Our opinion... A luxury, contemporary hotel with famous restaurants and panoramic views. Features it's own private jetty on the Amstel Canal. The champagne and cocktail bar on the 23rd floor offers magnificent views of Amsterdam.
Location… situated in trendy De Pijp, 1 km from the museum quarter.
Accommodation... Guestrooms in this 23-story tower, offer city views, five star service and modern facilities.
Facilities... Okura Hotel houses 4 high quality restaurants. French restaurant Ciel Bleu holds two Michelin stars and the Japanese restaurant Yamazato has one Michelin star.
The health club with fitness centre and indoor swimming pool offers a relaxing atmosphere.
Transport... A taxi and tram stop can be found right in front of the hotel.
Our opinion…A small, but stunning, luxury boutique hotel situated along the Keizersgracht canal, in the heart of the city.
Location... Keizersgracht 384. All major sights and attractions are within walking distance.
Accommodation…40 beautiful rooms and suites with individual themes. All have luxurious bathrooms.
Facilities… The Michelin star restaurant is located in an 18th century bakery with garden views. French cuisine is served complemented by wines from the cellar. There is a lounge and bar to relax.
Transport...Trams, buses and metro stops are only minutes away.
Grand Hotel Amrath
Our opinion…The elegant Grand Hotel Amrath offers all the grandeur and romance of the past, combined with all the modern luxuries of today.
Location... on Prins Hendrikkade, in the city centre of Amsterdam.
Accommodation…163 guestrooms feature Art Nouveau decor and contemporary furnishings.
Facilities… The Seven Seas restaurant serves French fare with a Mediterranean twist. Guests can also enjoy the spa facilities and indoor pool.
Transport...Central Station is 500 meters away.
Our opinion… Perfect hotel for sightseeing.
Location… Prins Hendrikkade, 59-72. A 5-minute walk from the Royal Palace, and 10 minutes’ tram ride from the Van Gogh Museum.
Accommodation… Rooms are modern and comfortable. Facilities include: Ensuite bathrooms with bathrobe & slippers, NH Collection bathroom amenities & hairdryer, Nespresso machine, kettle, complimentary gym access, digital safe & minibar.
Facilities… The hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a cocktail bar.
Transport… Opposite Amsterdam Central Station, with regular trains to and from the airport.
Our opinion…Set in one of Amsterdam's most fashionable areas, within walking distance of the main museums, Vondel Park and the exclusive shopping area, the Memphis Hotel offers a good standard of accommodation at a reasonable price.
Location... De Lairessestraat 87. Within 20 minutes walk: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Concert Building, P.C. Hoofstraat, Vondel Park and the Leidsplein.
Accommodation…78 rooms are spacious and decorated in either reds or browns with crisp white bed linen.
Facilities… A bright breakfast room, plus a stylish bar and a restaurant serving snacks, cocktails, lunch and dinner.
Transport…Tram stops nearby.
Our opinion… Charming and stylish boutique hotel, ideally situated only 300 metres from both the tranquil Vondelpark and Leidseplein.
Location... Vondelstraat 18-30. This hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum right in the museum quarter & fashion district.
Accommodation…86 guestrooms equipped with modern facilities like a flat screen TV, wireless internet, natural stone bathroom and high quality beds. Rooms have been decorated with contemporary art by Peter Keizer.
Facilities… Lounge bar & restaurant JOOST Eat & Drink which serves brasserie-style international cuisine with a selection of Dutch specialities for lunch and dinner.
Transport... 2 min walk to Leidseplein metro station.
Our opinion… A small hotel located in a 17th century building along the Amstel River in Amsterdam, a 10-minute walk from Dam Square.
Location... Nieuwe Doelenstraat 26. Centrally located between both Dam and Rembrandt Square, putting you within walking distance of countless museums, shopping street, cultural areas and tourist attractions.
Accommodation…85 en suite guest rooms feature classical décor and a wide range of amenities.
Facilities… Breakfast room, cafe bar and bicycle rental.
Transport…Public transport options near the hotel.
Our opinion…A small modern hotel, located on Rembrandt Square, amid cafés and nightlife.
Location... Rembrandtplein 19. The Bloemenmarkt, Magere Brug, Dam Square and the Anne Frank House are about a 15-minute walk.
Accommodation…66 sound proofed rooms with bright and fresh decor.
Facilities… Bar, lounge and breakfast room, plus terrace.
Transport...A tram stops just outside the hotel.
NH City Centre
Our opinion…Occupying an impressive Art Deco building overlooking the Singel Canal, the NH City Centre is a large hotel with superb central location on the Spuistraat, a quiet street in the centre of town with many bars and restaurants.
Location... Spuistraat 288-292. The hotel is only a short stroll to the famous floating flower market, Anne Frank House and the bustling Dam Square.
Accommodation…209 contemporary style bedrooms are decorated in neutral shades to a good standard.
Facilities… Breakfast room, lounge bar and restaurant.
Transport... All modes of public transport are within easy reach of the hotel.
Our opinion… A small and charming boutique hotel with excellent customer service.
Location… Situated in a quiet street just off the Leidseplein, the hotel is conveniently located for those wanting to see the main sights of Amsterdam on foot. It is 5-10 minutes walk from museums and outer canals.
Accommodation… Rooms come with flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, Spa Collection amenities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar and complimentary coffee & tea facilities.
Facilities… Guests are offered a buffet breakfast to start the day, a selection of small dishes for lunch and dinner are served in the comfortable lounge or private garden during the afternoon and evening. On top of this there is an extensive choice of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks and a choice of small bites.
Transport… Nearest tram stop, Leidesplein.
Die Port Van Cleve
Our opinion…Traditional hotel with a great, central location just across from Dam Square and adjacent to the popular Magna Plaza Shopping Centre.
Location... Behind the Royal Palace, close to the lively Dam square. The Anne Frank House is a 7-minute walk away.
Accommodation…122 comfortable, modern furnished rooms.
Facilities… The famous 'Die Poort' restaurant with adjoining café is full of character and legendary for its steaks, which since 1870, they have served with a token showing what number steak it is to be served.
Bilderberg Jan Luyken
Our opinion…Bilderberg Jan Luyken is a small, friendly hotel with lots of character and charm, within three 19th century townhouses.
Location... Located opposite the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and a short walk from the Leidseplein and the designer shops of the fashionable P.C. Hoofstraat.
Accommodation… 62 rooms are comfortable and furnished in a modern Dutch style.
Facilities… A cosy lounge bar extends on to a small open-air patio. The hotel also offers a Health Spa where you can relax and enjoy the Turkish Steambath, Jacuzzi, Massage-chair and Solarium.
Our opinion… Ideally located in the centre of Amsterdam
Location… The Central Station which is located within walking distance of the hotel offers a fast and frequent rail service to Schiphol Airport. Dam Square is approximately 500 m from the hotel.
Accommodation… The Radisson Blu Hotel offers 252 elegant guest equipped with air-conditioning, coffee and tea-making facilities, an iron and board, a trouser press, a hair dryer, a mini bar and an in-room safe.
Facilities… Guests can enjoy a drink in the unique setting of the Pastorie bar, a renovated former vicarage, or a delightful dining experience in the Palmboom brasserie restaurant. Guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi and enjoy complimentary access to the exclusive on-site fitness centre.
Transport… Tram stop Spui - 400 m
Ibis Amsterdam Centre
Our opinion…A modern and comfortable hotel in a great location from which to discover the many attractions of Amsterdam.
Location... at Stationsplein 49, at the heart of the city. Beurs van Berlage, the Dam Square and the Grachtengordel, the Royal Palace and many shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
Accommodation…363 rooms warmly decorated with modern furnishings. En suite bathrooms and comfortable beds for a good night’s rest.
Facilities… Restaurant & Bar.
Transport... Next to Central Station.
Our opinion…A popular hotel, alongside the Amstel canal, within a series of 17th century canalside houses.
Location... on Amstel 144, in the vibrant heart of the city , next to Rembrandt square. Shops, cafés and bars are in the direct vicinity of the hotel. Within a short walk of the hotel, you can find Dam Square, Rembrandt House and the flower market.
Accommodation…218 contemporary style rooms are well equipped and comfortable.
Facilities… The Brasserie FLO restaurant offers French cuisine with a modern twist, or a light snack and a cocktail can be enjoyed at Bar Pipa.
Transport…10 minutes from Centraal Station.
Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre
Our opinion…Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre is set within several townhouses, close to the lively Dam Square and Warmoesstraat area.
Location... Beursstraat 11-19. On the Beursstraat, a short walk from Dam square. Well positioned for access to the many attractions of Amsterdam.
Accommodation…93 rooms can vary in size as the hotel consists of several old townhouses, but all are well decorated, comfortable and have good facilities.
Facilities… Attractive breakfast room and bar/lounge.
Transport...Central Station 500 metres from hotel.
Our opinion…Great value modern hotel with friendly and helpful staff, in a good location.
Location... Valkenburgerstraat 68. 10 to 15-minute walk from Dam Square, Rembrandt Square and the station. Various restaurants, bars and shops are in the surrounding area.
Accommodation…207 Modern, well equipped, en suite rooms with air conditioning.
Facilities… The Café Pasta Et Cie offers Italian specialties in a Tuscan atmosphere.
Transport…Nearby metro station.
Sandton Hotel de Filosoof
Our opinion…This hotel has a lovely location in the heart of the city, on a small side street off the Overtoom. This is an excellent find in a quiet but central location, ideal for all travellers, and comes very highly recommended.
Location... It is adjacent to the Vondel park and has many bars, restaurants and shops on its doorstep. It is also within walking distance of the Leidseplein, with its bars and restaurants and famous Holland Casino, the shopping street of the PC Hoofsstraat, and the Van Gogh and Rijks Museum.
Our opinion… A great city centre location.
Location… The Nova Hotel is situated in an authentic canal house in the centre of Amsterdam, between the Dam and the Spui. Its magnificent location in the heart of the old city centre allows you to experience the real Amsterdam: its old canals, stately 17th century buildings, narrow streets and multitude of trendy restaurants, dazzling clubs and cosy, old-fashioned pubs.
Accommodation… All rooms are non-smoking and come with TV, desk, free Wifi, in-room safe, mini fridge and hairdryer.
Facilities… The hotel serves a continental breakfast.
Transport… 10 minute walk from the railway station.
Our opinion… A lovely family run hotel in the centre of town.
Location… The hotel has a great location in the centre of Amsterdam, close to the river Amstel and the Heineken Brewery as well as the famous Albert Cuypmarket and the Museum Square with its Rijksmuseumm, Van Gogh museum and Stedelijk museum. The Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are less than 600 meters (10 minutes by foot) from the hotel.
Accommodation… Rooms are small as is typical in Amsterdam but well maintained and recently renovated with attractive modern bathrooms, (shower only). All rooms come with telephone, free wi-fi, alarm clock, hairdryer, safe and flat screen TV.
Facilities… The hotel has a breakfast room and bar.
Our opinion…Super location and great value.
Location...Tesselschadestraat 23, between the Leidseplein and the famous Vondelpark. Leidse Square Hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the famous P.C. Hoofdstraat shopping area. Museumplein, featuring the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, is 750 metres from the hotel.
Accommodation…89 spacious and comfortable rooms. Well equipped with en suite bathrooms.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar.
Transport…Public transport 150m outside the hotel.
Ibis Styles Amsterdam Central Station (ex Bellevue)
Our opinion…Modern, recently refurbished hotel in a great location for exploring the city.
Location... Martelaarsgracht 10, in the heart of the city, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars are easily accessible.
Accommodation…The 75 bedrooms are modern and decorated in brilliant white with a splash of colour on one wall.
Facilities… The bistro-style restaurant is located on the ground floor and serves a hot buffet breakfast, with light meals for lunch or dinner.
Transport...300 meters from the central train station. The Martelaarsgracht tram stop is opposite the hotel and offers direct links to Museum Square which includes the Rijksmuseum.
Our opinion…Piet Hein offers fashionable accommodation in 3 traditional town houses overlooking Vondelpark, just 200 metres from the city centre.
Location... Vossiusstraat 52/53. Piet Hein is only 300 metres from the famous P.C. Hooftstraat shopping area. Museum Square is less than a 10-minute walk away and includes the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Leidseplein is within 300 metres of the hotel.
Accommodation…81 contemporary and stylish rooms. Beautifully decorated and featuring modern amenities.
Facilities… Breakfast room, bar/lounge and terrace.
Transport…Public transport easily accessible from hotel.
Our opinion…A comfortable hotel, housed within a collection of buildings, some dating back to the 17th Century. A great base from which to explore Amsterdam.
Location... Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 33. In the heart of Amsterdam, this hotel is within walking distance of Berlage Stock Exchange, The Old Church, and New Church Museum, Dam Square, Anne Frank House and Royal Palace.
Accommodation…80 simply furnished guestrooms.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar/lounge area.
Transport...only 350 metres from Amsterdam Central Railway Station.
Our opinion… A lovely 3* hotel in excellent condition
Location… Well located in the centre of Amsterdam, close to Central Station.
Accommodation… Rooms are more spacious than normal for this category of hotel. All rooms are en-suite and come with Flat screen TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hair dryer, heavy curtains and double glazing.
Facilities… Breakfast room and bar. Lift to all floors.
Transport… 3 minute walk to nearest metro station.
Our opinion…Nadia Hotel offers great value accommodation and a friendly atmosphere. Underneath the hotel is a charming arcade of traditional shops & restaurants.
Location... Raadhuisstraat 51. There are many great attractions nearby, including Anne Frank House, New Church Museum, Royal Palace and Dam Square. Also close by are the Amsterdam Museum and Begijnhof.
Accommodation…40 rooms quirky and compact, well designed and well equipped.
Facilities… There is a small breakfast room on the first floor which overlooks a canal.
Please note: the entrance stairs to the hotel are very steep and so not ideal for everyone.
Transport... Bus & tram stops nearby.