We stayed in this hotel for an extra long weekend recently. We made the BIG mistake of getting a taxi from Central Station, as I had previously emailed the hotel asking how much it would be and they stated about €13, so that was fair enough when I added on the train fare from the aerport to Central Station. However, the taxi man charged us €25!!!!! for less than a 10min drive, so DO NOT on any account get a taxi. As previously stated on this site, the hotel has a bus route directly outside which brings you to and from Central station in 10mins. You can walk to the city centre, but it is a long enough walk and more than the 20mins quoted on this site. If you are use to walking, grand, if not, get the bus (No 48).
The reception staff where grand, efficient, dutiful but not warm and friendly. The bar staff on the other hand go out of their way to be friendly and polite and chat to you. We had a lovely night watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics in the bar. Snack food was reasonably priced.
Room was nice. The toilet being separate to the shower/bathroom was a bit disconcerting and an issue if you needed to go to the toilet late at night. There was too much light in the bedroom, so we had to block up all the areas emitting light (front door, lights on step to bed) and because of this it was quite difficult to get from the toilet to the bathroom late at night. Other than that the room was lovely, air conditioning worked very well and room cleaning was efficient.
Amsterdam itself was a great spot. If you are from another Euro country you won't find anything cheaper than at home and I actually thought, that my home country, Ireland, was a bit cheaper for snack food. Would go back again, but with a hotel that was nearer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam is on the edge of the old centre of Amsterdam, 10 minutes by public transport. The hotel is on the border of Spaarndammerbuurt which is renowned for the world famous Amsterdam School-building 'Het Schip', making it a wonderful area with much to discover. The hotel is easily accessible by car or public transport (bus 48, stop Hem-point). Art Hotel Amsterdam has 190 modern hotel rooms, all with free WIFI internet. In the public areas is an art gallery of the famous Dutch artist Herman Brood. Also in the rooms you will find art above your bed. The Art Brasserie is open daily for a la carte breakfast, coffee to-go, lunch, drinks and dinner. Next to The Art Brasserie is restaurant The Gallery, also used as breakfast restaurant. Adjacent there is an outside terrace with bar and a public open air swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tulip Inn Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Tulip Inn