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Arched bridges, passageways, and quintessential houses along canals and rivers are the instant images Amsterdam conjure.  For locals living in this city, it feels like being a detail in a painting. For the visiting nonlocals, it feels like looking at a living painting.

A visit in Amsterdam should be lived and celebrated to the fullest. Start your journey with these five celebrated boutique hotels among the many affordable hotels in Amsterdam.

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Hotel Seven One Seven: Award-Winning Historic Hotel

Hotel Seven One Seven is a place of glorious contradictions. The hotel finds a home in a 19th century building, while its interior speaks of modern comforts and styles.  Its rooms are named after famous European artists. Expect to meet Charles Dickens, Franz Liszt, and yes, William Shakespeare there. Inside the rooms, furnishings are carefully selected: subdued colors and wood texture find harmony in each other. With its exemplary service and elegance, it comes as no surprise that it has gathered numerous awards.

The Toren: Nothing Short of Grand

There is nothing subtle about the Toren. Its grand interior matches the rich history of its building.  Its bar, where the guests bump into each other, has a prestigious and royal feel. It is the perfect blend of the historical and the creative. Amsterdam has always been known for its nostalgic charm. The Toren has always been known for fusing nostalgia with intricate modern furnishings. With its twelve types of rooms and thirty-eight uniquely adorned rooms, the Toren has the right place for you.

Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy: 1-Star to 5-Star in One

True to its names, Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy welcome all kinds of travelers, from bewildered backpackers to most discerning posh travelers. It is the first hotel to have such a unique system. A hotel opening its arms to all cultural luggage that comes with its guests deserves an award. Its five-star rooms surprise even the most difficult to please. Its one-star rooms are quirky and comfortable for budget travelers. This hotel breaks the norms, and everyone is loving it.

Hotel Fita: An Art Lover’s Place

One of the many advantages of staying at Hotel Fita is its strategic location. It is just a few steps to some of the must-see places in Amsterdam. The hotel owner fuses function and style to make the fifteen guestrooms comfortable and elegant. This hotel particularly appeals to history and art lovers. Within its neighborhood are Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Diamond Museum Amsterdam, and Museum Square. Bask in Amsterdam. Bask in arts.

Banks Mansion: Grand and Unparalleled

Housed in a grand building in the heart of Amsterdam, Banks Mansion’s interior matches the grandeur of its façade. The hotel prides itself for its unparalleled style and personal hospitality. Plus, the price of the room includes whatever meals and drinks the guest feels like having. Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace, and Museum Square are three of the nearby destinations to visit.

Amsterdam can be sneaky at times. At first, you just admire its neverending aged buildings along waterways and adore its food and people. But before you know it, it already holds your heart.

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Hi there, I’m Jona, originally from Cebu, Philippines, had live in Hanoi, Vietnam, and now currently based in Munich, Germany. This blog used to house thoughts on life and books, but eventually it morphed into a travel blog. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at For essays, creative nonfiction, and others, find me elsewhere.

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