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5 Best Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam
Located in the historic canal ring, this literary and artistic haunt offers 56 individually decorated rooms spread across 10 beautifully renovated canal houses. Original features such as beamed ceilings, art collection, and antique Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture complement modern in-room amenities and Bulgari bathroom products. Colorful rooms feature sumptuous fabrics and prints and canal views. On-site dining is excellent, and the staff is extremely helpful. • Map • Hotel phone: 020-555-0222 • Review of Ambassade Hotel
Historic sumptuousness on the edge of the Medieval Centre. Originally built in 1942 as a guesthouse, this 4-star family-run hotel is spread across 8 canal-side buildings and features dark wood, crystal chandeliers, boldly-patterned prints, luxurious fabrics, and four-poster beds in many rooms. Rooms are individually decorated, and some have open-plan bathrooms. Service is warm and helpful. • Map • Hotel phone: 020-624-5146 • Review of Hotel Estheréa
Intimate boutique retreat in a sumptuous 19th-century canal-side mansion in the heart of the historic canal ring. All 9 rooms are inspired by famous writers, artists, and composers, and feature old-fashioned brass keys, unique decor, luxurious fabrics, period furniture, designer pieces and art, and Nespresso machines. Guests can nurse a brandy by the library fireplace or enjoy afternoon tea on the patio with personalized, unobtrusive service. • Map • Hotel phone: 020-427-0717 • Review of Hotel Seven One Seven
This opulent and elegant boutique hotel in the heart of the city offers 16 individually designed suites in a 1916 building. Period features include decorative tiling, stained glass, luxurious fabrics, a rich crimson and gold color scheme, and carefully curated CoBrA art collection. All suites have palatial marble bathrooms with whirlpool baths and rain showers. The on-site bar is one of Amsterdam’s best, but it’s the highly personalized service that sets the hotel apart. • Map • Hotel phone: 020-218-2180 • Review of Hotel TwentySeven
5. The Dylan
Erstwhile Golden Age theatre turned into a luxury boutique hotel with a 17th-century stone gate, understated elegance, and clean lines. The rooms and suites are spread across 2 canal-side buildings, come in four different styles, and feature a mix of antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings. Michelin-starred casual restaurant, lively bar, and award-winning service complete the experience. In the heart of the canal ring, the location is ideal for sightseeing on foot, as well as shopping and dining out. • Map • Hotel phone: 020-530-2010 • Review of The Dylan