10Best Hotels in Amsterdam Close To Both Cruise Port and City Center

Whether you’re making arrangements for a cruise or are just returning from an incredible voyage, you may need to book a place to sleep in Amsterdam. It’s important your hotel is close to the cruise port if Amsterdam is your starting point. This way, you reduce the chance of getting lost. If Amsterdam is your final destination, you should definitely spend a few extra days in the city. You can remain close to the cruise terminal and still see all the sights.

Amsterdam offers a wide variety of accommodation. Therefore, 10Best has narrowed down the choices and outlined the best hotels near the Amsterdam cruise port. Plus, all are within walking distance of Centraal Station.

The Moevenpick Hotel is right next to the Passenger Terminal, perfect for those cruise travelers with an early departure. Grand Hotel Amrath, a five-star hotel also close to the cruise port, includes many luxurious amenities in the room rate. The DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station provides one of the best views of the city and offers free Wi-Fi and Apple computers in every room, while Die Port van Cleve has more of a traditional Dutch atmosphere with its “Delft blue” styled rooms. The Park Plaza Victoria, located directly opposite Centraal Station, grants guests free access to the swimming pool, and the Ibis Amsterdam Centre is perfect for those on a budget. You’re guaranteed a good night’s rest, regardless if you’re about to sail away or head home.


Hotel Luxer

The Hotel Luxer, a recently renovated three-star hotel, is situated in one of Amsterdam's historic areas. The hotel, which has 47 comfortable rooms, offers the perfect setting for a good night's rest. The rooms are equipped with a telephone, television, air conditioning, free Internet and, most importantly, a private bathroom. Get comfortable and make yourself at home. Don't forget to drop by the hotel's chic bar for a drink before you head out in the evening. If at anytime you have a question, you can stop by the front desk; someone is available to help you 24 hours a day. In the morning, breakfast is an additional 8 EUR per person.

ibis Amsterdam Centre

The Ibis is situated right next to Centraal Station, which puts you in a perfect position. You are close to all the sights and attractions, but also within walking distance of the cruise port and one train ride away from the airport. This hotel, which is part of Accor hotels, is suitable for travelers on a budget. The hotel offers 363 simple yet comfortable and cozy rooms, complete with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, a desk, air conditioning and a safe. The hotel even offers some flexibility with breakfast. You can eat when you feel like it, or when it is convenient for you, as breakfast is served from 4 a.m. to midday. The hotel even has a restaurant and bar, for the afternoons and evenings.


Hotel Brouwer, a small family-run hotel situated along the Singel canal, is very close to Central Station and Dam Square. The Brouwer family has run the hotel since 1917, but the building itself has a much longer history. Prior to the Brouwer family, the building was home to an alcohol free hotel, and before that, was an office, house and storage center. The hotel offers eight cozy rooms, each one named after a famous Dutch artist such as Vermeer, Van Gogh, Hals or Rembrandt. Inside each room, you'll find a print from that painter. The seventeenth century artists are located on the first floor, while nineteenth and twentieth century painters are on the second and third floors respectively. Book your favorite. Whatever room you choose, you'll enjoy a beautiful view over the canal. The hotel does not take credit cards.

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

The Park Plaza Victoria, a four-star hotel housed in a white majestic historic building, is situated directly across from Centraal Station. The hotel offers free use of the swimming pool, something you do not often find in the Amsterdam city center. All 306 comfortable rooms include free Wi-Fi, a work desk and an interactive television. The executive rooms even offer additional amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers. In the morning, start your day right with a breakfast buffet at the Seasons Garden Restaurant. Later, after some sightseeing, enjoy a dinner at the Park Plaza Brasserie. If you just want a refreshing drink before you head to bed, stop by the Lobby Lounge Bar or Vic's Bar. If you are craving some exercise, the hotel has a fitness center. Be aware that a fee applies.

Die Port Van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Die Port van Cleve, a hotel located right behind Dam Square near the Royal Palace, is the site of the first Heineken brewery. G.A. Heineken opened the brewery in 1864. Later, the Hulscher brothers acquired the building and opened a beer house. Today, it is an elegant hotel with 122 stylish rooms, complete with free Wi-Fi. The theme is "Delft blue." In addition, you can dine at Brasserie De Poort, famous for its traditional Dutch food and numbered steaks. De Blauwe Parade is perfect for a drink, especially if you want to try jenever (the Dutch equivalent of gin). The hotel offers discounts depending on the number of nights you book. For instance, if you book two nights, you can receive a 10 percent discount. If you book three nights, you receive a 15 percent discount.

NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Located directly on Dam Square, only a short walk from Centraal Station, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is an Amsterdam icon. It is surrounded by notable attractions, such as the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and National Monument, as well as De Bijenkorf and the Old Stock Exchange building. The hotel, housed in a structure that dates back to 1866, has 468 rooms, complete with tea and coffee making facilities to jumpstart your morning. There is even a gym, so you can work out, and free Wi-Fi in the lobby, if you need to check email. The hotel also offers three delicious dining options – the Winter Garden, Reflet and Grand Café Mathilde. It's a stay you'll surely remember.

NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

NH Barbizon Palace, a five star hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam, gives its guests the royal treatment. The hotel, comprised of nineteen 17th century houses, offers an array of amenities, including free Wi-Fi. The 274 rooms are furnished with tea and coffee making facilities, a desk, minibar and safe. In order to make your stay more comfortable, you can also choose your pillow. As you're getting ready for bed, slip on your bathrobe and get comfortable. Feel free to turn on the air conditioning during those hot, sticky nights. In the morning, head downstairs for a complimentary shoeshine while you read the newspaper. After, visit the gym or wellness area. If you are staying longer, the hotel offers a paid laundry service. Don't forget to dine in one of the hotel's exquisite restaurants.

Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center

If you want to stay right next to the cruise port, Moevenpick is a great choice. This modern four-star hotel has 408 guest rooms. The hotel offers numerous amenities, including free Internet and free access to the fitness and wellness area. The rooms have a safe, a mini bar, satellite television, air conditioning and 24-hour room service. Moevenpick even offers a pillow menu. Plus, the linen is organic and fair trade. If you are hungry, you can visit the restaurant Silk Road all times of day: breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just want a cocktail? Check out the bar. For great nightlife, you don't need to go too far. Next door is the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and the Bimhuis, two Amsterdam staples. If you are headed to the airport or outside the city, the hotel is within walking distance of Centraal Station but offers a free shuttle, too.

Mint Hotel Amsterdam

The DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station provides one of the best views of the city. Make your way to the Sky Lounge and gaze over Amsterdam; from the historic buildings to the busy harbor, the view is breathtaking. Ready to head out and explore? The location of the hotel, right next to Centraal Station, makes it very easy to access the city and see all the sights. At the end of the day, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and the Apple computers in every room. In the morning, it's easy to wake up with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful view. Plus, you'll love the warm signature chocolate chip cookie when you check out.

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

The Amrath Hotel truly provides a grand experience. The hotel has 165 elegantly decorated rooms, fully equipped with free Wireless Internet, a complimentary minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, electric curtains and a flat-screen television. Moisturizing Rituals products are available for you to use, whether you are preparing for the day or winding down in the evening. There is a bath and shower, either combined or separate depending on the room. You can also visit the Spa & Wellness Center. The room rate includes free entrance, which provides you access to the saunas, Turkish steam bath, whirlpool, swimming pool and fitness room. At the end of the day, you'll quickly fall asleep in the comfortable bed. This five-star hotel is the epitome of luxury.


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