If staying in a hotel that's played host to royalty makes your heart flutter, you'll sleep well at the NH Doelen, overlooking the banks of the Amstel near Rembrandtplein. Operated by the same firm behind The Grand Krasnapolsky, this four-star establishment has a location that can compete with its five-star sister on Dam Square. Set on the Amstel River, between Dam and Rembrandt Square, it's a cultural landmark that dates back to the 17th century. Over the years, Queen Victoria, Empress Sissi, The Beatles and Rembrandt—whose world famous "Night Watch" was painted on the hotel’s third floor—have rested their heads here.
The NH Doelen's 85 rooms and suites, many offering river and canal views, feature modern amenities and classical décor. The Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House, Jewish Historical Museum and numerous other historic and cultural attractions, as well as many restaurants and bars, are within easy walking distance. Nearby public transportation options abound, and a hotel shuttle is available to whisk you to and from Schiphol Airport.