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
Rooms are incredibly comfortable, modern and their staff goes the extra mile. I walked in and saw me a bit winded and at the reception desk treated me to a glass of wine. Room service rocks and their breakfast menu is pretty legit... recommend this place in Amsterdam for sure!
From the moment I walked inside during the pouring rain I knew the Kimpton was amazing. They offered me a towel to dry off. It was early so Nuse (amazing front desk person) took personal care of me. Held my bags at the desk and gave me an umbrella so I could go out and see Amsterdam. The room was spotless. I prefer the European firm beds and that’s just what I got. No saggy old American mattresses here. The room just smelled CLEAN and I so much appreciate that. I do wish the windows could be opened but I could live with it. The room has a Nespresso machine so I saved about 30eur over 2 days that I didn’t spend on coffee. The room attendant was more than nice and gave me 5 extra Nespresso pods. Espresso 3eur outside the hotel and I like espresso. Thank you so very much for making my last 2 days in Amsterdam special. Please give Nuse (I’m sure I’m spelling her name wrong) and BIG THANK YOU FROM ME
Really enjoyed staying here! A great location and amazing staff. I celebrated my birthday here and received a complimentary plate of macaroons, bottle of wine and card. Less than a 10min walk to Amsterdam Central train station