10 Best Amsterdam Hotels in the City Centre

Amsterdam has its own charm and character. The canals, museums, boutique shops, open-air markets, coffee shops and more contribute to Amsterdam's world-renowned reputation. Yet it is only fitting that the city’s hotels compliment this feeling. Business and leisure visitors alike have a wide variety of accommodation to choose from in the city centre area. Offering rooms in every star category, in every corner of the city, you'll find Amsterdam will soon be your home away from home.

If you’re traveling on a budget, look into hotels like Hotel Acacia or Hotel Hortus that provide high quality and affordable prices. Other hotels, such as Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre and the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, are pet-friendly, so feel free to bring along your animal companion. Want a room with a view? Gaze over the city and try the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station or Okura Amsterdam Hotel. Don’t forget about the Botel, the hotel on a boat located in Amsterdam Noord.

No matter where you stay, each hotel has its own character and provides a wide range of amenities. From top-notch service and maximum comfort to excellent dining facilities and various means to fully enjoy the city, Amsterdam hotels aim to provide the best experience; they are sure to please.



At Hotel Arena, the possibilities are endless; the hotel offers it all. If you're keen to exploring, the hotel provides various packages tailored to certain activities and attractions to see the sights of the city. Throughout the day, be sure to dine at the cafe or restaurant, lounge on the terrace, weather permitting, or head "out" to Hotel Arena's club, housed in a former church. End your evening by falling asleep in one of the 116 rooms; Hotel Arena guarantees no two rooms are alike. Whatever you're looking for, Hotel Arena is prepared to offer you the perfect stay away.

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The Marriott Amsterdam is a great hotel for business or leisure. As it is located near Leidseplein and the Vondelpark, the hotel is the perfect place for tourists to set out and see the sights. On the other hand, the hotel also offers 12 meeting rooms, a total of 711 square metres (7,653 square feet) of space. The hotel offers on-site and valet parking, which is often hard to find in the city centre. Plus, it is close to the airport or RAI convention centre. Don't forget to dine at one of three restaurants after your business meeting or sweat out your stress in the gym.

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Located next to the museum and fashion districts of Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel is more than just 129 rooms; it's a destination. Recharge your batteries at the world-class spa. Join a yoga class, relax in the Watsu pool, power up in the sports club and much more. Perhaps start your evening out in one of the bars. You will also find the building has a unique heritage. Over the course of its history, before the hotel opened in 2012, the building was home to both a bank and the Sweelinck Conservatorium (three musical institutes). The hotel keeps much of the original structure intact, but adds its own unique flare. The hotel's historic charm, contemporary design and luxurious amenities make the Conservatorium a total package.

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With one of the best views in Amsterdam, luxurious sleeping accommodation suited for business or leisure and an aesthetically pleasing design, Hotel Okura is sure to impress. Tickle your taste buds in one of the exquisite restaurants or learn the culinary secrets of French and Japanese cuisine in the cooking studio. Make your way up to the 23rd floor and gaze over the city centre with a cocktail or champagne in hand. Have jet lag? Okura provides a personalized program to help get rid of your jet lag, combining light, nutrition, exercise and relaxation advice. If you're a golfer, make sure to ask the concierge about Golf and Business Club Purmerend. Driving an electrical car? No problem; as an added bonus, Okura offers two free-of-charge electrical power charger points.

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Situated along the Keizersgracht, comprised of several canal houses and a quaint courtyard, the Dylan is a just peek into Amsterdam's beauty and authenticity. As The Dylan believes every person is different, each room is distinct and has its own personality, too. If you love French cuisine, do not miss out on Restaurant Vinkeles – it's a culinary must. Want to explore the city? See the sights from the water and set sail aboard The Dylan's very own wooden boat. After, head out to the Negen Straatjes (Nine Little Streets) to do some shopping at the boutique stores and enjoy a coffee or tea.

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The building in which Sofitel Legend The Grand is housed has evolved throughout the ages, from a 15th-century convent to City Hall; now it's a luxury five star hotel, offering 125 spacious rooms and 52 luxury suites. From the beginning, persons of stature and importance have frequented the building. For instance, Queen Beatrix married on this site in 1966. The hotel itself is a historic attraction. In addition, dine at the Netherland's first Raw Bar. Additionally, be sure to have a spot of tea – the hotel is said to serve the best High Tea in Amsterdam. Perhaps you simply need a relaxing weekend away. Read a novel in the courtyard or book an appointment at the spa. Tour the city in a horse-drawn carriage or cruise the canals in a classic saloon boat. Whatever you decide, Sofitel Legend The Grand will not disappoint.

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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.

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From the moment you enter the lobby to the time you turn in your keys, the grandeur and elegance of the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel will take your breath away. The hotel prides itself on personal service, as there are 79 rooms and 140 employees to help make the most of your experience. Whether you want to make a reservation for dinner or need advice on where to go and what to do, the InterContinental is here to help. Indulge yourself at one of the three restaurants, including one of which is a Michelin star restaurant. Don't forget to take time to admire the Amstel River – the hotel radiates over the river. Take a moment on the terrace or set sail on the hotel's private boat.

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If you're looking for a true Amsterdam experience, go no further than the Pulitzer. The hotel is unique in that it is not your standard hotel building; it is a combination of 25 restored canal houses from the 17th and 18th centuries and faces two canals: the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht. Each of the 230 rooms are different and shares a glimpse of history. In the middle of the property, hidden away from the busy streets of Amsterdam, you can relax or dine in one of three beautiful gardens. You will immediately forget you're in the city centre. You can also explore the waterways in style on Pulitzer Hotel's very own boat.

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Explore the other "Royal Palace of Amsterdam" by staying at the five star Hotel De L'Europe. Situated on the Amstel River, right in Amsterdam's city centre, the hotel boasts elegant d?--cor, gorgeous views, decadent dining options and maximum comfort. Have a drink of your choice on the terrace or admire the private collection of Alfred "Freddy" Heineken in the hotel. Make yourself at home in one of the 88 rooms and 23 suites. The rooms, darned with hardwood floors, fine linens and bold colors, make Hotel De L'Europe a top-notch place to rest and enjoy. When you're ready to sight see, you can walk to many of the attractions.

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