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Amstel Hotel Amsterdam – The 5-Star Icon of Amsterdam

Where timeless elegance meets modern hospitality, where each moment is a chapter in a story of luxury. The Amstel Hotel Amsterdam – where royal history, sophistication, and 5-star grandeur converge to redefine your Amsterdam experience.


In the heart of Amsterdam, where the cobblestone streets whisper tales of a bygone era, stands the regal Amstel Hotel. This architectural masterpiece, often referred to as the “Grande Dame” of Amsterdam, is not merely a place to stay but a living testament to the rich royal history that has unfolded within its walls.

As you enter the grand lobby (true WOW-factor), adorned with chandeliers and draped in opulent decor, you step into a world that has played witness to centuries of stories. The Amstel Hotel’s roots trace back to the 19th century, a time when it served as a royal refuge for European aristocrats and dignitaries. The walls echo with the laughter of royalty, the hushed conversations of diplomats, and the elegance of a bygone era.

Today, the Amstel Hotel Amsterdam stands as a Grande Dame, a title earned through its enduring commitment to preserving the charm of yesteryears while seamlessly embracing the demands of the modern traveler. Its rich royal history is woven into every corner, from the intricately designed rooms to the grandeur of the dining spaces.

This iconic establishment is not just a hotel; it’s a living piece of Amsterdam’s royal legacy. The Amstel Hotel invites you to immerse yourself in the allure of its grandeur, where every stay is a brush with history, and every guest is treated like royalty.



Along the scenic Amstel River, the Amstel Hotel boasts a prime location that not only offers breathtaking views over Amsterdam, but also provides easy access to Amsterdam’s cultural hotspots and vibrant neighborhoods. Conveniently situated in proximity to the renowned Carré Theatre.

Moreover, for enthusiasts of art and culture, a leisurely stroll (20-min) takes you to the illustrious Rijksmuseum, home to an extensive collection of Dutch masterpieces. Explore the hallowed halls adorned with works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. The neighborhood also hosts other iconic museums like the Van Gogh Museum, where you can delve into the world of the post-impressionist painter.

And for those with a tendency for indulgent retail therapy, the high-end shopping street, P.C. Hoofdstraat, is just a stone’s throw away from the Rijksmuseum’ area. Here, you can peruse the boutiques of renowned international and Dutch designers.



A unique blend of history & luxury.

The hotel is often referred to as the “Grande Dame” of Amsterdam, holds within its walls an extraordinary narrative that unfolds over centuries (built in 1867). What sets the Amstel Hotel apart is its distinctive historical tapestry, woven with threads of aristocratic tales and dignified affairs. The very essence of the hotel reflects a commitment to preserving its rich past while embracing the demands of contemporary luxury.

Among its many unique features, the Amstel Hotel boasts a generously sized indoor swimming pool – a rarity in Amsterdam.

A true masterpiece within the hotel is the enchanting lounge – a captivating glass conservatory that beckons guests with its timeless allure. From delectable dishes to the renowned afternoon tea, the Amstel Hotel is serving it all.

Last but not least is its unique outdoor terrace, a rare gem in the heart of Amsterdam. Positioned perfectly to catch the sun’s warm embrace and offering a front-row seat to breathtaking sunsets over the Amstel.



The discerning clientele that graces the Amstel Hotel represents a diverse mix of international travelers and local connoisseurs who appreciate the finer things in life.

Experience a refined atmosphere where exclusivity meets warmth, creating an environment that resonates with the discerning tastes of our esteemed guests.

The Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam has hosted a plethora of famous guests over the years, adding to its illustrious history and allure. Among its distinguished visitors are renowned figures from various fields including royalty, Hollywood celebrities, politicians, and cultural icons.

Hollywood legends like Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Marlene Dietrich have also experienced the hotel’s luxury and hospitality.


The Amstel Hotel is synonymous with style and sophistication. From the grandeur of the lobby to the chic designed rooms and suites, every corner exudes an aura of royalty. The hotel truly breaths an ambiance where classic elegance seamlessly intertwines with some historical elements.

My personal favorite part of the hotel is definitely the lounge with a combination of perfect light, coziness and view of the Amstel. Secondly, the spacious indoor pool to relax after spending a day in the city itself.


Let’s start with a fun fact, the iconic Amstel Hotel Amsterdam has provided a pillow for the night for other icons like Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones.

Every room is a testament to the art of refined living, where attention to detail transforms a stay into an unforgettable experience. Antique-style furniture graces the generously sized spaces, adorned with warm hues, Delftware accents, and captivating old prints.

Sink into the blissfully comfortable beds, surrounded by antique furnishings, and let the details transport you to a bygone era. Discover the allure of spacious bath mats (yes. it’s all in the details), complemented by BYREDO amenities, one of my personal favorites.

Start the morning with an espresso from the in-room machine, complete with Illy coffee cups.


As the Tulip Festive Season approaches, the Amstel Hotel is set to become “the place to be” in Amsterdam.

Celebrate the beauty of spring with the opening of our magnificent terrace on April 1st. Stay tuned for exciting promotions, including a special room offer with tickets to Keukenhof – because at Amstel, they take the Tulip Season very seriously :).

And fun fact, the address of the hotel is named to this typical Dutch flower as well; Professor Tulpplein.


As the morning sun gently streamed through the grand windows of the Amstel Restaurant, casting a warm glow across the elegant dining room, anticipation swirled in the air. Nestled along the picturesque banks of the Amstel Canal, the Amstel Hotel exuded an air of timeless charm, and nowhere was this more evident than in the culinary delights offered at the Amstel Restaurant.

Here, breakfast was not merely a meal but a symphony of flavors and textures, where each a la carte dish was crafted with precision and care. in the meantime you can enjoy the buffet with prime-ingredients, which was a feast for the senses.

Later that day, guests were invited to partake in another beloved tradition—the afternoon tea in the lounge which is very popular among the “Amsterdammers”.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, guests made their way to the hotel’s spacious terrace, overlooking the tranquil waters of the Amstel Canal.  Sipping on refreshing cocktails and nibbling on savory snacks, they watched as boats glided by, their lights twinkling in the fading light of day.


Along the scenic Amstel River, the Amstel Hotel boasts a prime location close to theaters, museums and shops.

Double rooms from €400 in low season; and from €550 in high. Breakfast not included.

79 luxury rooms including suites.

Built in 1867, classic, chic and elegant.

Inspired by the French kitchen. Breakfast at Amstel is a feast to start your day with.

Prime location facing the Amstel while enjoying the sunset during the aperitivo at their spacious terrace, which is very special in Amsterdam.

“Secret Amsterdam” by M. van Eys & D. Robiot.

Amstel Hotel Amsterdam, an IHG hotel
Professor Tulpplein 1
1018 GX Amsterdam
Telephone +31 (0)20 622 60 60

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