Amsterdam for couples: hotels for an extra special romantic weekend

After a disastrous hotel stay in Amsterdam, trivago magazine's Anne picks out some wonderfully romantic hotels to make sure the same won't happen to you on your weekend away!

Admittedly, when you think of a weekend in Amsterdam, romance probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But when I went to test the Dutch capital’s suitability for a romantic stay, I found that Amsterdam definitely has a romantic side. Think beautiful canals, romantic parks with endless lawns, great restaurants and pretty streets for strolling.

There was just one thing that wasn’t quite right during my short stay in Amsterdam, and that was the hotel. As my weekend trip was a spontaneous decision, my only option was a grey hotel with sad remnants of a soggy breakfast buffet and drunk people trying to break down the door at night. But what annoyed me the most were the separate and worn-out mattresses. That’s not what you need on a couple’s weekend away!

To make sure the same doesn’t happen to you, I’ve picked some wonderful hotels for you that will make your weekend for two in Amsterdam perfect.

★★★★ The Toren | Romantic hotel with in-room jacuzzi

A romantic hotel room doesn’t get any better than having a privatel in-room jacuzzi. The suites and deluxe rooms of the four-star hotel The Toren all have their own jacuzzi. Dimmed lights, a cosy king size bed and velvet furnishings invite you to spend hours cuddling in your hotel room. In the evening, head to the sophisticated bar, which further enhances the mystic atmosphere of the boutique hotel, and sample the champagne and cocktail selection. The hotel is situated in the canal belt and is therefore very centrally located. So right after breakfast you can set out to explore the romantic streets of Amsterdam.

The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (2463 reviews)

★★★★ Hotel Roemer | Small four-star hotel in a quiet central location

Hotel Roemer also knows what couples love – that’s why this hotel’s Junior Suite and Executive rooms also boast their own jacuzzi. The hotel has only 23 rooms in total, making it ideal for a private couple’s holiday. You can be sure that there won’t be any drunken party-goers trying to kick in your door at night. Thanks to the quiet side street location of the Leidseplein, you can sleep in as long as you like in the morning. But before you get up and start your day, first enjoy a hot coffee in bed, courtesy of the Nespresso machine in your room.

Hotel Roemer

8.0 Very good (278 reviews)

★★★★★ Okura Amsterdam | Japanese-inspired luxury spa hotel

The five-star hotel Okura Amsterdam is a true paradise for spa and well-being lovers. The Nagomi-Spa & Health is perfect for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing. At the Japanese-inspired spa you can choose from a jacuzzi, Turkish steam bath, saunas, swimming pool and a lounge with massage chairs. What’s more, you can relax in the Japanese rock garden and enjoy one of the many professional treatments. Your room offers a wonderful view of the exciting city of Amsterdam, and although the hotel is located near the exhibition centre, the city centre is within easy reach and you can be in the midst of the hustle and bustle in no time.

Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (2614 reviews)

★★★★★ Bilderberg Garden | Elegant oasis of calm in the museum quarter

Upon arrival at the Bilderberg Garden, you’ll be greeted with a bathrobe and slippers. From then on, pure relaxation is on the agenda and your romantic getaway can start! In the morning, you’ll wake up in your Executive room with its own jacuzzi before heading to the rich breakfast buffet for some sustenance. Not only will you be treated like royalty, but this five-star hotel is also friendly to animals and the environment alike.

Next you can head out to explore the south of Amsterdam – take a romantic walk through Vondelpark, for example, or visit the famous Amsterdam museums. In the evening, you shouldn’t miss dinner in the famous De Kersentuin hotel restaurant. Here, the two-starred chef conjures up exciting dishes under the motto “upscale casual dining with flair”.

Bilderberg Garden Hotel

8.3 Very good (3058 reviews)

★★★ Sebastian’s | Designer boutique hotel on the romantic Keizersgracht

The three-star boutique hotel Sebastian’s sits on the picturesque Keizersgracht canal. Warm, bold colours and exquisite fabrics add luxury and elegance to the entire hotel and to the rooms. Have a lie-in in your king size bed before drifting along the bustling lanes of the nearby Haarlemmerstraat or exploring the Nine Streets neighbourhood with its amazing designer shops. The hip Jordaan district will entice you with its romantic backyards – and you’ll most certainly need your credit card in its many trendy shops!

After that, refresh with a meal in one of the popular restaurants before heading back to the hotel bar to see out the day. If you prefer to explore Amsterdam by bike, rent a bicycle at the hotel and you’ll be ready to join the action. I discovered that cycling in Amsterdam is quite an experience in itself. Here’s my top survival tip: never stop in the middle of the bike path!

Hotel Sebastian's

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (2237 reviews)

★★★★★ Breitner House | Extravagant luxury hotel with only two rooms and champagne breakfast

Did someone say champagne breakfast? When you book a stay at the five-star luxury hotel Breitner House, the price includes a champagne breakfast. Sure, the rooms aren’t cheap, but maybe you have an upcoming anniversary and want to celebrate extensively and in style. In days gone by, this luxury hotel was a meeting place for artists and writers, which is still evident in the flair of the sophisticated interior. Fresh flowers, an elegant grand piano, imposing chandeliers and sumptuous furnishings make the hotel a real gem. The exclusivity of this establishment is also reflected in the number of rooms. There are only two suites, and they’re sure to take your breath away.

After a tour of Amsterdam’s city centre, enjoy some quiet downtime together in the small lounge with fire pit or in the romantic garden with terrace. If you’re after a time-out, you also have the option of retiring to the hotel library.

Breitner House

Top rated
10.0 Excellent (377 reviews)

Canal House | Small, elegant boutique hotel in the Jordaan district

Also on Keizersgracht is the boutique hotel Canal House. Book one of the 23 rooms and enjoy views of either the garden or the canal. The rooms are equipped with Bose iPod docking stations and Blu-ray players. So after an adventurous day out and about, you can relax in bed watching a movie or listen to some romantic music while relaxing in the freestanding bathtub. Should you tire of the usual breakfast buffet options, then choose something from the menu for breakfast and let the friendly staff spoil you in the morning. The stylish hotel bar at the front of the hotel has direct views over the canal – a great spot for sipping a picture-perfect cocktail!

Canal House

Top rated
9.4 Excellent (1248 reviews)

★★★★★ art’otel amsterdam | Designer hotel opposite the main train station


The five-star hotel art’otel amsterdam is located opposite the main train station and is ideal for inner-city activities. But you should also take some time to explore the hotel itself, because in almost every corner there are works of art waiting to be discovered. The Art Concierge will gladly take you on a guided tour and explain the artworks in detail.

In the 5&33, the kitchen, bar, library, lounge and gallery fuse into a social meeting place. What’s more, several times a week a DJ session is on the agenda. With a club directly in the hotel, there’s no need to head out into the city to experience the Amsterdam nightlife.  Save the taxi fee and stumble straight into your bed after partying the night away.

Speaking of bed:  you can pick your favourite pillow from the pillow menu and will sleep like a baby in the ultra-comfortable beds. The bathrooms have a rain shower and are quipped with quality toiletries. Perfect for getting back into shape after a night of drinking. If you prefer, you can of course recharge your batteries in the hotel spa.

art'otel Amsterdam

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (2271 reviews)

★★★★ Kimpton De Witt | Green oasis of luxury in the centre of Amsterdam

The four-star hotel Kimpton De Witt is centrally located in Amsterdam. Although the hotel has more than 250 rooms, it is a real oasis of peace. The open courtyard with its lush vegetation is perfect for taking a break outdoors. The walls of the lounge area are green too and invite you to relax in peace and quiet with a cup of coffee. The House Bar blends modern design with a sophisticated interior. Enjoy a drink tailored to your individual taste. Wyers Bar & Restaurant serves delicious food and local speciality beers.

Before you set off to explore the romantic side of Amsterdam, grab a freshly brewed coffee at Miss Louisa Coffee & Beignets and you’re all set! By the way, dogs are welcome here at no extra charge. If you prefer to leave your four-legged friend with your family for the weekend, you can buy them a small thank-you bouquet from the hotel florist.

Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam, An Ihg Hotel

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (2803 reviews)

So, are you ready to discover the romantic side of the Dutch capital? Then book one of the romantic hotels now and take your sweetheart on a romantic weekend getaway to Amsterdam.