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
At check-in, there was only one of service staff at the counter, and she was talking on the phone. I just stood there waiting for her to finish talking.
The breakfast service staff is not enough. Everyone is very busy. It is difficult to find a waiter to service. After I finish breakfast , I had to proactively ask for the bill. After signing the bill, I can't find the waiter.
At the time of check-out, the bill was
automatically deducted from my credit card, but I was not asked if I would use Euro or Taiwan Dollar . The counter used DCC with a Taiwanese currency deduction, which made me pay more.
Reserved by IHG membership one night in this most beautiful hotel in the world, it’s quite memorable! Room is big and clean even thought it’s bit of out dated , awesome big indoor pool & staffs , we checked in as early as 8:30 am no need to run outside , just rest in pool area and a cup of hot tea , at 11 am the dancing exercise program in the pool so so fun , plus spa was helping eased some of back pains, Thank god ! As hotel recommended we took a short boat ride through the back of the hotel felt more happier , hotel concierges helped to buy museum ticket inside the hotel too , great service ! love love the tea & apple pie in lounge, lunch in basement has Vegetarian option , room service pretty professional too! Can’t wait to come back in the future !
Hotel was recently renovated and did not disappoint. Room view was waterfront and quiet. Hotel staff was helpful in regards to restaurant suggestions. Bartender was a bit surly, which caused us to walk across the street. Location to downtown could have been better, but we like to walk. Situated mid way between the museums we wanted to visit and the downtown area. We would stay here again.