Nothing beats pampering yourself while taking some well-earned time off abroad, and finding a perfect spa or wellness centre in a new city is always profoundly rewarding. In Amsterdam, there are a number of excellent establishments that are dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation, ranging from cosy massage salons to high-end luxury spas.
Koan Float was the first spa in the Netherlands to introduce floating sessions into its repertoire and has several salt-water emersion tanks installed inside its wellness centre on Herengracht. To ensure that guests are completely at ease, the lighting and music inside these tanks can be customised according to specific preferences. Hotstone, deep-tissue and shiatsu massages are also available at Koan Floats, as well as many other traditional or modern techniques.
📍 Koan Float, Herengracht 321, Amsterdam, +31 20 555 0333
After receiving a calming massage at Het Massagehuys, guests are given a complimentary pot of organic tea in order to reinvigorate their bodies and flush out any dislodged toxins. The spa specialises in oriental massages and offers an extensive range of techniques that are designed to remedy specific ailments or alleviate certain physical conditions. Het Massagehuys also makes its own massage oils from naturally sourced ingredients, which are available from its web store.
📍 Het Massagehuys, Jan Evertsenstraat 110, Amsterdam, +31 20 612 3251
As its name suggests, this wellness centre inside Amsterdam’s canal belt is decked out in 1920s Art Deco murals and furnishings that were originally part of a luxurious Parisian department store. Apart from these aesthetic merits, Sauna Deco also features several steam rooms, full sauna suites, baths, and a professional massage salon.
📍 Sauna Deco, Herengracht 115, Amsterdam, +31 20 623 8215
An Chi is an exceptionally tranquil salon in Amsterdam-West that allows its guests to choose from several relaxing massage techniques or personally tailor their own treatments. Its cosy reception and massage rooms are modestly decorated and match perfectly with An Chi’s serene approach towards wellness. Guests can reserve a session through An Chi’s website or simply stop by their salon on Overtoom.
📍 An Chi, Overtoom 522I, Amsterdam, +31 20 363 6196
This 1,000 square metre spa and gym is attached to one of the most beautifully designed and luxurious hotels in Amsterdam- the Conservatorium Hotel. Due to Akasha’s outstanding wellness facilities, it is regularly cited as the best luxury spa in the Netherlands and has received considerable praise for its services. Personal trainers and professional masseurs are on call at the centre to help guests get the most out of the Akaska’s exceptional amenities.
📍 Akaska Holistic Wellbeing Centre, Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam, +31 20 570 0067
An extensive range of wellness services are available at this large bathhouse in Amsterdam-Oost, including sauna sessions, professional massages, yoga and skin care treatments. The bathhouse is located inside a beautiful building that dates back to 1926, which was converted into a spa in the late 1990s. After relaxing at Wellness 1926’s various facilities guests can enjoy a healthy snack or small meal at its onsite café.
📍Wellness 1926, Halmaheirastraat 28, Amsterdam, +31 20 774 9180