Max Brown Canal District
This three-star lodge is definitely a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot the place the Herengracht and Brouwersgracht canals meet. The reception space, with its copper ceiling and wall overlaying manufactured from open books, doubles as a comfy bar. Moored exterior is the lodge’s boat, which affords excursions for €15pp. Bedrooms have wood-clad partitions and retro particulars akin to 1950s telephones and classic lamps; a number of sleep three or 4, making them appropriate for households.
• Doubles from €128 B&B, Herengracht 13-19, +31 20 710 7288, maxbrownhotels.com
Photograph: Rien Meulman
With an deal with in Kinkerbuurt, one among Amsterdam’s growing districts, CityHub is geared toward travellers who want a mattress and little extra. Instead of bedrooms it has “hubs – sound-proofed personal pods with app-controlled audio system, temper lighting and a queen-size mattress – and that’s about it. The pods are windowless and you’ll contact the ceiling when you’re mendacity in mattress – so are usually not for the claustrophobic. Shared washrooms are outfitted with kimonos, towels and hair dryers. Guests use wristbands, handed out on arrival, for checking in (and out), for locking the hub and locker (for objects that will take up an excessive amount of house within the hub), and for scanning purchases from the merchandising machine and self-service bar. Free wifi ensures a reference to an obligation host, who can reply questions from anyplace within the metropolis. CityHub affords a €10 breakfast at a restaurant to its proper, or there’s an ideal bakery to the left on the Ten Kate market.
• Doubles from €60 room solely, Bellamystraat Three, cityhub.com
Photograph: Marije Kuiper
Cocomama looks like a shared scholar home, although the stripper pole on the steps is a reminder of this former brothel’s extra “exotic” previous. Organised bar crawls, a board video games evening, strolling excursions and twice-weekly vegetarian “family dinner” (€Three-€5) imply it’s excellent for travellers who need to socialise. Breakfast is included and adjustments each day: smoothies, tea and occasional, and a sizzling dish akin to egg muffins or pancakes. The bedrooms are practical however all have personal amenities. Trams Four, 7 and 10 run to the principle points of interest in 5-10 minutes.
• Doubles from €120 B&B, dorm beds from €33, minimal two-night keep, Westeinde 18, +31 20 627 2454, cocomamahostel.com
Colours in de Pijp B&B
With the Sarphatipark (a public park) at one finish of the road and the retailers and eating places of Van Woustraat on the different, this B&B simply exterior the centre makes an ideal base. The 4 good-value, spacious rooms all have personal loos. Each has entry to a kitchen, too (both shared or personal), however since visitors are solely allowed to organize chilly meals, most select to eat out. One of the bedrooms, the large, light-filled “garden room”, has an enormous eating desk and a terrace opening on to a backyard, whereas the inexperienced and yellow rooms have interval options together with moulded ceilings and marble fireplaces. Despite the title, the B&B doesn’t serve breakfast, however the Pijp district is bursting with brunch spots.
• Doubles from €115 room solely, Tweede Jan van der Heijdenstraat 12-14, +31 20 679 7598, bbcoloursindepijp.nl
Generator Hostel, Amsterdam
Nescio cafe on the Generator Hostel. Photograph: Nikolas Koenig
This 565-bed hostel within the 30-acre Oosterpark is in a 1916 constructing that was as soon as a part of the University of Amsterdam’s science division. The decor is a mix of modernism and reclaimed supplies from its previous. Lamps original from laboratory flasks dangle over the Auditorium bar (Thurs-Sat 9pm-3am), a former lecture theatre the place punters drink at benches produced from the unique tiered seating. Bedrooms embody quads (two bunk beds), twins, doubles and suites – all with personal loos. Ask for a room on the entrance or facet for views of the park. A continental buffet breakfast is €eight.50 or à la carte is €Four-€eight on the Nescio cafe on the bottom flooring.
• Quad beds from €15, doubles from €95 room solely, Mauritskade 57, +31 20 708 5600, generatorhostels.com
Hotel Not Hotel
Tram room on the lodge
The 26 rooms at Hotel Not Hotel had been all individually created by designers, principally from Design Academy Eindhoven. Some bedrooms are behind ivy-clad partitions and bookcases, whereas others are in a freestanding 1970s tram, a chapel, and a Spanish villa. Rooms are TV-free in a bid to encourage visitors to hang around within the communal areas, together with the Kevin Bacon bar, which can be well-liked with locals. Fourteen rooms have personal loos; the others, some as small as 5 sq metres, have sensible shared amenities. It’s common to see a visitor crossing the foyer of their bathrobe. Breakfast is €9.50 on the bar, which transforms right into a Thai restaurant for dinner.
• Doubles from €60 room solely, Piri Reïsplein 34, +31 zero20 820 4538, hotelnothotel.com
Qbic Hotel WTC Amsterdam
Popular with business travellers due to its location within the World Trade Center advanced, this 82-room lodge is extra characterful than the standard company keep and in addition attracts loads of vacationers. The pink-and-yellow foyer, vibrant corridors (and free tea and occasional) assist create an off-the-cuff environment. Some rooms look immediately into the atrium of the centre’s ultra-modern C Tower, so it’s doable to look at the workplace employees come and go – when you sit along with your ft up. It’s one cease on the practice from Schiphol airport, and a 15-minute tram journey to the centre. Breakfast is €13.50.
• Doubles from €69 room solely, Mathijs Vermeulenpad 1, +31 20 238 2195, qbichotels.com
The Eelhouse B&B
Photograph: JJ Stok
Rooms within the Jordaan district are usually small and costly however this B&B, in a 17th-century nook home, is an exception. A inexperienced spiral staircase leads as much as two massive, gentle, double rooms. Daphne, the pleasant proprietor, shares the fridge with complimentary drinks and there’s a small eating desk, sink and microwave in every of the rooms. The residential road is fairly quiet however there’s an enormous selection of bars and eating places simply across the nook, and the food-focused Lindengracht market (Sat, 9am-4pm) is on the finish of the highway. Breakfast is included – and delivered by Daphne to your room every morning.
• Doubles from €100 B&B, two-night minimal keep, Tweede Lindendwarsstraat 21, +31 20 330 0544, eelhouse.eu
The Lloyd Hotel
The Lloyd’s hanging 1920s constructing, overlooking the IJ harbour, housed migrants, refugees, juvenile offenders – and later artists’ studios – earlier than turning into a lodge in 2004. Today, its modern-meets-art-deco inside accommodates 250 visitors in rooms to go well with all budgets: from twins with shared loos to studio flats with kitchen and dwelling areas. Some rooms have as much as seven beds, making them ultimate for teams or households, whereas honeymooners would possibly like the large bed room within the eaves with its wood beams, huge bathtub, and swing suspended from the ceiling. The Lloyd restaurant’s buffet breakfast is €17.50pp.
• Doubles from €75 room solely, Oostelijke Handelskade 34, +31 20 561 3607 lloydhotel.com
The Student Hotel, Amsterdam City
Photograph: Kasia Gatkowska Photography
The 13-floor Student Hotel, simply east of the centre, is the flagship department of this quickly increasing franchise, which brings collectively vacationers, business visitors and college students underneath one roof. Hotel visitors sleep in a separate wing from the scholars, however all take pleasure in sensible, fashionable rooms with en suite loos. Upper flooring provide views of the town. Complimentary condoms by the mattress and the large rainbow-coloured “everybody should like everybody” signal throughout the foyer home windows, really feel very Amsterdam and typify the lodge’s relaxed, pleasant vibe. Breakfast is €12.
• Doubles from €80 room solely, Wibautstraat 129, +31 20 214 9999, thestudenthotel.com