Hotel Door

Well located a short hop or tram ride away from the historic city centre, this stylish four star establishment is a top pick for travellers looking for value for money in a convenient location.  This modern hotel has a tranquil wellness centre in which you can book massages or spa treatments and take advantage of the sauna, swimming pool or Turkish baths.  If that is to relaxing for you though, you could always try the facilities at the fitness suite.  After your exertions either in the fitness centre or a days sightseeing there is also a spectacular bar and terrace where you can chill with a drink or two.

All the comfortable guest rooms have air conditioning, bathrobes and complementary toiletries in the en suite bathrooms, cable TV, a city plan and map, high speed internet connection, a minibar  and tea and coffee making facilities.  This hotel also offers interconnecting rooms for families and large groups looking for a flexible set up.  The hotel staff are friendly and efficient, and the general ambience in this hotel is enhanced by this.

Our top picks close to this hotel

For families

Amsterdam Dungeon propels you into the bleak times before Amsterdam became the cosmopolitan and fun city it is today. The dark ages of torture, disease and death are retold with a twist of fun and a combination of actors, interactive rides and shows. Gristly but ghoulish fun.

For romance

Begijnhof is a charming collection of churches and houses gathered around a quaint, quiet and traffic free courtyard.  Established in the 14th century, it was originally a home for pious and virtuous women who helped the sick and needy.  The houses are still occupied by single women to this day.

For culture

The Netherlands Film Museum is near the Vondelpark and is a centre for all things cinema.  The internationally renowned collection spans the whole history of worldwide film – from silent movies right through to cutting edge, modern cinema and digital productions and film fanatic will appreciate this interesting space.

For shopping

Have a magpie moment at the brilliant flea market at Waterlooplien. Second hand clothes, antiques, books and knick kancks that you didn’t know you needed, until you found them, can be bought here.

For eating out

Kappitein Zeppos is a hidden cafe bar gem down a tiny alley way.  Seek this one out for light bites and great coffee and pastries – just the thing to sustain you in the middle of a hard days pavement pounding.

For nightlife

For all fans of techno and house music you need to head to The Melkweg.  This live and vivid centre of entertainment is located near Leidse Square.  When it is not jumping to the techno beat, it also doubles as a space which hosts films, theatre and live music.