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“A Good Place to Savor Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   's Gravelandseveer 4, 1011 KM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Philippines
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“A Good Place to Savor Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

The supplies we brought from home for our trip are just about done. It's time to pack up, go home and hug family that has been greatly missed. But not before savoring Amsterdam...home of stroopwafles, aged Gouda cheese and the summer sale of Kalverstraat. And the best place to do it is from Amsterdam House Hotel. It is a small, quiet hotel by a lovely canal. Centrally located but without the usual hustle and din one expects from a central location. The owners are very helpful, friendly and gracious. There are a few tables set outside where guests can serenely watch the world and fellow tourists go by while sipping espressos.

Breakfast on the first morning is free. But because their breakfasts are substantial, one does not mind paying for them on subsequent days. Moreover, one can choose to take breakfast up to 12 noon. Kalverstraat is just a 5-7 minute walk, so is Waterlooplein, on the opposite direction, the tram stations are 'a hop and a skip' away. There are cobbled alleys to explore and out-of-the-way restaurants and pretty shops to pleasantly discover in the area.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights with a group of friends last weekend and couldn't have been more pleased with the hotel. It's location is great very easily accessible by tram fron central station and within walking distance of all the sights and nightlife. Clean room overlooking the canal but still nice and quiet at night, no street noise. If I return to amsterdam I will absolutely return to this hotel. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and served delicious coffee's every morning.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We just stayed at the Eureka Hotel for 4 nights. This was our first visit to Amsterdam and we found this hotel perfectly located. We took the subway from Central Station, got off at Waterlooplein and walked 4 blocks to get to the hotel. The hotel is in a quiet zone and Amsterdam’s main sights are easy to reach within 20 minutes walk. Rembrandtplein is just 3 block away and is full of restaurants, bars, and clubs.

The hotel is old, but charming, I had read about the tiny rooms, so we just unpacked some clothes since Amsterdam was our last leg of our trip (visited Croatia before). The room was perfectly lit and very quiet, I indeed had a good sleep, the bed was very comfortable. The TV was small, but I just turned it on just 15 minutes to watch the news. The room has a coffee maker and coffee, teas and sugar. We were offered the free breakfast and liked it. They had cold cuts, cereal, fruits, great coffee, pastries, and you could make your own eggs or omelets if you want, so we had breakfast there everyday. The staff was so kind and helpful. WiFi worked perfect, and they have a computer you can use for free, it was great because I could print my boarding pass there.

If you travel with lots of luggage and lots of amenities for personal care you might feel a little bit cramped, but if you want a hotel to rest, clean yourself and have a nice breakfast before going out and admire Amsterdam then this is your hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

We rented a houseboat from them.
Very dirty. No heat. No TV.
No towels, No light in bathroom.
Told it was non smoking, you could not get rid of the smoke odor with the windows open.
No instructons or info provided for area or how the boat works.
We wrote list and gave to front desk. Basically no response. We were given one light bulb and 3 towels.
TV never did work. Heater was turned on after 2 nd day.
Was told at check out, owner is elderly and does want to spend any money on fixing anythin up.
NEVER< NEVER stay here.
RHT.
Palm Springs California

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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amshouse, Public Relations Manager at Amsterdam House Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2011
We are very sorry to hear about these guests experiences,
However we feel we have to correct this matter because it has nothing to do with the Amsterdam House Hotel

The houseboats are rented out by a different company and do not represent the hotel.
Therefor please disregard the above review.

Thank you,
The management of Amsterdam House Hotel
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Lovely place. We took the tram to get there the first day and then walked everywhere. No matter where we wanted to go it was not more than 20 minutes away. The location is great and the views of the canal are great if you are on floors 2,3 or 4.
The staff is outstanding. Very warm and helpful. The hotel is charming. The rooms are what we expected for 3 stars.It could be updated a bit but we were happy. The bed was really comfortable. If we did not get a good night sleep somtimes it's beacuse life on the canal is noisy.
The rooms vere cleaned but ours was not vaccummed well each day.
Oh, very inportant, there is an elevator! great after a long 20 hours of travel to get there. The hotel photo is very accurate.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

on arrival we was warmly welcomed by Will, who upgraded us to a lovely room overlooking Amstel canal,.,the room was clean tidy,with tea/coffee making facilities. the sheets and towels were clean and changed daily, the staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome,.,even offering breakfast at 1pm as were late risers,.the area in which the hotel was situated was quiet but everything we needed was only a short walk away. we had a perfect couple of days and thanks to Will and staff for making our first experience of Amsterdam one to remember,.,. we will be back in August,..,

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

We arrived at 8pm Thursday evening, cross and wet from the rain after stupidly looking for the hotel in the wrong street. We usually stay in the Eden, Rembrandt Square and I'd misjudged the map reference for the Eureka and it's actually nearer the square than I'd thought. Somehow I'd also mislaid the street name, so it was difficult to locate, but other hotels were keen to advise us and sent us in the right direction with our hotel marked out on a map! Anyhow, 'Eureka. we found it' at last and were given a lovely warm welcome by Will, who is typically Dutch - naturally friendly and helpful.

Like others here have said, we were given vouchers for a free breakfast the next morning, then signed in, had a chat with Will and then got the funny little lift to our room, number 45 on the top floor. I had read the reviews on TA and was a bit apprehensive after reading how small some of the rooms were. I aleady knew we didn't have a canalside view, because we'd booked with Expedia and it cost more to have a front view, which we never went for due to the added cost. My partner was immediately disappointed at the tiny size of the room and spent much of the weekend wishing we'd gone to the Eden again. But I enjoyed it and he had to agree it was a great location at least.

The room was quite small, just enough room to walk each side of the bed and a bit more space at the foot of it to enter the shower/toilet room. But it was very warm and homely, freshly painted in white with warm red furnishings and had everything necessary. The bed was clean and comfortable, there was a TV, DVD player (with free use of internet, DVDs and books from downstairs), and more importantly for me - a radio! The washroom had a toilet, basin, new looking shower space (like a small walk-in wet room, but no bath in room 45) and had a hair dryer, shower gel, soap, lots of fresh white towels and mirrors.

The bedroom had a small corner table, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, small wardrobe, extra blanket, phone, chair, window blinds and curtains, wall lamps, radiator (we were cosily warm all night) and clean pillows.

A few downsides. One was that all the room doors made loud shutting noises, unavoidably, so without meaning to, noises were made whenever anyone came up to their rooms. And in the middle of the night, for some reason the radiator (whether on or off) made weird 'clunking' noises which were annoying but stopped eventually. And I noticed that at least one of the lampshades hanging directly over the dining room table we used, was quite dusty - not good where there is food.

The location is fantastic, any direction you walk from outside the hotel, is worth exploring. Waterlooplein and the flea market, Rembrandt Square, Kalverstraat for shopping, the Amstel and so much more - all within a couple of minutes walk!

Our breakfast was lovely and relaxing - the dining room is a quaint mixture of homeliness and olde worlde, with a very laid back and charming atmosphere. A box of Scrabble on the table and a huge bookcase sets the scene for a really relaxing visit. And a sliding door from the dining room opens out onto the terrace outside, where you can sit on nice days, enjoying the canalside view with your drink.

All things considered, I enjoyed staying here and the most important things (for me) were all here - a comfortable bed, mainly clean all over, private shower, peaceful atmosphere, friendly staff and a great location. Unless you are the type to spend huge amounts of time in your room, this will suit most people.

A few of my personal secrets and favourites! - 1) Smokey coffee shop in Rembrandt Square is the friendliest one and has a great atmosphere, Fri/Sat nights you can meet some great people - all you need to do is just get chatting and you've made a new friend. 2) La Place in Kalverstraat is absolutely brilliant for great food at any time of day - coffee, fresh juice and cheese and ham croissants for breakfast and for lunch try their home made soups, then in the evening some fresh salad and grilled chicken or fish with potato wedges - they really do serve lovely food and it's a great place to sit and they even have a roof terrace. 3) Get your sandwiches, slices of delicious 'old' Gouda cheese, juice drinks and fruit snacks all relatively cheaply from Hema and take them to eat in Rembrandt Square or on one of the canal benches watching the world go by. 4) Cafe Tante Roosje on Rembrandtplein is the best place to watch the night go by - try their wonderful huge banana and chocolate pancakes, while you sit under the outside heating with a blanket for covering your legs! 5) Enjoy a slice of chocolate cake and an iced tea outside the Majestic in Dam Square, while Steve the bluesman serenades you with some old 60s classics. 6) Don't leave Amsterdam without trying the freshly cooked fries from Manneken Pis on Damrak, on your way to Centraal Station.

This was my 7th visit in 2 years - yes, I love Amsterdam!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 's Gravelandseveer 4, 1011 KM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #199 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Amsterdam House Hotel 3*
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