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Hotel JL No76
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jan Luijkenstraat 76, 1071 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #41 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Manila
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30 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was our 2nd hotel of choice after finding out that the hotel we first wanted was fully booked. Am I glad that the first hotel was booked and ended up in Hotel JL No. 76. We were, in my opinion, in the best part of our town. Located in Jan Luikenstraat, it was a few meters away from some of Amsterdam's best museums and shopping: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, P.C. Hoofstraat (for some very good shopping) and most importantly the tram stop. Liedseplein is also probably about 500 meters away. Unless you walked towards the museum area (Rijksmusem, Van Gogh and IAMSTERDAM sign) or Liedseplein, there were hardly any tourists in the street where Hotel JL No. 76 was located. This definitely added to the charm of our stay.

Hotel JL is not your typical full service hotel. The bar is a self-service, honesty bar with a good selection of beverages. I didn't have the opportunity to take my breakfast but looking at what they offered one morning I looked at the buffet, it seemed like your typical European breakfast. It's a well designed hotel. Lobby looked very nice and even more important were the rooms, which were designed very well too. I was hoping not to be located in the basement of the hotel after reading reviews from other TripAdvisor contributors of how disappointed they were. To my surprise, it wasn't as bad. It felt like a regular room, with a small window for sunlight and of course no view. Important to note however that the sink (at least for Room 84) was in the bedroom and the toilet and shower were located inside the bathroom. In other words, if you wanted to brush your teeth, you'd have to do it in the bedroom where the sink was located. Don't worry too much about it though, it wasn't as weird after all.

Staff were all friendly, helpful and accommodating as well. They were all up to par with any 5 star hotel staff in my opinion.

I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again for my next trip to Amsterdam, given the opportunity.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear SXMX,

Thank you for your great review on tripadvisor! We are pleased to hear that you judged everything of our hotel with such good scores. It is good to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere and location of our hotel that much. Everybody in our team is motivated to deliver the best possible service and quality and the staff is absolutely our greatest asset. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and we hope that we may welcome you again in our hotel when you visit Amsterdam next time.

Warm regards, Eline Postma - Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Hotel JL is a nice, boutique hotel. Like many other boutique hotels I've found on TripAdvisor and stayed at, the building that houses this hotel was not built to be a hotel, but someone's very large home. Personally, I find that charming but I can see how some others may prefer larger rooms and in a 'proper' hotel building. Our room faced the street and we were lucky to get a room that wasn't near the staircase or the lift. After a trip to Dublin for a friend's wedding, we decided to stop by Amsterdam to check out a few museums. We stayed at JL for two, wonderful nights and am happy with it's location in the Musuemplein as we wanted to stay away from the Red-Light district and the tourist traps.

Although we were not able to rent the bicycles that JL provides, a bit of swift planning ahead will ensure there's one reserved for you the next day. The front desk ranged from being excellent one day to slightly abrasive/impatient the next (different staff). Not sure if we just caught the clerk on a bad day or what, but one bad encounter didn't sour the rest of our trip. We had a great time! Although the rooms were small, we found that it had everything we needed to rest and recharge. Will most likely return on our next trip to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Rooms that are away from the lift and staircase offer more peace and quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DominicP722, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear NHYL,

Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay in our hotel. I am proud to learn you enjoyed the location and the warm boutique atmosphere of our hotel.

It surprises me that you experienced some of our staff to be impatient, since they are always most appreciated by our guests. I will make sure your comments are shared throughout the hotel in order to improve this for a future stay!

We look forward to welcome you back in the hotel on your next trip.

Kind regards,
Eline Postma - Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very comfortable clean bedroom with spacious bathroom, hairdryer etc.
Nice quiet locality near museums with tram stop into town nearby.
Staff helpful.Will be returning to Amsterdam later this year and will definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DominicP722, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your positive review. It pleases us that you appreciate our rooms and bathroom so much, since we have chosen to offer the highest quality. All members of our team are motivated to deliver the highest possible service to our guests and I will make sure to share your positive feedback with them. Thank you for your feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you again soon in Hotel JL no 76.

Kind regards,
Eline Postma - Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Someone lived at 76 Jan Luijkenstraat once upon a time. Someone wealthy, I would assume. And then that one went away and many years later a great big house got turned into a nifty boutique hotel; and what a hotel.

JL No. 76 is not a fancy hotel in the traditional sense of the word. There is no doorman, there is no fancy lobby. If that's what you're looking for, you need to look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a great location, and a excellent, well-designed, and handsomely appointed place to base yourself while in Amsterdam, you need to give this joint a look.

The rooms are very well set up, but not well, roomy. You wouldn't expect roomy in central Amsterdam. That said, they have everything and they even throw in a nice Nespresso machine and all the coffee capsules you can consume.

They also include very good WiFi, a great big plus. The beds are comfy, the desk is functional, the service is friendly and unstuffy, and the location (2 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum) cannot be beat.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicP722, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Benja764,

Thank you for your great review on this website. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! The location is indeed perfect for visiting Amsterdam and the museums. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our rooms with Nespresso machines & wifi that much. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and we hope that we may welcome you again in our hotel when you visit Amsterdam next time.

Warm regards, Team Hotel JL no 76
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We found Hotel JL no76 in a fluk. Frankly, we made plans late in the season and many hotels were already booked. It was meant to be. JL No76 was delightful. The location was perfect, in an upscale residential neighborhood, right next to Vondelpark and the museums. Also, situated adjacent to 3 local schools that provided the delight of beautiful school children and their yuppy parents riding them to school on their bicycles. Often 3 children at a time along with the family dog. A site to be seen! Hotel JL No76 is beautifully decorated and has friendly employees. The room was gorgeous. Also the location was central, and perfectly distanced from tourist craziness. We walked everywhere. Loved Amsterdam!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicP722, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Dear lwsimon,

Thank you very much for your nice words and thank you very much for choosing Hotel Hotel JL No 76! It is really good to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam and that we were able to be a part of this! Also nice to hear you experienced ´the Dutch bicycle culture´ so close to our hotel:)

We look forward to welcome you back in the hotel on your next trip.
Best regards,
Eline Postma - Hotel Manager
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and found everyone was really friendly. Perfectly located for culture and 20 walk for more city centre delights. They found out it was my birthday and gave me a card and a bottle of wine. Nice touch. Good clean rooms, comfy beds and highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicP722, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and the time you took to share your thoughts with fellow travelers. I am proud to learn that you really enjoyed you stay with us and highly recommend our staff member’s friendliness. It is good to hear you appreciated the little birthday gift.

Should travels bring you to Amsterdam once more in the future, we look forward to welcome you back in our hotel.

Best regards,
Eline Postma – Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had an excellent experience with Hotel JL no 76. As we arrived early, we were offered a room at their sister hotel, Hotel Vondel. This would have been an upgrade from a standard to executive room, but after seeing the room at Hotel Vondel we felt that JL had more character (though Vondel seemed lovely too!)
On our first night we were upgraded to an executive family room, which was lovely. On our second night we were upgraded to an executive deluxe room on the top floor - this was superb. We had wonderful views across the city and a huge bed. The jacuzzi bath and bathside tv were an added bonus!
Great location, close to Vondelpark and the museums. Also very easy to get to from the airport by bus- it only took us 40 minutes.
It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and I can't wait to return. My only slight quibble would be the bedding and towels - I think something of better quality would go a long way.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicP722, Hotel Manager at Hotel JL No76, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words and thank you very much for choosing Hotel JL No 76 as your preferred place to stay for this visit! I am proud to learn you enjoyed your stay in the museum quarter of Amsterdam and that we were able to be a part of this. It is also very nice to hear that you appreciated the upgrade to the room with jacuzzi & tv in the bathroom. Regarding the towels: we are changing all our bathtowels this week for new & better ones, just to let you know we are busy with this! I will make sure your comments are shared throughout the hotel; since it serves as a great motivational tool for all of us!

We look forward to welcome you back in the hotel on your next trip.
Best regards,
Eline Postma – Hotel Manager
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Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 76, 1071 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel JL No76 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel JL No76 is located in two 18th-century mansions in the heart of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the museum & fashion district. Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Concert Hall and its two sister hotels, Hotel Vondel and Hotel Roemer are a stone's throw away. Hotel JL No76 has 39 luxurious rooms, a lounge, honesty bar, restaurant and a private inner garden. The honesty bar allows guests to make or serve a drink or bite at any convenient time. The hotel is decorated in boutique style with the use of high quality materials and has a large collection of art on display. Barbara Broekman, a well-known Dutch artist, has designed a special range of wallpaper for each of the 39 rooms. This wallpaper is based on details enlargement of originally embroidered artworks. The rooms are decorated in 5 ambiances and are equipped with modern facilities like free use of iPad, wireless internet, iPod dock station, Nespresso coffee machine, Flat Screen TV, DVD player and DVD library. All executive rooms have a Jacuzzi with built-in TVs. The comfortable COCO-MAT beds in all rooms ensure a relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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