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If you're traveling to Amsterdam, there's a good chance you're coming for one of three reasons. Either you want to visit the country for its well-known association with marijuana freedom, you're interested in enjoying its arts, culture and restaurants as a tourist, or you have a family or business matter to attend to. Regardless of your reason for visiting the "Venice of the North," here are a few tips to follow to make sure you have a five-star experience.
Stay in the Spacious Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
This 5-star hotel dates back to the 15th century and boasts convenient access to both the Royal Palace and Dam Square. All guest rooms feature historic detail within the decor, creating the overall atmosphere of a contemporary Dutch establishment. With a Michelin-starred dining establishment, the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is the perfect place to host a party, business meeting or just unwind from a long work week. With six lounges and bars, you and coworkers are sure to enjoy relaxation while eating lobster sandwiches and sipping on cold beer and fine wine. It's also at this unique hotel that you'll find the SoSpa, which spans two floors and has a heated indoor pool, steam bath, saunas, and more.
The Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam
You can't beat the cheap price rates at the 5-star Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam. Room rates are often well under $300 a night, and you can rest assured that the amenities are abundant. Featuring its own business center, swimming area, concierge service, and even its own Wellness Center, this hotel envelops you in luxury from the moment you arrive.
When staying at this first-class hotel, don't forget about the many great nearby museums and tours. And you'll definitely want to take a cruise down the Amstel. A relaxing float down the canal is the perfect way to end a long day of touring the city.
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Also featuring 5-star lodging is the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Guests staying here tend to be business professionals and those enjoying a bit of leisure travel. Suites are available with canal views, and the on-site recreational activities are sure to keep you entertained. Nearby and onsite activities include biking, boating, exercising, and many more.
No matter the number of companions in your party, there is an executive or delux room at the Amsterdam Marriott hotel to accommodate your needs. If you're attending an event at the Heineken Music Hall, this hotel is the perfect place to book a room. You'll also find it to be extremely accommodating during the Amsterdam Turkish Film Festival.
When it comes to 5-star dining in Amsterdam, make sure you grab a bite to eat at La Oliva, Beddington's, and Vis aan de Schelde. All of these establishments serve up some of the most delectable seafood dishes in all of Amsterdam. And don't forget to read through Hipmunk's travel guide to Amsterdam. You'll also want to use Hipmunk to book your hotel room to get the best booking rates. Hipmunk can help you compare your hotel options based on your specific needs.
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