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
- 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
First time in Amsterdam and the hotel was 100%. The staff were friendly, location was perfect, especially if you’re getting the train in which is only 3mins walk. The tram is also right outside the door. The front desk was always staffed well.
A couple of little things we loved:
1: The hotel had a ‘Tea station’ set up all day. There was a selection of different teas with lemon, honey etc that you just helped yourself to. Awesome idea!
2: There was a ‘Wine Hour’ between 5pm - 6pm where there was a Red and a White wine available for free. The hotel lobby was really cool and bustling with people, but plenty of chilled places to sit and enjoy it while overlooking the street.
A really cool little hotel which I would definitely stay at again.
Well, I'm staying here now and yesterday when I arrived to check in, the staff said it's not ready for my room so she will call me when it's ready(that time was around 1:50pm. She said it will be ready between 3pm to 4. I waited for and went out. I got a call that it's ready around 3:35pm from the staff. I was outside so I missed wine hour. My room is the 1st floor and actually 0view is the terrible. Nothing I could watch. I think I should be extra careful to be seen my room by others. Even in the morning I can't draw curtains. Room isn't included breakfast. And I think breakfast price(24euro) is quite pricy. (I don't the the quality of it though).
Room condition is fine, location is also convenient. This is not a cheap hotel in Amsterdam. But disappointing about the view. I'm doubting if I come back here when I visit Amsterdam again.
We stayed in this hotel, one year ago, and we were very impressed. That is the reason we went back again. However this year we were not impressed, the ongoing construction
was very inconvient. We were meeting construction staff in the corridors.The cards we were given to operate the lifts, and our doors stopped working on a few occassions. The hotel is in a central position, and taxis are nearby. Most of the staff , are helpful. The room was not as good as we thought it would be for an upgrade.
I stayed at the Kimpton deWitt in fall of 2018. Plus - great location if you are on business and need easy access to the central train station for a one day trip. Con - impersonal and bland lobby and rooms that don’t make you feel excited about being in an edgy city like Amsterdam. The rooms are comfy and well done, but this hotel left me wanting more and thinking I was at a nicely done airport hotel next to the terminals at Chicago OHare or JFK.
While the hotel was beautiful, with a fun South Beach vibe, the service was incredibly disappointing. The hotel had construction going on adjacent to hotel rooms during all hours - even on weekend morning, which was incredibly disruptive. The service team was unapologetic and unhelpful. In addition, a pair of earrings went missing from our room after it had been cleaned, which the hotel again was unapologetic and not accountable for. The hotel restaurant, Wyers, is also sub-par. There are so many fantastic food destinations in Amsterdam. Skip the hotel restaurant in favor of exploring other culinary experiences.