Amsterdam Tropen Hotel
What We Love
- A lovely hotel in one of Amsterdam's greener neighborhoods, with breakfast and a welcome drinkStaying in a unique location, right next to the green oasis of Oosterpark
- Savoring your daily breakfast and being greeted with a welcome drink on arrival
- Vising the neighboring Royal Tropical Institute and dining in the brand-new Grand Cafe De Tropen
- Meandering along the city's many waterways and discovering boutique shops and charming cafés
What To Know
- The hotel is about 15-minutes by tram from central Amsterdam; there are multiple tram stops nearby
- WiFi is spotty, but you can pay to upgrade your access if you really need service
- Just a couple of blocks away is a street market with fresh produce, clothes and trinkets
- Guestrooms don't have air conditioning
Amsterdam’s beauty has remained apparent for centuries, thanks, in part, to the city’s unique aesthetic – it’s a lacework of calming canals lined by dignified 17th-century houses. Add to this the ever-growing population of chic coffee shops, stylish boutiques, antique emporiums, fascinating museums and the generous peppering of artist studios and world-class galleries, and you have a city that’s as inviting as it is enchanting.
Amsterdam Tropen Hotel is your home away from home, occupying a beautiful location, right beside Oosterpark. You can stroll through this calming expanse of green, or hop on a metro for a 10-minute ride into the city center. The hotel itself is cool and contemporary in style, with a brasserie and a bar on site, and the contemporary guestrooms boast all the modern amenities. After a day of strolling the canals – or renting a bike and cruising like a local – this is the perfect spot to unwind, recharge and plan your next day in this ultra-cool city.
The Standard rooms at Amsterdam Tropen Hotel are tastefully furnished and designed with sustainability in mind. Hardwood floors are paired with a soothing palette of cream and beige, making for a relaxing ambience. You’ll also enjoy lovely views of the city from the large picture windows.
The brasserie and bar is open for breakfast and also offers a small menu of international dishes, incorporating local and organic produce as much as possible. Meanwhile, the newly opened Grand Cafe De Tropen is uniquely set in the Royal Tropical Institute and is open seven days a week, with a sunny terrace that provides an al-fresco option over the summer months, complete with views across Oosterpark.
Amsterdam Tropen Hotel is located next to Oosterpark in the Dapperbuurt district. Amsterdam itself is a city of canals that effortlessly mixes its heritage with an infectious, contemporary buzz. Attractive rows of 17th-century houses are dotted with hip coffee shops and design-savvy boutiques, as well as antique emporiums, artist studios and fascinating museums.
How to Get There
Tropen has it’s charm by having large windows toward Oosterpark. It’s old and it shows, in the furniture and the room that was full of silverfish (I saw at least 1-2 a day) and I could hear everything that was going on outside the room.
The staff seems clueless about many things, but they are very kind! They thought it was weird that I asked for a glass of ice (?) and after looking for 5 minutes for this rare request, they found it.
Location wise it’s near the tram and short rides to anywhere we had to go, about 20-30 minutes to get to any museum/arena or restaurant we wanted to check out.
I tried to book the hotel shuttle, but they couldn’t figure that out from the airport to the hotel so I took a taxi for €60. From the hotel to the airport they booked my shuttle and the shuttle charged me double what the hotel said.
The breakfast no matter what time I arrived was always only half stocked. I watched them half refill the juice and croissants. I don’t know what that was about. Nice breakfast views and charming common areas. A bit dusty and spiderwebs were on the chairs in the lobby.
The hotel is more pleasing to the eye than anything else. There’s no minibar or 24-hour convenient store near by, so cold drinks (hence the ice) was rare.
The views are spectacular and the eco-friendly shower was good, as was the soaps and stuff. However, we put “do not disturb” on our door to avoid the cleaning and restocking we didn’t need, but they still cleaned and changed the towels we had barely used (not exactly environmentally friendly).
The cleaning staff was very friendly and helpful so there’s absolutely no remarks on the service, it’s a three star place, that deserves a three star rating. Good enough.
I recommend the Hotel!
Excellent location,Green surroundings, peaceful,not noisy so great for light sleepers.
Had an excellent view of Amsterdam from our room which had full size windows.
Spacious room and lots of plug points so extremely useful to charge various gadgets.
Friendly,courteous staff at the reception.
The Hotel is very close to the Alexanderplein tram stop and a 14 no tram takes you straight to Amsterdam Central where there is fantastic connectivity to everything and all the tours usually commence from there.
The Reception keeps tram tickets which you can purchase directly from them! So you are good to go from the moment you enter the hotel.
They have a beautiful lounge area overlooking the huge public gardens.
We had a couple of hours to kill before our transfer to the airport and sitting in the lounge area was super comfortable and enjoyable.
There is a very spacious Luggage room where you can store your luggage if you need to keep your bags after check out time and go sightseeing.
There is also a very convenient weighing scale for your luggage if you are worried about your luggage being overweight.
The Buffet Breakfast was also good.
There was a hot water kettle and tea/coffee satchets as well,in the room.
Hair dryer too! Safe was provided as well.
Stayed for 6 nights for a city break before a business trip. Fantastic location with easy public transport, about 20 minutes walk into central Amsterdam. The neighbourhood is really relaxed with good local bars and cafes. My favourite part was the breakfast room and bar with views out into lovely Oosterpark, felt like you were outside! The only critique is as an older building there’s some signs of wear and tear in the rooms and no fridge in the room for storing your white wine ;)
I have to commend the reception staff - at checkin (I was an hour early) they were able to move me to a room on a higher floor with amazing skyline views. On checkout, they offered to store a piece of luggage for me during my business trip, saving me €60 in airport left luggage fees!
I’d recommend making a donation to their foundation funding healthcare professionals from developing countries undertaking post graduate studies at the neighbouring Tropen tropical institute.
Mini break with my other half in March! To this lovely hotel situated in a very good location within walking distance of tram, bar, shop and park! Friendly, helpful staff who helped us with getting tram tickets and booking activities. Nice clean hotel with excellent facilities. 100% recommended this hotel to family and friends! Cant wait to go back :)
As previous reviews have stated this hotel does not look overly attractive from the outside! The location is next to a lovely park that was always busy with people.
We had a room on the 8th floor and the views over the park and wider city were pretty spectacular. The room was good and the service we received excellent. Room was clean and the bed was huge!
We had breakfast as part of our deal, im not sure I would have paid €12 a person for the privelidge.
The location of the hotel is approx 30 minutes walk from the old town or a 12 minute tram ride. We loved the location as you are close to a good few bars and shops.
If you can accept that the hotel is 3* then give it a go. We had a great time.