If you’re planning a trip to the Dutch capital this spring, you’ll be in search of the best hotels in Amsterdam. Our favourites include Pulitzer, which took several canalside merchants’ houses and created a beautiful hotel. We’re also keen on The Dylan, officially one of the Leading Hotels of the World, with the stellar service to match.
Copenhagen may be famous for its Scandi vibe and happy locals and Lisbon may be loved for its sunny weather and pasteis de nata, but Amsterdam will always be the cool city we return to time after time.
In this dream mini-break destination, you'll want to hire a bike to explore the canals (officially ‘grachts’ around here) – don’t miss the Nine Streets neighbourhood (De Negen Straatjes in Dutch) and its vintage boutiques, cosy cafés and bun-dispensing bakeries.
Or take your holiday high-brow by marvelling at the Museum Quarter’s many masterpieces, from Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at his namesake gallery to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, on show at the Rijksmuseum.
Fans of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will enjoy a stay at the Andaz Amsterdam, which takes its style cues from Lewis Carroll’s surreal story.
And at the Hoxton outpost on Herengracht, restaurant Lotti’s has a retractable roof ready for when the sun comes out.
Here’s the ELLE UK edit of the best hotels in Amsterdam: