(This article was last updated on the 3rd of April, 2020.)
Are you going to the Netherlands and considering staying in one of the hotels in Amsterdam Red Light District? Then this article is a good read for you! Amsterdam’s Red Light District offers hotels in all different ranges; from 1 star up unto the fancy 5 star hotels, all located in the city centre.
Crowds – and rates – peak in summer and on weekends at any time of the year. Book well in advance. Prices are lowest between October and April (excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter). Any hotel with more than 20 rooms is considered large, ad most rooms are on the snug side. Free WiFi is nearly universal, but air-conditioning and lifts are not.
When you book one of the hotels in Amsterdam Red Light District you will automatically be situated in the oldest neighborhoods of Amsterdam with some of the most beautiful architecture and oldest buildings in the city.
The view from The Old Church in the heart of the area.
The Red Light District is centrally located and only a few minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station, which is about a 25 to 30 minute train ride from Schiphol Airport.
The Red Light District is a safe area and the streets are clean. Did you know that 4.295 people live in the Red Light District? (source)
The district itself is filled with cozy bars and all types of good quality restaurants. It’s brimming with energy! The district is also just a stone’s throw away from Chinatown, which has some of the best Asian restaurants in Amsterdam! And if all that didn’t persuade you, both the metro and tramlines are in walking distance!
Before we get to the 10 best hotels in Amsterdam the Red Light District it is important to note that if you plan on visiting it is advised to book your stay well in advance!
Amsterdam is a very popular city, which influences room prices in a major way. Especially during the summer season from April till September and the Christmas holiday season. The earlier you book a hotel in or near the Red Light District, the cheaper you can get it!
One of the most beautiful hotels in Amsterdam Red Light District. Possibly even in Amsterdam itself. The Grand Hotel competes with Hotel Pulitzer, De L’Europe and Waldorf Astoria, among others. This 5 star hotel encompasses history and elegance. Its building dates back all the way to the year 1578 and is located next to the oldest canal of Amsterdam – the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. The Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam is just a 5 minute walk away of Dam Square.
There are also more affordable hotels than The Grand. Like Hotel Luxer for example.
A pleasant surprise if ever there was one, this smart little number is probably the best option for your money in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Rooms are small, but well equipped (air-conditioned), and at night the breakfast area becomes a chic little bar. A bit less luxurious than the number one on our list but this hotel would score number one if we solely based it on a price/ quality ratio. Breakfast costs just 8 euro. Another plus is that it’s just 200 meters from Amsterdam Central Station.
A hotel with spacious rooms, some having 17th century wooden girders! The hotel offers a large wellness centre where visitors can take relaxing massages and it has an amazing restaurant too. Hotel Barbizon Palace is just 150 meters away from Central Station and surrounded by cozy Dutch bars.
One of the most famous hotels in Amsterdam, and really close to our Red Light District Tour starting point ;). A five star Hotel housed in a 19th century building. All rooms are highly styled with modern facilities and have parquet flooring. Each room also has its own coffee and tea facilities!
This place hops 24/7 with rock ‘n’ roll rooms and a busy club, bar, beer garden and smoking deck downstairs. Most private rooms are ‘art’ rooms: local artists are given free rein, with super-edgy to questionably raunchy results. A ten-minute walk from Central Station. This hotel offers dormitories filled with bunk beds instead of personal hotel rooms. It does however offer its own nightclub and is located on the oldest street of Amsterdam – in the Red Light District of course! The rates of this hotel include breakfast AND ear plugs! 🙂
This hotel offers simple rooms but is situated on a top location close to Royal Palace. Every room has its own bathroom and flat screen TV. The Hotel also rents out its own bikes which might come in handy!
Just 350 meters from Amsterdam’s Central Station and constructed in three picturesque historical building. Every room has historical elements like wooden girders or old windows. Modernity comes via free WIFI in the shared spaces of the hotel!
A two star hotel just five minutes from Central Station. The hotel offers simple but functional rooms. All rooms have their own bathroom and TV. Breakfast is served every morning.
A small hotel that only offers budget rooms. All rooms have their own bathroom. The bar has the coolest touch of all the hotels in Amsterdam Red Light District: A wooden floor taken from a 17th century ship of Holland’s highest regarded war hero: Admiral de Ruyter.
Offers both hotel rooms and dormitories filled with single beds. Some rooms have shared bathrooms others have their own. Hotel 83 is located at the heart of the Red Light District.