Amsterdam's best mid-range hotels
It’s impossible to stay at The Hoxton without feeling an overwhelming urge to take every single part of it back home with you.
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.
This medium-sized, 32-roomed building is ideally located for canal and Jordaan strolls and for arrival and departure by train - it's a five-minute walk from the station, and right next door to the beautiful, domed Koepel church.
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, 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.
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.