$131 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 9, 2014 Check-out: Nov 10, 2014

Swissotel Amsterdam

4 stars
Damrak 96, Amsterdam, 1012 LP
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
80 reviews
Great hotel in excellent location

The staff and location are what make this a great hotel. The location is a short walk from the... See full review

  • SAM37
  • Oct 5, 2014
Brilliant Hotel Couldn't have asked for more

From being greeting with the Red Carpet entrance to leaving the following day everything was... See full review

  • whiteleyspark
  • Jul 16, 2014
Enjoy modern comforts in historic splendor in the heart of Amsterdam

An unbeatable location on Amsterdam's breathtaking Dam Square puts guests of the chic Swissotel within a short walk of the city's leading cultural attractions and prime shopping and dining venues. Inviting guest rooms boast contemporary design, sleek amenities (including Nespresso coffee machines) and relaxing signature bath essentials. The Swissotel's Restaurant Dam Plaza serves premium fare on par with front-row views of the square, while the in-house fitness center offers cutting-edge workout opportunities.

Highlights
  • Dam Square views 
  • Complimentary use of Nespresso coffee machine in room 
  • Close to premium Amsterdam destinations 
  • Restaurant Dam Plaza offers fine dining and bar with a scenic outdoor terrace 
Rooms

The Swissotel offers 110 rooms, including 15 suites, all boasting plush comforts and modern amenities along with chic, modern decor. The classic and premium rooms come with a king bed or two twin beds. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, TVs with On Demand entertainment, signature Nespresso coffee machines and Swiss Spa bath essentials.

The junior suites have stunning views of majestic Dam Square and offer expanded living areas. All standard amenities apply, plus flat-screen HDTVs, DVD and CD players, iPod docking stations, built-in mini bars and plush bathrobes.

Features

The Swissotel's dynamic Dam Square puts guests in the heart of Amsterdam's thriving artistic, cultural and commercial district. While the city's major destinations are within walking distance, guests are treated to world-class dining courtesy of the 24-hour Restaurant Dam Plaza, which serves international fare, plus wide-ranging cocktails at its full-service bar. The complimentary on-site Swissotel Fitness Center offers opportunities to unwind and recharge. The Swissotel also offers business center, Wi-Fi access in all public areas, 24-hour concierge, in-room massage, babysitting services and, this being bike-friendly Amsterdam, bicycle rentals.

Transportation
  • Nearby tram stop (in front of hotel)
  • Amsterdam Central Station (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (14.5 mi/23.5 km)
Attractions
  • Royal Palace/Dam Square (outside hotel) 
  • Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) 
  • Rembrandthuis (1 mi/2 km) 
  • Amsterdams Historisch Museum (Amsterdam Historical Museum) (1.5 mi/2.5 km) 
  • Amsterdam Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) (1.5 mi/2 km) 
  • Rijksmuseum (3 mi/4.5 km) 
  • Van Gogh Museum (3 mi/4.5 km) 
Business
  • Business center with complimentary Internet access 
  • 2 intimate conference suites 
  • 43,000 square feet of additional conference space is available at nearby at De Beurs van Berlage 
  • Nearby De Industrieele Groote Club provides elegant meeting rooms in an historic setting
Polices & Fees
  • A 5% city tax is added to the final charge
  • Swissotel Amsterdam is a 100% non-smoking hotel

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

Hotel Map

52.3735 4.8935
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol - 11.5 km, Rotterdam Airport - 55.6 km.
Area description
20 kilometers from Schiphol Airport, 800 meteres from central train station, 55 kilometers from The Hague-home to the Dutch government and the Peace Palace, 5 kilometers from RAI exhibition center. In the heart of the financial district of Amsterdam short stroll to the exciting night life of Amsterdam most tourist attractions at walking distance from hotel Public transportation stops in front of hotel.

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Swissotel Amsterdam Rooms

Classic Room
This room type offers one king size bed or twin beds. The bathroom features a bath, shower, toilet and a hairdryer. In-house movies on demand are directly linked to TV, and all rooms feature mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and an in-room safe. Two telephones with voice mail capability are provided and LAN and wireless connectivity are also available at a surcharge.
Premium Room
This room type offers one king size bed or twin beds and is tastefully decorated and well appointed for your comfort. The bathroom offers a bath, shower, toilet and a hairdryer. In-house movies on demand are directly linked to TV, and all rooms feature mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and an in-room safe. Two telephones with voice mail capability are provided and LAN and wireless connectivity are also available at a surcharge.
Junior Suite
This room type offers one king size bed and is prominently located on the front side of the hotel, overlooking colourful Dam Square. A highspeed wired LAN connection is offered free of charge. Wifi at a surcharge. These spacious rooms also provide a comfortable lounge area with sofa, foot stool and coffee table and feature a large bathroom with a hairdryer, separate shower and toilet. Junior suites also feature flat screen TV's, a DVD player, a separate CD music player and in-house movies on demand are directly linked to TV, and all rooms feature mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board and a bathrobe and slippers are also provided. Three telephones,all featuring voice mail capability, are provided.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

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

Dining

Dam Plaza
The modern styled restaurant Dam Plaza is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. * After breakfast, the restaurant is open till midnight and offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, fish and meat dishes, and pastas. * Besides a bite to eat, you can also relax while enjoying a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine. * This year is the first year you may find terraces all year round in Amsterdam. In Summer enjoy a refreshing drink on our terrace, while in Winter time you may keep yourself warm with a hot chocolate while enjoying all the activities on Dam Square.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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 (80)

Ratings and reviews for Swissotel Amsterdam

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LIH
Business
IAH
Dec 10, 2009

So So

The only other Swissotel I have stayed in is the one in Lima, Peru, and it was beautiful. This one in Amsterdam, not so much.I'll echo all the comments you read here about the location - it's excellent. Trams 4, 9, 16, 24, and 25 stop right in front of the hotel, and a bunch of others one block behind the hotel. It's a 10 minute walk to Central Station, or the next stop on any of the trams headed north.The staff has been nice, no complaints there.The gym is adequate (open 24/7); actually that was one of the reasons I chose the Swissotel was so that I could use the treadmill and not many hotels in Amsterdam seem to have a gym. The three computers with free internet access 24/7 was very nice as well.[...]. This was a great rate, and would have been even more disappointed if I would have spent more money than this.The hotel has ZERO character. The hallways looks like a cheap cruiseship. The first room I was given had stains on the toilet, used soap by the sink, and an almost empty water bottle. It was an ugly room, very uninviting and sterile.I returned to the lobby and was provided a different room right away. This room was clearly a newer, more updated room. It actually had wood, so some contrast in the room and exactly as is shown in the previous reviewer's pictures. Clearly some rooms are much nicer than others decor-wise, however the room was still pretty skimpy.So if you want some character in your room, don't stay here. Otherwise it was adequate, but did not meet the expectations I had of Swissotel.The last hotel I stayed at in Amsterdam was a modern B&B called The Weber and I loved it, very cool minimalist place by the Leidseplein. I would stay there again, while I would not at the Swissotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amsterdam business traveler
Business
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 8, 2009

Swissotel Amsterdam - a good choice

Location of the hotel is ideal. We especially noticed that when exploring different areas - where we were was perfect. You can walk to anywhere of interest - we never used public transportation. Came from the airport into town with the train, and you can easily walk to hotel from Amsterdam Centraal Station (main train station). Hotel rooms are pleasant and clean, comfortable beds, super clean bathroom with granite tile flooring and granits sink surround. Conveniences we're used from the U.S. that you often don't find in European hotels. Some nice added touches like warmed towels as the towel rack is a towel heater at the same time. Grohe shower fixtures where you actually set the desired temperature (yes, its in Celcius, not Fahrenheit). Nespresso machines is great. Small fridge in every room - intended as minibar but you can use it for a few items yourself. Safe is big enough to hold even larger size laptops - that was important. 1st floor (which would be called 2nd floor in the U.S.) has a convenient room with 3 PCs for free internet access (if you want wireless from your room, it's 15 Euros per day). Didn't take their breakfast as 20 Euros per person is overpriced. Couple of bakeries are a good option as they sell good coffee as well and have a few tables where you can sit down. I've read reviews where people complained about the water pressure in the shower: that's not due to the hotel, but it's the European way to conserve water. Showers are more like a 'soft rain' rather than a water massage :-) The hotel staff was extremely friendly - you don't see that much in many hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street is a upscale department store called Bijenkorf - comparable to Harrods in London, or Bloomingdales in the U.S. On 5th floor is also a restaurant that's convenient with high quality food items and all fresh made juices (Jamba-Juice "like").

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
miami florida
Nov 21, 2009

great servive clean place

super friendly staff from the general manager on down

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PFT
Business
Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 26, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!!!

Front Desk Staff was GREAT and had excellent Knowledge of the city. Unfortunate for us,construction crews are working on the building not 15 feet from our room and no one warned us!! Construction started at 0700 with air hammers breaking concrete and lasted until 1830 on some evenings (you could set your watch to their schedule). We tried to change rooms, but the house was full. We paid for a "Premium" room, and received what we considered a smaller than average size room. There was nothing special about the accomidations except that they were clean. We were disappointed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Silverfox ABQ
Business
Albuquerque
Oct 26, 2009

Great Location and Service

Hotel was spotless and the staff very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again for sure. The location couldn't have been better

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a great place for a breakfast buffet just down the street on the way to Central Station

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa&Doug
Business
Sandy, UT
Oct 3, 2009

Great Location; American-Style Hotel

Great, centralized location; American-Style Hotel with relatively spacious and very clean rooms; Comfortable walking distance to everything that Amsterdam has to offer, but bicycle rental and public transport are very close by for those who don't want to walk the city; Restaurant was beautifully decorated, but we did not dine there so are unable to comment on food or service; Staff was friendly & helpful; Free internet access on several desktop computers (with printer) available in the business center; Hotel also had free workout facilities that we did not use so we cannot comment

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Dam Square, the Red Light District and a dense population of great coffeeshops are within short walking distance of this hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Building Visitor
Business
Houston, TX
Sep 20, 2009

No drama

The staff was very courteous and worked hard at delivering a sense of intimacy. The room was simple and classic. The hotel felt small without the multiple restaurant selections and meeting spaces of a typical American downtown hotel. The neighborhood offers a variety of restaurants and shopping experiences. The hotel's Damrack street location is active and "touristy".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Unless you're in the market for diamond jewelery, avoid the red school bus city tour offered up the street near the train station. It's billed as 1 hr/45 minute adventure of which 1 hr. is consumed by a mandatory tour of a diamond factory.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Sep 19, 2009

Swissotel Amsterdam

All around terrific experience at the Swissotel Amsterdam. It is in the center of everything and a convenient 10-15 minute walk from the main Central Train Station. Service was efficient from start to finish and upon checking in we were upgraded to a nicer room (Ask for #435) when we mentioned to the manager ([...]great man BTW) that we were on our honeymoon. We didn't eat at the restaurant so you are on your own there. You can't go wrong staying here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Bike rental shop is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel and so worth it while in Amsterdam....you'll thank yourself!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Byrel
Business
UK
Sep 18, 2009

Comfortable stay

Pleasent stay, close to central, Front desk very helpful. Would recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Loves to travel,
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 21, 2009

Great location

Excellent Location, close to major attractions Tram in front of hote friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Get tickets to Anne Frank house before you arrive. We needed to wait for an hour

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