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Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is quietly located on a quiet street in the center of Amsterdam, a 5 minute walk from the Heineken Brewery. Each room has a flat-screen TV. The rooms have free Wi-Fi access, a work desk and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is available in the bar area. The small bar serves a variety of refreshing drinks. For lunch and dinner, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area and near Leidseplein Square. Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is a 10 minute walk from the Albert Cuyp Market and the Rijksmuseum. The Frederiksplein tram stop is 220 yards away and offers direct access to the RAI Station and Amsterdam Central Station with trams 4 and 25.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Nicolaas Witsen has been welcoming guests since Feb 7, 2001

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

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Room Type
3 twin beds
2 twin beds
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


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  • Michael
    It was simply excellent and the staff were excellent.
  • John
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great, friendly staff, very nice facilities, lovely location.
  • Lizy
    Great location and great relation price for quality. We really like that Is walking distance from the center but not in the center-center... Then was less noise and less people around.
  • Abdulrahman
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    The location is great and the staff are nice and helpful
  • Ciaraldi
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was extremely kind & accommodating! The room was small but so well decorated that it felt cozy & comfortable. And the location was great- at first I was worried it would be too out of the way of the main city action, but it is not! The...
  • Esteban
    Costa RicaCosta Rica
    Good location. Large and quiet room for 4 people. Great and friendly Staff. Very good overall hotel. Close to restaurants and attractions. Would recommend.
  • David
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location right off one of the main metro lines and several tram lines - very close to De Pijp and the Albert Cuyp Market. Hotel staff was helpful and friendly. Room was of decent size for one and well appointed.
  • Lian
    One of the best hotels I’ve been to in Amsterdam! Such a nice staff, the hotel is so beautiful and comfortable, really good breakfast!
  • Alexandria
    Location is superb, and the staff is so friendly and thoughtful! They went above and beyond and were so communicative.
  • Mike
    Great location, very clean and extremely helpful staff!
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Property questions and answers
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  • Have you taken any precautions for check-in because of the coronavirus?

    We invite our guests to check in online after they made their booking. We have taken care of a save check in and a save stay for all our guests.
    Answered on 28 May 2020
  • does the hotel provide free airport shuttle

    There are 3 possibilities of transportation from the airport to our hotel: 1) By taxi. The costs will be about € 42,- Euro in total. Make sure th..
    Answered on 12 November 2019
  • Does the hotel have free airport shuttle bus? I will fly from Basel (Schweiz) .

    There are 3 possibilities of transportation from the airport to our hotel: 1) By taxi. The costs will be about € 42,- Euro in total. Make sure th..
    Answered on 12 November 2019
  • Hello, do you have fridge in the rooms?

    Yes, we have fridges in our rooms.
    Answered on 10 August 2023
  • Does this hotel have an elevator?

    Good morning, we do have an elevator. kind regards Jan Kramer
    Answered on 18 December 2019
  • I see the quad room has 2 bunk beds - are these only for small kids ? ( our kids are 16 & 14 year old , will the bunk beds be gig enough? ) Thanks

    Yes, The beds are big enough.
    Answered on 18 July 2023
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Amenities of Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs € 20 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

House rules

Hotel Nicolaas Witsen takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 12:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash ATM card Hotel Nicolaas Witsen accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

For reservations of 4 rooms or more, different group policies may apply.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

  • Hotel Nicolaas Witsen offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Room options at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Triple
      • Quad

    • Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is 1 miles from the center of Amsterdam. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.