A look at some of the best hotels for travelers in Amsterdam

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There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam. From the coffee shops to the historic attractions, to the offbeat, there is something for everyone in this Netherlands city.

With so many options for hotels in Amsterdam, it can be difficult to narrow down the ideal place to stay on your travels. But, it doesn’t have to be hard! It just depends what you are looking for …

Luxurious Digs

It’s hard to go wrong with the Sofitel brand, and Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is no exception. In keeping with the brand’s reputation for luxury, this five-star property offers it all — a Michelin-starred restaurant, signature spa and rooms that incorporate local touches with upscale living quarters. Housed inside a building that dates back to the 15th century, the property has gone through many reincarnations. It’s been a convent, a hospital and even served as City Hall before it was transformed into a luxury property. Located near to many of the main attractions of Amsterdam, Sofitel delivers guests the ultimate in luxury with the iconic canals just outside the door.

Boutique

If you’re looking for local charm in a boutique hotel environment, look no further than the Bank Mansion. Indulge here with a pillow menu to make your sleep perfect, and also enjoy the complimentary iPads and WiFi that comes with your stay.  With rooms offering canal views (note: you’ll have to pay extra for that), it’s nearby plenty of well-known Amsterdam landmarks.

Budget-Friendly

Amsterdam isn’t a cheap city, but fortunately hotels can be! If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a place to rest your head, there are options. The Best Western Blue Tower Hotel is one such spot. It’s a bigger property, with almost 200 rooms which start at around $65 a night. While it’s not heavy on the amenities (it does have free WiFi), it is light on the wallet. Grab a coffee at the coffee shop on-site or breakfast before heading out.

Another budget-friendly option is the Amsterdam Marriott. It delivers everything Marriott’s are known for — comfortable rooms, on-site amenities like a sauna and fitness center and a restaurant. Plus, it’s location is excellent; it’s nearby the gorgeous Vondelpark, many other Amsterdam attractions like the Anne Fank House and more.

Eco-Minded

If you’re concerned about the environment and looking for an eco-friendly hotel, check out the Amadi Park Hotel Amsterdam. Located in a sustainable building, the property uses organic and fair trade foods when possible, as well as geothermal heating. But, there’s so much more to it than just that. It’s luxurious and offers Sleep Number beds in rooms that are sound-proofed, as well as rain showers, free WiFi and even — gasp — a complimentary mini bar.

Location, Location, Location

If you want to be in the heart of the action in Amsterdam, then check into The Convent Hotel Amsterdam. A four-star hotel in the middle of town, the site has also served as a monastery and printing house. With plenty of things to do nearby, The Convent Hotel includes complimentary WiFi, a sauna to unwind, as well as fitness center, bar and brasserie to enjoy.

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