art'otel amsterdam sits near the Anne Frank House
When you want to soak up the spirit of the city, there’s no better place to stay than art’otel amsterdam, located directly across from Amsterdam Central Station. From our hotel, it’s an easy walk to the city’s most iconic attractions, including Madame Tussauds, the Rijksmuseum, the EYE Film Museum, the Anne Frank House, and the Westergas and Jordaan neighbourhoods. You can find fabulous keepsakes in De 9 Straatjes, take a romantic stroll beside the canal, glimpse the treasures in the Royal Palace or explore Dam Square. When you're ready to head home, our hotel is a short railway ride from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The finest local attractions include:
- A’DAM LOOKOUT (0.9 km)
Get a stunning view of Amsterdam from atop this 135-metre tower. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try Europe’s highest swing, 100 metres above the ground.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 242 0100
- Anne Frank House (1.3 km)
Anne Frank and her family hid in this house during the Nazi occupation of 1942. It is preserved as a testament to her life and the stories conveyed in her world-famous diary.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 556 7100
- Beurs van Berlage (1.3 km)
Formerly housing the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, this 100-plus-year-old building now serves as an exhibition and concert hall.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 530 4141
- Bimhuis (2 km)
Every year, this music venue hosts as many as 300 concerts that reflect the diversity of Dutch culture.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 788 2188
- De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets) (1.7 km)
Bursting with shops, cafes and galleries, this neighbourhood in the Canal District is a great place for boutique shoppers and lovers of all things creative.
- EYE Film Museum (1 km)
Located on the IJ river, this central archive for Dutch film contains cinema-related artefacts from the founding of the nation’s film industry in 1895.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 589 1400
- Foam (1.7 km)
A vital part of Amsterdam’s art scene, Foam is a world-class photography museum featuring a variety of rotating exhibitions by master photographers.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 551 6500
- Jordaan (1.4 km)
This nearby neighbourhood was once home to the great artist Rembrandt. Jordaan is now an upscale area filled with art galleries, eateries, speciality shops and stunning historical buildings.
- Leidse Square (2 km)
A bustling town square noted for its vibrant nightlife, Leidse is home to street performers, nightclubs, restaurants, theatres and boutique shops.
- Rijksmuseum (3.7 km)
The most visited museum in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum displays 8,000 objects of both artistic and historical significance.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 674 7000
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (0.8 km)
Amazing attractions span five floors at this must-see tourist site. You won’t want to miss the Odditorium, full of intriguing and unbelievable objects like an authentic T. rex skull and a seven-metre robot made of car parts.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 369 7120
- Royal Palace (0.7 km)
A short stroll from art’otel amsterdam, the Royal Palace is one of three palaces used by the Dutch royal family. Built in the Dutch Golden Age, it is now open for tours.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 522 6161
- Stedelijk Museum (4 km)
The leading location for modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam, the Stedelijk Museum wows more than 675,000 visitors each year.
Phone: +31 (0) 20 573 2911
- Westerpark (1.8 km)
This gorgeous park and event venue boasts the beautiful structural remnants of a 19th-century factory. It’s also a popular place for lively cultural events.
Get a Priority Pass to access all the museums and attractions in Amsterdam. The pass allows you to visit any museum you like and pay afterwards, which saves you hours waiting in ticket lines. Contact our Front Desk team for more information.
Popular Amsterdam cultural events:
- Amsterdam Dance Event
- Amsterdam Fashion Week
- Amsterdam Fringe Festival
- HISWA In-water Boat Show
- Holland Festival
- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
- Over het IJ Festival
- PAN Amsterdam
- PICNIC Festival
- Pride Amsterdam