Hotel D’Amsterdam: A cheap hotel for a great stay in middle of Amsterdam
On a recent trip to Amsterdam with some friends, we were lucky to find a place to stay in the middle of Amsterdam – perfect for our daily excursions and evenings out on the town. We booked Hotel D’Amsterdam, which was in the center of the city, but in a surprisingly quiet and peaceful part of town.
Upon arrival, we noticed that the exterior of the hotel was old, perhaps having been built in the early 1900’s. But the interior was thankfully modern and comfortable. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the staff and the air conditioning – a wonderful, cool gift in the heat of summer. We were happy to find the room also had air conditioning, as it was very hot this time of year and we needed to cool down a bit. We were shown our room and had some time to relax before going out into the city. So, of course, we uploaded some of our pictures via the complimentary Wi-Fi.
Once we were ready to go explore, the staff eagerly told us about the nearby attractions and the best ways to get around the city. The hotel was near the Leidseplein, which was our first stop for some food and a drink. After that, we made our way to the Vondelpark and the Rijksmuseumn. We were glad that all of this was within walking distance, as we were tired of sitting on buses from traveling.
That evening, we went back to the hotel to freshen up a bit. The room had its own shower and toilet, which we were thankful for after having experienced many hotels in Europe that make you share a bathroom and shower with other guests. We watched a little television as we got ready for the evening, and chilled our water in the refrigerator in the room. One of my friends left her shampoo at another hotel, so she was grateful to find the complimentary toiletries in the bathroom.
After a night on the town, we awoke the following morning and were happy to discover that the hotel had complimentary breakfast. This breakfast was buffet style – in our very own room! We didn’t have to get up and go into the main lobby for breakfast, and we were able to enjoy the delicious food in the comforts of our pajamas and privacy.
The rooms had modern décor, with no outdated or uncomfortable furniture. In fact, everything was very modern compared to hotels in the United States. The staircase leading to the upstairs rooms was charming, and the hotel was more like a several-story house rather than a hotel. The rooms were simple, with enough room to move around and some nice art on the walls. Towels were thankfully provided, clean and folded on our beds upon arrival.
We were so glad to have found such a gem of a hotel for our trip to Amsterdam. The Hotel D’Amsterdam was a lovely place to stay as we explored the city. We would definitely stay there again, even on business or for trips outside of tourism.