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
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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
- 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
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and the hotel is lovely. The rooms are large and spacious. There is a minbar which is free which was a pleasant surprise. We had a coffee at the hotel which was moderately priced so we decided to have breakfast. It is ridiculously over priced for a very poor quality buffet. I can honestly say that I have had better in a holiday inn. There was no table service for tea/ coffee nor a menu to order other items. The buffet was 53 euro for the two of us.
It was very poor quality, there was only the choice of scrambled egg which was stone cold, chicken sausage, streaky bacon, mushroom, tomato on the hot section. Oh and boiled egg. There were a selection of cold items with toast or croissant.
Lovely hotel but the breakfast is a rip off. Plenty of places outside which offered better value.
On the plus the position of the hotel is great to get to the main places and is only a short walk from the main train station.
Lovely hotel with beds, pillows and bedding to die for! Sheets are so soft I didn’t want to leave. Nice big room, situated in new extension which is more modern than our previous visit. Underfloor heating in bathrooms, seperate shower with a huge, deep bathtub.
Minibar is free with soft drinks, beer and wine which is nice.
Spa is lovely, always been empty when I’ve visited , the pool temperature is just perfect, like a warm bath! My husband and I also had a nice massage.
Breakfast is good, all you need is on offer.
I would return for a 4th visit as it’s very close to train station.
We booked 2 nights to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday as we had never been to Amsterdam before.
We arrived before the check in time and as the room was ready we were able enter the room. It was lovely and spacious, after an early start we had a lovely cup of tea before exploring the city. The bed was really comfy and the following morning we had a drink of water and an apple juice from the free mini bar. However when returning the glasses back in the living room we noticed that there were lots of ants, near to where the empty apple juice bottle was placed.
We took some photos to show the reception staff and they were able to offer us either another room (we just needed to wait for it to be ready for us) or for the housekeeping to go and investigate and clean, we opted for the different room (which was clean and no ants, however the layout of the room was different and the toilet was extremely close to the shower cubicle).
On checking out I was asked to pay which I did and then on production of the receipt I noticed that we have been charged 2 amounts of 53 euros for breakfast where we only had one. I would have preferred that the bill would have been given to me first to check, which is what I am used to, as then I had to go to the administration staff who did process the refund but this took extra time on the day and also need to wait for the refund to be processed back onto my credit card.
We gave an average rating as we would have expected more from a 5 star rated hotel.
Converted shipping house from the 1920,s with lots of character and charm overlooking the harbor within easy walk to all the hot spots in Amsterdam. Efficient service, nice sized rooms with lots of Art Deco and interesting quirks.
Stayed here for the night on our anniversary. Great location close to the train station and shops and bars are a short walk away. Hotel is full of character, very early art deco with a gothic feel. Staff were all excellent, nothing is too much trouble and they are all very happy to tell you about the buildings history. When they found out it was our 30th wedding anniversary we received a complimentary bottle of champagne on ice. Mini bar was also complimentary with small bottle of white wine, beer soft drinks, plus red wine outside of the chiller. We stopped in the bar for a couple of hours for cocktails and snacks which were great.