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De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
Damrak 93-94, 1012 Lp, Amsterdam, 1012 LP
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
61 reviews
2nd time at DRL

This was my second stay at the hotel. I chose it for a second stay because it enjoyed the view from... See full review

  • Jason S.
  • Dec 23, 2014
5 days trip in Amsterdam

The hotel is situated in perfect location next to Dam and close to the Central Station! Nice and... See full review

  • Charalampos
  • Apr 25, 2014
Historic elegance, classic comforts in the heart of old-world Amsterdam
Built in 1911, the De Roode Leeuw Amsterdam Hotel offers contemporary style, plush comforts and high-tech amenities in a historic, exquisitely preserved setting, only steps from the majestic Dam Square. Guests enjoy fine international cuisine at the elegant in-house restaurant, dining either amidst the immaculate wood-paneled interior or the scenic outdoor terrace. An in-lobby flight departure monitor, limited free Wi-Fi, a multi-lingual staff and concierge services round out a host of amenities that make each stay pleasurable.
Highlights
  • A block from premium sights, dining and shopping on Dam Square
  • The landmark De Roode Leeuw Restaurant serves regional, vegetarian and French specialties
  • Cozy, historic guest rooms
Rooms

The De Roode Leeuw's 79 sleek, comfortable rooms range from budget single rooms for the cost-conscious solo traveler, standard-size comfort rooms (smoking and non-smoking available) and the more spacious superior rooms and junior suites. All rooms are furnished with LCD TVs, CD players and offer limited free Wi-Fi service (higher-bandwidths are available for a fee).


While each budget single room comes with a twin bed, all other De Roode Leeuw Hotel room varieties come with either king beds or two twin beds. Superior rooms offer extra sitting areas to relax and the oversized junior suites afford spacious living and bathrooms.

Features

The De Roode Leeuw Restaurant is a time-honored fixture of classic Dutch cuisine along with excellent vegetarian and French dishes. Guests can enjoy their meals either amidst the restaurant's rich wood interiors and displays of Dutch antiques or on the outdoor terrace overlooking Amsterdam's scenic commercial district.


Guests can keep track of their itineraries courtesy of the lobby's flight departure monitor and stay connected via Wi-Fi access (fees apply) available throughout the hotel. The De Roode Leeuw Hotel is also Green Key Certified due to its dedication to sustainable practices.

Transportation
  • Schiphol Airport shuttle bus (fees apply)
  • Amsterdam Central Station (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (14.5/23.5 km)
Attractions
    • Royal Palace/Dam Square (1 block)
    • Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (1 mi/2 km)
    • Rembrandt House Museum (Rembrandthuis) (1 mi/2 km)
    • Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (1.5 mi/2 km)
    • Begijnhof (1.5 mi/2 km)
    • Rijksmuseum (3 mi/5 km)
    • Van Gogh Museum (3 mi/5 km)
    Business
    • 24-hour business center
    • 2 state-of-the-art boardrooms
    Polices & Fees
    • A 5% city tax is added to each stay at checkout

    This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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    De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam Rooms

    Budget Single Room
    This non smoking room type offers one single bed, air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, kettle, laundry service, mini bar, pay-per-view-movies, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone. No children permitted.
    Standard Room Double/Twin
    This non smoking room type offers a twin bed or a double bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, kettle, laundry service, mini bar, pay-per-view-movies, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone.
    Superior Room Double/Twin
    These non smoking rooms are more spacious and offer a twin bed or a double bed with air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, kettle, laundry service, mini bar, pay-per-view-movies, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities and telephone.

    Amenities

    • Free internet
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Elevators
    Dining
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    Childcare Service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Gift shop
    Internet
    Free internet
    Accessibility
    Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
    Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest

    Nearby points of interest

    • De Bijenkorf: 0 mi
    • Dam Square: 0.1 mi
    • National Monument: 0.1 mi
    • Gassan Dam Square: 0.1 mi
    • New Church: 0.1 mi
    • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.1 mi
    • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
    • Magna Plaza: 0.1 mi
    • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.1 mi
    • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
    • Red Light District: 0.2 mi
    • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.2 mi
    • Old Church: 0.2 mi
    • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.2 mi
    • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.2 mi
    • De Bijenkorf: 0 mi
    • Dam Square: 0.1 mi
    • National Monument: 0.1 mi
    • Gassan Dam Square: 0.1 mi
    • New Church: 0.1 mi
    • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.1 mi
    • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
    • Magna Plaza: 0.1 mi
    • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.1 mi
    • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
    • Red Light District: 0.2 mi
    • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.2 mi
    • Old Church: 0.2 mi
    • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.2 mi
    • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.2 mi
    • Single: 0.2 mi
    • Absolute Danny: 0.2 mi
    • Erotic Museum: 0.2 mi
    • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.2 mi
    • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
    • Wonder Wood: 0.3 mi
    • Shan He Hya Temple: 0.3 mi
    • East India House: 0.3 mi
    • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.3 mi
    • Amsterdams Museum: 0.3 mi
    • Waag: 0.3 mi
    • Herengracht: 0.3 mi
    • Hans Appenzeller: 0.3 mi
    • PGC Hajenius: 0.3 mi
    • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: 0.3 mi
    • Kalverstraat: 0.3 mi
    • Nieuwmarkt: 0.3 mi
    • The narrowest house: 0.3 mi
    • Allard Pierson Museum: 0.3 mi
    • Begijnhof: 0.3 mi
    • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.3 mi
    • Zuiderkerk: 0.3 mi
    • English Reformed Church: 0.4 mi
    • Begijnhof chapel: 0.4 mi
    • The Whale: 0.4 mi
    • The House with the Waterfall: 0.4 mi
    • De Rode Hoed: 0.4 mi
    • The American Book Center: 0.4 mi
    • Church of St. Nicholas: 0.4 mi
    • Book Market: 0.4 mi

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    Whether it's for a high-level business meeting or a small seminar, the team of Hotel Amsterdam-De Roode Leeuw concentrates on the details so that you can focus on the bigger picture. Our 2 Soundproof and climate controlled Boardrooms can host 12 persons each and one of the rooms has an adjacent office with Broadband Internet access. To ensure the success of any meeting at Hotel Amsterdam-De Roode Leeuw, high-tech audio-visual equipment is available as well as full- and half-day meeting package for a minimum of eight people, inclusive of a luncheon.

    Dining

    Restaurant
    The restaurant, De Roode Leeuw serves regional Dutch specialties as well as international dishes. Once one -have become acquainted with the delightful creations of The Netherlands however, will most certainly be convinced. Superb wines and magnificent old-fashioned local liquors (recipes which are over 300 years old) are available. Guests can watch the world go by on the terrace of the brassiere, De Roode Leeuw, overlooking the colourful Dam Square. One can choose from a large range of drinks, typical Dutch snacks, lunch dishes, coffee varieties, pastries and ice creams. Brassiere De Roode Leeuw is one of the oldest (dating back to 1930) heated and air-conditioned terraces in Amsterdam, making it a perfect place to use as a meeting point or a haven in busy Amsterdam. Buffet breakfast is not included and costs EUR 15.00 per person.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1500
    Check-out:
    1100

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (61)

    Ratings and reviews for De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Overall score

    3.8 / 5
    5.01.0
    61 out of 61
    Amenities:
    3.5
    Cleanliness:
    4.1
    Hotel staff:
    4.3
    Comfort:
    3.8
    Location:
    4.8
    Value:
    3.9

    87% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Jason S.
    Business
    gilbert
    Dec 23, 2014

    2nd time at DRL

    This was my second stay at the hotel. I chose it for a second stay because it enjoyed the view from our balcony facing De Bijenkorf and Dam Square. It has three tram lines running in front, AND almost every tram line returns through the front of the hotel (Because its on Damrak leading up to Centraal Station). Very easy to get back to if you get lost on your first trip. Breakfast is amazing, in fact, the hotel has a Michelin Star. Front desk was helpful on last trip with biking directions to other cities. I loved the simple mini bar of Verkade chocolates and san pellegrino. I have recommended others to stay here many times.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    The outdoor mall runs along the back side of the hotel and continues around the city.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    M Bakrania
    Business
    London
    Nov 6, 2010

    Great Location

    Fantastic Location, right next Dam Square. You have shops/services avaliable to you as soon as you walk out of the Hotel. Hotel Staff were very helpful & Professional. Excellent Hotel

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Ifee
    Business
    Ireland
    Mar 21, 2011

    Very Good location and staff

    We arrived at the hotel very early in the morning at 9.30am and the staff were very friendly and said there was a room straight away and we could check in straight away..Which was great that we didnt have to wait around to check in at 3pm. Also the staff behind reception were great in booking the Ann Frank house for us.. Very good location and all round good hotel.. Would def stay here again...:-)

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Charleston SC
    May 30, 2011

    Perfect location

    Perfect location right at Dam square and definitely close to everything. Could walk to all the important places one should see while in Amsterdam. Room was small but enough as you are out most of the time. Bathroom was very large and modern. Staff were always friendly and when I needed help went out of their way to assist. I would stay there again.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Minna
    Business
    Finland
    Aug 7, 2011

    great location

    location is great, just a five minutes walk to railway station, a few steps to shopping etc. The only minus was breakfast didn´t included the price.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Harrysson
    Business
    New York, NY, USA
    Oct 23, 2011

    Centrally Located

    The De Roode Leeuw was a good hotel for a first time visit to Amsterdam. The hotel is near Dam Square, centrally located, walking distance to all including the Central Station, and easy find at the end of the day. The staff could not be nicer, were well informed and all spoke English. Drawbacks - This is the main tourist area and was very noisy until 11:00 PM due to a festival. Lighting in the room was very poor. For a romantic vacation, stick to the canals.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Don't miss the Rijks and the Van Gogh. Clothes shopping is great. Amsterdam is the most beautiful city (and we've been to Paris and Prague.)

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    jettie
    Business
    scotland
    Dec 8, 2011

    great location

    Hotel location is central for getting around. Generally warm and clean room with a great bathroom. Down side is the 'hotel rules', we were told off when we walked into the hotel eating an ice cream! The male receptionist was quite brusk.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Gerrorfmoiland
    Business
    Devon, UK
    Dec 14, 2011

    Boys weekend/ Exhibition

    Probably what you would expect, although I don't think it quite rates 4 stars., Perhaps a top 3 star. Thats comparing it to UK hotels of similar gradings. Staff very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Room cleanliness excellent,but fairly standard furnishing wise. In fairness to the hotel they are carrying out rennovations to rooms so this might change.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Amsterdam isn't cheap. Its worth having a good look around. Cafes do excellent breakfasts for less than half the price of the Hotel. Hard Rock Cafe highly recommended. Hans Brinker Hostel interesting,

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Zilma
    Business
    Ponce, Puerto Rico
    Jun 26, 2012

    Clean and Comfortable, Great Location

    Small, simple hotel. Walking distance from the train station, hence no need to take a taxi to/from the airport. Although Damrak is an ugly tourist trap, the location couldn't be more convenient. Everything in the city is a short to medium walk away. The room was beautifully furnished and very clean. It seems to have been recently remodeled. The hotel staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and very diligent. We did not try the restaurant downstairs since breakfast ends at 10AM and the waiter was in a bad mood. The WIFI was slow (256kbps), but free. The room had a view to a commercial street, so there was a little bit of noise during the day (the brand new windows sealed off most of the noise). At night it was very quiet. The beds were very comfortable. Although I agree with the other reviewers in that it is more of a high 3-star than a 4-star experience, I thought it was a great value. I would definitely stay there again.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Try Cafe Luxembourg, in The Spui. Lovely breakfast.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    sonnylax
    Business
    Atlanta, GA
    Jul 10, 2012

    Great location

    The location of this hotel couldn't be better. (Just steps from Dam Square, two long blocks from Central Station). Nice hotel with Western Amenities. Just wish more hotels in Europe would use a shower curtain..

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

    Across the street is one of the main Shopping Department Stores. They have extended hours on Thursdays (till 9pm).

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