Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
What We Love
- Free minibar and espresso maker in each room
- An idyllic location overlooking the canals and picturesque rooftops
- The wellness center has a pool, sauna, Turkish steam bath, and whirlpool
- READ MORE: 42 Things to do for Free in Amsterdam
What To Know
- WiFi and minibar are both free
- The hotel is situated very close to the central train station
- Entrance to the fitness center and relaxation area is free for guests
- The spa menu is extensive but treatments can be pricey
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Housed in the former headquarters of a shipping company, this canal-side gem retains many of the building’s historic features, like the paternoster elevators (this is one of only two buildings in Amsterdam with these wacky contraptions in working order) and the incredible stained glass ceiling in the Van Der Mey hall. The latter is one of many picturesque venues dinner guests can experience during the novel “walking dinner,” in which diners enjoy each course in a different space in the hotel. Other options: the rooftop, with its superlative views over the city and the romantic wine vault.
In the Area
When in Amsterdam, you should at least learn about one of the city’s most famous diversions at the Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, which contains over a thousand artifacts, paintings, objects and books. Feeling hungry? Head to one of the city’s more boho restaurants, like the casual-cool Van Kerkwijk, located in a lane off Dam Square, where there are no reservations or menus–instead, waiters recite the dishes of the day, which might range from French classics like steak tartare to exotic African tagines. If you’d rather taste Amsterdam’s wild side, head instead to Getto, a drag queen bar-meets-funky-burger-joint, where the cheekily named burgers are retro and the acts are always entertaining.
How to Get There
I stayed here with a friend. I was impressed with the room size, we had plenty of room for our bags without feeling cramped. We also had a great interactions with staff. They were very friendly and remembered our pizza order from night to night. Great hotel for the price with a great location.
What an interesting place, good location and quite quirky . But that is where the good stuff ends. Poor girl on reception had to cope with check ins and trying to direct us to rooms, when she had only been there 5 mins.
Tried to get room service after a long walk back, but nobody answered .
WHERE ARE THE STAFf
Could be great, you just need to hire some staff.
We stayed in this hotel during our 3 night Amsterdam city break. The hotel was in an excellent location being a short walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station and a 10 / 15 minute walk from Dam Square.
Our bedroom was a good size, clean and the bed was comfortable. There was a free mini bar was re filled each day and the bathroom was modern, spacious and clean. The only slight negative about our bedroom was that it was an inside room which meant there was not much natural light.
The spa and swimming pool were excellent. The breakfast menu had a huge choice of food and the breakfast room was a lovely; this far exceeded our expectations. There was a good sized bar offering reasonably price bar meals.
Finally, all the staff were very polite and attentive
Overall, an excellent hotel and we would certainly stay there again should we visit Amsterdam again.
It was really a delight to stay here. The staff was so helpful, the room was perfect and we felt utterly spoilt. The chocolate covered strawberries when we checked in was an amazing touch, as was the hand written welcome card. It was a wonderful stay.
We had two rooms - one for my son and another for my husband and I. We had no bath but my son had a shower and bath. The toiletries in our room were half empty. The hotel is very close to Central station and yet the immediate surroundings are nice and quiet.
The entrance lobby is very small, the bar is very pleasant but there are no other communal areas. The hotel has obviously stopped doing dinner in the restaurant (now just a breakfast venue) but it is possible to eat in the bar and choose from a bar snack menu or specials on the day. The 'specials' are not written on any menu nor are the prices for these visible or charted. On our first day I had the lobster bisque (which had two scallops within), my son had cod and my husband had steak. The food was expensive.
I was violently sick all night. We did not eat here again apart from drinks at breakfast and son having fruit and husband toast.
The breakfast was help yourself (after arguing with the lady at the door about having paid for the breakfast). All of the milk jugs were empty next to the coffee machine and then the coffee beans ran out. There were paper napkins and no tablecloths. They ran out of side plates. All of the toilet rolls were empty from the three downstairs ladies toilets.
The minibar was replenished each day and this was included in the room price.
This could be a really nice hotel but the managers need to sort out the basics.