I stayed here with my wife for a long weekend in Amsterdam.
The first thing to say is that the hotel's location is great - just around the corner from Rembrantplein and within walking distance of all the major points of interest within the canal ring (including the 9 Little Streets, Arts & Antique district, Jordaan neighbourhood, Red Light District, Dam square etc).
The hotel itself is situated next to the Amstel canal, and the view from the canal suites is lovely. When we arrived, we went through the corridor to the reception at the back of the building. Very modern, if a little small. We were greeted by Rebecca on the front desk, who I have to say was very friendly and very helpful throughout our stay (as were all the staff, in fact). She showed us up to our room on the second floor. As a few other reviewers have pointed out, the stairs are very steep (a feature of much of the architecture in the area) so do bear this in mind before you book if you have mobility issues. The room itself was pleasantly large, nicely decorated and well stocked with amenities (a safe, minibar, coffee machine, bathrobes, ironing board, umbrella etc).
My only issue with the room we had was that we had two twin beds pushed together instead of the double bed I was expecting. They even had two single duvets instead of one double duvet, which for a couple is a bit awkward. That said, we stayed there three nights and never had trouble getting to sleep. We read the TripAdvisor reviews before we came, and noise was a common issue cited, but I have to say we didn't experience that - even on the canal side we weren't kept awake. Our room had double windows which helped. If you are a light sleeper though, it is worth noting that there is a nightclub under the hotel, so on busier weekends it may be an issue.
We did notice a small leak in the bathroom on the second day, but when we reported it to Rebecca on the front desk she was very apologetic and offered to move us to another room. It wasn't a major issue for us, so we didn't need to change rooms, but nice to have it offered. They also left a gift of Stroopwafels on our bed when we returned that afternoon, which I thought was a nice touch.
The only other thing to bear in mind is that, really, the hotel is more of a upmarket B&B than a hotel in the traditional sense. There is no cooked breakfast service for guests (you are directed to a nearby cafe), nor is there a pool or gym. This wasn't a problem for us at all - we used the hotel as a base to explore the city, and for that it was fantastic - but don't book and expect to be waited on hand and foot.
Value-wise, it is a bit expensive for what you get (compared to other cities) but probably the going rate in Amsterdam.
All in all, we had a pleasant stay, and I would be happy to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Amstelzicht is located on the Amstel Canal, in a monumental house dating back from 1659, with more than 350 years of history, hospitality and adventure have gone into crafting today’s experience. Located in the heart of Amsterdam City Centre offers spacious and comfortable rooms. A home for the sophisticated traveller who knows where to experience affordable Amsterdam Comfort, Service and Hospitality. Hotel Amstelzicht is one of the so-called, "three dancing houses". A famous landmark.The characteristic Amsterdam stairway lead up to the rooms and suites which combine historic elements with modern furnishings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amstelzicht Hotel Amsterdam