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Mid-range hotel located in the heart of downtown Amsterdam
Situated in an historic building, the six-story NH City Centre Amsterdam is a mid-range hotel on a quiet street. While the hotel has a prime location on the Singel Canal in downtown Amsterdam, it’s lacking in some of the amenities and updates that similar hotels in the area have.
A set of stairs and a red carpet lead to the hotel's double-doored entrance. Inside, there are tiled floors, beige walls, and a few pieces of contemporary artwork. There are multiple kiosks at the check-in desk, which often has freshly cut flowers and a candy dish out for guests. The lobby has two massage chairs, a tourist information rack with brochures, and a computer with printer available to guests.
There is a “winter garden” -- a covered area with tables and chairs housed underneath a see-through ceiling. For guests who want to explore the city by bicyle, the hotel rents bicycles on-site.
Located in the heart of the tourist district of Amsterdam
The NH City Centre Amsterdam hotel is about three blocks -- or a six-minute walk -- from the Floating Flower Market. The Anne Frank House is six-blocks away. The Dam Square, with it’s shopping and entertainment district, is about five blocks away. There is a tram stop right around the corner from the hotel that connects to major hubs, including the RAI Convention Center, Schiphol Airport, and the World Trade Center.
Average rooms, which vary in size, shape, and view
Some rooms are multi-level and some have balconies with views of either the city or the canal, while others are tiny and cramped. Decor follows a red, black, and white color scheme with clean lines and wood floors. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, tea pots, hair dryers, and minibars. Deluxe and Superior Rooms are larger and have Krups coffeemakers. Beds with white linens and wooden headboards have built-in lights designed for nighttime reading. Bathrooms are clean and well-maintained, but are small and could use an update.
Renowned restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, which serves dinner in an historic setting
The hotel serves a breakfast buffet (for a fee) each morning in the restaurant next to the Winter Garden. Famous for its New Dutch-style cuisine, the restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen serves dinner in a historic setting -- the restaurant has nine individual rooms, spread across five 17th-century buildings, each with its own style and decor. The restaurant's bar, Gerzonis, serves nightly cocktails.
The hotel offers an airport shuttle (which takes about 45 minutes) for a fee. For guests who arrive by car, there is self-parking in a garage available for a fee. Bicycles offer one of the best ways to explore the city, and the hotel rents bicycles to guests.
The 209-room NH City Centre Amsterdam in the heart of Amsterdam overlooks the Singel Canal and downtown. Rooms rates are comparable to other mid-range hotels in the area, but the rooms here, while well maintained, could use some updating.