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“Beautiful AND Friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center

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Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
Ranked #50 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful AND Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam as part of our extended stay prior to our Viking Grand European Cruise. The staff was very helpful & friendly, and the hotel was gorgeous. The city is exciting, the hotel warm & inviting, and the concierge very helpful. He gave us suggestions for various places to eat, some of the city's highlights, and a map so we wouldn't get lost. The hotel is located right on one of the scenic Amsterdam canals and very close to the train station as well as many points of interest. Definitely recommend a stay for anyone traveling to or through Amsterdam

Room Tip: Our room was more or less on a middle floor and quiet. We were readily accessible to the elevator b...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TnDucki
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear TnDucki,
We hope you had a beautiful Viking Cruise and would like to thank you for your contribution.
We are indeed located on the banks of the river "IJ" just outside the busy city center. Your more than friendly words are very motivating for us. Please stay with us next time you decide to visit Amsterdam again.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed here after Baltic cruise. Came in VERY early and VERY tired and travel companion was not feeling well. Staff was awesome, went above and beyond to find us a room for early check-in. Room was spacious, clean and well appointed. Amenities were noteworthy and of excellent quality. Breakfast buffet (I don't really like Buffets) was amazing in its variety, quality and freshness. Staff was attentive, helpful and friendly. Will definitely return here when in Amsterdam again even though it caters to the cruise port, it is well located for business and leisure travelers as well. 5 minute, safe walk to the Central Train Station, variety of restaurants within walking distance although the one in the hotel is suburb. Concierge was knowledgeable and eager to help and worked with us to find alternatives to tours which were overbooked and did not accommodate our schedule and interests. A truly enjoyable vacation experience and well worth a visit. View from seventh floor room was spectacular. Could have stayed in room all day just watching Amsterdam go by.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank haboo1943
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear haboo1943,
Thank you very much for sharing your kind review with us. We are very happy to have been of such a great and helpful assistance upon your early arrival and for your companion not feeling well. Hopefully he/she did recover completely and your trip back home has been a good one.
Your more than positive remarks are very encouraging as we put a lot of emphasis on our service and quality.
Should you have the chance to stay with us again, please contact the hotel directly.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed here for our pre- Viking river cruise Amsterdam extension. The hotel itself is nice enough, and if it were actually within the city center, I would have rated it 4 stars. But, sadly it is either a hotel shuttle ride (if you can actually reserve a spot) or tram ride away from the tourist area of Amsterdam. The only thing really going for it is that it is convenient for the cruise ships to book their pre-cruise customers as they can get away with not really offering people transfers to the ship, except for one 3:00 pm ride with the luggage- and walking is not such a great choice for guests that have mobility issues. So, now that i have gotten all that off my chest, the hotel had many good things going for it. The bar and restaurant are very nice. We had one very enjoyable dinner and two breakfasts in the restaurant. Breakfasts are buffet style and offer all the desired breakfast items. All our meals were excellent. The rooms are good sized, especially by European standards, and well maintained. The staff of the hotel is pleasant and helpful, although can often be overwhelmed when large numbers of guests decend upon them all at once. That said, even with 20 or 30 people trying to register all at once, the process was quick and efficient.

The hotel is basically accross the street from the tram stop that takes you to the city center and we used that a couple of times. This is probably the better choice than opting for the shuttle, as you need to reserve the shuttle both ways if you want to be assured of a shuttle ride back to the hotel. The trams are easy to use along with the hotel provided city map, and reasonably priced. All in all, except for its off-the-beaten-path location, we enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg B
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Greg B,
Thank you very much for your extensive and informative review regarding your stay.
Our hotel is indeed located just outisde the (busy) city center, but with excellent connections as you well describe to all points of interest. We are happy to learn our large variety of breakfast met up to your expectations, as well as the friendliness of our staff.
Our entire team looks forward to assist you again next time you visit our city.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

I would like to say thank you to all the staff of moevenpick hotel.everyone is very nice& friendly.we enjoyed our stay( 2nights).Thank you for giving us a nice view from our room.i recommend this hotel to everyone.a job well done to all & fantastic location..

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judaizkie
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Judaizkie,
We are truly pleased to read your kind, positive and friendly review regarding your stay with us.
Our staff is more than happy to welcome you again and make your stay a memorable one.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night following an Avalon River cruise. The hotel had a very diverse spread at the breakfast buffet and access to 3 PCs for Internet access. Close to the metro and the Central Train station. Walking distance to Starbucks at the Double Tree. Very quiet and clean.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kv1361
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear kv1361,
We are happy to learn you had such a pleasant but short stay in our hotel and hope your boat cruise has been a wonderful experience as well.
Next time Amsterdam is on your travel list, we hope to welcome you again.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Chesterfield
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of July. We were very impressed. The room was comfortable and very clean. We were on the 11th floor and had a great view over the river. Friendly and helpful staff. Short walk from the station.
We rented bikes from the rental shop in the hotel car park. This was easy and cheap at £9 a day. Bikes were safe parked here overnight and there is direct access to the hotel from the bike hire shop/bike park.
There is a free shuttle bus to the station very half hour.
We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank NattoAndDao
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear NattoAndDao,
Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. Your comments are much valued and have been shared within our teams for encouragement already. Should you consider to stay with us again, please do not hesitate to contact our hotel directly.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed for 4nights in an executive room which gave the added benefits of room on 19/20 floor with fantastic views, use of the executive lounge with complimentary access to hot and cold drinks all day and the use of the executive lounge and dining area.. Breakfast was very high quality and had the full range of options from full cooked breakfast to fruit cheese, cold meats , pancakes etc etc, too numerous to mention..
One of the best aspects of the hotel was the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, nothing was too much trouble.
Fridge In room was restocked every day, again complimentary and chocolate left on bed each night with fresh bottle of water left at either side of bed.
Didn't use free minibus service to town ,except with case on way home, as tram stop opposite was very convenient and ran every 7minutes.7.50 euros for 24 hours from time you first use card with unlimited access for whole tram network.
Wiil definitely stay at Moevenpick when we visit Amsterdam again

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnBV3433YC
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General M, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear JohnBV3433YC,
We are delighted to read you had such a pleasant stay in our hotel and enjoyed all benefits which come included while booking an Executive Suite. Your kind and positive comments regarding our high quality and good variety of breakfast, friendly and professional staff and good overal facilities are much appreciated.
Please feel free to stay with us again next time you visit Amsterdam.

Kind regards,
The General Manager
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Property: Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
Address: Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#21 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#40 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center 4*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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