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The College Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the building is very nice from the outside and inside, very well done recovering the look of the building. The staff at reception made an effort to find us a king size bed. The room is big, unfortunately the window is high and there is no views to anywhere, there are also loud in the mornings rush. The lunch is not special, breakfast is fair, service is not very good though the hotel , we ask for a late check out and wanted to charge us 20 euros per hour !!! better say that they can't give a later check out.

Nice superior room, beautiful hotel building and outside restaurant area, lousy reception service, broken air condition, noisy room, very average restaurant quality. The staff is quiet lost when you have a problem like a broken air condition with 28 degrees, superiors or manager are not available and don't apologize, check-out not really friendly.

I stayed 2 nights in the College Hotel and it was fantastic! When they asked me for my feedback I told them: a big 10! The hotel is great, the rooms are beautiful, the service is super and the people are so kind!! Perfect location! I highly recommend this hotel!

One night here is enough. Positives: - the bed is good - good food for dinner and friendly waiter Negatives: - two lamps did not work. Spoke to reception twice but no solution, meaning no reading or working in the sofa, only by the miniature desk and the uncomfortable chair there. - the chairs at the restaurant are stained and are clearly not cleaned thoroughly. Makes you wonder how the kitchen is...

In Dutch/Flemish we would say ‘een karaktervol hotel’. It is a lovely building full of atmosphere giving you a very cosy feeling. A nice big room with high ceiling. A separated bathroom with big (rain)shower. No bath. The airco was working fine in my room and it was great to have a nespresso machine in the room. The walls are painted very dark but that mad it feel so cosy. Hotel is at a good and rather central location near “museum plein”. Other part of the city can be easily reached by tram and even better you can rent a bike. I rented a bike from the hotel during my 3 days stay and that was great. I completely felt like one of them ☺. The only disappointing element for me was that the hotel do no longer provide a parking service. I had to park the car at the nearest q-park (museum plein) that turned out to be expensive. Adding the parking fee to the room fee then turned out to be an expensive stay and there are cheaper alternative hotels that provide a (free) parking service.

There are too many places to stay in Amsterdam than to stay here. I would not return. The hotel is pretty, but very dark for me. Too much Black. They didn't give us the room we were to have, I almost left. Every time I was at the desk another guest was asking to change their room for noise. Amsterdam is kind of noise anyway, but this seemed extra loud. The location is ok, near the museums and across the street from the tram system. Next door to a good restaurant. But otherwise if's way off the beaten path for me. Turn down service was excellent, housekeeping was very good. Breakfast was delicious, and Star (the server) out performed all the guys! She will go somewhere with her career. She is a student there.

A very recommendable hotel in Amsterdam! Well-located, 15 minutes walking from Museumplein, and tram station just in from of the building. Pretty comfortable rooms. The only thing that I missed was a little more light in the room. Anyway, the atmosphere was so good! A nice place to stay if I come back Amsterdam!!

We loved the location of this hotel. I was hesitant to stay there considering the reviews but we had such a nice experience! People are lovely and trying to do their best to help you. When I learn that most the were students/ apprentices then I appreciated the level of service more. We stayed in room number 207. It was cosy ( That's my view cause I really like penthouses!) but quite small. It was dark due as there was only a small window on the roof and we had no views at all. In contraire, the bathroom was big and comfortable. The breakfast was nice. It was clean but I can't say spotless as I am pretty cautious about the cleanliness of the hotels. We decided to stay in this one considering the price, location and the approach of the employees. It was so much fun to rent a scooter and wonder around.

We stayed here for two nights and were very disappointed. In general, this place is filthy. Example: the carpet by reception is covered in stains. The explanation was that it's the result of the welcome drinks they offer. Two things: 1) a welcome drink would have been lovely, thank you very much and 2) maybe have the carpet cleaned regularly? Upon arrival our room door was open with a mobile air conditioner in the door opening. Roomservice were busy with the rooms right next to ours, so we thought this was a temporary thing and we left it that way. When we got back late at night, we were quite shocked to find that our door was still wide open (with all our belongings inside) and that's when we learned that in fact the air conditioning for that wing was out of service altogether. We got a different room. Even later that night, we got back again to find that turndown service had attempted to close the curtains. One of the curtains was obviously broken (half of it was not attached to the rail anymore) and it left a 50cm gap as a result. It seems the person who broke this figured we would just sort this out with reception, who came with a ladder at 1:30am to fix. At €22, breakfast is understaffed and overpriced with basics like butter, OJ and bread running out halfway through and staff running around frantically. The free (yay!) minibar contains two waters and a miniature chocolate. We paid something like €250 per night to stay here. For that sort of money I expect staff to keep their eyes open to spot problems before I have to call reception about them. Especially if it's basics like the A/C not working or curtains not closing.

The location is very good if you use the tram or bus, just a few metres away and you can travel in three directions. The room was fine, but not luxury perhaps a little tired, the very large window blind was broken so we propped it open with a bottle of water to let the day light in. Bathroom was showing its age wall paper above the toilet dirty and pealing away, the shower controls a little dangerous trying to turn off the water was hit and miss, last complaint was the bed softer than I would like. Didn't try the breakfast after reading previous reviews and the inflated price. Lovely building, very fetching reception and ground floor area, pleasant and what seems safe and quite part of the city, probably would stay again.

Roelof Hartstraat 1 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Concertgebouw and Stedelijk Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in De Pijp, The College Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Concertgebouw and Stedelijk Museum. This 40-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are also a short walk from this Amsterdam hotel.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The College Hotel's 40 rooms are individually furnished and provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests of The College Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a fireplace in the lobby. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 641 reviews