Book a European Escape Without Leaving Iowa

In the heart of downtown Pella, the Royal Amsterdam Hotel offers a deluxe Iowa staycation option. There are four suites for an ultimate getaway.

There’s still time to experience a slice of Europe this summer—without having to deal with the inconvenience and expense of air travel.


Located on the Molengracht in downtown Pella, the boutique Royal Amsterdam Hotel has just 38 rooms and puts you within a short walk of the Dutch town’s coffee shops, cafes, bakeries and shops. It overlooks the town’s canal, and the windmill is just a short walk away.


Park your ride under the hotel and experience the city on foot. The historic Pella Opera House is nearby. Upcoming shows include “The Little Mermen: Songs of Disney” on July 19 and the Malpass Brothers on Aug. 18. Find more details here.


Back at the hotel, enjoy dinner at Liberty Street Kitchen on-site, which serves lunch, dinner and drinks. On the lighter side, order Iowa corn chowder or a farro salad bowl with feta, baba ganoush and green goddess dressing. More substantial dinner options include pastas, seafood (salmon, scallops, yellowfin tuna), and duck breast or bison short ribs. For dessert, try a cobbler with seasonal flavors and vanilla gelato.


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