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4.5
Very Good 1400 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Seconds from one of the world’s best shopping streets
  • Secluded garden gives a residential feel
  • The honesty bar is hassle-free
  • Breakfast hours are extremely generous
  • READ MORE: 42 Things to do for Free in Amsterdam

What To Know

  • A city tax of approximately 5 percent of the total room cost per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • Party animals might want a livelier neighborhood
  • Pale carpeting could use an update
  • WiFi is free

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Discreet digs with a secluded garden housed in two 18th-century mansions in Amsterdam's Museum Quarter

The Look

As befits a hotel that’s smack bang in the middle of Amsterdam’s cultivated Museum Quarter, the JL is named after 17th-century poet Johannes Luiken (the hotel is number 76 on the street named after him, geddit?). Sure, it’s in the swankiest part of town (Chanel, Tiffany, Gucci, et al. are just a rhinestone’s throw away), and there’s a flat-screen TV above the Jacuzzi, but the guestrooms are more stealth wealth, with a soothing color palette and the odd splodge of quirky fun. Case in point: the parade of crash helmet–sporting dog sculptures in the reception area window.

Bed and Bath

Lots of thought has clearly been put into your comfort and convenience. Coffeemaking facilities are courtesy of Nespresso, mattresses are from eco-manufacturer Coco-Mat, and the indulgent “rain dance” showers are perfect after a punishing day on the culture beat. Housed in two 18th-century mansions, the rooms retain architectural details such as quirky window frames and sloping roofs, and some feature graffiti-style walls or artwork by Barbara Broekman.

Beyond

The culinary options aren’t endless, but the fact that the kitchen serves wraps, salads and the like until 10 p.m. is impressive for a 39-room hotel. Nearby Willemsparkweg offers additional noshes. Fill up on Dutch pancakes with maple syrup at breakfast here and you won’t be requiring much lunch. The honesty bar is hassle-free, and the secluded garden gives a residential feel. In keeping with Amsterdam’s twin traditions of egalitarianism and gezelligheid (which roughly translates as coziness), the JL is the kind of place where fellow guests smile at each other and all seems well in the world.

In the Area

Fast, fun and eco-friendly, the humble bicycle remains the best way to see the city. You can rent one on the nearby Leidseplein from Mac Bike. Saddle up and cycle along nearby PC Hooftstraat, which leads directly into the elegant Vondelpark — the green lungs of the city. For a spot of culture, visit the recently reopened Stedelijk Museum. Nicknamed “the Bathtub” on account of its extraordinary design, it’s a world class modern art trove. For dinner Brasserie Keyzer, adjacent to the Concertgebouw recital hall on Van Baerlestraat, is the traditional hangout of Amsterdam’s literary elite.

How to Get There

Hotel JL No76
Jan Luijkenstraat 76
Amsterdam, 1071 CT Netherlands

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1400 Reviews
Excellent location, great service
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed at this Hotel for 3 nights and were very pleased by wonderful location in a very quiet street while just steps from major Museums like Van Gogh Museum and Rijkmuseum. Beautiful green Vogel Park is also minutes walking from Hotel. Also there is "Stuffing" cafe where you can have a healthy lunch, we were advised to go there by Hotel stuff, thanks for all advices!. Tram stop is just around the corner and it will take 15 minutes for you to get the City center. As for Hotel, it is very clean, we stayed in room #101 DeLuxe which is super good, nice size. You can find coffee/tea bar on the first floor during the day, as well as Honesty Bar for drinks. Breakfast is very delicious, ask for the crepes, they are to die for! Will definitely stay again in this place.

Excellent place ,Excellent people
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you for an excellent stay..Thanks Andre and Issmir They went above and beyond.with making my stay enjoyable ..Place is well located with restaurants and measums ..Thanks again ..I would stay there again if I go back to Amsterdam

Extending our trip in Amsterdam a few days
Reviewed 7 days ago

We had just completed a river cruise and decided to stay a couple extra days in Amsterdam. This hotel is within walking distance of the museums and the city tram. Beautiful room and easy access via the elevator.

Always excellent and friendly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed here on a short visit to Amsterdam. I can't imagine us wanting to book anywhere else. The hotel is situated in a quite street but is 5 minutes from all the major museums and exclusive shopping area. It is surrounded by lovely cafe's and restaurants and the public transport network that can have you to Central Station in 15 minutes or the airport in 30 minutes. The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly and the rooms are big airy and very comfortable.

Good location on a quiet street
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed staying in this hotel - perfect location - in walking distance to museums , Anne Frank House, restaurants, etc. The room was clean and fresh and the staff very friendly and helpful. There's a nice little spot to sit in the lobby and we would stop here and make use of the honor bar before heading to our room for the night. The only negative thing I can say is that we were told by one staff member that the coffee was free but, on checking out, we were charged for 2 cups of cappuccino that we had brought to our room while packing up. We were embarrassed! We felt as though the staff member was accusing us of trying to abuse the honor bar system. We wrote down our evening wine purchase but had no idea that there was a fee for coffee as well.