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
I booked 3 rooms for business for 1 night.... after staying 2 nights at their sister “music” property across the water. I wish someone had told us the whole front of the hotel was under renovation. It was a drag to see scaffolding as our view. ONE of the rooms at least had windows that cracked open a bit (room 134), but 133 & 132 were very small. The check in was easy. They offer nice options for welcome drinks. The location is great (outdoor market is 1 block away). We didn’t realize HOW great the location was until after we left. ????
The rooms had good TVs, strong Wifi, coffee makers & you can drink the tap water in Amsterdam. Love that! The lobby is super cool too.
there seems to be a problem with both of the Amsterdam Sir hotels and how they work with the Marriott Bonvoy system, as I’ve had to call & email several times to receive my stay credits (all booked through the Marriott App), and they’ve STILL not posted. They are the last 2 stays that I need to earn my Platinum stripes back once again. I’d like to book another Marriott property tonight - and will not receive my Platinum benefits as the result of the Sir hotels delays in crediting me. Bummer.
Also note- both hotels will list discounted rates lower than the Marriott app on Hotels Tonight & other online sites. I heard Marriott’s low price guarantee does not apply to these properties- so check around if you want the best prices!
First of all, the hotel is not good value for the price. I stayed there with my parents and in both of our rooms the bathrooms clogged. In my room everything was constantly clogged- the shower, the sink, and the toilet. The shower was a tiny cabin with nowhere to even hang your towel, and water spilled out into the room. I get that it's an old building but this is not acceptable. Service was also poor- I left my eyeglasses behind and it took them 2 days to identify them, and another 2 days to ship them to me, which they did using the slowest option although I specifically told them I needed them urgently- I can't see!. Now my glasses are lost and I certainly won;t stay there again or recommend it. Oh, and they had a DJ brunch in the restaurant on Sunday which was super loud, and dare I say trashy...
We turned up for a very special weekend to find we had no room despite booking months ago and confirming our booking on the phone. There were no apologies rather we were made to feel we should be thanking them for moving us and giving us breakfast at another hotel. We asked why no one even told us beforehand and they said they didn’t have our details- this is a lie as we were contacted to confirm the booking. It was made out were being upgraded in the new hotel but I looked up the hotel we were being moved to and it was not a like for like room at all it was considerably cheaper- yes breakfast was given to us but we didn’t want breakfast. At the end of the day we had to accept but it ruined our first day of a very special rare weekend away and all I wanted was a sorry from the hotel rather than made to feel really uncomfortable and that I should be thanking them for finding us another room something we had paid a lot of money for.