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“Great stay, no A/C, close to transportation” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Piet Hein
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vossiusstraat 52 - 53, 1071 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #155 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Toronto, Canada
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“Great stay, no A/C, close to transportation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

First, how to get there by public transit: train from AMS airport to Centraal Station (<20 min, EUR5.00), then tram #2 from Centraal to Van Baerlestraat stop (<10 min, EUR7.50 for 24h unlimited travel on buses and trains), then walk 2 short blocks. Alternatively, there is an express bus #197 to/from airport (reportedly 30 min, EUR5.00) which stops near the hotel, operated by a different company from the trams, but we didn't use it.

It's approx 40 min scenic walk between Centraal and hotel.

Reception was very friendly, allowed us to check in early at 11am since there was a room available. They also held our luggage for us after check out so we could roam for the whole day.

Small, nice, boutique hotel located on a quiet residential street. I believe it to be an old apartment building which has been converted into a hotel. No A/C and little air circulation made it hard to sleep during the warm summer night. My 4th floor room was facing the park and there was minimal street noise on a Thursday night, even with the windows open. We could, however, hear the slamming doors of the rooms next to us very clearly - rooms are clustered together in a way doors are literally a foot apart from each other.

Room was decorated nicely, small wall mounted flat screen TV, very little space to maneuvre as the room was oddly shaped. Bathroom had a small combined shower/toilet area separated only by a flimsy curtain. Small rooms are characteristic of Europe, so not surprised there.

Great location for museums and close to public transit to get back to the more central area for dining and shopping. There's a nice area nearby as well with lots of restaurants.

Overlooks a beautiful park where you can have a picnic or sit by the pond and read a book or feed the ducks.

There's a great bakery open until 6pm around the corner called Simon Meijssen where you can get breakfast, snack or light lunch.

Overall it was a good choice for location and wanting a smaller boutique feel.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a very cute and stylish Boutique hotel, in a very posh and quiet area by Volderpark and the museum district. The hotel is small but has a very fashionable, with a cosy reception area with modernistic and comfortable bar area. It is built in a typical holland building what makes your stay meo real.
The stayed in for 5 days in a business trip, and the staff made me always feel very nice and welcoming, specially at the breakfast restaurant, where the ladies were always asking me how I was.
The room I stayed in was small and the bathroom also, but was stylish and cosy with a very nice view for a back terrace. Breakfast was basic, but nice.
This hotel is not right at the centre of Amsterdam, but is in a walking distance of about 20mins through very nice areas full of restaurants.

I highly recommend either for a business trip or for a romantic trip.

Room Tip: Can't really help. I stayed in a very cute room but was very small. I would recommend to check w...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vevey, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good middle class Hotel, situated near the 3 major museums and close to one of the canals where the tours stop. Just in front of the Hotel is a beautiful park.

The room was small but clean and decorated with taste. The bathroom was really tiny tiny but that was fine to have a bath or shower.

No soap as amenities but only a liquid soap available. No semple of shampoo neither. As the price was not small, I was surprised not to have even a little soap.

The breakfast was outstanding, with fresh food and eggs could be ordered. Too bad the weather did not allow to take it outside in the lovely courtyard.

The room we had overlooked the courtyard, therefore quiet. The only noise was lousy football supporter talking outside during the Mundial ;-) but this should only happen every 4 years....

A warm welcome at the reception, good informations and will power to help with directions.

About 10 stairs to climb for the entrance of the Hotel, could be a hassle when the suitcase is heavy !

A good overall impression with very friendly staff.

Room Tip: Would definitely choose a courtyard room as the other rooms overlooking the park might have some tra...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Although not able to get a room with a nice view (we got a room in a low level floor). The lady that welcomed us seemed to be not very happy when we asked for help with the luggage (I believe this is American service, maybe europeans are more like "do it ob your own". We were told to request another room the day after but ended up staying with the first option. Elevator is not really an elevator, is an elevator for disabled. The day after the lady was very caring and helped us with tips to go to the airport. Rooms are tiny, we were at a triple room aand barely had apacw for the bags.
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new england south
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spent four days here before a cruise. Great Boutique Hotel. Clean and convenient. The breakfasts are wonderful.A short walk to the area where the canal boats go out and to the stores. Around the corner from a wonderful fish restaurant. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The hotel is in an amazing location. Good rooms nice staff. My only problem, the breakfast was Disgusting! and not much variety. I am planning to book again with Piet Hein but i will not be paying for the breakfast AGAIN.

Room Tip: Go for the double room if there is two of you. not the economy double
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

No issue in checking in and staff were extremely pleasant for the duration of the stay.
Rooms however were quite small and struggled to accommodate 2 suitcases with not much room to move about the room. The tv was situated on a soft chair and phone on the floor and bathroom hardware tired. Small things I know but it is a hotel after all.
Bed was comfortable and rooms clean. Location spot on.

Stayed July 2014
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Address: Vossiusstraat 52 - 53, 1071 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #155 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Piet Hein 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Piet Hein is a contemporary boutique hotel, located directly at the Vondelpark, in the heart of the museum and fashion district. Quiet yet only a stone's throw away from Amsterdam's vibrant nightlife and culinary delights. We are looking forward to share our home away from home experience with you. ... more   less 
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