What We Love
- Royal Palace views from the rooftop pool
- X Bar, an onsite gallery that doubles as an incubator for local art and fashion
- The shower cubicles were inspired by vintage Amsterdam phone booths
- Foie-gras filled donuts at The Duchess, the hotel’s decadent Mediterranean restaurant
What To Know
- The hotel is spread between a 1920s-era telephone exchange building and a former bank across the street
- A “W Insider,” the hotel’s version of a luxury concierge, can provide exclusive access to the city’s design scene
- For more spacious digs, book a room inside the bank building
- To avoid Amsterdam’s many gray and chilly months, visit between July and August
- Free WiFi
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
Unabashedly hip hotel in a pair of landmark buildings on the threshold of central Amsterdam
Bringing a dash of snappy in-a-New York-minute service to one of Northern Europe’s most laidback cities may seem misguided. But the jet-setting W brand is all too familiar with seamlessly pairing its Manhattan DNA with unique destination-inspired flair, making way for this cutting-edge hotel, which brings canal-laden Amsterdam its very first rooftop pool. Located on the sixth floor, the glass-encased perch—now a trendy social hub for locals and visitors—is also the site of the hotel’s reception desk and steakhouse-cum-lounge Mr. Porter. As a hat-tip to the buildings’ historic foundations, there are several souvenirs from the past including a brass elevator and copious amounts of copper piping (from its days as the Royal Dutch Post) in addition to retro-tinted touches such as regal marble steps and indoor street lamps. Instagrammable embellishments can also be found in the guest digs, with graffiti-etched glass showers and crafty address plates reminiscent of those used in rural Holland, on guest room doors. For a taste of Michelin-starred Nouveau-Niçoise fare, secure a reservation at The Duchess, the property’s Bell Époque-ish dining room.
In the Area
Comfortably sandwiched between the Singel Canal and the magnificent 17th-century Royal Palace, the hotel is within walking distance of cultural hotspots like the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum in addition to Dam Square, the city’s Times Square counterpart. Lesser-known Canal District gems like FOAM, an international photography museum situated in a former canal house, and Tales & Spirits, a creative cocktail lair, are also easy to reach on foot. To tour the Dutch capital like a true local, hop on one of the canary-yellow bicycles parked outside the hotel’s main entrance.
How to Get There
We had a stay for two nights, and the experience was great. Luckily, we got to experience quite an exclusive party in the impressive bar upstairs also.
The room was very quirky and really cool, the Marshall amp was a nice feature also!
Would say to visit the spa also, really nice feature!
Location is great and staff very friendly.
We spent one night at this hotel and had three meals in their restaurants, over a total of three days in the city. It’s location is fantastic to many areas of interest and the converted bank building is right on the canal. In addition, the quality of the dinners at Mr. Posters steakhouse and breakfast at The Duchess we’re truly excellent! Mr. Porters is on the rooftop of the main hotel and The Duchess is a visually spectacular restaurant in the old bank building that makes up the second wing of the hotel. If dining at Mr. Porters, be sure to ask for Hilko as your waiter. He’s a super attentive young man, with excellent wine & food recommendations. We visited the steakhouse twice, due to his outstanding service. Cheers!
The W is in a good central location.
We booked a “cool” corner room for its larger size. The toilet closet is on one side of the room; and the sink, counter, bar and shower on the other side of the room - behind the bed. This is cool, yet when I would wash my face, the water would splash on my wife while she is in bed. A trip to the bathroom was an event.
This hotel is for the young millennial who is looking for modern experiences, and definitely not for those looking for luxury and service.
The restaurant Mr Porter and bar were excellent. Breakfast was delicious, Mixed Drinks were creative, original and the service was perfect.
W Hotel Amsterdam has a great location, walking distance to most of the shopping centres and cool cafes in Amsterdam, great for tourist, the Hotel staff are very friendly and helpfull they have excellent service, the restaurants in the hotel is great must try the Japanese Wagyu, the view from the roof garden is excellent, the only problem with the hotel is its cleanliness, the carpets are dirty, in the room where I stayed the bed sheet has a yellow stain, The General Manager needs to improve its cleanliness and its hygiene
Everything about this hotel is amazing, from just looking at it to the level of service they provide, it’s like they know what you want before you ask. If you stay go to the leisure club as it’s more like a spa day! Fantastic