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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel

With so much to do in this vibrant city, it’s a good thing that the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel is located where it is — just a few minutes’ walk from Centraal Station as well as some of the city’s best attractions. You can stroll, or make like a native and bike, to one of Amsterdam’s many museums or explore its network of canals by riverboat — or via the city’s many and varied cafés, bars and restaurants. Our Navigator Lourens has all the information and local knowledge you’ll ever need at his fingertips. For the business traveler, we have a range of high-tech conference rooms and flexible meeting spaces, as well as a newly refurbished club lounge, in which to work. In fact, our facilities are so good we were ranked among the top 25 hotels in Northern Europe by Condé Naste Traveler readers in 2012.

Raw Materials

Come peruse their unique selection of home decor, which focuses on a raw, unrefined aesthetic.
Set apart from more polished selections at other home decor stores, the mission behind Raw Materials is to bring a touch of unrefined beauty into the homes of shoppers. Unpolished, rough-edged home accents make up the bulk of the selection at this unusual store, whether the pieces are made from wood, metal or upcycled materials. For shoppers who want to retain a feeling of naturalness within their living space, Raw Materials is the perfect opportunity to bring a one-of-a-kind piece into your home.
Address: 229 Rozengracht, Amsterdam, 1016 NA, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 421 3893
Opening hours: Monday from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Tuesday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Thursday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,May - Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM,Aug - Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 1 mi
shop / 1 mi

290 Square Meters

One of the first shops in the world to sell exclusive NikeID shoes, it offers limited edition pieces, customized apparel, and accessories.
290 Square Meters is famous in fashion circles as one of the rare retailers that stock customized Nike, Freitag, Arc'teryx and Levi’s merchandise. It attracts international travelers and locals alike for its exclusive offerings and limited edition series of footwear, jewelry, perfumes, books and apparel. Its fashion department is renowned for personalized NIKEiD sports shoes. Situated in an old bank vault, it houses both an art gallery and a retail space that offers a delightful fusion of fashion and culture. It stocks labels such as Plethora Magazine, Iron Heart, Bleu de Paname, Garbstore, Andersons and Dagmar. Shop for Selvedge denims, shorts with quirky prints, athletic t-shirts, trendy tops, woven scarves, hats and gloves. It also sells old issues of niche magazines, backpacks, biking equipment, computer accessories and stationery.
Address: 3 Houtkopersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam, 1011 NK, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 419 2525
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 0.9 mi
shop / 0.9 mi


Climb up this historic church tower to take in views of the inner city, particularly Jordaan, Prinsengracht and the iconic Anne Frank House.
The Westerkerk's famous 85-meter (278-foot) tower was completed in 1683 and fitted with carillon bells manufactured by the renowned Francois Hemony. A source of inspiration for musicians through the centuries, the hand-rung bells can be heard pealing out to this day before every service. For Anne Frank, whose hidden annex is located just around the corner, the clock chimes were a beacon of hope and inspiration. The church is the site of several momentous occasions from Rembrandt's burial to the marriage of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. Climb up to the 40-meter (131-foot) high viewing platform for great photo opportunities and to take in a birds-eye perspective of Amsterdam.
Address: 281 Prinsengracht, Westerkerk, Amsterdam, 1016 GW, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 689 2565
Opening hours: Apr to Sep - Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Oct - Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi
see / 0.7 mi

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

Housed in a historic 19th-century building, this museum offers a unique space to immerse yourself in contemporary photography and art.
Discover avant-garde works by established artists and young talent at Foam. This dynamic art house on the canal is a renowned cultural institution that hosts four major expositions each year, as well as 16 smaller exhibitions on various themes. Discover the multiple facets of photography through interactive workshops, lectures and guided tours. Artists who have displayed their works here include Noémie Goudal, Nerhol, Pieter Hugo and Guy Tillim. The museum features a bookshop, cafe and a library. This is a must-visit for professionals, art enthusiasts and amateurs alike.
Address: 609 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, 1017 DS, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 551 6500
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Thursday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM,Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 1.2 mi
see / 1.2 mi

Teppan Yaki Hosokawa

See the chefs in action preparing authentic Japanese dishes at Teppan Yaki Hosokawa. Watching the preparation is half the experience!
Teppan-yaki is a culinary theatre performance showcased at your table. There are seven tables in this beautifully decorated restaurant on Max Euweplein, each seating a maximum of ten people. A private dining room is also available. Each table has a built-in grill where the chefs prepare a great variety of dishes, their hands moving like lightning before astonished guests. You can order á la carte or complete dinners. The menu is a boon for seafood lovers, but you'll also find beef, chicken, and vegetables featured. 
Address: 22 Max Euweplein, Amsterdam, 1017 MB, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 638 8086
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 1.4 mi
food / 1.4 mi

J.D. William's Whisky Bar

Choose from over 50 varieties of premium whiskey perfectly paired with Asian-style tapas at this trendy bar. Try their Silly Sally cocktail.
A true whiskey connoisseur's haven, J.D. William's Whisky Bar offers the ideal venue to linger over a snifter of fine single malt or craft cocktail in the company of fellow enthusiasts. The crimson-lit shelf behind the bar is their hallmark trait, displaying a globe-spanning collection of liquors. The contemporary chic décor is uncluttered, featuring marble-topped counter seating and sparse wooden tables. Each Glencairn crystal tumbler of whiskey is served with filtered water for the purest experience. You'll find an eclectic collection of labels from craft distilleries to renowned brands like Chichibu, Laphroaig, Jack Daniel's, Glenlivet, Black Dog, Knappogue Castle and Hazelburn here. Team up your drink with delightful bar eats like Korean-style rib-eye tacos or edamame falafel tacos. Opt for bourbon-glazed pork ribs and chicken karaage for something more substantial. Head over on a Tuesday for their weekly "Taco Tuesday" night.
Address: 5 Prinsenstraat, Amsterdam, 1015 DA, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 362 0663
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Friday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 03:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 0.4 mi
drink / 0.4 mi

SLA Westerstraat

This modern restaurant features a tea bar, organic salad bar and a seasonal menu that changes routinely. Try their Vegan Rainbow Bowl.
Steps from the Noordermarkt, this 20-seater eatery features country-meets-contemporary decor with light wood flooring, whitewashed walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Savor an array of green salads, home-made soups, desserts, fair trade coffee, smoothies and organic wines here. Opt for the organic chicken gado gado with pak choi, basmati rice, organic egg, green beans and pickled cucumber, or the smoked halibut salad with baby spinach and Asian ceviche - they are rumored to be excellent. Team up your meal with a robust Zweigelt, refreshing coconut water or an energizing power smoothie. Save room for sweets, the vegan sticky toffee pudding is quite a revelation.
Address: 34 Westerstraat, Amsterdam, 1015 MK, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 370 2733
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 0.6 mi
food / 0.6 mi


This warehouse turned cafe has a cheerful ambiance and great outdoor patio just a few minutes from the Royal Palace and Anne Frank's house.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, light wooden accents and colorful furnishings add a sense of spaciousness and casual charm to this cozy cafe. Their menu features classic European cuisine with a contemporary twist. Share a local cheese platter with walnut-fig bread or opt for the steak tartar with thick-cut fries and green salad for something more substantial. Pair up your plates with a selection of fine wine and Dutch beer; the Faunus del Montsant is a good choice. Head out to the terrace for a sunny brunch on a Sunday afternoon and soak in the vibrant atmosphere and picturesque canal views.  
Address: 210 Singel, Amsterdam, 1016 AB, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 622 5233
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM,Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 AM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 0.4 mi
food / 0.4 mi

Foodhallen Amsterdam

This historic tram shed turned market is choc-a-bloc with interesting local food stalls like Wild Moa Pies, Caulils Kaas and Pink Flamingo.
Modeled after international food halls and markets like London's Borough Market and New York's Chelsea Market, the Foodhallen brings together a diverse array of local and world cuisines under one roof. The vibrant market has high ceilings, exposed brick walls and plenty of communal-style seating within its industrial-chic interiors. Dine on everything from street food favorites like pizza, burgers and hot dogs to gourmet cheeses and wine. Food connoisseurs will love exploring the myriad restaurants, bars and eateries; it promises to be a memorable epicurean experience.
Address: 51 Bellamyplein, Amsterdam, 1053 AT, The Netherlands
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 AM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 1.6 mi
food / 1.6 mi

The Frozen Fountain

Lose yourself amongst the rare furnishings and accessories at this popular spot. It's perfect for finding fun and unique items.
Offered at The Frozen Fountain are rare findings to spruce up your living room. Among the unique home decor, fabric and furniture to choose from, are quirky kitsch and one-of-a-kind collectibles that make for great presents and hostess gifts. This one is truly a collector's hidden treasure.
Address: 645 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, 1016 HV, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 622 9375
Opening hours: Monday from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 1.1 mi
shop / 1.1 mi

De Appel Arts Centre

This modern art museum and exhibition space embodies the city's fast-paced energy with its innovative and experimental temporary exhibits.
One of Amsterdam's foremost institutions, the De Appel Arts Center is a vibrant hub of activity. The center hosts a number of contemporary art exhibitions through the year, showcasing both established and up-and-coming artists. Exhibits are not limited to any one medium but span everything from painting to sculpture and videos. Performances, lectures and temporary pieces are an integral part of the experience, creating an aura of innovation, learning and discovery for art enthusiasts and professionals alike. This museum is a must visit for all those interested in non-traditional art in all its forms.
Address: 142 Prins Hendrikkade, Amsterdam, 1011 AT, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 625 5651
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi
see / 0.7 mi

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Services & Amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC fragrance
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • RLife LIVE Fab Fridays
  • Pub Koepelcafe with Outdoor Terrace
  • 17th Century Church for Events & Meetings
  • Hotel-Owned Boat Dock
  • Parking Garage

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