The Artiest Hotels to Book in Amsterdam

Nhow Amsterdam RAI is one of the artiest hotels in Amsterdam
Nhow Amsterdam RAI is one of the artiest hotels in Amsterdam | Courtesy of Nhow Amsterdam RAI / Expedia
Carmen Bellot

As well as being known for its canals and cycling culture, the capital city of the Netherlands is also a hub of impressive galleries and artists. It seems only fitting that your lodgings should have as much creative charm as Amsterdam does. Discover some of the best – from boutique hotels inspired by iconic creatives to hotel rooms that are works of art in their own right.

1. Hotel Roemer

Boutique Hotel

A stylish bedroom with a white bed, a patterned sofa, a modern light, table, chairs and wall art at Hotel Roemer
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Hotel Roemer, an 18th-century townhouse-turned-boutique hotel, considers itself one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Vondelpark and Leidseplein on Roemer Visscherstraat – a street named after Dutch poet Mister Visscher. Rooms balance heritage and modern amenities. Jacuzzi baths, industrial decor and walk-in waterfall showers are offset with views of traditional Amsterdam architecture and canals, which are best admired from the rooms’ balconies.

2. Nhow Amsterdam RAI

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel

A colourful seating area with a bar, green bar chairs, peach sofas and wall art at Nhow Amsterdam RAI
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The Nhow Amsterdam hotel, designed by leading architect Reinier de Graaf, has both an aesthetically pleasing exterior and interior. The building comprises three glass-fronted cubes, seemingly balanced on one other, ensuring 360-degree views of the city that are best enjoyed from the hotel’s three restaurant terraces. Bedrooms, inspired by the six directions the hotel faces, also offer floor-to-ceiling windows and are complete with Nespresso machines, animal print armchairs and minimalist desks. Travelling with a furry friend? Nhow accepts pets so you can book yourself and your animal companion into one of the six pet palaces.

3. Hotel Not Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A seating area at Hotel Not Hotel, with a blue cushioned sofa, a wooden table, wooden floor and large windows
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Take your love for art one step further and spend your holiday residing in museum-like accommodation. Hotel Not Hotel, a short tram ride from the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, boasts rooms that have been cunningly designed with their own stories and identities. Think entering rooms through secret doors and a converted Dutch tram for a bed. Continuing the experience, head to onsite Thai restaurant and cocktail bar, Kevin Bacon, and start your night right with its Orange Is the New Black cocktail.

4. Lloyd Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

An outside view of the Lloyd Hotel, with an outdoor seating area with parasols, trees, chairs and tables
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The Lloyd Hotel, with a storied history dating back to the 1920s, features 117 rooms that overlook the creative hub of the city – the Eastern Dockland. It is the first one-to-five star hotel in the world, offering high quality for every budget. The offerings span wooden-clad suites to eclectic twin rooms with flat-screen TVs. Unique extras including free parking in their garage, a grand piano, Marie Stella Maris hair products and even a swing.

5. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a concept by Hyatt

Hotel, Boutique Hotel

A bedroom with a cushioned bed, a yellow armchair, modern light and wall art of a fish at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a concept by Hyatt
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Every room at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht has a view worth bragging about – whether that’s the city’s waterways or the hotel’s fantastical Secret Garden. The hotel looks out over the Prinsengracht (Prince’s canal) and is just a 10-minute walk from the Anne Frank House. Andaz nods to the building’s literary heritage as the city’s former public library, while art-adorned walls, futuristic standalone baths, Geneva Sound Systems and a morning paper are just a few of the luxuries you’ll encounter in your Marcel-Wanders-designed room.

6. Amsterdam Teleport Hotel

Independent Hotel

A light bedroom with a single bed, desk, chair, TV and wall art of a parrot at Amsterdam Teleport Hotel
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Not many hotels would commission over 100 artists and offer them complete creative control – but Amsterdam Teleport Hotel did just that. The hotel organised their first Teleport Art Event with the Amsterdam Street Art platform in 2016, where eight graffiti artists decorated rooms to their individual styles. Today, more than 120 of the 148 rooms have been painted by graffiti and street artists from all over the world – with murals featuring everything from Nintendo’s Mario games to sunny beach getaways.

7. Art’otel

Chain Hotel

A modern bedroom at Art’otel, with a cushioned bed, armchair, windows and a TV
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Culture is all around you at the aptly-named Art’otel. The 5&33 gallery resides within this 107-room hotel, showcasing contemporary art – from Pop to documentary-style formats – while rooms feature unique works from artist Joep van Lieshout, along with rain showers, Elemis Spa toiletries and Illy Espresso machines. Located opposite Amsterdam Central Station and in close proximity to the city’s juggernaut of galleries, art aficionados arriving by Eurostar will go from checking in to exploring Amsterdam’s cultural offerings in record time.

For more stylish hotels, discover our guide to the best boutique hotels to book in Amsterdam, or check out the best hotels with balconies in Amsterdam. For a more authentic hotel experience, read our rundown of where to stay in Amsterdam like a local, all bookable on Culture Trip.

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