Fodor's Expert Review The Concert Hotel
De Lairessestraat 11, Amsterdam, North Holland 1071 NR, The Netherlands See on Map
Cheap and cheerful accommodations in an early-20th-century house, opposite the Concertgebouw concert hall, near the main museums and Vondelpark.
This hotel offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms.
Small guest rooms featuring soothing neutral tones and photographs of famous jazz and pop musicians are more simple than stylish, but offer okay value for travelers (or groups) on a budget. There’s free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee- and tea making facilities.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Rooms at the front can be noisy, and the walls are thin.
Small private bathrooms have (somewhat messy) showers and all the basic necessities.
Basic, with a 24-hour reception.
Breakfast only, served in the dining room.
There is no on-site bar.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Big Three museums, this hotel offers good access to a wide range of tourist attractions on foot. Tram access is available at nearby Museumplein.
Sample some of the best fries in the city at Frietboutique (5-minute walk), which also offers excellent ice cream. Sustainable seafood specialist, The Seafood Bar (9-minute walk), offers smoked fish varieties from Volendam, delicately-battered fish and chips, four varieties of oyster and platters of fruits de mer. Or soak up some authentic Art Deco atmosphere at Café Americain (18-minute walk) while tucking into “accessible brasserie classics with a twist”.
Wildschut, a popular grand café with 1920s charm and a large, sunny terrace is only a 7-minute walk away. If you’re looking for the convivial atmosphere of a typical Dutch “brown café”, there’s Café De Wetering (16-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Concert Hotel is ideally situated for culture vultures looking to visit the museums or next door concert hall.
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