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Conscious Hotel Museum Square
Ranked #85 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2009

The hotel is modern, clean, good breakfast and well situated. The manager is more knowledgeable about attractions and train schedules and trip details than the Holland tourist desks or the train information people. The managers made you really want to see and enjoy Amsterdam, which we did. You can walk to most everything a tourist with only a couple of days in the city has on their “must see” list.

Our only complaint was not with the hotel but with Gtahotels.com where I made the booking. The confirmation did not contain the address of the hotel – only Museum Square. It is somewhat embarrassing to have to stop at another hotel and ask the address of the hotel you have booked.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2009

Just returned from five nights at this hotel - this was my first proper trip to Amsterdam (before was only a brief trip on business).

The hotel is a little out of the main hub of Amsterdam, close to the main concert hall, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. However, it is only about a 15-20 minute walk in to the main part of the town (cut across the grass opposite the concert hall) or you can get on a No 3 or No 5 tram - again opposite the concert hall.
There is a supermarket close by the tram stop as well - Albert Heijn (it is underground) if you need to get any vital supplies.

The reception staff at the hotel are incredibly helpful, they will help you with any information about ANYTHING! I particularly liked the gentleman who looked a little like Arsene Wenger who was wonderful but all the staff were excellent - couldn't be faulted in any way.

The room was large, fairly basic (the room had a balcony with two sets of french doors) and the bathroom (with shower) was very good. The previous reviewer has mentioned the comfy beds - the comfort factor was the feather bed topper, on top of the mattress. My room was at the back of the hotel, so was peaceful - could see a tennis court, some flats, a room in a kindergarten school and lots of trees (did not find the school any disturbance at all).
The room also had tea/coffee making facilities and a large flat screen TV - BBC1, BBC News 24 and CNN are a few English speaking channels that could be received.

Breakfast is a buffet type. Tea/Coffee, fruit juices, cereals, croissants, bread, bread rolls, few cold meats, scrambled egg, bacon and unusually fruit cocktail. My only small criticism would be that there was no toast making facility - have never stayed anywhere without toast!

Amsterdam is a wonderful city and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

There is also an airport bus which leaves every 15 minutes about 200 yards away from the hotel - which is cheap and takes about 20 minutes to get to Schipol - so ideal.

If you are making your first trip to Amsterdam - look out for cyclists - everywhere! :)

  • Stayed: September 2009
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

Well we are just back from our city break to Amsterdam and wow what a city to visit, this is such a lovely, warm, friendly, relaxed city.

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We have stayed in a quite a few hotels and I can honestly say this is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. I can't afford top end hotels so have never experienced 5 star luxury but we have stayed from budget to 4 star so quite a mixed bag. Musuem square hotel is the most friendly,clean,welcoming hotel. The staff are such lovely people, all couldnt do enough to make our stay one we would never forget! We got a great welcome, with all the local info so we knew the best places to go, got a map with all the tram lines highlighted so we knew exactly which ones to get about the most efficient way.

Location
The hotel is based in the museum area which is a really nice area, yes it is a little bit out of the city, but, I would rather that than central station area, which our guide book warned us to stay further out, Amsterdam is not a massive area and as the public transport is so good it really does not matter!
I felt safe walking about all the time whether it was early morning, or late at night, yes I was always holding onto my bag but then I always do!
The trams are 16 and 5 which we used, the 16 stops right across the road from the hotel but we always got off at concert hall stop which is a 5 min walk.

I Amsterdam card
I do recommend this purchase, I bought ours off the official website and you take your confirmation e-mail to the tourist office opposite the station, we got a 48 hour one for about £45 this had a public transport ticket as well so all of that is included in the price which was so handy as we didnt have to worry about paying for any more tickets when we were there which helped us budget, the first day we paid for a tram ticket, 2 singles and that was 5 euros just that and it was for a hours use! so you do get your money back on these amsterdam cards. What is not included is the train fare from Schipol Airport to Central Station that is 3 euros each one way.
On the card we got museums free entrance and a free canal ride, there is 2 to choose from a one hour or one and a half hour trip depending on which side of the city you get the boat, we got the blue boat company near hard rock cafe as that is the side of the city we were staying.

Although we did use the trams a lot, and I mean a lot, we also walked loads, take comfy shoes, i thought mine were comfy but after 3 days solid walking they weren't such a good choice, but this is not to say that you have to walk as much as we did as that was just us, you can hop on hop off any tram/bus, your transport card you just have to swipe when you get on and get off the tram, so easy, and if you are not sure where you are then the locals are always helpful in helping you to where you need to go,

I also recommend the heineken experience, that is 25% off with the card, that is really great, as is Van Gogh museum, that was free with the card to!

Food
When you go you must have a pancake, The Dutch can really make pancakes, all the food we had was really lovely, the hard rock cafe as always was super great food.

If you are going to visit this city I can honestly say the hotel was fantastic. The beds were a dream, I have never stayed in a hotel bed quite like it, some people have commented on the lights, as it is eco friendly they use energy efficient bulbs so it is quite dim when you first put them on but the rooms are so airy and light and clean, Breakfast was buffet style, hot food was bacon and srambled/boiled eggs and the rest was cereals and rolls,cheeses,hams fruit etc so a good feed

We are going back next May for more of a explore as we fell in love with this city and will be staying at the Museum square hotel for sure!

I really, really do recommend this hotel and hope my photos help also, not sure what the photos are right at the top of this page and that is not what the hotel looks like??? it is soo much nicer, I would call it boutique sytle, very stylish

Sarah & Gary

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

The location is ok, we don't mind walking long distances and we also rented bikes for two days straight but it also rained heavily one day and one night so it made for an annoying walk/ride to/from the centre to the hotel. The breakfast is ok - we were sick of it by the 3rd morning. If you are not big on breads, toasts, cereals for breakfast then you are out of luck; eggs are watery and the ham is extremely salty. The beds are amazing. Our room was very large and had nice large, open windows to the front street (street noise did not bother us). No complaints about our room. Enjoyed the coffee/tea pot in our room.

Our biggest complaint is that they tout themselves as a eco-concious hotel and this is why we chose this one over another hotel that we were torn between. I could easily list about 30 different ways they could improve their eco-consciousness. I didn't feel like I was staying in an eco-conscious hotel by any means.

Our biggest raves are the front desk service. ABSOLUTELY amazing. Everyone was so friendly, informative and helpful. They loaned us an umbrella, called Paris to help us return our rental car, gave us wonderful maps, answered any and all of our questions thoroughly and most importantly -- they did it cheerfully!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Lairesse, Owner at Conscious Hotel Museum Square, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2009

Thank you for choosing to stay at Conscious Hotel Museum Square. We are very passionate about creating a comfortable yet environmentally friendly stay for all of our guests. Just recently we were rewarded the Green Key Gold standard for our operations.

However we are still working hard making these changes visible and clear for our customers. Therefore we sincerely thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future. We will gladly give you a special tour on our eco-operations.

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Reviewed September 14, 2009

Excellent hotel with friendly and informative staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay for the IBC.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

Clean, comfortabel Rooms, decent breakfast, extremely friendly staff, cannot go wrong with this choice

Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

The Museum Square Hotel, Amsterdam is delightful. From the moment we stepped over the threshold on arrival to the moment we left the staff could not have been more helpful. They gave us directions, told us how to use the trams and where to buy the cheapest tickets and were generally delightful to talk to.

Room 304 was spacious, comfortable and had a lovely roomy bathroom. It was also at the back of the hotel and away from the noise of the road at the front. The only noise was the sound of children playing at the little school at the back.

Breakfast was plentiful and varied and, even better, available until 10.00am! The only downside was the limited amount of restaurants in the area. However, we did find the Italian restaurant recommended by a previous reviewer and agreed how good it was. (Turn left out of the hotel and cross the road. Turn right at the lights and you can see the pizzeria facing you. If you have to wait for a table you can sit in the square with a drink!)

We had thoroughly enjoyable 4 days and have made up our minds to return to Amsterdam to see the rest.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: De Lairessestraat 5-7, 1071 NR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#72 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#100 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $91 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Conscious Hotel Museum Square 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conscious Hotel Museum Square is a new type of place to stay designed with today’s independent and discerning travellers in mind. The hotel has a beautiful, cutting edge, contemporary interior but also a sustainable operation designed to be kind to the planet. The choice of how ‘green’ guests want to be is completely up to them and there’s a playful side to the hotel that shows up in little eccentric details. ... more   less 
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