Editors Picks: Hotels near Amsterdam Central Station

by Gareth Jones  |  Published January 4, 2024

It’s no overstatement to call Amsterdam one of Europe’s foremost city destinations. Its cobbled and canal-strewn walkways harbour some of Europe’s finest lodgings.

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Laid-back and liberal, Amsterdam’s meandering atmosphere is one of its major charms. The Dutch capital is also a welcoming city with a beguiling brew of local and international outlook. Its forward-thinking Art & Design scene, and famous café, bar and club culture consistently push the boundaries. In Amsterdam, chatting to locals in English is never a problem – the majority have near native-level ability. Here, we’ve selected the best hotels near Amsterdam Central Station based on style, location and facilities. Hotels are listed in order of proximity to the station.

The Exchange Hotel

Housed in a charismatic town house in central Amsterdam, The Exchange is a quirky, fashion-themed hotel with uniquely designed rooms. Top Dutch designers have lent their imaginations to each room, and have created cosy rooms with a slice of fashion sparkle. Rooms vary in price from budget to 5-star. A continental breakfast is available daily. The Exchange is 300m from Dam Square, a 5-minute walk from the shopping street Kalverstraat and the Nine Streets area, the Jordaan district, and the Anne Frank House are close by. Rooms from €103.

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Saint Christopher’s Inn

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Adjacent to Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District, St Christopher’s Inn at The Winston is essentially a hostel with both dorm and individual rooms. Each room has its own distinctive design with colourful wall murals and unique features. Private rooms come with private toilets and bathrooms. The Belushi Bar (its in-house bar which doubles as a club come night-time) has a warm, lively and friendly atmosphere, and serves up a variety of dishes and drinks through day and night. Lively bar and club hub Rembrandtplein, and the Anne Frank House are both 10-15 minutes by foot from the hostel. Rooms from €67.

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Grand Hotel Amrâth

Grand Hotel Amrâth is a former shipping house turned luxurious 5-star hotel. A predominance of glamorous Art-Deco design pervades the building with the odd incidence of Art-Nouveau (such as the extravagant glass ceiling in the reception area). The hotel offers a total of 205 rooms, of which there are 22 suites which feature lofty ceilings, sumptuous furniture (including four-poster beds) and large windows which flood the rooms with daylight. Lunch or dinner can be enjoyed overlooking the canals at the hotel’s Bar Lounge. Guests have free access to the Spa & Wellness centre featuring two saunas, a steam cabin, a whirlpool and a swimming pool. Amsterdam’s main attractions are within walking distance. Rooms from €217.

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INK Hotel

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Paying homage to its former incarnation as the headquarters of Dutch newspaper De Tijd, the aptly named INK Hotel is an award-winning 4-star lifestyle hotel a short stroll from Amsterdam Square. Specifically designed by notable architectural design outfit Concrete Architects, the rooms strike a distinctly fresh and modern tone, and come with private bathrooms. INK Hotel continues its journalistic theme with its cocktail bar “PRESSROOM” housed in the old press room of the building. Alternatively, guests can relax on couches, quaff wine and exchange stories near a crackling fireplace in the Library Lounge. The hotel’s restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Anne Frank House is 10 minutes’ walk away, while the Nieuwe Kerk and the Magna Plaza shopping mall can be reached within a 5-minute walk. Rooms from €187.

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Mövenpick Hotel

Mövenpick Hotel is a luxurious abode located on the edge of the River IJ. Offering attractive views of the river and Amsterdam city centre, this modern hotel offers crisp, clean and calm rooms with sound-proofing and climate control. Mövenpick’s Silk Road Restaurant serves an international menu of unique dishes and grilled specialities. Snacks, light meals and home-made Swiss apple cake are also available at the Silk Bar which has an extensive drinks menu with cocktails. Mövenpick is one tram stop away from Amsterdam Central Railway Station, and offers quick access to the city centre. Rooms from €133.

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