When it comes to choosing a hotel in Amsterdam, you’ll be more than spoilt for choice. From fanciful 5* luxury accommodation to budget abodes with endless character, there really is something to suit everyone’s taste in this fascinating, historical and vibrant Dutch city. To help you make that all-important decision, here’s 5 of the best hotels to stay in when on a short break in Amsterdam.
Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam
You only have to glance at a few pictures of this stunning 5* Amsterdam hotel to understand why it’s so popular. Made up of 18th century merchant houses, a paper factory and a vicarage this beautiful and sophisticated hotel offers unrivalled historical charm with an ultra-modern twist.
Perfectly located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Radisson Blu Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the city’s iconic sights, as well as indulging in fine dining at the hotel’s fabulous Palmboom Restaurant, or enjoying drinks in the restored 19th century vicarage bar. And if that’s not doing it for you… there’s always the relaxing solarium and sauna.
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
This 5* hotel’s stunning interior and prime location alone would make it a fantastic place to stay in Amsterdam on a short break. Add to that Michelin star restaurants, the best cocktail bar in the Netherlands and lavish spa facilities including a Turkish steam bath, and you’ve got yourself one very appealing and desirable Amsterdam hotel.
When you’re not busy exploring the sights, wining and dining or relaxing in the Jacuzzi, make sure you take a peek at the Hotel Okura’s stunning vista points for the ultimate room-with-a-view experience.
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Uber-stylish and oozing contemporary elegance, this deluxe 4* waterfront hotel is everything you could want from a short break in Amsterdam and more! With its enviable modern design, slick service and free shuttle bus to the vibrant city centre – guests at the Movenpick Hotel can have it all.
After a day of discovering Amsterdam’s many sights, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and Flower Markets, you can retreat to the sanctuary of this trendy and relaxed hotel. Complete with spa facilities, luxurious beauty treatments and a spot of indulgence at the hotel’s chic restaurant, the Movenpick Amsterdam is undoubtedly a favourite in the Dutch capital.
Design is a key feature in this 4* Amsterdam hotel; combining a spacious and contemporary interior with a touch of colour from trendy furniture and stylish lighting, you could easily forget you’re in the heart of the city’s old town. Close to The Floating Flower Market, Rembrandt’s Square and the Royal Palace, the Albus Hotel sits in one of the most prominent areas of the city, ideal for history buffs and culture vultures alike.
When it comes to wining and dining, fresh dishes using local and organic produce are served daily in the restaurant, as well as delectable cocktails and drinks in the super-chic hotel lounge bar. An elegant haven of new and old, the Albus Hotel is Amsterdam’s answer to the best of both!
NH Amsterdam City Centre
Don’t settle for less when it comes to budget hotels in Amsterdam. The 3* NH Amsterdam City Hotel is a more than adequate alternative to luxury abodes in the city. Comfortable, modern and classy in design, this hotel features all your short break essentials plus a few unique extras!
Overlooking the Singal Canal, you’ll be close to the city’s main attractions from the lively Dam Square to the fascinating Rijksmusem. Back at the hotel, the Wintergarden awaits you, perfect for a relaxing drink or two. For those fond of a unique dining experience head to NH Amsterdam’s historic Restaurant d’Vijiff Vlieghen renowned for its outstanding New Dutch cuisine and delicious a la carte menu. Spread out over 9 rooms in a 17th century building each with their own individual ambience, this exclusive restaurant won’t be matched in any other 3* Amsterdam hotel.
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