• 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.
  • Sofitel Amsterdam The Grand: The Grand really is rather grand, both inside and out; it once served as the seat of the Amsterdam Admiralty and the city council, among other official municipal functions since the 15th century. Now it guards its virtue along a tranquil canal edging the Red Light District.

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.