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Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333; 31 (010) 020 678 7111; www.okura.nl

Nestled in the heart of De Pijp, the five-star Okura is not only a world-class hotel with incredible service, it's also a fine-dining destination. Discreet, subtle and classy, the Japanese-owned property's four onsite eateries include two authentic Japanese restaurants, one with a Michelin star. There's also an elegant bar on the 23rd floor and a fabulous health club with indoor pool. Rates from $360.

Hotel V

Weteringschans 136; 31 (010) 020 662 3233; www.hotelv.nl

Cheap(er) chic for a young, design-conscious international crowd is the name of the game at Hotel V frederiksplein. Open since 2008, the hotel features free Wi-Fi, a "funky" lounge and friendly local staff. Book the bike package for a rate that includes bicycle rental. Rates from $150.

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