$115 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 8, 2015 Check-out: Mar 9, 2015

Swissotel Amsterdam

4 stars
View map of Damrak 96, Amsterdam, 1012 LP

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
88 reviews
very nice hotel

very nice hotel and location is perfect . staff is very friendly See full review

  • MEzzeldin
  • Dec 8, 2014
very nice hotel

very nice hotel and location is perfect . staff is very friendly See full review

  • MEzzeldin
  • Dec 8, 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.

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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
  • 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
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

Breakfast
Breakfast is an additional 14.50 euro that can be booked during your stay.
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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (88)

Ratings and reviews for Swissotel Amsterdam

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 88
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frequent Flyer 44
Business
Uk
May 28, 2014

Central location but somewhat disappointing.

We spent 3 nights here, 2 couples in 2 rooms both at the back of the hotel. Rooms looked out over Burger King in a very busy street. There was significant noise from this street at all times, delivery lorries and people shouting in the wee small hours. The glazing did not mask this sufficiently and we all suffered from a lack of sleep. The rooms could do with a makeover, scuffed paintwork, dated marble tiling, poor over bath shower. Could not get Nespresso machine to produce a decent cup of coffee in either room. Staff at front desk were fine although forgot to ask us ( both couples) to sign an area of our registration form so they deactivated our room keys to bring us to the desk. We also felt they could have mentioned the daily room fee at check-in. No doubt it is in the small print somewhere but we were told of the charge on check-out. Not a major problem, but it may have been for some. We are regular travellers and have experienced many hotels. Overall, we were underwhelmed by this one.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tysklaerer
Business
Kusel, Germany
Apr 15, 2010

Two Night Stay

No parking available. City taxes not included in the booking charges.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Right on Street Car line, short distance to boats and Metro.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto, Canada
Oct 15, 2010

Perfect Location

The hotel is about a 5-8 min. walk from Central Station and the walking wasn't bad at all. We got in at about 11AM and our room wasn't ready which was understandable because the site clearly states that it's not until 4PM. The reception stored our things away and we walked to a sandwich place next door to grab a bite to eat. We came back in 15 minutes and they told us that our room was ready when we came back. The room was clean but small which is not a surprise for European standard. The coffee machine makes coffee which is pretty good and complimentary so we din't really have to buy coffee outside the hotel. They also had no issues to give us more. The best thing about the hotel is it's location because you walk out of the hotel and you're right on DAM Square. All the sites are a walking distance. They offer fee internet in the Business center so you don't have bring your laptop with you. My husband and I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adele
Business
Athens, GA
Nov 29, 2011

Great location

This hotel was very conveniently located just two doors down from the Dam Square. You could get from the airport easily by bus shuttle or train and the staff was very helpful in directing us for sightseeing. The price was quite reasonable.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Liz1965
Business
Scotland
Jan 24, 2012

Ideal central location

Just back from staying at the Swissotel, Amsterdam and couldn't have chosen a better hotel. It is right next to Dam Square and just 5 minutes walk from Central Station. The staff were very welcoming and the hot towel on arrival was refreshing. Would definitely recommend it.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

The drinks in the pubs around Dam Square are expensive.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ACE Abroad
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 30, 2012

Great Location. Great Staff. Great Price.

My wife and really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The location was great. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was that the room was located next to a loud alley. Otherwise, terrific.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hersheybar
Business
Florida
May 21, 2012

Swisshotel

We had a great experience at Swisshotel. It is a great location for walking to almost anywhere. The breakfast buffet is excellent, the room was very comfortable, and the staff superb.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VW Lady
Business
Orange, Ca
Aug 14, 2012

vacation

Checked in late no problem, room had a view of the office next door. nice clean.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

shops close early

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
brown eyed girl
Business
monaghan
Aug 20, 2012

enjoyable city break

The overall experience at this hotel was very positive. The staff were very helpful and courteous. As it is very near the city centre it was easy to explore the city by walking or taking the tram, especially for first time travellers to Amsterdam.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The taxi service is quite expensive, especially on journeys to and from the airport. The train is very good value

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