wrapped up in one of the most luxurious packages near the Rijksmuseum.
For charm and character
- For a small hotel with bags of charm and character and easy access to the Rijksmusuem, we'd recommend the Hotel Roemer. It's a smart Art-Deco property with individually designed rooms, and wonderful hidden garden.
FOR CHIC DESIGN
- Hotel JL No76 is a haven of 21st-century style.
- Hotel Vondel oozes minimalist modernism and has a charming garden courtyard.
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
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
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
Hotel Roemer Amsterdam Amsterdam 37 rooms from £164Local exploring - Just one street from Vondelpark & Leidseplein, you are right in the city centre with museums, nightlife, and restaurants nearbyCharming - Designed to feel like a home-away-from-home. There's an honesty bar, and bikes available - great for independent travellersFamilies - Spacious (for Amsterdam) Family Rooms with a double bed and bunk beds plus there is the park nearby for kids to run aroundHistoric - Set in an iconic 18th century Amsterdam townhouseRecommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Michelin Travel
Set in an 18th-century townhouse near Vondelpark, this is a simply styled boutique stay with a homely feel. Rooms range from compact doubles to well-designed family rooms - all decorated in a neutral palette. There's an honesty bar, a courtyard garden, and bikes available - an easy city base. 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
Catalonia Vondel Amsterdam Amsterdam 86 rooms from £97Contemporary - Set in a collection of 18th century buildings that have been simply and artfully converted into practical minimalist spacesLocal exploring - Located in a desirable part of town near the nightlife-centric Leidseplein and close to the MuseumpleinLess £ - The hotel has a good range of rooms with several options for a budget-friendly stayRomantic Break - Pick one of the suites with an in-room whirlpool tub for a romantic stayRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel
A modern hotel with a lively atmosphere near Amsterdam's nightlife, shopping, and museums. The decor is chic: courtesy of designer owner Arjen van den Hoff. Untreated wooden furniture and white-washed walls create a minimal feel with cosy textiles. A no-frills stay that's all about the location. See More