Where to Stay in Amsterdam

Where to stay in Amsterdam? I’m definitely not the only person that has pondered this before booking a trip. Amsterdam is a vibrant city that welcomes travellers from all walks of life, so below I hope to help you find a place to stay on your next trip here, covering all types of accommodations and budgets.

Hotel Estheréa

Immerse yourself in a truly authentic Amsterdam ambiance during a stay in this beautiful seventeenth-century building along Amsterdam’s oldest canal, the Singel.

The interiors are rich in colour with crystal chandeliers, luxurious fabrics and bold prints. Each of the 91 guest rooms are unique and the central location makes it the perfect starting point when exploring the city.

The hotel has been run by a family for over 75 years, starting out as a small guest house with just 12 rooms. The building has been included on UNESCO’s world heritage list and has undergone a significant transformation whilst keeping its old age beauty. The owners focus on personal attention, superb service, authenticity and an eye for detail.

Prices start at £129 per night

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Inn on the Lake

Just a 10-minute drive from Amsterdam, the Inn on the Lake offers a tranquil hotel experience in natural surroundings, right on a beautiful lake.

The hotel is house in a 17th-century church rectory and each room offers chic country style décor with private ensuite bathrooms, either with a bath or shower.

As you can imagine, this is the perfect hotel to watch the seasons change, whether you want to see ice crystals forming over the link or a garden in full sunshine and bloom, it’s easy to see why the Inn on the Lake is such a popular escape.

Prices start at €225 per night

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17th Century Canal House

This beautiful private room in a typical Dutch townhouse dates back to 1608 and is in a privileged location on the Singel Canal in central Amsterdam.

The private room available exclusively on Airbnb and is just like an apartment without a kitchen. The space features a large bedroom with exposed oak beams and exposed brick wall. The room benefits from a private en suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. There is a sitting area with a sofa, two chairs, television with DVD player and WiFi internet. There are plenty of books to enjoy and a desk area for those working on the move.

Prices start at £284 per night

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The Dylan

Sat on the banks of the Keizergracht Canal, The Dylan is a 5* boutique hotel, sitting above the prestigious Keizersgracht canal.

It is an ideal base to discover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam either on foot or by bike. past and present by foot or bike. The interiors off a stylish, vintage vibe with polished wood-panelling, quirky curio and a variety of colourful contemporary art.

The 40 guest rooms are filled with mid-century furniture and modern art. Downstairs is the Michelin-starred Vinkeles restaurant in which chef Dennis Kuipers serves fine French cuisine in the old bakery. The Dylan has its own canal boat which guests can book out for dinner or drinks while cruising the beautiful waterways of this incredible city.

Prices start at £315

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Kimpton De Witt

Welcome to our original European boutique hotel, Kimpton De Witt Hotel was the chain’s original European boutique hotel, exuding a modern, luxury approach to hospitality with fresh, refined rooms and imaginative spaces in an authentic Dutch design.

The hotel is in the heart of Amsterdam’s lively City Centre, and aims to inspire, imagine, explore, and create, whilst also being comfortable place to relax.

Prices start at £261

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Park Centraal

Park Centraal is nestled between Leidseplein and Vondelpark, the perfect location to visit the Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark and the antique shops and galleries of the Spiegelkwartier.

The hotel is an imposing building with a beautiful zinc-topped domed roof and great views over the canals. It dates back to the 1840s when it was built as a tearoom for affluent locals. In 1880 it transformed into a hotel and more recently it was sympathetically revamped to reflect the glorious Golden Age of Amsterdam.

The rooms and suites are decorated in vintage colours with powdery blues, dark polished woods and rich gold trims, with beautiful renaissance additions such as parquet floors, vintage phones and Dutch blue crockery.

The ground floor is host to an acclaimed Asian restaurant, Momo, which sits alongside  and Bar Claes who claim to serve the best negronis in town.

Prices start at £126 per night

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Central Loft Apartment

This beautiful high-end apartment comes complete with a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Sitting next to Vondelpark, guests can enjoy all the cultural highlights of the city within 5 to 15 minutes walk, or even quicker by bike!

The apartment waits for you on the third floor of a traditional Dutch building, built in 1882. The original features remain, with the addition of a more modern revamp. The apartment has been designed by one of Holland’s leading visual artists, it is to offer a feeling of both old and new to inspire you to get out and immerse yourself in this incredible city.

A kingsize bed gives a good night sleep and the bathtub is the perfect place to relax after a long day of walking. There is a small balcony for you to enjoy your morning coffee (weather permitting of course!), and the rest of the apartment is completed by original exposed brick walls, exposed beams and incredible 4 metre high ceilings.

Prices start at £166 per night

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The Hoxton

The Hoxton is located on The Nine Streets, making it one of the most sought after addresses in the city. The area is rich in history and full of life, with sone of Amsterdam’s most well regarded restaurants just a stone’s throw away.

There are 111 guest rooms of all different sizes, perfect for all types of travellers. Bedrooms come with parquet floors, comfy beds, modern bathrooms, and many benefit from stunning canal views too.

Prices start at £182

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Studio Koggeschip

This uniquely decorated Koggeschip studio benefits from being in the heart of historical Amsterdam. It is located in a typical historic Dutch home and contains a double bed, kitchen, separate bathroom and its own entrance.

The house is tastefully decorated with Art Nouveau and Art Deco furniture collected and/or restored by the owner. Guests have access of the entire property, amenities include linen and bathroom towels, WiFi and a television.

Prices start at £81 per night

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Perfect for digital nomads, Zoku provides an excellent home base for holiday and business travellers close to the centre of Amsterdam. 

Guests have the option of small, cosy bedrooms, all the way up to XXL lofts that provide a large space you can live in.

Service is excellent, visitors in a hurry can opt in for self check-in, and for those with time on their hands for a friendly hello, check-in with the hotel sidekicks is also possible, just head up to the 6th floor and you will find a warm and welcoming reception.

Prices start at £100 per night

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Two elegant, quintessential Dutch houses have been joined together to create one of Amsterdam’s most famous residences. The Pulitzer offers a glamorous city escape with a fascinating history dating back to the Golden Age.

The hotel comprises intimate guest rooms, inner gardens, multiple meeting and event spaces, a garden cafe, and an award winning bar and restaurant.

There are a number of stunning suites, my favourite being the Book Collector Suite, a treasure trove of new and historic tomes to satisfy even the most ardent of readers. The suite offers its own private access to and from the canal, separate bedroom and living area, a bespoke drinks service, and a very comfy kingsize bed.

Prices start at £385 per night

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Useful links

Train bookings in Europe: Trainline

Car hire: RentalCars

Hotel bookings: Booking.com

Airport transfers: Kiwi taxis

Book trips and attractions: Getyourguide

Holiday home rentals: Vrbo

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