Luxury Amsterdam hotels for couples
As one of Europe's best destinations for couples, Amsterdam scores high on the romance scale. With a historic city centre straight out of a fairy tale, a picturesque canal network criss-crossed by fairy lit bridges and an endless choice of romantic restaurants and candlelit bars to cosy up in, the city makes a picture-perfect backdrop to a city break for couples. Of course, no romantic break in Amsterdam would be complete without somewhere extra special to lay your head at the end of a day. Although be warned; with these blissful boltholes you may be in danger of not making it out of your room at all.
Canal House Boutique Hotel
Stay in: Best Room
Occupying the attic space of the gorgeous Canal House boutique hotel, the aptly named ‘Best Room’ is one of Amsterdam’s most romantic sanctuaries, floating high above the Keizersgracht canal with sweeping views across the canals and surrounding rooftops. Offering a perfect combination of historical charm (the hotel occupies a row of 17th century merchants’ houses) and modern luxe, the Best Room comes complete with separate lounge, king sized bed, giant bathtub for two, walk-in shower and deliciously pampering Green & Spring bath products.
Price: From €495
Stay in: I Love Amsterdam suite
Shhh, don’t tell. This plush pad tucked away atop the swanky Conservatorium hotel is one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets and easily of the most impressive boltholes in Europe. A three-tiered playground of mezzanines, spiral staircases and wooden beams, this secluded suite has everything you ever could dream of for a romantic Amsterdam break. Or in fact everything you could ever dream of, full stop. Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the immaculate hardwood floor, couples can luxuriate in the sunken stone bath with skyline views, lounge in any one of your sitting areas or step out onto your private roof terrace for a sunset glass of Champagne with panoramic city views.
Price: A steal at €1,750
Stay in: Executive Garden Suite
Dark, decadent and seriously sexy, this luxurious boudoir in the romantic Toren hotel is the perfect retreat for a naughty weekend in Amsterdam. Leave your clothes at the door and indulge in the suite’s opulent facilities which include a double in-room whirlpool bath (with customisable coloured LED lighting and massage settings), as well as a two-person steam cabin with aromatherapy and a rain dance shower.
Price: From €396
Stay in: Deluxe Double Room with swing
Known for its imaginative selection of bedrooms that cater for all tastes and budgets, the Lloyd Hotel is one of Amsterdam’s most unusual hotels. This creative approach to design reaches all the way to the top, and their 5* deluxe double rooms are subsequently amongst the most unique luxury accommodation in the city. While the range of individually designed top bedrooms include features such as a lime green bathroom, a ten-person bed and a grand piano, our favourite (pictured) features a swing dangling from rustic wooden eaves and an in-room tub with views of the moon.
Price: From €255
Stay in: Tower Suite
Make like Rapunzel in your very own turret room, with panoramic views across Vondelpark and Amsterdam’s canals. This luxurious suite at the top of the fancy Park Hotel comes with a huge circular bed to reflect the room’s unique shape, while the luxurious beamed bathroom enjoys a walk-in rain shower for two and a freestanding tub to soak in while you try to figure out why Rapunzel ever wanted to escape.
Price: From €469
Stay in: Superior suite (loft)
Nestled in the eaves of the achingly elegant Dylan Hotel, this bright and airy loft suite makes for a romantic luxury hideout for couples perched above Amsterdam’s street and canals. Cocooned by an apex of beautiful oak beams, the room is a peaceful, light filled haven with king sized bed, luxurious bathroom with garden views from the tub and walk-in rain shower.
Price: From €876
Sir Albert Hotel
Stay in: Sir Albert Suite
Live the modern aristocratic lifestyle (for a night at least) at this luxurious boutique hotel in De Pijp. A range of suites are available – including the exclusive two bedroomed Sir Albert Residence - but we prefer the one bedroom Sir Albert Suite for amorous aristos, which has a free standing bathtub as its centrepiece as well as separate rainforest shower, fluffy bathrobes and lots of complimentary treats.
Price: from €149
Stay in: The Tubby
One of The Hoxton’s signature concept rooms, The Tubby is names after its freestanding in-room bathtub and is hidden away up a staircase in the attic for maximum seclusion. Nestled under the original canal house wooden beams, the luxurious loft has a sofa for two and a luxe bathroom with walk-in shower.
Price: on request
Inntel Hotel Zaandam
Stay in: Tsar Peter Suite
Made up of 70 stacked houses, this quirky hotel is located in Zaandam, just north of Amsterdam. The hotel’s royal suite is designed entirely in the style of the Tsar Peter House, Zaandam’s oldest house, and offers an unusual layout to match the hotel’s eccentric façade with a raised box bed (don’t hit your head on the ceiling), exceptional design features and a super swanky bathroom with Alessi fixtures.
Price: From €115
Hotel de Windketel
Most romantic room: The whole place
What could be more romantic than an overnight stay in your own private tower? Hotel de Windketel is a free-standing three floor tower in the middle of the Watertorenplein in Amsterdam West, built in 1897 and now converted into a luxury tower apartment for two. The circular bedroom at the top of the tower is a bright yet secluded space under a wooden ceiling, with a romantic in-room bathtub with views of the sky.
Price: From €325 for two nights (minimum stay)