• American Hotel Amsterdam: This hotel boasts the best location in town — it's on Leidseplein, Amsterdam's liveliest square, and is close to theaters, cinemas, and a casino. Location aside, this is a fine hotel, and its Art Deco-style Café Americain is a city institution.
  • Hotel de l'Europe: Modernization has brought the once slightly tired-looking Belle Époque grande dame on the Amstel River bang up to date, thereby affording the visitors who patronize the rival InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel an alternative drop-off point for their moneybags.
  • Pulitzer: No fewer than 25 old canal houses on Prinsengracht were converted to create this hotel, which would ordinarily be considered a serious loss except that the Pulitzer is a real prizewinner.
  • The Dylan: Set in a glam former theater, with rooms that feature massive four poster beds and sophisticated decor, the Dylan is one of the city's most pampering hotels. Heck, you don't even have to leave to eat as the fabulous Restaurant Vinkeles is on site. 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.