Where to Stay in Amsterdam

This is a curated list of places to stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam is a tiny city compared to other tourist spots in the world but don’t let its size fool you. Because there’s so many hip neighbourhoods and historical spots here, you’ll have a hard time deciding where to stay in Amsterdam.

Any area is basically “central” here so whatever place you choose will undoubtedly be still the best location to stay in Amsterdam. However, if it’s your first time to visit the city, you might get overwhelmed by the choices.

To help you get started, here are some hotels in Amsterdam I recommend.

Where to Stay in Amsterdam: My Top 8 Recommendations

1. Sofitel Legend

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A prime spot just on the corner of the Red Light District (for curious explorers) is the Sofitel Legend. This luxury hotel features French interiors complemented by natural tones and a hint of witty design. The rooms are spacious and guests can enjoy views of the courtyard. Don’t forget to try out the famous fish restaurant connected to the hotel, Bridges. They also have a bistro where you can enjoy better views of the courtyard.

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2. Hotel II Fiore

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Hotel II Fiore is an animal-friendly hotel housed within a beautifully restored building. It features minimalist rooms where you can enjoy picturesque views of Jordaan district. For an even better view, climb up the rooftop where you’ll find a retro eatery, a hip bar, and a trendy cafe. Hang out here with your furry friend. You might even find something that they’ll like in the hotel’s specialized pet menu.

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3. Wittenberg

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Wittenberg is a hotel/apartment complex offering short-term and long-term accommodations to guests. It boasts 115 contemporary rooms and is near the city’s best spots like the Botanical Gardens and Artis, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo, the Southern Canals, and Old Town. If you plan to stay longer in Amsterdam, consider booking here. It’s specially designed to help you settle in the city fast.

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4. The Arcade Hotel

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The Arcade Hotel is the World’s First Video Game Hotel featuring retro consoles and headsets in each room. Its quirky theme is complemented by amenities such as the on-site bar, comic library, bike rental, and unlimited coffee. Gaming nights are also organized here so if you like video games and want to meet like-minded nerds, this place is definitely for you.

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5. Volkshotel Amsterdam

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Located at the trendy neighborhood of De Pijp is Volkshotel whose interiors reflect the hip atmosphere of its surroundings. It’s housed within an old newspaper office but don’t be fooled by its bland appearance. When you step in, you’ll be met with creative decor everywhere from the elevated bed to the music memorabilia adorning the walls. Each room is uniquely designed making every stay in this place a memorable one. The hotel also has a hot tub, sauna, and rooftop terrace.

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6. The Dylan

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The Dylan is a stylish hotel housed within an 18th-century building. At the center of it is a beautiful courtyard which you’ll have a view of from your terrace. Step outside the hotel and you’re near the city’s museums and tourist sites. Don’t forget to try the delicious cuisine at the onsite michelin-star restaurant.

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7. Flying Pig

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For those on a budget, the Flying Pig serves as the best location to stay in Amsterdam. This traveler-owned hostel was designed to meet every backpacker’s need including free breakfast, WiFi, lockers, a fully-equipped shared kitchen, maps, guides, and more. Some dorms also have queen-sized beds to accommodate couple travelers. Flying Pig is close to Amsterdam’s hottest spots so you’ll never run out of things to do here when you step out of the hostel. It’s also quite known for its party atmosphere so should you decide to stay in, you can always mingle with the guests and the hotel staff. Maybe even have a smoke or two.

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8. Prisenhof

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Prisenhof is another budget hotel featuring tastefully designed rooms. Each accommodation has its own private bathroom, a seating area, and a wardrobe. Guests have an array of meals to choose from the restaurants that are just a few minutes walk away from the hotel. It’s also near Amsterdam’s major tourists sites like the Dam Square, the Amstel River, and Leidseplein.

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This list should help you get started on deciding where to stay in Amsterdam. Heard of other cool hotels in the city?Share your thoughts in the comments!

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