The national pride of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a city where everything is beautiful and charming. From its canals, tulips to a rich heritage of arts and culture that the city preserves and protects, there is no dearth of what can be enjoyed over here. Anyone who visits this uncongested, lively yet peaceful city of Amsterdam is sure to experience severe withdrawal symptoms upon leaving.
There are many ways to enjoy Amsterdam, but a great way of going about the city is enjoying it in luxury. Yes, the city offers many luxurious options in the form of top-class hotels which have amassed regional and international reputation. There are many which function from heritage buildings; some belong to well-known chain of hotels; and some come with picturesque views of the canals. While there are many which can be considered, I have shortlisted 10 of them for your consideration.
- Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Part of the respectable Japanese chain of hotels called Okura Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Okura Amsterdam came into existence through combined efforts of Dutch and Japanese architects. Ever since its establishment, it has made progressive modifications in its services and you will notice it when you are there. One thing this hotel is particularly known for is its barometer which informs visitors about the weather conditions.
- Conservatorium Hotel
Address: Paulus Potterstraat 50, 1071 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Conservatorium Hotel is in the league of those hotels found in prime tourist locations. This hotel can be found standing tall and proud at Museum Square, which means it is also close to other tourist destinations such as the Van Gogh Museum. Moreover, most of the main canals of the city are only a few minutes away from this hotel. But, the location is not its only draw; it features modernized rooms, panoramic views, and a grandiose lobby to name a few.
- Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is a French chain of hotels and resorts many of which are rated among the best in the world—its Amsterdam hotel is one of them.
Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam can be found standing amid a popular neighborhood. It has a history of its own which dates back to the medieval era. Today, there is not much of medieval designs remaining in the hotel since it has been renovated a number of times. However, that will not stop you from admiring its beauty.
- Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam
Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Also known as the Amstel Hotel, the hotel gets its name from the city river Amstel after which it is named. It was founded in 1867 and gradually grew into one of the world’s best hotels. This is evident from the fact that it was the only hotel in the country which featured on the 2007’s World’s Best Hotels list. It is best known for its high ceilings, magnificent staircase and scintillating chandeliers.
- Pulitzer Amsterdam
Address: Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pulitzer Amsterdam is not a single building, but a group of 25 buildings situated in a block. Many of these buildings belong to as far as the 16th century. It comprises total 225 rooms, 9 conference rooms, beauty parlors, canal boat, and whatnot. That is not it, there are many modern art pieces embellishing the walls and vast spaces to breathe fresh air. A major draw of this hotel is that it is located close to the Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace.
- Hotel De L’europe Amsterdam
Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Another five-star hotel on the banks of the Amstel river, Hotel De L’europe is truly luxury at its best. It is a designated monument of the country so you will have a first-hand encounter with Dutch history and culture.
While the hotel is known for a great many things, it is best known for its Michelin-starred restaurant and Freddy’s Bar. Also, just to spice up your interest, this is the same hotel which the eternal director Alfred Hitchcock used for his movie Foreign Correspondent.
- The Dylan
Address: Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Dylan is a five-star feast which will become a memorable experience for the rest of your life. You will be prepared for a rich history-laden experience the moment you enter its premises through a 17th-century gateway. It manages to blend old-world architecture with contemporary amenities pretty well. Its rooms come in various sizes and views. What makes this hotel stand out is that it offers bicycles to its loungers to ride on across the city.
- Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam
Address: Prins Hendrikkade 108, 1011 AK Amsterdam, Netherlands
The hotel has an interesting history with a lot of importance in the world of architecture. It started as an office building, whose design paved the way to what is now called the Amsterdamse School of Architecture. That is not it since the hotel continues to stay connected with maritime history reflected in the heavy use of maritime motifs.
Aside from its generous display of art, it is also known for its comfortable rooms and restaurant serving local dishes. It is to be noted that the hotel is far off from key tourist destinations.
- Hotel de Hallen
Address: Bellamyplein 47, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam’s de Hallen is a complex which houses many important stores and organizations. It is also the place where you will find the Hotel de Hallen. The hotel has been designed keeping in mind the industrial history of the city. However, in the course of doing so, it has not compromised with the quality of services. It offers plentiful services to its customers including childcare, connecting rooms, airport transfers, a restaurant, and a bar.
- Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Address: Prinsengracht 587, 1016 HT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is a former public library turned hotel which is best known for its impressive interiors involving heavy use of colors, artworks, sculptures, and video art. Aside from its interior designing marvels, the hotel offers absolute customer satisfaction in the form of spacious lobby, meeting rooms, modern rooms, and perfect view of the Prinsengracht canal which, you should know, is a World Heritage Site.
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