The 6 Best Hotels in Amsterdam

3rd January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam

Dubbed ‘La Grand Dame’ and looking more like a palace than a hotel, Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam is the choice of many international celebrities and visiting royalty, and it’s not hard to see why.

Opened in 1867, the canal-side hotel boasts crystal chandeliers, Persian rugs, and antique furniture that complement its beautiful façade. The lobby features a grand double staircase and classic décor, and elite travelers will be particularly impressed by the superlative 24/7 service. The health and fitness club is the perfect antidote to a hard day’s sightseeing, where guests can enjoy the indoor poor and enjoy a selection of therapies. La Rive, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, is renowned for its excellent French cuisine, while afternoon tea in the Amstel Lounge is a must. Located near to many of Amsterdam’s top attractions, including the Hermitage Museum and Rijksmuseum, the Intercontinental Amstel is the perfect venue for the elite traveler who appreciates luxury, great service and an unbeatable location.

Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam Royal Suite


Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam Royal Suite

Why we love it: The Royal Suite more than lives up to its name. This spacious suite is more like an apartment and comes equipped with a lounge, dining room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom, as well as an entrance hall. The décor is Classical French and radiates luxury at every turn; the marble bathroom alone features gold-plated bath fixtures and luxury L’Occitane amenities. The dining room sits up to eight, while the lounge is replete with elegant antiques and state-of-the-art technology. This fully air-conditioned room boasts sumptuous river views and a private bar; a complete statement in luxury.




  • Square footage: 1,250
  • Nightly rate: $ +/- 5,400

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