De Pijp: a perfect base to explore Amsterdam
The so-called Latin Quarter, the De Pijp neighbourhood is characterised by narrow streets and a mix of colourful bars and restaurants – the ideal place to stay for a visit to Amsterdam. Here you can discover typical Dutch specialties, such as herring and waffles, at the friendly Albert Cuypmarkt street market or go for a walk in the gardens of Sarphatipark.
Since the 1960s, this mix of culture and nature has attracted many famous painters, singers and actors and this bohemian spirit is still very much alive in every street and building.
Here you can find the 5 best hotels in the De Pijp neighbourhood – an exciting base from which you can really explore Amsterdam.
Sir Albert Hotel
Just off the charming Ruysdaelkade, the Sir Albert Hotel offers a prime location in a stately Amsterdam building. The rooms are elegantly decorated in a city chic style with premium bedding, leather chairs and rainshowers.
Take advantage of the hotel’s bike rental service to explore the city during the day, with the Museum Square and the famous canal district within cycling distance.
Wind down at night with a drink in the study, complete with a fireplace, or at the private terrace where locals and tourists mingle.
Feeling hungry after your day out in Amsterdam? Go for dinner at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Izakaya, which has an open kitchen and robata grill.
Bicycle Hotel Amsterdam
Enjoy a stay at this modest budget hotel that has rooms with private facilities, as well as shared bathrooms. The no-nonsense approach of the Bicycle Hotel Amsterdam is perfect for tourists looking for a comfortable room while exploring the city.
Every room has a sink with mirror and TV and comes with a simple yet freshly prepared breakfast included in the price.
The friendly staff are happy to help you plan your route through Amsterdam with bicycle rental at the hotel for just 5 euros a day.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre with a stay at the Hotel Atlantis, located a 5-minute walk from the Albert Cuypmarket.
This hotel is popular with tourists and business people alike because of its central location and sociable staff.
With a flat screen TV and electric kettle, each room is comfortably equipped and comes with a private bathroom. There is an ample breakfast buffet available, but you can also enjoy breakfast like a local at one of the many bars nearby.
Luxury gets a new meaning at Hotel Okura, a superior-class hotel and member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
The 23-floor skyscraper with 300 rooms and suites offers unparalleled views of Amsterdam and each room is decorated in accordance with the highest standards, including a bed with boxspring mattress, large desk and bathtub with rainshower.
Hotel Okura has four restaurants, of which three have a Michelin star, as well as a gym and swimming pool at the Nagomi Spa & Health.
The Arcade Hotel Amsterdam
Get your game on at the world’s first videogame hotel. Here you will find a game room with six advanced gaming PCs, virtual reality games and a modern console corner for an additional charge.
Rooms have an industrial finish with exposed brick walls and wooden panels, and are equipped with flat screen TVs as well as retro consoles with headsets.
Besides a bike rental service, there is also a comic library and flower service available.