Hotels in Amsterdam are renowned for their beautiful locations along the canals or in the historical quarters of the city.
Old houses along the waterways have been transformed in recent years into modern hotels with breathtaking views. This architectural transformation has also affected several industrial structures, old merchants’ warehouses and historic townhouses that are now among the most sought-after hotels in Amsterdam for overnight stays.
Excellent hotels can also be found near the Waterlooplein and Rembrandtplein, in De Pijp and near the Teerketelsteeg and VondelPark, ideal locations for nightlife lovers.
The Leidseplein area is full of Bruin cafés, pubs, ethnic restaurants, discos, live music venues and cultural centres.
Choosing a hotel in the centre means higher prices, but at the same time saves on transport costs. In more peripheral areas, hotels offer larger rooms, particularly suitable for those travelling with children or groups of friends.
For more information on where to stay, read Where to stay in Amsterdam, the best areas.
Whichever area you choose, be aware that Amsterdam is a city where demand for rooms is always high and hotel prices are high for much of the year, so book well in advance to save money.
To give you an idea, the average cost of hotels in Amsterdam is around 120 euros in a 3-star hotel and around 200 euros in a 4-star hotel, while a 5-star hotel in Amsterdam is around 350 euros per night.
The following are the most popular hotels in Amsterdam, i.e. those that are most frequently chosen and booked by other travellers.
Hotels in the centre of Amsterdam offer wonderful views of the canals or characteristic historic buildings but tend to have small rooms. The cheapest hotels also do not have a lift, only steep stairs. In fact, most of the accommodation in the centre of Amsterdam is located in typical old Dutch buildings, characterised by narrow, mainly high spaces and therefore only equipped with stairs and rarely a lift.
These are useful details to know especially if you are travelling with children or persons with reduced mobility, while no problem if you are visiting Amsterdam with a group of friends or if you are a young couple.
Be aware, however, that the cheapest hotels are located along the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, which is one of the city’s busiest streets, so the low costs may be at the expense of nights interrupted by traffic noise.
Hotels in Amsterdam usually offer fairly small rooms and rarely triple or quadruple rooms, ideal for family travellers. Therefore, we have selected some of the best family hotels in Amsterdam for all those who like to travel with children in tow, which not only offer spacious rooms but also have an eye towards the needs of younger travellers.