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Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Top Hotels & Neighbourhoods

It’s impossible to fit the creativity, charm, tranquillity and history of Amsterdam into a single trip, but oh boy is it fun to try. Amsterdam’s picturesque canals meander past confronting World War II history, beloved alfresco cafes and some of the most beautiful parks in the world. From north to south and east to west, this enigmatic city continues to delight with its artwork, open-minded locals and an array of music and dramatic performances.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve taken a deep dive into what makes Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods so special, bringing you the best of the bunch. We’ve also highlighted some of the most popular hotels in Amsterdam to help your travel planning process, many of which offer on-site leisure and dining facilities.

Historical building of The Waag in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Why You Should Stay in Nieuwmarkt en Lastage

One of Amsterdam’s oldest neighbourhoods, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage is part of the city’s Centrum borough and boasts a variety of historic buildings and landmarks. Some of these house bookstores, vintage clothing boutiques, antique stores and cafes. This area is also known for its weekly organic food market and has a number of fascinating museums.

Must-Do Nieuwmarkt en Lastage Experiences 

  • Browse local sellers offering organic and artisan food at Nieuwmarkt on Sundays.
  • Discover more about Amsterdam’s storied Red Light district at the Red Light Secrets museum.
  • Admire the 13th-century architecture or attend cultural and religious concerts at The Oude Church.

Top Hotels in Nieuwmarkt en Lastage

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

Grand Hotel Amrath AmsterdamFramed by picturesque canals, the 5-star Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam is housed within the city’s former Shipping House and showcases beautiful historic architecture. Inside you’ll find 205 opulent rooms and suites with high ceilings, Nespresso machines, king-size beds and wide windows. The Oriental Suite has a private rooftop terrace and whirlpool bath, while the three-storey Tower Suite boasts 360-degree Amsterdam vistas.

All guests have access to the on-site Spa & Wellness facilities, including two saunas, a steam cabin, heated swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness centre. Pay extra for a pampering massage, facial or body treatment or enjoy a late breakfast or evening drink in the Bar Lounge, which also serves high tea. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • NEMO Science Museum (750 metres)
  • Stichting Rollend Erfgoed museum (350 metres)
  • Canal Tour Amsterdam Cruise (70 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 342 – USD 793
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: Prins Hendrikkade 108, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Luxury Suites Amsterdam

Luxury Suites AmsterdamHotelsCombined visitors rave about the magical views from the opulent Luxury Suites Amsterdam, which overlooks two canals. The all-suite accommodation treats you to full kitchens, separate living areas and gourmet bathrooms. The Royal Penthouse boasts sunset views over Amsterdam and a sprawling living room, while the Imperial Suite has a chandeliered living room and canal views.

The hotel offers a knowledgeable concierge who can help you find the best restaurants, museums and tours. It also has a cosy lobby lounge bar where you can enjoy an evening cocktail or wine before venturing outside to explore the city centre.  

Nearby Attractions

  • Splendor Amsterdam concert hall (120 metres)
  • Diamante Museum (160 metres)
  • Montelbaanstoren tower (300 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 461 – USD 1,010
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Oudeschans 75, Nieuwmarkt en Lastage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hotel Location

Grachtengordel

Why You Should Stay in Grachtengordel

Also called “Canal Ring”, due to how its 17th-century canals ring the centre of Amsterdam, Grachtengordel is a World Heritage-listed neighbourhood with picturesque bridges and some of the city’s top museums. Relax in one of the canal-side restaurants, cafes or bars to watch local life drift past or check out Amsterdam’s two main nightlife squares, known for their wild clubs and live music venues.

Must-Do Grachtengordel Experiences 

  • Watch live music at legendary concert venues, such as Paradiso and Melkweg.
  • Discover local culture and history at the Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography.
  • Learn the harrowing tale of Anne Frank and her family during World War II at the Anne Frank House.

Top Hotels in Grachtengordel

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Waldorf Astoria AmsterdamComprising six 17th-century palaces, the extravagant Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is an enticing holiday retreat that upholds the Waldorf Astoria brand name with exceptional service and facilities. The latter includes a modern fitness centre, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi and the pampering Guerlain Spa. Don’t miss the on-site restaurants and bars, such as high tea at Peacock Alley or signature cocktails at Vault Bar.

Accommodation includes a variety of “King” rooms with king-size beds and extra luxuries like canal views, loft-style decor or separate sitting areas. Alternatively, splurge on one of the suites, such as the Brentano Suite with decorative fireplaces and a dining room or the Van Loon Suite with private access to the spa and pool.  

Nearby Attractions 

  • Six Collection art gallery (300 metres)
  • AIR Amsterdam nightclub (350 metres)
  • De Kleine Komedie (350 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 798 – USD 5,346
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Herengracht 542-556, Grachtengordel-Zuid, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pulitzer Amsterdam

Pulitzer AmsterdamPulitzer Amsterdam combines Dutch history with modern opulence, boasting 25 interconnecting Golden Age canal houses that create an intimate community of tranquil gardens, fine-dining establishments and stylish meeting and event spaces. On-site dining is highlighted by modern Dutch classics at Jansz, cocktails at Pulitzer’s Bar and the outdoor terrace at Pause.

Choose from a range of elegant rooms and suites, including Cosy Rooms with queen-size beds and work desks and Generous Rooms with complimentary breakfast, canal views and king-size beds. The split-level Family Room caters to four people, while the Classic Suite has a separate living room and canal views. There are also five Extraordinary Suites tailored to different passions, such as the Book Collector’s Suite and Music Collector’s Suite. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Anne Frank House (270 metres)
  • Homomonument (270 metres)
  • Museumhuis Bartolotti (500 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 484 – USD 1,587
Guest Rating: 9.6
Address: Prinsengracht 315-331, Grachtengordel-West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hotel Location

Amsterdam Oud-West

Why You Should Stay in Amsterdam Oud-West

Amsterdam Oud-West is a popular neighbourhood on the fringe of the city centre with designer boutiques, outdoor bars and cafes and award-winning restaurants. Its position makes it slightly less touristy and crowded than the city centre, but still keeps you within walking distance of many popular museums, art galleries, theatres and nightclubs.

Must-Do Amsterdam Oud-West Experiences 

  • Indulge in up-market street food and craft beer in the indoor food market Foodhallen.
  • Browse artisan goods by local designers and crafters at the Maker Market in De Hallen.
  • Watch quirky movies and see art shows at Lab111, a cinema, restaurant and exhibition space.

Top Hotels in Amsterdam Oud-West

Grand Hotel Downtown

Grand Hotel DowntownThe slightly more budget-friendly rooms at Grand Hotel Downtown are cosy holiday abodes with flat-screen TVs, mini bars and coffee and tea-making facilities. Large groups can book the Family Room, which has an additional sofa bed, while those looking to splurge should check out the Penthouse with its private terrace, work desk and city views.

The hotel’s on-site concierge not only offers advice on sightseeing and dining, but also sells tickets to numerous Amsterdam experiences. You’ll find a wealth of restaurants in the surrounding neighbourhood, but don’t miss the enticing room service menu or breakfast in the on-site Coffee Garden. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Foodhallen (600 metres)
  • Ski-Inn indoor skiing centre (400 metres)
  • Melkweg live music venue (750 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 306 – USD 386
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat, Helmersbuurt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amadi Park Hotel

Amadi Park HotelThe environmentally-friendly Amadi Park Hotel is a contemporary, hi-tech hotel known for its sustainability methods, such as LED lighting, geothermal energy and unique furnishings. The on-site breakfast hall serves a classic Dutch breakfast with organic and fair-trade products, while the rooms have water-saving rain and hand showers.

These cosy rooms also feature custom-made furniture, complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee machines and mini bars. The Single Room is ideal for solo travellers with its shaving mirror and work desk, while the Double Deluxe Room has a comfortable bed and large window. Families can opt for the slightly more spacious Deluxe Triple Room.  

Nearby Attractions 

  • Foodhallen (650 metres)
  • Holland Casino (900 metres)
  • Vondelpark (700 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 263 – USD 348
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 26-G, 1054 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hotel Location

Hotel Arena At The Oosterpark Park At Amsterdam The Netherlands 2018

Why You Should Stay in Amsterdam-Oost

One of the largest boroughs in the city, Amsterdam-Oost offers a diverse mix of cultures and attractions, from monumental 19th-century buildings and traditional Turkish bakeries to the picturesque Oosterpark and terrace bars. You can take your pick of hip nightclubs and restaurants after a day of exploring the neighbourhood’s engaging history and culture museums.

Must-Do Amsterdam-Oost Experiences 

  • Admire city views and homemade cocktails at NEST, a rooftop bar that hosts yoga sessions.
  • Browse fresh local produce and handmade goods at the Dappermarkt street market.
  • Time your visit for the World Cinema Amsterdam Festival in August to watch open-air movies.

Top Hotels in Amsterdam-Oost

Hotel V Fizeaustraat

Hotel V FizeaustraatNestled just beyond the city centre’s outer reaches, Hotel V Fizeaustraat offers suburban tranquillity and inner-city convenience with the nearby Amsterdam Amstel transit stop. The contemporary building features a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets. The Comfort Room has a double bed, work desk and lawn vistas, while the Premium Deluxe Room boasts a king-size bed and separate sitting area. Book the Suite for a fireplace and rain shower.

Along with an on-site breakfast room and restaurant, this hotel has a sunny terrace, flexible meeting room and private dining hall. You can also take advantage of bicycle hire, gourmet room service and in-room massage treatments.  

Nearby Attractions 

  • Klein Dantzig community garden (700 metres)
  • Jaap Eden Ice Rink (1.8 kilometres)
  • Frankendael Park (1 kilometre)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 178 – USD 313
Guest Rating: 9.4
Address: Fizeaustraat 2, Frankendael, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Centre East

Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Centre EastAlong with being within 25 minutes’ drive of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the affordable Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Centre East is next to numerous public transport options and a popular waterside shopping mall. Every guest can enjoy complimentary breakfast daily in the on-site restaurant, along with access to the gym and business centre.

The modern rooms cater to a range of travellers, such as the family-friendly Queen Room with Sofa Bed or the cosy Twin Room. Both of these have work desks, tea and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen HDTVs and air conditioning.

Nearby Attractions

  • Het Schelpenmuseum Amsterdam (300 metres)
  • Funenpark (450 metres)
  • Shopping Center Brazilië (500 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 179 – USD 296
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Panamalaan 188-196, Oostelijk Havengebied, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hotel Location

Noord-Zuid Hollandsch Koffiehuis in Amsterdam

Why You Should Stay in Amsterdam-Noord

An often missed neighbourhood on most Amsterdam holidays, Amsterdam-Noord lures intrepid travellers in with its innovative art scene, waterfront bars and trendy restaurants and hotels. This neighbourhood is recognised mostly for boasting Europe’s highest swing, but is also a hotspot for watching live music, cycling down peaceful lanes and relaxing in leafy parks.

Must-Do Amsterdam-Noord Experiences 

  • Swing out over the city on Europe’s highest swing atop A’dam tower, which also has a 360-degree sky deck.
  • Enjoy craft beer and live music at Oedipus Brewing.
  • Cycle past cafes, playgrounds and canals in Noorderpark.

Top Hotels in Amsterdam-Noord

ClinkNOORD

ClinkNOORDClinkNOORD offers the perfect environment for exploring Amsterdam-Noord’s creative community and hip bars. The hostel creates a social setting with its free walking tours and ZincBAR, where you can grab burgers and beer, listen to live music and play foosball. You can purchase the all-you-can-eat breakfast or cook up a feast in the guest kitchen.

You can stay in affordable dorm rooms, including four or 10-bed female-only dorms and eight or 14-bed mixed dorms. These all have lockers and comfortable bunk beds with reading lights and built-in USB outlets. Certain four and six-bed mixed dorms also have ensuites, while those seeking more privacy can book a single, twin, double or quad Private Room. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • A’DAM Lookout (100 metres)
  • Shelter Amsterdam nightclub (70 metres)
  • Eye Film Museum (290 metres)

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 133 – USD 528
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Badhuiskade 3 1031 KV Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Noord, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam – NDSM Wharf

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam - NDSM WharfDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam – NDSM Wharf stands out on the Amsterdam-Noord skyline with its glass exterior. The comfortable rooms within this stylish hotel all feature sizeable work desks, complimentary Wi-Fi, heavenly double or queen-size beds and HDTVs. You can upgrade to rooms with water vistas, such as a Queen Deluxe Room, which also has a rain shower and bath.

Along with a well-equipped business centre, the hotel offers a full gym and on-site bicycle rentals. Don’t miss out on a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at Restaurant Brooklyn, which serves an extensive menu of cuisine inspired by local ingredients. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • IJ-Hallen flea market (350 metres)
  • Buik Sloterbreek park (1.9 kilometres)
  • Noorderlicht Café (300 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 159 – USD 305
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: NDSM-Plein 28, Amsterdam-Noord, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hotel Location

Burgwallen

Why You Should Stay in Burgwallen

Burgwallen is a central neighbourhood home to most of Amsterdam’s top tourist attractions, including international museums and interactive learning experiences. This is also a shopping hotspot with world-renowned chains selling trendy clothing, while the area’s bars, restaurants and cafes cater to a constant stream of tourists.

Must-Do Burgwallen Experiences 

  • Learn more about Amsterdam’s dark history through interactive and entertaining performances at the Amsterdam Dungeon.
  • Admire the grand architecture of the circa-1808 Royal Palace Amsterdam.
  • Browse the international fashion chains along Kalverstraat, including ZARA, Urban Outfitters and Foot Locker.

Top Hotels in Burgwallen

Hotel TwentySeven – Small Luxury Hotels of the World Amsterdam

Hotel TwentySeven - Small Luxury Hotels of the World AmsterdamPart of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Hotel TwentySeven has earned its high praise with impeccable service and inspired detailing. The award-winning boutique hotel offers a world-class gastronomical experience at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Bougainville, while the adjoining bar pairs plush lounges with signature cocktails.

Within the turn-of-the-century building, each of the elegant suites features unique artwork, steam showers, two-person Jacuzzis, fully-stocked mini bars, Smart TVs and double rain showers. The Signature Suites are particularly opulent, such as the Rooftop Stage Suite with its telescope, city views and circular bed. The Grand Terrace Suite, meanwhile, boasts a private terrace with lounge furnishings. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Body Worlds Amsterdam (300 metres)
  • Sexmuseum de Venustempel (550 metres)
  • Sherlocked Escape Rooms (300 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 936 – USD 8,833
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 27 Dam, Burgwallen-Oude Zijde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Canal House Suites at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Canal House Suites at Sofitel Legend The Grand AmsterdamPart of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, the Canal House Suites treat you like royalty with private butler services, a heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish hammam and fitness centre. There are also 19 flexible meeting rooms, some with Heritage listings, babysitting services and a knowledgeable concierge.

All the 12 suites have private butlers, pillow menus, Nespresso coffee makers, king-size beds and HDTVs. You can upgrade to the Canal House Suite with Fully Equipped Kitchenette for self-contained accommodation and a luxurious freestanding bath. Enjoy cocktails at The Flying Dutchman or delicious seafood at the Michelin-starred Bridges Dining. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam (180 metres)
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam (350 metres)
  • National Monument (290 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 1,160 – USD 1,577
Guest Rating: 9.6
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197 A AMSTERDAM, Burgwallen-Oude Zijde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hotel Location

Amsterdam’s Creativity and Beauty Awaits

Don’t limit your exploration of Amsterdam to one neighbourhood. This dynamic city boasts a variety of hidden enclaves, full of art, theatre, history and memorable dining just waiting to be discovered. These popular neighbourhoods in Amsterdam capture their own unique charm, while their respective hotels boast alluring perks such as on-site restaurants, fitness facilities and opulent rooms and suites.

Where do you want to stay in Amsterdam? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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