Amsterdam’s Red Light District is located in the heart of the city’s urban centre and features many excellent budget, midrange and luxury hotels alongside a considerable number of cultural attractions
that aren’t necessarily related to the area’s cannabis culture or sex industry. Read on to discover the best hotels in the neighbourhood.
NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Business Hotel, Suite Hotel
This luxurious, longstanding hotel towers over the eastern side of Dam Square and looks directly onto Amsterdam’s Royal Palace. There are several types of high-end rooms available inside and Krasnapolsky also features many additional facilities such as 24 hour room service, an in-house restaurant and conference rooms.
Hotel V Nesplein
This chic four-star hotel lies just beyond the Red Light District’s main thoroughfares meaning that it is perfectly suited for travellers looking for quieter lodgings in the city’s lively centre. The hotel’s interior is exceptionally classy and its restaurant is renowned for its unrivalled menu and service.
De L’Europe Amsterdam
Suite Hotel, Chain Hotel
Due to its cultural and historical significance, this 19th-century hotel on the river Amstel is recognised as national monument. Asides from its charming historical architecture de L’Europe is also renowned for its exceptional service and even houses a Michelin star restaurant called Bord’Eau.
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Sofitel Legend is among the most well respected hotels in the Netherland and is housed inside a former palace on Oudezijds Voorburgwal which features authentic classical and modern design elements. There are 177 luxurious rooms inside that vary by size and fittings as well as a cocktail bar and a fine dining restaurant.
Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam
This upscale hotel on the southern is managed by one of the world’s most acclaimed hotelier groups in the world, Radisson Blu, and located inside a stately, Dutch Golden Age building that originally housed a confectionary manufacturer and brewery. Although the building has been fully adapted around high-end hospitality, it still contains many historical features including its classical facade.
This cosy 3.5 star establishment is located 30 meters aways from Dam Square and many other famous sites such as Anne Frank House, Westerkerk and Amsterdam’s historical canal belt are within walking distance from the hotel. While Hotel Doria has its own onsite restaurant, there’s also many popular bars, cafés and eateries nearby.