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“Perfect Location and Charm”
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Hotel Brouwer
Ranked #186 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Olympia, Washington
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43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect Location and Charm”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for two nights at the Hotel Brouwer. My room was small but very cute and quaint. My bathroom was comfortable and had a nice hot shower. The view of the canal from the window was spectacular; everything you could imagine Amsterdam to be. Yes, it was a little noisy outside at night, but what can you expect being right on the Singel Canal? And it quieted down before midnight. The man snoring in the next room was worse than the noise outside - LOL. I didn't eat the breakfast because there were plenty of other places I wanted to try - don't miss the Pancake Bakery! Going down the spiral stairs made me dizzy, but thank goodness there is a tiny lift to bring you and your luggage up. And even though there were women "working" next door, I never even noticed until I left in the middle of the day and saw a rather endowed woman sitting in the window. Amsterdam - gotta love it.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2014

My two sisters and myself stayed here in February for about a week. The staff was great , the breakfast delicious and the price affordable. The location can't be beaten. The hotel is a beautiful building dating from 1652. The owner told us that the hotel was renovated in 1998 but that they tried to keep it looking as original as possible. There was free wifi and even a small elevator, more intended for the luggage since the house has a very winding staircase. Would go back here anytime although sometimes it is hard to get a reservation I was told.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Well located, historic rooms overlooking the Singel Canal, amusing lift almost room for 2! Comfortable beds, good simple set breakfast, just wait it just keeps coming! What more could you want! Oh yes it was cheap too.
Recommended.

Room Tip: Top floor overlooking the canal
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We spent three nights in the Mondrian room last weekend in mid-February. We were on the top floor with wonderful views of the Singel canal. The room is very large and very clean. As always, all staff/personnel were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine with breads, extra belegen sharp cheese, boiled egg, and coffee/tea. As I’ve said before, this is the only place we’ll stay in Amsterdam. We’ll be back next year!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you want all the usual complimentary: body lotions, shower caps or tray of drink making accessories then this hotel is not for you. But if you want to be in a lovely old Dutch house, with exposed wooden floorboards and querky old furniture, and yes the elevator is tiny but fits 2 people (who know each other well), Wifi connection, even on the 3rd (top) floor - then you will be delighted with this little hotel.
Hotel Brouwer is just a 10 minute walk from the station, in an area surrounded by canals, cobbled streets, and OK yes, Ladies from the "Oldest profession in the World" can be seen in their colourful windows not too far away, but this is Amsterdam! It does not detract at all from the charm of this location.
Other reviewers mentioned not being able to pay with plastic, but we knew ahead of time that cash was preferred, so no problem at all.
We would certainly stay at this hotel again and maybe might not have all breakfasts with them as they get a little monotonous as we stayed 5 nights; there are plenty of good eateries in the area as an alternative.

Room Tip: The top rooms are quieter, as the night-life can be noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you are looking for something small, authentically Dutch, with genuine people, old and wooden, comfortable large rooms and bathrooms, this is it! We stayed 21-25 January in two double rooms on the fourth floor (loft), with incredible views overlooking two canals. Breakfast was on the ground floor an old room with little tables overlooking the Singel canal. Fascinating, extremely good value. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Top floor with lift (in the roof), view of canals incredible, day and night. Total silence.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#98 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Brouwer Hotel Amsterdam

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