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Amsterdam City Centre Hotel near Central Station

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam is located in the heart of the city centre near bustling shopping and business districts and opposite Central Station, Amsterdam's main train station. Our Amsterdam city centre hotel provides easy access to some of the top attractions in the city, including the Anne Frankhuis, the Heineken Experience, Leidseplein and the Van Gogh Museum. The famous Red Light District is only a two-minute walk away. Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam is also just 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Our Amsterdam city centre hotel is convenient to the following attractions:

  • Amsterdams Historisch Museum (1.0 km)
    Take an interesting look into Amsterdam's past at this museum.
    Phone: 31 20 523 1822
  • Anne Frankhuis (1.2 km)
    Visit the home where Anne and her family hid during the German Occupation. Note: A limited number of people are admitted each 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the wait is outside in the chilly weather. We recommend purchasing your ticket online; then arrive on time and use the special entrance for advance ticket holders. More information and also booking are here.

         Phone: 31 20 556 7105

  • Eastern Docklands (2.0 km)
    This newly revived area features some of the most interesting architecture in the city.
  • Heineken Experience (2.5 km)Heineken Experience
    This unique, informative attraction gives visitors a glimpse into the history and bottling process of one of the world's top breweries.
    Phone: 31 20 523 9435
  • Hermitage (1.6 km)
    An outpost of the renowned State Hermitage Museum in Russia, this museum displays an impressive collection of rotating exhibits.
    Phone: 31 20 530 7488
  • Museum of Bags and Purses (1.6 km)
    Anyone interested in handbags should stop by this museum, home to more 2,500 pieces dating from the 16th century to the present.
    Phone: 31 20 524 6452
  • Rijksmuseum (2.6 km)
    The National (Rijks) Museum, displaying works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyck, Rubens and a host of other masters, this museum is a must-see.
    Phone: 31 20 674 7000
  • Tuschinski (1.5 km)
    A true architectural achievement, this theater is worth a visit even if you don't plan on seeing a movie.
    Phone: 0900 1458
  • Van Gogh Museum (2.9 km)
    This museum displays a number of works by one of the world's most renowned artists.
    Phone: 31 20 570 5200
  • Vondelpark (2.8 km)
    This large public park hosts a variety of programs and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day.

About Amsterdam

Cycling in AmsterdamA European capital renowned for its indulgent atmosphere, Amsterdam is more than just a playground of sensual pleasures. Home of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, classic architecture, and, of course, the canals, this "Venice of the North" augments its famed 17th century glory with a thriving, cosmopolitan presence in the 21st century. Nestled in the heart of Western Europe's financial powers, the Dutch capital has parlayed its geographic location, well-educated population, high quality of life, and tolerant attitude into an appealing package that hosts European offices of over 1400 foreign corporations. The cultural mecca is also home to one of Europe's largest airports, seaports and stock exchanges. These days, nearly 50% of Amsterdam's population is of non-Dutch origin, and almost everyone speaks English. The city's transportation system is as impressive as its business statistics, and Amsterdam is a dream to navigate. Compact and safe (unless you're a pedestrian on the bike paths), the city is accessible to locals and visitors alike, who traverse the city via a superb tram system or by cycling down the many bike lanes. Amsterdam, although wet at times, boasts a pleasant climate overall and encourages cyclists and pedestrians. Plus, canals keep automobile traffic to a minimum. Reminders of Amsterdam's rich cultural heritage can be found everywhere. The historic city center contains over 6000 historic, protected buildings, many of them narrow, ornate mansions along the canals. As expected, the city offers a wealth of excellent museums. When the work day's over, Amsterdam's citizens spend their euros leisurely and late in the city's many restaurants, cafés and bars. Terrific cuisine from every culture imaginable satisfies hungry appetites, and nightclubs cater to a gamut of preferences. The city, a must for any serious traveler, is a mix of old and new, traditional and modern, athletic and apathetic, serious and bizarre - much like the citizens and visitors who inhabit and frequent it.

Did you know?

The past is alive and well in Amsterdam - or so its museums would indicate. Said to have more museums per capita than any other city in Europe, Amsterdam takes great pride in its educational institutions. Art, history, religion, and even cats are subject matter for those who visit Amsterdam to learn and to observe.