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What We Love

  • A hip stay in the heart of Amsterdam, close to the city center and all the sights, with breakfastThe fabulous central location in Amsterdam’s Canal Belt
  • The unconventional Senses restaurant, among the city’s top 20 on TripAdvisor
  • Getting up close and personal with masterpieces by Rembrandt and Van Gogh at the city’s museums

What To Know

  • If you're a light sleeper, request a room that doesn't have a street view – the street noise can be a bit much (though earplugs are provided)
  • Guestrooms have Nespresso machines, flatscreen TVs and free WiFi
  • The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of almost all of Amsterdam's main attractions
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Overview

A trendy design hotel in Amsterdam’s gorgeous Canal Belt, perfectly located right in the heart of the city

The Lowdown

Embrace all that Amsterdam has to offer with this hip hotel in the heart of the city’s Canal Belt. Located just a short stroll from Dam Square, Rembrandt Square and some of Amsterdam’s best museums, The Albus will make sure you get the most out of this picturesque city. Spend your time here exploring leafy canal paths, cozy cafés, world-famous art galleries and the hip, laid-back culture of Amsterdam, Holland’s super-cool capital.
Back at the hotel, you’ll find modern interiors with brightly colored furnishings, vibrant hues and all the mod cons you could ask for. You can rest up with a cocktail or two in the lively bar, before exploring a menu inspired by the five senses at the hotel’s restaurant (named among Amsterdam’s top 20 restaurants on TripAdvisor). So whether you’re here to marvel at the fine art, rent a bike and cruise with the locals, or even explore the infamous red-light district, your hip home-away-from home has you covered.

Rooms

With garden or street views, the aptly named Splendid City rooms are all about comfort, with plush beds, oversized pillows, 32-in. HDTVs and en-suite bathrooms that feature bathtubs or refreshing rain showers.

Dining

The hip and stylish Senses restaurant, by Lars Bertelsenm, showcases local and organic ingredients throughout its exquisite menu. Club sandwiches and salads are available for lunch, while more substantial international fare is served for dinner. An American buffet breakfast is included in your stay.

Location

The Albus sits in a lively location within Amsterdam’s famous Canal Belt, a short walk from the Dam, Rembrandt, Liese and Mundt squares and close to many well-known museums, such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. The Flower Market is only a couple of minutes’ walk away, and there are tons of shops, bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants in the area.

How to Get There

The Albus
Vijzelstraat 49
Amsterdam, 1017 HE United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 339 Reviews
Great location in Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Albus is designed for a younger, hip guest. The decor is avant garde. The rooms are minimalist. The staff is very good, however. They really try to please guests. The only critique is that the front desk is also the concierge desk and there can be a wait as other guests get directions, order tours, etc. As older travelers, we found the room quite small and with not enough room for two to unpack and not much room to live out of the suitcase, either. We were traveling for several weeks, so we had one larger suitcase each. We made it work, though. The location is very central. It is a busy area, but our room was quiet.

Perfect Location
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the location of this hotel. Close to all attractions we wanted to see and the staff was great and accommodating to all our needs. The staff was very helpful in explaining how to get around the city and suggested that we purchase a one day tram ticket which saved us lots of unnecessary walking. Also made our reservation for a canal cruise and dinner at an Italian restaurant (Vasso) which was excellent.
Thanks to Taco and the rest of the staff to make our short visit a memorable experience. Will definitely stay there again on our next visit to Amsterdam.
George

Make sure you ask for a quiet room
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although conveniently located to most attractions and dozens of restaurants this hotel is noisy if your room faces Vijzelstraat. On weekends it's party central on the streets until 4 a.m. -ear plugs are provided by the hotel but ask for a quiet room in you want a good night's sleep. Only one elevator which is shared by guests and hotel cleaners so you may wait a long wait especially when busy with people checking out. Bathroom is awkwardly designed. Staff were very friendly and helpful with directions and arranging for taxi to airport.

Great location and superb staff
Reviewed 7 days ago

This was my first time in Amsterdam. The Albus hotel is a great hotel. It is centrally locates. The rooms are tastefully decorated with very good amenities. The staff is incredibly helpful and they all speak English well amongst other languages. The best feature is the free phone “handy” which comes with your room. The phone is connected to local Wi-Fi and network and you can use it to find directions and search for anything as well as make international calls.

poor wifi connection(
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn’t imagine that at that price point I would get so terrible experience with wifi connection( It was a business trip, therefore I relied on wifi heavily. Total disappointment( The hotel staff was friendly though.