Amsterdam Sights

Hilton Amsterdam *****

where John Lennon and Yoko Ono had their bed-in

Big, informal, with very good service and all you need to enjoy your days in Amsterdam. The five-star Hilton opened in 1962, as the first international Hilton Hotel in Europe.

Hilton Amsterdam Hotel with its own marina at the Noorder Amstelkanaal

Although being part of a large chain of hotels, Hilton Amsterdam has no worldwide standard furnishing. All rooms have been completely restyled and refurnished in 2009. The interior of the rooms is no longer minimalistic and no-nonsense, but has now a warm and luxurious appearance.

The John and Yoko suite

Famous for John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 bed-in. After being married in Gibraltar in March 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent their honeymoon in the presidential suite (room 902). They received correspondents of the international press in bed, where they stayed for the full six days. It was their "bed-in" action for peace. Later John Lennon described these days in a song "The Ballad of John and Yoko" where he mentions Amsterdam Hilton by name and uses the following words: "the news people said: -Hey, what you doin' in bed? I said:- We're only tryin' to get us some peace!".

Hilton Hotel Amsterdam The John and Yoko suite

The John and Yoko suite is still in use and can be rented. It is very popular among newly married and couples in love.

Good and quiet location

Its architecture is a bit dull. Inside, the Amsterdam Hilton is a comfortable and quiet place to stay. It is located in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, at the elegant Apollolaan Avenue, about 20 minutes walking from the most important museums and a bit away from the busy centre of Amsterdam. Close to the Beethovenstraat, one of the most exclusive Amsterdam shopping streets.

Hilton Hotel Amsterdam
Hilton Hotel Amsterdam
Hilton Hotel Amsterdam
Hilton Hotel Amsterdam

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Hilton Amsterdam

Apollolaan 138
Amsterdam (Oud-Zuid)
+31 20 7106000

271 rooms and suites

Price: €167-254
deluxe room with garden/river/city view, incl. 5% city tax

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Hotel Chain: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Restaurants and bars inside the hotel

Roberto's authentic Italian cuisine, modern-classic interior, named after Hilton's general manager.
Half Moon Lounge   nautical-style Amsterdam bar, based on designs by Ralph Lauren. Nice view of the marina from the garden terrace.
Issimo   fashionable Amsterdam espresso bar for breakfast and lunch.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's bed-in
John Lennon and Yoko Ono in bed in the Hilton Hotel (1969)   watch the video


nearby Attractions

Concertgebouw   concert hall
PC Hooftstraat   elegant shopping street
Rijksmuseum   national museum for art and history
Stedelijk Museum   modern and contemporary art
Van Gogh Museum   world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh
Vondelpark   the city's largest park, with cafés, ponds and English gardens

nearby Lunch places

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