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Amsterdam was the first city I visited that I decided I wanted to move to. Since then, I’ve been back close to 10 times, each time discovering something new about this incredible place. Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, where centuries-old architecture meets cutting-edge design, where traditional culture blends with modern innovation, and where history and art coexist with vibrant nightlife and entertainment. It’s also home to more than a handful of luxury hotels, ranging from stylish and modern boutique spots to historical palaces almost dripping with history. Not sure where to stay when you next head to Amsterdam? Read on for all of the best luxury hotels here!
One of the best hotels in the Netherlands, The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a five-star hotel that doesn’t hold back when it comes to opulence. This incredible spot occupies six magnificent 17th and 18th-century canal palaces on the Herengracht, one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. Here, you’ll find a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, a Guerlain spa, an indoor pool, and a grand ballroom, ensuring you’re satisfied and surrounded by luxury on a 24/7 basis. Expect a fusion of historic charm, modern luxury, and impeccable service from the moment you step through its grand doors. Better yet, it’s also within walking distance of many attractions like the Rembrandtplein, the Hermitage Museum, the Royal Palace, and the Anne Frank House.
As its name suggests, you’ll find this trendy five-star hotel located on the Prinsengracht canal in the heart of the fashionable Jordaan district. The stylish rooms and suites at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht were designed by Dutch artist Marcel Wanders, with whimsical touches and local references that’ll ensure you always know you’re in Amsterdam. Renowned for its lively restaurant and bar and contrasting serene spa and garden, this luxury hotel caters to all kinds of guests. It even features a library with over 2,000 books if your ideal trip involves getting stuck into a good book when you’re not exploring.
Proving that sometimes good things do indeed come in larger packages, Pulitzer Amsterdam spans a huge 25 restored 17th and 18th-century houses along the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals. This is a place that goes all out with the details, featuring vintage furniture, original artwork, and modern amenities across its chic rooms and suites. Wander around the hotel’s grounds to discover its chic restaurant and bar, charming garden courtyard, fitness center, and even its own canal boat. While staying here, you’ll find it easier than ever to check out the Anne Frank House, the Jordaan district, the Nine Streets shopping area, and the Royal Palace.
5-star property in restored 17th and 18th century houses
Pulitzer Garden restaurant with terrace and garden views
A fan of theatrics and glamor? Head to The Dylan Amsterdam! This luxury hotel is housed in a former theater dating back to the 17th century, with unique features covering every inch of this grand place. Fun fact: it was once the first theater of Amsterdam where the painter Rembrandt worked as a production assistant – how’s that for a special edge? With 40 rooms, it’s a medium-sized hotel and comes with extra attention to detail and staff who go above and beyond. Inside its walls, you’ll find a Michelin-starred restaurant, a cozy lounge and bar, a tranquil garden, and a fitness room, ensuring you’re always suitably entertained no matter what time of day it is.
The clue’s in the name when you check into Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. “Legend” and “grand” are two words that’ll most definitely spring to one when you’re welcomed into your room here. A five-star luxury hotel located in the historical city center, this is a spot with plenty of history, dating back to the 15th century, when it was a convent, then a royal residence, then the headquarters of the Dutch admiralty, and then finally the city hall of Amsterdam, before it was turned into a luxe hotel. Expect rain showers and butler service, amongst many other impressive amenities.
You’ve probably heard of Soho House before and this popular members’ club is high up the ranks when it comes to the full luxury experience. And the Amsterdam hotel offers exactly that, set inside the Bungehuis building, a former trading office from the 1930s. Filled with chic decor and an incredible list of amenities, this is a hotel you’ll want to reserve a few extra nights in just to experience everything once. Expect parquet floors, vintage furniture, original artwork and enticing textiles in the rooms, and a rooftop pool and terrace with stunning views of the city when you head back out to the communal areas.
Hotel Okura might be a little outside of the center of Amsterdam, but here you’ll find a whole new experience with that same quintessential Dutch charm. Set in the De Pijp neighborhood, Hotel Okura is home to Japanese-inspired decor and panoramic views of the city or the Amstel river depending on which way your room faces. A top spot for foodies, it has four restaurants (three of them with Michelin stars), two bars (one of them with live jazz music), a spa with an indoor pool, and even a cooking studio. Like you might have guessed from its name, Hotel Okura Amsterdam is rooted in the art of Japanese service, Omotenashi, which never disappoints.
Heading to ‘Dam to check out the world-renowned museums? You’ll probably want to check into somewhere like the Conservatorium Hotel for a fusion of history, culture, and convenience. This five-star hotel is located in the Museum Quarter, next to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. And that’s just the beginning of the intrigue: this hotel sits in a former music conservatory from the 19th century, transformed into an architectural masterpiece by Italian designer Piero Lissoni. Adding a little modernism to an otherwise vintage theme, the hotel also has an Asian-inspired restaurant, a brasserie and lounge, a cocktail bar, a spa with an indoor pool, and a gym.
It’s hard to top the W brand if you’re looking for modern luxury, and W Amsterdam is one of the finest around. Bringing together the best of the old and the new, it’s home to trendy rooms and suites with urban design and state-of-the-art technology. The ‘old’ part of that comes from its buildings: a former telephone exchange building on Dam Square and a former bank on Spuistraat. Looking to sample some of Amsterdam’s views? You’ll find a heated wet deck rooftop pool and a fantastic W lounge rooftop with stunning views to enjoy in the warmer months. Elsewhere, there’s the brand’s signature multi-award-winning AWAY Spa and FIT Gym.
It’s hard not to be impressed when you first glance upon De L’Europe Amsterdam. This is one of the city’s most iconic hotels, with a history dating back to 1896 and the grandeur to match. Overlooking the Amstel river in the heart of the city, you’re never too far from the action when you check in here. Inside, you’ll find a range of elegant rooms and suites, some with river views and balconies, and all of them complete with elegant 19th-century design. If you’re looking to go all out, check into the contemporary Dutch Masters Wing.
Check into InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam if you’re someone who likes to keep their luxury experiences traditional. This historic hotel offers classic decor and river views thanks to its prime location on the banks of the Amstel river. It’s also a top choice for exploring, only a short walk from the Royal Theater Carré and the Hermitage Museum. Perfect for those looking to go all out, it’s home to a fine dining restaurant, a bar and lounge, a spa with an indoor pool, and a riverside terrace. With options for private dining, saloon boat tours, and signature cocktails as a standard in the bar, this is a hotel you’ll never forget.
It’s hard to top The Hoxton Amsterdam if you’re someone who pays special attention to decor and detail. You’ll find this impressive spot in the lively Nine Streets area, often with crowds of people checking out its Italian cuisine and cocktails or catching up in the lobby lounge. Made up of five Dutch canal houses, which were once home to the Mayor of Amsterdam in the 17th century, The Hoxton Amsterdam doesn’t hold back with its unique features and has something historic or interesting to highlight in every room. A popular spot with the influencer crowd, you’ll always meet cool people when checking into The Hoxton.
Maybe you can guess a little something about the origins of The College Hotel Amsterdam from its name. This four-star hotel is based in a former school building from the 19th century in the fashionable Oud Zuid district. With only 40 stylish rooms and suites, all home to high ceilings, large windows and wooden floors, this is a boutique spot that excels when it comes to care and attention. Some of its coolest features include the fact that it still employs students from various hotel schools as part of its staff, and it offers plenty of modern elements like digital check-in on arrival.
Set in 19th-century building that was a school in 1895
Upgraded suites with a living area and oversized tub