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InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hi, this is a very good hotel with a high level of service. The room has a very good view of the river. La Rive Restaurant serves French and Mediterranean cuisine. The bar serves genuine Amsterdam cuisine. All of the restaurants overlook the Amstel River and the historic part of Amsterdam.

Monique in Reservations helped book me a gorgeous room with a River View. Decor and Amstel River was absolutely breathtaking! Monique at Front Desk checked us In and was very pleasant and informative! Breakfast, Abar, & Room Service Staff were all very fast, nice and flexible! Chef was exceeding our expectations throughout the weekend, we literally ate every single meal in the Hotel for 3 days straight it was so good! Housekeeping kept the Room Spotless and was very friendly. Night Staff was probably the best Night Team I have encountered in all my years of Hotel Work & Hotel Stays! Cigars in the Cigar room are very reasonably prices (Cohiba 12euros as I remember) and the Concierge will help you choose a cigar at all hours of the Day and Night! Coffee in the Abar is beautiful. Hollandaise sauce on the eggs benny is still frothing as you pour over eggs. Nothing falls through the cracks at this Hotel. Service is over the top, Deliveries happen quickly, Decor & architecture is incredible and the location is second to none! A year is not complete without a staycation at the Amstel! Best Wishes, Sean Purcell from Toronto!

Not a cheap hotel but classic old Luxury is how I best describe it. We are Ambassador members with Intercontinental and the upgrade was great. Location looking over the river is superb . Looking forward to staying again next visit. Hopefully it is just as good the second time around

We arrived at the hotel around 12o'clock in the midnight. The Lady that checked us in was more than helpful and friendly. She took care of the check in process and played with my kid at the same time. Too bad I was too tired to take down her name. Because the hotel was doing a huge renovation and didn't have hot water until 5AM, she upgraded up to an executive suite! That was such a tremendous help and relief after being on the road for 2 weeks with 3 year old. I had slept wonderfully that night and didn't mind taking a shower in the morning. One of the best hotel experience!

We stayed at the hotell after a friend and colleague who lives in Amsterdam recommended the hotell saying it’s the place to stay while visiting. To say we were happy with the place would be an understatement. We simply loved it! We Cameron there to celebrate my birthday and 10 years together. We had a lovely view over the Amstel, the room was clean and romantic with the details well overlooked. The restaurant is to recommend. Here you’ll meet and be taken care of by a kind and very professional staff. The meal we had was excellent and of course nothing is overlooked and also here there is a view over the Amstel. The first evening after dinner we were surprized to find rose petals and baloons on out bed. We both started smiling and laughing seeing this since this was usch a kind and sweet gesture. We didn’t think anybody would take out reason for being there to heart like that. We both found the bed to be extremely comfortable as well. We felt like sleep on a cloud. about everything you have experienced. I am also very happy to read that our Duty Manager could fix the bed in such a short notice. We also enjoyed the Spa & Health club at hand and here the staff was very kind and professional along with a nice atmosphere. Arriving we were greeted by staff helping with our luggage, servons us a nice welcome drink while checking in and getting information about the facilities. Checking out was just as smooth and easy. For me personal this is an elegant, traditional and luxurious hotell which at the same time is very warm and welcoming.

Amstel is a great 5 star hotel. The building is wonderful, restaurant is great, wonderful service and beautiful rooms. I go to Amsterdam a lot and can assure you will not find a better place in Amsterdam. The downside is easy to guesse - it is very expensive. If you ask me if it is value for money, I have serious doubts. But if you want quality regardless of the price, this is the place. The building is now being painted. Avoid those rooms. Location is not walking distance to the traditional city center.

Simply put the Intercontinental Amsterdam does luxury right. We stay about 50 nights a year at hotels and at quite a few ‘historic’ properties. Unfortunately, at historical properties, you sometimes have to sacrifice smaller comforts in order to experience the hotel. That is definitely not the case here. First class hotel, wonderful location, and excellent staff. Check in - the check-in process was both efficient and helpful. Sometimes I feel like hotels either treat guest like there idiots at check-in or provide them with a novella worths of information for what the hotel has to offer. The Intercontinental Amsterdam met right in the middle by giving us a lot of helpful information and some insider secrets for what to see in Amsterdam, such as when to see what and how to save time instead of being stuck in lines for hours. We were upgraded to a river view room after emailing the general manager concerning a celebration. We also have IHG platinum status which might have helped too. The room was spacious with light colors and a high ceiling. Both sides of the bed had outlets nearby and there was plenty of dresser space and hangers for our clothes. We didn’t use the TV and it seemed to be coded not to accept our HDMI cord to play off our laptop. The room also had an outlet adapter in case we forgot ours and they gave us new bottled water daily. The Bathroom was awesome. Very spacious and a separate shower and bathtub. The bathtub was large, comfy, and possibly defies the laws of physics with how quickly it would fill up. Lots of very hot water too. Internet was good and we could connect up to 5 devices at a time. We were able to stream Netflix whenever we wanted with no issue. We did have to re-login every 24-48 hours but the process was fast. Also, the hotel is a Pokémon gym so that’s also a plus. We had breakfast at the restaurant and it was one of the best hotel breakfasts we’ve ever had. Lots of cheeses, meats, pastries, and cereal with the buffet. The hot items were very good and the Belgium waffles were the best we’ve ever had. Madame Rempt provides exceptional service and made us feel right at home. Afternoon tea was served in the restaurant since the lounge was being renovated. The teas were each unique and complimented the food served. We were served 4 courses, all of which were good and had local influences. The restaurant overlooks the canal and it’s quite beautiful both day or night. Across the board, all the staff was very friendly and the concierge helped us get tickets to the Van Gogh museum which saved us having to wait in line. Location is quite good with only a short walk to the Albert market, Heineken experience, I Amsterdam sign and Van Gogh Museum. We would definitely recommend the Intercontinental Amsterdam, it was without a doubt one of the best hotels in the IHG portfolio.

Currently the hotel is going through some renovations work and during my recent stays (Jan & last Sep) things were very well. I like the neighborhood in which the hotel is located, quiet and very close to almost all attractions in Amsterdam. The hotel is classic from outside and inside. Most of the interior and furniture designs is similar in some way to what you would see in Ritz London. The tea room is my fav place in the hotel, it has an outside sitting area overlooking the Amstel river. The hotel offer a very nice swimming pool, although short, but it has a great view over the Amstel river. The gym is small and lack some of the necessary equipment, but you can workout well. Staff are extremely friendly and well-trained, you feel like you’re the only guest they have. The only thing I didn’t like is the in-room dining. They a better chef and more options.

A beautiful building that hasn’t been properly maintained. Great views of the Amstel. Water leaks in the bathroom... we informed the hotel about our arrival around 8pm but we couldn’t check in till 9pm. Would love to see this hotel restored one day

The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam is a wonderful place to stay in Amsterdam. The rooms are lovely and well furnished. The breakfast area is beautiful and provides an excellent view of the Amstel River. There are several bars and restaurants that also provide a clear view of the Amstel River as it flows past the hotel. There is a very nice outdoor balcony where you can enjoy the beverage of your choice while watching the river traffic sail along. This hotel is very conveniently located and within easy walking distance to many excellent restaurants. It is a brisk 30 minute walk to the downtown tourist district. Just be alert to the 1,000’s of bicyclists on the streets and sidewalks. We never could figure out a safe place to walk out of the bicycle traffic.

Professor Tulpplein 1 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Skinny Bridge and Stopera
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam places you in Canal Ring, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Skinny Bridge and Stopera. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 79 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Amsterdam, the hotel is also a short walk from Heineken Experience and Hortus Botanicus.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Restaurant La Rive, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam's 79 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for EUR 65 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, River View

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, City View

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1040 reviews