The Best Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam

The best hotels and vacation rentals in Amsterdam. In our list you'll find our handpicked favourites.

Grand Hotel Amrâth

Rated 4.1 (very good) in 10,302 reviews. 🛈

Great hotel! Super comfortable and fantastic location. Within walking distance to anywhere within the old town.

Guest review

A colorful 5-star hotel that will not only excite architecture fans. The Grand Hotel Amrâth is located in a stunning historical building, a former shipping house. In fact, it’s was of the first buildings in the Amsterdam School architecture and the level of detail that has been preserved over time will not only fascinate architecture fans. 


  • Center of Amsterdam
  • In walking distance to Central Station 
  • Prime location, overlooking the harbor


  • 205 rooms, of which 22 suites
  • Spacious by Amsterdam standards
  • Colorful Art Deco style furniture 
  • Rooms feature high ceilings, big bathrooms, and large windows; In particular, the suites offer great views 
  • Some rooms with private terrace
  • Almost all rooms with shower as well as a bath


  • Free access to the Spa & Wellness center (with saunas, steam cabin, whirlpool, fitness equipment, and indoor pool)
  • Restaurant (International French cuisine) on site
  • Scooter and bicycle rental on-site
  • Bar and lounge 

Good to know:

  • Museum Het Schip organizes guided tours through the hotel to provide also culture lovers, who aren’t staying in the hotel, the opportunity to admire the architecture 
  • The fairy-tale Tower Suite goes through three levels, with a bath at the very top, having a 360° view of the city 
  • Many of its original features are intact (ticket booth windows, a paternoster lift, Art Deco-style seats, and lamps)


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Hotel Jakarta

Rated 4.5 (excellent) in 9,693 reviews. 🛈

At the bar of this hotel I’ve had the most original and delicious cocktails I ever tasted!

Guest review

This sleek steel-and-glass wedge with water views is located at the former location where ships left for Jakarta; therefore the name. The energy-neutral building with a five-story-high atrium, planted with a sub-tropical garden, takes guests to exotic places in the middle of Amsterdam. 

Hotel specifics:

  • 200 luxurious, spacious guest rooms 
  • Modern, Indonesian influenced style: Floor-to-ceiling windows, steel, and sleek interior is mixed with bamboo wood, neutral colors, and Indonesian artwork
  • Panoramic views over the river IJ 
  • Subtropical indoor garden with several meter high palm trees 
  • Sustainable building and impressive eco-credentials
  • View over the IJ river
  • Spa and fitness center, with indoor pool
  • Bicycles can be rented on site

Good to know:

  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Sky bar on the 8th and 9th floor
  • Most rooms have a balcony
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Rated 4.4 (very good) in 7,302 reviews. 🛈

Very lively place with young and energetic people. Really recommended of you are looking for a special place with a lot of character.

Guest review

While this hotel might not be so picturesque from the outside it scores with character and a flair, making it also a popular hang-out spot for locals. The former newspaper office building is now a quirky hotel with cool perks, close to a metro station from which you can reach the city center in less than 10 minutes.

The hotel:

  • 177 guest rooms
  • Nine of them are individual productions by designers
  • Visual references to the building’s history as a newspaper office 
  • Minimalistic decor but bold details throughout

What’s special:

  • Vibrant lobby café with workplaces, meeting rooms, and studios for designers and music producers
  • A popular restaurant on-site, with 360-degree views, open for lunch and dinner
  • On Fridays and Saturdays, after 11 pm, a DJ steps in, and the restaurant becomes a club
  • No breakfast service but good coffee and snacks at the lobby café
  • Mini-spa on the rooftop with hot tubs and sauna
  • Yoga, sports classes, and cultural events organized at the hotel
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Hotel Dwars

Rated 4.5 (excellent) in 1,748 reviews. 🛈

For those looking for a high quality, detail oriented, value for money aparmtent in true dutch style, with close proximity to central Amsterdam, I highly recommend Dwars. The style is very quirky and every detail has been thought through.

Guest review

Hotel Dwars is located in a quiet side-street off Utrechtsestraat, known for shopping and restaurants. This simple hotel in an old Amsterdam house is perfect for guests simply wanting a clean, comfortable room in a convenient location with affordable rates. 

What’s special?

  • Only 9 guest rooms
  • Simple, tasteful interior with a mix of new and vintage furniture
  • All rooms are individually decorated and have a private bathroom
  • Only 600 m from lively Rembrandt Square

Good to know:

  • Old narrow house with steep stairs
  • No reception desk 
  • No services like breakfast or restaurants
  • Staff members are contactable by mobile, food recommendations and practical information can be found on the hotel’s notice board
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The Dylan

Rated 4.6 (excellent) in 1,810 reviews. 🛈

Great hotel! Food and staff are amazing. Great location… Easy walk to all the museums, districts and tourist areas. Will be back!

Guest review

This luxurious canal-side hotel is spread through two historic buildings from the 17th-century. While located in the middle of the buzzing city center, guests leave the street by entering through the gate of the courtyard. It gives the hotel its discreet, exclusive atmosphere. The hotel is also home to the Michelin-starred restaurant, Vinkeles.

The rooms:

  • 41 guest rooms and suites
  • Old world elegance in a modern aesthetic and lavish attention to detail
  • Some rooms have been specially designed by Remy Meijers, a well-known Dutch designer
  • Luxurious bathrooms with custom-made products by parfumier James Heeley
  • Rooms with either canal view or garden view

The hotel:

  • In the heart of Amsterdam
  • Fitness center, and a massage service on site
  • Hotel lounge and bar
  • Private Boat and hotel bikes can be rented

Good to know:

  • There’s an elevator, but most rooms require some stairs
  • Breakfast not included
  • Parking with extra fees

Special extras:

  • Private dining and event rooms
  • On-site wedding planner
  • 24-hour room and concierge service; nightly turndown service
  • Child-friendly with kids’ concierge, children’s menus, babysitting, etc.
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Zoku Amsterdam

Rated 4.6 (excellent) in 5,305 reviews. 🛈

Immaculate, with thoughtful touches such as a compendium of board games. I not only want to stay in Hotel Zoku again, I want to live there!

Guest review

You could call Zoku a hybrid hotel. They feature a clever interior setup that re-invents the classic apartment hotel: The units provide everything to sleep, live and work and host friendly communal spaces where it’s easy to socialize with like-minded people. It’s perfect for living and working in Amsterdam for periods from a few days to a few months.

The hotel:

  • 133 loft-style guest rooms with a modern design
  • Rooms with efficient room design and well-equipped kitchenettes
  • Stunning rooftop terrace with 360-degree views
  • Co-working and meeting spaces
  • Music and game corner with a video game console
  • Restaurant and bar with an open kitchen and lounge (guests don’t need a reservation)
  • Shared kitchen and pantry facilities


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QO Amsterdam (Temporarily closed)

Rated 4.5 (excellent) in 5,475 reviews. 🛈

The bed was THE best bed I have ever slept in- incredibly comfortable. Staff members could not be more welcoming-went out of their way to help with all requests.

Guest review

One of the most sustainable hotels in Europe is the QO hotel alongside the Amstel river. It’s a remarkable building designed to reduce environmental impact and offers smart technology features that make the stay even more enjoyable. It even comes with a greenhouse on the top of the building, growing fresh produce for the on-site restaurant and bar.

Good things to know:

  • All rooms offer stunning views 
  • Located outside the city center, but metro station close by 
  • Cutting-edge eco-credentials 
  • No single-use items, they’re all circular
  • Restaurant offering Dutch cuisine with local and self-grown products
  • E-bike hire on site
  • Paid Parking garage on site
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Park Mansion Centre

Rated 4.6 (excellent) in 509 reviews. 🛈

Every aspect of this stunning property exceeds expectations. The host cannot do enough to look after you. This was a delight and a memorable experience of a lifetime!

Guest review

A truly luxurious holiday apartment in the city center of Amsterdam: The two spacious suites come with a discrete full-service and unique details provided by the housekeeper. You may wake up to freshly baked croissants and pastries, waiting for you in the morning in front of your door.  

  • The property is very central, just next to popular Vondelpark and only a 4 minutes’ walk from Leidseplein
  • Nice welcoming touches upon arrival: Fresh flowers, the kitchenette is equipped with free wines and food
  • Exclusive service features, including laundry service and ironing

The Empire suite:

  • Spacious suite with opulent period-style décor
  • Living room featuring velvet wall covering, chandelier, parquet floors, and an open fireplace, etc. 
  • French balcony with park views
  • Fully equipped kitchenette with microwave/conventional oven and dishwasher
  • Unique interior details, like the ceiling, a 19th-century copy of decoration from the “Domus Aurea” in Rome
  • Bathroom with rain shower, floor heating, and towel heating

The Garden Suite:

  • Spacious suite with high ceiling and elegant, contemporary design
  • Open fireplace
  • Extra-large bathtub and separate rain shower, floor- and towel heating
  • Light flooded thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Private 110 sqm tropical garden with koi pond and heated garden lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchenette with microwave/conventional oven and dishwasher

Good to know:

  • Paid bicycle rental 
  • Personal recommendations for sightseeing from the housekeeper
  • Bathrobes in various sizes and slippers are available


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Hotel BOAT and CO

Rated 4.6 (excellent) in 1,554 reviews. 🛈

Do yourself a favour and stay here. The hotel is new, their terrace by the sea is amazing and the service is fantastic.

Guest review

Don’t let the name fool you: This is not a boat. Yet, it’s situated by the waterfront in the upcoming district Houthaven district.  This hotel offers modern design apartments, with the service and facilities you only know of a luxury hotel. 

Things to know about this hotel:

  • Popular on-site restaurant with lunch and dinner options
  • Gym and wellness facilities with views over the water
  • Concierge- and room services
  • Free bike rental 
  • Individually decorated guest apartments which feature a fully-equipped kitchen and a dining- and living space
  • Most rooms have stunning views of the waterfront
  • Breakfast with vegetarian and sustainable options
  • On-site bar
  • Bright and sunny atrium with co-working spaces 
  • Paid underground parking garage with charging stations for electric cars


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