Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and with its welcoming ambience, accessible layout and blend of high-brow culture and red-hot nightlife, it’s easy to see why. Our Amsterdam hotels are scattered amongst a beguiling sprawl of winding canals and cobbled lanes, letting you immerse yourself in the heart of this ever-changing city.
The sleepy canals and pedestrian-friendly streets of the Dutch capital lead to fascinating museums, well-preserved historic buildings and a host of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and nightspots. Visitors are drawn here by Amsterdam’s cutting-edge nightlife, while its anything-goes attitude has made the city famous across Europe.
There are many ways to discover this bewitching city. Set out from any of our hotels in Amsterdam and take a boat tour through the dreamy waterways to view the city’s distinctive narrow canal houses, or ride one of the iconic trams to visit the building where Anne Frank and her family hid during the war. Alternatively, make like a native and take a meandering bike ride through Amsterdam’s backstreets, or negotiate its oldest and best-known attraction, the Red Light District, on foot.
Don’t miss a trip to Museumplein – home to blockbuster cultural attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh Museum. Other must-sees in Amsterdam city centre include the handsome Dam Square, dominated by the mighty Grand Palace, and the much-loved Hermitage Amsterdam, which stands proudly above the River Amstel. During the spring, you may also want to venture out of town to see the spectacular, multi-coloured fields of tulips – any of our Marriott hotels in the Netherlands are a great base for exploring even more of this fascinating country.