Amsterdam's Top City Hotels
Summer or winter, autumn or spring, Amsterdam is a vibrant city for a weekend break. Defined by its intricate network of canals and charming architecture, Holland's premier city is a must-see destination. Even for those who have visited before, the exciting cultural scene, myriad museums and galleries and its relaxed vibe make it an obvious candidate for return visits.
It doesn't take long to become accustomed to Amsterdam's layout and one of the first things visitors will note is how easy it is to stay within the closely-knit epicentres of the city.
In fact, the trickiest aspect of city stays is choosing which hotel to reside, so here are the Flexicover team's top picks if you want to go Dutch...
Ideal for couples seeking a weekend away, the Canal House is a romantic hideaway along the waters of the pretty Keizersgracht. Expect nothing less than seduction from the gothic-luxe decor incorporating swathes of silk and voluptuous velvets, to the freestanding baths and romantic garden hideaway - a rarity in the city. Located in Jordaan, the heart of historic Amsterdam, you won’t have to venture far to immerse yourself in the city with the super-stylish De Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) just a few steps away, filled with boutiques, galleries and intimate restaurants and bars - all perfect to explore hand in hand.
Rooms from €260. See canalhouse.nl for more.
Seven One Seven
While you may not own a 17th-century canal house checking into Seven One Seven will make you feel like you do even if it's just for the night. The opulent former residence of a successful sugar trader this old townhouse is located on Prinsengracht, arguably Amsterdam's most beautiful canal. A private guesthouse, it offers just nine impressive rooms named after writers and composers all decorated with individual flair. Decadent, yet with a cosy feel, the all-inclusive experience only adds to the stately home atmosphere with breakfast on the patio, long afternoon teas in the library and all manner of wine included.
Rooms from €325. See 717hotel.nl for more.
Take a momentary refuge from the bustle of the city in this intimate, old-world hotel. While you're located on one of Amsterdam’s grandest canals right in the heart of the city, slip through the 17th-century gateway and find yourself in a delightfully decadent bygone age. Wood-panelled walls and leather furnishings spread through two historic buildings, preserving period charm alongside contemporary flourishes. With 40 rooms you’ll find an elegant, low-key yet exclusive atmosphere. Enjoy iconic views of Amsterdam right on your doorstep or hop aboard the hotel’s own stylish canal boat for lunch or dinner while cruising the city.
Rooms from €321. See dylanamsterdam.com for more.
Echo east London's cool in this canal-side haven. Beneath the dolls house facade hides stylish interiors, distressed fifties furniture and an industrial edge combining a contemporary feel. Located in one of the most desirable parts of the city, right off Dam Square, it’s just a short stroll south to the scandi-chic cobbles of the Nine Streets district, or walking distance to Amsterdam’s main attractions. At the end of the day, the lobby is the perfect place to lounge, communal spaces are wonderfully homey yet achingly hip, while house restaurant Lottie’s serves up Italian fare with a delicious Dutch spin.
Rooms from €259. See thehoxton.com/holland/amsterdam/hotels for more.
The WLocated in a renovated 1920s telephone exchange the W is a slick, stylish option for those seeking both a central location and decidedly luxurious stay. The lobby, lounge and restaurant bar are located at the top of the building, with a glass-panelled box with central hanging fireplace, plus a shimmering rooftop pool to enjoy. The icing on the cake is the rooftop bar, where you can drink in the views of Amsterdam’s spires alongside the hip young things who congregate here post-work. The W’s trademark ‘Whatever/Whenever’ service is on hand to deliver whatever you desire directly to your room (within reason), while their resident ‘W’ Insider’ can give you tips to enjoy the city like a local.
Rooms from €410. See wamsterdam.com for more.
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