150 Years of Elegance
Almost 150 years of age, our beautiful building stands along the banks of the River Amstel. The clear vision of its founder, Dr Sarphati was to create an icon, perfectly situated on the river, bringing elegance and greater prosperity to Amsterdam. It was the city's first Grand Hotel. Designed with the richness of the Golden Age and touches of modern innovation, the architect followed this dream, adding unique details to the façade and roof of the hotel.
After 150 years of elegance, the time has now come to restore and preserve these remarkable features for future generations. This important that the restoration of the roof and façade will ensure that visitors are able to continue enjoying the charm of this beautiful hotel, both outside and inside. During this time guests will be able to have an exclusive glimpse within our hotel with the help of Virtual Reality glasses. Experience the captivating view of Amsterdam from our roof, take a tour through the historical canals, step into the Presidential and Royal Suites of the Amstel Hotel and much more. Read more about the restoration.
We are proud that our guests are able to experience the rich history of the hotel, evident in so many different parts of the building. For 150 years InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam has been welcoming guests from all over the world and after all those wonderful experiences, we have many to tell. Interesting anecdotes are shared in our historical tours through the hotel. Visit our museum on the balustrade at which we showcase historical items of the hotel.