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Where to Stay: Best Hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most charming cities that draws visitors from around the globe with its picturesque canals, world-class museums, and historical charm.

The city is also home to an array of exceptional hotels that will make your stay unforgettable. From elegant canal-side accommodations with old-world appeal to modern retreats offering cutting-edge amenities, the city’s hospitality scene has it all!

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

View of exterior from the street of the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
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The Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is a 5-star luxury hotel housed in a historic building that was once an old Shipping House. The building showcases the traditional Amsterdam School style architecture, and the rooms offer spacious and elegant accommodations with Art Deco-style decor. The rooms have high ceilings and large windows, some of which peek down at the canals below.

The location couldn’t be more convenient – just 500 meters from Central Station – so you’ll have easy access to explore the entire city. And if you’re looking to unwind, you’ll get top-notch service at the spa and wellness center.

Pulitzer Amsterdam

Swings and rocking horses in a courtyard at the Pulitzer Amsterdam
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This hotel is not your typical cookie-cutter hotel. The Pulitzer Amsterdam is a collection of 25 historic golden age canal houses joined together, making it feel like a maze of luxury and comfort.

One of the best things about the Pulitzer is its location overlooking the Prinsengracht and just a short stroll from the Anne Frank House and the charming Jordaan neighborhood. It’s right in the middle of the action but somehow manages to feel peaceful and serene.

And when you want to relax after a day of exploring, the Pulitzer’s garden is a little slice of paradise, perfect for relaxing with a book or a drink.

Conservatorium Hotel

Exterior view of the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam
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If luxury is what you’re looking for, the Conservatorium Hotel is where you’ll find it. The stunning historical building used to be a music conservatory and has now been transformed into a chic, elegant hotel that will make you feel like a VIP.

This 5-star luxury hotel is tucked between the Museum Quarter and Vondelpark, which means the city’s cultural treasures, like the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, are just steps away.

Guests can relax and rejuvenate at the hotel’s unique spa, which has earned the title of being voted The Netherlands’ number one luxury spa. The underground Akasha Holistic Wellbeing spa offers treatments and therapies that include everything from nutrition to meditation, yoga to Watsu.

Pestana Amsterdam Riverside

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This impressive hotel is actually a national monument! The Pestana Amsterdam Riverside is housed in the old Town Hall, two 19th-century buildings with a Neo-Renaissance style, and it sits right by the Amstel River.

It is located in the trendy “De Pijp” neighborhood, just outside the Amsterdam inner canal bel, so it offers a quiet escape from the city.

Inside, you’ll find guestrooms with a sleek, minimalist design that are not only elegant but also super comfy, and the lobby has intriguing ceilings and arches.

The hotel features 10 meeting rooms making it a great place to stay if you’re in town for business or even to host events in the impressive Town Hall Ballroom overlooking the Amstel River.

The Dylan Amsterdam

Looking through the front door of The Dylan Amsterdam at the street entrance
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This five-star gem is housed in a unique historic building that was once the first theater of Amsterdam, where the great Rembrandt himself worked, and it stands along the prestigious Keizersgracht canal, right in the heart of the vibrant “9 Streets” shopping district.

Guests can indulge at The Dylan Hotel‘s exquisite culinary experience, Restaurant Vinkeles, which has been awarded a prestigious Michelin Star.

Or, for a more relaxed atmosphere, the Bar Brasserie OCCO is known for its fun “High Wine” concept, a playful twist on traditional High Tea.

Hotel TwentySeven

Street view of the exterior of the Hotel TwentySeven in Amsterdam
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The Hotel TwentySeven is the epitome of luxury and sophistication. Situated right in the heart of the city overlooking the iconic Dam Square, this small luxury is highly rated. 

Every single detail has been carefully thought out by the team of the finest architects, designers, and chefs, and their commitment to going above and beyond for all guests shows from the moment you walk in. They make sure their guests have everything they need, no matter how small or lavish.

The hotel is also home to the Michelin-star restaurant Bougainville.

De L’Europe Amsterdam

Exterior view of the De L'Europe Amsterdam from the river
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De L’Europe Amsterdam is located right next to the famous Bloemenmarkt flower market. The historic building, standing tall on the banks of the Amstel River, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Amsterdam, and you’ll probably spot it while cruising along the canals.

Inside, the hotel is designed with Amsterdam’s local heritage in mind, so you’ll experience the essence of Amsterdam’s charm and elegance during your stay at De L’Europe. The rooms are beautifully designed, and the hotel also offers an indoor pool and saunas for ultimate relaxation.

Foodies will be thrilled to dine at De L’Europe’s exquisite restaurant Flore, which earned not one, but two Michelin stars!

Hotel 717

Front exterior of Hotel 717 Amsterdam
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Hotel 717 Amsterdam is a luxury boutique hotel overlooking the picturesque Prinsengracht canals in the historic Canal District. This gem of a hotel is tucked away in the heart of the city, offering a peaceful retreat from the busy city streets. Housed in a historic 17th-century canal house, the hotel oozes old-world charm yet offers all the modern comforts you’ll need for a cozy stay.

The breakfast must be exquisite since it is crafted by the Dutch 3-star Michelin chef Jacob Jan Boerma, whose cooking and recipes can be found at various restaurants throughout the Netherlands.

Conscious Hotel Westerpark

Front entrance of the Conscious Hotel Westerpark and Kantoon in Amsterdam
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The Conscious Hotel Westerpark is an eco-conscious hotel in the trendy Westerpark neighborhood.

Located right in the heart of the green Westerpark, it offers a unique experience, with one side overlooking the bustling cultural area of Westergas – a hotspot for events and lively markets – and the other side facing a serene, green park, perfect for morning strolls.

As a sustainable hotel, it takes pride in being 100% electric, with all its energy sourced from its own windmill in the Amsterdam harbor. To match its eco-friendly ethos, all food and drink offered here are 100% organic, and the breakfast is fully vegetarian.

Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam

Front exterior of the Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam with monument in front of the hotel
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Located in Dam Square overlooking the Royal Palace, Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam is an iconic luxury hotel that has been welcoming guests and hosting royal celebrations for over 150 years. They’ve done an amazing job bringing in all the modern comforts while keeping that vintage vibe alive.

Breakfasts are served in the historic 19th-century Wintergarden with a vaulted glass atrium roof, or for a bit of fresh air, you can check out the Summergarden. Guests can also dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant, The White Room, led by the well-known Netherlands chef, Jacob Jan Boerma.

Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American

Front exterior of the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American from across the river
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Veering slightly from the traditional Amsterdam décor that we’ve seen flood this list, the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is a waterside hotel offering a vibrant experience in the heart of Amsterdam’s Leidseplein.

The hotel’s proximity to bars and music venues makes it an ideal base for travelers seeking a lively atmosphere. It’s also just around the corner from the Vondelpark and museum district, home to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

The rooms may be decorated with rock-star themes in true Hard Rock fashion, but the hotel takes pride in its historic Art Nouveau building and the famous Café Americain and iconic Bar Americain decorated in classy art deco style.

Pillows Maurits at the Park

Front entrance of the Pillows Maurits at the Park in Amsterdam
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The Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park is a sophisticated 5-star oasis where you can escape to the lush surroundings of Oosterpark while staying conveniently close to Amsterdam’s vibrant city center.

The rooms are designed to offer a serene ambiance, featuring soft, subtle decor, and guests have the choice of overlooking the green Oosterpark or the city’s iconic canals.

The hotel has several dining options for guests to choose from, one of the highlights being the Fitz’s on the Roof Bar with panoramic park views.

The College Hotel Amsterdam, Autograph Collection

Looking through the trees at the front entrance of The College Hotel Amsterdam
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The College Hotel Amsterdam is a unique choice for your stay in Amsterdam. When the 19th-century building was built in 1895, it served as a school for higher education. And to this day, the hotel continues the educational tradition by employing students from various hospitality management schools.

The hotel is located in the chic Oud-Zuid district, which is known as a fashion hotspot and is home to many of the city’s top attractions. The hotel is moments away from the famous Vondelpark, and a short walk from Museum Square. The hotel also offers free bike rental so you can explore the city as the locals do.


Exterior of the Hotel TWENTY EIGHT in Amsterdam
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Hotel TWENTY EIGHT is located in the upscale neighborhood of Amsterdam South and is the perfect option for those who prefer an apartment hotel. It has everything you would expect from a luxury hotel mixed with the comforts of an apartment.

The apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living/seating room, and you can choose up to a four-bedrooms. It is a great, affordable choice if you are traveling with a family.

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