Choose one of our Amsterdam hotels to discover this good-natured Dutch capital by boat or bicycle. Drift through storybook canals and get cozy in a softly lit café.
Our hotels in Amsterdam are just a metro ride from the city's legendary canals. Boats departing from Damrak cruise these labyrinthine waterways, passing historic merchants' houses. Hop on a bicycle to rattle through cobbled streets to the haunting Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum, showcasing dazzling sunflower paintings. Golden Age masterpieces, such as Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch', hang at the Rijksmuseum-it's free to stroll among the sculptures in the museum gardens. Our Amsterdam hotels are near riverside Amstelpark, with its kid-friendly pony rides, and the Amsterdammers' favorite picnic spot, Vondelpark. As dusk falls, watch the lights of Amsterdam's graceful stone bridges glitter from the intersection of Herengracht and Reguliersgracht streets.
Get up bright and early at your Amsterdam hotel for flea-market finds on Waterlooplein and tulip bouquets from the city's floating flower market. The canal-laced Jordaan neighborhood is lined with arty shops cafés, where you can chat with locals over iced jenever (gin). Seek out a relaxed eetcafé (bistro) for an uitsmijter (open ham and egg sandwich). Sidling up to the Red Light District is Amsterdam's Chinatown, Nieuwmarkt, which dishes up good-value Asian fare. Lively Leidseplein serves the best rijsttafel, an assortment of aromatic Indonesian dishes. Amsterdammers love to snack on the street-join them for a taste of fries, waffles or sweet pancakes at a curbside stand.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Amsterdam hotels in spring to see millions of tulips in bloom and for street parties on Queen's Day in April. Come in summer to unwind on urban beaches or winter to skate across the Dam's open-air ice rink.