these beauty spots in amsterdam it’s all about you!
Whether it’s for a celebration or to just forget about everything for a while, in preparation of a beautiful day or perhaps as a preparation for a very exciting day, sometimes you just feel like some heavenly pampering and at moments like that nothing is better than to give yourself a treat. The best way to spoil yourself? At our editorial office the answers will invariably be one of the beauty spots below. For a massage, facials, whatever, you name it. Hurry up and check out these 5 x the best beauty spots in Amsterdam guaranteed for the best me-time!
het massagehuys >> beauty spots in amsterdam
An Eastern massage, but in a lovely setting. No neon lights or happy endings at Het massagehuys. They offer great massages here with delicate oils and scrubs in a clean, hip setting. And you can find all of that just in a pretty street in De Baarsjes in the West of Amsterdam. Low-key and a great atmosphere. Yes, between appointments we love to visit Het Massagehuys!
skins cosmetics >> beauty spots in amsterdam
Just like Het Massagehuys, Skins can be found at a central location in the city. Actually I mean locations, because they have several. For ‘quick’ treatments you can visit their establishment in The Nine Streets, but did you know they also have an establishment in L’Europe Hotel? Including a swimming pool and everything else. When you enter this spa, you’ll forget everything around you for sure. Love it!
sense beauty & lifestyle >> beauty spots in amsterdam
From manis to pedis, massages to spray tans or facials, you name it and at Sense Beauty & Lifestyle store you can book it. Even better: you can also pop in without an appointment at this walk in spa located at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. In other words: you can come here anytime for your variation of treatments. Very handy!
aveda dayspa >> beauty spots in amsterdam
If you want to visit the dayspa of Aveda you’ll have to cycle a little further, but hey, it’s worth it. In this wellness and beauty centre across the Olympic Stadium you will get pampered completely from the moment you walk in. They have an extensive variation of massages and they also offer tons of beauty treatments. Enough for a delightful day!
otentic perfumes >> beauty spots in amsterdam
No beauty treatments or massages in here, but nevertheless a lovely treat. Because at Otentic Perfumes in The Nine Streets they help you find your new favourite perfume. In an interactive way, with help from iPads and scent tests, you”ll walk out the door with a lovely new perfume. Success guaranteed!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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