Best Luxury Hotels In Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the enchanting capital of the Netherlands, is a tapestry of serene canals, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural life. Known for its artistic heritage, the city was once home to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, whose influences still permeate its many galleries and museums. The charming canal belt, a UNESCO World Heritage site, encircles the heart of the city, offering picturesque views from every bridge and street corner. Whether you’re exploring the bustling marketplaces, indulging in culinary delights or cycling along its leafy paths, Amsterdam promises a blend of tranquillity and exhilarating cultural experiences. Here are our favourite 5-star and luxury hotels to stay at.

Hotel Okura, Amsterdam

Amidst the liveliness of Amsterdam, you can find peace at Hotel Okura where guests are top priority. Rooted in ‘Omotenashi’ – a Japanese art focussing hospitality on care rather than expectation – not only do their spacious suites offer comfort and relaxation, but their onsite Nagomi Spa is the oasis needed after a long day’s adventures. Situated to the south of the city’s hub in the De Pijp district, Hotel Okura is a prominent member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Outside, you can find the famous Albert Cuyp Market where you can enjoy the Dutch specialties of herring and waffles as well as the former Heineken brewery which attracts locals and tourists alike. Hotel Okura boasts four acclaimed restaurants with three Michelin stars held between them all: Ciel Bleu, Yamazato Restaurant, Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka and Serre. Prepare to set sail on a culinary voyage in the sociable atmospheres of each unique dining experience, whether you choose the 23rd-floor heights of Ciel Bleu, the multi-course experience of Yamazato or the privacy of service to your own room. From solo travellers enjoying the sights of Amsterdam to exquisite family getaways, Hotel Okura is the ideal hub for any adventure.

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The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren

Situated in the picturesque Canal Ring district encircling the city’s historic centre and boasting a lively atmosphere, The Toren – part of the Pavillions Hotel Group – provides the necessary comfort to complement an unforgettable séjour in Amsterdam. As a boutique hotel that once was occupied by vivacious Dutch trade merchants, each room Is completely unique, with views varying from the Keizersgracht canal to the hotel’s own charming gardens. On top of complimentary soft drinks in your very own minibar, The Toren’s Lounge Bar serves as a vibrant social hub where you can find à la carte breakfast options to a curated selection of wine. You could find yourself flowing between the winding streets, finding unique items at the city’s bustling markets or taking a moment to enjoy a cocktail or coffee at one of many local bars or coffee shops. The Toren is the cherry on top of a memory-filled stay, perfect for any traveller wishing to get wanderlust in Amsterdam.

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Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

The NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace Hotel provides 5-star luxury, effortlessly combining gastronomy, architecture, and history in the heart of Amsterdam city centre. The building is a piece of history, consisting of a 15th century chapel and a series of 17th century houses, converted into 268 beautifully spacious rooms, meticulously curated to be classic yet contemporary with luxurious touches. The hotel flaunts original features; exposed wooden beans and sloping ceilings are effortlessly combined with sleek modern design and beautiful views. The hotel boasts a modern wellness area, with a fully equipped gym, a private boating dock and a magnificent centrepiece, the beautiful St Olof’s Chapel for weddings and events. With a Michelin star, the Vermeer restaurant is an exquisite fine dining experience, by renowned chef Sebastian Baquero Garces. Follow up with a unique cocktail in Bottles and Jars, a relaxed, chic bar. Just minutes from all of Amsterdam’s sights, this unique historical beauty is the perfect place for travellers to discover Amsterdam, whilst enjoying a taste of luxury.

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InterContinental Amstel, Amsterdam

The 5-star InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam is not just another lavish hotel to be included in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ impressive Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio. The ‘Grand Dame of Amsterdam’ has provided an elegant and relaxing stay, overlooking the Amstel River, to guests from all over the world since 1867. Its central location facilitates the discovery of the iconic city while the hotel itself provides opportunities for fine dining with a stunning view in the Amstel Brasserie and a fully-equipped health & fitness club – complete with a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel’s 55 rooms and 24 suites are tastefully decorated with ornate furniture and Delft pottery to complement the exquisite décor and homely environment of the venue. Fit for any occasion, the hotel boasts 522m2 of meeting and event facilities, spread across 6 rooms. The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam offers guests an exclusive opportunity to explore the Dutch capital in comfort and style.

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Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Grand Hotel Amrâth is a five-star hotel which occupies a unique location in the city’s historic heart. Inhabiting the former 20th-century Scheepvaarthuis (Shipping House), the building is a perfect example of the Amsterdam School architecture, putting a Dutch twist on Art Nouveau. Discovering the city couldn’t be easier thanks to the hotel’s bus, tram and metro connections and its proximity to Amsterdam Central Station (500m), and a private parking garage is available for those exploring by car. Among the 205 rooms are 22 suites, family packages, and deluxe rooms with canal views. Decorated in Art Deco style, the high ceilings and large windows let in plenty of light and provide scenic views of the city. Inside, The Bar Lounge serves lunches, high-tea, and evening meals, as well as cocktails both classic and inspired by Amsterdam’s character. The complimentary Spa & Wellness Centre allows guests exclusive access to a pool, gym and massage service – the perfect way to relax after a day of exploring the concierge’s top recommendations.

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art’otel Amsterdam, Powered by Radisson Hotels

Radisson’s boutique-style Art’otel Amsterdam is as well-suited to art lovers as it is to foodies. Works from acclaimed Dutch artist Atelier Van Lieshout are exhibited throughout, turning a simple walk through the hotel into a cultural experience, and the gallery hosts artworks from around the world. The art doesn’t end there: each of the 107 sleek rooms and suites are equipped with signature ‘The Art of Sleep’ beds and unique pieces of Van Lieshout art. Meanwhile, the ARCA restaurant’s seasonal dishes, created by two Michelin-starred chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, put an Asian spin on Portuguese cuisine – the range of creative cocktails for pairing make for lively weekend nights. For those desiring a more subdued setting, the Lounge & Library offers a quiet nook, and the complimentary health hub is complete with a state-of-the-art gym, pool, sauna and beauty salon. Centrally located directly across from Amsterdam Central Station, the hotel is perfectly positioned for discovering cultural hotspots like the Moco Museum, the Anne Frank House, and the Westergas and Jordaan neighbourhoods.

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The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton is a perfect hotel for travellers seeking to explore Amsterdam’s vibrant culture and thriving gastronomic scene. Situated on the Herengracht canal in the centre of Amsterdam’s Nine Streets area, the streets surrounding the Hoxton are lined with picturesque cafes and exquisite restaurants. Yet the Hoxton is a cultural hub in its own right with its modern and welcoming interior currently hosting an exhibition by painter Anne Stocker. The hotel’s 111 rooms are all unique with many boasting views of the canals. Many of the rooms reflect the history of the old canal houses allowing guests to feel immersed in Amsterdam’s heritage. The hotel’s restaurant, Lottis, is perfect for any occasion as whilst it boasts a brasserie-style menu, it also serves coffee throughout the day and cocktails in the evening. Whether you are off on a luxurious family holiday or a cultural city break, the Hoxton is the perfect hotel for any traveller wishing to immerse themselves in the delights of Amsterdam.

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Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam

The Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam is one of Amsterdam’s most renowned and historic hotels. It is so quintessentially Dutch that it even has cultivated its own Tulip. Located on the iconic Dam Square, it gazes upon the Royal Palace and is a stone’s throw from sites like Anne Frank’s House and the Van Gogh Museum. The hotel has hosted Royal parties and global conferences, one can easily see why due to its decadence and grandeur. Its 402 rooms seamlessly blend the hotel’s rich history with a modern design. The hotel has any amenities a guest may desire from a fully equipped gym which boasts its own climbing wall to an award-winning spa which allows guests the chance to relax after a busy day of exploring Amsterdam. The hotel is renowned for its gastronomic delights with the Grand Café Krasnapolsky providing guests with an exquisite culinary experience and Michelin-starred restaurant The White Room delivering one of the most luxurious dining experiences in Amsterdam. Guests are also welcome to enjoy a bespoke cocktail in the hotel The Tailor Bar after a night of fine dining surrounded by the Krasnapolsky’s historic grandeur.

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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – A Concept by Hyatt

As you walk into Andaz Amsterdam Prisengracht’s observatory themed lobby it soon becomes clear that this hotel is a design lovers paradise. The hotel occupies a former public library, and every inch of its spacious and welcoming interior is designed to convey stories of the capital and display Dutch heritage. The rooms are designed by Marcel Woods and many of them look out onto the canal or hotel garden. These rooms are light and friendly, they manage to skilfully combine Dutch history with a modern and playful atmosphere. The hotel boasts a spa, gym and even a canal boat on which guests can enjoy a fine dining experience all whilst cruising around the idyllic canals of Amsterdam. Andaz also hosts the unique Pris and Aap restaurant which serves locally sourced and avant-garde dishes which aim to not only delight the tastebuds but tell stories of Dutch culture and history.

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Hotel TwentySeven

Located on the Dam Square Hotel TwentySeven is probably Amsterdam’s most opulent and luxurious boutique hotel. Designed by the two-time Hotelier of the Year award winner Eric Toren, the hotel’s 16 suites are perfect in every way. The interior was designed by an award-winning design team which included the likes of Wim van de Oudeweetering and Cris Van Amsterdam. Every detail in the hotel’s suites has been meticulously curated, from its Nepalese carpets to its handmade Italian curtains and fascinating art from Cobra Art Amsterdam. With a Michelin star, the hotel’s restaurant, restaurant Bougainville, is a masterclass is fine dining. The menu, designed by renowned executive chef Tim Golstejin, uses only the finest ingredients and provides guests with some of the best food in Amsterdam whilst they gaze out over the iconic Dam Square. The hotel’s bar has an equally impressive view and provides guests with some of Amsterdam’s best cocktails. Hotel TwentySeven is a uniquely sumptuous hotel which provides guests with a uniquely personal luxury experience.

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INK Hotel Amsterdam – Mgallery

The Ink Hotel Amsterdam occupies the old headquarters of the newspaper De Tijd and this unique heritage runs through the hotel’s interior and atmosphere. The hotel playfully describes itself as a place “where stories are yet to be written” and one can easily see why as the hotel’s excellent location in central Amsterdam thrusts guests right into the heart of the city. The hotel interior is open and modern, its 149 rooms designed by Concrete architects are welcoming and well-equipped. The hotel’s courtyard, which is inspired by the gardens of Amsterdam provides a space for guests to relax in peace as does the hotels garden room, lounge and fully equipped fitness centre. The Pressman bar and restaurant provide guests with an exquisite dining experience and excellent cocktails, all in a space meant to replicate the distinctive buzz of a newspaper pressroom.

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The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam located on the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam, transforms a century-old landmark originally built by the Royal Dutch Lloyd Shipping Company into a vibrant hotel. This second Hoxton location in Amsterdam features 136 rooms, including unique offerings like the top-floor Tower Room and musically-themed Tune Room. The hotel celebrates the building’s Art Deco heritage while integrating bold, contemporary designs and local Dutch artwork, maintaining a connection with the area’s artistic scene. Guests can enjoy the Breman Brasserie for European and South American-inspired dishes, the Barbue cocktail bar for a mix of European and Argentine flavours, and The Apartment for events. With a south-facing terrace and partnerships with local brands and artists, the Hoxton Lloyd aims to be a cultural hub in its neighbourhood, enhancing both guest and local experiences through its aesthetic and community-focused initiatives.

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The Tivoli Doelen Amsterdam Hotel

Housed in a historic 17th-century building, The Tivoli Doelen has played an important role in Amsterdam’s history. It’s the oldest hotel in the city, with a rich heritage, having welcomed many illustrious guests, including Queen Victoria and Napoleon Bonaparte. Overlooking the Amstel River and close to Dam Square, it’s but a short stroll away from many of the city’s top attractions, such as the Hermitage Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum. A fitness centre, a restaurant serving Dutch and French cuisine and a bar with a riverside terrace are among the NH Collection hotel’s amenities.

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Pillows Maurits at the Park

Built at the dawn of the 20th century, this gabled hotel contains many stunning features, including an atrium that’s home to its VanOost fine dining venue. 88 bedrooms are elegant, with clean lines, neutral colours and mod cons such as Bluetooth speakers, smart TVs and Nespresso machines. Pillow Maurits’ spa takes the form of a treatment room and a sauna, there’s a city garden filled with birdsong to find a pocket of urban peace, an alfresco rooftop bar, and an all-day brasserie complementing the evening-only main destination restaurant. The hotel enjoys a leafy location beside Amsterdam’s Oosterpark.

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The Dylan

This used to be the HQ of a charity and an almshouse, but post-millennium took on new life as a boutique hotel. It’s set back from the street, and entered via a peaceful courtyard, so guests instantly feel a sense of calm, exclusivity and elegance on arrival. The design is contemporary but fused with old-world charm, peppered with international antiques and oriental accents. Its 40 bedrooms are contained in two canalside buildings within the city’s shopping quarter. Meals are served in the Vinkeles restaurant (previously the house’s bakery) or the more relaxed Occo Brasserie. The vibe here is very grown-up, so best suited to adult travellers. 

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Seven One Seven

A converted canal-house, Seven One Seven sits at the heart of Amsterdam’s action. And it offers a distinctly homely experience, akin to being hosted as an aristocratic house guest, rather than a tourist. You won’t see a reception desk, restaurant or bartender here, rather a discreet domestic staff who’ll cater to your every need (including food and drinks) in a more bespoke fashion. Public areas come in the form of a drawing-room, library and breakfast room, in addition to the nine bedrooms. The back of the mansion dates all the way to the 17th century, with the frontage having been added in the early 19th. 

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W Amsterdam

If you prefer large scale fashionable luxury, the 238 bedroom W will suit you. One of its buildings is a former telephone exchange, the other a bank. But in contrast to many of the city’s competitors, it eschews vintage in favour of contemporary furnishings. Bright rooms include espresso machines and funky Marshall sound systems. Its rooftop lounge is a defining feature, the place to party and sip cocktails with a view. Or descend to the moodily lit, subterranean spa, hidden behind a large vaulted door. W has three restaurants, Mr Porter, The Butcher and The (Michelin-starred) Duchess. 

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Waldorf Astoria

Containing a carved spiral staircase by Louis XVI’s architect and 17th-century artworks, the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam is a positively decadent architectural wonder. Add to this a multi-award-winning Guerlain spa with a swimming pool, your own personal concierge and a two Michelin starred restaurant and you’ll soon be living like a VIP. Its 93 bedrooms are housed in a collection of six 17th and 18th-century palaces on the UNESCO protected ‘Gentlemen’s Canal’. As such you’ll find plenty of grand period features, like beamed ceilings and original fireplaces. 

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The Conservatorium

Found in the Museum Square district, this was once a musical institution – a heritage reflected in its title and ongoing collaborations. The Conservatorium was named the finest luxury hotel in Holland by Condé Nast, with Art Noveau interiors created by award-winning Milan-based designer Piero Lissoni. The lauded Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre offers everything from nutrition therapy, to meditation, to Watsu and has what is arguably the best-equipped gym in the city. Following the hotel’s subtle Asian influence, is Taiko, the dining experience and bar, where flavour, aroma and texture reign. Book a room, suite, duplex, or even your own wing.  

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Hotel De L’Europe

Erected in 1896, De L’Europe sits beside the Amstel River on the site of a late medieval fortress. State-of-the-art technology, local heritage and classic design are melded into a five-star style. Elite suites are housed in the Dutch Masters Wing, named after the nation’s illustrious painters and with its own private entrance. The hotel is partnered with the Rijksmuseum, displaying fine art replicas from the likes of Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Haute cuisine is served in the critically acclaimed Bord’Eau restaurant, with alfresco summer dining at Hèt Terras. Freddy’s Bar mixes some of the best Bloody Marys in Amsterdam. And there’s a 4,300-square-foot Le Spa by Skins Institute, with a canalside indoor pool.

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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

The wellness centre here was voted the Netherlands’ Best Hotel Spa of 2020 and rooms come with Hermès branded products. The building itself has served many purposes as an ex-city hall, monastery, royal lodge and Admiralty. Inside, French interiors by Sybille de Margerie, complement an Art Deco extension and grand features dating back, in parts, to the 16th century. Dinner and organic wines are served in the Bridges restaurant, or garden bistro, with afternoon teas in the library lounge. Do take advantage of a local tour on the Sofitel’s private salon boat, horse-drawn carriage or one of its bicycles – a highlight of any stay here.

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Pulitzer Amsterdam

No less than 25 linked canal houses make up the entirety of this 225-bedroom hotel. The contemporary bistro, Jansz, and casual restaurant Pause, both have large picture windows, so diners can take in the passing on-water activity from morning till night. The Pulitzer Old Fashioned (a pineapple twist on the original) is a favourite in the hotel’s vintage-era bar. And a trip on the Pulitzer’s own teak salon boat is a must. Small dogs and children are welcomed, as are cyclists – you’ll find a puncture repair kit in every room, along with trendy Le Labo products. 

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