Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Amsterdam

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Amsterdam as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

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  • 4.6 Andaz Amsterdam

    Andaz Hotel Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

    New York Times

    “The Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created the fantastical, color-splashed interiors of the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, which opened in 2012 with 122 art-filled rooms, many featuring canal views.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Amsterdam.

  • 4.6 Zoku Amsterdam

    Aparthotel Zoku, Amsterdam

    Fodors

    “If you’re a roving creative type visiting Amsterdam to work as well as play, Zoku is your place; the top floor features a light-filled communal work space chock-full of couches and tables, perfect for lingering over a coffee while you work.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Amsterdam.

  • 4.6 The Dylan Amsterdam

    Hotel The Dylan, Amsterdam

    Frommers

    “Offering truly individual guest rooms with stripped oak floors, exposed beams, blindingly white bathrooms, and four-poster beds that you could lose a family in, Amsterdam’s glossiest boutique hotel is located in a former 17th-century theater on lively Keizersgracht and well deserves its accolades.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Amsterdam.

  • 4.6 Pulitzer Amsterdam

    Pulitzer Hotel, Amsterdam

    CN Traveler

    “Back in the 1960s, Amsterdam businessman Peter Pulitzer had the bright idea of converting a few of the city’s grand Golden Age canal houses into a hotel. He was one of the first to do so.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s 2020 Gold List.

  • 4.6 Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam

    The Hoxton Hotel, Amsterdam

    New York Times

    “The Hoxton Amsterdam, the first property outside Britain, opened in July 2015 with 111 rooms spread across five historic canal houses on the Herengracht canal. An excellent value with Dutch style and British humor, the Hoxton Amsterdam hits the sweet spot by balancing a hip vibe and relaxation.”

  • 4.4 Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam

    Sir Albert Hotel, Amsterdam

    New York Times

    “A well-situated hybrid of new and old Amsterdam offers cosmopolitan hipness with surprising warmth and a sense of humor. The sleek Sir Albert five-story hotel has 90 rooms and suites, and a small but comfortable sitting area called the Study on the ground floor.”

  • 4.3 Ecomama Amsterdam

    Hostel Ecomama, Amsterdam

    Telegraph

    “A budget hotel with boutique style, and strong green credentials. Ecomama has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, delightfully imaginative design, good food, spot-on staff, and is run with a creativity of thought that puts it in a category of its own.”

  • 4.2 ClickNOORD Amsterdam

    ClinkNOORD Hostel, Amsterdam

    Lonely Planet

    “Clink is a designer hostel chain with other branches in London, and in Amsterdam occupies a 1920s laboratory on the IJ riverbank, by the ferry terminal – a free, five-minute ferry ride from Centraal Station (ferries run 24/7).”

  • 4.2 W Hotel Amsterdam

    W Hotel, Amsterdam

    New York Times

    “Several high-end hotels have recently debuted across the city, among them the W Amsterdam. Opened in 2015 by the central Dam Square, the property offers 238 stylish rooms and suites, plus a rooftop pool with views of the neighboring royal palace.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Amsterdam.

  • 4.0 Generator Hostel Amsterdam

    Generator Hostel, Amsterdam

    Telegraph

    “The University of Amsterdam’s former zoological department has been respectfully transformed into a stylish addition to the city’s hostel scene, built among the trees of Oosterpark.”

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Andaz Hotel Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
215 euro 191 gbp 266 usd 28196 jpy 207 cad 207 aud 2082 hkd 351 sgd 250 chf 1689 cny 2194 sek 1606 dkk 2072 nok

Aparthotel Zoku, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Telegraph

4.6
98 euro 87 gbp 122 usd 12932 jpy 95 cad 95 aud 955 hkd 161 sgd 114 chf 774 cny 1006 sek 736 dkk 950 nok

Hotel The Dylan, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
283 euro 252 gbp 350 usd 37100 jpy 273 cad 273 aud 2740 hkd 462 sgd 329 chf 2222 cny 2887 sek 2114 dkk 2726 nok

Pulitzer Hotel, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.6
306 euro 272 gbp 379 usd 40174 jpy 295 cad 295 aud 2967 hkd 500 sgd 356 chf 2406 cny 3126 sek 2289 dkk 2952 nok

The Hoxton Hotel, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
127 euro 113 gbp 157 usd 16642 jpy 122 cad 122 aud 1229 hkd 207 sgd 147 chf 996 cny 1295 sek 948 dkk 1223 nok

Sir Albert Hotel, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet

4.4
101 euro 90 gbp 125 usd 13250 jpy 97 cad 97 aud 978 hkd 165 sgd 117 chf 793 cny 1031 sek 755 dkk 973 nok

Hostel Ecomama, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.3
26 euro 23 gbp 33 usd 3498 jpy 25 cad 25 aud 258 hkd 43 sgd 31 chf 209 cny 272 sek 199 dkk 257 nok

ClinkNOORD Hostel, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.2
17 euro 15 gbp 21 usd 2226 jpy 16 cad 16 aud 164 hkd 27 sgd 19 chf 133 cny 173 sek 126 dkk 163 nok

W Hotel, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.2
179 euro 159 gbp 222 usd 23532 jpy 173 cad 173 aud 1738 hkd 293 sgd 208 chf 1409 cny 1831 sek 1340 dkk 1729 nok

Generator Hostel, Amsterdam

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.0
20 euro 18 gbp 25 usd 2650 jpy 19 cad 19 aud 195 hkd 33 sgd 23 chf 158 cny 206 sek 151 dkk 194 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is famous for its narrow houses, elaborate canal system and artistic heritage. It has famous landmarks such as the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh Museum. The best neighborhoods in Amsterdam are:

De Pijp
De Pijp is a neighborhood with picturesque urban layout, brunch restaurants, and famous Albert Cuyp Market making it one of the best tourist attractions in the city. The city is home to a large number of pubs and bars and is the home to several hotels such as the Arcade Hotel, Atlantis Hotel Amsterdam, and Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati.

De Jordaan
De Jordaan is a residential neighborhood located in western Amsterdam and famous for its impressive culinary sector, photogenic townhouses, and welcoming atmosphere. De Jordaan houses great hotels such as Mr. Jordaan Hotel and Linden Hotel on Lindengraght, and gives access to several of the city’s main sites such as the canal belt, Dam Square, and Anne Frank House.

Oud-West
Oud-West is a densely-populated, multicultural, and cosmopolitan neighborhood that is home to several bars and restaurants, including Café Panache, De Gollem, and OT301. The neighborhood has great hotels such as Hotel de Hallen.

Overhoeks
Overhoeks is a southern neighborhood in the city that is notable because of its enormous skyline, including A’DAM Tower and EYE Film Institute. It has a wine bar-cum-cinema – FC Hyena – that screens the most recent arthouse movies and also has Skatecafe – an indoor skateboarding halfpipe.

Weesperzijde
Weesperzijde is a small neighborhood in the city that is named after a famous city planner. It has several hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, and ateliers.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Amsterdam.

How much does a night in a hotel in Amsterdam cost?

If you want to stay in a 3-star hotel in central Amsterdam you would be looking at an average price of $140 per night. For 4-star hotels the average price is around $180 per night. For a 5-star hotel in central Amsterdam the average rate is around $280 per night.

What is the best budget hotel in Amsterdam?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Amsterdam, then try Hostel Ecomama. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best boutique hotel in Amsterdam?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Amsterdam, you should check out Pillows Anna van den Vondel. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Amsterdam, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Amsterdam?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Amsterdam, then you should check out ClinkNOORD. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Amsterdam.

What is the best luxury hotel in Amsterdam?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Amsterdam, then go for Hotel The Dylan. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Amsterdam, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

Which Amsterdam hotel offers great breakfast?

The Andaz Hotel Prinsengracht is an excellent option if you're looking for a hotel offering great breakfast.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour. Learn about Anne Frank's life on a small-group or private walking tour of Amsterdam. Hear from an expert guide about the writer's life growing up, as well as the history of the Jewish Quarter and Second World War. Price: $34.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Open Boat (Small Group). Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. Price: $22.

Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam. Experience a piece of Dutch culture as you ride the streets of Amsterdam on a guided small-group bike tour that highlights the rich history of the iconic canal-lined city. Price: $39.

More things to do in Amsterdam

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, as well as being the most populous municipality of the Netherlands. The Constitution of the Netherlands mandates the status of the city as the capital. However, Amsterdam is not the seat of government in the Netherlands, that’s The Hague.

Amsterdam became one of the most important and busiest ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century due to the innovative developments in trade. As of the time, the city was the leading center for both finance and diamonds. This made it incredibly attractive to businesses and tourists alike.

Today, the city of Amsterdam is regarded as one of the top financial centers in Europe as well as being considered as an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group.

Amsterdam is popular worldwide for its nightlife and festival activity, with some of the most popular nightclubs in the world located in the city. Diverse culture and nationality are synonymous with Amsterdam; it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. As a matter of fact, over 177 nationalities are represented in the city.

If you like our list of best hotels in Amsterdam, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Brussels or the best hotels in Berlin.

Check out our other articles about Amsterdam:
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Where to stay in Amsterdam
Best boutique hotels in Amsterdam
Best luxury hotels in Amsterdam