The Bulldog Boat Tour

The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam

The world’s first 5 star hostel. Wake up in one of the highest rated hostels in the world, located in the middle of one of the most visually stunning cities in the world! The Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam is loaded with that typical international and liberal atmosphere that makes Amsterdam so special … besides other things.

Why do we call our hostel a hotel you might ask, well, there is a story to that … Read More


On “The Bulldog™” Canal
Next to the Red Light District
In a unique canal house
Lounge Bar And Restaurant
Coffeeshop Next Door
Private & Dorm Rooms

Nothing is normal …
everything is comfortable!

The Bulldog Summer Boat Tour

The Bulldog boat is safely back in the harbour. You can expect to see The Bulldog Boat taking to the canals of historic Amsterdam again.

Check THE FLYER and/or ask at any of our locations for more info or mail

Great facilities

  • Internet station
  • Free Wifi
  • 24 hr reception
  • Roof terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Cool bar
  • Free herbal mix
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pool table
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lockers
  • Luggage room
  • Central laundry
  • Free walking tours

What they say!

A world famous hangout, frequented by stars. On the main RED LIGHT canal bank. Secure, comfortable & easy to locate .. enjoy your stay, the bar-lounge have some good food .. or pop to the coffee shop … be warned … gives appetite, laughing & a sense of extreme well being! Roof top & street terrace gardens for high & low days. All tastes catered to. Such a very mix of people stay here every time.

City SpyTripAdvisor

The Bulldog was a great hostel to stay at while in Amsterdam! Wonderful facilities, friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere. This was my very first hostel experience while traveling Europe, and I would definitely recommend it to other student travelers.

Sarah, USATripAdvisor

First time in Amsterdam and it won’t be my last and I’m sure I’ll stay here again. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were in perfect order and the food was excellent. The atmosphere there was nice and chilled too! Can’t wait to come back!

Danny MTripadvisor

This place is just great: friendly staff; ideally located; there are all of you need in the room; terrace on the roof (!); awesome for a hostel!

Olga -

Great place to stay . Very central location and superb staff especially reception department, very professional and friendly.

Anonymous, PolandHostelworld

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Further amenities & options to spend your time

The Bulldog Hotel Lounge Bar

for your loung‘n, chill’n, drink‘n & puff’n needs!

Our smoker friendly bar (no tobacco!) is always lively, always loud, always fun. Every Friday and Saturday you can enjoy live DJ’s bringing you the latest and greatest music and every night you can enjoy the laid back living room concept that makes The Bulldog Hotel Lounge Bar the place to be. You”ll meet travelers from around the world, maybe bump into a celebrity or two and definitely have some stories to tell!

the perfect place for

Group Reservation

The Bulldog Hotel is the perfect place to book as a group (9 or more indviduals). We can offer a combination of private rooms and dormitories to meet the needs of our guests. We have a fantastic ambiance for groups to enjoy the best that The Redlight District and Amsterdam have to offer. READ MORE

Since december 1975

Beware of the Bulldog!

From a underground smokers-den to a coffeeshop empire. The Bulldog’s success-story reads like an American dream and as such could have filled an episode of Oprah. The Bulldog No. 90 was the first coffeeshop in Amsterdam and laid the benchmark for the contemporary coffeeshop. What once began in a cellar, has grown into an ironclad trade-name with five locations and a hotel in Amsterdam, locations in Canada and a merchandising line.