Where to stay in Amsterdam

The best quarters to sleep in Amsterdam are the Medieval Centre, the Great Canals Belt, the Museum Quarter, the Jordaan and De Pijp.
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Amsterdam offers an almost endless variety of accommodation options to suit every type of traveller. Whether you’re in town for a romantic weekend getaway, a business trip or a holiday of unbridled fun with friends, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to sleeping in Amsterdam.

Most visitors to Amsterdam opt to stay at least two or three nights in the city: after all, there is too much to see to visit in just one day.

The demand for hotels in Amsterdam is always high, especially during the summer, the Easter and Christmas holidays and King’s Day. The advice is therefore to book well in advance of your travel dates in order to meet your needs and to be able to get the best rates offered by hoteliers.

What type of establishment to choose?

Most tourists choose to stay in hotels. There are hotels to suit all tastes, depending on style and quality: there are budget hotels as well as fine boutiques and luxury hotels.

Many young people, in order to save money, often choose to sleep in one of the many hostels in the city, as hotel prices in Amsterdam can be a little higher than the European average. If, on the other hand, you want to add a touch of authenticity to your stay, you can choose to stay in houseboats or flats.

Map of Amsterdam neighbourhoods

Finding your way around Amsterdam ‘s neighbourhoods can be difficult, so here’s an interactive map highlighting all the best areas to stay.

Historical centre

The historic centre is the district where some of Amsterdam’s landmarks are located. If you choose to sleep in the centre of Amsterdam, you’ll be within walking distance of most of the main tourist attractions (such as the famous Dam Square), shopping areas (such as Kalvestraat or the De Bijenkorf shopping centre) and nightlife. In the historical centre, hotels abound and this is definitely the area where most tourists stay.

On the other hand, in the centre the rates will obviously be higher than in accommodation further away, but at least you won’t have to add the transport costs to get to the centre of Amsterdam, which are certainly not cheap.

Recommended accommodation in the centre of Amsterdam

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1 Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam
Amsterdam - Dam 9Extra sanitary measures
8.8Fabulous 7.196 reviews
This 5-star hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, is set on the edge of the famous Dam Square and opposite the Royal Palace. Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam benefits from a grand cafe and a winter garden on site.
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2 Hotel CC
Amsterdam - Warmoesstraat 42 Extra sanitary measures
7.9Good 5.183 reviews
Hotel CC features modern rooms with air conditioning in 3 picturesque historic buildings. Situated in 1 of the oldest streets of Amsterdam, it is 350 metres from Amsterdam Central Railway Station.
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3 DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
Amsterdam - Oosterdoksstraat 4
7.7Good 3.530 reviews
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station has modern rooms, business facilities with the latest technology, a fitness centre and an ideal location overlooking the River IJ and city centre. It is next to Amsterdam Central Railway Station.
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4 INK Hotel Amsterdam
Amsterdam - Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67Extra sanitary measures
8.7Fabulous 1.390 reviews
INK Hotel Amsterdam owes its name to the rich history of the building in which, as former home of the Dutch newspaper 'De Tijd', stories were conceived, written and brought to life in ink. INK Hotel Amsterdam is the place "where stories are yet to be written".
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5 Hotel des Arts
Amsterdam - Rokin 154 - 156Extra sanitary measures
8.4Very good 662 reviews
Hotel Des Arts is around the corner from the Kalverstraat shopping area, in the heart of Amsterdam. The Dam Square, Royal Palace and the Flower Market are all within 500 metres.
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Museum Quarter

The museum district is an excellent choice for those who like to be in contact with a vibrant cultural scene: during the day you won’t need public transport to visit the Rijkmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk, while at the same time the area is lively in the evening hours.

At night, tranquillity is assured, as the museum district is certainly not the heart of nightlife, but those who like to stay up late can take advantage of the excellent public transport and the numerous tram and bus stops in the area to reach Amsterdam’s nightlife areas in a few minutes (only 15 minutes by tram from Dam Square).

The museum district is therefore perfect for couples and families with children, bearing in mind that it is also home to one of the city’s largest parks, the Vondelpark, ideal for walks in the green.

However, it remains a very touristy district, which is why the prices here are also quite high.

Recommended accommodation in the museum district

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6 Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Vondelpark
Amsterdam - Zandpad 5Extra sanitary measures
8.4Very good 5.753 reviews
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam is located in the heart of the Vondelpark and offers a view on the green surroundings. The Van Gogh Museum is an 8-minute walk away.
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7 Hotel City Garden Amsterdam
Amsterdam - P.C. Hooftstraat 162Extra sanitary measures
7.1Good 3.603 reviews
The famous Vondelpark functions as a backyard garden to Hotel City Garden, which is on the fancy P. C.
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8 NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter
Amsterdam - Hobbemakade 50Extra sanitary measures
7.8Good 1.398 reviews
NH Museum Quarter is located a 7-minute walk from both the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, housed on the Museum Square. The hotel offers a 24-hour room service and on-site fitness facilities.
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9 Max Brown Hotel Museum Square, part of Sircle Collection
Amsterdam - Jan Luijkenstraat 40-46Extra sanitary measures
7.8Good 1.141 reviews
Max Brown Hotel Museum Square, part of Sircle Collection lies around the corner from the famous Vondelpark, right in Amsterdam’s chic museum district. It offers compact, boutique-style rooms with flat-screen cable TV and private bathrooms.
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Red light district

Sleeping in the red light district might seem transgressive and unusual, but it is not: the De Wallen area is practically in the city centre, and during the day the atmosphere of the canals and houseboats is unique.

In the evening, the neighbourhood comes alive to the extreme: apart from the houses, there are plenty of clubs, bars, restaurants and coffeeshops. Sleeping in the red light district is therefore an ideal choice for those who enjoy uncompromising nightlife, while family travellers and those seeking peace and quiet would do well to head elsewhere.

Recommended accommodation in the red light district

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10 Durty Nelly's Inn
Amsterdam - 115 WarmoesstraatExtra sanitary measures
8.3Very good 5.306 reviews
Located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, Durty Nelly's Inn a 7-minute walk from the Central Station and a 1-minute walk from Dam Square. The property is close to several well-known attractions.
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11 Hotel CC
Amsterdam - Warmoesstraat 42 Extra sanitary measures
7.9Good 5.198 reviews
Hotel CC features modern rooms with air conditioning in 3 picturesque historic buildings. Situated in 1 of the oldest streets of Amsterdam, it is 350 metres from Amsterdam Central Railway Station.
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12 Hotel Old Quarter
Amsterdam - Warmoestraat 22
7.3Good 3.383 reviews
This hotel is located in a historic building just 300 metres from Amsterdam Central Station. Hotel Old Quarter offers free Wi-Fi in the restaurant area and a 24-hour front desk.
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13 Facade Hotel Amsterdam
Amsterdam - Oudezijds Voorburgwal 44
7.3Good 3.145 reviews
Facade Hotel Amsterdam offers rooms with a TV and a private shower room, only 600 metres from Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station. It features a bar and 24-hour front desk.
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Jordaan

The Jordaan district is the area immediately west of the centre and is among the most beautiful in Amsterdam, thanks to its residential and quiet atmosphere and the circle of canals that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Staying in the Jordaan will allow you to get away from the more touristy area and come into close contact with the everyday life of the locals.

The district is mostly populated by families and students. During the summer and spring months, many events are organised where you can mingle with the locals and get a taste of city life. The Jordaan is also home to the Anne Frank House, the Tulip Museum and the now famous ‘9 shopping streets’, where you can shop like a real Amsterdam resident.

In the Jordaan district, hotels are mostly located along the Marnixstraat and Rozengracht streets. Compared to other parts of the city, you will not find many accommodations here, but those that do exist are still very characteristic and charming.

The Jordaan is the ideal neighbourhood for those who want to immerse themselves in the real Amsterdam life while staying out of the hustle and bustle but at the same time within easy reach of the main tourist attractions, perfect for families and those seeking peace and quiet.

Recommended accommodation in the Jordaan

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14 Amsterdam Wiechmann Hotel
Amsterdam - Prinsengracht 328 - 332Extra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 3.909 reviews
This quaint hotel offers rooms with antique furniture and free Wi-Fi in a picturesque area of Amsterdam, a 10-minute walk from the Anne Frank House. Wiechmann is situated in 3 restored canal houses and overlooks the canal.
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15 Melrose Hotel
Amsterdam - 92 Elandsgracht
7.7Good 2.425 reviews
Melrose Hotel is located in Amsterdam, within 700 metres of Anne Frank House and 700 metres of Leidseplein. Featuring a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.
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16 The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren
Amsterdam - Keizersgracht 164Extra sanitary measures
8.9Fabulous 1.152 reviews
The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren features elegant accommodation alongside the famous Keizersgracht canal, around the corner from the Anne Frank House. It offers elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs with digital entertainment system.
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17 Bridge Inn
Amsterdam - Brouwersgracht 139- 2Extra sanitary measures
8.2Very good 330 reviews
Offering river views, Bridge Inn is an accommodation located in Amsterdam, 1. 3 km from Amsterdam Central Station and 1.
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De Pijp

De Pijp is Amsterdam’s multiethnic and multicultural district, located south of the historical centre and home to many immigrants, creative people and students. It is one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in the city, with many restaurants and bars. Consequently, in the evenings and at night it is very lively and therefore noisier than many other neighbourhoods.

From Monday to Saturday it hosts the famous Albert Cuypmarkt, an extremely interesting market where you can taste typical dishes and buy original souvenirs or vintage and second-hand clothing.

De Pijip is only a few kilometres from the centre of Amsterdam: you can reach Dam Square with a half-hour walk or a 20-minute tram ride.

The district offers larger and more spacious hotels than the centre and is perfect for groups of friends or young couples, less suitable for families with small children.

Recommended accommodation in De Pijp

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18 The Arcade Hotel Amsterdam
Amsterdam - Sarphatipark 106Extra sanitary measures
7.9Good 1.805 reviews
The Arcade Hotel Amsterdam is set in Amsterdam, 600 metres from Heineken Experience and 1. 9 km from RAI Convention Centre.
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19 Amsterdam Canal Hotel
Amsterdam - Weteringschans 253
7.8Good 1.425 reviews
Located in the canal belt, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Amsterdam Canal Hotel offers rooms with private facilities. The Museum District, with the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, is a 10-minute walk.
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20 ibis Styles Amsterdam Amstel
Amsterdam - HemonyLaan 12aExtra sanitary measures
7.9Good 1.381 reviews
ibis Styles Amsterdam Amstel is located in a renovated, monumental building in Southern Amsterdam. All guest rooms have double glazing for a quiet rest during the night.
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21 Sir Albert Hotel, part of Sircle Collection
Amsterdam - Albert Cuypstraat 2-6Extra sanitary measures
8.1Very good 524 reviews
Sir Albert is located only 600 metres from Museum Square and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Leidse Square and the famous canal district are a 15-minute walk.
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Amsterdam east and Plantage

The Plantage district is located east of the centre of Amsterdam. Actually, not many tourists choose to stay there, as it is a residential area, where there are very few bars and restaurants. It is true, however, that it is an ideal place to spend a quiet night, being a peaceful neighbourhood away from the hustle and bustle of the centre and, above all, an area where hotel rates are much cheaper.

The Plantage is also an area full of green areas, parks and interesting activities. Here you will not be far from Waterlooplein with its famous flea market and you will also find the Museum of the Tropics, the zoo and the Hermitage Museum. Not far away are the green areas of Oosterpark and Flevopark.

It is undeniably further away from the city centre, so you will have to use the tram or metro to visit the city.

Recommended accommodation in Amsterdam EAST

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22 MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West
Amsterdam - Orlyplein 1-67Extra sanitary measures
8.1Very good 6.192 reviews
Located next to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Railway Station, MEININGER Amsterdam West offers modern rooms with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel includes a bar, guest kitchen and a spacious lobby decorated with traditional Dutch art.
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23 The Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam
Amsterdam - Plantage Middenlaan 48
7.9Good 3.932 reviews
The Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam is located in a charming Amsterdam town house in the greenest part of the city centre and opposite Artis Zoo. Waterlooplein is only a 10-minute walk away, while Rembrandtplein takes you 15 minutes by foot.
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24 Hotel Arena
Amsterdam - 's-Gravesandestraat 55
8.1Very good 3.039 reviews
Situated in the Oosterpark, Hotel Arena is located in the upcoming eastern part of Amsterdam. Guests can enjoy food and drinks with a view at café- restaurant PARK.
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Dockland and Amsterdam Noord

These recently developed and redeveloped districts offer excellent accommodation options, which are in no way inferior to more well-known hotels. Even though the more industrial scenery, buildings and large green areas might make you feel a bit removed from the alleys and canals of the historic centre, the high standard of accommodation will definitely make you consider these districts.

The district of Amsterdam Noord lies across the river Ij, behind Amsterdam Central Station. Amsterdam Noord is the modern, innovative and trendy heart of the Dutch capital. This area is also home to the EYE museum and the A’DAM tower, from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city.

Given the modernity of the buildings, the hotels here have much larger rooms compared to those in the city centre and the services are state-of-the-art, making it an ideal area for business travellers but in general for anyone who prefers facilities with all the comforts at affordable prices.

The remoteness from the centre is also perfectly compensated for by the efficiency of the means of transport; excellent tram links connect the docklands with the centre and the ferries connecting Amsterdam Noord with the Central Station are frequent, the journeys are pleasant and short. The metro line 52 has also recently been extended, making transfers even easier.

Recommended accommodation between Dockland and Amsterdam Noord

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25 ClinkNOORD Hostel
Amsterdam - Badhuiskade 3, 1031 KV AmsterdamExtra sanitary measures
8.0Very good 14.815 reviews
ClinkNOORD is situated in Noord area, just across the IJ River and within 10 minutes from the back of Amsterdam Centraal Station. The ferry ride is free and available 24/7.
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26 i hotel
Amsterdam - 120 MeeuwenlaanExtra sanitary measures
7.2Good 1.313 reviews
Situated in the Amsterdam Noord district of Amsterdam, i hotel is 2 minutes by tram from Amsterdam Central Station. The property is located 2.
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27 NH Amsterdam Noord
Amsterdam - Distelkade 21Extra sanitary measures
8.3Very good 802 reviews
NH Amsterdam Noord is located in the north of Amsterdam, near the central station, and with easy access to all famous sights and on-site parking is available for an additional charge. Free WiFi is available.
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