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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel

Nestle in the street-side Koepelcafe to enjoy two of Amsterdam’s greatest pleasures – a good drink and people watching.

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 Central Station as well as some of the city’s best attractions. You can stroll, or like a native, 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. The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel does not only offer a great place to stay, but also an unique place to meet. The hotel offers a total of 16 meeting rooms with more than 1500 square meters. Meetings and events of up to 650 attendees take place in the unique 17th century domed monument, the Koepelkerk. 

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC fragrance
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Pub Koepelcafe with Outdoor Terrace
  • 17th Century Church for Events & Meetings
  • Hotel-Owned Boat Dock
  • Parking Garage
  • Evenings at Renaissance
  • SCOSSA restaurant with Italian kitchen
Full hotel details

Our spin on a concierge, Renaissance Hotels Navigators are local experts who have been hand-picked to help you find what the guidebooks can't tell you.

Lourens Speksnijder's top finds

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
phone:+31(0)20 551 6500

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:Prinsenstraat 5, Amsterdam, 1015 DA
phone:+31(0)20 362 0663


Looking for the perfect gift? At &Klevering you will always find something unique.
&Klevering has a great collection of gifts that are appropriate for everyone. Here you can pick up home decor, gifts for kids, or even something for yourself. You name it and they will have it.
Address:Haarlemmerstraat 8, Amsterdam, 1013ER
phone:+020 4222708

Black and Blue

Boasting a very relaxed atmosphere, this is not your typical steak restaurant.
At Black and Blue they prepare their organic steaks on their own specially developed Josper charcoal grill. Black and Blue is one of those places were you quickly feel at home whenever you dine here.
Address:Leliegracht 46, Amsterdam, 1015 DH
phone:+ 31 (0)20 6250807

Het Stadspaleis

Started out as a police station.
Back in 1896, this building started out as a very small police station. Now a tiny family runs a business here that prides itself on hospitality and cuisine made from organic products, including fresh burgers made with organic meat.
Address:289 Nieuwezijdse Voorburgwal, Amsterdam
phone:+31 20 625 6542


The menu at this small local breakfast and lunch hotspot will surprise you.
Vinnies uses only organic food from local sources. Everything from their salads to their bread is made with the best ingredients. The menu includes gluten-free dishes and a selection of vegan meals.
Address:Nieuwezijds Kolk 33 HS, Amsterdam
phone:+31(0)20 233 28 99

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
phone:+31 (0)20 625 5651

Van Stapele Koekmakerij

When you walk into this tiny cookie shop you have the feeling of going back in time.
For months this shop has been looking to create the perfect recipe, constantly trying different types of chocolate, sugar and other special additives. Then finally, after numerous attempts, they knew that they found the most delicious chocolate cookie in the world!
Address:4 Heisteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 WC
phone:+31 654241497


Louis is a great example of a relaxed and cozy café.
Louis has a great location in the heart of Amsterdam. During the summer the terras in front of the door provide a great view over the singel canal. But what makes Louis especially great is the atmosphere, fun staff, and of course the delicious food.
Address:43 Singel, Amsterdam, 1012VC
phone:+31(0)20 7526328

De Westertoren

A spectacular view awaits you when you climb this tower.
Built in 1638, this famous tower is the highest church tower in Amsterdam. With the great views and the carillon that is played by hand several times per day, de Westertoren is more than worth a visit.
Address:Prinsengracht 281, Amsterdam, 1016 GW
phone:+31(0)20 6892565

Lt. Cornelis

Check out this Dutch restaurant with an atmosphere consisting of past and modern styles.
Lt. Cornelis is a new hotspot for Dutch food. The menu is a modern take on Dutch cuisine. The restaurant is attractively decorated, where they have combined the past with the present successfully.
Address:13 Voetboogsteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 XK
phone:+31(20) 2614863

Het Papeneiland

One of the oldest ''brown pubs'' of Amsterdam.
Café Papeneiland has a long history that dates back to 1642. In it's cellar you find the end of an escape tunnel that's comes from the other side of the canal where there used to be a hidden Roman Catholic Church.
Address:2 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
phone:+31(0)20 6241989

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
phone:+31(0)20 421 3893

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
phone:+31(0)20 419 2525

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
phone:+31(0)20 370 2733

Tales & Spirits

Located in a very small alley, Tales & Spirits is a real hidden gem.
It's not only the great cocktails but it's the whole package, ambience, food, and a fun crowd, that makes Tails & Spirits a place where you can easily linger for hours.
Address:5 Lijnbaansteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 TE
phone:+31 6 55 35 64 67
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Upcoming events

Earth Hour @ Scossa

Earth Hour @ Scossa

Join us in our Scossa Restaurant for this special occasion! To step up against climate change and global warming we turn off the lights and...

Join us in our Scossa Restaurant for this special occasion! To step up against climate change and global warming we turn off the lights and serve a delicious sustainable 3-course menu.

March 25th, 2017 20:30-21:30 HRS

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Address: Kattengat 1, Amsterdam, 1012 SZ, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 621 2223