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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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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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Park Plaza Victoria

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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A stalwart of the city hotel scene, the Victoria has recently been spruced up; the public areas (including lobby and bar) of this 300-roomed hotel opposite Centraal Station now look very dapper indeed, decked out in browns, creams and reds. Rooms themselves are of a

  1. Damrak 1-5
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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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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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