The Netherlands

Hotels in The Netherlands

Complete with a grand staircase, this truly remarkable collection of canal mansions is an immaculately designed hotel. With 93 rooms and suites to choose from, each comes with a view of either the canal or the beautiful courtyard garden.

Spread over three historic canal houses, this boutique hotel combines modern baroque style (rich brocades and gilt) with impeccable service. In addition to a wide range of rooms (singles to quadruple), there are suites and even your own apartment.

Founded by the famous Dutch design collective Droog, Hôtel Droog is more of a cultural and events centre than a proper hostelry.

With great connections to the airport and the city centre, this budget friendly option next to the WTC in Zuid features excellent contemporary design and all mod cons - think king-size beds, flatscreen TVs and rain showers.

Next to Station Zuid, Citizen M is the Dutch answer to a capsule hotel. The 210 budget rooms are tiny, but have large, comfortable beds, oversized windows, blackout blinds and rain showers. While the bedrooms are just for sleeping, the lobby and canteen provide some hangout space.

Ideal for those who want something other than a run-of-the-mill hotel, with a range of unique rooms from an Amsterdam tram carriage to its very own crow's nest (not for those with vertigo), this is possibly Amsterdam's most playful hotel.

An old tram depot dating from 1902 has been transformed into this quirky but very comfortable contemporary hotel. Slightly out of town, Hotel De Hallen is still within walking and tram distance of all the sights.

Comprised of five separate canal-side houses, this new hipster hangout is a spinoff of the London original. This iteration however, features the ever trendy restaurant Lotti's (in partnership with Soho House & Co) as well as a cool coffee shop and cocktail den.

Stylish design and affordable rates compensate for a slightly out-of-centre location. In any case, there's a shuttle service into town and connections to and from the airport are ideal from here.

Currently occupying a former library, the five star Andaz Amsterdam is the work of Dutch celebrity designer Marcel Wanders. Visually, it's a marvel - and the Prinsengracht setting along the city's beautiful canals isn't bad either.

Architect Piero Lissoni's gorgeous remodeling of an old music conservatory is a minimalist masterpiece, from its soaring glass-covered atrium to its 129 impeccably detailed rooms. The location, right on the doorstep of the city's main museums, is perfect, too.

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.

Truly one of a kind, it's hard to fault The Dylan. Everything from the design, service, location and restaurant merit top marks for quality and style.

The three-room hotel has slick interiors and Hästens beds, is just a block away from the harbor.c

The Intercontinental hotel along the Amstel River in Amsterdam is easy to mistake as royal palace.