Amsterdam's best boutique hotels
This rather well-kept secret of a hotel is the opposite of the grand gestures of the Amstel hotel, and the epitome of understated glamour.
Outrageous elegance are the key words here. Guests are made to feel like superstars - even the odd bona fide star drops in from time to time too - and lodge in colour-coded chromatherapy rooms.
One of the city's most stylish secrets, this place - complete with spa and a wine bar - is just a kitten-heeled skip away from the designer shops of PC Hooftstraat.
This former youth prison has been re-invented as one- to five-star accommodation complete with a new 'cultural embasssy'. Lloyd features the work of hotshot Dutch designers, Atelier van Lieshout and Marcel Wanders.
Another hidden gem near museums and upmarket shopping opportunities, this thoroughly chic place is covered with art and boasts a lovely decked garden.