Just stayed five nights at this hotel with our grandson (aged 9) and found it an excellent base for experiencing Amsterdam. We had a large room at the front, with a view over the canal and the Amstelhof/Hermitage Museum. No complaints at all about the hotel. The 24 hour breakfast bar suited me particularly, as I can't eat breakfast in the morning, but was pleased to get a cup of tea and snack whenever I wanted. The owner was very helpful,suggesting places to eat and establishing a rapport with our grandson. His assistant, Irene, was wonderful when I slipped on the front steps, and immediately brought me an ice pack and looked after me. As others have commented, it's not far to good public transport (metro and tram) and there's lots to see in just a quick walk round the area.
The street is in the old Jewish Quarter, and on the canal wall opposite there are plaques with the names and dates of birth of 200 Jewish residents who were murdered by the Nazis during the German occupation during WW2. It's very moving.
Yes, the stairs up to the rooms are steep and narrow, but that's the trade off for staying in a genuine old Amsterdam building with character rather than a faceless modern hotel.
We'd definitely go there again.
- Also Known As:
- Adolesce Hotel Amsterdam