Amsterdam Hotels in the Dam Square Location

by Ken Macdonald Google

Amsterdam’s Dam Square is at the heart of the city and is home to the Royal Palace, completed in 1665, and the new Church, a 15th-century Gothic building. Central Amsterdam is compact, and visitors can easily walk to many of the main attractions, such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. A great way to explore this cycle-friendly city is by bike, and most hotels will help with bicycle rental.

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NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Overlooking Dam Square’s National Monument, which honors World War II dead, the five-story NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky features a winter garden with fine wrought-iron work supporting a glass roof. The rear of the hotel is set on one of Amsterdam’s canals. The hotel has three on-site dining options. Restaurant Reflet offers French cuisine in a room decorated in the Belle Epoque style; Shibli Bedoin specializes in dishes from the Middle East; and the Beatrix Lounge serves afternoon teas and dinner, and affords views across Dam Square.

Swissotel Amsterdam

Featuring views of Dam Square, Swissotel Amsterdam is housed in two adjacent 19th-century properties built in traditional Amsterdam style. The hotel has a fitness center and can arrange in-room massages on request. The hotel’s Restaurant Dam serves an international menu. Exhibits at the Amsterdam History Museum, which is a five-minute walk from the hotel, trace the city’s history. The Anne Frank House, with its poignant story of a young Jewish girl trapped by the Nazis, is a 10-minute walk away.

Rho Hotel

Set in a quiet street just a few steps off Dam Square, the Rho Hotel occupies a building that was once a theater, and the lobby retains art deco features from 1908. Room rates include breakfast, and guests can take other meals at nearby restaurants. Two options within a few minutes' walk are Asiadam, which serves Japanese and Chinese food, and Gauchos Grill, which offers dishes from Latin America. The cutting-edge contemporary art on show at the Stedelijk Museum is a 10-minute cab ride from the Rho Hotel.

Best Western Dam Square Inn

The Best Western Dam Square Inn is housed in a converted former liqueur distillery a few steps from Dam Square. The hotel provides breakfast, and for other meals guests can try the next-door Graves Wine Bar & Restaurant, which serves classic French dishes, or the Shiki Japanese Restaurant, just a few steps away. The lifelike wax models of Madame Tussauds, portraying contemporary and historical characters, are a three-minute walk from the Dam Square Inn. The Van Gogh Museum’s priceless collection of the master’s work is just over a mile away.

About the Author

Ken Macdonald lives in London and has been a freelance editor and writer since 1999. He has written on topics including travel, food and gardening for UKTV, Expedia and “The Guardian” website. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English studies from Stirling University in Scotland.

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