Are you going on a city break to Amsterdam, but do not know where it pays to live? Here you get ten good recommendations for hotels that are centrally located, have excellent service, and where the prices are nice. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands.
Ten hotel recommendations for your city break in Amsterdam
We have selected ten hotels in Amsterdam that will give you great value for money. All receive excellent reviews from guests, and are centrally located for those who want to experience the city on foot.
Hotel Estheréa is one of the best four star hotels in the center of Amsterdam, if you want to stay very centrally, and at the same time get a lot for your money. The Dam Square and the Palace can be reached on foot in five minutes. The hip and urban area of De Negen Stratjes is also close by.
In this hotel the capacity is good (the hotel has almost 100 rooms), and it is thus often possible to get good price discounts on accommodation. The rooms are gorgeous and colorful, the service very good, and the surroundings simply beautiful.
Hotel facilities include bar with lounge, restaurant, fitness center, meeting rooms, library, and more.
Hotel Sebastian’s is an affordable and pleasant little hotel, on the north side of the Jordaan district. On the booking pages, the hotel has three stars, but that is somewhat misleading. Here the standard is very high in relation to the prices.
The rooms are inviting, with comfortable beds and great bathrooms. The hotel has its own bar with a nice lounge to relax in.
The location is convenient for those who want to shop and enjoy the nightlife in Amsterdam, especially if you want to take in the Jordaan. It only takes about 10 minutes to Dam Square if you choose to walk, or 5 minutes if you take the tram.
The Hendrick’s Hotel
The Hendrick’s Hotel has four stars and is among the highest rated hotels in Amsterdam. It is located in the city’s harbor area, right near the Nieuwmarkt.
The location is perfect if you want to be quiet at night, while having the entire center accessible on foot, and in minutes. The Hendrick’s Hotel has only 25 rooms in the beautiful little building it is located in. All rooms are differently decorated, with large and comfortable beds, gorgeous bathrooms, and all the facilities you need for a pleasant stay.
Because the prices of accommodation are almost unbeatable in this part of the city, it pays to book well in advance.
Morgan & Mees
Morgan & Mees is rated 3.5 stars and is located just across the canal on the west side of the Jordan. If you live here, you thus have a short way to what is perhaps Amsterdam’s best area when it comes to shopping and nightlife.
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk to Dam Square from the hotel door. Many of the city’s main sights are also within walking distance.
Morgan & Mees is a very intimate affair, as the hotel has only a few rooms. The service is impeccable, and here guests are treated as if they were family members.
Sir Adam Hotel
Sir Adam Hotel is a relatively large and modern four star hotel located in the Overhoeks district. This means that you live in the exciting and northern part of Amsterdam city center, and must board one of the ferries to get to the part where Dam Square is located.
The Film Museum and A’DAM Lookout are the nearest neighbors to the hotel, and it is recommended to stop by. The rooms at Sir Adam are beautifully decorated, no matter what price range you choose.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar, fitness center, its own nightclub, and a rooftop terrace with superb views of the city’s harbor area.
Hotel Mercier is one of the most affordable four star hotels in Amsterdam, and ranks very highly on sites like Tripadvisor.
It is located in the vibrant and cozy district of Jordaan. From here you get Anne Frank’s House right in the neighborhood, and you can walk into the city center in a few minutes. In the area, the shopping opportunities are top notch, the restaurants are many, and the district is otherwise known for a pleasant and varied nightlife.
The hotel has 46 beautifully decorated rooms, its own restaurant and bar, and offers a homely but stylish atmosphere. This is among the hotels where you will get the most for your money.
Hotel V Nesplein
Hotel V Nesplein boasts four stars and is located almost in the center of Amsterdam. It is located in one of the beautiful brick buildings that characterize the city. The interior is gorgeous, the rooms are large and inviting, and the service at the hotel is top notch.
Although you will hardly find a more central hotel than this, it is quiet in this very area. You get walking distance to all the best the city has to offer, and can pick and choose in nearby nightclubs, restaurants and cafes.
Hotel V Nesplein is neither expensive nor cheap, but often has strong discounts if you book well in advance.
The Toren is an elegant four star hotel. It is not very big and has only 40 rooms, which makes the hotel very intimate and cozy.
The rooms are gorgeous, clean and inviting, and the hotel has a garden and bar that are lovely to relax in after a long day of exploring Amsterdam.
The service at the hotel is generally very good. The Toren is well located by one of the canals, right near, among others, Anne Frank’s House. You can easily stroll to Dam Square and the rest of the city center. The area is also known for its many good restaurants, cafes and excellent shopping opportunities.
Townhouse Hotel is one of the smallest and also cheapest accommodations in Amsterdam. The hotel has only 10 simple rooms located in a classic and beautiful apartment building, right near the Magere Brug bridge.
This is the southern part of the city center, close to the river Amstel. From here you spend about 15 minutes on foot if you are going to Dam Square.
Townhouse Hotel is suitable for you who want to spend minimal money on accommodation, but at the same time stay in clean and neat rooms, and receive excellent service from the hotel staff. If so, book early, because the cozy hotel fills up very quickly.
CityHub Amsterdam is the hotel for the younger guard, and those who want to stay cheap centrally but easily. Here the room is a small cube, with only the most necessary, namely a good bed.
At CityHub you share a bathroom and toilet, but all facilities are clean and of an excellent standard. The simple hotel offers excellent service and you get help with anything you might be wondering about. You can rent bicycles at reception, where you will also get help booking excursions, tickets, adventures, and much more.
CityHub is located between Rembrandtparken and Vondelpark, and you can reach the city center in about 15 minutes on foot.
Where should you live in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is an intimate city , with a very concentrated center. Here it pays to live on the right side of the five innermost canals. The city can then be easily experienced on foot, and there are trams and metro on the distances that require a little more movement. It is also common for both residents and tourists to get around by bike in the city center.
Hotel Prices in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is not a particularly affordable destination, at least if we compare with, for example, big cities such as Prague and Budapest . Still, you can expect to pay a little less for a hotel room in Amsterdam than you have to in Norwegian cities. A night in a double room at a decent budget hotel, costs somewhere between 1500 and 2500 kroner.
If you want to stay in the most luxurious hotels in the city center, you can easily blow away over ten thousand kroner a night if you want. Amsterdam also has very affordable accommodation, but many of these are aimed primarily at backpackers and young people, or they are located a bit far from the city center.