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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.

RijksmuseumFlickr user Alexander Svensson

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.

RijksmuseumImage by Rohan Reddy from Pixa

You'll find more of the best hotels near the Rijksmuseum only four or five blocks away in De Pijp, and across the Singelgracht waterway, in the Canal Belt.

Best hotels near the Rijksmuseum

FOR GOOD VALUE

Piet Hein

  • Piet Hein Hotel offers a no-nonsense place to stay a few hundred yards from Museumplein.

For foodies

Park Hotel

  • 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

  • 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

Hotel Roemer

  • 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

JL No 76

  • Hotel JL No76 is a haven of 21st-century style.
  • Hotel Vondel oozes minimalist modernism and has a charming garden courtyard.

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

  • Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam 129 rooms from £582

    Architectural  -  A grand 19th century building that's been artfully turned into a modern hotel without losing the building's original character
    5* Luxury  -  With a spoiling spa, healthy dining, a chic lobby lounge, and standout service — this ticks all the luxury criteria
    Local exploring  -  Well positioned bang in between Museumplein and Amsterdam’s chicest fashion street
    Museums  -  The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum are right next door
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended 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

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  • PH Hotel Oosteinde Amsterdam 23 rooms from £127

    Local exploring  -  Located right in the thick of it, between Utrechtsestraat and De Pijp areas with restaurants, shops, and sites nearby
    Museums  -  Learn of The Netherlands' history in the impressive Rijksmuseum or visit the Hermitage Museum
    Designer  -  Expect urban-chic design with exposed brickwork, thick carpets, and a subdued colour palette
    Designer Shopping  -  The adjacent Utrechtsestraat is one of the nicest shopping streets in Amsterdam
    Air conditioningGardenDisabled accessNo pets

    A stylish hotel well positioned in the city centre with museums, shops, and restaurants nearby. Rooms have a cool urban feel with steely hues, exposed brickwork, and vast windows. There's a hip lounge for your morning coffee. A laidback city base to explore from. See More

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  • Park Hotel Amsterdam Amsterdam 189 rooms from £132

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned between Leidseplein and Vondelpark giving guests access to both the city's best nightlife and major attractions
    Families  -  Spacious Family Suites are made for contemporary families with coffee machines, living areas, and a separate area to work
    Foodies  -  Home to the award-winning MOMO restaurant which is Amsterdam’s first upscale Asian-fusion restaurant
    Contemporary  -  Stylish contemporary style sees steely hues, hip Scandi-esque furniture, and modern artworks
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking
    Recommended 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

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  • Hotel Roemer Amsterdam Amsterdam 37 rooms from £164

    Local exploring  -  Just one street from Vondelpark & Leidseplein, you are right in the city centre with museums, nightlife, and restaurants nearby
    Charming  -  Designed to feel like a home-away-from-home. There's an honesty bar, and bikes available - great for independent travellers
    Families  -  Spacious (for Amsterdam) Family Rooms with a double bed and bunk beds plus there is the park nearby for kids to run around
    Historic  -  Set in an iconic 18th century Amsterdam townhouse
    Air conditioningGardenNo pets
    Recommended 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

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  • Hotel JL No76 Amsterdam 39 rooms from £136

    Contemporary  -  A beautifully converted 19th-century property with a typical townhouse appearance from the outside and chic modern design inside
    Boutique  -  With a charming courtyard garden, friendly staff, bike rental, and an honesty bar - this has a charming home-away-from-home feel
    Families  -  The Family Room is a comfortable option for those travelling with kids. There are bunk beds and even a hot tub that fits four!
    Local exploring  -  Set on a quiet residential street near Leidseplein, Museumplein, P.C. Hooftstraat and the Vondelpark
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenNo pets
    Recommended 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

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  • Catalonia Vondel Amsterdam Amsterdam 86 rooms from £97

    Contemporary  -  Set in a collection of 18th century buildings that have been simply and artfully converted into practical minimalist spaces
    Local exploring  -  Located in a desirable part of town near the nightlife-centric Leidseplein and close to the Museumplein
    Less £  -  The hotel has a good range of rooms with several options for a budget-friendly stay
    Romantic Break  -  Pick one of the suites with an in-room hot tub for a romantic stay
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenParkingNo pets
    Recommended 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

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 12th July 2022