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Fodor's Expert Review NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

Dam 9, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012 JS, The Netherlands See on Map

While you can still inhale a true Belle Epoque atmosphere in some of the hotel’s public areas, including the soaringly beautiful Wintertuin ("Winter Garden") and stuccoed and gilded The White Room restaurant, most of this Dam Square landmark’s interior is completely modern in style.

Ask for a central room if you’re particularly noise sensitive. Remember, you’re bang in the busy center of the city.


While certainly comfortable and large by Amsterdam standards, the décor is not particularly memorable. All rooms have good desks, free Wi-Fi, and large flat-screen TVs. Larger rooms and suites have Nespresso coffee makers.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some rooms offer unparalleled vistas of Dam Square and the Royal Palace, but others have uninspiring views.


Very nice indeed! Sand colored vanities offer plenty of counter space, and are kitted out with twin sinks and good shaving mirrors. While some still feature the dreaded shower-in-bath combo, others have spacious walk-in rain showers with separate adjustable shower heads, towel heaters and a generous selection of NH amenities.


Large and busy, with a businesslike burgundy, black and white color scheme, this is a lobby to breeze through on your way to the brilliant bar.


There’s a well-equipped gym where you can sweat out all those indulgences.


The White Room, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, which is set in a stunning stuccoed room, was awarded a Michelin star in December 2017. A buffet breakfast is served in the monumental 19th-century Winter Garden, a masterpiece of 19th-century allure with a greenhouse roof, potted palms and Victorian chandeliers.


Named after the original profession of hotel founder Wilhelm Krasnapolsky The Tailor is the home base of “Best Female Bartender Worldwide 2015” Tess Posthumus, whose “bespoke cocktails” include the well-constructed “Cuban Mist” with rum, apricot liqueur, tobacco bitters and Serrano ham served in a smoke-filled glass cloche. The stylish bar was awarded the prestigious “Red & Grey Best Hotel Bar Award Amsterdam 2017”.


Getting Around

Located in the heart of Amsterdam on Dam Square, near popular shopping streets, museums, and various tourist attractions, this hotel is a good base from which to explore the Old Center and Canal Belt. There are also various tram stops nearby, and Centraal Station is a short walk away.


If you’re in the mood for modern European bistro food in a sleek setting adjacent to Amsterdam’s oldest church, opt for Restaurant Anna (3-minute walk). Another incredible purveyor of bistronomy is Gebr. Hartering (15-minute walk). Or, if you’re so inclined, try the green herb-encrusted suckling pig cutlet with pearl barley and prune sauce at Dutch food specialist Greetje right across the street from Gebr. Hartering.


With over 50 wines by the glass, low-slung champagne bar Bubbles & Wines (2-minute walk) is an oenophile’s delight. For well-crafted cocktails with canal views, intimate fireplace nooks, and an Art Deco-style bar, you can’t go wrong at Pulitzer’s Bar (9-minute walk).


This Belle Epoque landmark on Amsterdam’s most important square puts you in the center of all the action, with good business facilities and an excellent cocktail bar where you can wind down after work.


451 guest rooms and suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe Yes
Room Service Yes


Phones: +31 (0)20-554–9111

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