InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
What We Love
- Beautiful location, right along the Amstel River
- Design-forward Champagne Suites by Dom Perignon, with chilled bubbly upon arrival
- Dinner at La Rive restaurant, one of the city’s best
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What To Know
- Reservations are recommended for afternoon tea along the water at the Amstel Lounge
- Bikes are available to rent (at an additional cost)
- Guests can opt for personal butler service (at an additional cost)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in 1867, the InterContinental makes a grand first impression with vaulted ceilings, marble floors, drop dead gorgeous floral arrangements and a grand staircase at the center of it all. The spacious guestrooms are equally decadent, decorated with antique furniture, beautifully patterned wallpaper and luxe linens. All rooms come with well-stocked minibars, plush robes, marble bathrooms with separate tubs, and 24-hour room service. Have dinner at the Michelin-starred La Rive, where chef Roger Rassin offers two tasting menus. Or opt for casual fare at the Amstel Brasserie, afternoon tea at the elegant Amstel Lounge, or drinks along the river on one of the hotel’s waterside terraces. Wind down with a massage at the health and fitness club, which includes a gym, a Turkish bath and a heated indoor pool overlooking the river.
In the Area
Cruise the canals in style on a private guided tour aboard one of the three beautiful boats moored alongside the hotel; catering from the restaurant is available. Or get around the city like a local, on a bike. Top to-dos include a visit to see the Dutch masters at the Rijksmuseum, pedaling through Vondelpark, shopping the Nine Streets and café-hopping around the pretty residential neighborhood of Jordaan. Save time for a drink at De Ysbreeker, just a short walk away from the hotel (the place, which opened in 1702, is so named in honor of its former patrons: men whose job it was to break the ice in the canals so boats could pass through).
How to Get There
Unfortunately the high tea was allready totally under reservation. But the Nice cocktails, finger food and tapas were worth a stay this sunday afternoon in the A bar. Friendly and helpfull staff. Relaxed atmosphere.
Wonderful stay over the weekend, from start to finish, including online support, checkin, concierge, coffee etc. real personal caring touch, unmatched service here.
we had a first floor river view which was great, and we could walk up the georgous main steps without an elevator to our room.
Sabbath Friendly: They addressed my sabbath observance and kosher issues with respect and caring (note this hotel is outside the "eruv"). They have hard keys if needed for sabbath (for me they escorted me upstairs and the porters either ended up preferring to use their electric keys anyway).
This is really a team, everyone knew everything about me and what i wanted/needed, the second shift at night asked me if i found the grocery store i had asked the first team about in the morning, clearly they are really focused and actually care about each guests stay. so unusual but appreciated for an american tourist, something you only find at classic small european hotels like this one. a real treasure and a wonderful stay.
Their rain shower had the best pressure i have ever had for a rainshower, and u could use the handshower at the same time with both at full great pressure (and good hot water). unfortunately they use the same shampoo many intercontinentals use that always leaves my hair thin, but a minor quibble.
the bed/pillows were a bit too soft to my liking but the mrs loved them.
The indoor pool and hot tub were excellent and a great plus.
the only place i will stay in amsterdam...
Stayed at IC Amstel again with my wife and her parents. The check in agent recognised me from our stay last year. We booked one room in my name (Spire Ambassador) and in my wife’s (Spire). Both upgraded to riverside rooms. I got 4pm guaranteed late check out.
The rooms as last time were well appointed in a classic style with a really comfortable bed and nice toiletries.
I didn’t mention to staff that we were celebrating my birthday but a delicious cake and half a bottle of campagne were delivered to my room.
Overall excellent. The Amstel is a hotel you’ll want to keep on coming back to.
We planned a last minute trip to Amsterdam and relied on the InterContinental for a nice hotel. From the moment we walked through the door until the day we left, we were treated like royalty. The rooms far exceeded our expectations, they were huge and beautifully decorated and the staff treated us they royalty. Every staff member went above and beyond to make our stay as special as possible. I look forward to my next trip back to be spoiled again.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Amstel Intercontinental in Amsterdam! We had a beautiful room overlooking the canal and the room was beautifully decorated! I enjoyed the swimming pool (which is on the same level as the canal, steam and sauna). The staff is friendly and attentive! I would enjoy staying at this property in the future!