Amsterdam Holidays

Your Amsterdam holiday

Amsterdam emerged as a fishing town in the late 12th century – its name taken due to its proximity to a dam on the river Amstel.

During the 15th century, the town saw rapid development and trade innovation, paving the way for the Dutch Golden Age from 1585 to 1672. In this period Amsterdam was a financial hub with the strongest market in the world. The first multinational corporation, The Dutch East India Company, was created in 1602 and soon had a far-reaching geopolitical power.

While Amsterdam was the wealthiest city in the world, the cityscape expanded and changed, and some of the most important buildings were erected, including many of the beautiful canal homes and the former town hall and current Royal Palace in Dam Square. Immigration increased during the 17th century, leading to a deliberate city plan that involved the creation of four major canals that emerged at Amsterdam’s waterfront, the IJ Bay.

Holland’s modern history is marked by the German invasion of the country in May 1940 and the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. The city’s entire Jewish community was nearly wiped out, and with it the city’s historic diamond trade that was mostly controlled by Jewish businessmen.

The cultural openness of the city has roots in Amsterdam’s central role in the 1960s and 1970s as a hippie hub. The 1970s also saw a spike in immigration from Suriname (a former Dutch colony), Morocco, and Turkey.

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The Student Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
4.3 / 5
The Student Hotel Amsterdam is finally here! Opening August 2013, we are located in the West of Amsterdam, 10 minutes from the city centre and 3 minutes from the bustling neighbourhood of Mercatorplein/Bos and Lommerplein and directly at metro-tram station Jan van Galenstraat. With 700 plus rooms available for students and guests from near and far, a whole range of great services and amenities, and 24-hour security and on-site staff, The Student Hotel Amsterdam offers the ideal all-inclusive accommodation in a vibrant international community for students and the young at heart.Choose between the different types of rooms and suites we offer. All of our rooms are fully furnished with private en-suite bathroom, shared kitchen and quality amenities: comfortable double bed, study desk, flat screen TV with international channels, free high-speed Internet and free Wi-Fi. If you desire more space or privacy choose one of our luxury suites with private kitchen.
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Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

Feel part of Amsterdam’s rich elegance at this Art Nouveau landmark Dating to 1913 and formerly a shipping office, the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is a five-star Art Nouveau masterpiece. Overlooking the city's picturesque waterfront, the hotel is a monument to classic design, impeccable luxury and world-class amenities. A host of wellness and recreational facilities, including an indoor pool, fitness center and luxury spa combined with exquisite dining and state-of-the-art in-room comforts make the Grand Hotel Amrâth a destination in itself. HighlightsArchitectural landmark full of stunning Art Nouveau detailingComplimentary Wi-Fi and mini bar in all guest roomsLuxury spa and full range of recreation and fitness facilities          RoomsGuests are greeted with warm, bright colors and cozy furnishings in the Grand Hotel Amrâth's 165 guest rooms, including 21 suites. Each room comes with a king bed or two twin beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi, top-quality Nespresso coffee and tea machines and 32-inch flat-screen HDTV with satellite channels add modern touches to each room's evocative elegance. Bathroom amenities include plush bathrobes and signature Lanvin bath essentials.   The Grand Hotel Amrâth's suites range from the spacious junior and two-room suites to the 1,300-square-foot two-story tower suite, boasting a fireplace and spacious bathroom with 360-degree views of Amsterdam. FeaturesAt Grand Hotel Amsterdam, breakfast is served at the on-site restaurant Seven Seas or at the bar/lounge. Patrons can inform hotel a night prior to opting to savour the morning meal in room. Additionally, the hotel offers a bar and lounge where guests can sip enticing cocktails, mingle and unwind in a stylish, casual setting. The Grand Hotel Amrâth also provides concierge services and complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas. An indoor swimming pool and fitness center, along with the sauna and Turkish steam bath offer the ideal venues to decompress after sightseeing or business meetings. The hotel's Wellness Center is a world-class spa offering comprehensive treatments using only the purest bath and body products and exclusive Babor cosmetics. TransportationSchiphol Airport transportation available (fees apply)Amsterdam Central Station (1 mi/1.5 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (14 mi/22.5 km)   Attractions Museum Amstelkring (.5 mi/.8 km)Oude Kerk (.5 mi/.8 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (1 mi/1.5 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (1 mi/1.5 km)Anne Frankhuis (Anne Frank House) (1.5 mi/2 km)Begijnhof (1.5 mi/2 km)Rijksmuseum (2.5 mi/4 km)Van Gogh Museum (3 mi/5 km) Business Business center7,100 square feet of flexible meeting and event space8 meeting rooms
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West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
2.7 / 5 47 reviews
A cozy, modern choice near the airport and all Amsterdam attractionsLocated conveniently on the quiet outskirts of Amsterdam and minutes from Schiphol Airport, West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam offers up-to-date accommodations in modern, elegantly simple guest rooms to ensure a relaxing retreat for all guests. West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam provides a slate of amenities, including Wi-Fi access, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk to facilitate business and leisure. A satisfying breakfast buffet, fresh-made meals from the food corner and combination bar and lounge means ample opportunities for refreshment between sightseeing or business meetings. Highlights Conveniently located between Amsterdam and Schiphol AirportModern, business-class rooms tailored to both singles and groupsAmsterdam's lush Vondelpark and major museums nearby RoomsWest Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam's 195 guest rooms sport an elegant, back-to-basics look that keeps the emphasis on rest, comfort and convenience. West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam offers a series of room types starting with standard single and standard 2-person rooms, which come with one and two twin beds, respectively. Similarly, standard triple rooms are furnished with three twin beds and standard quadruple rooms with four twin beds. All rooms come with cable TVs with satellite channels and On Demand entertainment. FeaturesWest Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam offers modern services in an elegant, three-star business-class setting and affords quick and easy access to all of Amsterdam's business and leisure destinations. Guests enjoy a daily breakfast buffet to start the day's activities. West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam's bar and lounge provides the ideal place to unwind between meetings or at the end of a day's sightseeing. The bar serves delicious refreshments and the lounge features billiards and TVs. Guests can also stop by the hotel's food corner where fresh sandwiches, pizzas and salads are offered throughout the day. Additional services and amenities include a 24-hour front desk, on-site parking and Schiphol Airport shuttle service. TransportationSchiphol Airport shuttle service (fees apply)Amsterdam Central Station (5 mi/8 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (6.5 mi/11 km) AttractionsRijksmuseum (2.5 mi/4.5 km)Van Gogh Museum (2.5 mi/4.5 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (4 mi/6.5 km)Begijnhof (4 mi/6.5 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (3.5 mi/6 km)Heineken Experience (3 mi/5 km)Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (3.5 mi/5.5 km)Museum Amstelkring (4.5 mi/7 km)
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Hotel Arena Amsterdam

4 stars
3.6 / 5 34 reviews
Gothic architecture meets chic, modern design with dining and nightlifeHoused in a monumental late-19th century edifice, formerly the St. Elisabeth Orphanage, the Hotel Arena Amsterdam offers guests an exciting fusion of historic architecture and modern design. Guests enjoy the tranquility of the hotel's residential setting yet remain within a short commute from many of the city's leading cultural, shopping and nightlife attractions. Charmingly boutique rooms are equipped with modern amenities without losing rich historic appeal. Hotel Arena also offers a sophisticated in-house restaurant, lounge and nightclub. Highlights Full slate of in-house dining and nightlife optionsInspiring fusion of modern and traditional designConvenient to destinations in both central and outer Amsterdam             RoomsThe Hotel Arena's 116 boutique guest rooms welcome guest with minimalist modern décor, genuine oak flooring and, in some cases, high ceilings. All rooms, from the deluxe guest rooms to studios and suites, come furnished with plush double beds and each room bears perfectly preserved 19th-century design elements. Guests enjoy satellite TV with On Demand movies and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).  Suites offer beautiful city, courtyard or garden views. FeaturesA full slate of dining and nightlife options ensures guests enjoy a packed evening without leaving the hotel. ToDine boasts first-class Dutch and international cuisine in a sleek, yet cozy setting imagined by famed Dutch interior designer Ronald Hooft. Guests enjoy cocktails at the ToDrink lounge with chic, cosmopolitan interior or--in warmer months--on the spacious terrace. The Hotel Arena's swish, 2-story nightclub, ToNight, is the perfect hotspot to dance the night away. Business travelers have access to showpiece meeting rooms. The boardroom, cloister room, garden room and church hall are all high-tech spaces that ingeniously merge technology with the Hotel Arena's heritage architecture. Transportation Nearby tram stop (2 blocks)Amsterdam Central Station (2 mi/3.5 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (10.5 mi/17 km) Attractions Rijksmuseum (1.5 mi/2.5 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (2 mi/3.5 km)Rembrandt House Museum (Rembrandthuis) (2 mi/3.5 km)Van Gogh Museum (2 mi/3 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (2 mi/4 km)Oude Kerk (2.5/4 km)Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (3 mi/5 km)Amsterdam Historical Museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum) (3.5 mi/6 km)Begijnhof (3.5 mi/5.5 km) Business 5 meeting and event spaces   Polices & Fees A 5% city tax is due at checkout
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Schiphol A4 Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
3.9 / 5 90 reviews
Located centrally, within a stone's throw of Schiphol and close by the centre of Amsterdam, you will find with us luxury, comfort and hospitality. Thanks to its ideal location, the hotel is easily accessible by car, public transport or the free shuttle service. The hotel has an abundance of parking options that you, as our guest, may use at no charge during your stay with us. Our friendly employees, the spacious, luxurious rooms and suites and the many amenities including free WIFI make you feel at home immediately. Baby cots available at 7,50 euro per night.
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The Manor Hotel - Hampshire Eden Amsterdam

4 stars
4.3 / 5 11 reviews
Opened June 10th 2011, the brand new The Manor Hotel - Hampshire Eden Amsterdam offers 125 luxurious rooms, just minutes from the city centre of Amsterdam. The history of the building is combined with trendy interior design and all luxurious facilities that will sure you will feel at home. At restaurant 'Enoteca' you can enjoy both the claccic and modern Italian cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a terrace outside as well a a seperate lounge bar. A 5.5% city tax is to be paid at the hotel. The entire hotel is a non-smoking hotel and does not offer any smoking rooms. Children till 12 years old can stay free of charge in existing bedding.
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Bilderberg Garden Hotel Amsterdam

5 stars
4.0 / 5 40 reviews
Luxury oasis in upscale Apollolan neighborhood with boutiques and cafesThe boutiques and caf?s of Amsterdam's upscale Apollolan district set the backdrop to this experience in 5-star, contemporary luxury. The Bilderberg Garden is not only a gateway to the city's extraordinary pleasures, but is itself an oasis of modern amenities, delicious dining and sleek comfort for both business and leisure travelers. Guests can delight in Amsterdam's world-class sights by foot, tram or bike and retire to the chic, relaxing ambience of the Bilderberg Garden. Visit Restaurant De Kersentuin, where traditional dishes are presented creatively. HighlightsUpscale Apollolan neighborhood features world-class boutiques, caf�s and diningDe Kersentuin Restaurant presents world-class French cuisineLush Vondelpark and major Amsterdam museums are nearby RoomsThe Bilderberg Garden Hotel offers 124 sleek, modern guest rooms with marbled luxury bathrooms. Deluxe rooms come furnished with double beds, mini bars and satellite TV, and Wi-Fi access (fees apply). Executive rooms each come with a double bed or two twin beds, flat-screen satellite TV, and bathrooms with spa tubs and signature Rituals bath and body products. Whirlpool, Wi-Fi access and Nespresso coffee are available in the Executive room. Suites come with separate living and bedroom quarters, two flat-screen satellite TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi access FeaturesThe Bilderberg Garden's chic, contemporary De Kersentuin Restaurant features dining and flavorful twists on French favorites.  The hotel lounge offers the perfect spot for business and leisure guests to relax and unwind with cocktails and appetizers. On-site valet parking, multilingual staff, concierge services and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel (fees apply) are part of the Bilderberg Garden's full slate of modern amenities. Access to the neighborhood fitness center is provided at a discounted rate. Transportation Amsterdam Central Station (4 mi/6.5 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (8.5 mi/13.5 km) AttractionsRijksmuseum (1 mi/2 km)Van Gogh Museum (less than 1 mi/1.5 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (3 mi/4.5 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (3 mi/5 km)Oude Kerk (2.5 mi/4 km)Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)  (2.5 mi/4 km)Blue Boat Company (canal tours) (1 mi/2 km) Business Business center3 flexible conference roomsSecretarial services1,900 square feet of meeting and event space Polices & FeesThe hotel requires credit card authorization or cash deposit at check-inA 5.5% city tax is added to all final room charges at check-out
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WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
4.0 / 5 15 reviews
WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam is a cozy three star hotel situated in the heart of Amsterdam. Its location makes it the perfect base to visit the city. WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam is just a 5 minute walk from the Dam, Kelverstraat and Central Station. WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam has 106 rooms, whereby 86 have been renovated to trendy Deluxe Rooms. The hotel also has a warm and trendy lounge. There is wireless internet available throughout the hotel and in the lobby a computer available for use. You can enjoy breakfast in Piazza DOro with an assortment of teas and coffees. Restaurants, bars, theaters, shops and museums are but a walking distance. A 5.5% city tax is to be paid at the hotel. Children are welcome but upon request. Children under 2 years old can stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Baby cot charge is 10 euro's per night.
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Eden Hotel - Hampshire Eden Amsterdam

3 stars
3.7 / 5 69 reviews
Stylish, central retreat puts vibrant Amsterdam at your doorstepOverlooking the sparkling Amstel River, the Eden Hotel Amsterdam is the perfectly compact blend of location, amenities and services that makes business and leisure stays more than satisfying. Offering a variety of rooms tailored to short- and long-term stays, this sleek hotel provides comfortable in-room furnishings and high-tech amenities, plus excellent in-house dining and bar options to ensure guests can relax, work or be entertained. What's more, the hotel situates guests near Amsterdam's abundance of art, cultural and nightlife destinations. HighlightsIn-house FLO Amsterdam restaurant offers delectable contemporary French cuisineCentral Amstel River-adjacent location means a short walk to several major city attractions Apartment and studio accommodations for extended stays RoomsThe Eden Hotel Amsterdam's 218 warm yet lively guest rooms offer the perfect home base from which to explore Amsterdam's vibrant art and culture attractions. Each room comes with a queen bed or two twin beds, all with thick mattresses and plush duvets. Media features include high-speed Internet access (fees apply) and flat-screen HDTVs with satellite channels and On Demand programming. Executive rooms offer expanded sitting area and stunning Amstel River views.   The Eden Hotel Amsterdam also offers fully-equipped studios and apartments for travelers on extended stays. FeaturesThe Eden Hotel Amsterdam's in-house FLO Amsterdam Restaurant offers delectably modern twists on French cuisine along with a full bar.  FLO's fresh seafood specialties are particularly popular. Before setting off for sightseeing or business meetings, the Eden Hotel entices guests each morning with a warm, wholesome breakfast buffet that includes freshly baked bread and delightful Dutch cheeses.   Guests can take advantage of the hotel's on-site bicycle rentals for exploring the city. Whether on foot or bicycle, the Eden Hotel Amsterdam's central city location puts virtually all business and tourist destinations within easy reach.   Transportation Closest tram stop Amsterdam Central Station (2 mi/3.5 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (11 mi/18 km) AttractionsRijksmuseum (2 mi/3 km)Van Gogh Museum (2 mi/3 km)Museum Amstelkring (1 mi/2 km)Rembrandt House (Rembrandthuis) (1 mi/2 km)Amsterdam Historical Museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum) (1 mi/2 km)Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (.5 mi/less than 1 km)Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (1 mi/2 km) BusinessAll business services and facilities hosted by Eden Rembrandt Square Hotel nearby including:5 meeting rooms (2 boardrooms and 3 conference rooms)State-of-the-art audiovisual services
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WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
4.1 / 5 24 reviews
Hip and happening style in fashionable AmsterdamThemed around haute couture and sitting opposite the World Fashion Center in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein district, the WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam is a stylish and well-equipped hotel in a tranquil area of Amsterdam. With extensive business facilities and 7 dedicated meeting rooms (named after fashion destinations such as Rodeo Drive), WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam also provides an array of spa, fitness, and health club options aimed at guests’ well-being. A restaurant with a terrace and tenth floor cocktail bar provides sweeping city views.  3 Reasons To Stay:Stylish fashion-themed hotel with attention to detailSwimming pool, health club and sauna on siteBusiness-friendly hotel with choice of bars WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam RoomsThe WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam is a stylish hotel, with 260 guest accommodations, situated in a pleasant district convenient to Schiphol Airport and many cultural landmarks. Rooms are spacious twins, doubles or triples with comfortable beds and premium bedding in a high-concept design environment, offering garden or city views. The beds come with oversized buttoned headboards. Rooms have modern chairs and desks with ambient lighting and soothing color schemes of chocolate brown and cream. Rooms allow guests access to complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection. Rooms are air-conditioned and include safes, LCD flat-screen televisions, telephones and tea and coffee-making facilities, and daily housekeeping. Further services are available upon request including in room massages (fees apply). All guest accommodations come with a private bathroom with separate shower and tub, hair-dryers and shaving mirrors plus complimentary toiletries. The WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam is a smoke-free property and spa and massage treatments, parking and breakfast are available (fees apply).  Things To Do:Vondelpark (1.1 mi/1.8 km) Van Gogh Museum (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Olympic Stadium (2 mi/3.3 km)
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Amsterdam Hotels

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The Student Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
4.3 / 5
The Student Hotel Amsterdam is finally here! Opening August 2013, we are located in the West of Amsterdam, 10 minutes from the city centre and 3 minutes from the bustling neighbourhood of Mercatorplein/Bos and Lommerplein and directly at metro-tram station Jan van Galenstraat. With 700 plus rooms available for students and guests from near and far, a whole range of great services and amenities, and 24-hour security and on-site staff, The Student Hotel Amsterdam offers the ideal all-inclusive accommodation in a vibrant international community for students and the young at heart.Choose between the different types of rooms and suites we offer. All of our rooms are fully furnished with private en-suite bathroom, shared kitchen and quality amenities: comfortable double bed, study desk, flat screen TV with international channels, free high-speed Internet and free Wi-Fi. If you desire more space or privacy choose one of our luxury suites with private kitchen.
Nightly rates from £110.73

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

Feel part of Amsterdam’s rich elegance at this Art Nouveau landmark Dating to 1913 and formerly a shipping office, the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is a five-star Art Nouveau masterpiece. Overlooking the city's picturesque waterfront, the hotel is a monument to classic design, impeccable luxury and world-class amenities. A host of wellness and recreational facilities, including an indoor pool, fitness center and luxury spa combined with exquisite dining and state-of-the-art in-room comforts make the Grand Hotel Amrâth a destination in itself. HighlightsArchitectural landmark full of stunning Art Nouveau detailingComplimentary Wi-Fi and mini bar in all guest roomsLuxury spa and full range of recreation and fitness facilities          RoomsGuests are greeted with warm, bright colors and cozy furnishings in the Grand Hotel Amrâth's 165 guest rooms, including 21 suites. Each room comes with a king bed or two twin beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi, top-quality Nespresso coffee and tea machines and 32-inch flat-screen HDTV with satellite channels add modern touches to each room's evocative elegance. Bathroom amenities include plush bathrobes and signature Lanvin bath essentials.   The Grand Hotel Amrâth's suites range from the spacious junior and two-room suites to the 1,300-square-foot two-story tower suite, boasting a fireplace and spacious bathroom with 360-degree views of Amsterdam. FeaturesAt Grand Hotel Amsterdam, breakfast is served at the on-site restaurant Seven Seas or at the bar/lounge. Patrons can inform hotel a night prior to opting to savour the morning meal in room. Additionally, the hotel offers a bar and lounge where guests can sip enticing cocktails, mingle and unwind in a stylish, casual setting. The Grand Hotel Amrâth also provides concierge services and complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas. An indoor swimming pool and fitness center, along with the sauna and Turkish steam bath offer the ideal venues to decompress after sightseeing or business meetings. The hotel's Wellness Center is a world-class spa offering comprehensive treatments using only the purest bath and body products and exclusive Babor cosmetics. TransportationSchiphol Airport transportation available (fees apply)Amsterdam Central Station (1 mi/1.5 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (14 mi/22.5 km)   Attractions Museum Amstelkring (.5 mi/.8 km)Oude Kerk (.5 mi/.8 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (1 mi/1.5 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (1 mi/1.5 km)Anne Frankhuis (Anne Frank House) (1.5 mi/2 km)Begijnhof (1.5 mi/2 km)Rijksmuseum (2.5 mi/4 km)Van Gogh Museum (3 mi/5 km) Business Business center7,100 square feet of flexible meeting and event space8 meeting rooms
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West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
2.7 / 5 47 reviews
A cozy, modern choice near the airport and all Amsterdam attractionsLocated conveniently on the quiet outskirts of Amsterdam and minutes from Schiphol Airport, West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam offers up-to-date accommodations in modern, elegantly simple guest rooms to ensure a relaxing retreat for all guests. West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam provides a slate of amenities, including Wi-Fi access, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk to facilitate business and leisure. A satisfying breakfast buffet, fresh-made meals from the food corner and combination bar and lounge means ample opportunities for refreshment between sightseeing or business meetings. Highlights Conveniently located between Amsterdam and Schiphol AirportModern, business-class rooms tailored to both singles and groupsAmsterdam's lush Vondelpark and major museums nearby RoomsWest Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam's 195 guest rooms sport an elegant, back-to-basics look that keeps the emphasis on rest, comfort and convenience. West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam offers a series of room types starting with standard single and standard 2-person rooms, which come with one and two twin beds, respectively. Similarly, standard triple rooms are furnished with three twin beds and standard quadruple rooms with four twin beds. All rooms come with cable TVs with satellite channels and On Demand entertainment. FeaturesWest Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam offers modern services in an elegant, three-star business-class setting and affords quick and easy access to all of Amsterdam's business and leisure destinations. Guests enjoy a daily breakfast buffet to start the day's activities. West Side Inn Hotel Amsterdam's bar and lounge provides the ideal place to unwind between meetings or at the end of a day's sightseeing. The bar serves delicious refreshments and the lounge features billiards and TVs. Guests can also stop by the hotel's food corner where fresh sandwiches, pizzas and salads are offered throughout the day. Additional services and amenities include a 24-hour front desk, on-site parking and Schiphol Airport shuttle service. TransportationSchiphol Airport shuttle service (fees apply)Amsterdam Central Station (5 mi/8 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (6.5 mi/11 km) AttractionsRijksmuseum (2.5 mi/4.5 km)Van Gogh Museum (2.5 mi/4.5 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (4 mi/6.5 km)Begijnhof (4 mi/6.5 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (3.5 mi/6 km)Heineken Experience (3 mi/5 km)Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (3.5 mi/5.5 km)Museum Amstelkring (4.5 mi/7 km)
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Hotel Arena Amsterdam

4 stars
3.6 / 5 34 reviews
Gothic architecture meets chic, modern design with dining and nightlifeHoused in a monumental late-19th century edifice, formerly the St. Elisabeth Orphanage, the Hotel Arena Amsterdam offers guests an exciting fusion of historic architecture and modern design. Guests enjoy the tranquility of the hotel's residential setting yet remain within a short commute from many of the city's leading cultural, shopping and nightlife attractions. Charmingly boutique rooms are equipped with modern amenities without losing rich historic appeal. Hotel Arena also offers a sophisticated in-house restaurant, lounge and nightclub. Highlights Full slate of in-house dining and nightlife optionsInspiring fusion of modern and traditional designConvenient to destinations in both central and outer Amsterdam             RoomsThe Hotel Arena's 116 boutique guest rooms welcome guest with minimalist modern décor, genuine oak flooring and, in some cases, high ceilings. All rooms, from the deluxe guest rooms to studios and suites, come furnished with plush double beds and each room bears perfectly preserved 19th-century design elements. Guests enjoy satellite TV with On Demand movies and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).  Suites offer beautiful city, courtyard or garden views. FeaturesA full slate of dining and nightlife options ensures guests enjoy a packed evening without leaving the hotel. ToDine boasts first-class Dutch and international cuisine in a sleek, yet cozy setting imagined by famed Dutch interior designer Ronald Hooft. Guests enjoy cocktails at the ToDrink lounge with chic, cosmopolitan interior or--in warmer months--on the spacious terrace. The Hotel Arena's swish, 2-story nightclub, ToNight, is the perfect hotspot to dance the night away. Business travelers have access to showpiece meeting rooms. The boardroom, cloister room, garden room and church hall are all high-tech spaces that ingeniously merge technology with the Hotel Arena's heritage architecture. Transportation Nearby tram stop (2 blocks)Amsterdam Central Station (2 mi/3.5 km)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (10.5 mi/17 km) Attractions Rijksmuseum (1.5 mi/2.5 km)Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (2 mi/3.5 km)Rembrandt House Museum (Rembrandthuis) (2 mi/3.5 km)Van Gogh Museum (2 mi/3 km)Royal Palace/Dam Square (2 mi/4 km)Oude Kerk (2.5/4 km)Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (3 mi/5 km)Amsterdam Historical Museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum) (3.5 mi/6 km)Begijnhof (3.5 mi/5.5 km) Business 5 meeting and event spaces   Polices & Fees A 5% city tax is due at checkout
Value Free Welcome drink at ToDrink
Nightly rates from £51.08

Schiphol A4 Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
3.9 / 5 90 reviews
Located centrally, within a stone's throw of Schiphol and close by the centre of Amsterdam, you will find with us luxury, comfort and hospitality. Thanks to its ideal location, the hotel is easily accessible by car, public transport or the free shuttle service. The hotel has an abundance of parking options that you, as our guest, may use at no charge during your stay with us. Our friendly employees, the spacious, luxurious rooms and suites and the many amenities including free WIFI make you feel at home immediately. Baby cots available at 7,50 euro per night.
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Flights

Flights to Amsterdam

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
London Amsterdam Wed, 14 May - Wed, 21 May £56
Liverpool Amsterdam Tue, 20 May - Tue, 3 Jun £68
Manchester Amsterdam Mon, 19 May - Wed, 21 May £64
Barcelona Amsterdam Tue, 27 May - Sat, 31 May £100
Birmingham Amsterdam Mon, 16 Jun - Thu, 19 Jun £94
Edinburgh Amsterdam Tue, 13 May - Wed, 14 May £82
Southampton Amsterdam Wed, 4 Jun - Sat, 7 Jun £99
Helsinki Amsterdam Thu, 24 Apr - Fri, 25 Apr £142
Zurich Amsterdam Mon, 16 Jun - Sat, 28 Jun £132
Bristol Amsterdam Sun, 8 Jun - Wed, 11 Jun £70
Dubai Amsterdam Tue, 13 May - Tue, 20 May £350
Tel Aviv Yafo Amsterdam Sun, 11 May - Tue, 20 May £177
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Best time to take a holiday to Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam has an oceanic climate, which means winters are mild. The best time to travel to Amsterdam is between April and September, when the weather is mild and comfortable. The summer months have an average temperature of 20°C. Spring has an average temperature of 10°C. The winter months have an average temperature of 4°C, while fall has an average temperature of 8°C.

Amsterdam highlights

  • Ride a Bicycle

    If you want to see Amsterdam the way 40% of its locals do every day, get on a bike. With well-kept bike lanes running through the entire city and respected by drivers, biking in Amsterdam is a safe and environmentally friendly way to see the diversity of neighbourhoods within the city.

    Many places offer rentals for less than €10 a day, and there are a host of bike tours that will take you through town or to the countryside to see the classic Dutch windmills, clog and cheese factories, and some of the natural beauty that surrounds the city.

    Take a Walk

    Take in the vibe of the city by simply strolling. One walk that won’t disappoint is along the Western Canal Belt, where you can peek into cafés, explore museums, and get a good look at the 17th-century architecture of the bridges and building façades.

    Start at the Herenmarkt, a small square featuring the former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company.

    Alternatively, check out Jordaan, the once working-class neighbourhood now home to a number of new art galleries, boutiques, and coffee shops.

    Shop Outdoor Markets

    Head to the world-famous street market, Albert Cuypmarkt, for a chance to savour and take home Dutch cheese, olives, fresh vegetables and fruit, or a sweet syrupy stroopwafel. Crafts, clothing, and even cosmetics and cameras are on sale at low prices. The city’s immigrant population—Surinamese, Turkish, and Moroccan, among others—set up regular stalls as well, making the market a great way to experience the multicultural Amsterdam of today.

    The Noorderkerk market, located in front of the 17th-century Protestant Noorderkerk church, hosts a flea market on Mondays (8am to 2pm) and a bird market on Saturday mornings, followed by a farmers’ market in the afternoon.

    For flower lovers, there is the Singel flower market, which stands on top of two houseboats. Admire a wide variety of tulips, narcissus, and other beauties—or take them home as bulbs.

Top Amsterdam attractions

  • Anne Frank House

    No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without a visit to this historic house. Avoid the long lines buy purchasing your ticket online.

    Prinsengracht

    Take a relaxing boat tour on this amazing body of water.

    Openbar Bibliotheek

    This waterside public library has more than 500 free computer stations, three restaurants, and periodicals from across the world.

    The Jordaan

    This neighbourhood offers the charm of New York City's Greenwich Village. Dine, shop, and entertain yourself.

    Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room

    Sample and learn about all the rare cheeses the Netherlands produces.

    Museum Het Rembrandthuis

    Visit the former residence of Rembrandt while viewing his classical artwork.

    Vondelpark

    Take the kids to this historic park built in 1850. Bike, hike, jog, or just enjoy a tasty picnic.

    Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

    This specialty museum showcases the world's best purses and handbags.

    De Negen Straatjes

    This quirky neighbourhood offers clothing stores, galleries, and restaurants.

    Amsterdamse Bos

    Visit one of the largest parks in Europe. The park houses 150 indigenous species of trees and more than 200 species of birds.

  • Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum

    These are two unmissable spots for getting your fill of the art and history of Holland. The Dutch Golden Age is on full display at the prestigious Rijksmuseum, which features classics by Rembrandt and Vermeer, among other famous works.

    The Van Gogh Museum boasts the largest collection of the Post-Impressionist’s work, with more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings that track the artist’s development. From his self-portraits to sunflowers, the collection and other exhibitions show the depth of Vincent Van Gogh’s talent, torment, and influence on 19th-century art.

    Anne Frank House

    Visit the historic home where the 13-year-old Jewish Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, while she and her family hid from Nazi persecution during Germany’s occupation of Holland in 1940. Kept in a similar state as during the war, the home is a memorial to Anne Frank, her family, and the more than 100,000 Dutch Jews sent to concentration camps.

    Vondelpark

    This 120-acre public park is the green jewel of Amsterdam, complete with expansive lawns, bike paths, ponds, and flower gardens. A perfect place for people-watching, the park also hosts an open-air theatre and concerts during June, July, and August. Catch classic and contemporary films at the Netherlands Filmmuseum located in a 19th-century pavilion inside the park.

    Red Light District

    In the city’s Red Light District, known as De Wallen in Dutch, scantily clad women can be seen posing in red window displays offering, well, themselves. At the numerous “coffeeshops” in Amsterdam, the sale and consumption of cannabis is permitted.

    Still, exercise tact, as “drug tourism” has become a concern and many shops keep cannabis menus behind the counter.

    Tip * Booking your Tours, Transfers & Airport Parking before you go will save your money & time and ensure a stress free start to your holiday

Amsterdam holiday travel tips

  • Climate

    Amsterdam generally has a cool climate with warm summers. Best time to visit is flower season, April and May, or in the warmer months, June to September.

    Getting Around

    Best bets for transportation are to go on foot, by public transport, or by bike. Driving is discouraged in the city centre as many streets are for pedestrians and bikes only.

    Public transport consists of the GV bus, metro, and tramlines. To ride any and all of them, purchase an OV-chipcard at a station or supermarket.

    Trams run regularly until 12:15 a.m., night buses from midnight to 7 a.m., and the small blue Stop/Go bus from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (it runs through Old City and makes all requested stops).

    Cruises, electric boats, water taxis, and buses traverse the canals, and there are three free ferries that take pedestrians and cyclists over to Amsterdam-Noord across the IJ waterway.

    Think about car hire in Amsterdam if you want to explore the environs of the city. Head out to Volendam, a magnificent little village a few dozen kilometres outside of town.

    From The Airport

    From the Schiphol International Airport, there is a Direct Rail Link that runs every 10 minutes to Amsterdam’s central station for under €5. Purchase tickets before boarding the train to avoid a €40 fine. There are also Connexxion airport shuttles leaving every 10 minutes that service a number of major hotels.

    Dialing code: 00 31 (20) for Amsterdam.

Insider tips for Amsterdam travel

  • Concertgebouw

    Visit this popular historic concert venue to hear the world's most beautiful orchestra concerts and acoustic bands.

    Brasserie Vlaming-Amsterdam

    This casual restaurant that locals patronize regularly serves home-style Dutch fare.

    Gartine

    This top-rated restaurant serves authentic Dutch cuisine. Everything is fresh and prepared to order.

    Greetje

    Greetje serves high-end Dutch cuisine in an exceptionally classic atmosphere. Book ahead of time to reserve a table.

    Alto Jazz Cafe

    Enjoy live jazz at this popular bar.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

  • Old Centre & Central Station

    The Avenue hotel offers both comfort and design with its nine historic buildings featuring unique decoration in every room. Less than half a mile from the city centre, the hotel is complete with wireless Internet access and its own café.

    The newly redesigned Renaissance Hotel, just a short walk from Central Station, welcomes you in after a day of sightseeing with its brand-new lobby, Renaissance Bedding, and HDTV. Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean dinner at the restaurant Scossa, or have a drink at the hotel’s lounge bar, 2B. The Renaissance also hosts catered business events and offers luxury suites and club rooms.

    Canal Belt

    The four-star Albus hotel is a smaller, stylish boutique hotel with spacious rooms and queen-sized beds. Centrally located and easily accessible by trams and trains, the Albus offers a selection of luxury suites complete with a Phillips 32-inch flatscreen, a Nespresso coffee machine, high-speed Internet, and a state-of-the-art Sensiq communication system.

    Vondelpark

    The Bilderberg Garden hotel, steps from the city’s best museums and Vondelpark offers luxury, taste, and an intimate, friendly atmosphere during your time in Amsterdam. Rooms are complete with air-conditioning, robes, slippers, and a mini-bar. The hotel also features the famous French-Mediterranean–style restaurant De Kersentuin, serving both lunch and dinner.

    If you need more choice, check out our Amsterdam hotel offers.

Amsterdam restaurants

  • While frites are more a staple of Holland’s neighbour Belgium, those served at Vlaams Friteshuis (Voetboogstraat 33) have been a favourite in town since 1887. Smothered in mayonnaise, mustard, or a whole host of other special sauces, these freshly made crunchy frites give American French fries and English chips a run for their money.

    As you stroll through Old Town, make sure to pause at De Bakkerswinkel (Warmoesstraat 69). This renowned cafe and bakery is known for its delicious bread, scones, pan au chocolat, and excellent coffee and tea. Serving sandwiches, quiche, and soup in addition to its baked goods, De Bakkerswinkel is a good place for a light lunch on your way to the next sight.

    Located near the hip neighbourhood of Leidseplein is Blue Pepper (Nassaukade 366), a trendy and intimate restaurant featuring modern Indonesian cuisine. Choose from three menus of the day or order a la carte and enjoy such dishes as lamb satay, grilled scallops with black bean sauce, chili dumplings, or banana and caramel fritters.

    This down-to-earth and affordable Dutch-French bar/restaurant is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. Located across a canal from the Anne Frank House, Cafe De Prins is known for its no-frills, friendly atmosphere and quality pub food that goes well with one of the local beers on tap. Try the cheese fondue and, during the summer months, see if you can get a table outside to enjoy a great view of the canals. Though small and often crowded, this local gem is worth the wait.

Health & Safety

  • Health

    The health infrastructure of Holland is excellent, and should you be in need of assistance, you are sure to receive it. Pharmacies are well stocked and open seven days a week. If possible, try and obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before departing home. There are also a number of clinics and public hospitals, and nearly all practitioners speak English.

    Useful Numbers

    Fire or Police Department: Dial 112
    Medical Emergency: Dial (020) 555 55 55
    Amsterdam Foreigners’ Police: (020) 559 63 00 (8:30am to 4pm)
    Clinics and Hospitals: AMC Hospital, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam Zuidoost, (020) 566 91 11. Slotervaartziekenhuis Hospital, Louwesweg 6, Amsterdam, (020) 512 93 33. VU Hospital, De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, (020) 444 44 44.

    Safety

    Amsterdam is a relatively safe city, though caution is necessary in the Red Light District and near Central Station. Keep an eye out for pickpockets and avoid walking alone after dark.. In case of emergency, keep a copy of your travel documents on your person at all time.

    Drugs

    Soft drugs, such as cannabis, are legal for “personal use” in the country. But selling or carrying more than five grams of cannabis can result in fines, and large quantities (over 30 grams) in prison sentences. Hard drugs (LSD, cocaine, and heroin) are strictly forbidden.

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