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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


4.5 Very Good 4193 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day ago

We had a wonderful experience at the Estherea. We had a quaint room with a lovely view of the canal (tiny bathroom, however).

The young, front-of-desk staff were all extremely professional, courteous and helpful. They all took their jobs seriously. The hotel from all appearances is extremely well run. Very nice breakfast. We highly recommend the hotel.

Beautiful accommodations, convenient location
Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing location considering the building has been in the family for three generations! The lobby, sitting room, library, bar and coffee area are comfortable and clean. Staff was busy but very welcoming and prompt. Each room decorated with unique wallpapers and decor. Ours was 319 overlooking the backstreet which can get noisy at times but it’s mostly foot and bike traffic. Overall the roomed seemed spacious, bright and clean, beds comfortable. The light switches seems to be on a system that takes a little getting used to but not a big deal. Maybe a box or small designated area for guests to drop their keys on their way out if front desk is busy.

Excellent hotel and excellent location
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were small but comfortable and well decorated. The staff was extraordinary. It is a wonderful location on a canal in the heart of everything. They set out an abundance of sweets every afternoon. Chocolates, tarts, and cookies. They have parking for 55. Euros a day. Breakfast is too expensive for the quality, but there are many places to eat breakfast in the area.

Fabulous boutique hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for my mother’s 80th birthday treat. Beautiful room with canal view. Furnishings exquisite at the hotel .Bed so comfortable. Complimentary chocolates sweets and drinks . Walking distance to all the amenities. Great places to eat around the hotel.

Cannot fault
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, beautiful hotel, amazing staff. Such a photogenic boutique hotel, I felt like I stepped into a fairy tale. Gorgeous rooms and doesn't feel like you're in a hotel at all - rather a guest in someones home. I cannot fault Hotel Estherea and its helpful staff. Will always recommend this hotel to all my clients. (Travel agent)