10 top rated Amsterdam hotels
Whether you want a nonstop party or quiet evenings with the family, there’s a hotel in Amsterdam that provides exactly the experience you're looking for. Budget and luxury travellers alike will find that Amsterdam hotels are as diverse as the city itself, with 17th century canal houses, industrial warehouses, soaring hotels and quaint B&Bs offering visitors a chance to see Amsterdam from a unique perspective.
1. INK Hotel Amsterdam
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, city centre
Those who want to be surrounded by Amsterdam history should consider INK Hotel, whose name itself reflects its past: the hotel sits in the former home of the Dutch newspaper De Tijd, just minutes from Dam Square. The hotel’s black façade, black letterpress type surrounding reception and black floors all draw upon “INK” and its history. But the rooms are still modern, with a simple grey and white colour scheme and luxurious private bathrooms. INK Hotel has all the facilities for work and play, with fully-equipped meeting rooms, a fitness centre, and the Pressroom restaurant and bar — and if you’re too tired from touring Amsterdam to head down for a meal, feel free to call up for room service.
2. Hotel Clemens
Raadhuisstraat 39, the Nine Streets
Surrounded by the shopping paradise that is the Nine Streets, Hotel Clemens provides a great base for a tour of Amsterdam - whether that involves sightseeing or simply shopping is up to you! Up a characteristically narrow flight of stairs you will find Hotel Clemens, a small boutique hotel with clean, comfortable rooms. Available as a single, twin, double or triple, all rooms feature private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and a mini-fridge. Being a boutique hotel, no two rooms are exactly the same - choose a double with a traditional fireplace or a view of the Westerkerk and Royal Palace. In the morning, take a seat on the balcony with a fresh cup of coffee and a croissant from the complimentary breakfast buffet.
3.Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht 587, city centre
The new 122-room Andaz Amsterdam hotel is located in the historic centre of Amsterdam, on the site of the former Public Library on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht, “Prince Canal”, and within close walking distance from Amsterdam’s major attractions. The upscale boutique hotel is part of the rich cultural character of the lively Jordaan district, home to Amsterdam’s main modern art galleries and fashion houses.
4. Room Mate Aitana
IJdock 6, city centre
See the modern side of Amsterdam at Room Mate Aitana. The soaring hotel is located on an artificial island on the IJ Dock and features a striking glass façade and a colourful and geometric design. Stay at the top of the hotel in the Suite King, a room that features floor-to-ceiling windows and a living room design. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a well-stocked private bathroom. Don’t worry about oversleeping - breakfast, though not complimentary, is served until noon. At the end of the day, head to the Lounge Bar to taste one of the 50 types of beer that the bar stocks and check out the hotel’s private pier.
5. WestCord Art Hotel
Spaarndammerdijk 302, Westerpark
Surround yourself with the art of Amsterdam at WestCord Art Hotel, where you wake up with art, dine with art and go to sleep with art all around you. The simply designed, modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, coffee-making facilities and, in the apartment and suite, colourful artwork adorning the walls. You can even enjoy the art when wandering the halls, with Dutch artist Herman Brood’s work decorating the public spaces of the hotel including the Art Brasserie, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. On warm, sunny days, relax a bit outside and take a dip in the outdoor pool.
6. Courtyard by Marriott
Bosweg 15, Hoofddorp
Explore a different area of Amsterdam - and the Netherlands - at the Courtyard by Marriott, located just 15 minutes by car from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The hotel is situated within a peaceful park, but you can be in the bustling centre of Amsterdam by train in no time. But you can easily explore more of the Netherlands, giving you a reason to stay even longer! Go for supreme luxury with the penthouse, a top-floor, soundproof oasis that features a whirlpool bath and great views. The hotel restaurant Brasserie Courtyard offers international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a barbecue and outdoor picnic area.
7. Hotel The Neighbour’s Magnolia
Willemsparkweg 205, Oud-Zuid
Hotel The Neighbour’s Magnolia is a small three-star hotel with 18 rooms in Amsterdam’s Museum district. The hotel is located near the Vondelpark and is a good starting point for a variety of cultural excursions. All of Amsterdam’s major museums are just around the corner, and Holland Casino and the great nightlife on the Leidseplein are also within walking distance. All 18 tastefully decorated rooms have a private bathroom, direct-dial telephone, cable TV and hairdryer. Most of the rooms also have a mini bar. Free wireless internet is available. The family room offers access to a private patio while the first floor suite has a spacious balcony.
8. Hotel Asterisk
Den Texstraat 16, city centre
In a quieter area on the outskirts of De Pijp is the Asterisk Hotel, a family-run hotel since 1977. The Asterisk Hotel gives you the best of both words, with budget rooms and luxury accommodation under the same roof. A few single rooms for those travelling alone share a bathroom, but cost-efficient rooms with private bathrooms are also available. After a complimentary breakfast in the breakfast room, take advantage of the hotel’s location to explore the nearby Heineken Brewery or De Pijp beyond. At the end of the day, the rooms are a welcome respite — the soothing design of the rooms, with their rich wooden headboards and a clean black and white bathroom, bring a sense of peace after a busy day.
9. Hotel Alexander
Vondelstraat 44-46, Oud-Zuid
You won’t have to venture up any of Amsterdam’s notoriously steep and narrow stairs at Hotel Alexander — it’s got a lift to bring you to one of its 32 rooms,. Choose from one of the budget-friendly double rooms or one of the standard single, double, triple or quad rooms — they all feature free Wi-Fi, a TV and private bathroom. In the budget double room, you’ll get a complimentary breakfast each day of your stay, which is served daily as a buffet in the breakfast lounge (other guests may pay a small fee for breakfast). A courtyard garden and terrace allow you to enjoy the atmosphere right from the hotel.
10. Albus Hotel Amsterdam
Vijzelstraat 49, city centre
The Albus is a unique 4-star design hotel in the centre of Amsterdam. All 74 deluxe rooms are decorated in a comfortable modern style and have a private bathroom. If you want to spoil yourself even more, you can book one of the deluxe junior suites. Each room is equipped with a Nespresso Machine, bottled mineral water, a large desk, 32-inch flat screen TV and laptop safe. The bathrooms have bathrobes, a hair dryer, rain shower, make-up mirror and luxury toiletries.