Hotels in Amsterdam offer pristine accommodations in a city nicknamed “Venice of the North”. Known for its canals, its museums, its festivals, its eye-catching buildings, its coffee (marijuana) shops and its Red Light District, Amsterdam is truly one of a kind. Hiding in Amsterdam from the Nazis for 761 days, Anne Frank, the German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage, wrote The Diary of Anne Frank, which can be seen in person at The Anne Frank House. When visiting Amsterdam, things to keep in mind are to watch out for cyclists, to avoid using cannabis in public, to secure your personal belongings, especially in crowded areas, and to not take pictures of Red Light District windows. Hotels in Amsterdam are some of the most exciting you’ll find anywhere. Before we get to hotels in Amsterdam, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
A deterrent to early settlement in the pre-Amsterdam area was its location in what used to be wet peatland. As early as the late 10th century, this peatland called Amestelle began to be developed by inland farmers, the most notable of which was the Van Amstel family. The All Saint’s Flood of 1170 ironically aided in the creation of Amsterdam, causing the Amstel river to be more active and thus draining excess water more quickly, resulting in drier banks. This made the downstream Amstel mouth more attractive to permanent habitation. Amsterdam’s name derives from the Dam originally located on the Amstel River.
Amsterdam, the capital and most populous municipality in the Netherlands, has a population of around 850,000 people. A seaport city, Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometers of canals, 1,500 bridges and about 90 islands. A great time to visit Amsterdam is in the summer, when the temperature averages around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Points of interest include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Heineken Brewery, the red-light district (if even to get a glimpse of during the day) and cannabis coffee shops. Two of the most famous and talented Amsterdam residents were Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Vincent Van Gogh, while Anne Frank was one of the most brave and enduring. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, now Euronext Amsterdam, is the world’s oldest stock exchange, located in the historical city center. Amsterdam foods include the Stroopwafel, which is a wafer cookie, Dutch pancakes, which are thinner, crepe-like pancakes often topped with fruit, herring, cod, Gouda cheese, Kibbeling, or battered fish, Oliebol, which is a type of fried dough, Stamppot, which is essentially mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables and Rijsttafel, an Indonesian-inspired array of small plates. Drinks include Jenever, a juniper-flavored liquor, vodka, Advocaat, which is a thicker, brandy-infused custard, kind of like eggnog, and of course beers such as Amstel and Heineken. Now that we have a little background information, it’s time for hotels in Amsterdam that are sure to excite.
Zoku Amsterdam boasts free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, large rooms, a rooftop restaurant, terrace and sunlit greenhouse with panoramic city views, private parking, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, innovative Loft-style beds, spacious showers, hair dryers, co-working spaces and a 24-hour front desk. Eerlijk (restaurant), High Studio Plantage (gym), Reggae Rita’s (Jamaican restaurant), Beautiful Yoga (yoga studio), Royal Theater Carré (performing arts theater), Coffeeshop Het Ballonnetje (cannabis store) and more are in the area.
This condo hotel is 0.1 miles from Royal Theater Carré, 0.2 miles from Skinny bridge and Hermitage Amsterdam, 0.3 miles from Faculty of Social Sciences, Jewish Historical Museum, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Artis Zoo, 0.5 miles from Rembrandt House and Rembrandtplein, 0.8 miles from Dam Square and 7.2 miles from Schiphol Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $148
The Nine Streets Amsterdam
Set in 10 original 17th-century canal-side mansions, Ambassade Hotel features free WiFi, 2 elevators, unique rooms, luxurious decor, 1950-CoBrA movement art work, Louis XV furnishings, air conditioning, satellite TVs, seating areas, work desks, a flotation center, a library bar, a brasserie and a breakfast buffet. Near here you may find Brasserie Ambassade, NORTVI (luggage store), Koan Float (wellness center), ABC Clubsandwich (lunch restaurant), Wouters & Hendrix Juwelen (jewelry designer), L’Etoile de Saint Honoré (handbags shop), Singel 404 (cafe), The Lebanese Sajeria (restaurant), Amsterdam Vintage Watches (watch store) and more.
From here The Nine Streets Amsterdam, The Biblical Museum, The Krijtberg Church, Historical Museum Amsterdam and Begijnhof are 0.1 miles, Royal Palace Amsterdam is 0.3 miles, Dam Square and Anne Frank House are 0.4 miles, Lake Twiske is 7.5 miles and Schiphol Airport is 6.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $317
Theater De Brakke Grond
With luxurious rooms, a unique historical ambiance, French elegance, a fine dining restaurant, various bars, a spa, an indoor pool area, modern bathrooms, rain showers, butler service, slippers, free WiFi, a spa, a sauna, a hammam, a fitness area, a charming garden and a terrace, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is found close to Bridges (seafood restaurant), Oriole (bistro), Smoke Boat Amsterdam (tour operator), Green House Centrum Coffeeshop (cannabis store), Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum (museum), The Sensi Seed Bank (store), Sensi Seeds Cornershop (cannabis store), RLD Amsterdam Tours (tour operator) and more.
You may find Theater De Brakke Grond within feet, Agnietenkapel, Faculty of Law, Dam Square and National Monument 0.1 miles, Rembrandt House and Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder 0.3 miles and Schiphol Airport 7.1 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (canal house): $934
Cost per person (three people): $311
Consisting of 6 monumental 17th century canal palaces, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam boasts a luxury spa, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness center, three treatment rooms, elegant rooms, canal and courtyard views, luxurious modern amenities, Dutch-inspired design, historic details, spacious bathrooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, a brasserie, a bar and free bike rental. Vault Bar (bar), Spectrum (fine dining restaurant), Guerlain Spa, Barney’s Lounge (cannabis store), Bridge Of Bridges (boat tour agency), Restaurant Quartier Latin, Annadiva Amsterdam (lingerie store), Kindred Spirits Flagship Store (shoe store), Sluizer Restaurants, Samsøe & Samsøe (clothing store), Warudokurasu (cocktail bar), Pigs & Punch (cocktail bar), Zuivere Koffie (cafe), Geitenwollenwinkel (clothing store), Restaurant ACE, De Soepbar Oost (soup restaurant), Coffee Shop (bar), The Preacher’s Son (tatto shop), Boerejongens (coffee shop) and more are within range.
Rembrandtplein, Museum Willet-Holthuysen and Utrechtsestraat are 0.1 miles, Tuschinski and Museum van Loon are 0.2 miles, Dutch National Opera & Ballet is 0.3 miles, Rijksmuseum is 0.5 miles and Schiphol Airport is 6.9 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom king suite): $1,864
Cost per person (three people): $621
Johan Cruijff Arena
Van der Valk Hotel features fitness facilities, a spa, a wellness center, a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, desks, air conditioning, rain showers, an infrared sauna, a Turkish steam bath, a wax salon, an outdoor pool, a Rasul bath, massage services, a live cooking breakfast buffet, an in-house a la carte restaurant and a bar. Nearby you man encounter tHUIS at the AMSTEL (cafe), Juniper & Kin (bar), Persijn (Dutch eatery), Nessst (bar & restaurant), Broodje Dobber (delivery restaurant), A Beautiful Mess (restaurant), Armstelveid Bakery and more.
This location is 0.2 miles from Overamstel Station, 0.6 miles from Metro Spaklerweg, 0.7 miles from Amstelpark, 0.8 miles from Metro van der Madeweg, 0.9 miles from Amsterdam Studio’s, 1 mile from Amsterdam Amstel Station, 1.7 miles from Johan Cruijff Arena, 2.1 miles from Royal Theater Carré, 2.2 miles from Rijksmuseum and Moco Museum, 2.3 miles from Van Gogh Museum and Artis Zoo, 3.2 miles from Amsterdam Central Station and Anne Frank House and 6.6 miles from Schiphol Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $502
Set in an 18th century warehouse, Dikker & Thijs Hotel has canal views, coffee and tea facilities, TVs with cable channels and Handy Smartphone usage. It’s found close to De Zotte (bar), Greenwoods (brunch restaurant), Lombardo’s (hamburger restaurant), Bocca Coffee (coffee roasters), Los Pilones (Mexican restaurant), Cafe de Klos, NadeR Grill Steakhouse, Paradiso (live music venue), Restaurant Hap-Hmm, DeLaMar Theater, Melkweg (live music venue), Bourbon Street (live music venue), The Rookies Coffeeshop (cannabis store), The Pantry (Dutch restaurant), Jazz Cafe Alto (jazz club), The Bulldog Palace (grand cafe), Easy Times Amsterdam (cannabis store), The Waterhole (live music venue), The Cave Rock Club (heavy metal / rock night club), Coffeeshop Super Skunk (cannabis store), Cora (sandwich shop), de Uitkijk (movie theater) and more.
From here Leidsestraat is within feet, National Pipe Museum, Melkweg, DeLaMar Theater and Leidseplein Amsterdam are 0.1 miles, Theater Bellevue, Holland Casino Amsterdam, House Marseille, Paradiso and The Biblical Museum are 0.2 miles, Rijksmuseum is 0.3 miles, Royal Palace Amsterdam is 0.6 miles, Dam Square, Anne Frank House and Dutch National Opera & Ballet are 0.7 miles, Rembrandt House is 0.8 miles and Schiphol Airport is 6.4 miles.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $374
With garden views, free WiFi, a living room, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen and bicycle rental service, Waalstraat Penthouse is situated close to Betty’s (vegetarian restaurant), La Maria (Italian restaurant), River Side Bar, L’Angolo Italiano (Italian restaurant), CC Schelde (coffee shop), Venetie IJs (ice cream shop), ‘t Vliegertje (restaurant), At Seven (brunch restaurant), Visaandeschelde (seafood restaurant), Hakata Senpachi (Japanese restaurant), Sapporo (Japanese restaurant), Michiu (Asian restaurant), Tout Patisserie, GOOS (diner), il Cavallino (Italian restaurant), Mi Sueno (Argentinian restaurant), Cafe de Amstel, Paskamer (wine bar), Sinne (Mediterranean restaurant), Glou Glou (wine bar), Omelegg (breakfast restaurant), Sir Hummus (deli), Renato’s Pizzeria, BROERS (cafe) and more.
You’ll see Europaplein 0.3 miles, Amsterdam RAI Station 0.7 miles, Sarphatipark, Amsterdam Amstel Station, Amstelpark Amsterdam and Metro Spaklerweg 0.8 miles, Albert Cuyp Market and Metro Wibautstraat 0.9 miles, Heineken Experience 1 mile, Overamstel Station 1.1 miles, Royal Theater Carré, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are 1.3 miles, Leidseplein and Dutch National Opera & Ballet are 1.6 miles, Amsterdam Central Station is 2.4 miles and Schiphol Airport is 6.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $257
Cost per person (three people): $85
Olympic Stadium Amsterdam
Featuring free WiFi, air conditioning, a terrace, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a balcony with city views and bicycle rental service, Van Tuyll van Serooskerkenweg Penthouse is well-located near Electric Museum, Butcher’s Tears (brewery), Restaurant Helder, Warung Barokah (restaurant), Cafe Carbon (steak and grill restaurant), Traffic Hummus (vegetarian restaurant), Olympic Stadium, Bar Alt, Albert Heijn (supermarket), Coffeeshop De Kade (cannabis store), Frietsteeg (takeout restaurant), Coffeeshop DNA (cannabis store), Bagel Nosh, Le Fournil de Sebastien (bakery), Zikking & Zoon (butcher shop) and more.
Olympic Stadium Amsterdam is 0.4 miles, Amstelveenseweg Station and World Trade Center Amsterdam are 0.5 miles, Amsterdam Zuid Station, De Boelelaan Tram Station and Toomler Theatre are 0.6 miles, Duisenberg School of Finance, VU University Amsterdam, NLR Amsterdam and Vondelpark are 0.9 miles, Van Gogh Museum is 1.2 miles, Rembrandtplein and Royal Theater Carré are 2.1 miles, Amsterdam Central Station is 2.8 miles and Schiphol Airport is 4.9 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $244
White Luxury Penthouse provides 2 bedrooms, a fitness center, free WiFi, a washing machine, city views, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen, a sauna and a hot tub. Close to this penthouse you may find Cup a la Cake (bakery), Sefa Amsterdam (bbq & grill restaurant), Cafe Kalkhoven, Henri Willig (cheese shop), Amigo Grill (Argentinian restaurant), The African Blackstar (cannabis store), Toni & Guy (hair salon), Fabula Rosa (rock shop), Haircrime (hair salon), Back Stage (cosmetics store), Boom Chicago (comedy club), Pesca (restaurant), Cook Kai (Thai restaurant), Salmuera (Argentinian restaurant), Les Deux Freres (clothing store), Fa. H. Wegewijs (cheese shop), Space 4 Beauty (beauty salon), Kessens (restaurant), Cafe Brakke, Alex Wijnen (wine store), Hope Special Sizes (men’s tall and wide clothing), Simon Leveit (coffee store), The Cold Pressed Juicery and more.
Westerkerk is within feet, Anne Frank House and Theo Thijssen Museum are 0.1 miles, Boom Chicago, Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room and The Nine Streets Amsterdam are 0.2 miles, Houseboat Museum, Magna Plaza, Theater De Rode Hoed and Royal Palace Amsterdam are 0.3 miles, Dam Square is 0.4 miles, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder and Leidseplein are 0.7 miles, Basilica of St. Nicholas, Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam Central Station and Rembrandt House are 0.8 miles and Schiphol Airport is 6.8 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $854
Cost per person (four people): $214
So there they are, hotels in Amsterdam that are sure to help make for an unforgettable experience. We hope you have found your perfect Amsterdam accommodation and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in the Netherlands!