Laura Collins

Laura Collins

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The 17 best hotels in Amsterdam

The 17 best hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the world’s best cities, no doubt about it. And as a tourism capital, it’s no surpise that it’s stuffed full of beautiful hotels, from 18th century canal houses to converted bridge keepers’ houses and seriously high-grade hotels.  So if you’re looking for a tip-top place to bed down after a day out exploring the city’s best museums, attractions and coffee shops, you’ve come to the right place. From the city centre through to De Negen Straatjes, here are the best hotels in Amsterdam right now. Updated June 2024: We’ve just added three hotels to this list, in time for summer, including the Hoxton’s second outpost in the city. See our brand-new reviews below... RECOMMENDED:🏠 The best Airbnbs in Amsterdam📍 Where to stay in Amsterdam 📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🍴 The best restaurants in Amsterdam At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. This guide includes affiliate links, which have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

The 14 best museums in Amsterdam

The 14 best museums in Amsterdam

One of the biggest questions confronting us when we plan a trip to Amsterdam is ‘How on earth do I choose which museum to go to first?’. This city has an abundance of great museums, from Van Gogh to Anne Frank Huis (which both require a bit of forward planning, as they sometimes book up months in advance), and plenty more you've probably never heard of. But if you're wondering about which museums to prioritise, rest assured that our local writer has been to them all. Small ones, big ones, ones floating on the water, you name it. Simply read on for everything you need to know about the best museums in Amsterdam (oh, and if you're more of an exclusively art person, try our list of the best galleries in Amsterdam on for size).  RECOMMENDED:🖼️ The best things to do in Amsterdam🌿 The best coffeeshops in Amsterdam🍝 The best restaurants in Amsterdam🏠 Where to stay in Amsterdam This guide was updated by Callum Booth, a writer based in Amsterdam. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. 

The 9 best beaches in Amsterdam

The 9 best beaches in Amsterdam

Okay, the Netherlands might not be the first place that springs to mind when planning a beach holiday, but the Dutch are international champions at surprising people, and its capital is very much the figurehead of it all. The best beaches in Amsterdam (well, an hour away by train) are beautiful examples of the rugged coastline and power of the North Sea, offering photography and extreme sports opportunities aplenty. The best part? You can head there for the whole day and make it back to Dam for dinner. Here are the best beaches near Amsterdam.  RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Amsterdam🍴 The best restaurants in Amsterdam☕ The best coffeeshops in Amsterdam🏨 The best hotels in Amsterdam At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

The 10 best parks in Amsterdam

The 10 best parks in Amsterdam

If you’re looking for a destination that offers everything, look no further than Amsterdam. Raucous nightlife and world-beating cafes? Genre-defining museums and famous attractions? Beaches? Yeah, it is all here in the amazing capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam tops all sorts of lists, and so it should.When all the excitement gets too much, the best parks in Amsterdam offer total tranquillity for clearing the head. These are beautiful spots for a morning jog or an afternoon stroll, although don’t be surprised to happen upon a playground, petting zoo or piece of local history. Amsterdam gonna Amsterdam, always.