Hotels with canal and river location in Amsterdam
When travelers go to Amsterdam, a canal location with stunning views is what many of them long for. Luckily, the “Venice of the North” boasts more than one hundred kilometers of canals, so finding a hotel with such a location is easy. The history of the oldest canals goes as far as the 17th century. And since this year the city’s Canal Ring celebrates its 400th anniversary, this is a perfect time to visit the Amsterdam.
Eden Hotel Amsterdam. Amstel river.
We start with a hotel that is situated not by the canal, but by the river. Eden Hotel Amsterdam stands on the Amstel – the river that has a fundamental role in the history of Amsterdam, because it is this river that the city’s name derives from. The small fishing village of “Amstelredam” appeared at the mouth of this river in the 13th century. Nowadays Amstel hosts an important concert organized on the Liberation Day as well as some rowing races and even a floating gay parade. As a guest of Eden Hotel Amsterdam, you can enjoy scenic views on the river as well as its bridges and boats passing by.
The Dylan. Keizersgracht Canal
Boutique hotel The Dylan enjoys impressive location in one of the most popular shopping districts, “The Nine Streets”, and along one of the oldest and the widest city canals, Keizersgracht, which is translated as the “Emperor’s Canal”. It is important to know that Keizersgracht is among those first three canals, along with Herengracht and Prinsengracht, that were dug in the 17th century and are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you want to enjoy your time at The Dylan to the utmost, it is worth booking a Superior Canal View room. There is also a special package offered for you to celebrate the 400 years of the Canal Ring with a paddle boat or a bicycle tour along the canal.
Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy. The Eastern Docklands and IJ
The Eastern Docklands is the upmarket neighbourhood in Amsterdam, between the IJ and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. And it is here that the Lloyd Hotel is situated. The monumental building designed by Evert Breman has lots of stories to tell you, so if you want an unusual experience combined with great views, go to the Lloyd. All in all, this is a good starting point not only for a tour around the city’s rivers and canals, but for the sightseeing tour in the whole as the hotel has good transport connections with the city centre and the central station.
Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. IJ Bay
The Ij Bay, sometimes incorrectly called the river, is the Amsterdam waterfront where the Moevenpick Hotel is situated. The hotel can boast as many as 408 rooms with views over the bay and close location to the Passenger Cruise Terminal as well as the city centre. This is a perfect spot to stay at both to enjoy a boat tour and visits to Amsterdam’s numerous museums. The point is, that great views are guaranteed from each of the hotel’s rooms. Those who want to discover Amsterdam from water can take advantage of the hotel’s cruise package that includes a one hour boat tour around Amsterdam.
Canal House. Keizersgracht Canal
Canal House is the boutique hotel that cannot misguide you with its name since is located by the above mentioned Keizersgracht canal. Choose this hotel if you want to immerse into history and privacy: comprised of only 23 rooms, it occupies 17th century merchant houses. There is a funny fact about the hotel - its rooms have names that reflect what guests might think of them: good rooms, better rooms, great, exceptional rooms, and, finally, the best room overlooking the canal. Tired of canal views? Then you will probably like the rooms overlooking the Garden. The hotel design is glamorous and modern, but with a touch of historic feeling at the same time. There is a list of things to do in Amsterdam available at the hotel’s site, in case you want a pastime other than a canal cruise.
Ambassade Hotel. Singel Canal
Ambassade stands by one of the Amsterdam’s oldest and most famous canals, Singel, which dates back to the 16th century when it used to be the moat encircling the city. There are many cultural attractions located by the canal, including the famous flower market Bloemenmarkt and numerous canal houses erected during the Dutch Golden Age. In addition to the Singel, there are many things to enjoy near the Ambassade hotel, including the “Nine Streets” shopping area and the upscale Jordaan area, home to many artistic spots, shops and restaurants.
Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City. Amstel river
Meet another hotel located by the Amstel river – Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. Its great choice of conference rooms and also close location to the RAI Convention Centre, the ArenA and the Zuidas business district make it a perfect place for business tourists who need some rest and inspiration after a hard working day. Promotions and discounts currently available at Accor hotels will be a pleasant reward for those who choose Mercure.
In short, the list of hotels with canal location in Amsterdam is expansive. From cheap to the most expensive ones, they offer views over the oldest canals as well as the Amstel river and the Ij. If you want a room by the Amstel river, choose the economy class Eden Hotel, with rates starting from €89 or the business hotel Mercure for €115. There are great historic hotels by the oldest canals like the Dylan, Canal House and Ambassade. These will cost you from €185 and more. Another cheap variant is Lloyd in the Eastern Docklands area, with rates starting from €58.