The elegant hotel Estherea is situated in a row of 17th century townhouses on Amsterdam’s Singel canal. The city’s museums, shops and vibrant nightlife, including the Leidseplein, Anne Frank House and the Nine Streets neighbourhood, are all within walking distance.
This family-run boutique hotel opened 75 years ago and is lavishly designed with jewel colours and lush fabrics. A patio garden and the hotel’s library full of books, magazines and newspapers combine to create a sense of tranquillity right in the heart of this busy city. Mahogany panelling and decadent wallpapers give the hotel a luxurious yet cosy feel.
Hotel Estherea’s cocktail bar, Maria’s Bar, named after the hotel’s founder Maria Flieger-Gruyters, is a wonderful place for a drink after a day wandering Amsterdam’s streets, or before a night out. Open 24 hours a day, the two full-time bar tenders serve fine wines and delicious cocktails, which are accompanied by complimentary nuts and olives. There is also a food menu offering small plates and bar snacks.
Coffee, teas, hot chocolates and snacks are available for free to guests, while the breakfasts Breakfast features a choice of hot and cold dishes and traditional morning fare.
For guests who want to keep up an exercise routine during their visit, Estherea has a fully equipped gym. Otherwise, explore the city like a local, and take advantage of the hotel’s bicycle and scooter hire.
All the bedrooms at Estherea have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a safe, and interconnecting rooms are available on request for people travelling in groups. L’Occitane skin products are supplied in the bathrooms and iPads and DVD players can be loaned out on request. Rooms range from classic doubles with a courtyard view, to large family rooms and deluxe doubles with views of the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal and part of an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Babysitting services are available, giving parents the opportunity to explore Amsterdam’s famous nightlife. Tours of the city can also be arranged through the hotel’s reception.
Amsterdam is a vibrant city, rich with culture. The Anne Frank Museum is a short walk from Estherea while the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market, is a seven-minute walk up the banks of the canal. Estherea is about 30 minutes from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and a short walk from the Central Railway Station. There is also underground parking available for guests arriving by car.
Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.
This boutique retreat on the Singel, Amsterdam’s oldest canal, is set in a row of historic houses and has been run by the same family for 75 years, so you can be assured of their personal attention.