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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


Excellent stay at the hotel Estherea

Excellent property. Excellent location. Excellent staff. The suite von oranje is amazing but so is every other room that I saw. Great areas around the hotel to get free coffee and tea and have a meeting as well. Just all around excellent hotel. The lady at the check in was super nice and friendly. Definitely will book the same hotel if back in Amsterdam again. Already recommended to friends who are visiting next year and they are booking the same hotel.

Lovely hotel, highly recommend

Of all the hotels we have stayed in, this is probably my favorite. I would stay here again. It's well located and well appointed. Our room, 203, was street side but very quiet. The staff are professional, friendly and helpful. There are 91 guest rooms and we were told none are decorated exactly the same. This is also one of the cleanest hotel rooms I have ever been in. I even used the jetted tub. I have never used a tub, jetted or otherwise, in any other hotel. L'Occitane hand soap, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner in pump dispensers. Room had a complimentary room scent spray. The bed was comfortable with crisp fresh linen. Room temperature was easy to control. The toilet was in a separate closet which was a plus. We didn't select the breakfast buffet option when booking but it was not a problem to add after arrival. The complimentary umbrellas came in handy as we had steady rain one day. There is a lift so no need to drag suitcases up the stairs. Also a small gym. Complimentary fruit infused water and snacks were available in the afternoon and throughout the evening. Bottled water was also complimentary in the room. Great hotel!

Amsterdam jewel

This hotel is one of my favorites! The rooms are well appointed with gorgeous fabrics and the beds are very comfortable. You feel like you are staying in someone’s fabulous home. It is the perfect location in Amsterdam for walking everywhere but settling in at night to peace and quiet. The staff was extremely helpful arranging anything we needed, especially walking directions! I’m a picky hotel guest and this one was perfectly charming and luxurious.