When travelling to Amsterdam you will have ample choice of places to stay. But why settle for less? Let me show you five of the finest 5 star hotels in Amsterdam. As an insider I can tell you these hotels are the crème de la crème and they are all located in the best spots in the historic heart of this Majestic city. Furthermore, all hotels listed below are only some 12 miles from Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol).
French Elegance in the Old City Centre. A very charming and luxurious hotel in the centre of Amsterdam is the Sofitel Legend the Grand. A hotel with French elegance at walking distance from Dam Square. It is situated close to the two main shopping streets in the Amsterdam city centre, the Kalverstraat and Leidsestraat. The Grand offers a gorgeous and peaceful inner garden, a heavenly SoSPA wellness, a swimming pool, a sauna and a Turkish bath. The Bridges restaurant is all about fish. From bouillabaisse to sea bass in salt crust. Complete your meal with one of the exclusive wines from the hotel’s Vinotheque. Restaurant Bridges was awarded a Michelin star late in 2013. In 1966 former queen Beatrix of The Netherlands was married in the exclusive setting of The Grand. Show prices and information.
A brand new hotel in Stunning 17th-century Mansions. If you like bathing in luxury then the Waldorf Astoria hotel is your ultimate destination. The hotel is situated along the most beautiful canal in the heart of Amsterdam, the ‘Herengracht’. For many years the ancient 17th-century mansion houses (included in the UNESCO world heritage list) have been home to a renowned Dutch private bank until a couple of years ago. In May 2014 the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam opened its doors. The gardens behind the hotel belong to one of the biggest city gardens in Amsterdam offering a quiet place to sit down and relax right in the heart of the vibrant city center. The location of the hotel is superb. The Waldorf Astoria is situated at walking distance from the popular Rembrandt square, shopping streets and the famous museums of Amsterdam. The 2 Michelin star restaurant grants an excellent cuisine and the Guerlain spa offers a swimming pool, sauna and fitness center. The rooms are light and spacious and have been decorated with authentic Dutch design and historic details are still present throughout the hotel. Show prices and information.
The ‘Grand Dutch Residence’ - Already 150 years! The renowned Intercontinental Amsterdam, the ‘Grand Dutch Residence’, is situated in an impressive monumental building with a stunning panoramic view over the river Amstel and the city center. The Health Club offers a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, a steam room and solarium. The hotel’s restaurant La Rive serves French as well as Mediterranean cuisine whereas the Amstel Brasserie is a perfect spot for an informal lunch or dinner. For a glass of wine or a cup of tea there’s the Amstel Lounge. Every day the Royal Afternoon Tea is being served here. Each restaurant offers an astonishing view over the Amstel and historic Amsterdam. The Royal Carré Theatre is at walking distance. You can reach the 19th century Museum Square with museums like the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art as well as Dam Square and the Royal Palace within 10 minutes by public transport. The surface of the hotel rooms are among the largest in Amsterdam. Show prices and information.
Museums and Luxury Shopping. With the 19th century Museum Square and the most exclusive shopping street, the P.C. Hoofdstraat around the corner, you will find yourself in the most exclusive area of historic Amsterdam. The world famous museums like the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art are located at Museum Square. The P.C. Hoofdstraat is home to world class international designers such as Dior, Prada, Burberry and many more. The Conservatorium Hotel offers spacious rooms with all the luxury you can think of. Visit the 1,000 sq m Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Center for a relaxing massage, the hamam or just enjoy a swim. After a long day in town you can enjoy the Asian style dishes of the hotels’ restaurant Taiko or a drink at the Tunes Bar. Show prices and information.
Surround yourself with Cultural Heritage. Ever since the opening back in 1896, this hotel has attracted many famous people from all over the globe. Situated along the river Amstel, the hotel is at walking distance from the 19th century Museum Square with museums like the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art. The lobby and rooms of De L’Europe have been decorated with replicas of Dutch Masters such as Jan Steen, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt van Rijn. Dam Square, Rembrandt Square and to the two main shopping streets, Kalverstraat and Leidsestraat are at walking distance from the hotel. Treat yourself to an exclusive spa experience at the Skins Institute. The gastronomic restaurant Bord’Eau has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Brasserie ‘Hoofdstad’ serves French cuisine. And if you want to relax at the end of a day after strolling around town, enjoy a cocktail and some refreshments at Freddy’s Bar overlooking Amstel river with live piano music in the background. Or instead of a cocktail, select a bottle of wine from the exclusive collection of wines from the private wine cellar of the hotel; Les Caves De L’Europe. Show prices and information.
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