Keizersgracht 384; dylanamsterdam.com
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON AMSTERDAM CENTRAAL STATION
Part of UK chain Mint (once City Inn) when it opened in May 2011, this newbuild next to the station swiftly became a Doubletree following the sale of Mint to Hilton Worldwide owner the Blackstone Group. The 553-room property looks onto the Oosterdok (eastern dock) and historic center in the front, and across the River IJ to Amsterdam Noord (North) to the back – its 11th-floor Skylounge offers great views, and its southern section and balcony can be booked for 150 people.
The first floor is dedicated to meetings and has seven rooms that divide into smaller spaces to make a total of 15. They have floor-to-ceiling windows and hold from ten and 216 guests, and the whole level can accommodate up to 750 people divided over different areas. For larger events, the hotel can partner with nearby venues such as the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ concert hall, NEMO science museum, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and former stock exchange Beurs van Berlage. The property has ample underground parking, a 150-seat restaurant, and its very own Starbucks.