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Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

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8.2

Excellent

180 reviews

180 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
West Mosque

200 m

Badcuyp

250 m

Heineken Museum

260 m

De Duif

280 m

Appel 67

290 m

Popular landmarks
Heineken Experience

340 m

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

910 m

Van Gogh Museum

1.0 km

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo

1.4 km

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
Soda

190 m

Huisartsenpraktijk M.F. Huijgen

290 m

Amstelveld

340 m

Heineken Experience

340 m

Van Soest Amsterdam

340 m

Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4, Amsterdam-Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1017 ZH - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Amsterdam-Centrum, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Van Gogh Museum. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

310 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Inside city center

350 meters to Heineken Experience

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Amsterdam every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1 KM
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Distance to airport10.2 km

Rooms available at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Small Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Comfort Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Comfort Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Small Single Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Small Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Economy
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Nicolaas Witsen has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 36 EUR per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

        Is breakfast offered at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 13 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

        What is the smoking policy at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station is Vijzelgracht Metro Station, 310 m away from Hotel Nicolaas Witsen.

        What restaurants are nearby Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is located in Amsterdam-Centrum, famous for good restaurants such as Uliveto, Cafe Kale B.V. and Bouchon du centre.

        What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is located in Amsterdam-Centrum area which features shopping places such as Bloemenmarkt, De Bijenkorf and Van Soest Amsterdam.

        What are popular attractions near Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Guests at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen can easily visit Anne Frank House, Red Light District and Dam Square located in the Amsterdam-Centrum area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Nicolaas Witsen?

        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is located in the Amsterdam-Centrum area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Rembrandtplein, Hortus Botanicus and Wilhelminalinde.

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        What people love about Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Location

          "Quiet location not far from center"

          Jean

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          December 31, 2019

        • 8

          Very good

          "Service is Good"

          WANTING

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          November 28, 2019

        • 9.6

          Exceptional

          "Everyone was super nice and helped me with questions and booking things."

          Thilo

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          October 7, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 1,147 Amsterdam properties
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        Service score
        8.9/10
        Room comfort score
        7.6/10
        Cleanliness score
        8.4/10
        Value for money score
        7.8/10
        Better than
        95
        %
        of Amsterdam properties
        Better than
        94
        %
        of Amsterdam properties
        Better than
        90
        %
        of Amsterdam properties
        Better than
        88
        %
        of Amsterdam properties
        Overall rating:

        8.2

        Excellent
        160 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.4
        Facilities
        7.3
        Location
        8.4
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        What travelers say they love:
        Good place to stay
        Nina from Australia
        Family with older children
        More about Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

        More about Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

        You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Amsterdam. The true local flavors and culture of Amsterdam are yours with a stay at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen, located just 1.0 km from the famous Van Gogh Museum.
        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
        The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
        Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and blackout curtains. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.
        You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Wake up with no worries at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen, where breakfast can be provided in house. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.


        Reasons to stay here

        Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 97% of accommodations in the city.
        This accommodation beats more than 94% of competition in the city on room comfort.
        This hotel's staff and services score higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.3

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        6 mentions

        Breakfast

        5 mentions

        Taxi

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Dutch
        • French
        • German
        • Spanish

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Free face masks
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Safe dining setup
        • Staff trained in safety protocol

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Babysitting service
        • Family room

        Access

        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [charges apply]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Valet parking

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental

        Available in all rooms

        • Alarm clock
        • Blackout curtains
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • Heating
        • In-room safe box
        • Non-smoking
        • Shower
        • Telephone
        • Toiletries
        • Wake-up service
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        Location
        Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4, Amsterdam-Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1017 ZH
        Excellent
        Location

        8.4

        Airports

        • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
          10.2 km 29 min drive
        • Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)
          55.5 km

        Public transportation

        • Vijzelgracht Metro Station
          310 m
        • De Pijp
          670 m

        Hospital or clinic

        • Huisartsenpraktijk M.F. Huijgen
          290 m

        Shopping

        • Bloemenmarkt
          900 m

        Convenience store

        • Avondwinkel
          1.2 km

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          150 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Heineken Experience
          340 m
        • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
          910 m
        • Van Gogh Museum
          1.0 km
        • ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
          1.4 km
        • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
          1.5 km
        • The Jordaan
          1.6 km
        • Red Light District
          1.6 km
        • Dam Square
          1.6 km
        • Vondelpark
          1.9 km
        • Anne Frank House
          2.0 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Soda
          190 m
        • West Mosque
          200 m
        • Badcuyp
          250 m
        • Heineken Museum
          260 m
        • De Duif
          280 m
        • Appel 67
          290 m
        • Huisartsenpraktijk M.F. Huijgen
          290 m
        • Bebob Design
          290 m
        • Oosterling
          310 m
        • Vijzelgracht Metro Station
          310 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 2-12 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until11:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center1 KM
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)13 EUR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors4
        • Number of rooms 28
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened1890
        • Most recent renovation2011

        Parking

        • Daily parking fee36 EUR

        Reviews of Hotel Nicolaas Witsen from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.2
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.4
        Facilities7.3
        Location8.4
        Room comfort and quality7.6
        Service8.9
        Value for money7.7
        High score for Amsterdam
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (24)
        8-9 Excellent (19)
        7-8 Very Good (24)
        6-7 Good (8)
        <6 Below Expectation (7)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (20)
        Jun - Aug (22)
        Sep - Nov (28)
        Dec - Feb (12)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Diana from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

        Harts from Essex”

        Good location, trams at the end of the road stopped at midnight and then it was very quiet. Friendly, helpful staff were a delight. Breakfasts were plentiful with eggs three ways + pancakes , croissants, breads, ham, cheese, fruit - wonderful choice! Our bedroom quiet, smallish but very comfortable and clean. The city amenities are with walking distance with public transport if required just 5-10 mins away. There is an excellent delicatessen two doors away and an Albert Heijns supermarket 10 min walk away. We had a very enjoyable holiday with staff helping to make bookings etc.

        Reviewed June 12, 2019

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        Dear Diana, Thank you so much for this outstanding review. It was great having you as our guests. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Xiaotian
        Solo traveler
        Small Single Room
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        Excellent”

        Very great experience. The price is affordable, and the location is good. Not far away from the city center and is quiet at night. So I can have a good sleep during the night. Also, the people there are very nice and helped me a lot.

        Reviewed January 30, 2019

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        Dear Xiaotian, Thank you so much for your nice review. It was great having you as our guest. We look forward to welcome you again in the near future. All the best, Alex (manager of Hotel Nicolaas Witsen)

        Responded February 26, 2019
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        10.0
        Exceptional
        BENZION from Israel
        Solo traveler
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

        Just great!!! ”

        All is more than you can expect. But the room with sea side are aldo above the trash point collection and parking place, so its little noisy in earlly mornning time

        Reviewed October 15, 2019

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        Dear Benzion, Thank you very much for this outstanding review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Thilo from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Small Single Room
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

        Perfect”

        Everyone was super nice and helped me with questions and booking things. I liked my room a lot.

        Reviewed October 07, 2019

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        Dear Thilo, It was great having you as our guest. Thank you for this outstanding review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        8.8
        Excellent
        Bruce from South Korea
        Couple
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Great Experience ”

        My sister and I decided to book the hotel for our first trip to Amsterdam. It was easily one of the more reasonably priced hotels in the heart of the city. The hotel was extremely clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. My sister and I had a twin room so we both had a twin bed. The beds were very small, however they were comfortable and we were able to sleep well. I would recommend staying here for anyone who is going on a trip to Amsterdam!

        Reviewed August 27, 2019

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        Dear Bruce, Thank you so much for this nice review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Jeffrey from United States
        Couple
        Small Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        Exceptional”

        Great location.. still recommend renting a bike, great staff, comfortable room & bed.

        Reviewed September 16, 2019

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        Dear Jeffrey, Thank you very much for this nice words about our hotel. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        8.4
        Excellent
        linda from United States
        Couple
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        If size doesn’t matter, this place is perfect!”

        The rooms are tine but well organized. The location is everything! Nestled in a neighborhood of homes, cafes and parks, you can get anywhere in Amsterdam fast. Metro, tram and canals are steps away. It’s walking distance to major sites. The staff is well educated on sites to see and always available to help.

        Reviewed April 22, 2019

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        Dear Linda, Thank you for your nice words about our hotel. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Murtaza from Saudi Arabia
        Couple
        Small Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        Exceptional”

        Good place with friendly staff.

        Reviewed October 02, 2019

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        Dear Murtaza, Thank you for this great review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        8.8
        Excellent
        YU from Taiwan
        Business traveler
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

        Nice felling for the service.”

        I will go back when next time trip.

        Reviewed February 15, 2020

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Spencer
        Solo traveler
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Nice and quiet”

        Great location to be just outside of the hustle and bustle. Staff is amazing.

        Reviewed May 28, 2019

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        Dear Spencer, Thank you for your nice words about our staff. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        8.8
        Excellent
        Jean from United States
        Couple
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Exceptional ”

        Quiet location not far from center

        Reviewed December 31, 2019

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        Dear Jean, Thank you very much for this nice review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        8.8
        Excellent
        Dung from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

        Kha tot”

        Khach san ko co may lanh

        Reviewed July 03, 2019

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        Dear Dung, Thank you for your nice review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        7.6
        Very good
        Marilyn
        Couple
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        Perfectly adequate and well located”

        The room was small compared to hotels in North America and the bath was much smaller with not a lot of space to put your toiletries, however, the room was clean, quiet, safe, comfortable. The staff were helpful. The location was very good - easy to walk to museums and restaurants/pubs/parks, etc.

        Reviewed May 02, 2019

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        Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your nice words about cleanliness, staff and location. We also have comfort rooms, which will give you some more space than our "small rooms". However, the small rooms are big enough for most of our guests. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        8.0
        Excellent
        WANTING from Taiwan
        Solo traveler
        Small Single Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        Very good”

        Service is Good

        Reviewed November 28, 2019

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        Dear Wanting, Thank you for your review. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        7.2
        Very good
        Ahmed from United Arab Emirates
        Solo traveler
        Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

        Good hotel, near to the centrum...nice breakfast ”

        Rooms are a bit small

        Reviewed December 08, 2019

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        Dear Ahmed, Thank you for your friendly words about location and breakfast. Maybe ggod to know that we also have comfort rooms, which are bigger. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        6.8
        Good
        Jocy
        Group
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

        Great Location”

        This is a pretty good hotel , right smack in the middle of central Amsterdam. about 5 to 10 minutes away from the touristy spots, like Heineken, Rijsk museum etc.

        Reviewed January 13, 2020

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        Dear Jocy, Thank you for your friendly words about our hotel and location. Unfortunately you rate us pretty low for a "pretty good hotel". Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        6.4
        Good
        Pang from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Small Single Room
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

        Good location”

        I need to change two times of lift due to room fully occupy which is quite trouble for me

        Reviewed March 13, 2019

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        6.4
        Good
        Avishai from United States
        Solo traveler
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

        Close enough”

        Geographically close enough to exist.

        Reviewed February 22, 2019

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        Dear Avishai, Thank you so much for your nice review. It was great having you as our guest. We look forward to welcome you again in the near future. All the best, Alex (manager of Hotel Nicolaas Witsen)

        Responded February 26, 2019
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        5.2
        Anton from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Small Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

        Above average”

        Hotel was ok, clean, room was small, beds were tiny and right near to each other. Tv in room didn’t work and only two sachets of coffee and whitener for two people for three days.

        Reviewed August 11, 2019

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        Dear Anton, Thank you for your review. I know that our "small rooms" are not that big. To avod dissapointments, we call them small rooms. For most of our guests these rooms are big enough. Maybe it is good to know that we also have comfort rooms, for our guests who needs more space. These rooms have also bigger beds. Our cleaners refill the coffee sachets daily, unless there is a "do not disturb" sign on the door. In this case you may always ask the reception for more coffee and whitener. Best regards, Alex

        Responded February 03, 2020
        Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Daniel from United Kingdom
        Group
        Small Single Room
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

        Cannot fault this hotel”

        Location, friendliness of staff, well-equipped rooms

        My experience of staying at Nicolaas Witsen was extremely enjoyable, it is ideally located for exploring Amsterdam. The staff were very knowledgeable of the local area and had useful access to tram tickets and bike hire. There is an airport shuttle bus that picks up from the hotel that was very efficient too. Although the rooms are small this is what to expect in Amsterdam. They contained everything that you needed and the beds were extremely comfortable. The shower was large enough and very clean. One of the best bits of the stay was the breakfast. The staff serving it were so polite and they had a wide variety of cheese and cereals. Enough choice for any traveller. I would definitely stay again and would recommend it to anybody looking for comfortable and good value travel.

        Reviewed July 18, 2015

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