Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin as a dam of the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), a result of its innovative developments in trade.
Amsterdam is a great place to stay and if you have deep pockets you can enjoy some of these great luxury hotels. We bet this is something you will remember for life (not just because of the price :-).
1. Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Amsterdam
Set along the UNESCO World Heritage listed Herengracht, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam consists of six monumental 17th-century canal palaces. This 5-star hotel is in the heart of the city, only 138 m from the vibrant Rembrandplein.
The elegant, bright and uniquely decorated guest rooms, lofts and suites offer views of the canal and courtyard garden. Every accommodations features luxurious modern amenities, authentic Dutch inspired design and historic details, and spacious bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Enjoy gourmet dishes and the finest wines in restaurant Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, which has 2 Michelin stars, Vault Bar and Goldfinch, in collaboration with the 3-Michelin star restaurant De Librije, and enjoying a view of the grounds.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam features the luxury Guerlain spa with access to the indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness center and three treatment rooms for relaxing and massages.
2. Hotel Canal House, Amsterdam
Canal House features boutique-style rooms in the Grachtengordel-West district, 275 m from Westermarkt tram stop. This designer hotel features free Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast.
The rooms at Canal House feature sumptuous décor with dark woods and luxurious fabrics. Each room has an open-plan layout and includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.
3. Hotel Breitner House, Amsterdam
Breitner House is in a characteristic Amsterdam townhouse overlooking the Oosterpark. It has 2 large, classically decorated suites with modern features such as a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station.
Both rooms have the atmosphere of the 1800s with authentic ornaments, big Italian chandeliers and antique furnishings. They have luxurious bathrooms with a bathtub and free toiletries.
Every morning, Breitner House serves an extensive breakfast including champagne in the classic dining room with views of the park. Several restaurants are available in the direct area for dinner.
Amsterdam’s famous Museum Quarter including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum is 15 minutes away by public transportation. The Artis Zoo is just over a quarter mile away.
Oost is a great choice for travelers interested in cycling, city walks andarchitecture.
So… did you choose where to stay in Amsterdam? 😉