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“Definitely not corporate”
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Hotel Museumzicht
Ranked #227 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed November 29, 2013

First, those stairs. Do not stay here if you have vertigo, any sort of infirmity or heavy luggage. They're not just steep (I'm used to Dutch stairs), they're precipitous.
And don't stay here if you like the bland amenities and en suite facilities of a corporate chain. But do stay here if you want a closer approximation of what life in a normal Dutch home is like, in a very old-fashioned - and I mean that in a good way - hotel.
The room was pleasantly furnished, and comes with its own basin. Worth noting that there's no TV in the room. No street noise, but then I was up in the eaves with the world's tiniest window (your own personal Anne Frank experience). Breakfast was fine, and the breakfast room is lovely.
The other boon of this hotel is the location: trams from Central Station (line 2 and 5) and the bus to/from Schiphol (line 197) stop right outside the door, it's a stone throw from the major museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk) yet away from the tourist bustle (although the tourist hell of Leiseplein is a short stroll away).

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a lovely characterful hotel in an excellent location with a easy halfhour bus ride from the airport. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts are great.
The accommodation is fairly basic but with comfy beds, clean and with a sink in the room. Even though we had to share loo and shower rooms it wasn't really a problem as they were close, however they were very small and a tall person would have trouble!
I would recommend this hotel and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

With one exception -- the stairs that go up and up, right out of a Martin Escher drawing -- we have nothing but praise for this small hotel one block from the Rijksmuseum, two blocks from the Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museums, and directly on the tram stop to Central train station and bus stop to the airport.

The place appears to be a converted home and has interesting art works of all kinds that give a personal feeling. Accumulated over time by a single taste, rather than purchased to decorate a hotel.

We had a large double room on a corner with windows taking up nearly two walls -- windows that open, overlooking trees and the street. We can see the back arch of the Rijksmuseum from here. The twin beds, pushed together to make a large double, were deliciously comfortable. We rated this large and comfortable room by reserving for a week.

We were particularly taken with the (free) breakfasts, served by cheerful staff in a bright family dining room with plenty of windows. Sliced ham and cheese, soft-boiled eggs, and REAL CREAM fresh from the cow for our coffee.

The owner works in the hotel on Fridays. She has firm ideas about how guests should behave, and I must admit we were afraid to ask for seconds on coffee. Other days of the week you are safe!

Room Tip: We had the room closest to the kitchen, on the "lobby" floor. It did get some noise from t...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I realise many people have their dislikes about this "Hotel" - but really it doesn't get more dutch than Hotel Museumzicht. Traveled there with my mom. Absolutely fabulous! The horrid stairs, rude hostess, arbitrary beds, shared bathroom and fabulous breakfast just added to our wonderful stay in Amsterdam. So close to all transport and amazing RIJSTTAFEL right around the corner (If you travelling to Holland - GOOGLE rijsttafel). I just can't bring myself to really fault this place.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel Museumzicht last year yet I still check it out now and then as I really loved it. The staff were lovely and talked to me about my interest in their little trinkets and old pipes in the pretty and cosy dining room. We had been delayed on the boat over to France and had to call them panicking we'd be stranded outside as we'd get there so late but a staff member stayed up specially to let us in. I'll always remember how kind that was!
Our breakfast was really tasty with meats and cheeses, toast and eggs and it was a perfect location to jump on a tram. We were also next to museums and park. Pretty awesome all in all.
The only daunting thing was the stairs, they are really steep but that's just the trend in Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Get there early, our room was up a lot of stairs, but we got there very very late! Or perhaps ask th...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I booked at the last minute and I did not expect much. The staff were very nice and friendly. The breakfast was good (be wared you may have to share a table). The location was as close as you can be to the museums. Just be aware there are lots of stairs (dutch style) and the room was not big, However it was excellent value so I would not have expected better.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 22, 1071 CN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
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Ranked #227 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $100 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Museumzicht 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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