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InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed a memorable high tea in a beautiful space with magnificent views, excellent products, and expert and friendly staff. Definitely recommendable for high tea or just a coffee (with reasonable prices considering the hotel status).

We stayed on IHC points, which might have been the reason for the bit out of date room. The antique atmosphere is great and The Amstel should keep that differentiation. However in my view this could be combined with up to date technology standards and equipment in room. Hopefully the on going renovation will change that. Otherwise staff was very friendly and forthcoming. Also nice that we could dock our boat at the hotel quay as we were local visitors.

I took my wife and 3 children to stay at the Amstel hotel for my wife's 40th birthday. I had pre-arranged our entire stay, including dinner, drinks, snacks, boat tour and amenities in our room. We stayed in the Dom Perignon suite, which is lovely. However, i had specifically agreed and had received confirmation that we could have our room(s) at 3pm, but when we arrived just after 3pm we were told that neither room was ready, one could be ready in 15 minutes and they didn't know about the other. We went to the pool for half an hour first, and when we then goy yo the one available room they couldn't find our luggage. And our planned drinks in the restaurant were to start at 4.30pm, which also did not allow us (my wife) much time to get changed and ready for that. We got to see the other room just around 5pm, when we were about to go down to the restaurant. Also, one of the agreed amenities was a bottle of Dom Perignon upon arrival, which was nowhere to be seen. I had to call for that after dinner. This was the disappointing part of our experience, the rest was perfect and sheer indulgence. We were treated brillianlty and had a perfect evening of food and drink, made even more perfect by Mr Opten and Mr Bunnik, who ensured perfect finishing touches in the form of great Dutch cheeses and a brilliant selection of wines. Breakfast next day was also great, with the staff again very kind and helpful. All in all we had a great stay. Just a shame about the start.

My husband and I spent five nights at the Amstel in late April. We booked a junior suite, which was spacious and comfortable, with a small sitting area to relax in at the end of the day- a coffee machine and stocked bar in the corner. Our room was at a far end of the hotel with a partial view of the Amstel river. We found the walk to the Rijksmuseum (with the Van Gogh right behind it) to be pleasant and easy. Taxis are also readily available in front of the hotel. Breakfast was wonderful with choice of buffet (eggs, bacon, cheeses, fruit, smoked salmon and herring, cucumbers, pastries, wonderfully flakey croissants) or ordering a la carte, and with lovely views of the canal through large glass windows- so memorable. All the staff at the Amstel are welcoming and helpful; we felt the concierge went above and beyond with email correspondence before we arrived and while we were there, in particular regarding dinner reservations and in arranging a private driver to take us to the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof. A special "thank you" to them: such kind folks. Besides breakfast, we also enjoyed the high tea served in the elegant Amstel lounge with more river views. Highly recommended for an afternoon of rest from sight-seeing: four teas served along with savory and sweet treats. Finally, not to be missed is the A bar. We really liked the cocktails and delicious snacks here. Very creative drinks and a comfy place to wind down in at the end of the day. I would not hesitate to book this hotel again on a future visit.

Super friendly staff with breathtaking views of the Amstel river. Rooms are very spacious and the food is exceptional 👍👍👍A must visit when in Amsterdam. Also do try the restaurant by the river. And a private cruise.

This hotel is excellent, rooms are spacious, service excellent , the location is very good, the restaurant is so good, beatiful place to stay in Amsterdam, breakfast is so good , the concierte is so efficient.

Spent finally a night in this hotel. It was something I wanted to do for a long time and know I had the chance to do. Service is outstanding at the arrival and check we got a nice glass of Prosecco. The room was the blue room with delft Blau elements. Bed very good and the bathroom, shower fantastic. Morning swimming pool was a perfect treat to start the day. The hole experience was super.

So the location is not close to the centre however it is walking distance. The hotel itself is beautiful.. Breakfast is located on the canal and the food on offer in the buffet is beautiful and fresh. Loved it. Bed is comfortable and all the amenities are on offer. You will need to walk to the centre, about a 20 minute walk, easy walk. Would recommend this hotel. Staff are obliging and will assist whenever needed. I would highly recommend this hotel.

My wife and i stayed one night here at the end of a 2 week river cruise and, when checking in to the room, the bellman explained that the air conditioning could be a little noisy so there was a switch by the bed that allowed you to turn it off or down if that occurred. The day was around 80 degrees and sunny. The room was hot so we turned the air on full before going out to dinner. We we got back, it was around 9:30 and it was 79 degrees in the room. I called the front desk and a man was sent up to check this out and he confirmed that the air was on but, with it being such a warm day, the outdated airconditioning system could not keep up. i suggested that, at over $800 per night, this was not acceptable. He then offered to bring up a fan. Upon checkout, I, again, pointed out that, at that price, -or any price - this was not meeting our expectations and was, pretty much, ignored. No attempt at changing the $800 rate or any kind of compensation. Very disappointed.

Beautiful location that hotel has, you can see the river if you have a room with view, a typical 5 stars hotel, with friendly staff , the room was big enough for two persons plus our offer came with free wifi and breakfast, little bet over the budget but if you want to spoil yourself i recommend this place .

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 Amsterdam City Centre, 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

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, City View

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 938 reviews