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
I Made a recent visit to Amsterdam In route to Rotterdam for the North Sea Jazz Festival. Stayed at the De Witt hotel and was very impressed. Not only is it a short walk from Central Station. The rooms are great and the staff is exceptional. The location is also central to shops and attractions so it is a great place to stay. I would highly recommend staying at the De Witt hotel when planning a trip to Amsterdam
This is an amazing hotel. The service is exceptional. The location is excellent . The room was so comfortable and clean and had everything one could want. The breakfast was really 5 star. we loved our time here and would recommend this really beautiful hotel
The hotel was well designed and super cool. It was within a short 5 min walk from The Central station and the tram station is just 3 min walk from the hotel. I was impressed with the service from the hotel staff. I was also pleasantly surprised with the birthday wine and desserts when I checked into my room... a very sweet gesture.
This is a wow hotel. From complimentary tea service throughout the day to complementary wine in the afternoon to the attentive staff, beautiful design and perfect location, this is an excellent place to stay in Amsterdam. It's just a 5 minute walk from the train station and 2 minutes from the main canal.
Fabulous hotel - from walking into the foyer with the cool cucumber and orange iced water to great reception and check in. The room was perfect - so fresh and pretty with it's white and navy patterned chair and incredibly clean bathroom. I'd forgotten my toothbrush and was promptly provided with one. The bar staff were amazing and recommended a 'surprise' Gin, which was different, but tasty. Very knowledgeable staff and I loved the little outside courtyard with comfy chairs. Great concierge who helped me from both the UK with booking a restaurant and twice face to face with a canal trip and another restaurant. Definitely the hotel to be at and I'd love to return. Thank you!