Amsterdam Hotels, Grand Accommodation

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Amsterdam is a city with flair. If you're planning a swish weekend break and nothing less than lavish will do, browse through these Top 5 luxury hotels in Amsterdam.

The Top 5 luxury hotels in Amsterdam

The site of Queen Beatrix's 1966 wedding, The Grand Amsterdam is an opulent hotel located off Dam Square that began life as a 15th century convent before progressing into a 16th century Royal Inn. Enjoy the spacious guest rooms, Art Deco bathrooms, a spa and sauna complete with Turkish Baths and a restaurant supervised by the Maître Cuisinier de France. Located at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197. Tel 31 20 555 3111. Rooms range in price from €420 to €1495.

The intimate Dylan Hotel Amsterdam is one of famed hotelier Anouska Hempel's favourite designs. The hotel overlooks the Keisersgracht canal and all 26 rooms are fitted with modern amenities. Try the fitness centre before dining on unique fare in the hotel restaurant. Enjoy a culinary voyage around the world as you savour Italian and French cuisine blended with hints of the Orient. Located at Keizersgracht 384. Rooms cost around €375+.

'Art begins where the potential of most people ends,' is the motto of the Hotel de l'Europe Amsterdam, which certainly turns 'hospitality into an art.' This 105 year old hotel is filled with 19th century paintings, extraordinarily spacious rooms and two story suites overlooking the Amstel river. Try the deluxe fitness centre before enjoying the two restaurants or relaxing on the summer terrace. Located at Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 8. Tel 31 20 531 1777. Rooms range in price from €290+ to €970+.

With fabulous food and exquisite dining, the NH Barbizon Palace is set in restored 17th century buildings situated in the city centre near the bustling financial district. The hotel boasts a business centre set in a 15th century chapel connected to the hotel by an underground passage. After enjoying the sights of the city, sit down to a delicious dinner in the famed 17th century Restaurant Vermeer. Located at Prins Hendrikkade 59 72. Tel 31 20 556 4564. Rooms range in price from €169 to €425.

It's hard to beat the impressive NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky ; across from the Royal Palace in Dam Square, the hotel is surrounded by Amsterdam's best shopping, culture and history. With its own dock, banquet rooms, long term apartments, beauty salon, fitness and business centres, the hotel refers to itself as a small city. Its restaurants and bars are set in exquisite surroundings; one of which, the Winterruin, is a glass palace that dates from 1879 and is designated as a National Monument. Located at Dam 9, Tel + 31 20 554 9111. Rooms range in price from €179+ to €425+.