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What We Love

  • Central location near all important points of interest in Amsterdam's historic center
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Free WiFi
  • The cozy reading library
  • Rooms draped in rich fabrics and soft pillows and duvet covers

What To Know

  • Amsterdam can be drizzly, so pack rain gear
  • No-smoking laws are in effect throughout the city
  • Drug use can be prevalent in the city, so be mindful
  • Prostitution is legal in Amsterdam
  • Indonesian rijsttafel is probably your best bet for dinner
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The Review

Amsterdam’s Singel Canal attracts swarms of travelers who stroll lazily through this perfect picture-postcard area. So Hotel Estherea receives high praise for its prime location, situated as it is along the city’s oldest canal. Another perk of the location is that guests are within walking distance of all of Amsterdam’s major points of interest: museums, shopping, theaters, not to mention Dam Square and the city’s central railway station.

Hotel Estherea’s recently renovated rooms live inside a stunning 17th-century building. The rich interiors are an eclectic blend of crystal chandeliers, plush antique chairs, lavish woolen carpets and wood-paneled walls.

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When you’re not refueling at the Estherea’s breakfast buffet, reading the books and newspapers in the regally appointed library, or sipping the free coffee and tea in the lounge, which has arresting views of Singel Canal, there are a clutch of things to do and sights to see in the city. Canal cruises are popular, but in cold weather you ought to explore the many internationally acclaimed museums, like the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House. Bike and café culture here is still in its golden age. The concierge at the Estherea can arrange bike rentals and direct you to some of Amsterdam’s finest cafés.

How to Get There

Hotel Estherea
Singel 305
Amsterdam, 1012 WJ Netherlands


Great location

The hotels location is superb. Within walking distance to all major attractions and sites, no need for taxis. Even from the airport, take the train to Grand Central and it is a 15min walk straight down. The cost of the train for 2 is €11 whereas a taxi costs minimum €40. The hotel staff are excellent and the rooms are cosy. The breakfast is not the best, but there are loads of places to eat within 1 minute of the hotel. The reception area of the hotel is wonderfully elegant, teas,coffee, cakes and biscuits are available all day. Overall, the hotel is a great place to stay while visiting the city of Amsterdam.

Lovely on the canal. Beautiful reception area! Phenomenal location!
Robin H

Some reception staff better than others. We particularly appreciated Amal. Very good at what she does! The cookies and coffee/tea in the lovely reception area were a super touch. It is a gorgeous Amsterdam canal hotel in a great location. Wonderful place!

Quintessential, Charming Amsterdam

I can't speak for the rooms that don't face the canal, but the one I had that did and could not have been more charming, cozy, and enchanting. It overlooked a quiet canal yet within walking distance of everything. Elegant decor in a historic former mansion, various lovely spaces to linger if you don't want to stay in the room... I loved it... the perfect Amsterdam experience.