Amsterdam is full of wonderful old hotels. Some are no more than small, converted 18th century row houses. But other Amsterdam hotels, such as The Amsterdam American Hotel, are almost landmarks of their own.
Build in the year 1900, The Amsterdam American Hotel has been listed as an art noveau monument since 1977. Both inside and outside, this hotel in Amsterdam is a treat to look at it comes complete with tower and stained glass windows on the outside, while the interior of the hotel is brimming with interesting paintings and flashy art noveau architectural detailing.
The rooms themselves are also decorated art noveau you’ll also find the beds comfy and the rooms well-equipped. The hotel has a great and stylish bar with very tasty (and surprisingly reasonably priced) cocktails, and photos of the many rock and pop stars who have stayed at the Amsterdam American hanging over the bar. If you need to get work done, the business center has an internet connection for guests, though it’s a bit pricey to use.
Another thing that sets The Amsterdam American Hotel apart is its location. Located in the Leidseplein square, which is famous for some of the best bars, theatres, and restaurants in the city, The Amsterdam American Hotel is also just moments away from the Rijksmusseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and Vondelpark. This is one of the ritziest areas of the city, and seems as far as you can get from the grime and hustle of the Red Light District; just around the corner is P.C. Hooftstraat, the most exclusive (and expensive) shopping street in all of Amsterdam.
All of this ambiance and luxury in the heart of Amsterdam doesn’t come cheap; but it won’t be the most you’ve ever spent for a hotel room, either. Rooms average about 200 per night.