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“Small room, but great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam

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WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 50, 1012 SC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Tulip Inn) (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #80 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Small room, but great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The worst thing about this hotel is the small room size. The double bed butts up against the wall on the long side, and only has 15 cm clearance from another wall on the short side. My wife didn't like this, I didn't mind (and slept on the wall side). In contrast, the bathroom was bigger than in a number of other hotels we used. However, you're in the city, so should only be in the room to sleep and shower! If you plan on spending a lot of time in the room, you might want to find (and pay for) somewhere bigger.

The hotel is within a few minutes walk of Amsterdam's Central train station. Buses, ferries, canal cruises, trams, and trains all come through here. Although the official red light district is a little further away, there are working windows in the streets and alleys around the hotel.

You are also close to a large number of Amsterdam's famous coffee shops, where a variety of intoxicants illegal in many countries can legally be bought and consumed. These shops are found throughout the tourist areas. Alcohol is also popular, but I didn't see the drunken violence I saw in other cities.

We didn't eat at the hotel. We found lots of small supermarkets selling souvenirs and food stuffs at reasonable prices, so we used them to buy breakfast and regular coffee, and there is a huge range of restaurants to try for dinner.

Without exception, the reception staff were very helpful and pleasant. I would happily stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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erikjanbausch, General Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Tony F,

Thank you very much for your extensive review on Tripadvisor. I am glad your have experienced Amsterdam this good that you are coming back to us. I will share your positive comments of our staff with my team.

Please do not hesitate to contact me in case you wuld like to come again.


Kind regards,

Erik-Jan Bausch
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The staff are very friendly and helpful, the room was very nice for this rate and it was clean. Plus the hotel is near the trainstation and in the centrum (dom, Shopping ect.)

The only negativ thing is the breakfast is a little bit expensive.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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erikjanbausch, General Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Sape94,

Thank you for your review! I am happy to read you have enjoyed your stay. Next time I will give you some insight local knowlegde so you will enjoy your stay even better with us.


Kind regards,

Erik-Jan Bausch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Perfect central location, professional staff who were extremely helpful. A great plus is the 24 hour reception and the security is second to none.

The room was small, but very well appointed and free wifi.

The breakfasts were fantastic and generous with attentive waiter service if required as the buffet was brilliant.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming into Amsterdam via the train as it's within waling distance, so very convenient indeed.

Room Tip: Ask for as big a room as possible because they are a bit cramped, and not near the lift shaft.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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erikjanbausch, General Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Elizabeth R,

I have shared your positive feedback with my team last week and am delighted you will recommend this hotel to everyone.

Please inform us when you are visiting us again.

Kind regards,

Erik-Jan Bausch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited for a long weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. The location, just a five minute walk from Central station and within close proximity of many of the city's attractions, is excellent. Located next to the Jordaan district and close to the beautiful Nine Streets area, it's a great base for exploring. It means to one side you have the Jordaan and canal ring, while to the other you have a short walk to Dam Square and the Red Light District.

The hotel is relatively simple in style but is modern and immaculately clean and well looked after. Rooms are small, but if here for a relatively short time it shouldn't be a problem. Bathrooms are well appointed.

Breakfast has a reasonable selection of continental choices and a couple of hot options, and is a perfectly good way to serve the day. Coffee and fresh orange juices are good. You can get cheaper out and about, but the convenience factor is obviously a bonus.

Staff are friendly and happy to help wherever they can. Overall a good mid-range choice for Amsterdam central.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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erikjanbausch, General Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Dicky M,

What a delight to read your extensive review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for your positive comments regarding our breakfast and the rooms.

When you are coming to Amsterdam again, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Kind regards,

Erik-Jan Bausch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel on July 2, 2014. We had a great visit. The staff was extremely helpful. We are from the United States and were timid because we do not talk Dutch. The staff all talked English and helped us maneuver around during our visit. The room was clean and comfortable. We liked it so much that we made another reservation for Sept. 23, 2014. The best review is when you return to the hotel. We can't wait to visit again. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LotteDijkmans, Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Denisemsmith,

It is a great honor to read you will be coming back to visit us! Is there anything we can assist you in prior to your arrival? Help you reserve certain museums, taxi pickup or anything else? Please let me know at lotte.dijkmansvangunst@westcordhotels,nl, we would be delighted to exceed your expectations again.

Looking forward to welcoming you!!

Warm regards,

Lotte Dijkmans van Gunst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

7 minute walk from the station, very friendly and welcoming staff, plenty of info and a lock up if your early. Location was absolutely ideal, breakfast a bit pricey but there are plenty of cafés within 30 seconds walk. Any other hotel in the are was at least 20€ more a night. Room was small but what more do you need than a bed and enough room to get dressed. More than adequate. Shower room was niche but when in amsterdam hey. Loved the hotel and would happily stay again, loved the dam even more, if your thinking about, stop and get booked ;0)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LotteDijkmans, Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear Craig M,

You could not have made us any more proud! 5 stars and recommendations about everything!

Thank you. We are looking forward to welcoming you again, planning to visit Amsterdam again? Let me know, I will personally make sure your stay is perfect again.

Warm regards,

Lotte Dijkmans van Gunst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Have rated this 5/5, not because it is a 5star hotel, it isn't, but, for the rating, this hotel is truly excellent, with fantastic staff. We could not have asked for more.

Firstly, this hotel is excellently located, close to many of the attractions Amsterdam has to offer. The rooms, though not grand, were clean and well appointed. We were extremely pleased. The staff were helpful and friendly and with a smile.

I would like to extend my gratitude to Lotte, due to her help in the days leading up to the trip, who ensured we had everything we needed. This for me is what true hospitality is. 'No' is never a word that should cross the lips of anyone in this industry and some, like Lotte, know their business! Truly Wonderful. Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LotteDijkmans, Manager at WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear Yianni1066,

Thank you for this amazing review! It has been my pleasure serving you and we can't wait to do it again. Next time you visit, drop me a line and we will help you out with your pre-arrival queries as well.

Warmest regards,

Lotte Dijkmans van Gunst
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Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 50, 1012 SC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Tulip Inn)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#76 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#79 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam is a lively three-star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Dam Square, Kalverstraat and Haarlemmerdijk are all three minutes away. The hotel has 106 comfortable bedrooms. There is free internet throughout the hotel, and a computer with internet access is available. The hotel has a warm lobby, where you can drink a cup of coffee. In the morning you can enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet in breakfast restaurant Piazza D’Oro.If you’re coming to Amsterdam by car, you can park just outside the door in garage ‘De Kolk’. Trams stop just in front of the hotel, the ideal way to see Amsterdam conveniently. Bicycles. Amsterdam Central Station is five minutes’ walk away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tulip Inn Amsterdam
Ramada Hotel Amsterdam

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