Hotels in Amsterdam offer enchanting 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 one of a kind. Amsterdam’s best festivals include Light Festival, Tulip Festival, Chinese New Year, Christmas Markets, Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Mystic Garden, Amsterdam Music Festival, Awakenings Festival, The DGTL Festival, Music On Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, Dekmental, DLDK: Don’t Let Daddy Know, Mysteryland, Terschelling Oerol Theatre Festival and Pride Festival. One the world’s best football clubs is Ajax, which plays its games at Johan Cruijff ArenA on the city’s south-east side. When visiting Amsterdam, keep in mind that there are lots of cyclists on the road, that you must not smoke cannabis in public, that you should secure your personal belongings especially in public places, and that you should not take photos of Red Light District windows. It is considered rude to speak while chewing gum, to leave the table during dinner and to walk in bicycle paths. Truly, 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.
The capital and most populous municipality in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has a population of around 850,000 people. A seaport city, Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometers of canals, 1,500 bridges and roughly 90 islands. An inviting time to visit Amsterdam is in the summer, when temperatures average 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Hiding from the Nazis for 761 days, the German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage Anne Frank wrote The Diary of Anne Frank, which can be seen to this day at The Anne Frank House. Two of the most famous and talented Amsterdam residents were Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Vincent Van Gogh. Located in Venice of the North’s historic city center, The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, now Euronext Amsterdam, is the world’s oldest stock exchange. Points of interest include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Heineken Brewery, the red-light district (if only for a day-time glimpse) and cannabis coffee shops. 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 (much like eggnog), and of course beers such as Amstel and Heineken. Now that we have a little background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Amsterdam that are sure to amze.
Opened recently, Hotel TwentySeven has individually designed suites, fine dining experiences, handmade materials and fabrics, oak wooden floors, silk carpets and sofas, climate control, ambiance lighting, coffee makers, flat-screen smart TVs, Cobra gallery art pieces, marble bathrooms, steam showers, bubble baths, sound-proofed windows and doors, luxury mini-bars, temperature-controlled wine coolers, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a 24-hour room service menu, a bar and free WiFi. Nearby you may find Bar TwentySeven (bar), Royal Industrieele Groote Club (club), Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (museum), Vascobelo V-bar Scheltema (cafe), Scheltema (book store), Lacoste Amsterdam Rokin, UNIQLO Kalverstraat, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam (wax museum), CAU Steak Restaurant (Argentinian restaurant), Cannabis Museum Amsterdam, Café De Buurvrouw (cafe), L’atelier du Champagne (wine store), Bar Jones (bar), Lot Sixty One (coffee roasters), FuLu Mandarijn (Chinese restaurant), Beer Temple (pub), THE BUTCHER Nine Streets (hamburger restaurant), Royal Palace Amsterdam (castle) and more.
You may find Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, National Monument, Nieuwe Kerk and Dam Square within feet, Royal Palace Amsterdam and Theater De Brakke Grond 0.1 miles, Magna Plaza, Amsterdam Dungeon, Body Worlds and Kalverstraat are 0.2 miles, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is 0.3 miles, Rembrandt House, Basilica of St. Nicholas and Anne Frank House are 0.4 miles, Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam Central Station and Dutch National Opera & Ballet are 0.5 miles, Leidseplein and Royal Theater Carré are 0.8 miles, Van Gogh Museum is 1.1 miles and Schiphol Airport is 7.1 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (imperial terrace suite): $7,774
Cost per person (six people): $1,295
Royal Theater Carré
Zoku Amsterdam boasts free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, large rooms, a rooftop restaurant, a terrace and a 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
Set in 10 original 17th-century canal-side mansions, Ambassade Hotel features free WiFi, 2 elevators, unique rooms, luxurious décor, 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, 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
Abbutting the Singel canal in Amsterdam center, Hotel Estheréa has classically-styled décor, wooden paneling, free WiFi, canal views, extensive breakfast options and a small library. Coffeeshop New Times (cannabis store), &Tea Yucha Amsterdam (bubble tea store), Cafe Gollem Raamsteeg (pub), croissanterie Egstorf (bakery), Little Brazil Amsterdam (gourmet grocery store), Amsterdam Boat Center (boat tour agency), Huiskamerrestaurant Kookerij de Singel (restaurant), Broodje Bert (restaurant), Antiquariaat Brinkman (book store), Miso Sushi (sushi restaurant), STEPANOF Barbershop, Ink drinkERs (tattoo shop), Hanoi Old Quarter Restaurant (Vietnamese restaurant), Kadinsky Coffeeshop Rosmarijnsteeg (cannabis store), BonBon Boutique (store), The Happy Pig Pancake Shop (crêperie), HaarBarbaar (barber shop), The Magic Mushroom Gallery (smart shop), Lucius Visrestaurant (seafood restaurant), Concrete Store Amsterdam (men’s clothing store), De Nederlanden (boat rental service) and more are in the vicinity.
From here Historical Museum Amsterdam, Begijnhof, Kalverstraat, The Nine Streets Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam are 0.1 miles, Amsterdam Dungeon, The Krijtberg Church, The Biblical Museum, Allard Pierson Museum, Royal Palace Amsterdam and Magna Plaza are 0.2 miles, Dam Square is 0.3 miles, Anne Frank House is 0.4 miles, Rembrandtplein, Rembrandt House and Leidseplein are 0.5 miles, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder and Dutch National Opera & Ballet are 0.6 miles, Van Gogh Museum is 0.9 miles and Schiphol Airport is 6.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $387
Luxury Suites Amsterdam provides a bar, 24-hour reception, free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary mini-bars, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, spacious bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers and on-site parking. You may find Splendor Amsterdam (concert hall), De Nieuwe Ruimte (event venue), Uilenburgersjoel (event venue) and more in the area.
From this hotel you’ll find Gassan Diamonds, Rembrandt House, Southern Church and Waterlooplein 0.1 miles, Nieuwmarkt, Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Historical Museum and Dutch National Opera & Ballet 0.2 miles, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, Rembrandtplein, Dam Square and Basilica of St. Nicholas 0.4 miles, Artis Zoo and Royal Palace Amsterdam 0.5 miles, Amsterdam Central Station 0.6 miles, Anne Frank House 0.9 miles, Leidseplein 1 mile, Van Gogh Museum 1.2 miles, Skicentrum Hoofddorp Ski Lift 16.8 miles and Schiphol Airport 7.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (royal penthouse): $930
Set within 25 newly-restored 17th and 18th century canal houses, Pulitzer Amsterdam has free WiFi, traditional and modern Dutch design, Le Labo toiletries, vintage telephones, an up-scale restaurant and a bar. In the area are Pulitzer Garden (restaurant), Bussia (Italian restaurant), L’ Étoile de Saint Honoré (handbags store), Koffiehuis ‘De Hoek’. (cafe), Terra Iberisch Aardewerk (shoe store), Red Wing Shoes, Restaurant Jansz., Amsterdam Watch Company (watch store), The 9 Streets (tourist attraction), Pulitzer’s Bar (bar), Church of Our Lady (Catholic church), Cup a la Cake (bakery), Sefa Restaurant BBQ & Grill (Halal restaurant), Koh-I-Noor (Indian restaurant), Café Kalkhoven (cafe) and more.
Westerkerk is 0.1 miles, Anne Frank House, Boom Chicago, Houseboat Museum, The Nine Streets Amsterdam and Theo Thijssen Museum are 0.2 miles, Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room, Magna Plaza and Historical Museum Amsterdam are 0.3 miles, Theater De Rode Hoed, Royal Palace Amsterdam and Dam Square are 0.4 miles, Leidseplein is 0.6 miles, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder and Rembrandtplein are 0.7 miles, Basilica of St. Nicholas, Rembrandt House and Amsterdam Central Station are 0.8 miles, Dutch National Opera & Ballet is 0.9 miles, Van Gogh Museum is 1 mile and Schiphol Airport is 6.8 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (suite): $1,098
Offering an on-site self-service bar, mobile app room control and CityHosts chat, private sleeping cabins, shared bathroom facilities with rain showers, luggage storage and free WiFi, CityHub Amsterdam is close to Restaurant Himalayan Kitchen (Nepalese restaurant), Branie (Asian fusion restaurant), Ten Katemarkt (market), De Hallen Amsterdam (shopping mall), Gin&Tonic Bar (bar), Piccolo (restaurant), Bakery Paul Année (bakery), Slijterij Topido (liquor store), Bar Centraal (bar), Sam’s koffie (coffee shop), Firma Ad Straathof Marktbakkerij (bakery) and more.
This social accommodation is 0.5 miles from Jeugdtheater De Krakeling, Vondelkerk Amsterdam and VondelCS, 0.6 miles from Theater Bellevue, Boom Chicago and Vondelpark Open Air Theatre, 0.7 miles from DeLaMar Theater, Melkweg, Houseboat Museum, Vondelpark and Leidseplein, 0.8 miles from Van Gogh Museum, 0.9 miles from Moco Museum, Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum, 1.1 miles from Royal Palace Amsterdam, 1.2 miles from Dam Square and Rembrandtplein and 6 miles from Schiphol Airport.
Approximate cost per night (hub): $165
House Marseille Amsterdam
Housed in Amsterdam’s former public library, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht has elegant designs, free Wifi, canal, garden or interior lobby views, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars with complimentary drinks and snacks, coffee and tea facilities, open bathroom concepts, bathrobes, an on-site restaurant, a bar, a spa and fitness center, bike rental, boat tours, valet parking, babysitting services and event spaces. Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar (Mediterranean restaurant), Café Het Molenpad (diner), Elite Model Management, Prinsheerlijk Antiques (antique store), JOE & THE JUICE (juice shop), Café de Doffer (diner), Fabel Friet (fast food restaurant) and more are within range.
You may find House Marseille Amsterdam and The Biblical Museum 0.1 miles, Houseboat Museum, The Nine Streets Amsterdam, Leidsestraat, Jeugdtheater De Krakeling, The Krijtberg Church and Melkweg 0.2 miles, Dam Square, Rembrandtplein, Moco Museum and Van Gogh Museum 0.6 miles, Amsterdam Central Station 1 mile and Schiphol Airport 6.5 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night (suite): $1,172
Cost per person (three people): $390
Overlooking historic city center and the IJ-river and set in the brand-new A’DAM tower, Sir Adam Hotel has flat-screen TVs, seating areas, hairdryers, a gym and bike rentals. Nearby are A’DAM Tower (function room facility), Restaurant Moon (fine dining restaurant), A’DAM The Loft (night club), A’DAM Lookout (tour agency), Models at Work (event planner), Eye Film Museumm, This is Holland (tourist attraction), A Lab (business center) and more.
From this hotel EYE Film Institute and A’DAM Lookout are within feet, Comedy Café Amsterdam is 0.3 miles, Basilica of St. Nicholas, West-Indisch Huis, Schreierstoren, World’s Narrowest House and Koepelkerk are 0.5 miles, Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is 0.6 miles, Dam Square is 0.8 miles, Royal Palace Amsterdam is 0.9 miles, Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House are 1 mile, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Artis Zoo are 1.2 miles, Van Gogh Museum is 2 miles and Schiphol Airport is 7.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (family room): $439
Cost per person (four people): $109
citizenM Amstel features express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi, a bar, a shared lounge, air conditioning, a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, flat-screen TVs and a continental breakfast. Bakhuys Amsterdam (bakery), Angelina Martin (hairdresser), Allure by Nancy (beauty salon), bbb health boutique (fitness center) and more are in the area.
Royal Theater Carré is 0.1 miles, Skinny Bridge is 0.2 miles, Faculty of Social Sciences is 0.3 miles, Utrechtsestraat, Hermitage Amsterdam, Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Het Muziektheater and Jewish Historical Museum are 0.4 miles, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Rembrandtplein and Artis Zoo are 0.5 miles, Rembrandt House is 0.6 miles, Dam Square and Leidseplein are 1 mile, Anne Frank House is 1.4 miles and Schiphol Airport is 7.1 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $207
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
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
Anne Frank House
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
With free WiFi, air conditioning, a terrace, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony with city views, Fantastic Bright Penthouse is near Umeno (Japanese restaurant), Daido Japanese Restaurant, Indian Restaurant Swagat, Borrelbar (bar), Sloppy Joe (restaurant), Vascobelo V-bar Stadionplein (brasserie), NENI Amsterdam (restaurant), Beta Boulders (rock climbing gym), IJssalon Da Vinci (sundae restaurant), Restaurant Wils* and more.
From this penthouse Amsterdam Olympic Stadium is 0.4 miles, World Trade Center Amsterdam is 0.5 miles, Toomler Theatre is 0.6 miles, Duisenberg School of Finance and VU University Amsterdam are 0.7 miles, NLR Amsterdam is 0.8 miles, Vondelpark is 0.9 miles, Van Gogh Museum is 1.2 miles, Rijksmuseum is 1.5 miles, Royal Theater Carré is 2.1 miles, Anne Frank House is 2.3 miles, Amsterdam Central Station is 2.8 miles and Schiphol Airport is 4.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $342
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!