Travelling in a large group is always fun. Especially if travelling with good friends or family members. However, many people ask if it’s difficult to find a hotel that can easily accommodate more than 2-4 adults. The answer is ‘No!’. I have done a research, assuming that a group consists of 6 adults. It has turned out that there are many good hotels, quite close to the city center, such a group could stay at. The price range is quite wide but the idea behind making the list was to find alternatives for different people. I hope my list will help you find a place you’ll be satisfied with.
Eriq Vokel Boutique Apartment – Amsterdam Suites
In my opinion, this is one of the most recommendable spots on the list. Eriq Vokel Apartments is a freshly-new building containing 1-3 bedroom apartments overlooking the city center and the IJ river. I instantly fell in love with its Nordic design combined with a Mediterranean spirit and colors. Eriq Vokel is a trendy designer from Copenhagen and all 28 apartments were personally designed by him in 2016. All apartments have a comfy seating area and a fully-equipped kitchen. The apartment has 3 bedrooms. There are 2 single beds and 2 large double beds.
The hotel is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the canals, almost in the very center of the city. Basilica of St. Nicholas is only 400 meters away and Beurs van Berlage – 800 meters away. You can reach Dam Square, Nemo Science Museum and National Maritime Museum in around 16 minutes. The Schiphol Airport is approximately 12 kilometers from the hotel.
Amsterdam ID Aparthotel
The hotel really deserves 3 stars it has. To be honest, those are more apartments than regular hotel rooms but for a large group, it might be even a better option. A 3-bedroom apartment include 6 single beds. However, an extra bed can be provided for 35 Euro per night. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. Rooms are spacious and modern. I especially love authentic Dutch elements which make the hotel even comfier. You will also appreciate an arcade/games room. They are 100% non-smoking. Important info: the hotel is totally cash-free. There is a self-parking.
The location of Amsterdam ID Aparthotel is just awesome. It’s situated in the Geuzenveld/Slotermeer neighborhood, around 200 meters from the railway station – Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The city center is a 6-minute train ride away. Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum are approximately 40 minutes on foot.
Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West
This 3-star hotel makes a very good impression at first sight. I especially liked the lobby – it’s spacious and nicely decorated. If you like traditional Dutch art, you’ll feel at home here. Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West in light, very clean, it has the kitchen guests can use. The rooms are modern, with beautiful wooden floors. A 6-person room has 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds. It’s relatively spacious so no problem with 6 people. The only minus (for some people) can be the disco pub opposite as it’s a bit noisy but large groups don’t usually care, right?
Meininger Hotel is located right next to Sloterdijk Railway Station. You can reach the airport in 15 minutes by car. The city center can be easily reached by public transport – it takes as little as 5 minutes by train. Vondelpark, Anne Frank House and the 9 Streets are not even 5 kilometers away and De Hallen and Rembrandt Park even closer – around 4 kilometers.
Budget Hotel Tourist Inn
A good option for groups who want to travel on a tight budget. When compare price and quality, the hotel is really worth visiting. Budget Hotel Tourist Inn is located in two separate buildings. The main building offer both standard rooms with private bathrooms and budget rooms with shared facilities. A 6-person room contains 3 bunk beds. The second building overlooking the canals offers budget rooms. At Budget Hotel Tourist Inn a continental breakfast is included. There’s also a self parking (at a surcharge).
The hotel is located in the center of the city, around 750 meters from the Anne Frank House. Central Station and Dam Square are an 8-minute walk. Hotel’s location is just perfect for those who want to discover the canals and the most famous Amsterdam’s museums. You can reach the Flower Market, Amsterdam Museum and Rembrandt Square in 16 minutes on foot.
Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam Rembrandtpark
Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam Rembrandtpark is the former Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Center. Currently, it’s the third Leonardo Hotel in Amsterdam. The hotel is very clean and elegant, as well as quite modern. It has 446 rooms (standard, deluxe and executive). A 6-person room contains 2 executive king rooms. I absolutely love the hotel’s 17th-floor sky bar. The view is just stunning. The hotel offers an airport shuttle service. Guests can also use the spacious fitness room and sauna for free. There’s an indoor car park.
Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam Rembrandtpark is located right next to the park. You can get to the center of the city in around 15 minutes. Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum can be reached in less than 30 minutes on foot. Heineken Experience and Dam Square are within a 32-minute walk. 350 meters from the hotel there is a tram stop – Admiraal Helfrichstraat – that will take you to Dam Square in 20 minutes.
The Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam
The hotel is situated in a monumental building in the Plantage area. The hotel is quite new, all 122 rooms are clean and nicely decorated, 100% no-smoking. All of them have private compact bathrooms. The hotel has a lovely restaurant and bar – The Birdhouse – overlooking garden views. Buffet breakfast is included. There is a self-parking at a surcharge.
The hotel is located in a very green area – right opposite Artis Zoo, steps from Dutch Resistance Museum and Hollandsche Schouwburg. 7 minutes is enough to get to Jewish Historical Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam on foot. You can walk to Waterlooplein in 10 minutes and to Rembrandtplein in 15 minutes. If you take a tram, you can reach Dam Square in 12 minutes and Central Station in 15 minutes.
Quentin Zoo Hotel
This 4-star hotel is beautifully located in Plantage Buurt, a lovely green area. Quentin Zoo Hotel is nicely decorated and clean. There are 30 non-smoking rooms. A family suite offers 4 single beds and 1 large double bed. At the hotel there is a bike rental service. The only disadvantage might be some noise as there are many restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. However, it’s the center of the city so you shouldn’t be surprised.
Quentin Zoo Hotel is situated only 700 meters from the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. In less than 10 minutes you can reach Carre Theater, Hortus Botanicus and Rembrandt House Museum on foot. The Flower Market is 15 minutes away, the same as the Old Church. The airport is 12 kilometers away. A great thing is that the tram stop is right in front of the hotel’s door.
Budget Hotel Hortus
Budget Hotel Hortus is a decent hotel for those who don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation while travelling. The rooms are clean and very basic, even if the hotel was renovated some time ago. The top-floor rooms overlook the Botanical Gardens which is a great bonus. A family room has 4 single beds and 1 bunk bed. It has a private shower but a toilet is shared. A great plus for 24/7 coffee and tea all day. Be careful when going upstairs – the staircase is extremely steep. Breakfast is included but it’s very basic. Make sure you check the collection of framed soccer jerseys in the lobby. It’s really impressive as it dates back to the 1970s.
The hotel is beautifully located behind the Botanical Gardens, in the east side of the center of the city, in the former Jewish District. Artis Zoo is right next to the hotel. The Hermitage Museum, the Red Light District and Waterloo Square are within a 15-minute walk. There’s a tram stop nearby so you can easily reach all main tourist spots of the city.
This 4-star hotel, located at the heart of Zuid-Oost is a perfect location for groups on a leisure trip. It’s housed in a renovated building. To me, it looks like a combination of elegance and innovation. There are 165 rooms located at 6 floors. The rooms are modern, they all have electric kettles and iron facilities. Guests can use the free fitness center. There’s a beautiful garden for the guests to enjoy. Guests can use an on-site parking at a surcharge. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle service. While at Ozo Hotel, don’t forget to visit the Grand Café Savoy – they serve very good dishes and a variety of amazing wines.
The hotel is located 1 kilometer from Amsterdam Arena. Also, Heineken Music Hall, RAI and the Ziggo Dome are within a walking distance. There’s a metro station – Bullewijk – 350 meters from Ozo Hotel. The airport is around 20 kilometers away.
Hotel Old Quarter
Hotel Old Quarter is situated in a historic building that dates back to the 19th century. Most rooms overlook the canal which makes the view nothing but stunning. The hotel was fully renovated in 2017, now it looks minimalistic but cozy and trendy. There are 50 smoke-free rooms. A family room has 6 single beds. What I absolutely love is that rooms are individually decorated. The hotel is literally surrounded by restaurants, pubs, and bars so you can be sure your group won’t get bored. There isn’t any hotel parking but guests may be arranged to use valet parking for 1-2 hours.
Hotel Old Quarter is located near Central Station. You can reach Dam Square or the Red Light District in 5 minutes on foot. New Church and Royal Palace are around 9 minutes away and Amsterdam Museum, Flower Market and Anne Frank House – 16 minutes.
Hotel 83 is a basic, 2-star hotel. There are 16 rooms in total. A standard 6-person room have 6 single beds. Some rooms have private bathrooms, others have shared facilities. The rooms are clean but they are kind of designed for guests who don’t want to spend much time at the hotel. Important info: the hotel has both smoking and no-smoking rooms. Breakfast is included. I especially recommend this hotel to young groups of travelers who want to make the most out of Amsterdam night life. The hotel might be a bit noisy sometimes but the location says it all. The hotel offers parking, however, you need to book it in advance.
Hotel 83 is situated in the middle of the Red Light District. You can easily walk to the Anne Frank House, The Old Church, Madame Tussauds and Dam Square on foot within minutes. There is a metro station – Nieuwmarkt – is only 3 minutes away.
City Hotel Rembrandt Square
The building City Hotel is located in is the former house of the famous Dutch admiral – Michiel de Ruyter. He lived there until 1676. At City Hotel you’ll find various rooms – the largest ones are for 8 people. A 6-person rooms has 6 single beds. Some rooms have shared facilities which makes you feel like you’re in a student hostel.
The hotel is located in a monumental building, in the heart of Amsterdam, right next to Rembrandtplein. Dam Square and the Flower Market are also a few minutes away. The Old Church and Nemo Science Museum are within a 10-minute walk and Dam Square a little bit more far away. You can get Central Station in 15 minutes on foot. Same with Royal Palace, Rembrandt Square and New Church.
Delta Hotel City Center
Delta Hotel City Center has 48 rooms on 4 floors. A 6-person room has 3 double beds so this is a good option for travelling couples. There is a lovely small terrace restaurant. Also, make sure you’ll visit Pancakes&Waffles and Gandhi Restaurant that are located around 50 meters away from the hotel. The hotel also offers a mini-spa where you can enjoy massage therapy and steam baths. However, such service is extra paid. The hotel is no-smoking.
The hotel is located right next to Central Station – great for those who travel to Amsterdam by train. All main tourists attractions and landmarks of Amsterdam are close at hand. You can walk to Dam Square in a few minutes, same to the Red Light District and the Old Church. In 15 minutes you can get Museum Van Loon, Flower Market and Rembrandt Square. The airport is 15 kilometers away.
Large groups usually have more difficulties while searching for a place to stay than single travelers. There are many hotels in the city that don’t allow large groups which makes it all quite annoying. However, as you can see there are many nice hotels to stay at while in Amsterdam. Most of them are really affordable to anyone and they can all be recommended. I hope next time you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam with some of your friends, you will try out one of the hotels from the list and let me know how you liked it.