What We Love
- A boutique Design Hotel in Amsterdam, with hip interiors and a central locationMarveling at the hip design, courtesy of award-winning BK Architecture
- The hotel's cool history – it's housed within a former diamond factory
- Being centrally located, just a short stroll from the Albert Cuyp market, the Rijksmuseum or the art-packed Museumplein
- Stopping by IZAKAYA for market-fresh sashimi and mouth-watering rolls
What To Know
- Unwind in the spa after a day exploring the city
- Book a Sir Deluxe guestroom for views of the Albert Cuypstraat, De Pijp and the city center
- The Japanese Robata Grill stocks more than 300 premium wines in its wine cellar
Sir Albert is a hip, boutique Design Hotel in central Amsterdam, housed in a storied building that once served as a diamond factory. This quirky heritage is embraced in the design – courtesy of the award-winning team at BK Architecture – evidenced by the high ceilings and strikingly large windows. These industrial-chic touches are offset by super-sleek furnishings, stone- washed flooring and bold Persian rugs, making this property a style-lover’s dream.
But despite all the aesthetic reasons to love this new hotel, you should know it has both style and substance. It’s home to IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar, where you can indulge in market-fresh sashimi and mouth-watering rolls, or kick back on the terrace to take in the pretty canal views. There’s even a tranquil spa where you can unwind after a day spent exploring the city – which, by the way, will be easy to do. Located in De Pijp, the city’s Latin Quarter, you’re just a stone’s throw away from picturesque canals, thriving markets, world-class museums and fantastic shopping in Van Baerlestraat.
The award-winning designers at BK Architecture created all 90 guest rooms and suites. In the Sir Deluxe rooms, you’ll get grand views of the Albert Cuypstraat, De Pijp and the city center. All abodes have unique, custom furnishings, lighting and fabrics.
For a sumptuous taste of high-end Japanese dining, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar has it all. The traditional Japanese Robata Grill is at the venue’s very heart. Order small dishes called sakana, if you’re the sharing type, or try the market-fresh sashimi and mouth-watering rolls. The bar stocks more than 300 premium wines in the wine cellar and serves a multitude of house-infused tonics based on the ancient Japanese spirit shochu. There’s also a terrace, overlooking a romantic canal, where you can take in the views with a cocktail in hand.
Holland’s capital has plenty to keep you busy. The best way to see the city is to rent a bicycle, and then traverse the quaint streets and waterways. The Sir Albert is in a dead-central location and within easy walking distance to the legendary P.C. Hooftstraat, Albert Cuyp (the city’s most famous market), vibrant Leidseplein and Amsterdam’s art-fueled Museumplein. If you’re a classical-music connoisseur, check out the Royal Concertgebouw.
How to Get There
The hotel has a great location and and amazing restaurant. Rooms are not big but nicely decorated. Breakfast is not included but it’s delicious. It’s less than a 10 minutes walk to the museum area and the neighborhood has nice restaurants and small streets to explore local shops
I stayed here for a few nights in early May. This is a seriously cool hotel that you almost wish it was raining to keep you inside.
- The hotel is very easily accessible. It across the river from Centraal Station. Don't let the river scare you...there is a free ferry that takes you across running 24 hours a day. The hotel is 5 mins walk from the ferry terminal.
- Check in was quick and efficient. Staff were all very helpful.
- The rooms were on the smaller side but not to the point that it was uncomfortable. Rooms were clean and wifi was fast. As a modern hotel, usb and power plugs were easily accessible.
- Included in each room is a turntable, with a small sample of vinyl LPs. There is a wide collection in the hotel lobby that can be borrowed.
Overall, this was a great hotel that I would definitely come back to when in Amsterdam.
We loved this place! The rooms are quaint but perfectly appointed and with everything you need. The bed was super comfortable, the linens and pillows luxurious. The bathroom set up is unusual, but really perfect for the room design. The toilet was in its own room/closet. The shower in another "closet" but it was large with a rain shower head and handheld shower. The sink was technically "in" the bedroom but it all worked! There were no USB outlets and the electrical outlets near the bed were difficult to reach but at the desk there was an outlet you can use to charge your devices. The room was quiet. It took us a bit to figure out how to turn on the air and lights. You have to insert your room key in the slot near the door. The staff was exceptional, professional and welcoming. The location safe and secure. We were a short walk from the Rijksmuseum and the Albert Cuyp market. Numerous neighborhood restaurants and a beautiful bakery are nearby. This hotel is a converted diamond factory and is just lovely. We did not eat at the hotel restaurant but it was quite popular. Upon check in, the receptionist asked if we had any plans. When we mentioned the museum, she immediately offered to secure tickets and in a minute we had them in hand. We arrived around 1000, and our room wasn't ready. They send us a text message when the room was available. Based on previous reviews and the room we had, this hotel may not be considered handicap accessible. But the overall design and function is well done.
This was a hotel my partner and I were really looking forward to staying in. However, when we arrived and saw the room we decided we couldn't stay here and left. The attitude of the staff made it an easy decision to find another place to stay.
When we arrived we struggled to get up the stairs to the building with our baggage, its got a couple stairs up to the door, no ramp, come prepared. We later learned no one offered us help because the one attendant was busy, and they "are not a five-star hotel" that can always help with bags. We found that to be a weird and unnecessary comment, but that wasn't the deal breaker.
There are no pictures on the websites of the bathrooms in the rooms, now we know why. They are the size of airplane bathrooms, and in dark little closet-like spaces. Shower in one closet, toilet in another. The sink is in the bedroom. We had come to this hotel after a couple weeks of travel, expected that for the most expensive hotel on our route, we would finally have a decent bathroom to clean up in.
We were really disappointed in this, but also that the room had scuff marks everywhere, dust on many surfaces, no storage to put things in for a long stay - we were supposed to stay 6 nights - and dented doors in the cabinets. A really tired, really small room. Not what we thought we were paying for.
We took our bags back down and asked to see any room that had better bathrooms. The one attendant we had did try to help us, she seemed pretty upset. She showed us four other rooms, but they were all identical to the one we were not happy with. Tired, and with closet bathrooms. They either did not have anything better or weren't willing to offer it to us. We truly felt that this was a hotel that sold itself as quasi-luxury stay, but it didn't have what we were looking for.
It didn't seem like a horrible hotel, but not worth it. And we were charged for one night anyway. Be warned about the bathrooms.
I have to share the amazing stay I had at Sir Albert. I stay at least 4 or 5 times a year. They always recognize me to the point of knowing what I drink, what I like, my preferences, and they always fulfill all my needs. They never fail to welcome me back with a smile. The convenience of where it is located, not far from the center but yet in the very quiet De Pijp area. The beds are to die for. The showers and room features are excellent. Some rooms are bigger than others, like every hotel but they use the space very well.
You can't find a better breakfast buffet anywhere near. Fresh juices, eggs made to order, even prosecco is available.
The front desk staff will do anything and everything possible to make sure you enjoy Amsterdam. They sell all tickets to attractions and museums so you can skip the lines.
This time the concierge helped me to hire a private boat for 2 hours around the canals, including a bottle of wine and snacks, and they came to pick us up at the hotel, which is located on the canal.
The restaurant serves amazing japanese food.
I couldnt possibly stay somewhere else.
Thank you Sir Albert for another beautiful stay.
We will be back soon