Visiting Amsterdam and looking for a charming place to rest your head? Here are a few of the top hotels in the city.
12 BEST BOUTIQUE & UPSCALE HOTELS IN AMSTERDAM
Did you know that Amsterdam has approximately 52,184 hotel beds? Wow! If you’re planning an Amsterdam city break and are looking for a charming place to rest your head you’ve come to the right site. Following are some of the most unique and elegant hotels in the city.
Hotel Dwars is a brand new boutique hotel in a lively area in the center of the city on Utrechtsedwarsstraat. Rooms are in a renovated building with exposed brick and beams and are decorated in a cozy, modern, somewhat 70s vibe. The neighborhood is full of terrific restaurants like Tempo Doeloe and charming cafes like Bar Moustache.
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 79, Amsterdam
Hotel V has recently opened their second location, a lovely hotel right in the center at the Nesplein. Their first location near Frederiksplein has been a popular place for stylish visitors to stay for several years now. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated in a sleek and modern style. The Lobby restaurant at V Nesplein gets rave reviews for their flammkuchen and other food.
The Dylan Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel in restored 17th century offices built around a large courtyard on the Keizersgracht. Visitors love this small hotel for its charming yet modern comforts and excellent service. Locals and visitors alike enjoy fine French dining at Michelin starred Vinkeles Restaurant.
Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam
Part of the huge Hyatt chain, Andaz is a 5 star luxury hotel located on Amsterdam’s gorgeous Prinsengracht canal. This former public library has been restored and redesigned in a whimsical modern style by famous local designer Marcel Wanders. With 122 guest rooms, a cocktail bar and restaurant, the Andaz is sure to delight you. Oh and for the dog owners among you, the Andaz accepts pups! Be sure to check out their Sunday brunch at Bluespoon Restaurant too.
Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam
SIR ALBERT HOTEL
The Sir Albert brings a little bit of rock and roll to the boutique hotel experience. Located in the funky and fun Pijp neighborhood, the hotel is surrounded by many shops and restaurants as well as being close to Museumplein. Sir Albert has 90 rooms and a fabulous restaurant, Izakaya. Be sure to stop in for one of their cocktails and a bite to eat.
Sir Albert Hotel
Albert Cuypstraat 2, Amsterdam
W HOTEL AMSTERDAM
The W is one of Amsterdam’s newest high end hotels. With chic modern rooms and two amazing restaurants, it will surely be popular with both visitors and locals. Make your way to The Duchess and Mr Porter, as well as the lounge on the top floor.
W Hotel Amsterdam
Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam
THE HOXTON AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam’s hippest hotel is a great place to come for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks – and of course to sleep too! The inviting lobby is furnished with soft and comfortable chairs and sofas, and the 111 rooms are just as cozy. Locals make sure to check out their weekly events ranging from bootcamp and yoga classes to cocktail workshops and artist talks.
The Hoxton Amsterdam
Herengracht 255, Amsterdam
One of the nicest hotels in the city has been built in the historic music conservatory. Due to the monument status of the building architects had to be creative with the renovation, creating a stunning glass structure inside the old building. The hotel is located right next to the Concertgebouw and many of Amsterdam’s major museums including the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk and Van Gogh Museum. Locals enjoy visiting the Conservatorium for drinks and food in the stylish Brasserie & Lounge.
Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam
One of the city’s most famous hotels, made up of converted 17th century canal houses on the Prinsengracht. This hotel is in the heart of the city, offering picturesque charm just outside the door. Locals love the Pulitzer for hosting the Grachtenfestival’s Prinsengracht concert. The hotel is currently under renovations and will be even more beautiful when they are complete.
Prinsengracht 315-331, Amsterdam
The Amrath Hotel is just across from the central train station, Het Scheepvaartmuseum and NEMO. The building is a beautiful example of Art Deco architecture, and was originally an office of a shipping company that has now been converted into a five star hotel. Just check out the amazing view from the roof!
Prins Hendrikkade 108, Amsterdam
A popular destination for business travelers due to its proximity to the RAI conference center, this hotel is a tall tower on an Oud-Zuid canal. The hotel’s restaurant Ciel Bleu, holds two Michelin stars. Locals enjoy the penthouse cocktail bar and Yamazato, a Japanese restaurant that has also received a Michelin star.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam
WALDORF ASTORIA AMSTERDAM
The Waldorf Astoria is known around the world as one of the top luxury hotel brands. The Amsterdam Waldorf Astoria is opening in May 2014 in restored 17th century canal buildings on the gentelmen’s canal, the Herengracht. Guests should expect elegant surroundings, beautiful canal views and a peaceful and quiet courtyard garden. There is even an indoor swimming pool.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Herengracht 542-556, Amsterdam