Unique Amsterdam accommodation
It’s not only Amsterdam’s renowned museums and attractions that are worth visiting. Many Amsterdam hotels have interesting stories to tell as well.
Budget-conscious boutique with something for everyone
Every room at the Lloyd Hotel is different, and that makes a stay here extra special. A number of different interior designers let their imaginations run wild in the rooms. The rooms range from 1 to 5 stars, so there’s something for every budget. The building also has an intriguing past. It was first an ‘immigrant’s hotel’ for travellers waiting for ships to their future homes, then a prison and later a juvenile detention centre. Besides offering comfortable accommodation, it’s a great place for art lovers. The hotel regularly hosts a variety of exhibitions.
Hotel de Windketel
Romantic bolthole in private tower
What could be more romantic than an overnight stay in your own private tower? Hotel de Windketel is a free-standing tower in the middle of the Watertorenplein. In the 20th century, this house was part of the municipal waterworks. The waterworks complex included five buildings, with the tower being the smallest. Today, this historic building serves as a hotel. Hotel de Windketel consists of three floors and is equipped with all the latest conveniences. After spending a long day in Amsterdam, you can relax in the garden surrounding the hotel.
Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel
Luxury meets industry in landmark crane conversion
Those with a head for heights should certainly consider staying a night in this one-of-a-kind hotel located at Amsterdam’s NDSM Wharf. A lasting icon of Amsterdam's industrial shipbuilding heritage, this exclusive hotel is situated atop a monumental harbour crane beside the River IJ! With three luxury suites overlooking not only the river but offering a fantastic panoramic view of Amsterdam's city centre, the Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel has become one of the world's most publicised hotel experiences. And at the crane's highest point you'll discover the Faralda Spa, where guests can enjoy both the Jacuzzi and city vista!
Hotel Not Hotel
It's a hotel, Jim, but not as we know it
If you chose to stay at the Hotel Not Hotel, you could end up sleeping in an antique Amsterdam tram carriage. Or a room behind a secret door in the library, a Spanish villa or an abstract motel. Every room here is a work of art, each with its own story and personality, dreamed up by the young designers of the Eindhoven-based collective Collaboration-O and the duo Arno Coenen/IRIS. However, all rooms are equipped with luxurious beds, bed linen and towels, sufficient storage space for luggage and power sockets for charging all your electric devices.
Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam
Canal house charm meets Hollywood luxe
Hotel Pulitzer is not only special because it occupies 25 historic 17th and 18th century canal houses. The hotel was also featured in Hollywood film ‘Ocean’s 12’ with George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The luxury hotel is situated in the middle the Negen Straatjes (9 Streets) and managed to earn a spot in the book ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die.’ Who knows? Maybe George will be checking in again sometime soon. For the full experience, opt for one of the hotel's 'Extraordinary Suites' which include accommodation for book lovers, music lovers and art collectors.
Give peace a chance at site of John and Yoko’s bed-in
The Hilton hotel in the district of Amsterdam-Zuid (South) district is rightfully (in)famous for a number of events that occurred here. Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono stayed for a full week in the bed of the honeymoon suite (room 702) to promote world peace. Years later in 2011, Dutch artist Herman Brood jumped off the roof of the hotel.
The College Hotel
Back to school at celebrity hang-out
The famous College Hotel is housed in a former 19th-century school in the heart of Amsterdam’s Oud-Zuid district. The hotel is run by hotel school students and many celebrities like Jamie Oliver, Fatboy Slim and Faithless have checked in here.
Fashion hotel where every room's a work of art
Fashion lovers will feel right at home at The Exchange hotel on the Damrak. Founders and designers Otto Nan and Suzanne Oxenaar collaborated with graduates and alumni from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute on the hotel. That’s why each of the 61 rooms, ranging from 1 to 5 stars, looks completely different. There are even rooms inspired by former French queen Marie Antoinette and Grimm’s fairy tales. In case you get the urge to create, you can take advantage of the sewing machine that’s included in every room. On the ground floor you’ll find design shop Options! and restaurant Stock.
Life on the open waves
Nothing is more unusual that sleeping in a floating hotel. The Amstel Botel lies in the middle of the IJ River next to the NDSM Wharf – a former shipyard which is now becoming one of the city’s artistic and cultural hotspots. The Botel has 175 rooms in three different categories. When you make your reservation, you can let them know whether you’d prefer a land or water view. Be warned: sea legs are a must!
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