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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
83 reviews
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
De Roode Leeuw

The staff are fantastic. The room was small (what does one expect in an old building), but... See full review

  • xjrs
  • Aug 17, 2013
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.

    Hotel Map

    52.3737 4.8937
    Area served
    Amsterdam.
    Nearby airports
    Schiphol (AMS) 11.5 km, Rotterdam Airport (RTM) 55.6 km.
    Area description
    Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this hotel is uniquely positioned in the middle of the financial, business, shopping and entertainment districts.

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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 (83)

    Ratings and reviews for De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Overall score

    3.7 / 5
    5.01.0
    41 out of 83
    Amenities:
    3.3
    Room cleanliness:
    3.9
    Hotel staff:
    4.4
    Room comfort:
    3.8
    Location:
    4.8
    Value:
    3.7

    83% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    ez_e
    Greensboro, NC
    Jan 14, 2010

    it was ok.

    The hotel is located in an excellent location. The staff was super friendly, but the 4-star category is questionable for this hotel. My wife and I didn' think it was very clean and that was a turn off.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    2
    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Honolulu, HI
    Dec 9, 2009

    Decent for price, great location.

    Sewer smell from bathroom 24-7. Needs remodeling, and new furniture.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    2
    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Mobile, Alabama
    Jun 13, 2009

    Very Small room

    Hotel rooms very small with a view across the alley to the hotel next door. We had a smoking room but it was not very clean or fresh. Maybe the non-smoking rooms are nicer. Nice location.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    1
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    1
    Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

    Redlight district always interesting and just a very short walk.

    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    In need of a 4 star
    New york
    Jan 31, 2013

    Not a four star hotel

    When we arrived there, it was freezing cold, and becuase we had stopped on the way tothe hotel and grabbed some food, we were told we could not bring it in the "hotel". So we stood outside finishing our food before we checked in. The hotel staff was not very helpful in finding out anything in the city, and was not even aware of where the nearest laundry was. I guess they expected me to spend $200.00 on their service. I found a local cleaner and had all my laundry done for $10.00. There was also construction in the hotel, which was not mentioned to us at all when we checked in, we found out the next morning when we heard the banging from above, and noticed all the workers in the lobby using the only elevator in the building, extremely unprofessional, and all this from a 4 star hotel! Never gain! Otherwise the location was good, a bit touristy but in walking distance to everything, but then again, Amsterdam is small and everything is close to everything.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    2
    Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

    Dont get your laundry done there, about 3 blocks away you can find a laundry that will wash, dry and fold for a fraction of the cost of the hotel.

    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Mobile, Alabama
    Jun 13, 2009

    Very Small room

    Hotel rooms very small with a view across the alley to the hotel next door. We had a smoking room but it was not very clean or fresh. Maybe the non-smoking rooms are nicer. Nice location.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    1
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    1
    Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

    Redlight district always interesting and just a very short walk.

    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    pandit
    Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Aug 11, 2013

    Bathroom very bad

    The bathroom in the room is very small and very inconvenient. The commode is so close to the wall that one cannot sit on the toilet. You have to sit at an angle. The shower stall is very small. Even worse, there is no door or curtain on the shower stall. So you cannot take shower without getting the whole bathroom floor wet. If bathroom problems are fixed, hotel can get up to 3 stars or may be even 4. At present, it deserves no higher than a 2 star rating.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    2
    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Honolulu, HI
    Dec 9, 2009

    Decent for price, great location.

    Sewer smell from bathroom 24-7. Needs remodeling, and new furniture.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    2
    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    ez_e
    Greensboro, NC
    Jan 14, 2010

    it was ok.

    The hotel is located in an excellent location. The staff was super friendly, but the 4-star category is questionable for this hotel. My wife and I didn' think it was very clean and that was a turn off.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    2
    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Nebulacloud
    Luton, England
    Nov 27, 2013

    Birthday treat

    Room was cold and no where to regulate heat, no carpet. Loud music from below with view to the opposite wall. Double bed dipped in the middle but clean. Perfect location to walk from station and to explore.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Review of De Roode Leeuw Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Sddogg
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Jul 7, 2013

    Perfect hotel if you don't plan on being in your room much

    This was a very different hotel from my last stay in Amsterdam, when I was a few miles out in the museum district. Instead, you are right in the thick of things, next to the red light district, Madame Toussands, the Palais, which is great if you immediately want to walk or jump on the tram anywhere, but not so great if you are going to be in your room at all. It is extremely busy, and the rooms were tiny. It seemed overpriced to me, but maybe that's due to the location. The staff were extremely nice to us, but there wasn't much in terms of amenities, just a very tiny room which was 90% bed, a 'view' of a 3 ft. alley and then another brick wall, and loud pulsating music throughout the day and evening.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

    Really close walking to just about anywhere, only 20 minute walk to the train station (5 minute if there were less pedestrian traffic).

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