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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 4329 Reviews
A treat! Unique hospitality taking care of your individuality
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hotel Estherea is perfectly situated on the boundary between the very busy centre of Amsterdam and the more peaceful 9 streets canal area. It is within walking distance of many places of interest or the tram stop is just round the corner. The staff are delightful. They are all very professional but friendly and you don't feel like they have an official script to work from so you do feel like you are getting individual care. They were very kind in providing ice for my sprained ankle.
There is a large selection for breakfast and the bar snacks are just right after a hard day's sightseeing. As others have mentioned the tea, coffee, iced drinks and cakes in the sparkling lobby are very nice indeed. We had a deluxe room with a spacious bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower, comfortable bed and room for a sofa. Although we didn't have a view we were looking at canals all day so didn't feel this a disadvantage. They have a couple of benches outside overlooking the canal which are a great place to sit with a drink and confection from the lobby to watch the world go by on foot, bicycle and boat. Hope to be able to return.

Elegance and charm!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rarely have I found a hotel that offers the elegance, charm, gracious staff and wonderful ambiance of this hotel. I had been concerned that the room would be very small, but was surprised that the room we had, although without a view, was large, beautifully decorated and included a sofa. Our very ample bathroom even included a jacuzzi. The entire hotel is very well-appointed. Breakfast included a very wide array of items. Wholeheartedly recommend.

Look no further!
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I spent three nights in Amsterdam, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of Hotel Estherea. We went back and forth between this hotel and Banks Mansion, but ultimately chose Estherea. Now that we have spent time in the city (and peaked in Banks Mansion), this was the best choice by far. Honestly the location couldn't have been better. It is central to everything, but on a quiet street and canal. Recommend a room with a canal view. I loved waking each morning and seeing the beautiful view right out my window. The staff is lovely and accommodating and space is beautiful. The online pictures just don't do it justice. Hope you get the pleasure of spending some time in their care!

Nicest stay of our trip
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at three different hotels while on our trip to Europe. Hotel Estherea was by far the nicest. The rooms are small but so quaint and well equipped that we had no problems. We loved the set up in our room (they are all different) because it had little cubby holes next to the bed to store phones, etc. I had seen pictures of the lobby but never realized how the different seating areas were set up. We ate dinner one evening (bar snacks) and the food was really good. Glad we tried it. The staff was very helpful and delightful to work with. I was with a group of 16 and was afraid that some might not like it but everyone seemed to rave about it.

A hidden gem in the city center
Reviewed 5 days ago

amazing hotel!top location, a lovely addition with a handy free phone in the room. loved the design of our room - very unique and stylish. If you are looking for a romantic escape in Amsterdam - this a perfect place!