The Best Apartments and Aparthotels in Amsterdam

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by Rodney Bolt, The Telegraph, December 5, 2017

An expert guide to the best hotels with apartments and aparthotels in Amsterdam, including the best for city-centre locations, state-of-the-art facilities and designer décor in locations including the canal district and De Pijp.

Zoku Amsterdam, Netherlands

9Telegraph expert rating


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Forecasting the ‘death of the hotel room’, this first Zoku hostel in East Amsterdam dispenses with reception and room-service in favour of a co-living vibe, with creativity-inspiring communal spaces targeting long-stayers. Rooms, most with kitchenettes, are space-efficient. The staff and design are excellent. The impeccable young staff are friendly and efficient without being cloying. They include white-shirted ‘Sidekicks’ who excel in local tips. Work spaces cater to long-stayers, the free Wi-Fi is excellent and a massage salon is available. Read expert review. From £85per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Eric Vökel Amsterdam Suites Amsterdam, Netherlands

8Telegraph expert rating

Modern, minimalist apartments – some with spectacular waterway views – tucked behind Centraal Station. Apartments feel spacious and kitchens are fully equipped. There’s a 24-hour reception desk. Scandinavian-style clean lines, muted colours and minimalist simplicity, often flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Good insulation ensures silence. If you book through the company’s website you’re entitled to a daily breakfast box. Read expert review. From £113per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Dutch Masters Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Nine luxury apartments on one of Amsterdam’s grandest canals, each decorated in the theme of a renowned Dutch artist. Apartments are spacious and well-appointed, some facing the canal, others looking out over secluded gardens. Staff (based in an office across the canal) are friendly and helpful. Here and there period features remain in the elegant 17th-century building, which fronts onto a grand canal, and at the back overlooks a beautiful formal garden, rampant with tulips in the spring (The Bosch and Van Gogh apartments have direct garden access). Read expert review. From £134per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Yays Zoutkeetsgracht Amsterdam, Netherlands

9Telegraph expert rating

Well-equipped, modern apartments in a renovated 17th-century salt warehouse, located in a quiet neighbourhood of the former Western Docks. Friendly staff are local Amsterdammers with a good knowledge of the city. You’re a little out of the way, but still comfortably close to major sights. Apartments vary in size and shape: those in front have warehouse-style, floor-reaching windows, with a good view of the canal; on the top floor you’re under the old attic beams. Read expert review. From £94per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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The Student Hotel Amsterdam City Amsterdam, Netherlands

7Telegraph expert rating

A former newspaper office block turned into student accommodation, a hotel, and studio apartments for longer visits. The tone is hip yet relaxed. Rooms are comfortable and the restaurant offers good value. You’re slightly outside the historic centre, but close to public transport. In addition to a bar and restaurant there’s a large lobby lounge, with quieter work areas, a games area (pool, ping pong) with vending machines, a video booth with themed programmes and a gym. Read expert review. From £58per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel V Frederiksplein Amsterdam, Netherlands

7Telegraph expert rating

A funky, stylish hotel that attracts hip weekenders, media and design folk. It’s on the junction of two busy streets, but is well-situated. Rooms and loft-apartments come in designer greys and black, there’s a good late-night bar, and staff are friendly and exceptionally Amsterdam-savvy. Loft apartments have private entrances and kitchenettes (with double hotplate and microwave). This is a place to hang out, meet other visitors, find out what’s hot and happening. Read expert review. From £68per night. Check availability. Rates provided by 

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TWENTY EIGHT Amsterdam, Netherlands

8Telegraph expert rating

A classy aparthotel in the southern suburbs, in a new building, opposite the stadium built for Amsterdam’s 1928 Olympic Games. Apartments are quiet, tastefully decorated, well equipped and spacious. A restaurant in the same building is open all day, and there are good gym/sauna facilities. oothing colours (Wedgewood blue, new-leaf green, terracotta) are bathed in floods of light from large windows. The furniture, lighting and other fittings have been designed by the architect to meld with the overall design, giving a sense of unity and calm. There’s a touch of Seventies retro. Quirky artworks and fine art books add a local and personal note. Read expert review. From £125per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Yays Oostenburgergracht Amsterdam, Netherlands

8Telegraph expert rating

An apartment hotel in a converted 19th-century factory building, reasonably close to main sights and the centre of Amsterdam, in a neighbourhood that is rapidly becoming hip. The apartments are modern and well equipped; staff are super friendly and in the know about what to do and where to go in Amsterdam. Apartments are well-designed, making thoughtful use of space. They vary in size and shape: those in front on the first floor have canal views, those on the second floor, under the old beams, are the most atmospheric (but floor-level windows, extending to knee height offer views only when you're sitting low or lying down). Read expert review. From £158per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Yays Bickersgracht Amsterdam, Netherlands

8Telegraph expert rating

Concierged apartments in a contemporary, canal-side building, in a quiet part of the historic western docklands. You're within easy walking distance of the main canals, and a short tram hop from Museumplein. Staff are helpful, and in-the-know about Amsterdam. Apartments are large by Amsterdam standards (great for families), with separate bedrooms (some bedrooms are quite compact, with more space being given to living areas). Sound insulation is good, with noise from the nearby railway minimal. One wall is papered with a giant engraving of a neighbourhood scene, centuries ago. Elsewhere, there are paintings and prints by contemporary Amsterdam artists. Read expert review. From £248per night. Check availability Rates provided by


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