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
We’ve found our new go-to Amsterdam hotel. The location is perfect and makes it so easy for taking the train into the city.
The service was literally perfect - everything was above and beyond and so personalized.
Room was outstanding too.
We cannot wait to be back!
We arrived in Amsterdam on a cruise ship, thus presenting at the hotel mid-morning. My expectation was to store the luggage and set out sight seeing. We were nicely surprised that a lovely upgraded room was available for us at that time. Room 231 has a nice street view and is one of the largest rooms we have ever enjoyed in Europe. The hotel and the room was welcoming and comfortable. I had shared with the staff when making reservations months in advance that we would be celebrating our 30th anniversary. They remembered this and sent champagne and sweets to our room with a lovely note! There was a cozy area between the lobby and the bar which had a fireplace. We enjoyed that nook during the complimentary wine hour. No complaints at all, this was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in. I was surprised when I read they had over 200 rooms. From the street appearance and "feel" I would have thought well less than 100. We will return to this property when in Amsterdam!
This hotel is a jewel. It has beautiful decor and spacious dinning areas. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable. Located close to everything. Breakfast buffet proved a good way to start the day
Last minute business trip to Amsterdam and my colleague booked the Kimpton de Witt. The best decision ever. The customer service was extraordinary and consistent. The room was comfortable, clean and perfect for work or vacation.
The staff from check in, valet, concierge and restaurants cooks not have been nicer or more professional. I honestly was floored by it all. We got an outstanding recommendation for dinner near the hotel (101 restaurant). The nightly wine party was a great break from the chaos. Being affiliated with IHG and Kimpton was a bonus. The €15 raid the mini bar rocked. The coffee and tea service tasty. The gym was small but sufficient.
Upon my return I received a personal thank you from the hotel manager. Honestly what else can one ask from a hotel? It is conveniently located near the train station. Close to the canal boats and other attractions. I highly recommend the Kimpton De Witt.
We apent 3 night (2 rooms) at the Kimpton Dewitt. Rooms are sexy and modern. Bedding is very comfortable. Every staff member was very acommodating. We had the breakfast buffet every morning and it was large and satisfying. It is very walkable to the train station. We were not aware until we arrived that there was a substantial part of the lobby/common area and one of the bars/restaurants that were closed. That was unfortunate. We did not hear any construction noise but it was noticable that the guests were squished into what common/public areas were available which made it a less luxurious experience. It would have been nice to be aware of the situation prior to check in at 10pm That is the reason for 4 vs. 5 stars.