The Hilton may cater to business travelers, but it’s one of our picks because it is within walking distance of several museums and the Vondelpark. It’s located about 15-20 minutes from the city center, but a tram stops a 5-minute walk away from the building. This is also the place where John Lennon held his bed-in for peace with Yoko Ono back in 1969. That suite (then it was room 902; now it’s room 702) is still available for guests as the Honeymoon Suite, but requires a special reservation through the hotel. Peak-season prices for a deluxe standard room run from €199-600 ($256-773) per night. Internet access at the Hilton is a totally insane €27 ($35) per day, so be prepared to be disconnected for a couple of days. There’s also a restaurant, a bar and a club lounge. We especially like the Half Moon Lounge for its attractive nautical design by Ralph Lauren.