The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Amsterdam

Find your perfect Amsterdam bolthole amid the Dutch citys glorious canals
Find your perfect Amsterdam bolthole amid the Dutch city's glorious canals | © Nattee Chalermtiragool / Alamy Stock Photo
Sarah Gibbons

Staying in one of these bed and breakfasts in Amsterdam is a great way to experience the Dutch city’s scenic canal belt. You’ve world-class museums on your doorstep, such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museums and Anne Frank House, plus beautiful Dam Square in the heart of the cobblestone city and quieter neighbourhoods ripe for exploring, like de Pijp. Many of these B&Bs have their own stories to tell, for example an 18th-century sugar warehouse that once belonged to the Dutch Royal Family.

1. Milkhouse Luxury Stay Amsterdam

Luxury, Bed and Breakfast

B&B Milkhouse Luxury Stay Amsterdam
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Situated in the basement of a 17th-century canal house that was once the home of Dutch aristocracy, Milkhouse Luxury Stay Amsterdam went on to become a head office in the dairy industry, hence the name. If you want to stay by the canal, you can’t get any closer. Both rooms have a private front door with direct street access and are decorated with elegant simplicity.

2. Kamer01

Bed and Breakfast

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The building housing Kamer01, located in the heart of the canal district, dates back to 1585 and the house still reflects the old Amsterdam style with an original spiral staircase, wooden ceiling beams and 18th-century wallpaper in the breakfast room. You can choose from three unique rooms — the Red Room, Blue Room and Green Suite. Each has antique furniture, L’Occitane toiletries and an Apple printer for those last-minute boarding passes.

3. La Remise Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

La Remise Bed & Breakfast
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Combining the intimacy of a private residence with the style of a contemporary hotel, La Remise is a chic retreat in peaceful Noorderstraat, within walking distance of Amsterdam’s best attractions, bars, restaurants and shopping. There are two rooms to choose from — a deluxe room and a junior suite, each with understated, minimalist decor, king-size beds, Tivoli radios and Nespresso machines for your morning coffee.

4. Breitner House

Boutique Hotel

Breitner House was built in the 19th century
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This boutique hotel looks as if it hasn’t changed since the late 19th century and, with its opulent furnishings, could easily be mistaken for a museum. Though there are some modern touches, the interior style mostly harks back to the fin de siècle, creating an atmosphere that will appeal to travellers with a taste for the ostentatious. As there are only two suites available inside the hotel, it is among the most exclusive establishments in Amsterdam, making it perfect for couples searching for a romantic retreat.

5. Misc Eatdrinksleep

Bed and Breakfast

Misc Eatdrinksleep
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This 17th-century canal house features six modern, individually styled rooms, three with garden views and three with canal views. It’s ideal for those looking to be right in the centre of Amsterdam as Anne Frank House, Amsterdam Central Station and Dam Square are all a 10-minute walk away. Equally, you’ll have the capital’s best cafes and restaurants right on your doorstep.

6. Amsterdam Barangay

Bed and Breakfast

Amsterdam Barangay
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Barangay is a Filipino word meaning ‘small village or community’ and you’ll find homely vibes at this B&B. It’s run by two intrepid, easy-going guys called Wimmo and Godwin, who offer a tropical hideaway in a traditional Dutch house overlooking the canals. You’ll enjoy the hearty breakfast which is brought straight to your room.


Bed and Breakfast

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Experience life in Amsterdam’s peaceful de Pijp neighbourhood by staying at this charming B&B. It features 15 spacious rooms and apartments, spread over several connected town houses on the northwestern banks of the Amstel river. There’s a wide array of accommodation options available here, ranging from loft spaces perfect for couples to a bright basement room. Breakfast is served across the street in a cafe called Bij Paul that also functions as NINE(T)TEEN’s reception.

8. Hotel IX

Boutique Hotel

Hotel IX
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This spot in Amsterdam’s ever-popular, and madly photogenic, Nine Streets quarter boasts five individually designed suites. Housed inside a 17th-century residence, each suite retains exposed beams and brick walls, alongside modern amenities such as an espresso machine, kettle and free-to-use minibar. Though the hotel doesn’t offer meals, you are surrounded by many excellent restaurants and cafes, which serve food from early morning until late at night. A keyless entry system means you can come and go as you please.

9. Crown Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Crown Bed & Breakfast
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Like other spots in Amsterdam’s canal belt, Crown Bed and Breakfast is steeped in history. It stands inside an 18th-century sugar warehouse that once belonged to the Dutch Royal Family. The upper levels have been converted into two modern guest rooms fitted with all the essentials, plus bathtubs and flat-screen TVs. Due to its excellent location and stunning views across Singel canal, this bed and breakfast is ideal for couples or urban travellers looking for a peaceful stay.

Tom Coggins contributed additional reporting to this article.

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