The 3 Best Hotels near the Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

Maritime MuseumImage by Janneke Nijenhaus fro

The replica sailing ship Amsterdam is the key attraction at the Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) – a fascinating monument to the golden age of the Dutch maritime empire. Many of the best hotels near the Maritime Museum are in the Jewish Quarter and Plantage neighbourhood or on the Waterfront. On board Amsterdam, visitors can experience activities ranging from clambering below decks to firing the cannon or helping hoist cargo. Inside the three wings of the Museum building – once Amsterdam's royal arsenal – high-tech exhibits bring seafaring history to life. An amazing collection of beautifully detailed ship models and fascinating antiquarian charts and globes is another eye-opener, and the majestic location on an artificial island in the harbour is picturesque. More of the best hotels near the Maritime Museum can be found in the rejuvenated Eastern Docklands neighbourhood, beside the IJ.

The best hotels near the Maritime Museum


Lloyd Hotel

  • Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy was built in 1921 by the Royal Dutch Lloyd shipping line as a hotel for its passengers and reborn as a wonderfully quirky place to stay in 2004. Each room is unique, and they host an ever-changing array of cultural events.


Eric Vokel Suites

A bike ride away

The Wittenberg

  • Smart self-catering suites and leafy surroundings make The Wittenberg a super base for families visiting the Maritime Museum. Ride there on one of the hotel's own bikes.

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  • Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy Amsterdam 117 rooms from £99

    Local markets  -  Explore the hip new Oostelijk Havengebied quarter, Amsterdam’s ‘New East’, in which the hotel is located.
    Sights nearby  -  Bimhuis concert hall is a just 15-minute walk from the property.
    Restaurant  -  Serving light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet
    Quirky  -  A creative hub, arty and innovative
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Beautifully renovated cultural hub, where travellers can enjoy frequent art exhibitions and cultural events. Rooms are uniquely decorated, with modern Dutch designer furniture and original features - wooden beams and original tiling. An innovative location, dripping with creativity. See More

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  • Eric Vökel Amsterdam Suites Amsterdam City Centre 28 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  Located in a prime, central location in Amsterdam, these apartments make a great base for local exploring
    Families  -  These self-catering apartments are great for families travelling with children
    City Style  -  With chic, designer interiors, this hotel has lots of contemporary city style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam's old town, a short distance from the hotel
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    This hotel offers luxury suites in the centre of Amsterdam, close to Amsterdam Centraal. Apartments have custom layouts and designer interiors with large windows and ample living space; book the penthouse suite for fantastic river views. Book a free breakfast kit online; a chic and modern city stay. See More

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  • The Wittenberg 1018 VL Amsterdam 115 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  The apartment style living is ideal for more independent travellers, and its well located to easily access the famous sights
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the nearby Hortus Bontanicus just across the canal, the world's oldest botanic garden
    Local markets  -  Wander around the world-famous Waterlooplein Flea Market
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Historic accommodation in a peaceful, leafy central area consisting of chic self-catering apartments, ideal for independent travellers. The decor is simple and fresh, with a muted palette of greys and creams and hip statement pieces. A stylish home-away-from-home. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 17th February 2020