Had a two night stay at the Vondel last summer. It is 2-3 townhouses converted into a hotel, hence the quirky layout inside, with odd sets of steps and a tiny lift. I thought the public areas were very attractive, boho chic style, with a nice outside courtyard too, though if you're into minimalism it wouldn't be for you. The bedroom was quite compact, and it seemed to be packed with quite a lot of soft furnishings, however it had a cosy feel and we had a great night's sleep in the very big (and comfy) bed.
It's in a great position for a short stay, as although the hotel is on a quiet side-street, you are only a 5 minute walk straight across the main road and canal to the main Leidseplein square, 5 minutes across the main road to the right to the Blue Boat company canal cruise main stop (opposite the Hard Rock Cafe), or a couple of minutes down the road to the Vondel Park and then the Rijksmuseum. We were able to walk everywhere over the weekend without really bothering with the trams - it was about a half hour walk to Anne Frank House and a little less to Dam Square.
Whilst I wouldn't necessarily stay at the Vondel again (purely because I like to try something new when going away) I would definitely look for a hotel in this area if I were visiting - a much nicer location than the 'central' hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vondel is nestled among Amsterdam's lively centre. The hotel offers outstanding accommodation at an excellent location. Distinguished by its extraordinary interiors, the hotel has a very stylish and unique ambiance. The 86 guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide comfort for everyone's taste. Start your day with an extensive breakfast buffet at Restaurant JOOST, or just stay in and enjoy it in your room. The bar extends into a charming garden for guests to relax during the summer months. The hotel its exclusive and intimate size doesn't prevent it from possessing an array of facilities oriented towards both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located a stone's throw away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum right in the museum quarter & fashion district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vondel Hotel Amsterdam