This cool capital city is as playful
as it is beautiful.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands’ with a population of more than 850,000. Amsterdam is known for the canals that cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges.
Located in the heart of the “9-streets” area on the prestigious “Keizersgracht” canal, The Dylan Amsterdam is the ideal home base to Amsterdam’s past and present by foot or bike. One of the best small hotels in the heart of Amsterdam. With excellent dining and bar.
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The extraordinarily sumptuous Hotel TwentySeven feels more like an elite private club, and rightly so. Nestled within buzzy Dam Square, the boutique hotel is housed in a stunning, monumental building. Voluptuous sofas, velvet wallpapers, handmade Italian curtains, and Nepalese carpets adorn the 16 über-exclusive suites.
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Lose yourself in the Pulitzer Amsterdam, a labyrinthine property winding through 25 historic canal houses and between two of Amsterdam’s most iconic canals. It’s easy to spend your Dutch days wandering the many passages, relaxing in the pleasant garden courtyard, or perusing the walls adorned with quirky pieces from the hotel’s impressive modern art collection. Yet just beyond the Pulitzer’s doors lie the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace, and other city must-sees. The 225 residential-style rooms come in all shapes and sizes; book one with a canal view. Delightfully surprising dishes make Restaurant Jansz. a foodie favorite.
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A Member of The Set Collection. Conservatorium Hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s famous fashion and museum district.
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Unique in the Netherlands, De Kas is housed in a series of greenhouses dating back to the 1920s. The restaurant grows its own herbs and vegetables and supplements these with quality local produce. The dynamic kitchen team creates one fixed menu daily (three or four courses for lunch; five or six at dinner) based on the season’s harvest. On sunny days, guests can sit outside on the patio in the garden. Small dishes feature simple presentation and fresh, light flavors. A complementary wine list boasts a selection of 40 sustainable wines.
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Lisse, Netherlands (1-hour from Amsterdam)
open from March 23 until May 14 2023
For the Dutch, spring means tulips-tulips-tulips! Keukenhof is the most beautiful spring garden in the world. More than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares (79 acres) with color and fragrance, for eight weeks long. The spring garden also offers thirty alternating flower and plant shows and seven inspirational gardens.
Ronald van der Kemp’s Amsterdam Guide
What to do in the Dutch capital, according to the city’s foremost sustainable couture designer.
City Guide: See Amsterdam Like a Locale
Venture beyond the Canal Belt to discover the city as residents know it.
Amsterdam WikiVoyage Page
A great resource for all the basic information you need for Amsterdam.
My Amsterdam Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.
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page updated: April 2023