Hotels in Amsterdam
This unabashedly diverse city has an equally varied selection of lodgings, from rehabbed canal homes to plush old-world hotels and sleek boutique hotels. To get the lowest rates, book an Amsterdam hotel during off-season, between November and March. (The penalty: you'll most likely miss the tulips). Here are some of our favorite hotels in Amsterdam:
Hotel d'Europe: This 19th century grande dame along the Amstel River has 111 plush rooms and is decorated in bold colors. Stay in the newer Dutch Masters Wing and you'll get a replica of a Dutch Masters painting in your suite.
CitizenM: With its mod sensibility and affordable rates, this boutique hotel across from Beatrix Park offers nice perks such as rain showers, extra-large king-size beds, and a "MoodPad," which you can use to fine-tune your room's music, temperature, and lighting.
The College Hotel: Located inside a renovated 19th century school, this charming, 40-room Amsterdam hotel features exposed brickwork and fireplaces, and unique flourishes in each room.
Grand Hotel Marath: This Red Light District building used to be the headquarters for shipping magnates, but it's now a five-star Amsterdam hotel with 165 rooms, an Art Nouveau interior and lovely stained glass windows overlooking the canals.
This 129-room hotel with an arsenal of standout features, offers spare but opulent interiors, courteous service (especially praiseworthy in a city known for a lack thereof), and serious wellness amenities.
True in real estate as well as hotels, “location, location, location” is key at this 152-room hotel near Schiphol. The property offers a no-charge airport shuttle and numerous bus stations are nearby, making this a hub for the traveler and businessperson.
Built as the St. Elisabeth Orphanage in 1890, the brick building now houses the Hotel Arena, with its trendy restaurant, café, and nightclub. Some of the 116 rooms feature heritage elements like sloping rafters and high-ceilings.
Located in the village of Oudekerk aan de Amstel, this renovated row of 18th-century buildings houses seven, apartment-style suites overlooking the Amstel River.
Eighty-six rooms occupy seven 19th-century mansions to form Hotel Vondel, which is installed in the museum district of the Dutch capitol. From the giant elliptical dome over the lobby’s desk to the nature-inspired, branch-like lamps, the hotel is saturated with art and modern interior design.
The Intercontinental hotel along the Amstel River in Amsterdam is easy to mistake as royal palace.
If IKEA designed a spaceship, the result would be the citizenM. Concrete, clean lines, Vitra and Eames furnishings, and portal-like rain showers are a few examples of what makes this location so very European.
Located on the Herengracht Canal, the Banks Mansion is a stately white-columned hotel housing 51 rooms, many of which display serene water views. Part of the Carlton brand, this Art Deco hotel opened in 2004 and retained the stained-glass windows from the building’s prior existence.
Located in the trendy Eastern Docklands neighborhood, this quirky, design-centric hotel is a mix of 117 accommodations.
This boutique hotel, named for the poet Dylan Thomas, opened in 1999 and occupies restored 17th-century buildings along the Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam’s central shopping district.
Shipping magnates once planned the routes of ocean liners in this Red Light district building; now, the old “Shipping House" houses this five-star location with 165 rooms and suites along the canals.
The Hotel De L'Europe is a longstanding, luxury property perched along the Amstel River. Public spaces, such as the lobby, reinforce the opulent feel of the place with grand chandeliers and walls lined with paintings.