All you need to know about Amsterdam

Information about Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the lively Dutch capital, is known for its scenic canals, historic architecture, and thriving cultural scene. With world-class museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, charming cafes, and picturesque streets lined with bicycles, Amsterdam offers a delightful experience for visitors seeking a perfect blend of art, history, and modern flair.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Amsterdam with SilverDoor?

Not only is SilverDoor Apartments a leading corporate serviced apartment agent, it is also a thoroughly recommended brand boasting hundreds of 5 star reviews. With excellent knowledge of the locales where our corporate serviced apartments are based worldwide, we can advise you on every element of your stay. Want to know the best places or restaurants to visit in Amsterdam? Contact us, or simply visit our extensive blog collection of city guides and articles.

SilverDoor Amsterdam serviced apartments offer an endless number of benefits. Not only do we have a collection of aparthotels spanning Amsterdam’s districts – making our serviced apartments much more convenient than hotels – we also go the extra mile to ensure your requirements are taken care of by providing:

·         A service catered to you. We assign our clients with a specialist who will follow a booking from enquiry to completion and beyond. We believe in making strong relationships and our team is always eager to assist you however possible so you are confident that your accommodation is taken care of.

·         An inside knowledge. As well as maintaining robust relationships with our clients, we have excellent relationships with all of our partners. Subsequently, we know our properties inside and out. We can advise you on the exact specifications on offer at all of our serviced apartments and can guide you to your perfect booking.

·         An unequalled portfolio. At SilverDoor Apartments we are always expanding our selection of high end corporate serviced apartments in Amsterdam and throughout the world, meaning you have a greater range of quality accommodation to consider – no matter where your business trip takes you. 

When you are ready to book your serviced apartment, Amsterdam with SilverDoor Apartments, call a member of our friendly team to receive immediate assistance and advice. Alternatively, you can of course browse our extensive collection of aparthotels directly through our website. 

View from bridge over canal in Amsterdam

How To Choose A Serviced Apartment in Amsterdam

With a wide variety of Amsterdam serviced apartments in our portfolio, our clients have plenty to choose from. Here are some features to consider when booking an Amsterdam furnished apartment with us. 


SilverDoor has business accommodation located throughout Amsterdam – from Jordaan and Sloterdijk to Amstelveen and any other part of town – so guests can stay wherever suits.


From on-site gyms and pools to workspaces and meeting rooms, SilverDoor have over 100 different criteria to filter your property search by – so you can find the best Amsterdam serviced apartment for your needs.

Duration of stay

SilverDoor can book both long and short-stay serviced apartments in Amsterdam, depending on your requirements. Whether you require a flexible cancellation policy or would like an extension on your stay, our reliable team are happy to help when they can.

Things to know before going to Amsterdam

Between appointments and meetings, you will likely have time to fill in this cosmopolitan and contemporary city when not enjoying your serviced apartment, Amsterdam. Below we have listed some key information which will help inform you of how best to use your time in Amsterdam.

Transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is an impressive gateway to the Netherlands, and hints at the city’s modern and technologically sophisticated culture. Once in the city, there are plenty of transportation options available, including metros, trams and trains. To take advantage of all the public transport system, Amsterdam offers the I amsterdam City Card which makes movement throughout the city straightforward and convenient.

For a more relaxed way to travel, consider the various water taxis which ferry visitors throughout Amsterdam’s canal system every day. Alternatively, the city has a variety of trusted road taxis you can employ for quick journeys between appointments.

Going out in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s international reputation extends to its wide range of multinational cuisines at top-rate restaurants throughout the city. From trendy ‘snack’ venues and pancake houses to Michelin standard dining experiences, Amsterdam is far from short of eateries. Similarly, the city boasts an impressive array of bars and cafes, including ‘brown cafes’ – a traditional class of bar cemented in local Dutch culture.

Weather in Amsterdam

With a mild climate typical to Northern Europe, Amsterdam has relatively predictable weather. As such, Amsterdam summers are generally warm to hot whereas the winters tend to be contrastingly cold, with wind, rain and snow featuring regularly. Rain is a staple of the Netherlands (as with much of Europe), so always be prepared for a sudden downfall.

Read our Amsterdam city guide for a rundown of the top things to do and see in the city. 

Facts about Amsterdam

Amsterdam is regarded as a city reflecting modern values and a contemporary approach to inclusivity. As such the city is especially welcoming and friendly, and an atmosphere of safety and ease can be felt throughout its many streets. In fact, the city is home to 168 different nationalities. Amidst this modernity, not far from any of our serviced apartments in Amsterdam you can find interesting historical landmarks from eras of development. 

History of Amsterdam

Beginning as a humble fishing village in the 12th century, Amsterdam has developed into one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Particularly impressive is the city’s development, having been built upon piles – huge stakes driven into the earth. Over 6,000 of these stilts hold up Central Station. As you might expect for a city built on water, Amsterdam has more than ten kilometres of canals running through it, which are still lined with the historic houses once owned by rich 17th century merchants.

Going green

Amsterdam is one of the 'greenest' and eco frinedly cities in Europe. The city of Amsterdam has long been synonymous with bicycles – just one way in which its inhabitants demonstrate a care for the environment. It is estimated there are 847,000 bicycles being used in the city, with many people finding the ‘bike friendly’ road and pavement network an efficient alternative to motor vehicle transportation.

Famous characters of Amsterdam

The Netherlands is famous for particular individuals who have left an impact on global culture. Notably, Amsterdam is home to the Van Gogh Museum, and the city houses 207 paintings by the Dutch painter. These art works attract a large number of visitors who travel especially to see the Van Gogh collection. Drawing just as large an audience is the Anne Frank House which resides in the centre of the city. Complete with a museum and offering the opportunity to explore the annex where Anne wrote her diary, the house is a European site of historical significance.

Business in Amsterdam

Considered a key city in the European market, Amsterdam continues to thrive economically. A stable tourism trade and attractive work-life balance means more businesses are drawn to the city, both to establish offices and to make contacts with industry leaders. Amsterdam is also home to many business conferences and events which attract business interest from industries across the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What dining options and business amenities are available in Amsterdam?

    Amsterdam provides a wide range of dining options suitable for business meetings and events. You can find everything from high-end gastronomic experiences to relaxed, informal bistros. For business amenities, Amsterdam is home to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, co-working spaces, and conference centres, all equipped with the latest technology to ensure your business dealings run smoothly. For more informational on where to eat in Amsterdam, click the link to read our detailed guide on the top restaurants in Amsterdam for a successful business lunch.

  • Are there serviced apartments in Amsterdam with pet-friendly options for business travellers?

    At SilverDoor Apartments, we provide a variety of pet-friendly accommodation in Amsterdam that cater to business travellers that wish to travel with their pets. Our selection of pet-friendly serviced apartments in Amsterdam are set up to host you and your pets with everything you need during your stay. For specific recommendations, our blog post on The 5 Best Pet-Friendly Apartments in Amsterdam provides a detailed overview of the top options.

  • Do any serviced apartments in Amsterdam have a pool?

    Yes, several serviced apartments in Amsterdam do come with a pool facility. At SilverDoor, we understand that fitness and relaxation are important to many that travel on business, so we’re happy to have a variety of serviced apartments that come with access to a swimming pool. You can easily find these apartments by applying the 'swimming pool' filter on our website, or by clicking through to the following link to see our full list of serviced apartments in Amsterdam with a pool.

  • Where to stay in Amsterdam for business?

    For business stays in Amsterdam, we highly recommend the diverse range of serviced apartments available at SilverDoor Apartments. These apartments are purpose-built for business travellers, featuring all the amenities needed for a comfortable and productive stay. They are located in key areas across the city, offering easy access to business centres and transport links. For a more comprehensive guide, you can refer to our blog post on the best Amsterdam city centre apartments for business travellers.

  • Are there serviced apartments located near Amsterdam City Centre?

    Yes, we have a wide range of serviced apartments located near Amsterdam City Centre which cater to the needs of business travellers. These apartments offer convenient locations, superior amenities, and the comfort of a home-like environment after a long day of work. You can find more detailed information on this in our blog post about the best Amsterdam City Centre apartments. One option to consider is the Htel Amstelveen, offering luxury amenities and a prime location. 

  • Do any serviced apartments in Amsterdam have a gym?

    Yes, many of our serviced apartments in Amsterdam feature fully equipped gyms or fitness centres for the convenience of our guests. We understand the importance of maintaining your fitness regime, even while travelling on business. Click the link to browse our selection of serviced apartments with fitness centres in Amsterdam. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of working out right where you're staying!

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