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The Best Hotels in Amsterdam

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to stay in Amsterdam, both international luxury and boutique choices.

Our team to Amsterdam are four young professional travelers who have tested a lot of hotels, restaurants and night-clubs world-wide.

Amsterdam is the greatest small city in the world. From canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.

Amsterdam is a city of tolerance and diversity. It has all the advantages of a big city: good transport, rich culture and lively nightlife – and thanks to the extensive canals, it is quiet with little road traffic. The destination is never far away, so get a bike for an authentic local experience.

Museums are the main tourist attraction – the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum is a must.

Amsterdam shopping is great in department stores and shopping malls. Go to Dam Square – most department stores and shopping malls are within a short walking distance from the Dam Square. The best choices are offered by De Bijenkorf, Magna Plaza or the Kalvertoren on the Kalverstraat. If you like more luxury, bring your gold-cards and go to P.C. Hooftstraat.

Amsterdam has a lot of cafes and restaurants catering for every tastes, budgets and moods. Top quality restaurants and stylish bars as well as more traditional Dutch cafés.

Overall, the restaurants in Amsterdam have a relaxed vibe. Most restaurants do not demand fancy clothing or high heels. However, there are a lot of fine-dining restaurants and clubs where people do dress up.

Currency is Euro ( € ).

The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Amsterdam Hotels:

Hotel picture Hotel Okura – a large, quietly luxurious hotel in a 23-storey building – situated in De Pijp hip foodie quarter.

Superior and Executive rooms are spacious, with a relaxing grey-blue and white colour scheme and touches of rich green. Beds are supremely comfy, and there are chairs to lounge in. Bathrooms are enormous, with showers as well as tubs. A good working desk and a safe with room for a large laptop, and there is an espresso machine with good-quality tea and coffee.

Hotel Okura is home to three superb Japanese Michelin awarded restaurants; Ciel Bleu, Sazanka and Yamazato. At restaurant Serre you can enjoy international specialties.

Nagomi Spa is the perfect place to get away from the stresses of daily life. A carefully chosen selection of treatments ensures that you can totally relax.
Nagomi Health is an oasis of tranquillity where you can exercise in total privacy, and professional trainers are present – indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and saunas.

Relaxed luxury with Japanese design, beautiful woods, clean lines and clear light – a large hotel, but soft colours and wooden armchairs absorb the busy-ness and assert a zen-like calm. The service is warm and polite.

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
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Hotel picture The lifestyle hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is located in the heart the canal belt. The Jordaan area and Negen Straatjes area, are within a 15-minute walk. The Leidseplein, known for its many bars and clubs, is 400 m from the hotel.

All rooms offer elegant design and are individually decorated. Rooms feature a seating area with flat-screen TV, a minibar with complimentary drinks and snacks and coffee/tea making facilities. The spacious open-plan bathroom has a shower, toilet, bathrobes and free toiletries.

The on-site restaurant Bluespoon serves freshly prepared seasonally inspired dinner – a farm-to-table European cuisine enhanced with a super-local Dutch edge.

The Spa & Wellness centre offers massage – stylish décor, combined with individualized treatments and prestigious spa products.

A beautiful top hotel with top personal service.

Prinsengracht 587
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Hotel picture Kimpton De Witt boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Amsterdam, 300 m from Central Station – an area for great shopping, with popular brands nearby: Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Burberry.

De Witt Hotel exudes a modern approach to luxury through fresh, refined rooms and imaginative spaces steeped in inspired Dutch design. You can escape the urban buzz of Amsterdam's City Centre inside this refined, boutique hotel. Several spectacularly designed rooms are housed in original 17th century buildings – a palette of bold green and blue colors and lush textures alongside the luxe bathroom amenities and cozy, stylish comforts.

The hotel also offers free use of bicycles, and a lovely indoor boutique garden in the middle of the hotel.

Guests can unwind in the leafy garden conservatory, savour a meal at the hotel restaurant and cradle a nightcap in the cozy House Bar, which dates back to the Dutch Golden Age.

Unique personal and heartfelt service.

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 5
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Hotel picture Boutique hotel Estheréa is housed in a row of 17th century buildings on the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal. Dam square, the central railway station, the main shopping area, museums, theatres and night life are all within walking distance.

The rich, colourful interior includes woollen carpets, crystal chandeliers, mahogany panelling, luxurious fabrics, extravagant wallpapers, flowers, plants and fish.

The Estheréa offers well-equipped luxuriously decorated rooms and 2 spacious, colourful suites – all accessible by elevator and are non-smoking. The hotel is housed in historical buildings, so the size of rooms varies. Luxurious bathroom with all amenities including hairdryer and first-class skin care products.

A beautiful boutique style building, great location in the real heart of Amsterdam, wonderful staff.

Singel 303-309
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Hotel picture The bohemian lifestyle hotel INK Hotel is housed in an historic building which was formerly the headquarters of the newspaper "De Tijd" – situated only a 5-minute walk from Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station – a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife, architecture and walking.

The property has completely been renovated in 2015 and INK delivers a luxury lifestyle experience with a personal touch. All rooms here are designed by a famous architect, all rooms are stylish, elegant and comfortable, including minibar and safety deposit box as standard. The private bathrooms come with bathrobes, hairdryer and first-class amenities.

Restaurant PRESSROOM is INK’s vibrant heart. It functions as a living room for the hotel guests and a place where locals gather to meet. It still has the energetic vibe of the actual pressroom from the old days.

The hotel has a well-equipped fitness centre. The former use of the premises explains the name of the hotel – tradition and hospitality rules – warm and personal service.

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67
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