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Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam opened its doors in 2007 and is housed in the former Shipping House (Scheepvaarthuis), which accommodated the offices of six shipping companies for decades. Its monumental façade, Art Nouveau style interior and abundance of original ornaments and furniture exude an atmosphere of days gone by. The hotel’s 165 rooms range from spacious Deluxe Rooms to exclusive suites such as the three story Tower Suite and the Oriental Suite with private rooftop terrace. To have a fresh coffee any time of the day, just push the button on the Nespresso machine—each room has one.

by × 16 February 2013

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Hotel Okura Amsterdam

When Hotel Okura Tokyo opened in 1962, the goal was to become the best hotel in the world. With 25 hotels worldwide, mainly in homeland Japan, Okura’s focus was and is to offer the best possible accommodations, cuisine and service to its guests. Hotel Okura Amsterdam is located in the multi-cultural De Pijp district, home to the Heineken brewery, Albert Cuyp Market and Sarphatipark, a 6 minute tram ride (20 minutes by foot) from the Museumplein, where the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Concertgebouw are situated.

by × 15 February 2013

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American Hotel Amsterdam

American Hotel Amsterdam

With the monumental Stadsschouwburg across the street, the American Hotel is a charismatic eye-catcher and architectural highlight in its own right: built in 1902 in art-deco style, the hotel combines modern facilities with elegance and a unique atmosphere. Get a taste of the 1920s in Café Americain, traditionally a popular meeting place for writers, musicians and actors, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. Enjoy a magazine or book at Amsterdam’s oldest reading table named after famous Dutch novelist Harry Mulisch, or simply overlook the Leidseplein through the café’s five meter high windows with stained-glass details.

by × 15 February 2013

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InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

Arguably the best-known hotel of Amsterdam, the Amstel Hotel is certainly one of the most striking buildings on the banks of the Amstel River. Opened in 1867, the design of this ‘hotel of incomparable splendor’—79 rooms and suites, including a 116sqm (1250sqft) Royal Suite—was inspired by the French Renaissance style of the 16th and 17th centuries. Its initiator, doctor Samuel Sarphati, understood what it took to build a hotel with international allure: “People today want a hotel to offer the same kind of amenities that people are used to at home: space, air, light and also a good view, beautiful surroundings.” Not much has changed since.

by × 14 February 2013

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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

Housed in the iconic former music school of Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel offers a unique experience for high-end luxury lovers and art aficionado’s alike. Opened in 2012 and located within 300 meters of three world-class museums—the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum—the Conservatorium Hotel offers its guests (that’d be you) 129 rooms in various degrees of fanciness. From a cozy Superior Guest Room with a large rainfall shower and bathroom LCD mirror TV, to the 90sqm (969sqft) Concerto Suite with a Steinway piano, oval stone bathtub and Museumplein views from the duplex level bedroom.

by × 14 February 2013

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Hotel de L’Europe Amsterdam

Hotel de L’Europe Amsterdam

Already in 1638, an Inn was built on the current location of Hotel de L’Europe in the heart of the city, partly on the foundation of the so-called Rondeel defensive tower that had been there since 1535. The Hotel de L’Europe as we now know it, was built in 1895 and opened its doors a year later. The hotel pays homage to bygone times, surrounding its guests with impressive chandeliers, a colourful décor and replicas of 17th century Dutch Masters. The 111 rooms, all equipped with an iPad, iPod docking station and Bose surround-sound system, range from a cozy Superior Room to the six-bedroom Penthouse Suite, including a private terrace. In 2011, Hotel de L’Europe was the only hotel in the Netherlands to make the Gold List of Condé Nast Traveler.

by × 14 February 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Lonely Planet The Netherlands

Lonely Planet The Netherlands

The 4th edition of Lonely Planet The Netherlands will help you uncover the secrets of this gently beautiful country. Cycle along the canals, past sand dunes, windmills, tulips and wild national parks. Reward yourself with warm appeltaart, then learn to swallow a raw herring without flinching.

by × 13 February 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Netherlands is your indispensible guide to this diverse region. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of The Netherlands’ mustsee sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns.

by × 13 February 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Rough Guide to The Netherlands

Rough Guide to The Netherlands

The Rough Guide to The Netherlands is an indispensable travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the country’s unique attractions. From the pretty village of Edam and the gritty port city of Rotterdam to Amsterdam’s famous canals and vibrant nightlife The Rough Guide to The Netherlands unearths the best.

by × 13 February 2013