Hotel De Hallen
What We Love
- Exceptional conversion of one of the city’s lesser-known heritage buildings
- A chance to explore the ‘real’ Amsterdam as enjoyed by the residents of Oud-West, a colorful yet surprisingly central district
- Equal proximity to the picture-perfect Jordaan area and the Golden Age grandeur of the Museum Quarter
- Decorated with designer furnishings by Arne Jacobsen and Thomas Bentzen
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What To Know
- A city tax of 5 percent of the room rate per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- De Hallen is the first completed part of a neighbourhood regeneration project. Consequently it’s still surrounded by (considerate) construction on all sides
- The neighborhood, while delightful in its own right, is largely residential and not the chocolate box proposition depicted in postcards
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Residents of Amsterdam’s serene Oud-West district campaigned tirelessly to prevent this once-squatted tram depot from becoming another cookie-cutter shopping mall. Now they’re reaping the benefits in the form of this gorgeous new design hotel. Architect Andre van Stigt restored this delightful heritage building’s original glass ceiling, exposed brickwork and concrete flooring to its former glory, adding an eclectic mish-mash of interior talking points (a Jacobsen Egg chair here, a Thomas Bentzen side table there). It’s a look entirely in keeping with the unflashy, independent spirit of the neighborhood.
Bed and Bath
The centerpiece in each room is an eco-friendly Cocomat bed, a metal-free frame fitted with a matress hewn from entirely natural materials (wool, rubberized coconut fibers). An occasional chair is done up in sumptuous fabrics reminiscent of the textured patterns found on London Underground trains. A large bathtub, unusual for hotel rooms in Western Europe’s most densely-populated city, sits behind a sliding door (in some rooms), and all have natural Spa Collection toiletries.
Vondel Hotels owner Arjen van den Hof has gone to town with this property, his fourth and most extravagant hotel project. The light-flooded common area bridges the past—busts of classical composers, midcentury-inspired furniture—with the present. It’s home to modern European/French restaurant Remise47, where original tram tracks gleam promisingly. How appropriate, given that this once-unfashionable residential area is going places once more.
In the Area
The hotel’s generous drinking and dining terrace – by far the largest in the area – overlooks the tree-fronded Bellamyplein, a family-friendly hub complete with a kids’ pool and playground. The Ten Katemarkt, one of Amsterdam’s liveliest grocery-hawking experiences, sits next door in the fast-evolving De Hallen development (soon to become a shopping mall and cultural complex including an art-house cinema). A short walk in the direction of the arterial Overtoom, you’ll find a host of up-and coming bars, including funky De Ebeling. It’s a welcome pitstop on the way to the stately Vondelpark, the green lungs of the city.
How to Get There
The hotel is very clean and well decorated. We love staying here. But, the outside restaurant service was very bad. There was no organization and I had to ask 4 people and wait 1/2 hour to get a napkin. The inside service was very good but the quality of the dinner food could be improved. Just didn't like the sole or the hamburger. Breakfast was very good.
The location was really good, it has several Tram station like 5 minutes walking distance
The room was really clean and the bed was comfortable
The area surronding the Hotel is having everything you might need
this hotel is part of the old tram buildings that have been converted. Rooms are modern, well decorated if a little smaller than i would have liked. UK and Euro style plugs in room, with in room dining available. Flatscreen TV with satellite channels including movie channels in english. Be aware rooms that are not on the left hand side of the building have no exterior windows, so if a window is important to you ensure to request one at booking time. the food hallen is right next door which is a real oasis of multi cultural foods, drink and night entertainment venues. If you want somewhere the locals go to and not the tourists, this is the spot. Central amsterdam is a 2 min walk and 5 min tram ride away. Staff were all lovely and very helpful. No problems whatsoever with this hotel, A+++
. We all loved the decor of the hotel and location. Exceptional service by all the staff. Will definitely stay again. The bedrooms are not huge but very clean and tidy with comfortable beds. Honestly one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in with regard to service and ease
Modern/quirky hotel. Industrial but contemporary feel.
Thank you for the early check-in. Great local info, ‘mini cards’ really helpful. Bed extremely comfy! Quiet nights sleep. Fantastic location, epic atmosphere in neighbouring ‘de hallen’. Bar great, enjoyed our last drink in the sun trapped courtyard.
Transport links spot on, 2-3 min walk to tram stop. Approx 30 mins from airport. We also went to a concert at AFAS, relatively easy commute!
-Lighting in the room dazzling, harsh and cold.
-Shower nice and hot, but the pressure terrible, more of a trickle.
-Bedside tables not wiped/sticky ringmarked when we first went in the room.