There are a great range of hotels in Amsterdam to suit all budgets. They range from basic hostels to 5 star luxurious hotels.
Tip When Choosing Your Hotel
When researching hotels in Amsterdam, as well as considering the star rating and looking at pictures of the hotels and rooms, remember to look into the area it is situated in as well.
I initially booked the West Side Inn, having enjoyed previous stays at Best Western Hotels. This particular one was further away from the City centre and I chose it to save some money. There was nothing wrong with my room but for me, not in an area I felt completely at ease in alone. There were a couple of characters hanging around the outside the front of the hotel who made me feel a little uncomfortable. I followed my gut instinct and moved to a hotel closer to the attractions and nightlife.
Areas close to Dam Square, Centraal Station and Leidseplein were busy and in my opinion, more suitable for someone travelling alone. Trams are busy, you will be less dependent on needing taxis as there are always plenty of people around. North Holland was a very pleasant area too which is accessed by a free ferry close to Centraal Station.
1. The Mövenpick Hotel
One of the hotels in Amsterdam I can highly recommend is The Mövenpick, behind Centraal Station. This was the hotel I relocated to and I was very impressed. It was brilliant for a solo traveller and I felt very safe. Movenpick is close to all transport links including the ferry wharf and walking distance to Dam Square and Old Town.
Full review of my stay at Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre – 4 Star Hotel – website
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cost £375 for a 2 night weekend stay March/April
Other accommodation which looked interesting and in good locations …
2.Park Hotel, Amsterdam – 4 star hotel
Cost for one night in April in a superior room from £249 plus city tax
Close to canal cruises, shops, restaurants, Vondelpark and Leidseplein.
3.Amstel Botel – 3 Star Hotel
NDSM Pier 3, Amsterdam Noord, 1033 RG Amsterdam, Netherlands
A more unusual place to stay is the Amstel Botel in North Holland. You can arrive here by ferry which leaves NDSM wharf, behind Centraal Station. Ferries heading back to Centraal Station are twice an hour and take just 10 minutes. Prices in April start from £114 a night for a double or twin room with either single or queen beds.
Prices in April for a one night stay are close to Euros 1000 and that’s for the cheapest of the 3 rooms.
For those wealthy thrill seekers amongst you, this looks like a great place to stay. Hard to believe it is actually a hotel, in fact. There are only 3 suites available with a whirlpool that one of them can enjoy, on the top deck of the crane. Bungee jumping can pre-booked mid April-mid October.
If you really want to pull out all the stops, arrive in style! Take a limousine to the Amsterdam Helipad from the airport. You can then arrive at The Crane Faralda by helicopter!
Suggested Further Reading:
Things to do in Amsterdam that I have enjoyed as a solo traveller
Restaurants in Amsterdam that I have dined solo at
Blog post – Travel Tips for Amsterdam – Things I wish I had known before I went