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“The perfect city and canal experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Amstelzicht
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Amstel 104, 1017 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“The perfect city and canal experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Amstelzicht hotel is situated on the banks of the Amstel river, facing the Amsterdam city hall. Guests are residing in a typical, old canalside house that has been completely refurbished. The lower apartment is particularly comfortable and roomier; it also comes with a kitchenette and warm furniture. It is an ideal place to start strolling to the Rembrandt Plein (150 m) or visit the unique Museum Hermitage (at 400m - that building alone is worth a visit).

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay in Hotel Amstelzicht.

Glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in the beautifull Apartment with canal view and Amsterdam ofcourse. The spacious 75m2 Apartment is decorated simply but comfortable, one bedroom with a double bed, and the living room features 2 beds in an alcove, a full kitchen, bathroom, sitting area and on top of all a amazing view of the Canal. As you describe on walking distance from the well-known ‘Rembrandtplein’ and among other sight seeings and attractions.

We hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We recently stayed in an apartment at the Amstelzicht. The location is fabulous but the room had problems: 1) the bathroom fixtures did not work properly with a toilet that didn't flush and a shower assembly that fell off of the wall, 2) noise from the cafe downstairs shook the walls till 3:00 am every night, 3) there were very strong paint and new carpet fumes in the room. Other reviewers warn of the treacherous stairs but it's Amsterdam so that is expected. I can't speak to the regular hotel rooms but the apartment we stayed in left a lot to be desired even though it was a good price point for the quality of location.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Hotel Amstelzicht at Tripadvisor, we remember you staying with us at the apartment, which; as you describe has been newly decorated and painted in the days/weeks just before you arrived, which explains the smell of fresh paint and carper fumes. Indeed the bathroom was not totally finished at the moment, but shortly after your stay all the items you mention had been replaced. Our self we are very happy with the results, the apartments are now decorated smoothly and fresh, we have added a second TV in the bedroom, new furniture to complete the apartments, including a comfortable lounge chair to enjoy the great view over the canal from all apartments. BUT MOST INPORTANT FOR THE COMFORT OF OUR GUEST, THE WEEK AFTER YOUR STAY WE HAVE ADED DOUBLE WINDOWS IN THE FRONT, which reduce the street noise with 80%. Together with the shutters in all hotel rooms this is a great improvement for the hotel, and we hope to start 2014 with lot of happy guest who see that we have done great job in trying to avoid any noises from bars, restaurants etc. around the hotel. We are looking forward to see many more reviews regarding this here on tripadvisor. Ones again thank you for staying with us, and hope to welcome you again soon, Regards, Robert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stopped here for 3 nights mid Dec. We were on the first floor. The room was small but that is expected in Amsterdam. It was decoated beautifully and was very clean. The windows had electric shutters which blocked all sound out we slept in every day as it was so dark. Free WiFi which was great, the tv was a good size.
When we arrived the staff were on their Christmas party and had a friend on reception who was very welcoming and carried our suitcase upstairs!
The location is very good midway between all the musuems and dam square. Rembrandtplein is about a 30 second walk and the flower market is very close by.
Would definately recommend this hotel and would stay again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice review, and you hit it at the right place, early December we have invested to place in all the rooms facing the back of the hotel “SHUTTERS” The main reason we did this was to avoid noise from neighboring restaurants and bars. Due to the absolute City Centre location of Amstelzicht some guest in the past experienced some disturbance by the noises during the night, now by closing the shutters and the windows there is a 80% noise reduction, which promise a good night rest to all our guest. An extra plus is indeed that the rooms become total dark when closing the shutters, which make you want to sleep in every morning….. but remember you in Amsterdam, a city the has many things to see and do, better wake up early to take most advance of the days while in Amsterdam.

( We like your profile name....."Iliveforholidays"..... )

Best Regards,

Robert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here in December 2013. I chose this hotel after weeks of searching online for a good value, yet stylish hotel. We were not disappointed!

We were very late for check in due to a flight diversion but the staff were extremely accommodating and were very helpful by supplying us with a map and ideas on where to go throughout our stay which we really appreciated as it was so late at night!

We stayed in the souterrain room. We were really surprised at how spacious it was! The room was decorated beautifully and we believed it to be great value. It was very warm and comfortable which we appreciated after a long day walking around in cold Amsterdam winter weather! The only things I would note is that the stairs to the souterrain room are quite steep and would not suit everyone. They were however not a problem for us. Also at the weekend it did get a little noisy outside the room but it wasn't at a level that disturbed our sleep. The room was serviced for us each day which was nice!

The hotel itself was stylish and was perfectly situated to walk to everywhere. It was close to everything you could need - The flower market, restaurants, shopping areas, museums etc.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your experience in Hotel Amstelzicht on Trip Advisor.

How nice to read that at your next visit you would definitely come back to Hotel Amstelzicht. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay in the Souterrain Suite. And that you have had a nice welcome to Hotel Amstelzicht by the Reception, we will inform the staff of your beautiful compliments. Besides that we are right in the centre of bustling Amsterdam, we are satisfied that you have not been affected of the crowds on the street.

We are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We booked the quad from for a short stay in Amsterdam. The hotel is very cute and historic. Great friendly staff. We arrived a lot earlier then the check in time and they did their best to accommodate, gave us coffee, stored our bags and made a room avail a little early. The room was clean and updated. But the main bed was two twin beds pushed together. In the other room were in-wall bunk beds. But we still loved it. Free wifi, worked great and in a perfect location. 20 min walk to Amsterdam sign, right behind the hotel is restaurants shopping and clubs. Red light district is about 10 min. Anne Frank house also about 10 min.

Now the downside. The hotel shuts down at night. We came in from the bars and no working heater, the phone to the room was not working and didn't have any way to get ahold of anyone for assistance. Also had to check out at 4am and again, no one was available.
Overall I enjoyed my stay. Wish the room wasn't freezing. I'd probably stay again in the summer time.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Dear Melissa, Thank you for your nice review, and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Amstelzicht. The Quadrooms who are located in our annex building have been just remodeled, and upgraded. Quad rooms existing out of two bedrooms with a bathroom in the middle, we have added an extra TV, so both rooms have a TV, as well we have tried to make some noise isolations to avoid noise from nearby restaurants and bars. Compare to the standard 4 persons rooms in Amsterdam, which consist of 4 single beds in one row, we believe that this rooms are comfortable and give some privacy when traveling as two couples, a family with 2 children, or just friends.
Indeed the reception is not available between 10 PM and 8 AM, all our guest suppose to know this by making a reservation, All internet sites are providing our correct information including our opening hours. However between 10 PM and 8 AM of course there is always a security employee available at the hotel for any emergencies, who can be reached by in room telephone. Check in after 10 PM is never a problem, as long as the Hotel is informed about the late arrival. Early check out is not a problem either, just arrange everything the day before check out with the reception. As in your case the telephone was not working we which to be informed during your stay, we checked it today as soon as we saw your review, and its working correctly.
When coming back in summer please be reminded we don’t have air-conditioning in the rooms 
Looking forward to welcome you, or maybe see you before in San Fransisco, a city we like very much!

Regards, Robert
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Absolutely loved my stay in Amsterdam, but the value provided by the Amstelzicht did not quite contribute to this experience. The building itself is authentic and well-kept which gives a good impression. The room we got on the second floor was quit small for two people which suitcases, the staircase is horrendously steep.
The real downsides of this hotel were:
- lack of 24h reception (7am-10pm). We had problems entering the locked front door every time as the magnetic lock was faulty. Had to dial the security person, who was unhelpful and wouldn't let us in straight away.
- no radiator in the bathroom, it was absolutely freezing. We were told by the receptionist to open to the bedroom so it could get warm! After a long discussion we managed to get a heater.
Overall not what you expect for this sort of price.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us at Hotel Amstelzicht. I am very sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectation.
We do take guest feedback very seriously as we are always looking for ways to improve upon guest experiences. I welcome the opportunity to discuss all the points you have highlighted in person or on a one to one basis in detail.
Please feel free to contact me via email Robert@rrhospitality.com at your convenience
I would like the opportunity to welcome you back again. Please let me know when you plan your next stay, as I would like to oversee your reservation personally. You can reach me directly via my email Robert@rrhospitality.com
Warm regards,
Robert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We booked two quad rooms for a girls weekend in Amsterdam. The hotel has great location which is 15 minute walk to the shops/ Central station and very close the restaurants and bars on Rembrandtplein square.

Our rooms were in a separate building from the main hotel but were a great size, modern and clean. We had our own entrance and each room had a TV, ipod dock and fridge. The stairs are VERY steep which can be challenging to get your bags to the room but we felt it added to the Dutch charm of the building. The staff were polite and helpful, and we were able to store our bags at the hotel before and after check-in.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RD2012Manager, Manager at Hotel Amstelzicht, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay and your review posting. You have very well defined our excellent Quad rooms. We are equally glad that all aspects of your visit were very satisfactory. The characteristic Amsterdam stairway are indeed steep, but part of the monumental house. We are glad you enjoyed it as a Dutch charm.

We hope to welcome you again in the near future. With best regards,
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Address: Amstel 104, 1017 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
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#66 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Amstelzicht 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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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