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Recommended mid-range hotels

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

  • Price band: 3/4
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Right next to the green lungs of Amsterdam - the Vondelpark - the Marriott has just been given an overhaul, so it's goodbye to the dowdy green and brown gentleman's club styling and hello to soothing yellows and modern furnishings. All 392 rooms now come equipped with

  1. Stadhouderskade 12, 1054 ES
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Hotel Arena

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Another multi-purpose venue, these beautiful buildings were once an orphanage, before changing into a youth hostel. From there, it was only a short step to becoming a trendy hotel, bar and restaurant. Big city folk, used to long treks, will laugh at its accessibility,

  1. 's Gravesandestraat 51
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Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

  • Price band: 3/4
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Big, tall and glamorous, this stripy, stone-coloured hotel is brand spanking new and a great base for exploring the Waterfront and Noord on the banks opposite. Rooms are decorated in soothing greys and woods; pricier ones grant access to an executive lounge - free

  1. Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR
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Recommended luxury hotels

Ambassade Hotel

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This literary hotel arranged across ten canal houses is the place to bump in to your favourite author. Staff are discreet and attentive, and rooms - which stretch from single to suite to apartment - are decorated in Louis Quatorze style. Naturally there's a library,

  1. Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ
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American Hotel

  • Price band: 4/4
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A dazzling art nouveau monument that's looking extra spruce now that a fountain has been added to its terrace, the public areas here - like the magnificently buttressed Café Americain - are all eye-pleasers. Rooms, though - even the deluxe ones - are pretty cramped,

  1. Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN
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Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

  • Price band: 4/4
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The Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam occupies the fabulous structure on Prins Hendrikkade known locally as the Scheepvaarthuis or 'Maritime House'. It was on this building that many of the greatest names in Dutch modernism cut their teeth, and from which the signature

  1. Prins Hendrikkade 108-114
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Recommended budget hotels and hostels

CitizenM

  • Price band: 2/4
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Welcome to the future of hotels: the shipping container at CitizenM. Due to the housing shortage in Amsterdam, local students have long been living in these humble units, but it's safe to say that CitizenM was the first initiative to utilise them as the basis for a

  1. Prinses Irenestraat 30
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Greenhouse Effect

  • Price band: 1/4
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Planning on immersing yourself in cannabis culture? Then this is just the place to rest your addled head. Perched above the coffeeshop of the same name on the fringes of the Red Light District, there are plenty of druggie draws in the area. Some rooms have shared

  1. Warmoesstraat 55, 1012 HW
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Amstel Botel

  • Price band: 1/4
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Convenient for Centraal Station, the docklands and hops across to Noord, this a good bet if you're looking for good, clean accommodation with the odd frill, like free in-house movies. Unless you are fooled by their 'luxury' rooms boast and come expecting the QEII,

  1. NDSM Werf Pier 3
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