Design & Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam - Our Top 10

A unique and luxurious hotel will sweeten your stay in the beautiful canal city of Amsterdam. On this page we present our top 10 most beautiful design & boutique hotels in Amsterdam.

Design & Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam

Canal House Inn offers a fantastic view over the canals

Exciting design, excellent staff and outstanding location. These are our criteria for a good boutique hotel. We've looked around and picked only the tastiest cherries among hotels in Amsterdam. Prices range from $70 to $400 per night for a double room.

Tip - Enjoy life along the canals

They are the lifeline of the city and the reason why so many fall in love with Amsterdam. So take the chance - look out the window and enjoy the twinkling lights on the water. Our recommendations for hotels by the canal are the Andaz Hotel, the Dylan Hotel or the Misc Hotel.

Rooftop jacuzzis, deep blue swimming pools, bathrooms created by Italian designers, and historic canal houses. If you're into good design and luxury living, you're guaranteed to find it in Amsterdam. Read on and be inspired by our selection.

Andaz Hotel - Luxury & Design at the Prinsengracht

Spectacular design and exceptionally good location on one of Amsterdam's most beautiful canals - at Andaz Hotel everything is simply marvellous.

Andaz Amsterdam

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With great attention to detail, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has transformed the historic canal house on the Prinsengracht into an extraordinary five-star boutique hotel.

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Canal view rooms - Tradition meets modernity at the Andaz Amsterdam

Amsterdam tradition and the golden age blend with refreshingly modern elements - Delft porcelain next to designer furniture. We particularly like the high-quality materials and the open bathrooms inside the rooms.

122 rooms and 5 suites - The Andaz Hotel is managed by Hyatt Hotels and offers all the amenities of a true world-class hotel. A small selection:

  • Free wifi
  • Bluespoon Restaurant - fresh cuisine with a Dutch touch
  • Excellent cocktails at the hotel bar
  • World class spa & wellness center
  • Perfect location, right in the center of Amsterdam

We would especially like to mention the super friendly staff. Courteous, professional and genuinely friendly. Here you feel at home immediately.

Prinsengracht 587, 1067 HT Amsterdam
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Hotel Estheréa - Charming Retreat by the Canal

This gem of a boutique hotel is located on the Singel. This is the oldest canal in Amsterdam. Several canal houses from the 17th century have been lavishly renovated and beautifully furnished.

Hotel Estheréa Amsterdam

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Fantastic colors, sparkling crystal, exotic plants and gorgeous antiques - a feeling of "home", like being in your own living room. This privately owned hotel is simply charming. Here's what we like most:

  • Excellent breakfast - one of the best in the city
  • Well equipped gym
  • Incredibly beautiful view from the canal view rooms
  • Wonderful location in the hip shopping district Nine Streets
  • Warm and welcoming atmosphere

Conclusion: The Estheréa is one of the most beautiful hotels in Amsterdam. The location is very central but still quiet. Exclusive setting with excellent value for money.

Singel 303 - 309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam
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Sir Adam Hotel - Breathtaking View Over the Harbor

Brand new and already one of Amsterdam's hottest hotels. At Sir Adam you stay right next to the iconic Eye Film Museum and enjoy the view of the harbor and the passing ships.

Sir Adam Hotel Amsterdam

The Sir Adam is located in the modern tower on the right

On the roof of Sir Adam, a spectacular feature awaits you - the popular A`Dam Lookout. Here you can enjoy the sunset with a delicious cocktail.

Zimmer im Sir Adam

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Modern, urban and stylish - that's how this hotel can be described in just three words. The tower of the Sir Adam Hotel is located in the stylish Noord district. A free ferry takes you to the main train station in just 2 minutes. You can also expect the following:

  • Special amenities - binoculars, Apple TV, rain shower and more.
  • Affordable and tasty breakfast
  • Amazing view of the harbor - especially when a cruise ship is docking
  • Delicious burgers in the restaurant "The Butcher"
  • A'dam LOOKOUT observation deck with Europe's highest swing

The Sir Adam Hotel gets a clear recommendation from us. An excellent hotel with a great concept at a fair price.

Overhoeksplein 7, 1031 KS Amsterdam
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Lloyd Hotel - Discover the Eastern Docklands

Former prison and hotel for emigrants. This building really has an impressive past. Nowadays you can stay in the Lloyd Hotel comfortably and centrally.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

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In recent years, new residential areas have been built in the eastern docks. In the old days, the ocean giants used to dock here for trade with the Dutch colonies. Today, old industrial facilities and modern architecture create an fascinating mix.

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

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Modern art and creative interior. More than 40 international designers were involved in the renovation. The Lloyd Hotel doesn't just look damn cool. It also offers all the amenities of a modern city retreat:

  • Very clean and super friendly staff
  • Excellent restaurant with tasty breakfast
  • Each of the spacious rooms has its own style
  • Very good location - only 10 minutes to the main station

If you like good design, the Lloyd is perfect for you. There are rooms in different sizes and price ranges. Some are a bit cheaper with shared bathrooms. The superior deluxe rooms are almost like a five-star hotel.

Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 Amsterdam
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INK Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery by Sofitel

Modern design in a historic location. INK Hotel is located in the former building of the legendary Amsterdam newspaper "Tijd".

INK Hotel Amsterdam

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In the past, the typewriters rattled here and the reporters' quick footsteps echoed through the corridors. The famous architects "Concrete" have managed to translate the old charm of the newspaper into a modern boutique hotel.

Tip - Perfect location in the center of Amsterdam

Only a 5-minute walk from the Central Station and Dam Square - INK Hotel is really centrally located. The Jordaan Quarter and the Museum District with the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are also within walking distance.

Many cozy corners, such as the Library Lounge and the attentive staff make the INK Hotel an excellent choice for a weekend trip. In the dignified hotel bar "Pressroom" you can comfortably end your evening.

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, 1012 Amsterdam
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The Hoxton - Vintage Style at the Negen Straatjes

Picturesque alleys, individual stores and cute little cafes - the Hoxton Hotel is located directly in the popular shopping district Negen Straatjes.

The Hoxton Amsterdam

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Armchairs, cozy sofas and bookshelves in the lobby. Dark wood, pastels, and copper in the rooms. The Hoxton's vintage style is a perfect fit for Amsterdam.

The Hoxton Amsterdam

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The bar with a living room atmosphere and delicious drinks is also very popular among locals. From Thursday to Sunday, talented DJs perform here. However, it closes at 01:00 at night so that the hotel guests are not disturbed.

What else we love about this fresh boutique hotel:

  • A free breakfast bag every morning
  • Pretty bathrooms with copper pipes and large washbasins
  • The rooms with the fantastic view on the Herengracht

At the Hoxton, rooms come in a variety of sizes. From the shoe box to the spacious concept room, there is something for everyone.

Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam
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Hotel V Nesplein - Top Design Hotel in the Center

The central location between Dam Square and Rokin makes Hotel V a perfect choice for your city trip to Amsterdam. From here you can easily reach the most exciting sights and museums in a short walk.

Hotel V Nesplein Amsterdam

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Wood, stucco, exposed concrete and designer furniture. An exciting mix of industrial, vintage and modern elements. Hotel V is exceptionally well furnished.

Hotel V Nesplein Amsterdam

The Lobby - delicious and cozy

In the, for Amsterdam standards, spacious rooms you can expect comfortable beds with large pillows. Among other amenities:

  • Beautiful bathrooms with large rain shower, bathrobes and slippers
  • Popular and award-winning restaurant "The Lobby".
  • Authentic and very friendly staff

Our conclusion: Hotel V offers a top overall package at a good price. A final tip at the end: If you book breakfast as well, you can choose à la carte in the restaurant - extremely tasty and first-class quality.

Nes 49, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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Misc Eatdrinksleep - Charming Boutique Hotel

Playful and cozy - A romantic hideaway, right in the middle of Amsterdam's historic old town. Misc Eatdrinksleep is located on the edge of the infamous red light district, on the picturesque Kloveniersburgwal.

Misc Eatdrinksleep Amsterdam

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With lots of style and charm - the owners Rachel & Pepijn have chosen every piece in this unique boutique hotel with love. You can lose yourself for hours looking at the many unique pieces and antiques. Yet nothing seems chaotic or thrown together.

Misc Eatdrinksleep Amsterdam

Room with beautiful view of the Kloveniersburgwal

For many regulars, the Misc has become their absolute favorite hotel in Amsterdam. We especially liked the following:

  • Personal attention - the owners give valuable tips
  • Magnificent location in the old town - Everything is within walking distance
  • Delicious breakfast with local specialties

Conclusion: If you're looking for a romantic retreat for a short trip to Amsterdam, Misc Eatdrinksleep is the perfect choice. You can choose between garden view and canal view rooms.

Kloveniersburgwal 20, 1012 CV Amsterdam
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Mr. Jordaan Amsterdam - In the Most Beautiful Part of the City

Narrow streets, crooked houses and scenic canals. The Jordaan is one of the most beautiful and authentic neighborhoods in Amsterdam. Right in the middle stands a narrow canal house from 1896 - the home of Mr. Jordaan.

Mr. Jordaan Amsterdam

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Mr. Jordaan grew up on the Bloemgracht and at some point started renting out his couch for travelers. Through years of experience, he knew what guests appreciated and loved. At some point, he bought the narrow canal house next door and turned it into a gorgeous hotel - perfection and style down to the last corner.

Insider tips from Mr. Jordaan's blog

The crew at Mr. Jordaan regularly blogs about cafes, cool stores, and things to do in the neighborhood. So check out It's worth it!

We could write another three paragraphs about the super friendly staff, the delicious breakfast or the lightning-fast WIFI. But: The excellent customer reviews speak for themselves. Not surprisingly, this hotel is often fully booked. So book in time.

Bloemgracht 102, 1015 TN Amsterdam
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The Dylan - Dutch Design at Its Best

Is it the best hotel in Amsterdam? For many, the answer is yes. Perfect location on the Keizergracht and sophisticated, beautiful design. For us, the Dylan is the quintessence of a luxury boutique hotel.

Hotel The Dylan Amsterdam

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A fire crackles in the lobby and the friendly waitress brings you a perfectly mixed gin and tonic. What could be better after a hard day of sightseeing?

Dylan Design Hotel in Amsterdam

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After the drink, head to your room to freshen up for the evening in the city. A spacious bathroom with natural stones and the elegant design of the room sweetens every minute in this world-class hotel. The Dylan Amsterdam is simply in a league of its own.

Dylan Design Hotel in Amsterdam

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Glass, marble and modern art. A perfect balance of contemporary design and historical ambience. With the Dylan, Dutch designer Designer Remy Meijers has created a true masterpiece.

The friendly and accommodating staff completes the overall package. For pure Amsterdam romance, we recommend the Junior Suite with canal view - an unforgettable pleasure.

Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam
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