Not everyone enjoys being right in the heart of the action in a European city. If you prefer a less congested area that still offers easy access to central attractions, consider an Amsterdam hotel or hostel near the Vondelpark, the city's most-loved public green space. Whether you're a family of four, a backpacker on a budget or a busy executive in search of luxury and convenience, there's one to suit you.
Hotel Piet Hein
© Hotel Piet Hein
This three-star hotel on a tree-lined street feels more four-star, thanks to a 2002 renovation. Sleek furnishings in the lobby, bar and guest rooms create a modern, understated twist on a nautical theme. Of the 60 rooms, four have deluxe mattresses and box springs made of all-natural materials from bed-maker Sand. Location:
Northeastern edge of Vondelpark; stone's throw from one of Amsterdam's best shopping areas
; 10-minute walk to canal belt; five-minute walk to trams. Ideal for:
Singles, couples and business travelers looking for updated, mid-range accommodations. Prices:
€86-105 for singles; €195-225 for executive doubles.
© Borgmann Villa Hotel
Housed in a large, brick, detached house, the three-star Borgmann Villa offers quiet, clean and simply decorated rooms, some with balconies or windows with park views. The genteel street is home to several embassies and beautiful residences. Location:
Southeastern edge of the Vondelpark; 20-minute walk to canal belt; 10-minute walk to trams. Ideal for:
Singles, couples, families and business travelers who appreciate a quiet area and the personal service that comes with a family-run property. Prices:
€85-115 for singles; €120-175 for doubles.
© Fusion Suites
Two floors of an 1893 mansion comprise four boutique suites with lavish furnishings, all-natural Coco-Mat
beds, bath products from L'Occitane en Provence and in-room DVD players, stereos and computers with free wireless Internet access. Guests staying at least three nights enjoy free drinks all day and a complimentary bottle of Champagne. Location:
Roemer Visscherstraat, known for its stunning 19th-century facades, one block from Vondelpark; five-minute walk to canal belt; five-minute walk to trams. Ideal for:
Singles, couples and business travelers seeking luxurious space, privacy and style just outside the bustling canal belt. Prices:
€245 for classic suite; €275 for grand suite.
Stayokay belongs to Hostelling International and operates 30 hostels in the Netherlands. This unique park-side location is quite big, offering 536 beds in private and dorm-style rooms. Enjoy the convenience of on-site bike rental and the all-ages community feel and this top-rated hostel. Location:
Northwestern edge of Vondelpark; five-minute walk to canal belt; five-minute walk to trams. Ideal for:
Young travelers and families on a budget who want to be near attractions but not in a loud area typical for hostels. Prices:
From €23 per person.
Like Stayokay Vondelpark, this hostel has an atypical location in an upscale residential neighborhood. But while the Uptown Pig is tamer than its infamous city-center location, it still attracts a younger crowd looking for that buzzing backpacker hostel atmosphere (more so than Stayokay). Location:
Northeastern edge of Vondelpark; 10-minute walk to canal belt; five-minute walk to trams. Ideal for:
Young travelers on a budget. Prices:
€15 for dorm bed; €32 for double/twin room.