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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of the coolest hotels in Amsterdam. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 14, 2020
“Not just for students. This is one of the coolest hotels I’ve ever stayed in! Great lobby with stylish interior. Clean and nicely decorated rooms and super attentive staff.”
The Student Hotel Amsterdam City offers design accommodation within 20 minutes walking distance of the city centre. It is also a 5 minute subway ride to the city centre. Explore the city and its hotspots by foot or public transport, since Metro Station Wibautstraat is right outside the hotel. Several restaurants and clubs in the neighborhood to provide entertainment. Free WiFi is offered.
Each room of The Student Hotel Amsterdam City features an en suite. There is a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The gym can be used for free.
Extras include communal spaces such as a library, work places and café.
The vintage market at Waterlooplein in only 3 minutes away by metro and an 8 minute walk will get you to the up-and-coming Oost (east) where you will find bars and restaurants. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 20 km from The Student Hotel Amsterdam City.
“I absolutely loved this hotel. It’s so charming, the rooms are immaculate and have really thoughtful touches (free water and snacks, binoculars for bird watching). The staff are very warm and helpful, and the location is beautiful.”
Conscious Hotel Westerpark is situated in a monumental building inside the vibrant Westerpark in Amsterdam, 1.2 km from the Jordaan area and 1.4 km from Anne Frank House. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. In addition, to support the environment, the hotel operates solely cashless.
Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can enjoy breakfast at Conscious Hotel Westerpark. You will find a 24-hour front desk and a Grab & Go Conscious Cafe at the property. There is an on-site restaurant Bar Kantoor for all-day dining offering a large terrace facing the Westerpark. Many events during the year are hosted in this park.
The hotel also offers bike hire. Amsterdam Central Station is 2.1 km from Conscious Hotel Westerpark, while Royal Palace Amsterdam is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 12 km from Conscious Hotel Westerpark.
“Beautiful hotel with spacious, comfortable rooms. Great location within Oosterpark. The restaurant was beautiful with good food and great coffee. Will come back again!”
Situated in the Oosterpark, Hotel Arena is located in the upcoming eastern part of Amsterdam. Guests can enjoy food and drinks with a view at café- restaurant PARK. Furthermore, Hotel Arena offers a terrace, creative studios for meetings and an old chapel for events. The city centre is a 10-minute walk.
The hotel is located in a historic building that once functioned as an orphanage and nursing-home. Rooms at Hotel Arena come with high ceilings, large windows, sloping walls, wooden beams and original ornaments. All rooms are different but each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, seating area and private bathroom.
The hotel offers 24-hour reception, free WiFi, bicycle rental and a host who can share various local tips during your stay.
The hotel's entrance is accessible via the Oosterpark. Parking is available for a surcharge in the underground garage. Several trams stop around the corner and offer connections to main attractions such as Museum Square (2.8 km), Leidseplein (2.7 km), Rembrandtplein (2 km) and the Dam Square (2.5 km).
“Beyond expectations. Great food at the Dutch eatery on the entrance floor. Amazing vibe at the 21st floor sky bar with live Jazz on Tuesdays. Comfortable and beautifully designed rooms.”
The QO is located alongside the Amstel river in Amsterdam. This hotel combines luxury, technology and sustainability in a living building shaped by nature. Guests can enjoy Dutch cuisine at the on-site bar and restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
All rooms are designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, a flat-screen TV with AirPlay and an iPad to control lighting and heating. The private bathroom offers a choice of Zenology toiletries.
Each aspect of the property has been designed to reduce environmental impact. From intelligent windows to the rooftop greenhouse. Offering Dutch cuisine, prepared with local and self-grown products, bar Juniper & Kin is located on the 21st floor overlooking the city, while restaurant Persijn is located on the ground floor.
E-bike hire is available at this hotel and the area is popular for golfing. Amsterdam Arena is 10-minutes from QO Amsterdam, while Heineken Experience is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 11 km from QO Amsterdam.
“This hotel is effortlessly cool. The rooms are very comfortable and the food is delicious. A good selection of cocktails and vinyls rounds out a very well curated experience. Also beautiful view!”
Overlooking the IJ-river and the historic city centre, Sir Adam Hotel is set in the brand new A'DAM tower in Amsterdam. Guests can enjoy a burger at The Butcher Social Club. Central Station is a 2-minute ferry ride from Sir Adam Hotel.
All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Certain units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Tickets for the A'DAM LOOKOUT observation deck can be bought at the hotel. The Hub combines a co-working space and concept store, while The Deck offers flexible studios suitable for events. The Butcher Social Club offers burgers and cocktails, which guests can enjoy outside on the terrace when weather permits. The Butcher is also open for breakfast and lunch.
Sir Adam Hotel also features a gym area in which guests can enjoy guided classes and in-house fitness instructors.
Bike hire is available at this hotel. Dam Square is 1.6 km from Sir Adam Hotel, while Beurs van Berlage is 1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 13 km from Sir Adam Hotel.
“Everything about the experience at Zoku was was well-considered, convenient, and uplifting. The room layout is beautiful, efficient, and comfortable. Simply a very stylish and trendy place!”
The award winning Zoku Amsterdam offers a new apartment/hotel concept suitable for working and living. Designed for the global business traveller, Zoku offers hotel services and is also suitable for long stays. It has a roof terrace and views of the city. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site.
Each Loft at Zoku is air conditioned, equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen table in the centre of the space. The Loft includes a sofa to relax on after a busy day and a fully equipped kitchen to cook a meal. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom including a shower. Extras include free toiletries and a hair dryer. Zoku Amsterdam features free high-speed WiFi throughout the property.
Guests can work in the co-working spaces or relax in the living room. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Amsterdam Central Station is 2 metro stops away and there is a direct metro connection to the most important business districts. Bike hire is available and the Rembrandtplein is 700m from Zoku. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 12 km from the property.
“Amazing hotel. Room was very clean and we had a beautiful view from the balcony. Friendly attentive service, and a lovely restaurant as well. Couldn't recommend this hotel enough!”
Sir Albert is located only 600 metres from Museum Square and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Leidse Square and the famous canal district are a 15-minute walk. This former diamond factory offers elegantly designed rooms with a view in De Pijp district, the Latin Quarter of Amsterdam. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
The interior of each elegantly designed room is inspired by various art movements from the past. Created by international award-winning designers from BK Architecture, the rooms have a private bar, Illy coffee machine, LED satellite TV, hairdryer and complimentary luxurious toiletries.
Guests can have dinner at restaurant IZAKAYA, Asian Kitchen & Bar. Here guests can enjoy Japanese robata grill dishes while watching the chefs work. They can also relax with a drink at the bar or take a seat on Sir Albert's private terrace among Amsterdam locals.
Facilities of the hotel include a study with a fireplace and library and valet parking. On-site bicycle rental is also available. Guests can even borrow one of Sir Albert's iPads.
The Vondelpark and the Leidseplein entertainment area offer an amusing stroll. For high-end shopping, guests can go to P.C. Hooftstraat, 1 km away. Tram 24 stops 300 metres from the hotel and links to all major tourist sights and Amsterdam Central Station.
“Spectacular hotel in a great central location with modern and comfy rooms. Incredible staff, everyone was so friendly and conversational. A must stay! You will be well looked after.”
INK Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery is housed in an historic building which was formerly the headquarters of the newspaper "De Tijd". This award winning 4-star lifestyle hotel offers a courtyard and is only a 5-minute walk from Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station. Free WiFi access is available.
All rooms here are designed by the famous Concrete Architects. A 40-inch LCD TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box are provided as standard in the rooms at INK Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery. The private bathrooms come with bathrobes, a hairdryer and Molton Brown amenities. This property has completely been renovated in 2015.
Guests can enjoy cocktails in the hotel's bar PRESSROOM which is set in the old press room of the building. The Library Lounge is decorated with 1904 issues of De Tijd, and offers a fireplace and comfortable couches where guests can have a drink. In addition, the hotel offers a fitness centre that is open 24/7. The hotel's restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Late night snacks are also available.
INK Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery has been awarded with the European Hotel Design award in the categories Lobby, Lounge and Public Areas.
Nieuwezijds Kolk Tram Stop is only 120 metres from the hotel. Amsterdam Central Station is 550 metres away and offers tram, bus and metro connections all over the city. The Anne Frank House is 10 minutes’ walk away, while the Nieuwe Kerk and the Magna Plaza shopping mall can be reached within a 5-minute walk.
“Gorgeous, simple, and classy decor. Wonderful bathroom and shower with lovely bathroom products provided. Very welcoming, friendly, helpful staff. Also loved the outdoor decking area where we could sit and enjoy a drink.”
Stout & Co is located in the centre of Amsterdam at 2 km from Central Station. The popular Nieuwmarkt and Rembrandtplein are both 1.5 km away.
Each studio is designed with influences from young Flemish and Dutch designers, and is decorated with a different colour theme: ochre yellow, coral red, pale blue, mixed green or atomic orange. It has a private entrance, a bathroom with a shower, a kitchenette and a seating area. Free WiFi access is available.
At Stout & Co. you will find a green rooftop terrace. Other facilities offered include luggage storage. Every morning breakfast is served in the breakfast area.
The nearest supermarket is 500 metres away, while various cafes and restaurants can be found at the Kadijksplein, 400 metres away.
There is a bus and tram stop 500 metres away. From there you have easy access to Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Dam Square and RAI Convention Centre.
“Gorgeous boutique hotel in the centre of Amsterdam. Rooms, bar and lounge areas are stylish and clean. Walking distance to all major attractions and the central station. Highly recommended!”
Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam is set in the heart of Amsterdam, 300 metres from Central Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar. Private parking is available on site.
Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam features 274 guest rooms including 15 rooms in original Renaissance-era buildings, as well as free WiFi and free use of VanMoof bikes (subject to availability). In the rooms, guests can find yoga mats and in the lobby there is a Tea Station for complementary tea.
You will find a 24-hour front desk in the middle of the hotel. Business guests benefit from 8 meeting- and event spaces with a total of 602 square meters.
Basilica of St. Nicholas is 400 metres from Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam, while Royal Palace Amsterdam is 500 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 20 km from the property.
“A beautiful, stylish hotel with amazing decor in the perfect location. Our room was spacious and quiet despite the central location. Staff was very friendly and helpful.”
This 4-star design hotel is located in the historic centre of Amsterdam. V Nesplein offers stylish rooms with free WiFi and a restaurant. Central Station is 850 metres away.
Each central controlled air-conditioned room is decorated in a rustic décor. They feature a flat-screen TV, desk and safety deposit box. The modern bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower.
Restaurant The Lobby is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu. In the bar you can enjoy a drink. There is a wide variety of cafes and restaurants in the direct surroundings of Hotel V Nesplein.
A 24-hour front desk and room service is provided. You can relax on the terrace with a newspaper offered by Nesplein. A library is featured as well at the hotel.
Dam Square and the Royal Palace are 160 metres from V Nesplein. The Anne Frank House is 1 km away. From Dam Square tram stop you have direct links throughout Amsterdam.
“Discrete and classy small hotel located in the equally elegant museum quarter. The quality of the welcome and overall level of service was second to none. One of the best hotel experiences I’ve had!”
The fully renovated Pillows Anna van den Vondel Amsterdam re-opened its doors in January 2017. The distinctive 19th century property is located in an elegant street just off Vondelpark and features a private garden.
The thirty rooms and suites have large windows and offer a view of the city or the garden. The rooms also feature a queen-size bed, a walk-in shower, fine bed linen, a Nespresso coffee machine, a smart HD TV and a wireless sound system. Some rooms even have their own terrace or French balcony.
The Living is open day and night and serves dishes, bits and bites.
The Van Gogh Museum is 800 m away, Rijksmuseum 1300 m and the Vondelpark is situated next to the hotel. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport at 9 km. Pillows Anna van den Vondel Amsterdam is easy to reach by public transport.
“Super trendy hotel in the canal district. Rooms have plenty of character and are surprisingly large. Great vibe in the lobby!”
The Hoxton, Amsterdam, made up of 5 canal houses, offers accommodation in Amsterdam and features free WiFi and a restaurant.
The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer. A TV is available.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Also made available is the on-site bar.
Royal Palace Amsterdam is 400 metres from The Hoxton, Amsterdam, while Anne Frank House is 400 metres away. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 11 km from The Hoxton, Amsterdam.
“Amazing five star hotel. The building is like a castle and the service was outstanding. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Excellent location too. Highly recommended!”
The luxurious Conservatorium Hotel, part of The Leading Hotels of the World, is located within 200 metres of the famous Vondelpark and Museumplein. It offers modern design accommodation and extensive wellness including an indoor pool and sauna facilities.
A flat-screen cable TV, luxurious design furnishings and free WiFi is standard for every Conservatorium Hotel room. Other amenities include a spacious bathroom, a seating area and a tea/coffee maker. Upon arrival fresh fruit and a beverage will be present in the room.
The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Center includes a fully-equipped fitness centre, massage treatments and a hammam. Guests can also enjoy an organic menu of sandwiches and drinks for lunch. A free newspaper can be ordered and will be delivered to the room in the morning.
Taiko is chef Schilo Van Coevorden’s Asian-inspired restaurant in Amsterdam. The restaurant offers an extensive à la carte menu, including shared dining experiences, and serves a broad selection of exclusive sake. The adjacent Taiko bar has a menu with a delicious selection of cocktails and an enclosed smoking area on the mezzanine. The hotel's Brasserie offers all day dining and a Royal Afternoon Tea.
The fashionable P.C. Hooftstraat shopping street is 100 metres away from the hotel. The Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre and Central Station are 20 minutes away by public transport.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Feb 14, 2020