If you want to spend your days jaunting round Oud-Zuid, one of Amsterdam’s most elegant neighbourhoods or visiting place like Rijksmuseum and the Royal Concert Hall, then why not lay your head down somewhere luxurious for the night?
From the Grand Hotel Amrāth oozing tales of the VOC and Dutch maritime history in an old shipping headquarters, to the Ambassade Hotel frequented by illustrious guests and boasting a well stocked library, there’s an array of extravagant lodgings to choose from.
We’ve narrowed down a list of our favourite luxury places to stay in the city, considering everything you’d want from a high end hotel such as great views to sparkling interiors. Cast your eyes over our top picks below and see if any tickle your fancy.
The best of Amsterdam's luxury hotels
Steeped in centuries of history, this hotel began life as a staging post for royals in the Golden Age, and has also been Amsterdam's town hall. Near the epicentre of the Red Light District, guests nevertheless feel like they've been whisked a million miles away from the risqué surroundings the moment they step into the luxurious courtyard.
This multi-storey, multi-tasking and very smart business-class stopover (the choice of Japan Airlines) has everything captains of industry need: a top-floor, top-of-the-range French restaurant, Le Ciel Bleu; a full-size pool and health club (open to non-guests); state-of-the-art conference facilities; and sushi bars.
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 flowing lines of the architectural style gained a named: the Amsterdam School.