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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


Amsterdam Break

What a lovely hotel!! Staff are so friendly and accommodating and the hotel itself is just beautiful. The only downside was that we had a classic room and our window overlooked another guest bedroom. I would next time book the deluxe to have more space and a view overlooking the canal.
We didn’t get the breakfast but had drinks in the bar which were lovely!

Grand Hotel!!

We travel a lot and have stayed in luxurious hotels before but this small boutique hotel is one of the grandest feeling ones we have stayed in. The lobby and adjoining common rooms are beautifully decorated and when you decide to use them you feel like you are in your own home in the 1800’s. Always there are small treats and hot and cold beverages that a guest can eat at their leisure. The standard rooms are small but beautifully done and provide a small sitting area. One may think the pricing is a little steep for a small hotel but the cost is worth the ambience provided. The beds and pillows are comfy!

The location is great in front of a canal and we walked all over with many restaurants close by.

My only suggestion-you leave the key at the desk when you leave so if people are checking in or out you wait in line to get your key. They should somehow provide a way to pick up your key quicker.

I will alway stay here when we return to Amsterdam!

A find in Amsterdam

The location of this lovely hotel could not be better! An easy walk to most attractions and restaurants,and a friendly and generally helpful staff, all at a reasonable price. Rooms are comfortable, as are the public spaces. Coffee and water are available at all hours in the lobby, and midday cookies are offered as well. A modest buffet breakfast is available at a reduced rate if you select it upon booking.