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Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Roemer

Roemer Visscherstraat 10, Amsterdam, North Holland 1054 EX, The Netherlands

A zest for modern art and design and a sense of travelers' comfort shows up everywhere, from the imtimate breakfast room opening onto a beautiful garden to the stylish, well-equipped guest rooms, where even the bathrooms have flat-screen TVs and sometimes a Jacuzzi tub. Owner Arjen van den Hof does the decorating himself and has chosen interesting art to display throughout the hotel. Part of the boutique hotel chain Vondel Hotels, the property is a stone's throw from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, shopping areas, and major museums.

YOU SHOULD KNOW While there is an elevator (unusual for properties of this kind in Amsterdam), do keep in mind that there are some stairs leading up to the front door.

room

Most of the 37 guest rooms are elegantly decorated and nicely sized, and come with original art, comfy beds and Nespresso coffee makers. Other amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and minibars.

Various family rooms are available.

bathroom

Comfortable black marble bathrooms feature walk-in rain showers, monogrammed towels, and The Spa Collection bathroom products. Larger rooms also have Jacuzzi tubs and flat-screen TVs.

lobby

Around the corner from the small, art-adorned lobby is a couch with magazines.

If you’re coming from Schiphol International Airport, take bus 197, which takes you almost all the way to the hotel for only €5.00 (get off at the Leidseplein stop).

gym

No, but nearby Vondelpark is a great place to go for a jog.

dining

A buffet or a la carte breakfast (not included) is served in an intimate breakfast room overlooking the garden.

drinking

There is a small on-site honor bar.

gardens

There is a pretty garden with patio furniture, where you can relax with a drink, weather permitting.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Occupying two townhouses on a quiet, residential street near Vondelpark and Leidseplein, this hotel offers good access to Amsterdam’s Museum District, the city’s chicest shopping street and the famous Leidseplein with its cafes, restaurants and, bars. From here, you can cover a cross-section of South, West, and Centrum on foot. There are also various tram stops nearby.

Restaurants

Sustainable seafood specialist The Seafood Bar (3-minute walk) offers smoked fish varieties from Volendam, delicately-battered fish and chips, four varieties of oyster and platters of fruits de mer. But if all you crave after all that airplane food is something simple and clean, get your chicken ramen kick at Umaimon (8-minute walk). De Foodhallen (15-minute walk), Amsterdam’s lively indoor food court, provides plenty of choice for even the pickiest of eaters with over 20 food stands.

Bars

Popular café Gollem’s Proeflokaal, a dark and cozy Belgian beer café with more than 180 bottled brews and 22 on tap, is only a 6-minute walk away. Or if you prefer fermented grapes instead, wine bar and boutique Shiraz Jardin des Vins (10-minute walk) is a brilliant bet.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Tastefully furnished, safely situated and reasonably priced, Hotel Roemer is an ideal base for a weekend of shopping or museum hopping.

QUICK FACTS

Service
30 rooms, 7 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service Yes
$$
Free
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: +31 (0)20-589–0800

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