Here’s another post meant to answer questions that regularly reach my @Dutchie direct messages inbox.
I’m always a little amazed by the questions on what hotel would be best for a random person to stay at while visiting the city I live in.
First off, I do not really know who’s asking most of the time, and second the requirements one has to their hotel never is added to the question. And of course let’s not even mention me knowing what budget you have available.
Second, I live in this city, meaning I do not really need a hotel here. Resulting in me generally not staying in hotels in my own city. So decide for yourself how much value to add to this list. I do can tell you I have no agreements with any of these hotels, none are involved with creating this list and not a single cent is earned with this post.
This being said, here’s some of the hotels I did have the pleasure to spend the night in and enjoyed. Some more than others but all should make for a great stay I guess. These are in random order so just go have a look and see what suits your requirements and decide on that.
So, here goes:
The places I have spend the night
INK hotel at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67
Could this so far be my favourite place in Amsterdam? I’m not fully sure but it could well be. Located right in the middle of the tourist madness and main area in the Amsterdam city centre you find this gem of a hotel. Everything is in style and the “pressroom” restaurant has a great classic vibe to it. Their bar is also top notch and offers cocktails and some superb chill out seating. Their motto is that your own story needs to be written. By you. And they will make sure to offer you more than a few things to write about.
ANDAZ hotel at Prinsengracht 587
I have always loved the Andaz hotel. The ambiance there is totally enjoyable, the staff is extremely friendly even even though its a high class hotel everyone is treated with the same respect. The bar is amazing and they have one of the best bartenders in the country creating the most special cocktails for you. Perfectly located at the Prinsengracht, everything is in reach. Although without a taxi you’ll be up for a short walk with you luggage.
Grand hotel Amrath at the Prins Hendrikkade 108
Find my experience on this hotel in a previous post, which you can find right here.
Grand Hotel Amstelveen located in Amstelveen at Bovenkerkerweg 81
Looking for a place away from the crowds of the busy Amsterdam city centre? This could be your choice. Located in Amstelveen, nearby the subway that will take you right into the the Amsterdam city centre. If you come by car, there’s free parking, and overall this is a way more budget friendly choice than most hotels in the Amsterdam city centre. Clean and nice rooms come with a solid breakfast in the morning.
Jazz Hotel at De Passage 90
The Jazz is perfect for those coming to town for events in the Amsterdam Arena, zing dome or AFAS Live, as its located right next to Ziggo Dome. This hotel has music written all over. This classy hotel has a great bar, and decent restaurant serving all you need. The in room art and art around the hotel is a welcome addition. Located in Amsterdam Zuid Oost (South East) this hotel is located right off the train and subway station Bijlmer Arena. So you’ll be at the airport or city centre in about 10 minutes.
Lloyd Hotel at Oostelijke Handelskade 34
The Lloyd is sort of a quirky hotel. The pretty iconic building on the IJ has 117 unique rooms in all shapes and sizes for every budget. Every budget? Yes, their rooms vary from like 2 to 5 star hotel rooms, with a fitting price tag. Lloyd is about 15 minutes away from the Central Station and easy reachable by tram. Some of the higher end suites are truly unique and special. For example, have you ever stayed in a room that had a (fully usable) swing in the middle of the room?
Honorable mentions I did not actually spend the night at
These hotels have left a great impression on visits but havent been as generous in letting me try out their hotel yet, so I have no idea about the rooms and actual service as a guest. 😉
Amsterdam Marriott at Stadhouderskade 12
Renaissance Amsterdam hotel at Kattengat 1
Conservatorium hotel at the van Baerlestraat 27
Hotel V (multiple locations)
Hilton Schiphol at Schiphol Boulevard 701
On a budget
On a budget and maybe looking for a hostel?
Via Amsterdam, Diemerhof 20, 1112 XN Diemen
New, hip hostel located in Diemen. Yes, this is outside of Amsterdam, but it’s a five minute walk from the Subway which gets you to the Central station in about 10 minutes. They offer decent food at decent prices and always have some events going on.
Finally, again this isn’t a sponsored post and therefor it also doesn’t include full on reviews on these hotels. Just a small summary that could help you out, and give you a start when deciding on where to stay.
I’d appreciate if you could let me know if this was helpful to you. Of course when visiting Amsterdam, make sure to have a look at the this article I wrote earlier. This will show you all those Instagram perfect city scapes and where to find them.