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7 unique places to stay in Amsterdam

Expect the unexpected in some of Amsterdam’s most surprising places to stay. Whether you enjoy the simple pleasures of camping or prefer being pampered in luxury accommodation, you can find the perfect place to stay in Amsterdam. Experience Dutch Design in unique rooms, stay in a former waterworks, embrace life on wheels in a VW Kombi or a converted tram, or take in expansive views from atop a futuristic tower on the city’s fringe.

  • Enjoy a fresh perspective of Amsterdam by staying in a unique accommodation.
  • Find surprising places to stay for all budgets and tastes.
  • Stay in historic monuments, modern towers or head to a local campsite.
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Camping Zeeburg

Located on an island but within easy reach of the city center, Camping Zeeburg is the perfect spot for a city trip with a rural vibe. If you don’t feel like lugging camping gear all the way to Amsterdam, stay in one of the colorful waterside wagonettes, where you can enjoy all the benefits of camping but with the comfort of a cozy bed.

Lloyd Hotel

Located in Amsterdam’s bustling east, the Lloyd Hotel offers 117 distinctly different rooms catering to a wide variety of budgets, making it the first 1- to 5-star hotel in the world. Each room has its own individual style thanks to the work of Dutch artists and designers who have created unique environments for you to relax in and enjoy. Pick a price point that works for you or browse the options and claim a specific room.

Hotel de Windketel

Originally part of Amsterdam’s waterworks, this octagonal turret used to contain a copper kettle that regulated the pressure of water pumped out into the city, but it’s now a luxury apartment spread over three levels. Hotel de Windketel’s interior features stylish décor focused on sustainability, showcasing the talents of various Dutch designers. Situated close to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek – a cultural and recreational hub in the city’s west – and within easy reach of the city center and the vibrant Jordaan neighborhood, this is the perfect place to enjoy the city’s charms.

Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam

Step into the future at this landmark location on the edge of the city. Designed by the renowned Benthem Crouwel architecture firm, the eye-catching Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam is a glowing circular tower which rises above the A2 and A9 motorways. Unique perspectives are yours for the taking in this luxury 4-star hotel’s 120 rooms. And with its bar, lounge and restaurant up top, you can enjoy stunning views in every direction.


Nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, Westerdok25 is located aboard an old wooden ship in the harbor. This charming and well-equipped B&B has everything you need to make your stay perfect. Being situated in the hip Haarlemmerbuurt neighborhood, close to the center, puts myriad attractions at your fingertips, making it a wonderful place to take in the area’s individual atmosphere.

Hotel Not Hotel

If your taste verges towards a tad wacky then you’re going to love Hotel Not Hotel. Their rooms focus on fun, inviting you to lay your head down in a converted Amsterdam tram, a spruced up vintage VW Kombi, or to go incognito in a room that features a secret entrance behind a bookcase. And if you have a head for heights, the Crow’s Nest suite certainly delivers a bird’s-eye perspective.

Amstel Botel

All aboard the Amstel Botel at NDSM Wharf. This floating hotel features quiet 3-star rooms close to the bustling NDSM precinct, where art, flea markets, restaurants and bars await. This former harbor area provides individual views over the city and is well-connected to the center of Amsterdam by a short (and free) ferry ride.

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