The Netherlands

Hotels in The Netherlands

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.

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 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.

A converted fuselage with a sauna and Jacuzzi, three flat-screen TV’s, and access to the cockpit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Book one of the Hastens rooms; they’re the choicest, with linen-covered chesterfields and windows that look out onto rooftops and the gardens below.