Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam
What We Love
- Of the five buildings it occupies are three historic 1640s homes
- The bar's expertly crafted cocktails that riff on Amsterdam's gin history
- Free-to-use VanMoof bicycles for exploring town
What To Know
- The hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the central train station
- On-site restaurant and beignet stand make a case for modern American comfort food abroad
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located off a bustling Amsterdam sidewalk, De Witt’s stark exterior belies its warm, boutique feel. Although technically part of Kimpton, the design team worked hard to make the hotel (housed in five adjoining townhouses, three of which date back to the Renaissance) feel like part of the city’s fabric: a 17th-century poet’s apartment has been transformed into a three-story suite, the bar is lined with historic wallpaper, seating areas are decorated with local gallery art, and you’ll even find modern takes on traditional Delft tiles in guest room showers. This isn’t to say that the San Francisco-based brand resisted adding touches of Americana into the grand scheme. There’s a cute beignet and coffee window serving piping-hot pastries, while the onsite restaurant, Wyers, is all about modern takes on American comfort food. Whatever you do, don’t skip cocktails at the bar: the bartenders are experts at their craft and well-versed in the city’s long and storied history of gin production.
In the Area
You can’t get more central—or closer to onward transit—than this property. Amsterdam Centraal is about 10 minutes away on foot, while the hotel’s fleet of bicycles puts the rest of the city within easy reach. From the hotel, it’s just 10 minutes by bike to major sights like the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, a 13-minute walk to the Anne Frank House, and less than 20 minutes on foot to Jordaan, an chic neighborhood great for shopping. For those who enjoy a brisk jog, the hotel’s general manager leads morning runs.
How to Get There
Great Hotel - right in the middle of Amsterdam - walkable to most things. Hotel clean, beds very comfortable and great pillows.Shampp, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion really luxurious and smell lovely. Cocktail bar really good and staff amazing. Ill def go back.
Just came back from a three night stay post-cruise, in two interconnecting rooms. Beautiful decor with nice details such as crystal glasses, large bathrooms and toiletries, nice seating, and comfy Frette robes. Beds very comfortable. Rooms also have a nice selection of photo books on Amsterdam and Dutch culture. I found the lighting a little dark, wish there were more wall lighting. Very spacious and comfortable. Ample public seating in large reception area. Warm service and let us store luggage until evening flight last night. Everyone was accommodating and with great attitudes and service. I loved the free evening drinks and the tea station both in lobby and room. Concierge service helpful and friendly. Perfect location for walking and public transport. Everything is close by. We got a three day regional transport pass, which we used to the max being close to tram stops and central station. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in a standard King room. Small but had all the amenities you need. Clean but tiny bathroom with a shower only. Quite a dark room, but we didn't spend much time in it so it was perfect for our use.
The location is perfect, a short walk from the train station but not on the main noisy part, so sleep was easy and the hotel very peaceful.
Staff very friendly and service on the whole was good. A few slip ups but overall it was good.
Breakfast was simple, but fresh and tasty. Eggs cooked to order, but the rest is buffet style. The staff in here are really lovely and friendly.
The bar had a good vibe and the drinks were very good, although quite a basic choice of cocktails.
Well appointed common areas, with cold water available and during the day a tea urn was also available to make yourself a hot drink, although the hot water wasn't that hot when we made one and the tea was undrinkable!
Overall we feel we made the right choice of hotel for our stay in Amsterdam!