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Going on holiday with your partner may be the exact remedy needed to reignite that connection and spark that has been struggling to stay lit. As travel destinations open up, and restrictions lifting across the world now is the time to make that break.
With its idyllic canals, cobbled streets and bouquets of blooms everywhere you look, Amsterdam is undoubtedly one of the world’s most romantic cities. Whether you’re contemplating a first date, coupled up for years or married for eternity. Flights are cheap, life is short, and you guys need some intimacy.
We have compiled a list of all our favourite hotels for an intimate weekend away. They are all within walking distance of Amsterdam’s main attractions and best restaurants and offer a welcoming atmosphere and luxurious rooms for couples whose priority is spending quality time together.
On a peaceful part of the Herengracht canal lies The Ambassade Hotel. Experience the history of Amsterdam’s golden age and discover why this hotel is favoured by authors and artists.
Marvel at rare CoBrA paintings and riffle through the Library Bar to find signed books by authors who have been inspired by this very hotel. All this beauty plus luxury cuisine and views over the canals, make this a great place to continue your love story.
Try a Romantic Water Boat Tour for a personal way to explore the city.
A luxury boutique hotel comprised of only 40 rooms, The Dylan has an exclusive feel. Providing bathrobes and slippers so you can relax with your partner after the excitement of a day in the city. Despite its central location, couples do not have to venture far for fine dining, with Vinkeles the hotel’s Michelin star restaurant right on site.
If you’re looking for a potential wedding proposal, the people at the Dylan are experts in romance and provide a generous honeymoon package. This includes late check-out, glasses of champagne upon arrival, a romantic bath and breakfast to be enjoyed in your room.
The staff are very accommodating and I have no doubt something similar could be arranged for a wedding proposal.
The Grand Hotel used to be Amsterdam’s city hall and is close to the city’s vibrant nightlife. Cherish evenings spent in the beautiful courtyard sipping cocktails with your love, before heading out to the bars together. For a taste of true decadence, choose one of the penthouses with roof terraces for views over Amsterdam.
The Pulitzer hotel promises to be your home away from home. 25 connected canal houses have been transformed into picturesque place to stay. Couples will love the proximity to the tourist attractions such as Anne Frank’s house.
The hotel’s 225 guest rooms and suites are individually decorated with exceptional warmth and charm, plus amenities like minibars, flat-screen TVs, and bike repair kits. There are themed rooms too so if your partner is a music lover, stay in the gorgeous music collectors suite. Or if you’re an artist, the art collectors suite!
This boutique 4-star hotel was once home to rich trade merchants and their families and is located in the beautiful Keizersgracht centre of Amsterdam. Chandeliers, crimson decor and an air of luxury make this hotel an ideal spot for romance.
The team will pull out the stops with their romance package, which offers Deutz champagne and a Dutch cheese platter on arrival. Rose petals on the bed and breakfast are served in your room.
Away from the hustle?
If you prefer to be away from the action of the city centre, focusing purely on the two of you -there are other Romantic hotels for couples in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a well-connected city so you will have no problem venturing out to the tourist attractions. If you want to leave your love nest of course!
Located in trendy East Amsterdam with views of the IJ river, The Lloyd Hotel is a great option for couples looking for a different experience. Formerly a house for emigrants heading to South America, the hotel has a bohemian vibe.
Treat your significant other to a stay in one of their 117 unique rooms designed by artists and architects. Look out for the penthouse suites with dockside views for the ultimate romantic experience! On Valentine’s day, enjoy rose petals on the bed, 2 glasses of bubbles, chocolates and a late 2 pm check-out to continue the romance.
SWEETS hotel is a one-of-a-kind hotel dotted across Amsterdam in 28 different bridge houses, built along and on Amsterdam’s canals between 1673 and 2009. Each one of these is distinctively designed in the architectural style of its building period. Due to the centralization of bridge control, the bridge houses lost their original purpose. SWEETS hotel reuses this industrial heritage by transforming the bridge houses, into stand-alone hotel suites with unique interiors, designed with the architectural history of the tiny building in mind.
Perched above and along Amsterdam’s canals, each bridge house offers a spectacular panoramic view across the water. What’s more romantic than having a little house like that all to yourself and your beloved one? Don’t forget to have a look at bridge house 206 – Amstelschutsluis: a private island built in 1673 and only reachable by boat, located in the middle of the city with an unparalleled view of the famous Skinny Bridge.
Experience the beauty of nature at Spa Hotel Zuiver.On the edge of Amsterdam Forrest, overlooking Nieuwe Meer lake and surrounded by trees this is ideal for couples seeking relaxation and solitude. As well as the stunning setting, this hotel offers spa treatments, an indoor garden and a swimming pool.
On the banks of the Amstel river lies this classical hotel. Standing for over 150 years, yet still, in its original state, this hotel evokes the romance of old Amsterdam. Dine in the riverside restaurants, marvel at the view or relax in the spa. The Amstel Hotel is without a doubt, one of the most romantic hotels in Amsterdam.
In 1969, a white Rolls Royce containing one of the most iconic couples in history pulled up outside Hilton Apollolaan. John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the now infamous suite for 2 weeks, staging a “Bed-In” demonstration to protest the Vietnam war and making a statement for peace.
Fascinated by their complicated love story, couples travel from all over the world to follow in their footsteps. You can reserve the room they originally stayed in. Beatles are not the only draw. The Hilton is within a 10-minute walk of idyllic Vondelpark, features stunning decor and is one of the best hotels in Amsterdam for couples.
This boutique hotel is retro in design but lively in personality. Despite the art deco interior, the rooms come with all the modern comforts you will need including walk-in showers, with room for two. Located in Jordaan, a quieter yet trendy area of the canals, you can spend your days discovering lovely boutiques shops and visiting cosy pubs.
Hip couples will be drawn to West Amsterdam and this charming hotel near the artistic Jordaan area. Slightly away from central Amsterdam, this would be perfect for travellers who love exploring hidden gems. The suite rooms offer a tub in the bedroom and a rain shower in the bathroom for a taste of romance and luxury. Borrow one of Morgan & Mees van Moof bikes to discover Amsterdam like the Dutch.
Where to stay for something different in Amsterdam
As you can see there are plenty of romantic hotels in Amsterdam. However, if you are looking for a unique experience to match you as a couple, why not try one of these alternatives.
Fall asleep and wake up to views of the canals. What could be more romantic than floating on water?
These attract adventurous couples who prefer to live like locals. Although not as spacious as hotels (careful if you’re tall), watching the sunset on your roof deck makes this a worthwhile sacrifice.
If you are looking for more space or enjoy cooking, why not choose an apartment all to yourselves? Originally a Townhouse from 1680, stay here to gaze out over the Keizersgracht canal from your new sanctuary.
Modern decor and light fabrics combine with original wooden features to create a luxurious feel. All Canal Boutique apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, fast wifi and a flatscreen TV.
Perfect for cosy nights in with your love!
Step into a fairytale with this homely house. Yes, you heard correctly, you can stay in a real windmill. What could be more Dutch? Lush green views, dreamy sunsets and a tour of the top of the windmill will make this an unforgettable stay.