Craving modernist lines and minimalist chic? Or do you prefer Old European decadence with exquisite décor? Whatever your taste may be, Amsterdam has an abundance of quaint and historic backdrops to choose from. From geometric, fold-out bathrooms at The Lloyd to grand, canal-side rooms at The Pulitzer, old meets new in unconventional yet entirely chic spaces. Today's 17th-century canal-house hotels teem with high-tech amenities and modern extras. And while exquisitely restored original facades may maintain their original grandeur, inside you’ll discover brilliantly quirky—and modern—architectural twists.
HELPFUL TIP: Amsterdam’s star rating system refers to a property’s number of specific amenities (for ex. pool, restaurant, or elevator) but doesn’t necessarily reflect a standard of luxury.
There’s more to Dutch dining than traditional farmer’s bread and cheese. The city’s long history as a busy port and melting pot has produced several, world-class restaurants serving up sophisticated fare inspired from around the world. From sidewalk cafes to up-to-the-minute modern offered in 17th-century canal houses, inimitable dining spots abound in this cosmopolitan capital – many reborn and refurbished in industrial buildings along the hustling harbor front. Avoid the touristy Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, the Damrak, and the Red Light District, and instead satisfy your appetite along the animated Reguliersdwarsstraat or the quaint Nine Streets. Make sure to save room for an unforgettable Indonesian-Dutch rijsttafel feast, one of Amsterdam’s most unique dining experiences.