NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter
What We Love
- A lovely hotel with contemporary interiors and stunning city views – includes breakfastThe hotel’s top canalside location, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Museumplein
- Taking a moment in the tranquil courtyard terrace after a heady day in the Dam
- Splashing out on just about everything in your upscale Oud Zuid ‘hood
What To Know
- Guestrooms are spacious and have floor-to-ceiling windows with canal views
- Best of both worlds: central location but also very quiet
- Free WiFi is fast and reliable
Parked peacefully by one of Amsterdam’s trademark canals and a stroopwafel’s throw from culture-rich Museumplein, NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter has a prime spot in the Dutch capital and a light, airy and current feel inside. Plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows show off views of the canal, traditional Amsterdam houses and upscale life in the moneyed Oud Zuid neighbourhood.
When you’re not romantically coasting along the canals, the fantastic Van Gogh Museum, iconic I Amsterdam sign, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and countless other cultural hotspots are all a pleasant stroll away.
The all-day Palette Restaurant & Bar is a trooper when it comes to a simple lunch or dinner, and its leafy courtyard terrace is a pretty spot to take some time out with a glass of wine. The hotel’s well-equipped gym is also on hand should you indulge in some city break excess.
Not only did the crowd-pleasing NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter scoop a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, it also reached the GreenLeaders Gold level for its eco-conscious practices.
How to Get There
Stayed here for four nights on a trip to Amsterdam with my husband and daughter. The rooms are very large, particularly for Amsterdam, and had a great view of the canal, which was awesome. The location is perfect as it is not far to walk to the van Gogh, Rijks Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and the Concertgebouw. The positives were that there was a fridge, tea and coffee facilities, ice machine on the floor, washing machine and gym downstairs and that you can open the windows to let in fresh air. The king size bed was very comfortable. The negatives were that the bathtub was extremely slippery and with the shower over the bath it was very dangerous. The rollaway bed was very hard. The lift wasn't working so we had to walk a fair way to use another. We found that the dirt was just swept under the beds, and there was blood and makeup on the sheets. Lights were not working and even when they were replaced they stopped working the next day. There was a lack of furniture: only two chairs and one small table. There were very few staff and the restaurant and bar were never open. At one stage we saw people sitting down and asked if the restaurant was open only to be told by a staff member that she was extremely busy doing the front desk and the restaurant and we should go somewhere else! The property is about 5-10 mins walk to the nearest restaurants so it was very inconvenient, especially as we chose the hotel on the basis that it had a restaurant. The hotel was very expensive and we were disappointed, and quite honestly expected more based on their website. Overall it is a good place to stay for families as it is away from the crowds, smoke and tourists in inner Amsterdam, but please don't expect the restaurant to be open or the staff to be friendly or helpful.
We had a great stay overall but at 08.00 each morning we were rudely awoken by the builders drills from next door (the next door building had been ripped down - before we got there - and it looked like they were preparing for it to be rebuilt). The hotel manager did give us a disocunt at checkout and offered to move rooms - but we were only there for three nights and out most of the day.
A bit of warning on the website would have been good. The noise stopped by the evening so it didn't impact that end of the day.
The breakfast was really good, staff friendly and location ideal for the museums.
Lots of good local restaurants in the area just the other side of the cannal. We were going to try the hotel food but was told there would be an hour wait and no more orders were being taken (at half eight on a Wednesday night?).
Would stay again, but would definitely check the building works had finsihed.
We stayed here the day before our cruise to the Baltic arriving early they were more than happy to store our luggage, lucky as we ere waiting our room became available so off we went , there are several lift to different sections , our room looked over a small park & some building site, this hotel is close to the Albert Cuyp Market which has lots of interesting things in food & souvenirs
We stayed a week on a spur of the moment trip to see the Rembrandt show at the Rijksmuseum before it closed. As the name indicates the hotel is about 3-4 blocks from the major museums.
We booked a superior room with a view which was on the 6th Floor overlooking the Boernwetering canal and the skyline.
The advantage to this location is that the de Pijp neighborhood is across the canal. It is a regular neighbor hood with shops and restaurants and not a massive tourist destination like central Amsterdam. It also has an under ground stop and several tram lines. I recommend getting a transit card for the length of your stay which really makes getting simple and inexpensive. The 7 day card was 36 euros. I got ours at the Information office at the Central Train Station.
The rooms have hard wood floors but they could use a set of drawers for longer stays. The staff was cordial and helpful. The hotel serves breakfast and other meals. The breakfast was 20 euros and standard eggs,bacon etc. We had one breakfast there and ate in the neighborhood the rest of the time. There is a small gym with machines and free weights which I used but never saw anyone else. There is also a washer/drier. I would stay there again.
It's in a really good location, a little away from the madness of Centraal. It's a standard NH with fairly generic NH standards. They're usually pretty good without being outstanding or terrible (one exception was the NH near the flower market, which was a dump, but I believe it's being or has been renovated).There's plenty of good restaurants and bars within walking distance, the Metro is really close, supermarkets close by, even an "American crossroads" nearby with Starbucks, McDonalds, Dunkin and Baskin Robbins all within touching distance of each other.
If you stay here, go to the Restaurant Loetje around the corner, you won't regret it - awesome steak. Unless you're a vegetarian, then you might regret eating steak. Although it was good enough that it might just turn you...
The only downside I have for this place is the heating/cooling system, which is noisy and seems completely random - alternatively way too hot or way too cold all through the night, with no rhyme or reason.