16 X best hotels in Amsterdam for interior design lovers

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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Pillows Maurits Park

Pillows Maurits at the Park is one of the best new hotels in Amsterdam with spa and wellness.
Located on the Maurtitskade near the Oosterpark, this new hotel is a great place for a night away. You don’t have to leave the hotel to dine for a night of fine dining. VanOost is a restaurant where locals also like to go for a night of wining and dining. Do you prefer something more casual? Then the brasserie or the roof terrace (in the summer) is also nice for to go for a bite.

Good to know: at Pillows Maurits at the Park they also have family rooms.

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Hotel Jakarta

Hotel Jakarta is sustainable, has a wonderful Indonesian restaurant and a nice swimming pool.

You will find Hotel Jakarta on the banks of the IJ-river and a stone’s throw from Amsterdam Central Station. Rent one of the bicycles and set off to explore the city. At the end of the afternoon you can relax in the wellness with swimming pool which are the perks of staying at Hotel Jakarta. Most rooms also have a fantastic view over the city and the water. The hotel also has a beautiful sky bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail with a view in the evening.

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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.

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The Hoxton

The nicest lifestyle hotel in Amsterdam Center around the corner from the Nine Streets.

Perfect location! The Hoxton Amsterdam is located in five canal houses and there is always a relaxed vibe. The interior design is a mix of vintage and industrial, with a great eye for detail and art. The rooms are divided into five different categories: from ‘shoe box’ rooms to very spacious rooms. You don’t have to leave the hotel for a nice brunch; Lotti’s is the cozy restaurant in The Hoxton. The lobby of the hotel is also directly the bar and it is busy all day long with locals and guests working there. In the evening it is the place for an after dinner cocktail!

Check out The Hoxton's review.

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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.

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Hotel V Fizeaustraat

Hotel V Fizeaustraat Amsterdam scores a 10 in terms of interior design and had a lovely laid back restaurant!

The hotel is located near the Amstel Station in Amsterdam East, from where you can take the tram or metro to the center. What I like about the hotel? The hotel has a hip new 1970s interior and there is always a relaxed vibe. In the summer they have a nice terrace, in the winter you can sit in the bar by the fireplace of Hotel V Fizeaustraat. And last but not least: as far as I’m concerned, The Lobby restaurant has been super steady in quality and reasonably priced for years.


Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Staying at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is immersing yourself in pure and classic luxury.

The beautiful monumental buildings on the historic Herengracht are worth a visit in themselves. But the reason both locals and #hotellifelovers like to come here are the great facilities. From the two-Michelin-starred Spectrum** restaurant, to the afternoon tea at Peacock Alley (which I believe is the best in town). Have breakfast delivered to your room to enjoy the peace and luxury to the fullest. Then spend the morning in the Guerlain Spa with its nice swimming pool, sauna and relaxation area. When the weather is nice, you can also completely relax in the monumental courtyard of the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

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Sir Adam

Our favorite hotel in Amsterdam North to stay at if you want to discover all the nice hotspots.

Sir Adam Amsterdam can be found on the first eight floors of the iconic A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North. This design hotel was designed by ICRAVE with an industrial-chic interior and it has a super view over the IJ and the city center. Sir Adam is a definite favorite to stay in Amsterdam North. The hotel lobby is always lively and for a quick bite to eat, head to The Butcher.

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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!

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De L’Europe Amsterdam

Looking for luxury? The recently renovated De L’Europe Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city.

You will find this luxurious hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Hotel De L’Europe has several good restaurants and a fantastic terrace on the water. If you want to dine at the Michelin-awarded Flore, reservations in time are a must. Other restaurants in the hotel where locals also like to come are: Marie and Trattoria Graziella. But perhaps the spa of Hotel De L’Europe is the best thing about the hotel. You have a unique view over the canals from the swimming pool and we work together with the beauty brand Skins for treatments. Good to know: it is possible to place extra beds for families at an additional cost.

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Pulitzer Amsterdam

The Pulitzer Amsterdam is an iconic hotel full of history with a great courtyard in the heart of the city center.
A stone’s throw from the Jordaan and around the corner from the cozy Nine Streets, the Pulitzer Amsterdam is made up of 25 canal houses spread over two different canals. Throughout the hotel you will find a lot of art and unique rooms with a nod to the rich history. The courtyard garden is a favorite place for locals to have a drink in the summer. In the winter, the Pulitzer Bar is one of those hotel bars that makes you think you’re in a city like NY. Would you like something nice to eat? Restaurant Jansz is a great place for lunch and dinner.

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Conscious Hotel Westerpark

Would you like to stay at the trendy Westergas area? Then Conscious Hotel Westerpark is the perfect base.

Around the corner from numerous nice hotspots at the Westerpark, you can still stay at this hotel in a green environment. And that while the Jordaan is only a fifteen minute walk away. Conscious Hotel Westerpark has different room types that fit almost every budget. Bar Kantoor is a cozy all-day café restaurant that has a great terrace in the summer. Also handy: there are triple rooms for families.

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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.

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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.

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Kimpton de Witt

Want to stay in the heart of the city center and still escape the hustle and bustle? That is possible at hotel Kimpton De Witt!

Just 300 meters from Amsterdam Central Station, Kimpton de Witt is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the city. It’s all about relaxing and unwinding here. For example, there is a yoga mat in every room and you can pour free herbal tea at the tea corner at the reception. Restaurant Celia in the hotel is also famous among locals for its delicious Californian style dishes. They also have a really nice brunch (with cocktails!). Do you want to have a nightcap late in the evening? Syper Lyan cocktail bar is one of the best in town.

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Het Conservatorium Hotel

Right next to the Museumplein the Conservatorium Amsterdam Hotel is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in Old-South.

If you fancy a dose of culture during a weekend in Amsterdam, you can stay at the luxurious Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam. Besides the fact that the hotel is unique due to the combination of original architecture and modern art, you can relax in the spa after a day in the city. The lobby is a nice place for a drink and you don’t have to leave the hotel for an extensive dinner. Restaurant Taiko is a fantastic Japanese restaurant.