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Amsterdam, a vibrant city in the heart of the Netherlands, seamlessly blends history with modern allure, offering picturesque canals, iconic tulip fields, and a laid-back Dutch lifestyle.

Amsterdam: Top 10 Places to Stay

Step into the captivating world of Amsterdam, where canals weave a magical tapestry through 17th-century architecture. A canal cruise immerses you in history and charm, revealing the heart of this enchanting city. Bicycles reign supreme in Amsterdam, offering an authentic adventure through cobbled streets, flower markets, and vibrant neighbourhoods. Embrace the local spirit and pedal through the city like a true Amsterdammer, discovering its hidden gems. For art enthusiasts, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum beckon with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh, offering a visual feast of creativity and genius.

Amsterdam’s open-minded ethos is evident in the Red Light District, a blend of history and acceptance. Explore its narrow alleys to witness a side of Amsterdam that captivates with its intrigue and liberation. Don’t forget the culinary delights! From Dutch specialties to international flavours, Amsterdam’s food scene promises a gastronomic adventure. Local street markets are a paradise for food enthusiasts, offering a taste of the city’s diverse palate. In essence, Amsterdam transcends being just a city; it’s an immersive experience. Grab a bike, embrace the canals, and let this vibrant city capture your heart, one pedal at a time. Happy wandering!

1. Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Centre

Located in a serene section of Amsterdam’s city center, the Radisson Blu Hotel is a mere 7-minute stroll from the vibrant Dam Square. The generously appointed rooms boast vibrant décor inspired by themes such as the Golden Age and Naturally Cool. Each room features complimentary Wi-Fi and a comfortable seating area equipped with an LCD TV.

Within a 10-minute walk, guests can explore the nearby attractions of Waterlooplein and the Kalverstraat shopping street. The Spui Tram Stop, conveniently situated, provides access to 6 tram lines connecting to various parts of Amsterdam, including key business districts like Amsterdam RAI and the World Trade Centre. The hotel’s restaurant offers a diverse range of international dishes and an extensive breakfast buffet. Additionally, guests can unwind at the bar, and a variety of restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walking distance.

Room prices from £185pn

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2. Hyatt Regency, Amsterdam

Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, the Hyatt Regency is a captivating urban retreat featuring an acclaimed living interior. Boasting 211 spacious guestrooms and suites, some of the largest in Amsterdam, the hotel also offers five contemporary event spaces, the vibrant Mama Makan Indonesian restaurant & bar, and a 24-hour Fitness Centre.

Embracing a meeting and events concept that highlights botany and sustainability, the hotel exudes a refreshing and natural ambiance that resonates with guests, clients, and passers-by alike. Whether the purpose of travel is business or leisure, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam provides a welcoming home away from home for both the travel-minded and the mindful traveller.

Room prices from £180pn

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3. Kimpton De Witt, Amsterdam

Nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, just 300 meters from Central Station, Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam offers guests a delightful on-site restaurant and bar, with the added convenience of private parking available on site.

The hotel boasts 274 guest rooms, including 15 rooms housed in original Renaissance-era buildings. Complimentary amenities include free WiFi and the use of bikes (subject to availability), while each room is equipped with yoga mats. The lobby features a Tea Station offering complimentary tea.

A 24-hour front desk is centrally located within the hotel, and business guests can take advantage of 8 meeting- and event spaces totaling 602 square meters. The Basilica of St. Nicholas is a mere 400 meters away, and the Royal Palace Amsterdam is within 500 meters. The closest airport, Schiphol Airport, is situated 20 km from the property.

Room prices from £191pn

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4. Ambassade Hotel, Amsterdam

Located in Amsterdam, just 700 meters from Royal Palace Amsterdam, Ambassade Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a bar and private parking. This 4-star hotel provides a business centre and concierge service. The property features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service, and complimentary WiFi throughout. Each room at the hotel is equipped with air conditioning, a cosy seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Bed linen and towels are provided in all rooms at Ambassade Hotel.

The on-site restaurant serves a variety of French and international cuisine, with options available for vegetarians, dairy-free, and gluten-free preferences. Guests can also enjoy bike and car rental services at the hotel, and the area is well-suited for cycling enthusiasts. Ambassade Hotel is conveniently close to popular landmarks such as Anne Frank House, Rembrandtplein, and Leidseplein. The nearest airport, Schiphol Airport, is located 14 km from the hotel.

Room prices from £208pn

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5. Banks Mansion, Amsterdam

Nestled on Herengracht canal, Banks Mansion exudes Art Deco charm and offers an exclusive all-inclusive stay for a “home away from home” vibe. Air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs and a complimentary minibar stocked with premium whiskey, cognac, and gin. Warm décor, dark wood furniture, and stained glass windows create an inviting atmosphere. Bathrooms feature rain showers, and guests can personalize their comfort with a pillow menu.

An international live-cooking breakfast is served daily, while The Living lounge provides a serene space with complimentary drinks and snacks. Located 250 meters from Kalverstraat shopping area, with the Keizersgracht tram stop just 140 meters away, Banks Mansion offers convenient access. Wooden rental bikes, tour advice, and a complimentary lobby iPad enhance the guest experience. Nearby landmarks like the Hermitage Museum, Rembrandtplein, and the Flower market are all within a 5-minute walk.

Room prices from £199pn

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6. Hilton, Amsterdam

Situated along the Noorder-Amstel canal, Hilton Amsterdam is within 1 km of attractions like Museum Square and Vondelpark. Exclusive shopping streets, such as PC Hooftstraat, are within 1.5 km. Rooms offer city views, a 49″ HD flat-screen TV, minibar, and coffee/tea facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available. Executive Guests access the top-floor Executive Lounge with a panoramic view.

Indulge in Italian cuisine at Roberto’s Restaurant and enjoy cocktails at Half Moon Lounge. In summer, creative cocktails are served at the Garden Terrace. Breakfast options include a buffet at Roberto’s or a quick bite at Issimo, the hotel’s espresso bar. Guests have complimentary access to the Personal Health Club via an internal passage.

Accessible from the airport by train or taxi (15 minutes), Hilton Amsterdam is well-connected to the city center by tram or bus. A spacious parking lot is available for guests with cars.

Room prices from £142pn

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7. Hotel Estherea

Nestled along the Singel canal, Hotel Estheréa offers a central Amsterdam location, just 300 meters from Dam Square. The hotel boasts a tranquil setting with classic décor featuring wooden panelling and provides free WiFi. Romantically decorated rooms with private bathrooms, some offering canal views, create a charming ambiance. The breakfast spread includes a variety of bread, toppings, juices, fresh fruit, and warm dishes like scrambled eggs, sausages, and bacon.

Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in the canal-view lounge. Additional perks include free wired internet in the lobby, access to a small library, and colouring books for children. In the heart of the city, Hotel Estheréa is a stroll away from museums, the main shopping district, and vibrant nightlife, surrounded by numerous cafes and restaurants.

Room prices from £148pn

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8. Element, Amsterdam

Element Amsterdam, situated at Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam South, just 1.4 km from Amsterdam RAI, offers 160 modern rooms with spa-inspired bathrooms, meeting facilities, a 24/7 motion gym, and a laundry room, all designed with nature in mind.

Each self-serviced accommodation features Heavenly bedding, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a seating area for relaxation. The fully-equipped kitchen and private bathroom with a rain shower and free toiletries enhance the guest experience. Suites provide bathrobes and slippers, and free WiFi is available throughout.

Papa’s Loft House, within the hotel, offers a cosy living room-style atmosphere for coffee, lunch, and dinner. Integrated into the Gelderlandplein shopping mall, Element provides easy access to a supermarket. Guests can explore Amsterdam like locals with bike rentals, promoting a healthy travel experience. Schiphol Airport is the nearest, just 8 km away.

Room prices from £112pn

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9.The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren

Nestled along the renowned Keizersgracht canal, The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren offers refined accommodation, conveniently situated near the Anne Frank House. The elegantly appointed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with a digital entertainment system. Each air-conditioned room at The Toren boasts an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, adorned with classic decorations such as chandeliers and ceiling paintings. Tea/coffee making facilities and a complimentary mini-bar enhance the guest experience.

Start your day with a delightful breakfast buffet in the elegant breakfast room, offering scenic views of the Keizersgracht. The hotel’s trendy bar serves refreshing drinks throughout the day. With Westermarkt Tram Stop less than 250 meters away, guests enjoy easy access to Dam Square and the Royal Palace, both just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Room prices from £263pn

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10. NH City Centre, Amsterdam

NH City Centre, with a prime location overlooking the Singel Canal, is just a 5-minute stroll from the bustling Dam Square. The hotel offers excellent dining choices, boat tours, and bicycle rental, along with complimentary Wi-Fi.

Adorned with hardwood floors, the rooms at NH City Centre feature amenities like a satellite TV and a work desk. Guests can enjoy picturesque views of Amsterdam’s city center from the rooms.

Within a 2-minute walk from the hotel, guests can explore trendy retro shops in the Negen Straatjes, peruse the bookshops of Spui, or unwind in one of the typical cafes along Spuistraat. NH City Centre provides an ideal base for immersing yourself in Amsterdam’s vibrant surroundings.

Room prices from £145pn

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