Known for its canals, bicycle infrastructure, museums, and grand gabled houses, Amsterdam is a fantastic place to visit. After a day wandering around the city and taking in all the sights, however, there’s nothing like retreating to a comfortable space. With a multitude of hotel options available in Amsterdam, it can be hard to find one that suits your needs.
To help, we’ve picked out 15 of the best hotels in Amsterdam. From boutique hotels to luxurious residences with a plethora of amenities, these hotels have it all.
1. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Situated in the heart of Amsterdam overlooking the iconic canals is the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. Interiors are adorned with Dutch-inspired art and design by Marcel Wanders. It even houses the most extensive private video art collection in Europe. Rooms are stylish; for the ultimate indulgence, stay at the Andaz Suite with its private living area, dining room, and a bathroom with a soaking tub and rain shower. There are two dining options at the hotel to tantalize your tastebuds, along with a spa and 24-hour fitness center.
Location: The hotel is in a central location close to the Jordaan area, Museumplein, Moco Museum, Anne Frank House, and the Leidseplein district.
2. NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasanpolsky
Stay in an exceptional historic building in the heart of the city. Located in the main square, you have spectacular views of the Royal Palace from your stay in a 19th-century building. All rooms are spacious, with various categories to suit diverse needs – from apartments to family rooms. Indulge in an exclusive dining experience at the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant or head to the café for some afternoon tea. Children will love the special play corner and the uniquely crafted children’s breakfast.
Location: The hotel is in the heart of Amsterdam on the edge of Dam Square. The Royal Palace is right across from the hotel, and Central Station is just a short distance away on foot.
3. Conservatorium Hotel
For the perfect combination of historical architecture and modern design, the Conservatorium Hotel is an ideal spot. Stay in the gorgeous Duplex Guest Room that spans over two floors and exudes an intimate atmosphere. With a rainfall shower, plush bedding, and a comfortable working space, you’ve got everything you need. The hotel has two dining options – from Asian-inspired eatery Taiko to contemporary dining at Brasserie & Lounge. Wellness options are also abundant, from relaxing massages to a large gym with cutting-edge technology.
Location: The hotel is close to the main attractions and a multitude of hotspots. The shopping district, Van Gogh Museum, and the Vondelpark are all close to the property.
4. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Impeccable service and timeless elegance await at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. There are plenty of luxurious sprinklings within the hotel, from 18th-century art to a grand staircase designed by Louis XIV architect. The King Grand Loft is an extraordinary room that features authentic wooden beams and beautiful views of the canal. There’s also stunning décor, with a bathroom offering a separate shower and bathtub. Indulge in unforgettable dining experiences, from a Michelin starred seven-course dinner to signature cocktails. Exercise buffs will appreciate the gym, indoor swimming pool, and spa that’ll restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
Location: The hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Rembrandtplein and PC Hooftstraat. The Heritage Museum and Museum Quarter are not too far from the hotel.
5. Pulitzer Amsterdam
The hotel is set amongst 25 restored 17th and 18th-century houses, with intimate guest rooms and tranquil inner gardens. Each room within the hotel is unique, and part of the Pulitzer canal house’s exceptional heritage. If you’d like, you can spice up your stay by upgrading to a room with guaranteed canal views. For dining, recharge with sights of the soothing gardens and a hearty breakfast at the outdoor terrace, or grab a cocktail at the Pulitzer’s Bar.
Location: The hotel is along the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals. It’s also close to Dam Square, Anne Frank House, and the Jordan neighborhood.
6. Bilderberg Garden Hotel
For a relaxing stay with cozy rooms, the Bilderberg Garden Hotel is a great choice. Stay at the Deluxe Room with Balcony to wake up to stunning views of Amsterdam. The hotel has a restaurant serving a range of classics with a twist, along with a bar where you can enjoy a lovely glass of wine. Bike rentals are available at the hotel, so you can cycle around the surrounding areas and see all that Amsterdam has to offer.
Location: Just a ten-minute walk from the hotel are the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. The Hoofstraat shopping area and Bilderberg Garden are also a short walk away.
7. Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Experience the epitome of luxury at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. Rooms are impeccably designed, with French and Dutch elements. You can book one of the hotel’s suites for exclusive Butler service. The Canal House Suite is a popular choice, with wooden ceiling beams and contemporary furnishings. There’s also a plethora of dining options – from fresh seafood at Bridges to an afternoon tea at the Garden Terrace. After a day exploring the city, unwind at Sofitel Spa with a soothing massage or head to the gym for a quick workout.
Location: Most of Amsterdam’s important landmarks are within walking distance of the hotel. Some spots to visit include the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and P.C Hoofstraat.
8. Hilton Amsterdam
Situated in a quieter neighborhood, the hotel has everything you need for a fantastic stay. Upgrade to an Executive Room for gorgeous views of the Noorder-Amstel canal, along with exclusive access to the Executive Lounge. Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, including freshly baked croissants to pancakes and waffles. There’s a restaurant serving delicious Italian cuisine, a café for a casual lunch, and more. Guests can rent a bike to explore the city, work out at the gym, or relax in the sauna and steam room.
Location: A short walk will take you to Museum Square, Vondelpark, and the Rijksmuseum. Shopping streets such as Beethovenstraat are not too far away.
9. Crane Hotel Faralda
Experience exceptional views of Amsterdam on top of a monumental harbor crane. The hotel is home to three luxurious suites that include a gorgeous living room and a separate bedroom featuring a king-sized bed. Bathrooms come with rain showers, and the top of the crane houses a heated spa pool. In the evening, you’ll be blown away by the fantastic view of the harbor and the sparkling nightlights.
Location: A short ferry ride will take you to Amsterdam Central Station just across the river. From the station, attractions like Dam Square and Anne Frank House are easily accessible.
10. Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam
With modern approaches and inspired Dutch design, you’ll love your stay at the Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam. Rooms come with a sophisticated design and are housed in original 17th-century buildings. They’ve got an extensive range of amenities – from fluffy bathrobes to plush mattresses and exclusive bathroom amenities. In the evening, gather at Super Lyan for innovative cocktails and tasty snacks. The hotel has a hosted social hour for mingling, along with a tea station in the lobby.
Location: The hotel is close to Central Station and within walking distance of the Basilica of St. Nicholas and the Royal Palace Amsterdam.
11. The Dylan Amsterdam
This lovely boutique hotel is set along the Keizersgracht canal in central Amsterdam. There are four different room styles to suit different guests – from a loft room with wooden beams to the Amber room with warm palettes and soft furnishings. Each room comes with various views – from the canal to the garden – with fluffy bathrobes and 24-hour room service. Fancy a drink? Head to Bar Brasserie OCCO for a delicious cocktail or dine on exquisite cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurant Vinkeles.
Location: Dam Square is just a short walk away from the hotel, and the Nine Streets shopping area is right around the corner. All other major places of interest are within walking distance of the hotel.
12. Hotel Seven one Seven
Located in a stunning 19th-century building is the Hotel Seven one Seven. Stay in one of only two suites in the hotel that looks over the Prinsengracht and offers breathtaking views of the canals. During the warmer days, spend time soaking up the rays from the hotel’s laid out patio situated under an old maple tree. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast in your room before booking an in-room spa treatment to completely unwind and relax.
Location: Just a ten-minute walk from the hotel is the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The Prinsengracht tram stop is also nearby.
13. Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
For thoughtful convenience and comfort, the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel has you covered. There are various room options within the hotel – from connecting family rooms to suites and club rooms offering exclusive executive lounge access. Begin your day with some breakfast at the Koepelcafe, or head to the 2b lounge bar for some homemade pizzas and specialty cocktails. The hotel also has a 24/7 fitness center where you can get a workout in.
Location: The hotel is centrally located and close to the Amsterdam Central Train Station and Dam Square. The Anne Frank House and Nine Streets shops are also close to the hotel.
14. W Amsterdam
You’re in for a unique stay at the W Amsterdam; the hotel is split between two buildings – a former telephone exchange building and a bank. Both sides offer distinctive views and a comprehensive range of amenities. For the ultimate experience, stay at the WOW Exchange that comes with quirky furnishings, a fireplace, and VIP bathroom amenities. Spend your afternoon relaxing at Away Spa or working out at Fit. There’s also an outdoor pool perfect for unwinding with a cocktail. Before scouting out a dinner spot, grab a cocktail from the W Lounge.
Location: The hotel is within walking distance of Central Station and the Nine Streets shopping area. Both Rembrandtsquare and Museumsquare are also near the hotel.
15. InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
On the banks of the Amstel River is the InterContinental Amstel. As you step into the hotel, you’ll be welcomed by elegant marble floors and 19th-century staircases. Restaurant options are abundant at the hotel – from Restaurant La Rive for French Mediterranean cuisine to Amstel Brasserie for seasonal dishes. Rooms come with lavish furnishings, and suites have private balconies where you can admire the views.
Location: Just a short walk away is the Royal Theatre Carre. A ten-minute tram ride will take you from the hotel to Dam Square and the Royal Palace.