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Nicolaas Witsen Hotel

#72 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4-8, 1017 ZH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #72 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the fact that all the staff helped us with everything we needed. Hotel is in centre of everything, we used trams to travel but we walked as well as nothing was that far from hotel. Loved it!!!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Spotlessly clean. Rooms small and basic however excellent value for money. Quiet location however walking distance to rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, stedelijk museum or catch tram if you don't want to walk. Recommend cafe kale to eat just a few minutes walk from hotel or take tram/walk to leidesplein for abundance of restaurants. would definitely... More 

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Narbonne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good, clean room, if small. Comfortable bed, warm, quiet, adequate bathroom, with all necessary toiletries and lovely hot water. The staff were all very friendly and helpful ; breakfast was 'copieux'. The hotel was only 20 minutes walk from the city centre, but of course there were trams and buses, if we had chosen to go that way.... More 

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been here years ago and remember it as a good small hotel. Something seems to have changed- it seems cramped and tired. very thin partitions between rooms. I could here every word of one end a phone conversation from the room next door. That shouldn't happen. overall impression is of a good hotel that went down market and... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

What a gem of a hotel. You are welcomed with a smile and offered helpful hints when you need them It is close to the city and close to the trams yet not noisy at all The rooms are comfortable and warm with nice and clean bathroom facilities Breakfast was one of the best we had on our trip with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in the Nicolaas Witsen a couple of times now, on a regular annual week trip to Amsterdam. The location works well for me, not just in terms of where I have to be during the day, but in being both quiet and within the old canals of Amsterdam. It is outside the manic centre, but close enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The proximity of the hotel to the centre of Amsterdam is perfect for us . This is our second stay here and again we found it to be a quiet neighbourhood . It is a pleasant walk to the centre of Amsterdam . The reception staff are very helpful and the rooms are very clean . Breakfast was excellent with... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A small hotel within walking distance of Ryksmuseum. The staff were very welcoming and the bedroom was very clean, quiet and warm and not as small as expected. The shower worked easily. Breakfast was continental and the croissants were fresh and delicious. It was just as well the lift worked as there was a steep spiral staircase to be tackled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A hotel in a great and quite location. The rooms are note very spacious but are very clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Free wifi. About 200m from the hotel there is a tram station that you can use to go easily to the central station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our base for a four night first stay in Amsterdam. Using Trip Advisor I had searched for a 3 star hotel (because of the high prices of hotels in Amsterdam) outside of the main centre but still within easy reach of all the sites and somewhere close to eat of an evening. Nicolaas Witsen met this criteria as Tram stops... More 

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