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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 4455 Reviews
Another impressive stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve very little to add to the positive reviews here but nevertheless feel it is only right to confirm the plaudits they contain. The hotel is currently having the windows facing Singel replaced so we could not have the canal facing rooms but chose room 11 - the Pink Suite. It really is impressive with lots of space - needed if only because the bed is huge! Thank goodness if it was two pushed together there was no sign of an awful trough which I always seem destined to roll into elsewhere. It’s the mini things which make the hotel special: complimentary water, tea, coffee etc. The breakfast is as large as you wish it to be and certainly kept us going until well past tea time. This was our third stay at Estherea, we shall stay again and have no hesitation in recommending it to all.

Staying In Amsterdam
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are looking for a treat and a really lovely hotel in Amsterdam this is your boy! We loved it here when staying with friends for my wifes big birthday. Lovely staff, beautiful décor, well positioned. A lovely place to enjoy Amsterdam from

Most charming and inviting canal-side small hotel. Nothing forgotten for guests comfort
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the few hotels which offer the comfort and charm which once was offered in hotels like the Pulitzer. The Pulitzer now looks like a minimalist cafe. Not so the Estherea. Pleasure greets your eyes whatever they light upon. Meals either in the hotel or in the vast number of restaurants which surround you can provide the full Amsterdam eating experience. Pleasant walks to all the major museums. Book these ahead if you can.

Fabulous Hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This quirky boutique hotel was fabulous - it’s in an excellent location within easy walking distance to various sights, plus has some good restaurants nearby.
The common areas of the hotel are lavishly decorated, the staff were friendly and helpful, our room was nicely decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable.
It was a nice touch to have free pastries and tea/coffee available in the lounge each day which was very welcome after we had come back after wandering around seeing all the sights.
I would definitely stay there again if I were to go back to Amsterdam.

Breathtaking entrance!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking into this stunning hotel tells the story throughout! We loved every eclectic detail! The delicious pastries and coffee in the lobby were a lovely feature after a day of cold sightseeing. Our room was beautifully decorated. So thrilled we found this gem in the city of Amsterdam. Only thing that could be improved upon was the slow service in the bar/restaurant. They were apologetic but understaffed. All in all, a wonderful experience.