If you're just looking for a place to hang your hat and get a quiet night's sleep, these standard-issue, tidily kept guest rooms with white walls punctuated by lots of windows are a good choice. Run by the same family for two generations, the redbrick inn is on a peaceful street within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum and the Heineken Experience. Rooms come in many varieties, from snug singles to family rooms that sleep up to four.
Aug 1, 2007
The hotel staff are welcoming and helpful: our room was clean and fresh with a modern bathroom: the breakfast of egg, cheese, meats and lovely bread selection was excellent. It sits in a quiet street off a main artery. We took the Airport Connexxions bus to and from hotel. If you have luggage this is the way to go - but if you can manage it, you are much better taking the train in from the airport to Central Station and then either the 4 or 25 tram
to Freidrichsplein. The tram stops are just 50 metres from the hotel's street. If you want to avoid the noisy and overpriced centre for dinner, there are two local restaurants we would be happy to recommend to anyone. They are located about 200 metres along the main street (to the left) and sit close by each other. One is an Italian (live piano playing and owner occasionally sings!!) called La Storia Della Vita. The other a traditional Dutch called Van Aanderen which would be a wonderful choice for a special occasion dinner. We were reminded this trip just how lovely Amsterdam can be when one avoids the crowds in the centre.
Jun 6, 2007
We stayed at the Nicolaas Witsen for 3 nights and found it to be a great little hotel. When you arrive in Amsterdam take the train from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station and then get the number 4 tram this stops at Fredrik Plein which is about 2 minutes from the hotel - really easy to find. The hotel is very clean and the staff really friendly. The room was small but comfortable, with a toilet and shower - very clean - the room also had a TV.
There is a small bar which stays open till late. The breakfast consists of friut juice, tea and coffee a boiled egg and various bread and jams, cheese and ham - its just enough to get you through the morning. The hotel is in a very quiet street, however in the surrounding area of the hotel there are bars and restaurants and the hotel is 2 minutes from the canals. The hotel is extremely quiet you could hear a pin drop during the night - best nights sleep i've had in years! I would return to this hotel and recommed it to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful city, the hotel is in a great location - about 15 minute walk into the centre - with loads of bars, shops and restauarnts along the way. Visit the Heineken Brewary if you get the chance - its wonderful, costs 11 euro but you het 3 free drinks and a gift at the end (not telling you what it is but is useful!) the tour is great with loads of hands on things and great for the kids too. Amsterdam itself is lovely with loads of shops, its really clean and we didn't feel threatened at all and really easy to get round, take a boat trip for 7 euro it lasts an hour and you get to see loads of the lovely buildings, all in all a great place and well worth a visit - we shall return and stay again at this hotel