Looking for the best hotel in Amsterdam for a great city trip? In this overview you will find the most beautiful and best hotels in Amsterdam. We also listed some short stay apartments in the nicest areas of the city that are great for longer stays and families. From Amsterdam North to the Nine Streets, and from luxury hotels on the Amsterdam canals to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam East and Amsterdam West. What the hotels in this shortlist with have in common? The interior is personal and super beautiful! Whether you like a vintage and bohemian style or a mix of classic and modern, you will feel right at home with the tips from this list of our favorite hotels in Amsterdam of this moment! And the best part: there are hoteltips from budget to luxury.
Tips to find the best hotel in Amsterdam:
Think about what you want to do during your weekend in Amsterdam. Do you want to discover a new neighborhood or go to a specific museum or go shopping? Find a hotel nearby. Depending on your budget, you can choose a hotel that is a little further from the center, so that the hotel is more affordable but still has a nice interior design. What I always consider is whether or not I will make much use of the facilities. A hotel with a pool or spa is nice, but if you’re hardly in your hotel you might not use it at all. Are you traveling with kids? Then it may be interesting to carefully check the conditions (and additional costs) for placing extra beds in the room.
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Photo credit: © Boat & Co
Hotel Boat & Co
Affordable and family-proof hotel with studios and a cozy restaurant near the Westerpark.
Hotel Boat & Co can be found in the Houthavens and is one of the newer hotels in Amsterdam. In the summer, the hotel has a spectacular terrace with a super view over the skyline of Amsterdam North. Because of the studio and apartment-style rooms, this is also a nice hotel if you want to stay a little longer in Amsterdam. The hotel not only looks nice in terms of interior, there is also a nice restaurant and a wellness area. Furthermore, Hotel Boat & Co is also perfect for families, as they have different types of family rooms.
Photo credit: Hotel Mercier
This new boutique hotel is located in the middle of the Jordaan, around the corner from many nice hotspots.
At Hotel Mercier you will be amazed by all the details! This boutique hotel is a true treasure chest full of art deco, rich prints, velvet and unique works of art, as they describe it so beautifully. As far as I’m concerned, the eye-catchers are the handmade tapestries that give the hotel a warm atmosphere. The location in a side street of the Rozengracht couldn’t be better. A perfect base to discover both the Jordaan and the Nine Streets in Amsterdam! Want to eat and drink something delicious after a day in the city? This is possible at restaurant and cocktail bar Ons Huis in Hotel Mercier.
Photo credit: © Het Volkshotel
Definitely one of the best affordable and trendy hotels in Amsterdam with a nice rooftop bar.
Ok, ok, I may be a bit biased, because you can regularly find me in Werkplaats, the co-working space in Het Volkshotel that is accessible for free. If you are looking for an urban style hotel where there is always something going on, then this hotel is a good match. There’s a restaurant on the 7th floor with an awesome view of the city, hot tubs for guest use and even a nightclub in the basement. Nice detail: Het Volkshotel collaborated with artists for some of the unique rooms!
Photo credit: © Hotel Okura
Imagine yourself in Japan at the family-friendly Hotel Okura (with wellness) in the heart of the pleasant De Pijp district.
Super luxurious, but also child-friendly because of the family rooms? Those are two words that certainly fit Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. As soon as you step inside, you’ll feel like you’re in a hotel in Asia. There are several good restaurants, such as Ciel Bleu** and Yamazato*, both awarded by Michelin. In addition, teppanyaki restaurant Sazanka is a household name in Amsterdam and you can join Serre (on the terrace) for brasserie-style dishes. There is also an extensive spa and wellness area with a lovely large swimming pool.
Photo credit: © Hotel Twenty Eight
Hotel TWENTY EIGHT
Hotel TWENTY EIGHT is a colorful and nicely decorated hotel with apartments in Amsterdam Old-South.
In the ‘Stadionbuurt’ of Amsterdam, the hip Hotel TWENTY EIGHT is your home away from home. The hotel offers apartments, but with the service you are used to in a luxury hotel. It has its own restaurant, there is a sauna to relax in, fitness facilities and you can easily park in the underground parking garage. All rooms have a fully equipped kitchen, so this hotel is also a great base with kids.