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“It's gezellig...and that's a good thing.” 4 of 5 stars
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NH Schiller
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rembrandtplein, 26, 1017CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Golden Tulip Schiller) (Binnenstad)   |  
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“It's gezellig...and that's a good thing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

To get to the heart of it, I'd say that the Schiller strikes a lovely balance between old world charm and new school conveniences. If you like some character in a hotel but also want the perks that accompany a remodeled room, this could be the place for you.
The 1910 building has lots of endearing details like the stained glass window in the stairwell, the pillars supporting the arched ceiling in the lobby, and the beautiful but slightly slick marble staircase. The elevator is small compared American counterparts but large enough for a couple of people and their luggage.
We were given a room on the first floor that had a balcony overlooking Rembrandtsplein. There is an unfortunately huge and bright neon billboard on the other side of the plaza but the heavy red curtains in our room blocked out the glow at night. There was some noise from the nightclub nearby, but it didn't keep us up at night and we chalked it up to the price of a cental location. Two large glass doors lead out to the balcony, which had a table and two chairs. The room was adaquately sized...no room for cartwheels but the two of us could move around without feeling too cramped. There was a desk, two nightstands with lamps, two chairs, and an end table. The bed had a large painting for the headboard which spiced up the room a bit. The armoire was small but efficient with lots of deep shelves, space to hang coats and a safe for valuables. There was a small electric kettle for heating up water for tea or instant coffee. The bathroom was larger than expected (as we have found many European bathrooms to be roughly the size of a hall closet!). The bathtub was 3/4 the size of a typical one. The showerhead and water supply was fantstic. Endless steaming hot water and very high pressure. There was a pedestal sink and nice long ledge to put toiletries on.
The location was fantastic. Super easy to get to from the train station; trolly 4 or 9 will stop right across the plaza from the hotel. We got to museumplein and Dam Square easily using the trolleys and never had to transfer. There were lots of good restaurant choices on Utrechtsestraat, a street that lead off the plaza on the right as you exit the hotel. Cute little plaza, decorated with Christmas lights during our December stay and complete with Rembrandt statue and waffle stand.
We didn't eat at the restaurant since it was a bit pricy and did not need internet service so I can't comment on these aspects. I reserved our room late and got a good price; I would probably be less enthusiastic at the regular plrice but it would still be a decent hotel choice given it's location and charm. We had a very nice two night stay at the Schiller and would probably stay there again if we return to Amsterdam.
Oh, and gezellig is Dutch for "creating an atmosphere that allows good times to happen".

  • Liked — Lots of character and a great location.
  • Disliked — Noise from the neighboring nightclub and the glow of the neon billboard across the way.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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nottingham
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

We (me my wife) stayed in this hotel from Xmas eve for 4 nights and it served us perfectly. The advice given on this site by other reviewers regarding requesting a room at the back of the hotel, was spot on. We got such a room (309) which did look out over the back and it was lovely and peaceful. The front of the hotel looks out over Rembrandt Sq, which would have been very noisy at xmas time and does have loads of flashing lights. Our room was excellent for the two of us, being recently redecorated, with a comfy king sized bed and with good bathroom. The hotel staff were all very helpful (even though they were working over xmas holiday!) and the breakfast was very nice too. The Breakfast room/ bar/restaurant is a fine sight, with lots of lovely old panelling. All told, the pictures on the hotel web site really do it justice. Best thing of course, was the excellent location of the hotel. It was was in easy walking distance of all the main attractions. I would also recommend Amsterdam as an excellent Xmas destination, as all the museums, bars & restaurants (but not the shops) are open all xmas eve/day/boxing day. Walking around the deserted canals, on a bright sunny xams day was a true joy. The exchange rate made eating and drinking a bit steep but that's not Amsterdam's fault.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

I stayed at NH Schiller for 3 nights. It has an excellent location - no question about it!

Downsides are:

1. Internet is for a charge. I think it was about 20 euros per day. I find this unacceptable. Most countries in the world have free internet in hotel rooms. Charging for internet is opportunistic!

2. The hotel website was deceptive. Reading the hotel website you would think internet is free. But, it was not!

3. The hotel room was small. It was chilly. I used to turn on the heat and the maids would come in and turn it down.

4. If you do not plan to go out at night, do not stay there. You wouldn't be able to sleep from the noise coming from bars at the Rembrandtplein on a Friday and a Saturday...

Overall, it was a good experience. Paying for internet although the hotel website implied that it was free just drives me mad!

  • Liked — Location close to bars
  • Disliked — Internet for a charge
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

Stayted at this hotel room for 3 nights. The hotel is located in the famous Rembrandt Square. This hotel is a very chic French like hotel and is sorrunded by bars and night clubs along with shopping.

The arrival was very easy and inexpensive. Just take the #4 or #9 trolly from the central station and your there within 10 minutes. The trolly drops you off right in front of the hotel.

The front staff were very friendly. Initially they gave me a room on the first floor with a very bad view and smoke smell. Upon request, they changed the room for me with no hassle.

the fron staff are friendly I had no complaints. The only issue that DID NOT bother me was the fact that you can hear all the party goers at night. But again, I was not bothered with that.

Overall, I would for sure stay at this hotel again.

  • Liked — Location and view from the room
  • Disliked — A bit noisy at night but no big deal
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wasilla Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

The hotel room was very nice except if we took a HOT shower the fire alarm would go off in the room above so they would run down and have us turn off the shower. OH, but the jack hammer.... We were on the 2nd floor back of hotel and the neighboring property was remodeling so every morning at 9 a.m the jack hammering would begin.... Needless to say it was not a very good stay but don't know how the hotel could have prevented the jack hammering since it was not under their control. Good location easy to get on and off tram. Indonesian restaurant down street in yellow building is AWESOME!

Stayed November 2007
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Luxembourg
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

We stayed in the hotel from 30.06. to 04.07.08 in a Junior suite. The suite itself was spacious and its comfort adequate, but I was shocked to the see how dirty it was. We were on the first floor, facing the backyard, as this was supposed to be calm, but as our suite was directly above the kitchen there was a nice background noise from its air conditioning, but fortunately it was shut down before midnight. Our room did not have one, so I am grateful it was not too hot. There was also a house on the other side of the backyard that was being renovated, and the work (compressors, etc) started at 8:00am. Of course the hotel was not responsible for that inconvenience, but neither was there a small basket of fruit or anything else as an apology for being awakened so early during your holiday.
It is true that the location is excellent, if you arrive by train the Tram No 4 or 9 will drop you on the Rembrandtplein, directly in front of the Hotel, and around are plenty of restaurants. I can only recommend Memories of India which serves the best Indian food that it was my pleasure to eat.
Reception was cool, if you asked you got your information, but nothing else. As for breakfast I can but strongly recommend not to take it in the hotel as it is much too expensive for what they are offering. The buffet has all essentials, hot meat, cold fruit, yogurts, cereals, etc, but no luxury items like cold salm or exotic fruits. Personally I am a fan of french breakfast and their croissants and the bread are not exactly the same as their french cousins. Also for coffee, tea or hot chocolates you have to serve yourselves from a sophisticated machine, but as it happened twice in the 5 mornings that we were there, they forgot either to stock up the milk powder or the coffee. I also managed during those five mornings to eat their entire stock of those cute little Nutella pads. As I took only 3 each morning I have no great estimation for their stocking ability, nor do I think much of their surveillance of the buffet.
So my résumé, not enough value for your money.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Dirtiness
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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milan
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

this Hotel was not our first choice...
We booked on the website at NH Caransa which is just at the opposite side of the square but they switched us to the Schiller.
We have been very lucky.. We have been upgraded and we stayed in a renewed room at the third floor quiet large and with all the confort you need.
The location of the hotel is almost perfect (city center), but if you are looking for a quiet place it's better to choose a different place (Rembrandtplain is full of restaurants, bars and there is an intense night life).
The staff has been very kind and our 3 nights has been fantastic.
Enjoy Amsterdam

  • Liked — The location is perfect
  • Disliked — the breakfast.. too expensive
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Rembrandtplein, 26, 1017CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Golden Tulip Schiller)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad , Rembrandtplein
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#80 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Schiller 4*
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