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“A good, clean place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center

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Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piet Heinkade 11, BR 1019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #42 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Albany, New York, USA
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“A good, clean place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam in July, 2014. The hotel is modern and elegant, but with a very ordinary façade on the outside. A canal is in front of the hotel and the river is in the rear. We had a great view of the river from our room. We stayed here just before embarking on a Viking river cruise, and the hotel was only a five minute walk from the ship. The hotel is a good 10 minute walk to the beginning of the downtown area and the train station, and its designation as “City Center” is misleading and a misnomer. The hotel provides shuttle service to the train station every 30 minutes for those who do not want to walk. We ate twice in the restaurant-bar, which provides excellent food. This is important because of the walking distance to the downtown area. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

We were advised to go to the 7th floor of the library (a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel) for excellent cafeteria-style food and a great view of the city, and we were not disappointed. We took a guided walking tour of the city, which was fine, although next time we would probably opt for a canal tour by boat. We were advised to book museums such as the Van Gogh museum a day before (and one would probably want to go by street car) and the Anne Frank house at least a week before, but we did not get around to doing any of this.

We would readily stay at the Movenpick again if we were going on another river cruise, but we would probably book a hotel that is actually in the city center (such as the Park Plaza Victoria or the Sofitel Legend The Grande) if we were to return to Amsterdam to see museums and more of the city.

Room Tip: A view of the river is desirable
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Danny38,
Thank you for sharing your detailed and positive feedback with us. It is good to learn you explored Amsterdam while staying with us, and hope you had a beautiful Viking Cruise afterwards. Your kind comments regarding your stay are much appreciated.

We do hope to have the chance of welcoming you back in our hotel.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stayed at the Movenpick for 1 night in July as part of a ferry/stay package. Was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel for the price we had paid. Whilst it is within walking distance of Central Station (10/15 mins), with a suitcase it seems a loooong way and it is much easier to hop on the tram and go one stop. We had a twin room, overlooking the harbour with a big picture window providing a great view of the City at sunset. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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General M, General Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Ozkaren40,
Thank you for staying in our hotel and for taking the time to share your experiences with us.
We hope you had a pleasant boat trip and are pleased to read our hotel met up to your expectations. Should you decide to stay with us again and carry your lugagge, please know we offer a free shuttle service (please book in advance) from and to the Central Station.

We look forward welcoming you again.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff. They learned it was my birthday and delivered a card and Swiss chocolate bar to my room! The staff was knowledgable about local tours and sell tickets right there. We would definitely stay here again if we are ever in Amsterdam again.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor and enjoyed a lovely view! This hotel is right at the cruise ship dock.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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General M, General Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Sally B,
A late congratulations again on your birthday! Thank you for sharing your nice feedback, it is good to learn you appreciated the small gestures of our Swiss chocolate and a birthday card.
We look forward making your next stay a memorable one again.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There was no mini bar. Desk staff were arrogant. We booked in for a day early, so that when we arrived at 8.30 am we would have a room to move straight into after a long trip from Australia. On arrival it was you were not here so we relet it.Sorry you get room later. Oh sorry I do not like your debit/credit card, you pay deposit, then you spend money you pay more deposit.Duh they still managed to get outstanding account.

Room Tip: Do not go.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Geoff E,
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely regret to hear about your negative experiences in our hotel. We will have this further investigated and are in direct contact with your Travel Agent already. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly at all times for any questions you may have in the meantime.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My boyfriend and i came home yesterady from Amsterdam, we stayed in this hotel and it was absolutely incredible. It was a little bit further from the centre than we expected but still only a 5 minute walk from all of the attractions, they even provided a shuttle bus to take you there.

The staff were very friendly and were prepared to go out of their way to help you, the rooms were fantastic. Ours (an d i assume the rest were the same) had a great view, the beds were so comfortable and big, the bathroom was perfect with a big shower and clean towels everyday!

The hotel was an amazing cherry on top to a very good break! I thank all staff at the hotel for making the trip perfect.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear heidi j,
We are delighted to learn about your (more than!) positive stay in our hotel.
Your nice comments concerning our friendly staff who went out of their way, fantastic rooms and excellent service are both encouraging as motivating for our entire team.

We hope to have a chance to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We choose this place because it was close to the waterfront to where we were taking a river cruise.
This place is very close to the central station and the old town area.
The hotel is quite nice with a friendly staff. The cost for the room was on the high side but what can be expected for Amsterdam.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear gramps3421,
We hope your river cruise has been a beautiful one and would like to thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us.
Next time you decide to visit Amsterdam our friendly staff is happy to assist you again.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Foxton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent room with a magnificent view. Well serviced, very clean, spacious and tidy. Quiet for a good sleep and in easy walking distance of all the Amsterdam sights as well as the railway station. Pleasant, cheerful and helpful in reception.

Room Tip: Choose high level
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center

Address: Piet Heinkade 11, BR 1019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#26 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#30 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center 4*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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