We were looking for the most beautiful places and hotels in Amsterdam for you.
And we found them!
Here are our top choices for Amsterdam:
1. Lunch at Mr Porter at W Amsterdam
1012 VN Amsterdam
MR PORTER is an unprecedented fine dining steak house in the crown of the historic Exchange building and the W Amsterdam. Dualty defines MR PORTER character; simple and extravagant, masculine yet feminine, wicked though obedient. A traditional steakhouse transforms to become something sexy and continuously surprising. Founder and creator of the latest addition to the multitude of award-winning concepts of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP is internationally acclaimed hospitality entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo; “It is at the intersection of the familiar and the unknown, where real magic happens. MR PORTER captures that truth and translates it into a culinary experience unlike any other”.
2. Shopping at the concept store XBANK at W Amsterdam
X BANK is the epicentre of Dutch design. The 700 m2 shopping experience in Amsterdam offers a broad variety of the most premium, upcoming and influential designers The Netherlands has to offer. The unique concept combines innovation with creativity and gives home to 180 Dutch labels. The space offers a broad mix of products, styles and prices attractive for both a local and international audience. X BANK is the next step in viable fashion, design, art, purchase and dialogue. It is an active store, exhibition hall, installation gallery, and meeting point for anything and everything in cutting edge fashion, design, and art. X BANK’s foundation is based on our customer’s demand for innovation, interest in the purest representation, and growth in the original purchase. You are invited to buy our supply, trade your imagination, encounter the spontaneous, and engage in an exceptionally specialized mix of art, fashion and design.
3. Afternoon Tea & Cake at The Duchess
The name THE DUCHESS is based on the traditionally aristocratic or royal presence, known for sophistication, elegance and class. It is inspired by the splendour and eminence of the era known as the Belle Époque, will grace the city of Amsterdam with her presence as of this summer. THE DUCHESS introduced Amsterdam to the elegance of traditional London hospitality, balanced with Viennese grandeur and the subtle flavours of Southern France. True to her imperial roots, it resides in one of Amsterdam’s best-kept historic gems; the former KAS Bank and the new W Amsterdam. The magnificence of the original ornaments, the high ceilings and the accents of gold and marble, make a luxurious sanctuary in the bustling heart of Amsterdam. Founder and creator is serial-entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo; “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is aiming to raise the bar.”
4. The hotel to stay: Sir Albert
Albert Cuypstraat 2-6
1072 CT Amsterdam
Sir Albert is a luxury boutique hotel that welcomes all travellers seeking a base to do business, or a boutique retreat from which to experience the city. Sir Albert’s private mansion is nestled in the centre of De Pijp, the Quartier Latin and famed epicentre of Amsterdam urban chic.
Sir Albert welcomes you in his Study to be captivated in his sophisticated world of stylish and contemporary living. Sir Albert has left thoughtfully chosen books in the well-stocked library. Enjoy your morning coffee by the fireplace or take a seat in one of the comfortable leather reading chairs accompanied with a fine afternoon tea or a full bodied glass of wine. If you want to stay in touch with friends and family, or simply want to stroll through the web, you can borrow one of Sir Albert’s iPads.
Rooms & Suites
All Sir Albert’s 90 highly stylish guest rooms range from Sir Boutique to Sir Deluxe and from super-slick Sir Albert suites to Sir Albert’s Residence. All rooms and suites are impeccably designed and peppered with interior carefully selected by Sir Albert himself, based on the great design movements of the past and updated for today.
Sir Albert chose De Pijp district, a city centre location which is also known as the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, because it’s central, vibrant and prestigious. His private mansion is located next to the Museum Square, facing the Rijks Museum and within walking distance of the Leidse Square and the famous canal district.
5. Dinner at IZAKAYA
Albert Cuypstraat 2-6
1072 CT Amsterdam
Since 2012, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar has painted Amsterdam with the vibrant colours of an Asian charm, changing the Dutch hospitality industry day after day. It has grown from the next big thing to a notable name in Amsterdam’s culinary scene and an institute for the Asian gastronomy, with a cuisine that is authentic yet never traditional. IZAKAYA offers pure relaxation and indulgence in an urban chic environment.
International serial entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP and his partner Stephanie Pearson are the creative brains behind the inventive kitchen and bar in the ‘De Pijp’ area.
IZAKAYA aims to be an institute of the Asian cuisine, as well as a place of gastronomic innovation, and it has proven to be so in the past years. A contemporary dining experience is revamped when IZAKAYA’s extravagant Japanese cuisine meets Peruvian flavours, also known as Nikkei. Authentic elements enter the modern days when combined with creative technics. Not only in the menu but throughout the whole concept; it’s the essence of IZAKAYA; authentic yet never traditional.
6. The hotel to stay: Sir Adam
Sir Adam is an urban luxury boutique hotel for the music-savvy traveler of the 21st century. Sir Adam inhabits the A’DAM Toren, the new epicentre of the Amsterdam creative & music industry. The entrance to his mansion is steps away from Central station ferry, besides iconic EYE Film Institute, overlooking the IJ-river.
On the mezzanine overlooking The Butcher Social Club, Sir Adam offers his guests centre stage at The Hub, a curated check-in and store experience that showcases unique local products and eclectic gear for music junkies. The Hub is Sir Adam’s heart and a centre of activity where guests can chill, have a drink, listen to his favorite tunes or the beats from The Butcher Social Club downstairs. Sir Adam’s Hub is the social gathering place for Amsterdam locals and international travellers alike. The Hub is their neighborhood.
All Sir Adam’s 110 luxury styled guest rooms range from funky Sir Boutique to super-slick Sir Deluxe corner. Sir Adam’s rooms are outfitted with necessities to entertain, feature works from local artists, mirrors etched with illuminated lyrics from his favorite songs, custom furniture and lighting. New York interior designer ICRAVE embraced the original shell of the building and left the raw concrete columns and ceiling exposed. Floating, cantilevered desks and window benches maintain the continuity of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Infused with Sir Adam’s global experiences and commitment to curation, his hotel in the A’DAM Toren is poised to be the new cultural hub at Amsterdam City IJ-River, an area described by the New York Times as the “red-hot art neighbourhood and new creative centre”.
7. Lunch at The Butcher Social Club at Sir Adam
The Butcher Social Club & Terrace
True to its metropolitan location, The Butcher Social Club is a full service concept opening from 7AM until after midnight and 24h in the weekend. Whether guests crave a late breakfast, a tasty lunch, a hearty dinner or a midnight snack, The Butcher Social Club is the place to be. All designed by ICRAVE. It’s a casual place to connect people. An island bar with live DJs, a hole in the wall style extensive burger joint with a large cosy lounge act as adult playground with pool table, ping pong and soccer table, with an one of a kind terrace facing the IJ-river. The island bar will be the central point for the drinking culture which will include worldwide exclusive beers, top end selection of spirits and signatures cocktails. Before dinner after dinner, pre clubbing and after clubbing that will be the place to be. It will offer a stage for live band performances for music junkies to enjoy or perform. The Butcher Social Club will never stop.
Have a lovely trip to AMSTERDAM!
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