Amsterdam is a wonderful destination for a city break where there are always plenty of things to do and events to join. The city is busy all year round but the festive Christmas period of one of the best times to visit. In this guide, we recommend a number of excellent hotels near Amsterdam Christmas Market and many other sights and attractions in the city centre.
Hotels near Amsterdam Christmas Market
There are a number of popular Christmas markets in Amsterdam and not all of them are easily accessible or in areas where you might want to stay in Amsterdam.
The Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt (Amsterdam Christmas Market) and Funky Xmas Market are both held in Westergas, around a 30-minute walk from central Amsterdam. I wouldn’t really recommend staying near there, only because there are a limited number of things to do there in winter, instead, I would look into taking public transport to get there. Ask at your hotel where to get the tram or bus.
On the other hand, the Ice Village is located at Museumplein near the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and other smaller museums. There are Christmas chalets and a large ice skating rink at the Ice Village. This would be a nice area to stay, especially if you’re interested in visiting a number of these museums.
You might also consider the De Pijp neighbourhood which is the very cool, hipster district and a 20-minute walk to Museumplein. Or stay in the De Wallen neighbourhood which is the medieval centre of Amsterdam where you’ll find all the lovely canals, Dam Square and many popular attractions. De Wallen is also the red light district so keep this in mind when you book.
Top PickThe Noblemen
Address: 4 Leidsegracht, Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands
The Noblemen is one of the most unique and exceptional boutique hotels in the city centre of Amsterdam. The beautifully designed rooms and unlike anything you will have seen elsewhere and the hotel is highly rated in every category including 10/10 for its location. There is bike rental if you want to cycle around Amsterdam but the canal-side location in the historic centre means you can walk almost everywhere.Check Availability
Address: Bloemgracht 102, Amsterdam
Close to Anne Frank House is the beautiful Mr Jordaan hotel. This is a lovely boutique hotel situated in a historic canal house that dates from 1896. It’s a great place to stay if you want to experience staying in a classic Dutch building on a canal. The rooms are uniquely decorated with modern Dutch influences and the welcoming staff will help you with anything you need. The hotel is a 30-minute walk to Amsterdam Christmas Market at Westergas or it’s a short tram ride away on tram line 3.
Hotel V Nesplein
Address: Nes 49, Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands
If you want to stay in the historic centre, Hotel V Nesplein is a boutique hotel located close to Dam Square and the Royal Palace. It is very central for everything and this is a hugely popular area of the city. If you can’t walk to where you want to go then it’s very easy to hop on public transport to get around. Many beautiful canals are at your doorstep and the staff here are known to be especially friendly and helpful. This is one of the most central hotels in Amsterdam.
De Ware Jacob Boutique Hotel
Address: Jacob Obrechtstraat 69, Oud Zuid
De Ware Jacob is one of the most stylish design hotels in Amsterdam and one of the most highly rated. If you check the reviews you’ll see they excel in all areas, especially service, cleanliness, comfort and value for money. The rooms have some beautiful features like coffee machines and quirky artwork. This boutique hotel is also in one of the best locations for the Christmas markets as it is located near Museumplein in the Museum Quarter. The hotel has an electric car charging station and bike rental for the sustainability-conscious.
If you’re looking for a budget hotel in Amsterdam, the city caters to all budgets and all styles of accommodation including hotels, apartments, hostels, B&Bs and even houseboats. Click here to start searching with your dates to get a price and check availability.
For more information on visiting Amsterdam at Christmas, read our guide to Amsterdam Christmas Market that has been updated for 2021.
While in Amsterdam you might also like to visit the Funky Xmas Market, a unique one-day Sunday market held in December.
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