Amsterdam hotels that are different

Here are nice options of places to stay in the center of Amsterdam, grouped by boutique hotels, things that are atypical touristy, and general recommendations for 3, 4, and 5 star hotels. You will find something for every budget, and taste in there. Perhaps a houseboat would be a cool option for your next trip?

Popular boutique hotels

  • Hotel V Nesplein, boutique hotel close to Dam Square in the city center
  • Kimpton De Witt, city center

Other / something different

  • Rent a houseboat on a canal, it doesn’t get more local than this!
  • Some hotels in old houses on the canals:
    • 717 Hotel
    • Canal House,
    • Estherea,
    • The Hoxton,
    • Ambassade Hotel
  • Volkshotel is more like an East Berlin style boutique a step up from a hostel
  • Hotel the Exchange, both basic and very hip unusual dutch design
  • Hotel De Hallen, four star hotel in the Oud West quarter, so a bit further away, but in a recently gentrified area where all the city trams were stationed, including a large indoor food market
  • Hotel Dwars, small hotel in an old house with only 3 rooms near Utrechtsestraat in the Canal area
  • Pension Homeland – old officer barracks on the former navy yard right next to central station.
  • Hotel not Hotel. Right, It doesn’t get weirder than this, not directly in the city center, its in Oud West.
  • See also this listing for small boutique hotels
  • If you want to stay in a very unusual hotel, check out the Faralda Crane hotel for a once in a lifetime experience high in the sky (Amsterdam Noord, short ferry ride from Central Station. Feries ride for free and 24/7)

Three star recommendations

  • Ibis Amsterdam Centre (3 star, next to Central Station)

Four star recommendations

  • Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station, stone’s throw from central station, top level bar overlooking the city (think of Brown hotel)
  • Radisson Blue Amsterdam center, city center
  • Dikker and Thijs Fenice, near Leidseplein, small but pleasant hotel.. Leidseplein has good public transport connections
  • Amsterdam Americain – Hampshire Eden, Leidseplein, small rooms and past glory but prime location in historical building. This is where music stars typically hang out
  • Park Hotel Stadhouderskade, Leidseplein
  • The College Hotel, Museum Square

Five star recommendations

These come with a corresponding price tag, see if you can find a deal

  • Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel, design hotel on the canal, city center
  • Hotel W, hotel close to Dam square with rooftop terrace,
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Hotel, city center
  • The Dylan, city center
  • De l’Europe Hotel, city center
  • Grand Hotel Amrath, straight from Gotham city, close to central station, city center
  • Hotel Pulitzer, at Prinsengracht canal in the city center
  • Art’Otel, across central station, city center
  • Conservatorium Hotel, hotel at Museum Square

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