Best Amsterdam hotels to book in 2021
Start planning your trip to the Venice of the North with these deals on the city’s best hotels.
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Hotels in Amsterdam are amongst some of the most unique in the world; planning restrictions means hoteliers have had to make the most out of what the city has already got. As a result, each hotel oozes historic charm while still pandering to every modern convenience you might need. Even big-name hotels and small hostels have had to think of something ultra-chic to market their rooms in this creative city.
It doesn't matter if you're on a strict budget or looking to spend big bucks, Amsterdam is sure to deliver on every level. Here are a few of our top picks to suit any mood.
Today's available deals on Amsterdam hotels
Up to 10% off stay + free breakfast
Available on stays from 17 June - 31 August 2021. Destinations include London, Amsterdam, Istanbul and more. Must be a member to avail discount. T&Cs apply.
Up to 62% off USA and Europe hotels
Available on stays until December 2021. Destinations include Las Vegas, New York, London and more.
Up to 75% off worldwide resort getaways
Available on stays until April 2022 on destinations including Greece, Hawaii, Koh Samui, South Korea, Barcelona and more.
Up to 50% off worldwide stays
Become a member and get up to 50% off hotels. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, USA and more.
Free 1 night + room upgrades on Europe stays
Plus an extra 10% off for members on stays until 31 August 2021 on select hotels. Destinations include London, Rome, Birmingham and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Europe escapes + an extra 10% off for members
Available on select stay dates when you stay a minimum of 2 nights. Destinations include London, Rome and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off Europe getaways + an extra 10% off for members
Plus get 2,000 Bonus My Millennium Points when you stay for a minimum of 2 nights. Available on stays until 31 December 2021 in UK, France and Italy. T&Cs apply.
Extra $10 off worldwide hotels
Sign up your email address and receive discounts. Destinations include Las Vegas, London, New York, Toronto, Dubai and more. T&Cs apply.
Free nights with Best Western Rewards points
Earn points and redeem a free night on worldwide stays. Destinations include Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 5% extra savings on stays
Sign up your email and become an IHG member to enjoy discounts and earn points or stays worldwide including Australia. T&Cs apply.
5% off hotel bookings
Available on your first Trip.com pre-paid hotel booking. Discount available worldwide including in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Fiji, US, UK and more.
Up to 25% off worldwide stays
Enroll and save 25% with Marriott Bonvoy Escapes. As a member, you can experience these exclusive benefits.
Up to 30% off Europe stays
Available on select stay dates at participating Best Western® Hotels & Resorts when you book 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
Earn a free night’s stay
Stay for 10 nights at any hotel worldwide to get a free night. Must be a Hotels.com Rewards members. Membership is free. T&Cs apply.
How did we pick these Amsterdam hotels?Our editorial team selected the Amsterdam hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.
Best cheap hotels in Amsterdam
From capsule hotels to dorm rooms, affordable guesthouses to suburban hotels, Amsterdam has covered every base for travellers on a small budget.
A few nights at Ecomama are well suited to solo backpackers looking for homely and affordable dorm rooms with plenty of stylish spaces for socialising. If you're after a reasonably priced double room, staying a little outside of the city centre will get you the best value for money. Try the €80 double rooms at Hotel Van Gogh out for size.
City Hub Capsule Hotel
XO Hotels Van Gogh
Best 5-star hotels in Amsterdam
Contemporary design, traditional features, relaxing spas, Michelin-starred restaurants – you name it, a 5-star hotel in Amsterdam has got it.
For the ultimate grandeur, the Sofitel delivers French elegance, historic charm and unbeatable seafood. Hotel Pulitzer, on the other hand, exudes 21st-century refinement with soft features and plenty of modern art, while still being housed in an 18th-century canal-side property.
What's more, if you're looking for 5-star luxury with a difference, try the Japanese-inspired Hotel Okura where an indoor garden, heated pool and five restaurants, which share four Michelin stars, await you.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Best boutique hotels in Amsterdam
Boutique hotels are what Amsterdam is all about: being that little bit different, that little bit more creative and that little bit more exciting.
You'll find boutique hotels around every corner in Amsterdam. Breitner House, which was once the dwelling of a renowned Dutch artist, is one of the most luxurious boutiques in the city, as is Kamer 01, which sits in a converted 16th-century canal house. Or, perhaps you'd rather stay in a very swanky, converted prison?
Best cool hotels in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of the hottest travel locations in the world right now, so it makes sense that there are some ultra-hip hotels in the city too.
Creative types are drawn here, and with them come a myriad of unique concepts. The eco-friendly Hotel Jakarta, complete with its indoor garden, recently arrived in Amsterdam, along with Hotel De Hallen sitting in a former train depot and the Inntel Hotel whose higgledy-piggledy exterior you'll have no problem finding.
Hotel De Hallen
Inntel Hotels Zaandam
Alternate Amsterdam accommodation options
It's always worth checking out Airbnb or Stayz to see what they have to offer in Amsterdam. While they might not provide the same artsy backdrops and kooky designs, you'll generally get more for your money especially if you're travelling in a larger group. We found a few private rooms for around the €55 mark.
With a push for more eco-friendly accommodation and rising prices in the centre, more and more campsites are popping up around Amsterdam. Some are just a 20-minute tram ride from the centre. Camping Zeeburg is in one of the best locations for exploring the city, is open all year and offers prices as low as €7 per person per night.
Frequently asked questions about Amsterdam hotels
Which Amsterdam hotels are near Central Station?
Marking the heart of the city, you'll want to stay close to Central Station if you're hoping to be in the thick of it all. Consider booking a room at the A-Train Hotel, Multatuli Hotel or Art'Otel Amsterdam, which are just across the road from the station.
Which Amsterdam hotels are near Dam Square?
Central Amsterdam Vondelpark 4 sits directly in Dam Square itself, whereas Swissotel Amsterdam and Hotel TwentySeven are just a short walk away.
Which hotels are near Amsterdam Airport?
Yotelair and Mercure Hotel both provide in-terminal accommodation at Amsterdam Schiphol, and The Hilton, Sheraton and CitizenM Hotel aren't too far away either.
Which sites let me book Amsterdam accommodation with free cancellation?
These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Amsterdam, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Amsterdam hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.
Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Amsterdam hotel is non-refundable.
Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Amsterdam accommodation?
Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Amsterdam stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Amsterdam booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.
Which sites like me book Amsterdam accommodation without a credit card?compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.
Which Amsterdam hotel booking sites have rewards programs?
Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Amsterdam accommodation on sites like these:
- Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
- Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
- Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
- Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
- Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
- Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).
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