In need of a bit of pampering during your stay in Amsterdam? Check into one of these wellness-focussed hotels to add a dose of mindful self-care to your time in Amsterdam. From state-of-the-art spas to simply soothing settings, this roundup of Amsterdam’s best relaxing retreats will help you wind down after long days of living it up in this beautiful, bustling city.
Conveniently and centrally located on Amsterdam’s glorious Prinsengracht, The Spa at Andaz Amsterdam offers tailor-made treatments, massages and facials. Add a luxurious sauna, rain showers, and a serene relaxation area for the perfect pampering experience that will leave you in a state of bliss. And if you are after something a little more energetic, their fitness centre has state-of-the-art cardio equipment and much more.
If you’re staying at the Conservatorium, you may be spending a great deal of your time at the Akasha Holistic Center. With over 1,000 square metres of luxurious spa space and a range of treatments inspired by the elements, Akasha takes indulgence up a notch or two. Offering a mix of nutrition, meditation and Watsu, Akasha’s specialists know all about therapies and treatments. There’s also an 18-metre long lap pool, Hammam, sauna and a Jacuzzi, along with a revitalising spa menu that includes facials, beauty treatments, hydrotherapy rituals, holistic massages, and even treatments for expecting mothers.
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
One of the best things about staying at Amrâth is that you can enjoy many of their spa facilities at no extra cost. Along with a fully equipped gym, there’s a heated pool with a starlit ceiling and a sea-themed mural floor that will whisk you away into your dreams. Make use of several saunas, a steam cabin, a whirlpool and a relaxation room.
Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American
For an aural indulgence, you’ll want to book-in at the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, the former American Hotel near Leidseplein. Detox with the 24/7 Body Rock® Fitness Centre or Rock Om® with an invigorating program that combines the serenity of yoga with the energy of music courtesy of producer and yogi, DJ Drez. It’s all on demand and ready for you whenever the urge strikes. And any equipment you need can be delivered to your door.
Hotel De L'Europe
Located within Hotel De L'Europe, you’ll find Le Spa by Skins Institute, a sanctuary of seclusion that promises the most luxurious body and skincare treatments you can imagine. Whether you want a soothing or sweaty experience, they have a variety of treatment rooms, Finnish and infrared saunas, a swimming pool and a fitness studio to make sure you’re in tip-top shape and feeling invigorated. Their expert therapists take a personal approach to your care using exclusive products, think Medik8, Marieveronique and MOS, for the ultimate indulgence.
Open daily to 10 pm, Hotel Jakarta’s swimming pool, sauna/steam cabin and gym will ensure you’ll be feeling good on your stay in Amsterdam. Book a treatment at the WellCome Wellness centre where an extensive selection of treatments inspired by Indonesia are yours for the taking at a reasonable price.
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a relaxing session at Nagomi Spa at Hotel Okura. Authentic facials, bamboo massages and Shiatsu will whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Nagomi means ‘calm down’ in Japanese, a concept that this spa embodies, though its treatment options extends far beyond the Japanese arts, including Swedish, hot stone and aromatherapy massages. Looking for something a little different? Go for the Hanakasumi body treatment where scented cherry blossoms and lotus flowers, combined with soothing muscle therapy, usher you into another realm.
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
We love a hotel that puts spoiling guests at the top of their services list. InterContinental Amstel has one of the city's largest indoor swimming pools, which also provides an impressive view of the Amstel River as you swim your laps. Their Health and Fitness Club has everything you'd expect from a luxurious gym, along with soothing saunas, a whirlpool that will win you over and a comprehensive massage menu. Plus, try a new style as the inhouse hairdresser at Angelina’s makes you feel like a celebrity with its broad selection of treatments.
If you’re looking for an escape, then the Dr. Hauschka pop-up Beauty Boutique at Pulitzer Amsterdam may just be the tonic you need. Enjoy some head-to-toe rejuvenation as Dr. Hauschka’s natural skincare products work their magic at this tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the city.
Escape the worries of the world and awaken your senses with a relaxing treatment at the Sofitel SPA. You’ll find a selection of services that will uplift and exhilarate, giving you a holistic spa experience that takes away the stresses and strains of daily life. Think French cosmetology and re-energising treatments through to hair and make-up, manicures and pedicures, and relaxing massages. Bring back your natural glow!
This city centre boutique is focussed on fitness. You’ll find a fully equipped gym featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including a TechnoGym treadmill and an extensive selection of weight machines, dumbbells, stretching mats and fitness balls for circuit training. The hotel will also let you know where to go jogging and biking including a spot of bootcamp training in Vondelpark. When you come back, request an in-room massage to ease your tired muscles. Who doesn’t love a bit of extravagance?
Located in a former bank, FIT at W Amsterdam is an energy-charged fitness space outfitted with TechnoGym equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes mounted with LCD TVs, and more. You'll find everything you need to keep your body in top form. After your workout, try the SPA where a sauna, steam room, plunge pool and relaxation areas await. Try an invigorating body scrub, have a facial or get waxed. No matter what you’re after, W Amsterdam will exceed your expectations.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
The Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam offers luxurious award-winning treatments that put you first. After skin analysis, the expert team will put together a treatment that is perfect for your skin type. Their therapies include anti-aging, beauty, and postnatal treatments plus options for the guys. They also have a pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness facilities. Facials, massages, and makeup complete the range. Go on, indulge yourself!