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Fodor's Expert Review citizenM Amsterdam

Prinses Irenestraat 30, Amsterdam, North Holland 1077 WX, The Netherlands See on Map Fodor's Choice

Tucked away near the financial district in the south of Amsterdam, this link in an up-and-coming Dutch pod chain is popular with suited business types as well as a mix of younger and older international guests who enjoy the cosmopolitan vibe.

There is a second CitizenM a short walk from Schiphol Airport.

room

Trendy travelers will like the compact yet cleverly designed guest rooms with their high-tech gadgetry. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tablets for controlling the temperature and window blinds, international power outlets, ambient mood lighting, and wall-to-wall king size beds with quality linens.

bathroom

The toilet and rain shower are contained in sci-fi-like see-through glass tubes.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The bathrooms are perhaps not ideal for the shy and sharing.

lobby

In contrast to the tightly designed rooms, public spaces are lavish with design-studded lounges broken down into living room-like compartments, with workspaces and iMacs available. At citizenM check-in is an on-screen affair, but the bar staff are consistently praised for their friendliness.

gym

No, but you can go for a jog in nearby Beatrixpark.

dining

Casual meals are served at a trendy 24-hour cafeteria/bar called canteenM.

drinking

The chic canteenM cafeteria/bar is a great place to mingle informally with other guests.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Situated in a safe neighborhood, somewhat out of town, you’re walking distance from a train station that’ll get you into town or to the airport in under 10 minutes.

Restaurants

Seasonal local food is served at communal wood tables in a former chapel at Restaurant As, located in Beatrixpark only a short walk away. Looking for a beachy vibe? Head to StrandZuid (10-minute walk), Amsterdam’s most stylish urban beach bar, fresh-faced from a recent innovation, where the flammkuchen (bacon-onion flatbreads) are crisp-edged and the wine ice cold. Or grab some sushi at trendy SushiLee (14-minute walk).

Bars

Stay put for drinks in the convivial on-site bar or head to nearby StrandZuid (10-minute walk), for beers on the beach.

WHY WE LIKE IT

This tech-savvy design hotel offers good value for “mobile citizens” on the go.

QUICK FACTS

Business, Trendy
215 rooms
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe Yes
Room Service Yes
$
Free
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: (+31)20 811–7090

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