Surroundings

The Lancaster Hotel is located right in the centre of Amsterdam, in the beautiful Plantage area. Wait and see, you will be running out of time should you want to to discover all our special and personalised tips before you leave! Do you like quiet and green, Artis and the Hortus are around the corner; Dutch history can be found in the Resistance Museum and the Hollandsche Schouwburg. Architecture can be admired at the Entrepotdok or the new buildings of the University of Amsterdam.
And yes..., the rest of Amsterdam is also within walking distance.

Events (1)

15 MIN

IDFA

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) transforms Amsterdam's city centre into a paradise for documentary film fans. The films presented at IDFA all tell extraordinary stories about life – often revealing and moving, they can also be shocking or funny.

IDFA website

Food & drinks

10 MIN

Brouwerij het IJ

Brouwerij ’t IJ is an award-winning artisan brewery with a large open-air seating area, guided tours and tasting sessions. What could be better than tasting the finest beers right where they’re made?

Museums

10 MIN

Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch of the famous Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg with changing exhibitions. The building itself is worth exploring too: make sure you don’t miss the old kitchens in the basement!

5 MIN

Jewish Cultural Quarter

Some of the most impressive Jewish historical buildings in the centre of Amsterdam are situated in less than a single square kilometre. A brief walk through the old Jewish quarter will take you past the Jewish Historical Museum and its inspiring Children’s Museum, the imposing Portuguese Synagogue and the impressive Hollandsche Schouwburg monument.

Relaxation

5 MIN

Artis

Walk under the trees. Marvel at the animals and plants. Travel to the stars. Enjoy the heritage around you. Learn more about what you’ve seen. Just sit on the grass. Experience nature, right in the heart of the city.

7 MIN

Hortus Botanicus

An oasis of green in the heart of the city. This garden with over 8000 types of plants has welcomed visitors to explore its exceptional greenhouses and exotic flora for almost four centuries.