Pestana Amsterdam Riverside Hotel
A classical landmark turned haven of minimalist chic, this beautiful five-star hotel is housed in a pair of 19th-century Neo-Renaissance-style buildings and two modern annexes on the banks of the Amstel River. It offers tranquility and a prime location within the hip and colorful De Pijp neighborhood, with modern, elegant guestrooms and a stunning lobby with soaring ceilings and arches. Treat yourself to a meal on the patio garden at Arc. from celebrated Chef Peter Lute — his inventive cuisine has made the Pestana Amsterdam Riverside a dining destination.
- 154 sleek, modern guestrooms and suites offer a calm ambiance with shades of white and grey, and some have wood beam accents; 26 studios offer a kitchenette
- Swim laps in the heated indoor pool, work out at the gym, and rejuvenate in the sauna
- Host a memorable event in the Town Hall Ballroom or in one of seven meeting rooms
- The hotel’s historic building is considered a National Monument
- Stay in a prime location — the eclectic choice of ethnic restaurants and vibrant nightlife make the De Pijp neighborhood a local hot spot
- Rent a bicycle and pedal through Amsterdam’s bustling streets, and then explore the city’s museums and cultural institutions
Awake each day in Amsterdam from your chic guestroom, suite, or studio, and then explore your stunning surroundings. Locals, tourists and young professionals alike love the animated area for the diversity of cafes and bars, multitude of trendy restaurants, and easy access to Albert Cuyp Market.
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The 154 guestrooms and suites at Pestana Amsterdam Riverside are sleek and modern; some are housed in classical buildings that are now historic landmarks (a former Town Hall and an archive building). Each come with king-size beds, a minibar stocked with drinks and snacks, and coffee and tea-making machines. Chic minimalist décor with neutral colors, velour fabrics, and clean lines create a soothing ambiance; some of the guestrooms in the historic buildings retain their original features such as exposed wood beams. For more privacy, book one of the 26 apartments, which are equipped with a kitchenette for preparing quick meals and snacks.
Services here are friendly and efficient, requiring only a quick telephone call to arrange laundry, a wakeup call, or order room service, which is available at any hour of the day. The concierge is ready to offer you expert guidance in exploring Amsterdam.
In the De Pijp neighborhood, you are based in one of Amsterdam’s most diverse culinary scenes, with everything from Turkish, Japanese, and Surinamese to Spanish and Moroccan cuisine — all within walking distance. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Arc. — a chic eatery offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner — is helmed by celebrated chef Peter Lute.
Arc. – Renowned chef Peter Lute has partnered with interior designer Studio Linse to create an appropriately sophisticated and striking restaurant design that mimics the vibe of the hip De Pijp neighborhood. You can expect romantic courtyard dining, an inviting atmosphere, and a high standard of gourmet cuisine.
Recommended nearby dining includes:
Barça – Sample prawns with garlic, chorizo, and deep-fried calamari at this Spanish tapas place with a shady terrace and a mosaic-tiled bar.
Bazar – Frequent this restaurant to experience the colors and the flavors of North African and Middle Eastern cuisine in an atmospheric setting adorned with lanterns and murals.
Taart van mijn Tante – Literally translated as “the cake of my aunt,” this Dutch bakery sells an assortment of homemade cakes and pies — some with whimsical names. Try the Monkey Business, a banana cake with pecans, rum syrup, and mascarpone.
Relax and revitalize at Pestana Amsterdam Riverside’s Spa and Wellness Center, featuring a well-equipped gym, a large indoor swimming pool, sauna, and an abundance of massage and beauty treatment choices. Read a newspaper in the bar, and then swing by the front desk to rent a bike and ask the concierge for advice for a day of sightseeing.
Out in Amsterdam, get a feel for local life at the Albert Cuyp Market — the largest day market in Europe — browse the stalls for food, flowers, souvenirs, and clothing. Grab a coffee and a sweet stroopwafel (a thin caramel-filled waffle) snack, and then walk along the canal toward the Heineken Experience, where you can take a self-guided tour of the history behind the world-known beer. Later, take your pick of the city’s museums and galleries, from the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, to the carefully preserved Anne Frank’s House. Finish the day with a visit to the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall), where you’ll sure to be inspired by the music and unparalleled acoustics.
Pestana Amsterdam Riverside Hotel
A stay at Pestana puts you in the heart of Amsterdam’s Latin Quarter, otherwise known as De Pijp, a residential neighborhood with ethnic restaurants, trendy cafes, and vibrant nightlife. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Amstel River, within a 25-minute walk from the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Royal Concertgebouw. The Vondelpark, the largest urban park in Amsterdam, is about 2 mi / 3.3 km away.
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is 9 mi / 14.5 km away.
Amsterdam Centraal Station is 4.9 mi / 8 km away, and you can travel there via the Wibautstraat metro station in 20 minutes.