It somehow seems appropriate that one of quirky, art-loving Amsterdam’s coolest hotels would be sandwiched between terminals and runways. This sleek airport hotel from the stylish, budget-friendly CitizenM chain (it also has an outpost in the city center) is made for the modern traveler. CitizenM Schiphol offers 24-hour check-in, with self-service terminals and friendly Ambassadors available to help with anything you need. The library-like lounge and CanteenM cocktail bar and restaurant are also open at all hours, so there’s someplace to lounge and snack even after a seriously delayed flight. Rooms are compact but hip and comfortable, with oversized square king-sized beds, free movies, and signature designer toiletries in space-age-inspired walk-in rainfall showers. Best of all, though, is that the airport is just outside the front door; traffic will never be an excuse for a missed flight.
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CitizenM Schiphol sits smack-dab in the center of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, practically across the street from the terminals, with windows looking out on the runways. Apart from other airport hotels, there’s little in the immediate area, so the hotel is best for travelers going to or coming from flights. The city center—home to such sights as the Rijksmuseum, historic canals, and the Anne Frank House—is a 20-minute drive or 40-minute bus or train ride away.
Need to Know
Rooms: 353 rooms. From $98. Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options:Open 24 hours a day, the stylized, open-plan CanteenM offers grab-and-go style meals and snacks, as well as a fresh buffet breakfast. Fresh coffee is available at all hours, as are cocktails, wine, and beer. Spa and gym details: As a budget boutique hotel, the CitizenM Schiphol has neither a spa nor a gym.
Who's it best for: Airport-bound (or departing) travelers who appreciate minimalist design. Our favorite rooms:Every room at the CitizenM is the same, by design, but those facing away from the terminals naturally have the best views of planes taking off and landing. Keep your key:The hotel’s room keys double as luggage tags, and guests are encouraged to take theirs home and reuse them upon their next visit.