6 of the Best Hotels in Negen Straatjes

The 'Nine Streets' may be Amsterdam's tiniest neighbourhood – but it's also one of the cutest districts in the city. Stay in one of the best hotels in De Negen Straatjes and you'll be surrounded by unique boutiques, ateliers and galleries, quirky vintage stores and hip bars and cafés.

Negen StraatjesFlickr user Ronel Reyes

Just west of the city centre, nestled between the four grand canals of the Canal Belt, De Negen Straatjes brims with little gems to discover – including some super boutique hotels. Fashionistas, antique hunters and bar hoppers alike will find plenty to please them in this hip enclave.

Negen StraatjesFlickr user Siadhal

And De Negen Straatjes is also a perfect base for explorers. Cross the Singel, and you're in Nieuwe Zijde, the heart of the historic Centrum. The funky street life of the Jordaan is just a few blocks away, across the Prinsengracht, and top sights including the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Koninklijk Paleis are all within walking distance of the best hotels in De Negen Straatjes.

The best hotels in Negen Straatjes


The Hoxton

  • Hotel IX is a romantic heritage conversion that oozes urban chic.
  • The Hoxton, sibling of the uber-trendy Hoxton in the eponymous London neighbourhood, is a retro-chic canalside treasure.


The Dylan

  • The Dylan beckons gastronomes with its Michelin-starred Vinkeles restaurant. Individually-styled luxury suites exude character.
  • The Ambassade Hotel is a smartly converted row of canal houses. Rooms are graced by Louis XIV antiques. The fine-dining brasserie is a bonus.
  • The Pulitzer offers an acclaimed restaurant, Jansz, complementing luxurious rooms in connected 17th and 18th century canalside houses.


Andaz Amsterdam

Still not sure which to book? Check out our Canal Belt picks, or expand your search to include all our Amsterdam recommendations. Alternatively you can contact a friendly guru for advice.

  • Hotel IX Amsterdam City Centre 5 rooms from AU$574

    Local exploring  -  Located in the boutique Nine Streets district of Amsterdam, this hotel is in a great location for local exploring
    City Style  -  Situated in a newly renovated heritage property, this hotel has lots of modern city style
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's cosy rooms and the discretion of having direct access
    Great walks  -  Explore The Nine Streets on foot and discover independent boutiques, restaurants and cafés, all within walking distance
    Air conditioningNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This new boutique hotel is situated in a beautifully restored 17th-century property in Nine Streets, Amsterdam. Rooms feature a blend of modern and vintage-style furniture; the best suites boast exposed brick walls and chic living space. Enjoy hassle-free check-in with keypad access; a smart hotel. See More

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  • The Hoxton, Amsterdam Amsterdam 111 rooms from AU$601

    Groups  -  There's the option of private dining or curated parties in The Apartment — a great option for a special occasion as a group
    Local exploring  -  Located on The Nine Streets, you’ve got some of the city’s best restaurants and stores within minutes of the hotel
    City Style  -  With hip urban style, a central location, and a buzzy brasserie — this is a trendy city base
    Designer Shopping  -  The hotel is just steps from the Negen Straatjes shopping quarter
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessViewsNo pets

    A retro-chic hotel in the heart of the city. Spacious rooms feature sink-into beds, parquet floors, wood panelling and luxurious bathrooms. There are hotel bikes to rent, a very good restaurant and a lively bar. Just a stroll from many of the major sights and set on one of the prettiest canals. See More

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  • The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam 40 rooms from AU$734

    City Style  -  A wonderfully balanced design hotel with the perfect mix of style and practicality, ideally set within the grachtengordel
    Foodies  -  Michelin starred Vinkeles restaurant serves impeccable cuisine and the lounge bar is one of the hottest spots in the city
    Close to nightlife  -  Located on one of the city's most beautiful canals, packed with chic cafes, hip bars and trendy restaurants
    Great walks  -  Soak up the atmosphere of Amsterdam by walking through the different districts
    Air conditioningRestaurantParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    One of Amsterdam's coolest canal-side hotels. The contemporary interior design complements a classical exterior. The individually designed suites exude character and luxury. Don't miss the Michelin-starred restaurant or sophisticated lounge bar—a vibrant city escape. See More

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  • Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam 58 rooms from AU$515

    Writing a novel  -  A favourite amongst writers; signed copies of famous author's books adorn the library, perfect for some inspiration!
    Traditional  -  Stretching through 11 canal houses, this is a resplendent stay with original art and antiques a-plenty
    Museums  -  Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum are all walking distance
    Historic  -  For more than half a century this was the go-to hotel for Dutch publishers
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel

    17th Century waterfront hotel in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district. A clever conversion of 11 canal houses, rooms are Louis XVI in style, filled with traditional antiques and complemented with modern art. There's fine dining at Brasserie Ambassade and drinks in the library. A city gem. See More

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  • Pulitzer Amsterdam Amsterdam 225 rooms from AU$805

    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful accommodation, splendid cuisine and one of Europe's finest cities on your doorstep — perfect for a romantic getaway
    City Style  -  An achingly cool and contemporary spot, set within 25 linked canal houses dating back to the 17th century
    Sights nearby  -  The Royal Palace, Dam Square and Leidesplein are some of the many attractions just a short distance away
    Restaurant  -  Jansz serves a fine menu of newly imagined modern classics.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled access
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Pulitzer Amsterdam offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of the historic centre. They combine modern and traditional Dutch architecture and decor to give it a classical yet fresh feel, and their superb Jansz restaurant is a must visit. A top-notch city stay! See More

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  • Andaz Amsterdam Amsterdam 122 rooms from AU$616

    Contemporary  -  Modern touches make for easy living with work spaces, numerous sockets, & a tv that accesses the hotel's video art collection
    Designer  -  Designed and decorated by Marcel Wanders who has let his imagination run wild in keeping with the Andaz's whimsical design
    City Style  -  Andaz always does city chic just right with flamboyant design, luxe touches, and well-trained staff
    Sights nearby  -  The Anne Frank House, Wester Church, Royal Palace, and the Red Light District are all nearby
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    A spectacular five-star hotel, the ultimate in fantastical design. The suites, garden, spa, restaurant, bar and library are designer showcases — fish head centrepieces, chandeliers, ornate cornicing, murals, porcelain, metallic gold etc. Canalside-cool and splendour for a unique city stay. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 12th July 2022