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InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam | © Mtcv / WikiCommons
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam | © Mtcv / WikiCommons

The Most Luxurious Hotels in Amsterdam

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Updated: 11 May 2017

Beyond the hundreds of boutique, budget and conventional hotels in Amsterdam, there are a number of highly-esteemed establishments that specifically cater to exclusive clientele. These luxurious hotels are among the finest in the world and are regularly receive prestigious honors for their hospitality, suites and design.

Grand Hotel Amrâth

In the early 20th century, a group of Dutch architects were commissioned to design an office building near Centraal Station in Amsterdam. By pooling their skills together, they successfully created a completely new style of design that is now known as Amsterdamse School architecture. Eventually this building was converted into a luxurious, five-star hotel by the Amarath company and carefully refurnished in order to maintain its historical aesthetic whilst adding additional amenities such as a wellness center, conference rooms and a high-end restaurant.

📍 Grand Hotel Amrâth, Prins Hendrikkade 108, Amsterdam, +31 20 552 0000

Grand Hotel Amrâth | © Janericloebe / WikiCommons

Grand Hotel Amrâth | © Janericloebe / WikiCommons

Crane Hotel Faralda

Despite its industrial appearance, the giant, crimson crane towering over Amsterdam’s NDSM-Werf actually contains three exclusive suites, which are available throughout the year. From this breathtaking height guests can marvel at Amsterdam’s inner city or watch ships trail through the river IJ. The hotel’s suites, panoramic lounge and open-air spa pool are accessible via two spectacular elevators which look out onto Amsterdam’s northern shoreline.

📍 Crane Hotel Faralda, NDSM-Plein 78, Amsterdam, +31 20 760 6161

Conservatorium Hotel

Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s museum quarter, the Conservatorium Hotel exhibits a subtle sense of class that matches perfectly with its historical surrounding. This charming establishment frequently wins yearly awards for its outstanding services, suites and facilities. Besides these already noteworthy attributes, the Conservatorium also features the most luxurious wellness center in Amsterdam, where guests are encouraged to relax, enjoy professional massage treatments or work-out under the guidance of experienced trainers.

📍 Conservatorium Hotel, Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam, +31 20 570 0000


The Conservatorium Hotel has an award winning wellness | © currystrumpet / Flickr

InterContinental Amsterdam Amstel

The sheer glory of InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam’s architecture cannot be understated and the hotel is actually protected as a national monument. Colloquially known as the Amstel Hotel, the building dates back to the late 19th century and much like the Rijksmuseum or Concertgebouw was constructed during the height of Dutch Neo-Classicism. Today, it is among the most luxurious hotels in the world and contains several exclusive facilities including a michelin star restaurant.

📍InterContinental Amsterdam Amstel, Professor Tulpplein 1, Amsterdam, +31 20 622 6060

Amstel | © Marie Thérèse Hébert & Jean Robert Thibault / Flickr

The InternContinental Amsterdam Amstel | © Marie Thérèse Hébert & Jean Robert Thibault / Flickr

Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Recently all four of Okura’s restaurants have been recognised by Michelin, placing the hotel among the most esteemed dining destinations in the world. Apart from these astounding gastronomical accomplishments, this sky-scraping hotel also offer phenomenal views across southern Amsterdam alongside high-class services, suites and spa facilities. De Pijp is literally on Hotel Okura Amsterdam’s doorstep and central Amsterdam is easily accessible by foot, bike or public transport.

📍 Hotel Okura, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam, +31 20 678 7111

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De L’Europe

Since its inauguration in 1896, de L’Europe has remained within the highest tier of hotels in the Netherlands. In 2001, the Dutch government officially recognised its cultural and historical importance by admitting Hotel de L’Europe into the pantheon of Amsterdam’s rijksmonuments. The hotel’s restaurant, Bord’Eau, is renowned amongst international jet setters and has been awarded two Michelin stars for the past five years.

📍 De L’Europe, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, Amsterdam, +31 20 531 1777

Hotel de Hallen

This luxury design hotel is part of Amsterdam’s iconic de Hallen complex, which also houses several other important cultural organisations including an arthouse cinema, boutique stores and a massive artisanal food court. This impressive building was originally owned by Amsterdam’s tram service and still bears visible reminders of its fascinating past. By adapting their hotel’s interiors design around this industrial history, the owner’s of Hotel de Hallen have successfully created an unbelievably charming establishment, that is equal parts modern and vintage.

📍 Hotel de Hallen, Bellamyplein 47, Amsterdam, +31 20 820 8670

Hotel de Hallen | © Norio NAKAYAMA / Flickr

Hotel de Hallen | © Norio NAKAYAMA / Flickr

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

This beautifully curated hotel on Prinsengracht was partly designed by Marcel Wanders, a leading figure within Amsterdam’s creative circles. The hotel’s adventurous interior design combines elements drawn from classic Dutch craftsmanship with refined, modern sensibilities, and every room at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengract is superbly crafted, while many look onto Amsterdam’s iconic canal belt. With Dam Square, Anne Frank House and Vondelpark within walking distance, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht might be the most commodious five-star hotel in the city.

📍 Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam, +31 20 523 1234