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“Great location for business and seeing the town” 4 of 5 stars
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NH Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prins Hendrikkade, 59-72, 1012AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Barbizon Palace) (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #136 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Great location for business and seeing the town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights in august on a business trip (Tuesday to Friday morning). The location is perfect, very close to the train station and the office I was working at but also at night you could work anyway and experience some of Amsterdam and it's culture.

The hotel was clean, staff were friendly, the rooms are a little dated but ideal for just sleeping in. I was on ground floor at the back which looks over a cannal and some bars therefore not the quietest of hotels.

What you have to remember though is most of Amsterdam will be noisy it's a very busy tourist destination. I would like to return back for a city break and would definitly look into coming back as I know the location is perfect.

I didn't eat at the hotel as there is so many places to eat in the area so I went out for dinner eat night.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have never been to Amsterdam before, the location of this hotel was great, with many shopping opportunities and restaurants in the immediate area. Our first impression was not great (coming from outstanding hotels in two previous cities), but the hotel grew on us. We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

In the city center,
WIFI is very very poor despite lots of advertizement -> very low bit rate, bad coverage, many codes to enter per device. if you don't want to use internet, this is your hotel.
Horrible champoo and soap quality. Also Soap and Champoo smell were quite bad. only 1 soap and very very small. bring your own..
very used Equipment including beds..
Seems that last time they refurbished was in 1960..


  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Fantastic location, beautiful lobby & surroundings. The staff were very helpful.
Very good sized room & super comfy bed. I think the bathrooms need some upgrading but on the whole would advise anyone to stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The NH Barbizon Palace is smack opposite the Central Station. The building looks good from the inside. Went on a work trip with colleagues in August. It was the peak tourist season. Landed on a Sunday (Work starts Monday). We timed it so that we land up at the check-in time of 2:00 p.m.
(lucky with a flight from Abu Dhabi).However we had to WAIT till 5 p.m. for getting a room as the hotel has a late checkout policy on Sundays!. Great , 5 p.m. check-ins? Unheard off and this is with prior booking and intimation of arrival times!
The room I was in was in two levels (I guess many of the rooms are:). The bath room is soon as you enter and then you got to go down a flight of stairs to the sleeping area. Very uncomfortable trotting up and down stairs every day and we stayed five days. And the rooms are small.

Had room at the back. The canal is at the back/side whatever and there are pubs and restaurants. It got very nosy at night on the first day with music blaring away very loudly.

Average rooms

In all the days I was there they did not clean the hotel fully, sometimes not emptying the bin, tea cups not cleaned etc. The bed was made however.

This is definitely not five star, all added restaurants /facilities do not make a five star if the room is not comfortable !

The breakfast was good and the restaurant nice.

Hotel staff pleasant.

Location is central and good for getting around.

Not worth the rating . Room not comfy.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The main advantage of this hotel is its location opposite to central station and near dam sequare and city center. Area is too noisy day and night, hotel furniture old and aged, room service very basic and very limited choices. Receiption staff is very helpful and rooms are clean despite being old. Farily good size of the room compared to hotels generally in Amsterdam. Free wifi but slow.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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699 helpful votes 699 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hotel is quite worn inside the rooms. Not sure why this qualifies as five star. The furnishings were a bit old. The t.v. isn't even a flat screen, and it's only about a 14" screen. Getting in and out of the bathtub/shower is really dangerous, as it's very high, designed for people well over six feet tall, and it's curved, so you can't even stand straight up in it.

I had one of the very few rooms with a nice view of the train station, but must views look pretty bad. Location is very central to train station, red light district, lots of restaurants nearby. Reasonably quiet.

Staff were all very frirendly. There is free wifi in the lobby. It is priced a lot lower than other so called five star hotels, but it's not five star at all. My room was quite spacious but I doubt I would stay there again until they modernize the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Prins Hendrikkade, 59-72, 1012AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Barbizon Palace)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#72 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#102 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — NH Amsterdam Barbizon Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 274
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star NH Amsterdam Barbizon Palace is conveniently located in the heart of old Amsterdam and easily accessible to famous attractions, both on foot or via public transportation. ... more   less 
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