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NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen – You can’t get more central than this elegant and iconic hotel. This imposing, brick building is Amsterdams oldest hotel and is located smack bang in the middle of the Medieval Centre. It has been beautifully decorated and upgraded on the inside with a royal feel and includes large windows and modern features. They have made sure to keep the history alive and you can still see a piece of one of this cities first walls within the hotel. The building has some iconic historical links as well, having used to host art from Rembrandt himself, which they have echoed in the name of one of their suites. The staff are experienced, and you will receive professional and quick service here.
Location: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 26, 1021 CP Amsterdam.
The most effective way to get to the hotel from Schiphol Airport is to take the train to Centraal Station. From there, #4, 9, 16, 24 or 25 trams will take you to Muntplein, which is just opposite the hotel.
Nearest Tram Stop: Muntplein
Neighbourhood: This area is a relatively calm and relaxed in the Medieval Centre and has a beautiful view of the canal. You can reach more bustling areas by foot, such as the Red-Light District, the iconic canal belt, Rembrandtplein and Dam Square. You can even walk to the Museum Quarter within 20 minutes. From Muntplein tram stop, just opposite the hotel, you can tram your way to De Pijp, Centraal Station or Amsterdams east side.
Very nearby you can find the Amsterdam Museum, Allard Pierson Museum and the Royal Palace
How to Book: You can find the best prices at Booking.com. It is recommended to make reservations at least 3 months ahead for busy seasons including Christmas and New Year’s, March to May and July-August.
Where to Park: There is valet parking close-by for 55 euros per day.
Room Viewpoints: If you book one of the suites you will get a gorgeous canal view, though the Premium rooms may have a canal or city view, dependant on which is booked. There are 81 rooms total.
Age-range: This hotel is suitable for all ages, and usually there is a blend of visitors here for business and for vacation.
Extra Services: There is in-room laundry available. The hotel offers a mid-day checkout time and late checkout at 3pm on Sundays.
Pool: None available at this location
Jacuzzi: No jacuzzi available at this location.
Spa: You can arrange private massages in your room.
Gym/Fitness Centre: No gym available at this location.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The hotel has an elevator and ramps on the entrances. They also offer many rooms that can accommodate visitors with handicaps.
Family services: Baby-sitting is available to guests as needed for an extra charge. The in-house restaurant offers a special children’s menu as well.
On-site Food/Beverage Options
Breakfast: From 7am – 10:30am Monday – Saturday and 8am-12pm Sunday, there is a buffet breakfast for 24 euro per person. You can order other speciality items for an additional fee. No free breakfast provided.
Dining: The hotel has its own restaurant called Bumbu Kitchen, which offers Indonesian based menu options. It has a bold and modern atmosphere and is open from 12pm-4pm for lunch and 6pm-11pm for dinner. It is advised to make reservations.
Bar: There is no bar within the hotel.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
The hotel offers many room options based on your needs and budgets. The types are listed below.
Superior, with or without canal views
Premium, with or without canal views
Junior Suite (has view of canal)
Rembrandt Suite (has view of canal)
Empress Suite (has view of canal)
For a super cool experience, we recommend booking The Rembrandt Suite. The original of Rembrandts “The Night Watch” was displayed in this room ad they’ve themed the room around that, even hanging a replica on the wall. If you’d like a canal view, we’d recommend going for one of the suites on the upper floors and they are more private.
Please note that smoking is not allowed in any rooms at NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen.
Where Can You Walk: You can walk to many attractions within a few minutes of the hotel. These include the Medieval centre, the hip Nine Streets district, Museum District, Anne Frank House, Red Light District and many places to eat, drink and shop.
Where Can You Tram: You can grab the tram from Muntplein, which is just opposite the hotel. This can take you directly to Centraal Station, Waterlooplein, Rembrandtplein or De Pijp. If you are looking to get to the Museum Quarter and don’t want to walk, you can get there by jumping on the tram at the Koningsplein stop.
Cost of Taxis: It is usually faster to take public transport or walk to your destinations in Amsterdam but if you would you like to taxi, be aware that you will pay half the cost of a taxi if you take an Uber within the city. From the airport to NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen, you will pay about 35 euros for taxi OR Uber.
NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen Local Guide
Below we have included the best local amenities and services all easily accessible from the hotel. We’ve arranged It all by walking distance so you can choose what works best for you.
For the grappa connoisseurs, be sure to dine at Frenzi. They’ve got 100+ grappa options to choose from as well as an innovative, share style Mediterranean menu. On Saturdays you can catch live jazz. Located 3 minutes away.
Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis is based in a small historic dwelling serving up classic Dutch pancakes. It’s only got limited seating so make sure to make a reservation. Located 4 minutes away.
If you like Nepalese, visit Bhatti Pasal. They’re momos are super popular and the restaurant is located right in the center of Amsterdam. Located 5 minutes away.
For those who would like some street food, check out Waterlooplein Flea Market. They also have other flea market classics like antiques, brand replicas and jewellery. Located 6 minutes away.
Adam & Slam offers creative Thai and Dutch fusion dishes with amazing and warm staff. Located 6 minutes away.
The Seafood Bar takes walk-ins and is a popular restaurant for, you guessed it, seafood. They’re especially well known for their oysters and champagne and popular for their large seafood platters. Located 6 minutes away.
For delicious dishes inspired by Latin America, check out Roses by Sal. Featuring divine pisco sours and twists on your favorite classic street foods like empanadas, tacos and more! Located 6 minutes away.
Guts & Glory is a fine dining experience that doesn’t break the bank. It has a rotating menu, so you’ll always get something new. As it does get busy, we advise you book in advance. Located 6 minutes away.
Van Kerkwijk exudes ambience. This cosy venues menu is constantly changing to feature many different types of global cuisine. Expect things like curries, Moroccan classics and French features. Located 7 minutes away.
Door 74 makes you feel like you’re back in the prohibition times. It has a secret entrance and a menu of the best cocktails in the city! Located 5 minutes away.
For the beer drinkers, check out Dierfabriek Amsterdam. They are a cool micro-brewery and have many of their own beers on tap. They’ve even got bookable private tap tables. The beer is coupled with some hearty, homestyle dishes for the perfect combo. Located 5 minutes away.
De Bekeerde Suster is another brewery for the list. They have a large selection of bottled options as well as rotating taps of their own beers and guest brews too. The copper tanks can be seen from the main room, which adds to the experience. Located 6 minutes away.
Inside the Misc EatDrinkSleep hotel is Rosalia’s Menagerie. It’s a romantic and snug bar with a delicious cocktail menu. If you’ve never had it before, it’s the perfect place to try some jenever. Located 6 minutes away.
Café de Dokter was established way back in 1798 and is still operated by the family, generations later. Serving up quality whiskies, it is the smallest pub in Amsterdam. It has unique décor and is lit by candles and vintage chandeliers. Located 6 minutes away.
Bubbles & Wines serves a massive assortment of champagnes and wines (over 50!) and is usually bustling with fashionable guests. They also offer a small menu of delicious nibbles. Located 7 minutes away.
If you’re looking to have a wander and browse the local shop scene, we’ve got you covered. Check out our compiled list of shops that are within walking distance of the hotel.
A stone throw from the hotel, pop by Amsterdam Duck Store. They sell only rubber duckies and have so many different types of ducks that you’ll have to see it to believe it! Located 1 minute away.
Droog offers a multi-experience shop which contains not only a homewares store but also a café and art gallery. Located 2 minutes away.
For the chocolate lovers, there’s a branch of Puccini Bomboni. Featuring local, custom made chocolates. Located 2 minutes away.
If you need a unique souvenir or gift from your trip, BIEC is the place to go. They have a huge variety of products from footwear and accessories to art supplies and gadgets. A great, all in one, store. Located 2 minutes away.
Hans Appenzeller is an Amsterdam based, jewellery designer. His store offers many custom-made stone and gold pieces. Located 3 minutes away.
For an assortment of holographic products, ranging from homewares to accessories and art, stop at 3D Hologrammen. Located 3 minutes away.
Anna & Nina is a travellers paradise. With bohemian clothing, accessories and homewares that reflect the personal style of the operators. Located 5 minutes away.
Tobacco fans will love PGC Hajenius. Containing a luxurious smoking lounge and private humidors, the art deco themed space is a great place to chill. Located 6 minutes away.
American Book Centre has got a huge selection of English books to choose from. Located 7 minutes away.
If you’re an avid reader check out Athenaeum, which is arguably Amsterdams biggest, locally owned, bookshop. They have a large variety of books available and it’s located just 7 minutes away.