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Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Editor’s Picks

Here are our suggestions for where to stay in Amsterdam. These are our favorite hotels at price-points ranging from luxury to budget. With a rich history dating back to the 14th century, Amsterdam is an international city and the cultural/financial center of The Netherlands. Visitors are delighted by the wide range of attractions and activities available, to include: fine museums, great galleries, excellent restaurants, boutique shopping, interesting coffee bars, canal tours and more.

5 Star Hotels in Amsterdam

Hotel de L’Europe
hotel de l'europe - where to stay in amsterdamSituated in a central location alongside the Amstel river, this is one of the most beautiful hotels in Amsterdam. Tour boats drift past, allowing tourists to admire the reflection of the beautifully lit hotel in the waters below.  There are two restaurants and a bar terrace overlooking the water. Rooms include color TV, minibar, wireless internet, and Bulgari toiletries.
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Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2
020 531 1777

Hotel Pulitzer
This architecturally interesting hotel in Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighborhood, consists of several canal houses connected by a wonderfully landscaped courtyard. The hotel has been featured in several movies and each room has distinctive features, such as wood beams or old brick walls. Amenities include free daily newspaper, turndown service, rooms with sitting areas, and 24-hour room service.
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Prinsengracht 315
020 523 5235

NH Barbizon Palace
The Barbizon is in a busy area, sitting opposite Centraal Station and the red light district immediately behind it. The interiors of this large hotel, however,  are calm and peaceful, with an excellent gym/spa found in the lower-level.  Rooms include coffee/tea facilities, TV, minibar, and toiletry kit.
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Prins Hendrikkade 59
020 566 4564

4 Star Hotels in Amsterdam

Die Port van Cleve
This wonderful hotel is steeped in history, as the building was home to the first Heineken brewery. Naturally, the hotel today is in an excellent location and has wonderful period furnishings and a very popular bar/restaurant.  Rooms have TV, internet, and radio.
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Neiuwezijds Voorburgwal 176-180
020 7189013

Eden Amsterdam American Hotel
The Amsterdam American Hotel on Leidesplein is always a great choice. A huge tower overlooking the devious deeds below, this hotel offers great rooms, and a great location starting at around 140 Euros per night. Completely modern, the Eden Amsterdam American Hotel has been recently renovated to its full Art Nouveau glory.The Van Gogh Museum as well as Vondel Park are just steps away from this Amsterdam accommodation.
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Leidsekade 97

Swissotel Amsterdam
One of Amsterdam’s most trendy hotels, this is an accommodation with cutting edge interior design.  The location is just steps from the Dam Square, a very central and easy to find spot. The hotel is 100% non-smoking and each room boasts stylish amenities, including: free wireless internet, bathrobe, minibar, coffee/tea facilities, working desk, and ironing board.
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Damrak 96
020 522 3000

3 – Star Hotels in Amsterdam

Mauro Mansion
Enthusiastic owners try hard to make you feel comfortable while staying in their boutique hotel. The Mauro mansion has an excellent location close to all the bars, cafes, shops, red light district and railway station. With only 9 rooms, you will get star treatment. All rooms come with free wifi, fridge with welcome drinks, wake-up light with Ipod/Iphone docking station, DVD player, en-suite bathroom with under-floor heating, Rituals(c) amenities, small safe, coffee/tea facilities, hairdryer and of course a flat screen TV. Breakfast is delicious with locally sourced, organic, foods.
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Geldersekade 16

Hotel Fita
The family-run Hotel Fita is quietly located in the “Museum Area” of Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum,Stedelijk Museum, but and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam’s famous Concert Hall) are just around the corner from the hotel. The Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein (Amsterdams liveliest entertain-ments spots) are just a short walk from the hotel. All 15 rooms at the Hotel Fita have every modern comfort: cable flatscreen television, direct dial phone, coffee (Nespresso) and tea making facilities, ceiling-fan, private room safe and radio-alarm clock.
Jan Luykenstraat 37

Budget Hotels in Amsterdam

Hotel Di-Ann 2- Star
In this very central location, the Di-Ann is housed in a historic canal house built in the 1700s.  Some rooms feature canal views; all rooms have wireless internet, TV, and refrigerator. Complimentary breakfast is served  each morning in a beautifully decorated dining room with an outdoor balcony. Museum Square, Dam Square in the historical district and the Floating Flower Market are just minutes from the Hotel Di-Ann.
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Raadhuisstraat 27
020 6231137


Bicycle Hotel 1- Star
This cute and cozy hotel is located in De Pijp, one of Amsterdam’s most bohemian neighborhoods. With good rates on bike rental from the hotel itself, it is a great location from which to explore the city on two wheels. All accommodations include wireless internet and a healthy breakfast.
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Van Ostadestraat 123
020 679 3452

Hotel Continental 1-star
For accomodations that are only slightly edgy and charge below 100 Euros for a night, you might want to check out the  Hotel Continental. Its right on Damrak in between the Central Station and Dam Square – just a short walk from it all. The Continental  has clean, basic rooms for around 55 Euro and it is situated right in the eye of the storm, so you can watch it all go down, but it probably will not affect your sleep.
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Damrak 40-41

Hotel De Westertoren 1-Star
The Hotel de Westertoren sits in the shadow of the church tower from which it was named. The building is somewhat of a landmark itself, with its medieval façade stretching across an entire block. Cheerful, friendly staff and clean rooms make for an excellent central city stay. Room amenities include in-room safe, television, separate shower and tub, and mini bar. In-room breakfast is included, as well as coffee/tea making facilities.
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Raadhuistraat 35
020 624 4639

We hope you enjoyed our picks for where to stay in Amsterdam. Be sure to check out all our other Amsterdam guides!

Edited by Terri Fogarty for

Amsterdam Insider Travel Guide |

Thursday 26th of January 2012

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