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.

RijksmuseumFlickr use Fred Romero

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 Hotel

  • 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

Park Hotel

  • 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 (Museumplein) 129 rooms from CA$982

    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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  • Hotel JL No76 Amsterdam (Oud-Zuid) 39 rooms from CA$230

    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 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 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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  • Park Centraal Hotel Amsterdam 189 rooms from CA$222

    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 conditioningRestaurantGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    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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  • PH Hotel Oosteinde Amsterdam 23 rooms from CA$214

    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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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Tuesday, 12th July 2022