Hotel Nicolaas Witsen in Amsterdam - 3 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Nicolaas Witsen

Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is a three-star hotel in a beautiful and quiet street in the centre of Amsterdam, called the Nicolaas Witsenstraat. The 3 buildings in which the hotel is situated were built in 1906 and have a beautiful, historical character.

The hotel and the street are named after Nicolaes Witsen. He lived from 1641 up to 1717 and was a diplomat and writer. Moreover he was mayor of Amsterdam for 13 times from 1682 to 1706. Also, he was commander of the VOC and ambassador extraordinaire to the court in the United Kingdom. Nicolaes Witsen was an expert in the field of maritime construction. He wrote books that disclose a vivid recollection of the Dutch maritime construction in the 17th century.

 Hotel Nicolaas Witsen has an ideal location. Within 300 myou can find the best-known market of Amsterdam, the Albert Cuyp-market, and the Heineken Museum. The Carré royal theatre is only 500 m from the hotel. The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and well-known entertainment-centres, such as the Leidseplein or Rembrandtplein, can be found less than 700 m from the hotel.

The hotel has 28 rooms, all of which can be reached by elevator. All rooms are non-smoking. There is a hotel bar where breakfast is served. After a busy day you can relax and enjoy a drink here as well.

We serve a continental breakfast in the morning from 07:15 to 10:30 am, which is consist of coffee and/or tea, orange juice, several types of bread, boiled egg, several types of meat, cheese, jam, honey, butter, peanut butter and chocolate spread.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as our guest and would gladly help you with additional information, making reservations for restaurants, taxis and/or excursions and much more. We are open and at your service 24 hours a day. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to approach us.

Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1900, Last complete renovation 2012, Number of floors 4, Total number of rooms 28, Number of single rooms 6, Number of double rooms 17, of which have 2 separate beds 12, of which have a double bed 5, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 4, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 1, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 11:00, Renovation work planned 2009-01-05, to 2009-02-28, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, Hotel, City hotel, Station hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair hotel, Boutique hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Suite hotel, Holiday hotel, family-run hotel, child-friendly hotel, Family hotel, Cycling/biker hotel, Hiking hotel, No-smoking hotel, Gay and lesbian-friendly hotel, No-smoking room 28, Family rooms available 5, Children's beds/cots 1

AddressShow map

Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4, 1017 ZH Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • Station (Amsterdam - Centraal Railway Station) 2.02 km
  • City centre (Amsterdam) 1.0 km
  • Airport (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)) 10.59 km
  • Highway (s112) 2.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal Hourly rate 0 EUR
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 30 EUR
  • Car park is a 3-minute walk away
  • Secure parking
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 07:15.00 until 10:30.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Café/bistro
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Automatic emergency wake-up alarm
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • Video surveillance of hallways
  • Security guards
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 EUR
  • Breakfast from 07:15 o'clock to 10:30 o'clock
  • Breakfast for early risers from 06:30 o'clock to 10:30 o'clock
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0 EUR Provider KPN
  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 0
  • Satellite TV
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Room safe
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 28 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • TV with international news channel
  • Water boiler in room
  • Free tea supplies in room

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Classic concierge service
  • Shuttle service to the airport Fee 17 EUR
  • Car rental
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room
  • Towels changed every 7 day(s)
  • Beddings changed every 2 day(s)
  • Pets not allowed
  • Room service from 09:00.00 until 14:00.00
  • Childcare from age # Hourly rate 12 EUR
  • Babysitter Hourly rate 10 EUR
  • Limousine service
  • Adaptor for Chinese/US plugs

Hotel location

Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4, 1017 ZH Amsterdam - Noord-Holland

Evaluations of Nicolaas Witsen

Overall 99 ratings, including comments: 55 ratings
7.5 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
84% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
5.5 / 10
May 2016

hotel location

too narrow room and stairs there was a mouse in the basement

Corporate customers
7.8 / 10
April 2016

location good public transportation closeby small, cosy hotel


Private Solo traveller
10 / 10
January 2016

Every member of the staff with whom I interacted was very friendly and pleasant.

Corporate customers
7.6 / 10
March 2012

nice hotel for a resonable price. Nicely located

Sometimes you can hear the noice of the tram

Private Solo traveller
8.0 / 10
October 2011

Clean rooms, reasonable price, staff are quite friendly and helpful, good location (close to the tram station but also quiet since its not on the main road)

Rooms are pretty small (so are the bathrooms), you have to pay for the locker (5 EUR with 30 EUR deposit), you have to give the keys to reception and therefore you can't be sure about your belongings in the room and the safe is too small to put things like laptops

Corporate customers
8.0 / 10
August 2011

Location in Amsterdam very usable

Room tiny

Corporate customers
7.8 / 10
July 2010

friendly service

A few minor items Forgot my wake-up call, a toilet brush recommended Room on the small side but OK

Corporate customers
8.2 / 10
July 2010

Optimal location in the city, good access to public transportation, clean but small bathing room. My room (3),directed to the courtyard was rather quite. Nice breakfast with excellent coffee.

Very small bathing room, but very clean. Room 3 was located on the ground floor toward the courtyard, a view (from and into this room) and location rather unconventional (to state it this way, although I liked it). The pictures on the website did not represent (at least) this room. Very soft mattress.

Corporate customers
5.8 / 10
June 2009

Location is good // quiet neighbourhood

Room extremely small // bed/matrace in bad state

Private Solo traveller
7.2 / 10
May 2009

The staff was very friendly and competent. They helped me get into a room early after an all night flight. It was very clean.

The glass recycling is outside the hotel and it was very loud. You can also hear everything going on in the hallway as the doors are flimsy. General feeling of cheapness.

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