There are several reasons for Amsterdam guests to stay in private apartments or apart-hotels instead of classic hotels.
Firstly, such accommodation is popular with family tourists or friendly companies, secondly, it is often much cheaper, thirdly, it is a conscious choice of those who prefer to spend a lot of time walking around the city, fourthly, the apartments provide a comfortable alternative: cook your own food or go on a food tour of local restaurants, fifthly, it is ideal for privacy with family, contemplation of the surroundings and enjoying the silence.
If you are interested in this type of accommodation, check out this overview, which shows you comfortable apartments and apartments in Amsterdam with a good location in the city center.
Apart-hotel Stieglitz Suites located in the city center, making it an ideal starting point for walking and cycling excursions.
There is a spacious living room with panoramic windows, a bedroom with comfortable beds, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, a bathroom with a rain shower, an outdoor terrace from where you can watch the sailing boats.
The vibrant interiors are decorated with artwork, designer furniture and stylish accessories. It offers free Wi-Fi, bicycles and a furnished patio and garden.
I recommend spending a romantic evening at the Senses Restaurant (www.sensesrestaurant.nl), where you will receive aesthetic and gustatory pleasure from exquisite dishes and carefully selected wines.
B&B Amsterdam Amstel Apartment
Apartments B&B Amsterdam Amstel Apartment located in a quiet area on the banks of the Amstel river, close to the busy center, ground and underground transport stops.
The interior of the apartment is decorated in an authentic style, decorated with vintage furniture, paintings and hand-made textiles. The spacious and bright apartment has a cozy living room, a dining area, a complete refrigerator, a kitchen with a full set of utensils and household appliances.
The convenient location provides a wide variety of places to shop or eat. If you don't have time to cook, there are a couple of great places just a stone's throw away.
I recommend having breakfast in the Bakhuys cafe (bakhuys-amsterdam.nl) offering fresh pastries and delicious coffee. For lunch, the Amstel Brasserie, a Dutch and French restaurant with an excellent menu and an outdoor terrace on the shore, is the perfect choice. Within walking distance is the Royal Theater Carre (Koninklijk Theater Carre), Hermitage on the Amstel (Hermitage), Willet-Holthuysen Museum with a beautiful geometric garden.
Hotel BOAT & CO
Brand new aparthotel Hotel BOAT & CO is located in the promising port area of Houthaven on the embankment of a wide river harbor.
The comfortable apartments are equipped with a full kitchen, seating area, separate work area, comfortable beds, a bathroom and views of the IJ River.
With striking professional design, user-friendly layouts and attention to detail, hotel interiors create a homely feel. In the mornings, an à la carte breakfast is served in the dining room, using fresh local produce.
You can order room service or dine at the trendy Vessel (vesselamsterdam.nl), where the culinary team is run by Ricardo van Ede, once the youngest Michelin-starred chef.
On the territory there is a decent bar, a sunny atrium with a work area, a gym, a yoga studio, a wellness center, a sauna. Bicycle or car rental is available. From here, you can quickly cycle by bike to the popular Jordaan or the Western City Park (Westerpark), where picnics, fairs and concerts, cozy cafes, a cinema, sports grounds and free Wi-Fi are available.
Groundfloor Canal House
Groundfloor Canal House Is a luxurious duplex apartment with scenic views, modern design, private courtyard and well-tended garden.
The apartments are housed in a renovated 18th century mansion in a quiet central area on the banks of the oldest Singel Canal.
There is a bright living room, a fully equipped kitchen with food supplies and a minibar, a dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a balcony and a small terrace.
In addition to historical sights, within walking distance are atmospheric pubs, coffee shops (coffeeshop), shopping areas and streets: The Nine Streets, Kalverstraat, Haarlemmerstraat.
For a hearty breakfast before a busy day, I recommend the excellent Greenwoods Singel Cafe (greenwoods.eu/singel/) with a soulful atmosphere, rich assortment, fast serving and generous portions. For a delicious lunch or dinner, there are two popular restaurants nearby: the Italian IL Pacioccone and the French BREDA. Within a radius of 500 meters is the main Dam square (de Dam) with the Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis), Madame Tussauds museum (Madame Tussauds).
Apartments Former rembrandt located in the Jordan area, at the corner of the Bloemgracht and Prinsengracht canals.
The apartment is located in a historic building of the 17th century, where there was workshop the famous Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Exterior, interior and antique furnishings have been meticulously refurbished and harmoniously complemented with modern comforts.
It features a beautifully furnished living room with functional areas, a fully stocked kitchen, 2 bedrooms with large beds, 2 bathrooms and beautiful views.
A 2-minute walk is the cozy Dutch restaurant De Reiger (dereigeramsterdam.nl), attracting with a sincere atmosphere, excellent menu and reasonable prices.
Of the nearby attractions, I note Anne Frank House Museum (Anne Frank House), Theo Thijssen Museum, the Westerkerk church with the highest bell tower in the city and an equipped observation deck. By the way, next to the church you will see a wonderful Indian restaurant Koh-i-Noor (www.koh-i-noor-restaurant.nl) with a bright red sign. Its modest interior is more than offset by delicious traditional dishes and generous portions.
Apart-hotel Huis Roomolen Conveniently located in the city center, on a quiet street strewn with flowers between the picturesque Singel and Herengracht canals.
A small, cozy apartment with good natural light, an outdoor terrace and a summer garden is located on the second floor of a house built at the end of the 18th century. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, cooking and good rest.
The hospitable hosts will help you with your luggage, familiarize you with the apartment in detail, tell you where to eat and how to get to the main tourist sites.
I recommend to dine at the inexpensive atmospheric restaurant Tasca Bellota (www.tascabellota.nl) serving seafood, classic Spanish dishes and wines. Fans of haute cuisine will appreciate the close proximity of the Michelin-starred restaurant De Silveren Spiegel (www.desilverenspiegel.com).
Of the priority excursions I recommend an exciting cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. For romantically minded tourists, a boat with a wooden deck and an awning is well suited to shelter from the sudden rain.
Apartments Petit prince located in the popular shopping area of Nine Streets, in a mansion overlooking the Prinsengracht canal.
A homely atmosphere is created by a cozy layout, adjustable lighting, a fireplace, fresh flowers and a traditional apple pie from the owners. Guests are provided with free food, a minibar with an assortment of wines and soft drinks, high-speed Wi-Fi, bicycles. Pets are allowed on request, and canoeing and horse riding can be arranged in the surrounding area. In the morning, a breakfast of fresh croissants and delicious coffee is served in the dining room.
Within walking distance there is a tram stop Westermarkt, metro station Centraal, supermarket Albert Heyn. On sunny days, you can dine at the Small Café, on the outdoor terrace built over the canal. Be sure to visit the best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam Bussia (www.bussia.nl) with a beautiful interior, exquisite presentation and serving of dishes.
Apart-hotel Edson Apartment is located in the central area of Amsterdam, next to the Central Railway Station (Station Amsterdam Centraal) and the main tourist infrastructure.
A bright studio apartment with an equipped kitchen is located on the third floor of a house built in the era of the "Golden Age" of Holland. The modern interior is decorated with designer furniture, decorated with tropical-style photo wallpapers, pleasant textiles and fresh flowers. It offers free Wi-Fi, tea, coffee and a welcome basket with snacks, fruit and rose wine. Products can be purchased from the nearby Marqt supermarket or by requesting this service from the owner.
On the neighboring Haarlemmerstraat there is a scattering of restaurants for all tastes, including the Spanish Ibericus with an impressive selection of jamon and wine, the atmospheric Harlem Soul Food bar with good music and the best burgers in the area, the gourmet restaurant De Belhamel (www.belhamel.nl) with a romantic setting and a French-Dutch menu.
Within walking distance of the Basilica of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas), the West-Indisch Huis, the interesting Body Worlds museum, as well as an architectural mystery and one of the narrowest houses in the world ( at Oudehoogstraat, 22).
Dutch Masters Short Stay Apartments
Guests are offered 9 different apartments, differing in size, layout and exclusive design. In the design of each interior, the work of Dutch artists was used: from the outstanding masters of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the modern avant-garde artists.
It has everything you need for a comfortable stay for the whole family: a spacious furnished living room with a balcony and impressive views, a well-equipped kitchen, a cozy bedroom, a bathroom and a wonderful garden as a bonus.
You can have breakfast at Greenwoods Keizersgracht (greenwoods.eu/keizersgracht) with fast service and delicious food, the RED Steakhouse is suitable for an afternoon meal, and for dinner, I advise you to book a table in advance at the Senses (www.sensesrestaurant.nl), one of the best in the city. Nearby are public transport stops, 3 supermarkets, the Amsterdam Pipe Museum, the FOAM - Photography Museum Amsterdam, the Van Loon Museum.
Freelodge - City & Nature
Apartment complex Freelodge - City & Nature located on a quiet green outskirts of the city, about 20 minutes walk from the tram stop.
It consists of wooden family bungalows with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a wonderful veranda. The ceilings, walls and floors in the living area are made of wood. Panoramic windows provide plenty of natural light.
The atmosphere of typical Dutch comfort is created by a wood-burning stove, warm floors, comfortable furniture, hand-made textiles, paintings, fresh flowers and small knick-knacks.
It features a large garden for hiking and cycling, barbecue facilities and a children's playground. Children will be delighted with rabbits and ducks running around the yard with ducklings.
A varied continental breakfast is served in the morning. Metro stations are 4 kilometers away, and the nearest significant sights are 6-7 kilometers away. I recommend setting aside time for a leisurely stroll through the huge landscape Vondel park (Vondelpark), located near the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
For your convenience, I have plotted all the apartments on the map of Amsterdam: