The best canal hotels in Amsterdam

best Amsterdam canal hotel

Best hotels on the Amsterdam canals

How can you make a trip to Amsterdam even more memorable? If you spend the nights in one of the many special hotels on the Amsterdam canals of course! We list the eight most special hotels on the canals for you.


Best canal hotel No. 1 – Grand Hotel Amrath

Let’s start right away with one of the most beautiful hotels in Amsterdam, the Grand Hotel Amrath. This five star hotel is located in the Scheepvaarthuis. Originally an office, but beautifully converted into a hotel where you can fully enjoy. The hotel has forty rooms and offers you a beautiful view over the IJ, but also over the cozy Waalseilandsgracht.


Best canal hotel No. 2- Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

For a special experience we can also recommend the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam. This hotel is located on the stately Herengracht, where six canal houses were linked to each other. Not only does the hotel have a restaurant (Spectrum) that has two Michelin stars, it also has the most beautiful tulips in the garden. Bonus: the honey that you eat with this food comes from bees living on the roof of the hotel!


Best canal hotel No. 3 – Pulitzer Amsterdam

It can always be bigger. The Pulitzer hotel, located on the Prinsengracht, consists of no fewer than 25 canal houses that are connected to each other. The result is unique, a beautiful hotel where you feel completely in the rich past of Amsterdam. Unique to this hotel is that you can take a walk through the city with one of the doormen.


Best canal hotel No. 4 – The Dylan Hotel

For a hotel of a more modest size, we can heartily recommend the Dylan Hotel. This is a beautiful, elegant hotel where you can enjoy one or more nights in traditional luxury. The hotel is located on Keizersgracht, in the middle of the shopping area called the Nine Streets. These are small, cozy shopping streets where you will find unique shops.


Best canal hotel No. 5 –  Sweets Amsterdam

It doesn’t get any more unique than this: the people behind Sweets Amsterdam have transformed old bridge houses into luxurious suites. Here you sleep in a room that can actually be found in the middle of the canals. There are several of these ‘Sweets’ throughout Amsterdam, one even more special than the other.


Best canal hotel No. 6 – Andaz Amsterdam

The Andaz in Amsterdam is located in an old library on the Prinsengracht. Thus an old building, but with a very modern interior. Video art is interspersed with Delft Blue here, to give it all a real Dutch feel!


Best canal hotel No. 7 – Sofitel Legend The Grand

One of the most luxurious hotels in Amsterdam, located in the center of the city, on the edge of De Wallen. This is a hotel where you go if you want to be pampered and enjoy the most beautiful rooms that can be found in the capital.


Best canal hotel No. 8 – Hotel Estherea

This hotel has an interior that is halfway between art and kitsch. Also located on the Nine Streets and a guarantee for a unique experience in our capital.