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Old Center

Amsterdam is not only the capital city but also the cultural and financial hub of the Netherlands. Its Old Center is the medieval-era part of the city, where you can admire one-of-a-kind buildings and streets that possess world-famous historical and cultural value. Amsterdam is known as the “Venice of the North” because of the romantic canals that wind through the city. The Old Center hosts thousands of returning holidaymakers year after year, as the area encompasses Amsterdam’s historical district as well as its cannabis café district and adult entertainment enclave. This holidaymaker hotspot’s lovely canals, vibrant flower market, and variety of interesting museums also attract high numbers of dedicated enthusiasts during all seasons of the year.

  • Visit the Amsterdam Historisch Museum, located in Old Center, where you will learn about the city’s history through collections that include paintings and archaeological artefacts.
  • Explore the colourful and fragrant world of Amsterdam’s Flower Market, in the Old Center, with its flowers of all types, bulbs, seeds, and souvenirs.
  • Admire 260 unique etchings at Rembrandt House, where the famous artist once lived—a facility that also includes exhibits describing the famous artist’s methods and processes.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, located approximately 15 kilometres from the city, accommodates domestic and international flights. Frequent, regular trains run from the airport to central Amsterdam. Taxicab and bus services are also available. Amsterdam is well connected to many European cities via train. Within Amsterdam, public transport consists of metro subways, trams, buses, and boats. The Old Center’s central location makes it easy to reach. Amsterdam Central Train Station is located at the northern edge of the Old Center, and many bus and tramlines run through the area.

What travelers to Old Center are saying

Lots of attractions, Red Light district, Anne Frank House (which we couldn't get in to see as lines were round the block all day long). Took a photo of the house front and gave up. Revamped jewish quarter, river cruise (worthwhile), lots of little...
Alan E. 5 Sep 2015
I loved, loved love it!! I will go back and plan my trip better. So much to do there and the canals are great. I highly recommend a stroll through the red light district. Very cool!!!
Paul C. 17 May 2015

Hotels in Old Center

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From US$138

1 Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

4 stars
3.9 / 5 20 reviews

Damrak 1-5 Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

Perfect for business travelers who will enjoy the well-equipped meeting rooms, and tourists who will take advantage of the central location, the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel Amsterdam is a great... More

A great location in another city that never sleeps
I chose this hotel as it is in a great location right opposite the main train station which services Schipol. The check in person was excellent and acknowledged my previous stay at this hotel back...
18 Sep 2015
From US$145

2 NH Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

5 stars
4.5 / 5 27 reviews

Dam 9 Map

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Offering luxurious spaces, up-to-date amenities and spacious conference facilities set in the heart of Amsterdam in Dam Square, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam makes for an ideal retreat for... More

Brilliant Accommodation
Had 4 brilliant nights at this hotel. Absolutely fantastic staff and quality room.
18 Jul 2015
From US$101

3 Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

4 stars
4.1 / 5 16 reviews

Nieuwezijds Kolk 19 Map

Stylish and sophisticated, Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the wonders of beautiful Amsterdam. This chic hotel offers easy access to the Church of St... More

Best ever stay in Amsterdam
This was our 3rd stay in Amsterdam but the Inntel Hotel was by far the best accommodation we have experienced. Perfect location for everywhere and extremely helpful staff. Great price off...
18 Nov 2015
From US$107

4 De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
4.6 / 5 17 reviews

Damrak 93-94 Map

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Only 50 metres from the Royal Palace and the New Church, and a quick walk to Amsterdam Central Station, the Hotel Amsterdam de Roode Leeuw is ideally located in the heart of the city. 4 star... More

Perfect Location
Perfect Location! Very nice hotel,very clean and comfortable.Staff very friendly and happy to help. The best Hotel we ever stayed in Amsterdam.
6 Jan 2015
From US$91

5 WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
4.0 / 5 19 reviews

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 50 Map

Providing attractive accommodations and favourable city centre location, WestCord City Center Hotel Amsterdam makes for a comfortable base for travellers touring Amsterdam. While in the Netherlands... More

Pleasant Stay
Hotel is in the heart of the city, perfect position to start your holiday. Short walking distance to everything you want to see and restaurants everywhere. Room was very clean and comfortable,...
1 Mar 2015
From US$76

6 Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam

3 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

Damrak 49-51 Map

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Hotel The Exchange Amsterdam offers a quirky, stylish and comfortable haven for holidaymakers and business travellers looking to explore the vibrant capital of the Netherlands. This quaint... More

Very Good
Hotel was fine, themed rooms and very clean, all staff very friendly and helpfull. The hotel was ideally placed.
5 Jun 2015
From US$115

7 NH Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

5 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 Map

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The NH Barbizon Palace Hotel Amsterdam is unique in that it consists of 19 different 17th century houses, making it architecturally stunning in design. There is ample space for conferences, which... More

Hotel Needs Investment into it's Rooms
On paper, this hotel is 5 star, with all the necessary facilities required to meet that 5 star rating. Staff were friendly, and the location is brilliant. Also has a well maintained lobby, with...
30 Apr 2014
From US$71

8 Avenue Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 33 Map

Composed of a number of old buildings, some dating back to the 17th century, the Avenue Hotel Amsterdam is a picturesque place to stay with loads of character. In an ideal location to see sites... More

Bokbier Festival 2015
I have stayed here on many occasions and everyone time can only describe everything about the Hotel as Outstanding and Everything you could wish for in a Hotel
30 Oct 2015
From US$72

9 Cordial Hotel Dam Square Amsterdam

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Rokin 62-64 Map

Offering contemporary accommodations strategically located right in the heart of the capital of Netherlands, Cordial Hotel Dam Square Amsterdam makes for an ideal starting point for discovering the... More

Great location, solid hotel
Hassle free hotel, well located, friendly staff. What it lacks in amenities it more than makes up in cleanliness, friendliness and location.
7 Jul 2015
From US$101

10 Swissotel Amsterdam

4 stars
3.8 / 5 8 reviews

Damrak 96 Map

Offering an utmost comfort, convenience and quality service, Swissotel Amsterdam makes you to feel at home. GeneralSwissotel Amsterdam also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that cater to your... More

Just stayed at the swissotel for 2 nights I was so going to give it 5 stars but was ruined on checkout , the good stuff , 10 min stroll from Central station , perfect location next to dam square ,...
16 Jan 2015
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