The Victoria: Rooms With a View Near Central Station
It's among the first buildings you'll see as you exit Amsterdam's Central Station: the stately Victoria Hotel, a four-star establishment that belies its 1890 birth certificate with an ornate façade adorned with carved stone and cast iron balconies. No need to call a taxi if you arrive in the Dutch capital by train; just roll across Prins Hendrikkade to the Victoria. From Schiphol, trains run every 20 minutes to Central Station, providing easy access from the airport.
With 306 modern, air conditioned rooms offering Internet access, cable TV and in-house movies, the Victoria is a good bet for travelers seeking upscale accommodations minutes from Amsterdam's public transport hub. A business center and 10 conference rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment make it a good choice for business types, as well. All guests can make use of an on-site gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish steam bath, solarium and beauty salon.
The Victoria's Seasons Garden restaurant serves a lavish breakfast buffet. Its Park Plaza Brasserie offers international cuisine in an intimate dining room, as well as on a glass-covered terrace with splendid views of the buzzing city below.