What We Love
- A cool adults-only Amsterdam design hotel, with breakfast and a bottle of wineBeing just a ten-minute tram ride from the city center
- The hotel's space-age design
- Perusing Amsterdam’s pretty canals and parks
What To Know
- The hotel is located in the business district, so there's not a whole lot to do in the immediate area
- Zuid Station is right next door, so you can easily zip into the city center
- Free WiFi
Whether it’s a heady café and club culture, world-class museums or romantic canal-side strolls you’re seeking, Amsterdam has it all. The award-winning Qbic hotel group is all about affordable and chic accommodations integrated within the local community – “Hotels shouldn’t shut life out” is its very mantra.
The local community is within easy reach here, too. In fact, it’s right outside your door. Situated among the sleek, modern buildings of the city’s Zuid district, right next to the World Trade Center, the hotel puts Amsterdam’s buzz practically at your doorstep. A quick jaunt on tram number five will take you to the city center in just ten minutes.
Qbic’s rooms tick all the basics off with style. Simple and spotless, with blonde wood floors and white linens, they boast a stylish, cube-like design that maximizes space. Look out for Philippe Starck design elements in the state-of-the-art bathrooms.
Qbic Hotel Amsterdam’s informal atmosphere means you can have your complimentary continental breakfast wherever you like: in the buzzy communal lounge and bar, your room or the nearby park. Vending machines in the lobby offer snacks and drinks around the clock – ideal after a night out on the town.
In the Dutch capital, all things picturesque and historic blend with modern, urban energy. Visit the galleries to admire masterpieces by Van Gogh and Rembrandt, take a boat trip along the famous waterways, or get swept up in the hedonistic nightlife and party until dawn. Staying in the Zuid district, near the iconic World Trade Center building, you’ll be able to experience a modern, thriving part of the city. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby, alongside handy local shops, a supermarket and book store.
How to Get There
The room is so empty, with no wardrobe, money safer just put on the floor, no table, no kettle, one chair share with 2 people in a standard room, no bathroom door, nothing but a bed in a perfect "tidy" room.
We stayed there for just one night. Everything was OK. There is no kettle in the room as well as no iron. But the staff on the reception was so helpful, that they borrowed us everything. There is also a parking lot next to the hotel, where you can park your scooter or bike for free.
I found QBIC first in 2015 when I took my partner over to see the sites of Amsterdam (her first time, my third or fourth) and we loved it. I always said I would return and I did, again in 2016 for a week when I played hockey at Pinoké. The staff are always friendly and make sure they get to know you, I love the fact that the staff know me by my first name and always welcome me back. I'm re-booking QBIC for early April as I return with my dad, seeing as we got let down by another hotel. He too has stayed here before and loves it.
The rooms are always clean and are cleaned most days from experience. I've stayed in both the basic and large room and both have plenty of space for two people, plus luggage. The beds are comfortable and massive, I know I'm small but even with myself and my partner, there was still plenty of room.
The WIFI is quick and reliable. When I was out there for a week, I had to Skype home every day to check on my partner and my dad and at no point did the internet drop. This was in the height of summer too, and the hotel was really busy.
Breakfast at QBIC is really good. I can't complain, I love a continental breakfast. If you're looking for pastries and bread, there's a bakery around the corner which has never disappointed me. There is also a small supermarket that I used for sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks. I did find that my Mastercard didn't work but it wasn't an issue as I had my debit card and euros on me.
The staffs are amazing at QBIC, they'll go the extra mile for you. I know my way around Amsterdam very well and how to use the transport, but for those that don't, the staff will always be on hand to guide you on a map and sort tram tickets out.
I learned that the easiest way to get to QBIC from Schipol is via the train. It's €2.60, or it was, and from the airport, it's the next stop. It's so easy, and a lot cheaper than getting a taxi! - That's my top tip. Zuid station is literally next to QBIC, about a minutes walk.
Overall, QBIC is a fantastic place and it has never disappointed me. I can't wait to return and see the staff again!
Have been staying at the Qbic Amsterdam Zuid while working at WTC most weeks for over 3 months now.
Great value and perfect location via Zuid to Schipol, Amsterdam centre or the train / tram / metro connections to anywhere else.
When this job comes to an end I will miss Qbic and all the great staff.
Super friendly staff, clean room love the set up and the humour they have. Would definitely stay here again. The location is superb concerning access to and from airport, right by the Amsterdam Zuid trainstation.