Apollofirst Boutique Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 822 reviews. 37 rooms.


The four-star Apollofirst Hotel is located in three grand town houses in the elegant Southern city district, nearby the Center of Amsterdam. Under the inspiring leadership of two generations, over time the hotel has fledged into a unique boutique hotel with 40 rooms, a beautiful bar/lounge, interior garden, theater and hall of mirrors.
The first town house was built between 1928 and 1932 as a private home in the Amsterdam School of Architecture style. It was bought by Lily Meyer, a Dutch film star from the silent film era. In the early years, many celebrities chose to stay at the Apollofirst, which was originally named the Apollo Hotel. Despite its relatively small dimensions, the hotel ranged among the more luxurious ones in Amsterdam.
Lily Meyer sold the name ‘Apollo Hotel’ and changed it into the ‘Apollofirst Hotel. After she died, the hotel was bought in 1978 from her heir by Louise Venmans. Two years later, the adjacent property was put up for sale, which was a splendid opportunity to enlarge the hotel. Over the years, the rooms and the hotel were enlarged, refurbished and stylishly decorated. In 1995, Louise’s son, Rick, took over management of the hotel.

This 4-star boutique hotel borders the cultural heart of Amsterdam and has a garden where you can enjoy the sun. Free WiFi is provided throughout the building. The Museumplein is a 10-minute walk away.

Apollofirst offers air conditioned rooms with a desk and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms have a bath. A hot and cold breakfast buffet is available in the morning in the breakfast room. There is a hotel library bar, a garden and a small theatre.

Apollofirst is located a 10-minute walk from Leidse Square with its many theatres and restaurants. The Apollolaan tram stop is a 3-minute walk away and offers direct access to Amsterdam Central Station, Station South, and the World Trade Centre with lines 24 and 5.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Apollofirst Boutique Hotel

  1. Minimarkt

    Nice food, plenty of toys for children to play while you browse the trendy store.

    183 m from hotel
    Beethovenstraat 5A

  2. Toomler | Comedytrain

    Come early and order food (not available every night) and stay longer to hang out with the comedians afterwards.

    216 m from hotel
    Breitnerstraat 2

  3. Le Pain Quotidien (Beethovenstraat)

    Breakfast - plain omelette - is served with piece of black and white bread and green salad. Quite tasty )

    258 m from hotel
    Beethovenstraat 56

  4. Gauchos

    Best BBQ ribs in Amsterdam. All you can eat.

    307 m from hotel
    Beethovenstraat 55

  5. Coffee Company

    Nice spot with a good vibe. The coffee is great.

    349 m from hotel
    Beethovenstraat 84

  6. Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest

    The Music and musicians

    487 m from hotel
    Jacob Obrechtstraat

  7. Het Concertgebouw

    Listen to the royal concertgebouw orchestra

    0.7 km from hotel
    Concertgebouwplein 2-6

  8. Le Fournil de Sébastien

    They have the most heavenly cakes (the spongy cannelés are a must-try) and their breads are some of the best you can get in Amsterdam.

    0.7 km from hotel
    Olympiaplein 119

  9. Museumplein

    This square is where you will experience wonderful works of art and remarkable events. Known as the Museum Square, this is home to the world-class museums such as Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

    0.9 km from hotel

  10. Van Gogh Museum

    Make sure to checkout their Friday night agenda. Many times they have free entrance with live music and other activities!

    1.0 km from hotel
    Museumplein 6

  11. Beatrixpark

    Best boot camp location!!!! Whoop!!!!

    1.0 km from hotel

  12. Vondelpark

    A relaxing nap on a sunny afternoon in Vondelpark is an absolute must on any visit to Amsterdam :) Grab a blanket and some snacks!

    1 km from hotel