The 4 Best hotels in Jordaan, Amsterdam

West of the Singel canal ring and around 1km from Centraal Station, the Jordaan began life as a neighbourhood of workers' homes, small factories and workshops. You'll find the best hotels in Jordaan in historic buildings within this grid of narrow streets and small canals.

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Once a working-class neighbourhood, it lured artists and bohemians in the 1960s and '70s. In the 21st century, it has gone upscale, with trendy shops and galleries interspersed with smart cafés and wine bars. But it still has a certain funky vibe that's distinct from the rampant commercialism of Centrum. Traditional 'brown cafés' and charming old hofjes (almshouses) such as Claes Claeszhofje are typical of this part of town. The prime landmark is the towering 17th-century Noorderkerk, while the labyrinthine Antiekcentrum Amsterdam is an antique-hunter's joy. When you opt for one of the best places to stay in the Jordaan, you'll also find key attractions such as the Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk just across the Prinsengracht, and the Dam is just four blocks away.

The best hotels in Jordaan


Hotel Mercier

  • Mr Jordaan is a traditional canalside house in the heart of the Jordaan, offering well-designed rooms mixing minimalist modernism with retro touches.
  • In a handsome old building, AMS Suites provides contemporary accommodation and a base on the edge of the Jordaan, conveniently close to city centre attractions.
  • Art Deco style, antiques and works of art combine with local architectural heritage at Hotel Mercier.


Hotel Wiechmann

  • Created from three adjoining canal houses, Hotel Wiechmann is an unpretentious B&B with light and airy rooms. It's handy for city centre shopping and all the must-see sights.

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  • Mr Jordaan Amsterdam City Centre 34 rooms from $150

    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed for an off-beat Amsterdam experience in the artsy Jordaan district and only a short walk from the main sights!
    City Style  -  A hip and homely boutique-style canal house hotel, with retro furnishings, soft hues and a welcoming atmosphere.
    Sights nearby  -  Only a five minutes walk from Anne Frank's House.
    No pets

    Excellent contemporary hotel in the centre of Amsterdam. The rooms are modern and minimalist, focused on maximising comfort and functionality. With the city centre on the door step, it's a great launchpad for exploring the rich culture and traditions of Amsterdam. See More

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  • AMS Suites RW Amsterdam 4 rooms from $166

    Local exploring  -  In easy reach of the main attractions including the Anne Frank's House, Vondel Park and the museum district
    Sights nearby  -  The Anne Frank House is a must; the front is a museum but the back annex has been preserved to give an idea of life back then
    Local markets  -  Visit the Bloemenmarkt, the world’s only floating flower market, the Albert Cuypmarket and the Waterlooplein flea market
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel
    No pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    Smart accommodation in a handsome historic Amsterdam building. Suites are furnished with sink-into king size beds and contemporary designer furniture. The feel is chic, modern and minimalist, ideal for sophisticated travellers looking for a handy central base. See More

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  • Hotel Mercier Amsterdam 48 rooms from $245

    City Style  -  Nestled in the trendy Jordaan district of Amsterdam in a historic property, this hotel has reams of local style
    Local exploring  -  Located in a fashionable, central area of Amsterdam, this hotel makes the perfect base for local exploring
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's chic, Art Deco style and the cosy hotel suites
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Westerkerk, a famous 17th-century Dutch church located within walking distance of the hotel
    Air conditioningDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This hotel is located in a heritage building in Jordaan, Amsterdam. The property has been lovingly restored, offering rooms with an Art Deco style, unique artworks and vintage furnishings; the best suite offers split-level living. Relax with coffee and cake at the Ons Huis café. A smart hotel. See More

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  • Hotel Wiechmann Amsterdam 37 rooms from $139

    Great walks  -  This charming hotel is set on the Prinsengracht canal, an ideal spot for an evening stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  Main museum area is 15 minute walk
    Views  -  Some rooms with canal view
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Hotel Wiechmann consists of three canal houses turned into a simple family-run B&B offering the essentials. Comfortable, breezy rooms with modern bathrooms and a complimentary delicious breakfast. Proximity to the main attractions and shopping districts is a big selling point. See More

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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Monday, 17th February 2020