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“Average hotel with good location hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Nicolaas Witsen Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4-8, 1017 ZH Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #102 of 357 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average hotel with good location hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed four nights at Nicolaas Witsen Hotel in a singel room. The room was very small, but otherwise ok. The breakfast was average. The staff was friendley and I really appreciated the location. It is central, but still in a quite area. If I will return? Maybe...

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Orkney Scotland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We have just got home from a great holiday. The hotel nicolaas witsen was every thing it said it was on the Internet. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and big enough. The trams are the way to get around and cheap. Thank you again for a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Martin J
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Malmo, Sweden
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We are at this moment enjoying complimentary breakfast at the hotel, it is very nice. Room felt very clean and bathroom as well. It is not large room, but was very comfortable. We had a 140cm bed, which we slept very well in, comfortable pillows and comforter. Staff is very friendly and it has been a very nice stay. About 30 minutes walk from the central train station and less the 15 minutes to restaurants and shops. We stayed here for a convention and some sightseeing, it was a 20 minutes walk to RAI. The hotel was a perfect stay for a couple vacation to, as we felt very comfortable coming back and relaxing in the room. It is not a chic boutique hotel, but a good and clean comfortable hotel. Pictures felt true from hotels own website. We booked directly with the hotel and got a better deal there.

Room Tip: We prefer to sleep with the with the window open, there is a tram running on the cross street and yo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Berlin3-23
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Muscat, Oman
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Located just across the Heineken Brewery, Albert Cyp Market, Rijks Museum, Van Gaugh Museum and the canal just few steps away, this was our home away from home. The Hotel is located in a beautiful serene neighbourhood. We got the full FEEL of Amsterdam by staying here. Our children loved this place. The staff are extremely helpful, present 24/7. Alex at reception, who we came to know is a co-owner was so friendly and cool. Although there is no Air Conditioning, the windows were big and could be opened wide to let the cool breeze in. You can also buy Cruise, biking and other attractions tickets from the Reception at a very good discounted rate. We hope to travel again to Amsterdam and we will definitely stay here only.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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284 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I am so glad I booked this wonderful 28 room boutique-like hotel and it has an elevator. The building was built in 1906. It is family owned. Alex, co-owner said that his parents started the hotel in 1982. He joined the business in 2000.

This hotel is spotless. The service is wonderful. Believe me, they aim to please.

Breakfast is typical Dutch and is complimentary. There is also excellent and free WiFi with a communal computer if needed. My group played dominoes in room where there is a small bar and where breakfast is served. It was allowed. It was fun and we weren't bothering anyone.

Rooms are small but everything you need is there. I appreciate the armoire with hanging space and also shelves. If your room is at the front of the building and your window is open, it can be noisy however, mostly during the day when people are usually out touring. No A/C however, the room is comfortable and there is window and transom that opens enough for fresh air.

A couple blocks away are very nice restaurants. Also, many of the major museums are close by plus the canal is about 200 yards away.

Large chain hotels can be very nice but I think that staying in a hotel like the Nicolaas Witsen adds to the trip experience. I look forward to staying at this hotel within the next couple of years with another group.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is not on the front side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The staff were nice and helpful with information, the room was reasonably clean for Amsterdam.
THERE WAS NO AIR CONDITIONING AND YOU COULD ONLY OPEN THE WINDOWS ABOUT 25MM..
The staff finally gave us a tiny fan that only managed to blow the hot air around.
avoid this hotel in the summer season, it is obvious that it is onlyset up for winter as the rooms were full of heating radiators that thankfully weren't on otherwise we would have melted !!

Room Tip: If it's summer in Amsterdam avoid non air cond premises, and another thing avoid the trams as th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Nicolaas Witsen Hotel

Address: Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4-8, 1017 ZH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#64 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#77 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#78 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Nicolaas Witsen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is a recently renovated hotel in a quiet street in the city centre of Amsterdam. Most of Amsterdam attractions/ sightseeings are within walking distance from our hotel. All rooms and public area's have free WiFi.We are ready to welcome you and promise you a wonderfull stay! ... more   less 
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