Four-star hotels in Amsterdam promise their guests a convenient location, aesthetic pleasure, a unique atmosphere, comfortable accommodation, quality service, a good breakfast and a good rest after a busy day.
Considering that Venice of the North is an extremely popular tourist destination, and hotel prices are among the highest in Europe, I recommend planning your trip in advance and booking rooms as early as possible. With this approach, you will be more likely to get a discount from the hotel, while trying to rent a room "on the spot" can be troublesome and very expensive.
So that you do not waste time studying the numerous reviews and finding the right option, I have carefully selected for you the best 4 star hotels in Amsterdam.
Ambassade Hotel is located in the center of the picturesque canal area, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The hotel complex occupies ten original 17th century mansions on the Herengracht, the second of four main canals of Amsterdam... Retaining its historic character and charm, it offers to immerse yourself in the comfort and luxury of one of its 56 exclusive rooms.
The eclectic interiors are decorated with furniture in the French Rococo style, works of European avant-garde artists and fresh flowers. Eight accommodation options are offered: from a cozy standard to a fully equipped large apartment with panoramic canal views and a private entrance.
The undoubted advantage of the hotel is the excellent personalized service, as well as an impressive collection of art and literature. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the unique library bar with over 5,000 signature books by the guest authors. Indulge in a "champagne breakfast" in your room, or enjoy a traditional breakfast surrounded by the colorful pictures of the Brasserie. For lunch or dinner, classic French cuisine is served here, paired with fine wines. It offers a shared lounge and a first-class spa.
Nearby is the central shopping street Kalverstraat, the famous bakery Van Stapele Koekmakerij, Anne Frank House Museum (Anne Frank House).
Ultra-modern hotel QO Amsterdam has 4 stars, combines the visual beauty of minimalism, scientific and technological progress and a commitment to sustainability.
It is located next to the Amstel river, a 2-minute walk from the bus stops and the Spaklerweg metro station (the journey to the center takes 10 minutes). The interiors of the spacious rooms have an intuitive, minimalistic design, a well-thought-out layout and panoramic windows with shutters, which, along with lighting, climate control and a TV, are controlled using a regular iPad.
A good example of healthy Dutch cuisine is the local Persijn restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and beautiful presentation. A tasty and varied à la carte breakfast is served here. The culinary team uses local farm produce, including fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits from their own rooftop greenhouse. On the 21st floor is the Juniper & Kin Cocktail Bar, offering great city views and a decent range of drinks.
Guests have free access to a good gym in a neighboring building. You can rent an e-bike and go on a self-guided tour.
Within a radius of 3-3.5 kilometers is the oldest Dutch zoo ARTIS (Amsterdam Royal Zoo), an extensive Museumkwartier, including three main museums: Rijksmuseum (Rijksmuseum), Stedelejk (Stedelijk Museum) and Van Gogh Museum (Van Gogh Museum).
Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam
Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam Is a green oasis in the city center that creates an unusual feeling as if you are simultaneously on board a cruise ship and in the jungle of Indonesia.
It is located on the island of Java (Java-eiland) at the mouth of the IJ River, connected to the island of KNSM-eiland and representing the residential area of Zeeburg with modern architecture.
This eco-friendly 4 star hotel offers spacious rooms equipped with a full range of amenities, a loggia or a French balcony with panoramic views of the river harbor. The hotel interiors have a cozy, warm design with an abundance of natural wood combined with Indonesian influences. Jakarta Café offers fusion cuisine, an outdoor terrace and hearty breakfasts. The à la carte menu offers amazing combinations of Western and Eastern ingredients, seafood, Asian and European dishes. The mixologists of the stylish Sky and Malabar bars offer original and classic cocktails, while Bakkerij Westers always has fresh pastries, desserts and delicious coffee.
The hotel is decorated with a huge atrium with a tropical garden. Guests have access to a fitness center and spa with pool and sauna. The proximity of ground transport and the maritime station (Havengebouw) allows easy access to any part of Amsterdam.
Within walking distance is the House of Music (Muziekgebouw), the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) and the largest in the Netherlands scientific museum complex NEMO, built in the form of a ship and is one of the city's symbols.
According to some authoritative publications, Zoku Amsterdam is one of the best apartment hotels in the world.
It is located next to the tourist streets in a quiet area on the Prinsengracht canal, the fourth and longest of the main canals. Zoku Amsterdam is a unique hybrid of a hotel and a home office, a complex of functional apartments and coworking spaces.
Guests have at their disposal smart lofts, fully equipped for comfortable living, cooking, effective remote work and communication with like-minded people. The hotel has a comfortable seating area, a lively dining room, a bustling bar, meeting rooms and several magnificent rooftop terraces. Delicious breakfasts and lunches with fresh ingredients are served on common long tables, which creates an atmosphere of friendliness and home comfort. Within a radius of 200-500 meters is the Royal Theater Carre (Koninklijk Theater Carre), the National Opera and Ballet Theater (Dutch National Opera & Ballet), ARTIS Zoo.
Dine at the wonderful French restaurant Bistrot des Alpes with alpine charm, extensive menu and excellent wine list.
The Hendrick's Hotel
The Hendrick's Hotel presents the perfect combination of convenient location, comfortable environment, luxurious design and friendly service.
It is located on the main street Prins Hendrikkade, in a charming 17th century mansion overlooking the river harbor. The boutique hotel has 25 spacious rooms of various categories, with modern amenities and an interesting design in the style of sea romance and long journeys. A full English breakfast buffet with delicious food, snacks, pastries, desserts and champagne is served every morning in the dining room.
The hotel has a bar and a cozy lounge with a fireplace where you can relax after excursions in historic Amsterdam and river walks along the picturesque canals.
From here you can easily reach major attractions, restaurants, shops and transport hubs. Nearby is the Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas), house-museum of Rembrandt (Museum Het Rembrandthuis), Central railway station, and a 15-minute walk is the heart of the capital - the main Dam square (de Dam) with the Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis). Be sure to partake in a unique meal called Martine of Martine's Table hosted by a hospitable chef in his home. Wonderful French-Dutch cuisine and a completely different dining experience awaits you.
Hotel Estherea located in a quiet area on the banks of the oldest canal Singel, which encircles the historic city center.
It occupies a magnificent 17th century house and offers a comfortable stay surrounded by rich classic interiors, fine furnishings, crystal chandeliers, luxurious fabrics and colorful decorations. The spacious rooms are exquisitely decorated in a romantic style and each one presents a separate beautiful story.
In the morning, a varied breakfast is served in the dining room, including hot dishes, cold meats and cheeses, pastries, juices and fresh fruit. The bar has good cuisine with experienced chefs. The menu is small, but sufficient for a full lunch or dinner. There is high-speed WiFi, a library, and a host of nice touches to showcase guest care, from the 24-hour lobby with unlimited coffee, tea, candy and cookies to a raincoat with an umbrella in inclement weather.
There is a constellation of restaurants around that are worth visiting. For beer lovers, I recommend the authentic Gollem Brasserie with good service and a wide selection of craft beers.
If possible, book a table at the elegant Brasserie Ambassade for French culinary delights and reasonable prices. Of the priority excursions, I advise you to go on a river cruise along the canals and my author's tour of the beer halls of Amsterdam.
Hotel The hoxton occupies 5 beautiful houses built in the 17th century on the embankment of the Herengracht canal.
The number of rooms consists of modern small rooms with cozy interiors, comfortable beds, wooden parquet and interesting design solutions. The popular Lotti's Lounge Bar serves delicious à la carte breakfasts and international dishes made with local produce throughout the day. Among the service personnel there are Russian-speaking employees. The living area has a sliding glass roof that opens in sunny weather.
At the back of the lounge, there are comfortable velvet sofas with tables and dim lighting, creating the perfect setting for a leisurely dinner. In the evenings, it is crowded here, pleasant DJ sets are played or atmospheric jazz parties take place.
Shopping fans will appreciate the close location of shopping areas and streets: The Nine Streets, Kalverstraat, Leidsestraat. You can go on a walking or cycling trip in the area "9 streets" (Negen Straatjes), visit Amsterdam history museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum) or the unique architectural monument Begijnhof, a very beautiful, soulful and peaceful place, which not every tourist knows about.
Hotel V Nesplein
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, Hotel V Nesplein conveniently located on the inner street of a quiet quarter. This trendy 4-star boutique hotel accommodates guests in standard, superior rooms and luxury suites.
The unique interiors are designed in a minimalist style without compromising on comfort. Decorated with designer vintage furniture, large windows, wood accent wall and parquet flooring.
The Lobby Nesplein Restaurant is a popular destination with tourists and locals alike. It is famous for its special atmosphere, music and copyright Dutch cuisine. It serves very hearty breakfasts according to a balanced menu, including several options for preparing eggs, meat dishes, sweet pastries, farm yoghurts, fruits, freshly squeezed juices. For lunch or dinner, you need to book a table in advance.
The best city restaurant Bougainville is located 200 meters away on Dam Square, where you are guaranteed to get the maximum of positive gastronomic emotions.
In addition, I advise you to visit the old Wynand Fockink liquor store, famous not only for its products, but also for very sociable bartenders. There is a production and a tasting room, where you can taste a variety of liqueurs and their mixtures for every taste, as well as jenever, brandy and bitters. The world's only floating flower market (Bloemenmarkt) is an 8-minute walk on the Siegel Canal.
Stylish 4 star boutique hotel The toren is one of the five best hotels in Amsterdam.
It is housed in two 17th century Dutch houses built on the Keizersgracht canal, the third of Amsterdam's four main canals. The sleek interiors by renowned designer Wim van de Oudeweetering include sumptuous furnishings, lush décor, velvet wallpaper, ceiling frescoes, vibrant patterns and rich fabrics in purple, red, black and gold.
Accommodation is offered in 40 uniquely designed rooms with a theatrical and slightly mystical atmosphere. The rooms are of various sizes and layouts, with beautiful views of the canal, hotel gardens and the architectural ensemble of neighboring buildings. The welcoming lounge bar offers an intimate, intimate setting and serves seasonal buffet breakfasts, expertly prepared cocktails and carefully selected wines. The hotel is literally surrounded by must-see places.
200 meters away is the Anne Frank House Museum, the Westerkerk Church with an 85-meter bell tower and a good observation deck, as well as the Reypenaer cheese tasting rooms, where you will taste all types of cheeses in the correct order and with the wine that favorably emphasizes the taste of one or another variety. I recommend picking something to your liking from the myriad of boat, bike and food tours around Amsterdam.
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