Laidback, cosmopolitan and infinitely attractive, Amsterdam is a city where art and architecture are at the heart of innovation. From picturesque canal bridges to new luxury hotels in Amsterdam, beauty and design are everywhere. Here are the best art hotels in the city for a trip which will really immerse you in all the home of Van Gogh has to offer.
- Hotel Vondel
One of the most unique luxury hotels in Amsterdam, it lies on the edge of the most beautiful open space, Vondel Park. Within walking distance of all the best city sights, its perfectly located to take in the best of Amsterdam. Inside, no two rooms are alike – furnished with a refined and chic finish, the theme is provided by Dutch artist Peter Keizer. Two of his original large-scale paintings can be found in each room and there are more examples of this beautiful work in the public areas.
- Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy
Housed in a very grand building indeed, this arty hotel has more than a little history behind it and lies on a small island in the east docklands area of Amsterdam. Now showcasing an eclectic Art Deco style, its certainly impressive. All the rooms have been created (and priced) individually by Dutch designers. On top of that, the ‘cultural’ part of the hotel offers entertainment and performances every night – and all for free.
- Hotel V Fredericksplein
Groovy, contemporary yet budget friendly, it’s become the newest hotspot for young artists and fashionistas staying in Amsterdam. The location in de Pip is a little far out for tourists wishing to stick to the guidebook’s sights but perfect for those with an adventurous and alternative taste. The minimalist decor is modern and stylish, with trendy slogans on the walls.
- Banks Mansion
Situated on the edge of Amsterdam’s iconic canals, the Banks Mansion is a masterpiece of stately and old-school charm – something which the city’s art scene knows very well. Nearly all the rooms have a few over the lovely canal and the beautiful leaded stained -ass windows provide both a unique picture of the city and a warm ambience inside.
- Hotel Roemer
Retro elegance is the charming mood inside luxurious Hotel Roemer. From the fireplace, cowhide rugs and leather armchairs in the lounge to the city-scene wallpaper inside the elevator, the hotel’s style is unique and intriguing. It’s influenced by Dutch artist Anton Heyboer whose works are displayed inside.