The storybook charm of the1870 exterior—all dormers, bay windows, jigsaw trim, neoclassical columns, and sculpted reliefs of cats—ends as soon as you step into the cheerful but banally renovated interior. Many of the bedrooms are light and airy, though, and a bright yellow breakfast room overlooks a lovely garden. And you will get a lift every time you set eyes on this landmark, designed by P. H. H. Cuijpers, the architect of the Rijksmuseum and Centraal Station; take
time to look for the relief of the cat chasing mice.
Oct 9, 2004
Great location near the museums but the rooms are about as cozy as prison cells - only less spacious. Stay here if you're on a tight budget and plan on spending no time in your room. But insist on one far, far away from the very noisy elevator and lobby.
Aug 27, 2004
I stayed here three nights and was very impressed by the combination of friendly staff, well maintained rooms and, most of all, the superb location. It's on a very quiet street but just steps from the Liedseplein square and tram stops. Very convenient to the major museums, as well. Not an elegant hotel but, overall, an excellent value. I'll stay there again.