We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Good spot Near RAI Centre” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of citizenM Amsterdam

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
citizenM Amsterdam
Ranked #35 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Orillia, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good spot Near RAI Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed at the CitizenM Amsterdam to attend a conference at the nearby RAI Center. This hotel was simple to find, a 5 min walk from the ZUID station, just one stop on the train from Schipol. The Hotel is also a 6-8 minute walk from the RAI center, with Buses and trams virtually at the door to easily get you into the center of Amsterdam.

I found the room different with its all-in-one room approach, but everything was comfortable. A few more shelves or drawers would be an improvement, but once I figured out how to stow my gear on arrival, the rest fell into place. The generous seating and lounge areas on entry level were a good off-set for the spartan rooms, and the enthusiastic staff made my stay comfortable and welcoming. I was traveling alone for work, stayed 5 nights, and this worked out very well. I suspect that if i had had a traveling companion for the same length of trip, it may not have worked as well, which is something to consider. I would have worked for a one or two night stay with my spouse, but longer than that might have been a challenge. Overall, this was a good fit, and other TA contributions on Citizen-M provided good insight on what to expect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sicko-snow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

4,342 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2,410
    1,489
    305
    85
    53
See reviews for
225
2,191
352
915
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (549)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

From the minute we arrived and were confronted with the self-service check-in, where the reception staff doubled up as the barman, the concierge or the trainee, I felt the hotel was trying a bit too hard to be different. Certainly the staff were friendly and helpful and the cost of the hotel and breakfast was reasonable; however, the rooms are small, cold and there is no where to hang or put clothes away or move suitcases. I think this hotel would be fine for a business stay for one person for one or two nights but if you are a couple or staying longer than that then it is too cramped. I found the loud, obscure jazz music in all parts of the ground floor which played 24 hours a day to be unnecessary and annoying, particularly when I was still trying to wake up at breakfast!
If you are going to Amsterdam as a tourist, be aware that it is at least 20-30 minutes on Tram 5 into the city centre. Tram 5 is very convenient and stops just outside the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Sam K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Very good service. The room was a bit cold, even with the ac on max, but doubling the blanket worked :-)
The whole concept takes something getting used to, but is efficient and works.
The staff was very helpful checking in and out even though it was a "do it yourself" concept. I'll probably be back some other time.

Helpful?
Thank Lapskaus
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is as trendy as advertised. The rooms are as small as advertised. No, it's not for everyone, but it's awesome.

Pros:
Clean, well designed, comfy, good location, great beds, walking distance from RAI, right next to Tram lines and 1 stop by train from Schipol.

The staff is as sweet as apple pie. People tend to you with extreme niceness. It's a great place to come sleep at.

You can buy a daily breakfast for €10.95 a day (pay in advance) and save yourself the hassle of Starbucks that would cost you more either way.


Cons:
Small room, so no good if you have even just 1 large suitcase or more luggage.

No closet. You have 3 hangers to use. That's all. They are by the door, so you might shut the door on your shirts every time.

No privacy with shower and toilet. They are both smack in the middle if the room and only closed in milky glass. Don't bring strangers ;-)

The bed is big and comfy but the AC can make you cold, yet you cannot turn it off and no extra blankets in room...

The sink area is tiny tiny. Everything is. So as a woman, you would have to get super creative with your makeup and your toiletries.

No frills: the room comes with nothing that you might need except for soap and a hair drier. No cotton swabs or cream - nothing.

Breakfast can get quite boring because it's super limited to buns, hardboiled eggs, cold cuts, yogurt with granola and croissants.

There is no real restaurant in the hotel or around it. Get creative ;)

I know I gave more Cons, and yet, I enjoyed my stay at CitizenM and would probably come back if I travel on business or need to frequent the RAI daily.


Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank Limor M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I didn't pick this hotel, a colleague did for a conference 3 of use were attending and usually I stick to a super chain so i can collect the reward points, i get free upgrades, wifi, drinks etc....

so i raised an eyebrow when i googled this hotel and thought "oh boy, here we go".

Colour me surprised - it was nice.

I don't think my wife would like this hotel, the rooms appear small but thats because right there in the room as you walk in is the toilet and shower, the bed is this huge square under the full width window, raised slightly to accommodate under-bed storage.

there is mood lighting, a TV on the wall, everything is controlled by a remote (which can be frustratingly unresponsive) but on the whole the room was comfortable, quiet (soundproofing?) and practical.

The communal area was welcoming, there were plenty of tech to play with in the lobby area and the price was reasonable.

The only gripe was that its not in the centre, it was ideal as neither was the conference location but for a trip to Amsterdam a taxi is €20+ away or you can try to figure out the public transport as its next to a train station.

Room Tip: ask for a park facing room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AedhasDad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trieste
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I spent 4 days in CitizenM in Amsterdam. We stayed there for the proximity to the fair.
Very particular Hotel, rooms structured like a beehive. Everything is open view: WC, Shower an gel. You can play with the lights, for the chromotherapy..Bed is really comfortable, everything clean, and the stuff is very nice and professional.
Don't take the package breakfast included. It doesn't make sense. There is a self service for breakfast and you pay what you eat/drink.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms with garden view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Alessia B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris, France
Level Contributor
86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I spent her anniversary in Amsterdam and we stayed at CitizenM. The room is efficiently designed and very quiet (I love silence). My wife loved the bed and the MoodPad. The room perfectly fitted our needs during our short break in Amsterdam. Sadly we did not enjoy the living rooms (lobby) and I would recommend it to my relatives and friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Aladji A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
1.7 mi away
WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam
0.4 mi away
Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South
1.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Couture
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Element Amsterdam
Element Amsterdam
#52 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 bubbles 259 reviews
3.3 mi away
Hotel Golden Tulip Amsterdam West
1.8 mi away
The Student Hotel Amsterdam City
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to citizenM Amsterdam? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about citizenM Amsterdam

Property: citizenM Amsterdam
Address: Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077 WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#19 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Amsterdam on Prinses Irenestraat just ten minutes from city center, citizenM Amsterdam boasts 215 luxuriously appointed rooms at an affordable rate. A perfect spot for a cultural excursion or quick business trip, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, 24/7 on-site dining and cocktailing at canteenM, contemporary living rooms decked out in iconic Vitra furniture and a prolific MENDO library collection. Be sure to try out the hi-tech MoodPad tablet to control your room amenities like mood lighting and temperature, power rain shower, or sprawl out on the XL king-size bed with upscale Italian linens. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your citizenM Amsterdam reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Citizenm Amsterdam City Hotel Amsterdam
Citizenm Hotel Amsterdam

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing