Amsterdam has long been a destination atop the bucket lists of many travellers, and it’s no surprise – it’s one of the most exciting and historically important cities in the world. With that being said, where should you stay during your visit? Here are five of the very best options.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

The very name evokes an image of sheer luxury, so you can anticipate the Waldorf Astoria being one of Amsterdam’s very finest hotels. And it definitely lives up to the expectations – its regal exterior is impressive on all accounts, overlooking the canal with the hotel’s name on a hanging flag above the entrance.

Inside, you’ll find marble flooring, white pillars and floral flourishes throughout the lobby area – it’s a sign of what’s to come, and it looks utterly beautiful. The rooms are astounding at every price point, and baroque sculptures line the corridors and staircases up towards the top parts of the hotel. Bright, white interiors are lit up by big windows in the rooms, all of which are very spacious and comfortable – it’s one of Amsterdam’s sheer pleasures.

Luxury Suites Amsterdam

Built by the side of one of Amsterdam’s canals, the Luxury Suites hotel is a boutique getaway unlike any other. It offers everything any visitor would need, too – a prime location, excellent facilities and rooms unparalleled by nearly any other accommodation in the city. It’s also easily accessible for disabled travellers, which is perfect considering Amsterdam is also one of the world’s most accessible cities.

The charming suites found here are all as beautiful as the next, ranging from the luxury suites through to the penthouses. Regardless of your budget, rest assured you’ll be well looked after here – the rooms are cosy and luxurious, with rich neutral colours adorning the floors, walls and furniture and windows overlooking the gorgeous city.

The Hoxton

The Hoxton’s prime location isn’t the only appealing thing about it. It’s also one of Amsterdam’s most stylish, energetic and charming offerings in terms of accommodation, with a communal feel throughout the hotel – especially in its cosy bar area, where people often gather throughout the day for conversation and laughs.

The interior of the Hoxton is very vintage-chic, with dark wood flourishes and fifties furniture throughout – including in the rooms. It makes for a very charming stay, the elegance of the interior the perfect match for the grand exterior. As an added bonus, there’s a fleet of bicycles here for any guest to use to explore the city.

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

The grandeur of the Sofitel Legend The Grand hotel is simply unmatched by any other in Amsterdam. This is a true dime in the city, a gorgeously eccentric and traditionally luxurious getaway by the canal that conceals a world of wonder within its walls.

From the deep reds and purples of the hotel’s warm main bar to the stained glass backdrop of the dining area, it’s definitely a hotel that lives up to its grand name. The rooms aren’t disappointing, either – with big, sprawling beds, colourful decorations and beautiful bathrooms, every room and suite here is worth the cost. Be sure to escape to the renowned spa for a deserved break, too.

Conservatorium Hotel

The Conservatorium Hotel almost always makes the lists of the city’s best hotels, its chic appearance and Italian influences making for one of Amsterdam’s most luxurious and desirable getaways.

Aligned with the designer stores of Gucci and Cartier to name just a few, it’s certainly one of the more high-end hotels in the city – and you’ll realise as soon as you walk through the doors. Clean, refined design choices are consistent throughout every room, with browns and beiges providing the majority of the colour. Be sure to dine in Taiko, the hotel’s restaurant – with its principally Japanese menu, the dishes are simply to die for.

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