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“Good hotel for tourists visiting Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nicolaas Witsen Hotel

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Nicolaas Witsen Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4-8, 1017 ZH Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #61 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Good hotel for tourists visiting Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed in the hotel for two nights with 5 people. Used the hotel as basis for discovering Amsterdam. It is at walking distance from Hermitage, Rijskmusea, Anne Frank house (2,5km), boat trips. You can purchase your tickets for most musea at the reception desk, which allows you to jump the queues. Staff very friendly. Only minor point is that when the hotel is fully booked and you like croissants, better go for breakfast before 9:30. We've chosen the hotel for the location, for the bed&breakfast and we have been very pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NicolaasWitsen, Owner at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear belgium9745,

Thank you very much for your friendly words. About the location, I agree: It is one of the best locations to explore Amsterdam, because we are in the middle of most attractions / sightseeings.

about the fresh baked croissants which were finished after 9:30 am: It is a new product and it took some time to find out how many were needed every morning. I can promise you that next time the croissants were also available at 10:30 am.

I hope we can welcome you again, during your next visit to Amsterdam.


Best Regards,

Alex Roozendaal
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Just stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it suited our needs perfectly. Rooms are nice and clean, beds are very comfortable and the bathroom had lovely shower and even provided toiletries, Breakfast was plentiful continental style and service good ( the chinese waiter was so nice nothing was too much trouble for him Hotel is well situated and near tram stops but in a nice quiet area too. I enjoyed my stay and would definatley return again.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NicolaasWitsen, Owner at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Diane,

Thank you for your review. It makes me happy to read your review. All rooms and bathrooms are renovated recently. I will say Brian (the Chinese waiter) hello from you.

Looking forward to welcome you again in our hotel.

Beste regards,

Alex Roozendaal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The rooms are small and beds narrow as they often are in Europe. Our room (36) was extra clean, very very quiet with a large window overlooking trees and a garden. The breakfast was excellent -- not just the cereal thing but meat, cheese, breads, vegetables, etc. Good restaurants nearby and not touristic. Nice find.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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NicolaasWitsen, Owner at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Stone2,

Thank you very much for your nice review. About the size of the rooms. I know the size of city-hotels are most of the time smaller than hotels elsewhere. Reason is that the ground / buildings in Amsterdam are more expensive per square meter. The sizes of all our rooms meet the Dutch standards of the 3-star rating. I am happy you did enjoy our breakfast so much. We have expanded and improved the breakfast half a year ago.

I hope we will see you back in the near future.

Best regards,

Alex Roozendaal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Hotel Nicolass Witsen is located in a really nice part of Amsterdam and is a good base to enjoy the city. We stayed for 6 days and while we were happy enough with the hotel it was a little let down by the room. We stayed in room number 2 (a family room for 3) which is located at the back of the hotel which turned out to be a bit gloomy and felt 'damp'. There is very little natural daylight in the room (the windows are blocked by a neighbour's fence) and it isn't well ventilated. We suspect that room number 3 will be similar as it is also set in the back of the hotel and is also blocked in by tall buildings to the rear.

On the plus side, the staff at the hotel were very helpful and the rest of the public areas were fine, it is well kept and the housekeeping service was friendly and effecient. Breakfast was OK, nothing fancy (basic continental style) but you could help yourself to as much as you wanted and it was available till 10.30am which is great for hoilday timetables.

The location of the hotel is one of the big pluses, it is really near to lots of good attractions and also to Cafes and Restaurants. Beware though, Amsterdam is an expensive place to visit.

Overall Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is reasonable value for money and certainly when you take into acount its location it is worth thinking about as a base, check out your room location however, and if we went back we wouldn't stay in room 2.

Room Tip: Look for a room on the upper floors, don't choose room 2 or 3 unless you are happy in a shady ro...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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NicolaasWitsen, Owner at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear NeebsPerthshire,

Thank you for your review.

The fence is new and we are talking about a sollution about this with the neighbours. This will be solved very soon. The window of room 3 faces our own garden, so there is no fence in front of the window of this room.

Thank you for your nice compliments about the staff and the location.

Hope to see you soon again in our hotel if you mentioned your prefferation for a room upstairs, we will take care of that.

Best regards,

Alex Roozendaal
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Santa Clara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

It was a very pleasant stay. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean. Breakfast are tasty. neighborhood are OK and quiet. Over all this hotel is very good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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NicolaasWitsen, Owner at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear GLYSantaClara,

Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear you did enjoy your stay. Hope to see you again in the near future,

Best regards,

Alex Roozendaal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

we stayed 6 nights in may, 2012, at the nicolaas witsen hotel in amsterdam. we really liked it. the staff were all so friendly & helpful, offering great suggestions; nice neighborhood that's close to everything, however, not in the middle of the crazy tourist area; nice breakfast; & a lift/elevator, & full bathroom in the room (these are not always easy to find). it was expensive for us, however, everything in amsterdam is, & a room really needs to be booked in advance. we are seniors & had a great time at the hotel, riding the trams with a pass, walking to great restaurants on utrechtsestraat, etc., enjoying the many parks & fountains, walking the canals, going to open air markets, the museums, etc., all closeby. thank you alex!

Room Tip: we liked our 3rd floor room overlooking the street, with large window that opens.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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NicolaasWitsen, Owner at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear m s,

Thank you for your nice review. It was very special to have you as our guests in the hotel. And yes, I agree... The location of our hotel is one of the best!

Hope to have you back in our hotel soon.

Best regards,

Alex Roozendaal
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Address: Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4-8, 1017 ZH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#75 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#76 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#87 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nicolaas Witsen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is a recently renovated hotel in a quiet street in the city centre of Amsterdam. Most of Amsterdam attractions/ sightseeings are within walking distance from our hotel. All rooms and public area's have free WiFi.We are ready to welcome you and promise you a wonderfull stay! ... more   less 
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