From historic buildings with centuries’ worth of stories to tell to tall skyscrapers that dominate an otherwise flat skyline, these top luxury hotels in Amsterdam guarantee you’ll always stay in style.
Luxury Hotels In Amsterdam
Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam
The Pulitzer sits on an attractive stretch of one of Amsterdam’s most gracious canals, five minutes’ walk from the Anne Frank House and only two or three more to the Royal Palace on the Dam. The hotel, which runs through 25 different buildings, is a delightful warren of passages, stairways, sudden open spaces, with many original features intact, but with a fresh, contemporary atmosphere. Rooms come in all shapes and sizes, many with fine canal views. Gracious service, garden courtyards and good cuisine add to the mix. Pulitzer’s Bar is a city institution and serves good wines and classic cocktails.
Soho House Amsterdam
The cream of Dutch creatives roam relaxedly through this centrally located hotel and member’s club, all soaring ceilings, stained glass, Art Deco angles and boldly coloured tiling. Rooms – with parquet floors, enticing textiles, original artwork, vintage-style furniture – continue the tranquil, engaging tone of the communal areas. A roof terrace with a 360-degree city view, private cinema, canal-view gym and easy-going, yet attentive service add to the allure. The House Kitchen does robust, tasty fare with US and Mediterranean influences, made with prime ingredients, while Cecconi’s serves inspired Italian fare.
You enter The Dylan through a 17th-century arch and gateway, and across a courtyard, which helps give it a discreet, exclusive atmosphere. Inside, old-world elegance sets the base note, with exuberant contemporary flourishes. Rooms vary considerably in shape and style: some large, with canal views; others up under the roof beams. All od them are individually decorated. For dining, Vinkeles (situated in the former almshouse bakery) serves modern, Michelin-starred cuisine with a busy bevy of counter-flavours. The more casual Occo Brasserie in the courtyard is also delightful.
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
The Okura is a boutique luxury hotel which was initially made in 1971 as a hotel and a Barometer rolled into one. If you spot green light on top of the tower, it’s a fair indication of oncoming bad weather, and if you see blue lights, it’s indicative of clear sunny skies. It’s located in the De Pijp neighborhood, which is quite a hip and trendy location on the up and coming. It’s located close to the business district, as well as the Amsterdam World Trade Centre. However, it’s a fifteen minute taxi ride to Central Station, and as such it’s not the most ideally situated hotel.
As far as the interiors are concerned, the hotel features a lobby with a strong beige and brown color palette. The hotel also features two Michelin-starred restaurants — Ciel Bleu is a two Michelin-starred restaurant on the top floor, whereas the Yamazato is a one Michelin-starred restaurant on the ground floor. Whereas the hotel itself is utterly elegant and classy, the nearby Albert Cuvo market features all the populist destinations and attractions of the city, so you can truly inhabit the best of both worlds. The hotel is 23 storey tall, which is quite high by Amsterdam standards, and as such is one of the few places where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
Couched on the banks of the Amstel river, the InterContinental is one of the most luxury hotels in Amsterdam with a striking aesthetic sense and an even more impressive view of the city. It was established in 1867, and ever since then it has developed a pristine reputation for being just the right blend of regality and snug comfort. The lobby of the hotel is immensely impressive with high-vaulted ceilings, a grand staircase, and shimmering chandeliers that can often be heard tinkling ever so gently in the background.
Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam
This luxury five star hotel is centrally located and within the neighborhood of the most popular shopping center in the city. The property is also rich in history, as it used to be a convent in the 15th century. The hotel takes care to maintain that sense of heritage with stained glass windows, still preserved since the 15th century, and intricately carved wooden door frames. However, despite the proud heritage of the hotel which is makes sure to leave intact, it has also been renovated in a more contemporary style with modern artworks lining up the walls and rooms equipped with Nespresso machines, and spacious bathrooms with walk-in rain showers.