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