Best Places to Sleep (and more) in Amsterdam
Collected by Melissa Adams , AFAR Local Expert
From five-star hotels like the iconic Amstel and Grand Krasnapolsky to boutique, family-run establishments and world-renowned hostels like The Flying Pig, Amsterdam has accommodations for every taste and budget. Sleep above a coffeeshop, on a canal, or over a pizzeria. If you need all of your 40 winks, avoid accommodations in Leidseplein, Rembrandplein or on Warmoesstraat, where the fun never stops.
Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
The largest five-star hotel in Holland has presided over Dam Square, hub of central Amsterdam, since 1866. Guests look out on the Royal Palace and the square’s action from the sleek lounge. Madame Tussauds is across the way and De Bijenkorf,...
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands
You'll need deep pockets to stay at the Amstel, Amsterdam's landmark hotel that's overlooked the Amstel River since 1867, providing nightly luxury for royals and celebs from Queen Elizabeth II to Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. But if you...
Lijnbaansgracht 91, 1015 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
On the ground floor of their canal house in Amsterdam's serene Jordaan, Dutch couple Greet and Niels have created an authentic local experience for friends, couples, business travelers and small families: Amphora. Accessed via a private entrance,...
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 26, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
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...
Prinsengracht 315, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
While I was in Amsterdam, I stayed at The Luxury Collection-Hotel Pulitzer. If you are looking for a beautiful hotel with amazing service in a great location (steps from the Anne Frank house). This is the place to stay. I loved walking through the...
Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Imagined by students and grads from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, the Exchange set out to "dress" each room like a fashion model. Avant-garde fabrics drape from ceilings, and everything from buttons and magazine clippings to a Marie...
Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
During Holland's Golden Age, when spice trade with Asia and North Africa was booming, wealthy merchants built mansions along the expanding canal ring that became Amsterdam. Today the fashionable homes have been reincarnated as upscale offices,...
Singel 235, 1012 WE Amsterdam, Netherlands
A self-described culinary museum, D'Vijff Vlieghes (Five Flies) Restaurant offers five-star dining in the center of Amsterdam. Business folk as well as romantic duo dine in an upscale ambiance, amidst four original Rembrandt etchings, antique...
Damrak 1-5, 1012 LG Amsterdam, Netherlands
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...
Warmoesstraat 55, 1012 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Immerse yourself in Amsterdam culture by staying at the Greenhouse Effect! This eccentric hotel as a coffee shop and bar filled with everything your mind may desire! The rooms are very spacious and immaculate, themed and decorated to enhance your...
Prinsengracht 328-332, 1016 HX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Come for the collection of old-fashioned teapots in the breakfast room window. Stay for cozy rooms accented with stained-glass rooms and antique furnishings, some with canal views. Endorsed by Rick Steves, Fodor's Choice, Time Out Amsterdam,...
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
When only the best will do, treat yourself to a stay at De L'Europe, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, widely acknowledged as one of Amsterdam's finest. Built in 1896, overlooking the Amstel River and in the shadow of the historic Munt...
Staalstraat 7-A, 1011 JJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
What do you get when you combine a design gallery/store with a café, beauty salon, fashion boutique and rental apartment? Add it all up and it equates to Droog, a multifunctional space that melds a 160-square meter exhibition space with an...
NDSM-Pier 3, 1033 RG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Houseboats are plentiful on Amsterdam's canals, offering a nautical lifestyle and views over the city's renowned waterways. To replicate the experience as a tourist, head for Botel at NDSM pier, offering 175 simply furnished rooms aboard a boat on...
Bellamyplein 47, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occupying part of a repurposed tram depot complex in the now-trendy Amsterdam Oud-West neighborhood, the Hotel de Hallen has a prime location with supercool neighbors including a food market, art-house cinema, and library. The hotel’s...
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