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Four *** hotels that feel like *****

Great value, tons of fun. 


Home away from home

Thinking about where to stay in Amsterdam? Our city is home to some of Europe’s (and the world’s) most stunning, creative and unique hotels. Whether you’re looking for space for a romantic weekend in Amsterdam, a creative hub to meet like-minded travellers or a place to simply rest your feet, we got you. Here’s our curated selection of the best hotels in Amsterdam – to suit every budget and style.


For the Nocturnal Animal

Volkshotel ***

Volks is kind of a shapeshifter. Its past lives include the home of the Volkskrant newspaper and a work incubator hub for creatives. But in this incarnation, it’s one of Amsterdam’s funkiest hotels. A couple of our favourite reasons to stay here are the rooftop cocktail bar (with an awesome view) and an intimate live music venue. They also have a wellness rooftop with hot tubs and a sauna to sweat away that pounding hangover? Their offerings range from cosy cabins, studios to special themed rooms like Cinema Boudoir where you can enjoy a movie while having a bubble bath. Whether you’re an audiophile or a couple seeking a tasteful thrill, there’s something for you at Volkshotel.

Wibaustraat 150 (Amsterdam East)

Starting from approx. €70+ per night

Great for solo travellers + couples

Why we love the Volkshotel:

#1 – Amazing rooftop bar, live music venue,  sauna and hot tubs

#2 – The style: industrial chic and creatively Amsterdam

#3 – This amazing building is steeped in history

Hotel not Hotel ***

An artistic concept like no other, the whole hotel is one massive living room. Each room is designed by celebrated local artists to give you a unique Amsterdam experience you’ll never forget — from Secret Bookcase Shelf room to an Amsterdam tram cart. Their in-house Kevin Bacon bar and restaurant serves up delicious cocktails and Thai dishes. Like the actor himself, they serve no pretence and make sure you have a good time. But if you’re claustrophobic and cherish privacy, this may not be for you. Their biggest room is 23 m2. And 13 out of 21 rooms are shared-bathrooms. So if you don’t mind small spaces and love originality, Hotel Not Hotel could just be the place for you.

Piri Reïsplein 34 (Amsterdam West)

Starting from approx. €70+ per night

Great for solo travellers + friends

Why we love Hotel not Hotel:

#1 – Unique concepts: secret bookcase room & vintage VW van

#2 – Delicious Thai food & cocktails @Kevin Bacon Bar

#3 – Located in the hip Amsterdam-West

For the Culture Vulture

Morgan & Mees ***

If you’re someone who appreciates style and design, then Morgan & Mees is perfect for your romantic weekend in Amsterdam. An 1880 orphanage-turned boutique hotel accompanied by an atmospheric restaurant, it’s a refuge of calm in our buzzing city. It tells the story of a chance encounter between a traveller (Morgan) and a local (Mees), which is synonymous with the way locals and guests alike flock to their fabulous restaurant, known for its intriguing international menu and well-stocked and curated bar. Classy yet effortlessly chic, the décor makes you feel right at home and pampered all at once.

Wibautstraat 150 (Amsterdam East) – NO Stadhouderskade!

Starting from approx. €160+ per night

Great for couples and solo travellers

Why we love Morgan and Mees:

#1 – The overall stylish décor

#2 – Its atmospheric restaurant and great menu

#3 – Multi-layered Comfy Coco-mat beds and Marie-Stella-Maris toiletries

#4 – Buscaglione coffee machine and CITEA tea

Mr Jordaan ***

In the 1960s, Mr Jordan put his entrepreneurial spirit to the test by renting out his couch. One became two, then an entire floor, evolving into what it is today — a quirky, warm and personal boutique “home-away-from-home” establishment. Set in a canal house on the Bloemgracht (Flower Canal) in the sassy Jordaan neighbourhood, it’s a stone’s throw away from a wicked mix of hip bars and restaurants and authentic Jordanese cafes and eateries. As if that’s not enough, even the headboards are Amsterdam-themed. If you want to go living da vida local and enjoy a real Amsterdam experience, this one’s for you.

Bloemgracht 102 (Amsterdam Centre)

Starting from approx. €90+ per night

Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups

Why we love Mr. Jordaan:

#1 – Located in the heart of the charming Jordaan neighbourhood

#2 – Their “home away from home” vibe, Amsterdam-style

#3 – Proximity to amazing bars, restaurants and independent shops

For the Rough ‘N’ Ready


ClinkNOORD is a convenient (free) 5-minute ferry ride from Amsterdam Central Station. Across the River IJ, Clink sits on the edge of Amsterdam North, one of Amsterdam’s most creative and culturally vibrant areas. Home to the Eye Filmmuseum and family-friendly This is Holland, there’s plenty to do and hidden gems to be found. ClinkNOORD is housed in a former lab, and its philosophy isn’t rocket science. This hostel aims to create a playful and welcoming space with its range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Plus it’s got a bar onsite so you get a chance to connect with other travellers.

Badhuiskade 3 (Amsterdam North)

Starting from approx. €50+ per night

Great for solo travellers and small groups

Why we love CLINKNOORD:

#1 – It’s just a short ferry ride away to the city centre

#2 – Amsterdam North is super green and less hectic than the city centre

#3 – Suitable for every budget


Looking for a unique Amsterdam experience? The Botel on NDSM Wharf offers you just that. This one-of-a-kind hotel on a boat has specially designed suites, including a Skater-style with a fully functioning skate ramp, a Kinky room with a swing (we’ll let your imagination do the rest), Work-a-Holic station for busy bees, a Japanese space for culture vultures and a Cinema room for movie buffs. Just 15 minutes away from Central Station by ferry that runs twice a day, Botel is a stone’s throw away from multiple funky nightspots and attractions the city centre has to offer. No house boat? No problem. Botel’s got you.

NDSM-Pier 3 (Amsterdam North)

Starting from approx. €70+ per night

Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups

Why we love Botel:

#1 – Waking up next to a functional half pipe and surrounded by water

#2 – Proximity to NDSM, renowned for its graffiti

#3 – Close to loads of hidden nightlife gems

For the Food and Art Lover

Art’OTEL *****

Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? At Art’otel, it’s both! Oozing style mixed with simple class, Art’otel offers art lovers the chance to enjoy contemporary pieces- without leaving your accommodation. If you’re a lover of art in the gastronomic sense, good news. Their newest restaurant ARCA promises to tease and thrill your taste buds with Portugese-Asian fusion cuisine and impeccable cocktails that play with the Portugese palette and Asian spices. The restaurant is led by this year’s 38th best chef in the world and 2 Michelin starred chef Henrique Sá Pessoa from Portugal. Style, art, good food and drinks, Art’otel has it all for you.

Prins Hendrikkade 33 (Amsterdam Centre)

Starting from approx. €200+ per night

Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups


Why we love Art’otel:

#1 – Its unconventional concept for art lovers featuring a gallery and atelier

#2 – Their collaborations with excellent artists and chefs

#3 – It’s located near Centraal station so you can get around easily


College Hotel is a stylish getaway that got its name from its former life as a school in 1895. Today, students from hotel schools run the show while being supervised by experienced professionals. It’s near the buzzing De Pijp neighbourhood, home to trendy bars, restaurants and Europe’s largest market – the Albert Cuyp Market that serves the best street food in Amsterdam (check out the Amsterdam Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour for the full scoop). Around the corner, there’s also the Museum District for art lovers. Simply put, it’s the perfect spot for those who like to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of urban life, art and a space to retreat whenever you wish. 

Roelof Hartstraat 1 (Amsterdam South)

Starting from approx. €160+ per night

Great for solo travellers + couples

Why we love The College Hotel:

#1 – The local vibes near De Pijp neighbourhood

#2 – Their bar doubles as an exhibition space for emerging local artists

#3 – Enjoy Caribbean cuisine at their restaurant or local street food at the market

For the Luxury Lush


True to its name, this prestigious establishment founded by the grandson of the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 is undoubtedly prize-worthy and one of the best hotels in Amsterdam. The building is an impressive medley of twenty-five 17th and 18th-century houses nestled on the iconic Prinsengracht. Everything from the interior to its award-winning restaurant and bar oozes timeless Dutch elegance mixed with a touch of modern flair. Situated on the fashionable Nine Streets, it’s the perfect spot to peruse Amsterdam’s trendiest independent shops and check out nearby buzzing bars and restaurants. In need of a break? The Pulitzer Garden is the perfect spot to wind down while overlooking historic canal houses. If you want to feel both pampered and at home, Pulitzer is for you.

Prinsengracht 323 (Amsterdam Centre)

Starting from approx. €300+ per night

Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups


Why we love Pulitzer Amsterdam:

#1 – Luxury, comfort, style and unmatched hospitality

#2 – Its proximity to a great shopping district, Nine Streets

#3 – Their offering ranges from cosy rooms, family rooms to lavish suites


Like to be situated in the lap of luxury? Can you envision yourself relaxing in the infinity pool? Centrally located with Amsterdam lying at your feet, the W hotel sounds like the right fit for you. One hotel spread across two buildings with a Michelin-starred restaurant (The Duchess) and Amsterdam’s best steakhouse with a buzzing chic vibe (Mr Porter) to boot.  The W Amsterdam is situated in a former telephone exchange and a bank right in the city centre near Dam Square. Well-equipped with a wellness space, fitness centre and a luxurious rooftop pool overlooking the Royal Palace, The W Amsterdam is a must if you enjoy dripping in luxury. And oh, the cocktail bar offers one of the best views in Amsterdam as well. Now that’s something worth toasting to.

Spuistraat 175 (Amsterdam Centre)

Starting from approx. €400+ per night

Great for couples

Why we love W Amsterdam:

#1 – Its cutting-edge fashion-forward design

#2 – Its fantastic restaurants: The Duchess and Mr Porter

#3 – The unrivalled views from the W Lounge and rooftop pool

For the Betterness Seeker


Are you looking for a sustainable hotel experience in Amsterdam?  Are you trying to be a bit more conscious about your carbon footprint? If so, we think Conscious Hotel is for you. They’ve got four sustainable hotels in green locations just outside the city centre. Conscious Hotels think less is more. Fewer carbon emissions, less water waste, less power wastage, creating a brighter future for everyone. Everything they do is in line with their philosophy — from organic food & beverages to green energy and responsibly sourced pillows and quilts, Conscious Hotels are constantly trying to push the boundaries of what is responsible tourism. We love the Eco-Sexy concept and overall willingness to leave our city and the world in better shape than when we found it!

4 locations in Amsterdam South, South-West and West

Starting from approx. €80+ per night

Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups


Why we love Conscious Hotels:

#1 – The responsible attitude- eco is sexy!

#2 – Each location has awesome organic food + drinks and vegan options

#3 – They have multiple locations around the city to suit every traveller


Get transported into a tropical dreamland at Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam. Its name pays homage to its location that is the former departure point for Jakarta-bound ships. Today, it’s a space where two worlds connect. Take a step inside and be amazed by its lush indoor subtropical garden in the heart of the building. We’re talking meters-high palm trees, banana trees and more exotic plants from Asia curated by Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. It’s one of the Netherlands’ first energy-neutral hotels – From solar energy heating the shower, rainwater hydrating its greens, down to the staff decked out in sustainable apparel. What’s more, their Skybar serves up a cocktail of Asian fusion delights with a panoramic view to boot. Going green’s never felt and looked so good.

Javakade 766 (Amsterdam East)

Starting from approx. €180+ per night

Great for couples and solo travellers

Why we love Jakarta Hotel Amsterdam:

#1 -Their impressive ecological efforts

#2 – The preservation of its Indonesian connection and rich history

#3 – The lush greenery is a cool respite from the city

Something Different


Don’t let the name put you off, The Student Hotel is far from basic. Long story short, they are a hotel with some student accommodation on the side. It’s the type of place where you could meet a digital nomad building the hottest new startup or a group of independent travellers taking on their next adventure. You could bump into anyone in between in the lobby – it’s the kind of place made for eclectic and open-minded folks can gather in their buzzing public spaces. Open, relaxed, with an eye for design, The Student Hotel is a great option if you want to meet other like-minded travellers and feel like a local in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam East and West

Starting from approx. €80+ per night

Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups 

Why we love The Student Hotel:

#1 – Its welcoming atmosphere to meet interesting individuals

#2 – The open design is modern and sleek

#3 – They have many options for rooms, from family-sized to a built-in kitchen


Dotted across 28 iconic bridge houses on canals

Sweets Hotel is definitely one of Amsterdam’s most special “hotels”. Spread out over 28 iconic bridge houses over our canals., each can accommodate up to 2 people, tops. Formerly, the bridge houses were homes to Amsterdam’s bridge keepers. So each individual suite (hence “Sweets”) has been converted from a bridge keepers’ office into a compact 1-bedroom “hotel” room. A happy side effect is the panoramic view available from each house. Dotted across Amsterdam, each individual house has its own theme and style. For a very unique experience in Amsterdam, we can’t recommend Sweet Hotels enough.

Everywhere across Amsterdam

Starting from approx. €170+ per night

Great for solo travellers + couples

Why we love Sweets Hotel:

#1 – Their unique concept and one-of-a-kind locations 

#2 – It’s cosy and fits two people tops

#3 – Each bridge house has an amazing panoramic and canal view

Final thoughts

So this is it. Our list of top hotels in Amsterdam for every budget. Where will you stay on your next trip to Amsterdam? Whether it’s a weekend in Amsterdam or a long-stay, we trust this gave you the insights you need to make a savvy choice.

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Private Who is Amsterdam Walking Tour
Private Who is Amsterdam Walking Tour

From €629 | 4 hours | all-inclusive | 8 persons tops

Who is Amsterdam Walking Tour
Who is Amsterdam Walking Tour

€85 | 4 hours | 8 persons tops

Private Interactive Boat Tour
Private Interactive Boat Tour

From €230 | Starts from 90 minutes | 10 persons tops

De Pijp Self-Guided Food Tour
De Pijp Self-Guided Food Tour

Starts from €12,50 | 1 hour | Food not included

Sex and Strip Club Tour
Sex and Strip Club Tour

€21 | 1 hour | 20 persons tops

De Jordaan Self-Guided Food Tour
De Jordaan Self-Guided Food Tour

Starts from €12,50 | Approx. 2 – 2.5 hours | Deals on Food Specials