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Ranked #170 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great hotel!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

It's a wonderful canal house turned into a hotel.
Very cosy, big rooms, delicious breakfast and pleasant staff.
Very well located, near main spots in Amsterdam.
Definitely recommended.
Our room was in the 3rd floor, very quiet and the best view ever.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank Aline G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Had the Rembrandt Room on the 1st floor this November at 92 euro. Delightfully unmodernized. Simple, clean and spacious. Convenient location on the Singel and nice view onto the canal. Breakfast ok - a nice pot of French-press coffee. Friendly atmosphere. Felt close to the culture here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Roscoplace
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

It's difficult to write this, as the American owners were on the whole very pleasant and reminiscent of hippies from a bygone age who had stayed in Amsterdam just those twenty years too long.

Breakfast was pretty uninspiring, but adequate, again the feeling being that the same breakfast had been served for years and left the staff hugely uninspired as well as the guests. A certain air of weariness seemed to infuse the whole building and take its staff and occupants with it.

The area is first class for being central to Amsterdam, although the sudden realisation that a lady of the night occupied the front room of the next door building, accompanied by her red light and the interest she incurred throughout the night til the early hours of the morning, was a little unsettling to this single lady traveller.

Yes the rooms were noisy, both from the street outside - but what do you expect if you stay delightfully right on the bank of the Prinsengracht canal - and inside - how many times can a couple walk back and forward, closing every door imaginable in hobnail boots all night long? But the views are to die for - and judging by the nighttime activity, if you ventured outside after midnight, you might well do just that. Daytime and up to midnight are fine.

The shower and room were good - huge room for Amsterdam - fantastic views of the canal. Bath towels left quite a bit to be desired, as it seems they were as tired as the staff - and quite a bit smaller too, more like rather thin hand towels. Dear little dogs in the breakfast room cheered everything up considerably.

All in all a colourful experience which I found highly amusing, but not all that restful. Definitely a few days to dine out on when returning home and who needs boring, corporate hotels anyway? If small and quirky is your thing then the Brouwer is for you!

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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5 Thank H F
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Sacramento CA, USA
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I spent 2 nights here on my way to Africa. It is a good location, on the first canal around city center. The 500 year old building is atmospheric. My single room was small, as was the elevator, but all was comfortable, and the price cannot be beat.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Brouwer is an interesting place. Great location looking at the Singel Canal out the window and a short walk to the Anne Frank house, Central station and Dam Square. The downside is that the drunks/potheads from the nearby “coffee shops” make noise all night long until they pass out. We stayed in the first level Rembrandt Room but would recommend anyone should stay in the highest floor rooms available to minimize the noise. It has a small lift to get your luggage up to your room and a dizzying spiral staircase for those who pass on the lift. The “queen bed” is actually two twins pushed together that separate during the night, so be sure to stay on your side. The floor of our room gave us a laugh as it was tilted so we had to block the wheels of our luggage to keep it from rolling into the TV. Two ex-patriot American women who own/help run the place and served our breakfast are savvy charming. The extra cost breakfast of coffee was very good.It was a nice place to stay but our 4 day stay got to be a bit long due to the noise. I would stay there again for a day or two but somewhere else for a longer stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Retired1811
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Such a great hotel in such a great location in such a great city. The hotel is so charming and it has such a historical feel as it has been restored back to its 17th century charm. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was included and delicious,and the hotel has a lift. I repeat...the hotel has a lift! We were so happy we didn't have to lug our suitcases up the stairs. The view out of our room was perfect. It looked right out over the canal and was a quintessential view of Amsterdam. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone we knew who was traveling to Amsterdam. You're missing out if you don't stay here.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I loved this little place. Was a bit wary as you dont pay a deposit but all was well when we arrived. Room on the second floor was a great size and very comfortable with an amazing view over the canals. An added bonus was the lift - a rare sight in Amsterdams old canal houses.The lovely beams and furniture really added to our stay

We chose not to have breakfast as theres so many places within walking distance. it was an ideal location, walking distance to the brown cafes and many sights.

I also thought it was very well priced for central Amsterdam
The staff member on arrival ( a young guy) was very friendly and helpful however we didnt see him again and the other staff members werent the most helpful with suggestions of where to go etc

Overall I would defintly stay here again and would be so dissapointed if I couldnt get a room

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank snowey23
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Property: Hotel Brouwer
Address: Singel 83, 1012 VE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#100 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Brouwer Hotel Amsterdam

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