Hotel Citadel

NieuwezijdsVoorburgwal 98-100, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012 SG, The Netherlands

Karin Engelbrecht

Conveniently located between Centraal Station and Dam Square, this family-run hotel offers contemporary rooms for a competitive price, and while the décor is hardly original it all looks spick and span.

YOU SHOULD KNOW You’re in the hubbub of central Amsterdam here, so if you’re noise-sensitive ask for a room at the back.


The crisp, well-kept rooms here feature dramatic, mural-size photographs of city sights−practically a ubiquitous feature in Amsterdam hotels these days it has to be said−many of which are within easy walking distance. Some provide Instagram-worthy, sweeping views of gabled rooftops. Rooms at the back are the quietest, the quaintest are tucked under the two-story mansard roof, and all are nicely done in contemporary style, even if not very original. Beds are comfortable and facilities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks, though there is no air-conditioning.

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Small modern bathrooms feature walk-in showers and sleek vanities, plus all the other standard amenities.


There’s a 24-hour reception desk with friendly staff.

You’re an 8-minute walk from Centraal Station. Not that mobile? Several trams stop right outside.


A complimentary Continental breakfast buffet is served in a brightly decorated dining area.


There is a hotel bar, but with so many options available in the area, we say “keep walking”!


Getting Around

Located along a highly trafficked street in the busy Centrum area, this hotel offers good access to central Amsterdam and the canals on foot. Various tram lines stop opposite the hotel or walk to Centraal Station for more options.


A 7-minute stroll will take you to one of the city’s most romantic restaurants, De Belhamel for French-Italian fare in a Belle Epoque ambiance. Restaurant Anna (7-minute walk) serves modern European cuisine in a stylish setting that forms a stark contrast to its location at the heart of the Red Light District. With its cozy fireside Chesterfields and low-lit, theatrically-inspired décor, The Lobby Restaurant (9-minute walk) sets the scene for delicious tête-à-têtes. It is a popular local hangout and dining destination (the flammkuchen, are famous!), and there’s a covered outdoor terrace, too.


Drink in the authentic old “brown café” atmosphere at Café ‘t Molentje (7-minute walk), which has been around since the 1870s. Or, if you’re heading to the Red Light District Mata Hari (8-minute walk) offers a welcome respite with its retro atmosphere, comfy leather chairs and menu of local beers and bar bites (there’s a decent upstairs restaurant, should you want to stay for dinner, too).


This centrally-located family-run hotel offers contemporary rooms for a competitive price.


38 rooms
Breakfast Free
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar Yes.
Cafe No.
Room Service Yes.


Phones: +31 (0)20-627–3882

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