De Oost

InterContinental Amstel

385

1 Professor Tulpplein,
Amsterdam,

Netherlands,

The Intercontinental hotel along the Amstel River in Amsterdam is easy to mistake as royal palace. Opened in 1867, the four-story, yellow and red brick, neo-Renaissance building now hosts guests in 79 rooms exquisitely decorated with Oriental rugs, antique furniture, brocade wallpaper, sash windows, marble bathrooms, and fresh tulips each day. Amenities include an on-site spa with a heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and massage services, while the Michelin-starred La Rive restaurant serves up French-Mediterranean cuisine and romantic views of the river on the ground floor.