The Netherlands

Hotels in The Netherlands

Just outside Amsterdam, a 17th-century church rectory has been transformed into the Inn on the Lake. The four bedrooms—decorated with soft pastels and prints—overlook the cobblestoned village square or a waterway that freezes in winter for ice-skating.

The Michelin three-starred De Librije restaurant is the best-known attraction in the handsome Hanseatic town of Zwolle, 65 miles east of Amsterdam.

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 trendy Eastern Docklands neighborhood, this quirky, design-centric hotel is a mix of 117 accommodations.

This historic Amsterdam building dates back to 1578 and served as a convent and City Hall before becoming the Grand hotel, and then Sofitel Legend in 2010. The Sofitel has 177 rooms and 52 suites—each individually designed—with colorful accents and white duvets.

This grande dame on Lange Voorhout square that underwent a total makeover by French design star Jacques Garcia in 2006.

In September 2007, three years after opening her Antwerp B&B, designer Analik Brower, followed up with three rooms above and one below her Amsterdam boutique-exhibition space in the city’s Negen Straatjes area.

Across from Beatrix Park, CitizenM blends cutting-edge design and technology in 215 luxury rooms by the award-winning Dutch agency Concrete.

Located in the Seven Bridges area, this waterfront canal house turned boutique hotel maintains much of its 18th-century flavor. The eight accommodations have ornate rugs, bedding, and drapes, as well as features like exposed beam ceilings, mixed-period antiques, and lots of natural light.

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.