One of Amsterdam’s oldest and finest 5-star hotels, NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen was recently renovated in 2015. During the past three centuries, Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the Beatles have taken rooms here. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is close to Dam Square, the Anne Frank House, canal boats, the Heineken Brewery and the Van Gogh Museum. It is also only a short walk to the shopping district, bars and restaurants. The 85 refurbished rooms are designed in classical tones with red and gold accents. They let in natural light through large windows and many look out over the Amstel river. For guests’ comfort, there are premium mattresses, pillow menus, rain-effect showers and Nespresso machines in each room. Fresh breakfast is served daily, featuring a large spread that includes local specialty dishes, gluten-free options and dishes made-to-order. For a true gastronomical experience head to Restaurant Swych. This fine-dining gem is led by Chef Rudolf Brand. With the menu revolving around the freshest herbs and vegetables and as a side dish, order some meat or fish. If you prefer to stay in, you may also use the 24-hour room service. The hotel has a gym, free Wi-Fi and beautiful summer terrace.