Amsterdam’s unique and quirky traveler’s accommodations are some of the best in Europe. Between renovated historic buildings and funky reimagined spaces, you can find luxury or budget stays in every district of the city. Don’t forget: Summer and holidays are peak seasons, so check the prices before you plan your trip.
Once you do decide when you’re traveling, check out the guide below for the best places to stay when you get to Amsterdam.
The Old Centre
The Old Centre is a prime area for shopping, nightlife, and sightseeing. The infamous Red Light District nearby might put some people off, but the affordability of the area is an advantage for those that see it as an attraction.
For backpackers, the Flying Pig Downtown has a well-deserved reputation for hospitality and cleanliness. Dorms are mixed and include queen-size bunks for two.
The five-star Hotel de l’Europe boasts luxurious rooms, a riverside location, and plenty of Old World charm. With all the perks of a luxury hotel, check out the full spa service, the hopping Freddy’s Bar, or the two-Michelin-star Bord’eau for dining.
West of the Old Centre, Grachetengordel West features quiet, canal-side hotels for the less adventurous looking for a places to stay in Amsterdam. You can also find more affordable Amsterdam hotels along the busy main street, Raadhuisstraat.
With three rooms to choose from, The Herengracht offers views of either the canal, garden, or the bright “subterranean” en suite. Tasteful, sleek, and comfortable, this hotel make your stay in Amsterdam soothing and restful.
Stylish without being stuffy, The Dylan is in a 17th-century building with a gorgeous courtyard and terrace. It has all of the expected amenities of a designer hotel, plus a Michelin-starred restaurant.
An easy stroll to the bars, clubs and dining, Grachtengordel South also features a wealth of museums.
The Waldorf Amsterdam has brought its signature style to connected 17th-century canal houses, all in 93 rooms. The price-point is high, but you’re paying for the luxurious experiences it offers, too.
Alternatively, The Prinsenhof has been keeping it simple and comfortable since 1813. With budget prices and only five minutes from Rembrandplein, this is a budget option worth considering.
West of Grachtengordel, the Jordaan neighborhood is more residential, though with plenty of bars and restaurants. Also, the narrow winding streets and canals are great to wander.
The De Hallen is an artsy and stylish hotel that transforms a former electric tram depot into a stunning hotel.
The exclusive Maison Rika is the perfect mix of art and hospitality. Check out the art in the lobby and the designer/owner’s gallery across the street.
The Old Jewish Quarter and Plantage
Quiet and residential, the Old Jewish Quarter/Plantage hosts less nightlife but more relaxation.
The Adolesce, though simple and dated, makes up for it with a canal location and the nearby Waterlooplein flea market.
Arena, meanwhile, is a four-star reinvention of an orphanage. It features soaring public spaces, intimate guestrooms, and a nightclub in the former chapel.
The Eastern Docklands and Amsterdam Noord
The eclectic Eastern Docklands is home to renovated 19th-century warehouses and residential space. The area is therefore known for its interesting architecture. Affordable stays in this part of Amsterdam are just a tram ride from the Old Centre.
The Lloyd hotel is the definition of eclectic. It’s housed in a former prison that now integrates hotel stays with cultural events. The unique rooms are designed by artists, and range from simple one-star spaces to five-star luxury suites..
The Museum Quarter
The small Museum Quarter packs in key sites like the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and Vondel Park.
Formerly a 19th-century schoolhouse, the College Hotel is staffed by local students with a professional management demeanor. Individually designed rooms, a high-end restaurant, and plenty of meeting space round out the amenities.
The Conservatorium hotel offers the epitome of luxury. It features sleek and modern design, five-star service, and Akasha, one of the most sought-after spas in the city.
When on vacation in Amsterdam, finding a place to stay can be the most difficult part. However, with this handy guide at your disposal, you can select the best neighborhood for you at whatever price range suits your budget. Then, it’s just a matter of exploring this wonderful city and all of the attractions it offers.
About the Author: Oasis is a team of wanderlust adventurers passionate about design and hospitality. They are changing the way people travel, one handpicked home at a time. By creating a new brand of hospitality, Oasis is encouraging people to authentically experience a culture or city without sacrificing convenience or comfort.