$126 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 17, 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

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 80
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
thebigkim
Business
NYC
Oct 6, 2011

swissotel/amsterdam

Hotel is very clean and modern and but having to pay for internet access in a hotel for 200 hundred a nite is unacceptable. location is perfect for walking all over the city. staff is very courteous and super helpful in pointing you in the right direction for lunch dinner or just sight seeing in general very nice staff. would stay again for sure.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

ask staff they pointed me to the right direction in regards to meals every time

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lensgrinder
Business
USA
Dec 4, 2010

Very good location, clean hotel

Location in Dam Square is excellent. Staff are friendly. Hotel is clean. Rooms are modest. Mine looked directly into a crowded department store, but it was a very quiet room.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty of "coffeehouses" nearby.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
othefrequentflyer
Business
New York, NY
May 29, 2012

great location

great location, nice gym and business center! would stay here again!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fife, Scotland
Sep 10, 2012

Excellent location.

Hotel staff couldn't have been more helpfull and very friendly. Location at Dam Square perfect. Room was very clean with complimentary coffemaker supplied. Would definitely return to this hotel at the next opportunity.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pbgnewbie
Business
Orlando, FL, USA
Dec 27, 2012

great hotel and location

very easy place to stay - central location next to tram stops and within walking distance to much of amsterdam

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

close walking distance to the joordan area -- nice shops, restaurants, cafes

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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

4
5.01.0
benny the traveler
Business
New york, ny
Jul 1, 2010

In the middle of it all...

Had a very nice suite. Great bathroom (important when you've traveled long distances ), very clean, staff was very nice and accomodating. Right in the middle of town a short walk from Centraal station, which travels all over the netherlands and farther countries as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

the main shopping area is a block away and goes on for blocks. Also the infamous red light district is not far, but also more family friendly areas are a short distance.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jersey professional
Business
NJ
May 9, 2010

Great Location, Solid Service.

Wonderful location, very central to the old city. Easy to stop in for a break and then go out again to explore the town. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are smaller than what we have in the USA, but were a good size for Europe. Location was key!! Easy to get to the sites, restaurants, and shopping and public transportation too.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SkyyBoy
Business
Hilo, HI
May 30, 2009

Great Location!

Great location for the hotel, right on Dam Square. Easy walking distance to many attractions. Tram stops right by the hotel for easy access everywhere else. Rooms were rather small, though.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
OH, USA
May 21, 2011

Great location

Great central location close to all the major attractrions and night life.

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

Business

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