Whenever I travel, besides the destination, the next most important thing to me is where to stay. My son and I are currently in Amsterdam and I couldn’t be happier with our hotel. From the location to the service, unique room and atmosphere, I have to share my choice of where to stay in Amsterdam for the best experience.
The Kimpton DeWitt Hotel is my answer to the question of where to stay in Amsterdam.
What first drew me to this hotel when planning our trip was its location. Everything I read about the Kimpton DeWitt Hotel said it was centrally located to so many great places in Amsterdam, such as the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Once my son and I arrived at Amsterdam’s airport and then took a 15 minute train ride to Centraal Station, we saw just how true that was.
The Kimpton DeWitt Hotel is across from Amsterdam’s largest transport hub, and only about a 5 minute walk. As you stroll along the cobblestone streets you will walk through Amsterdam’s City Centre, which is filled with boutiques, cafes, restaurants, canals, historic buildings (like the Royal Palace), and more.
After we checked in and dropped our bags off we decided to go out for a walk to get some dinner. The concierge told us about a bunch of great restaurants right on the same street as the hotel, but we decided to venture out to the square a few blocks away.
The Kimpton DeWitt Hotel also lets you borrow their designer bicycles for free if you want to explore the city in a fun way. Leading up to our trip I had visions of my son and I pedaling together throughout the city.
The minute we spied the pink neon “and breathe” sign against a beautiful backdrop of plants I knew it was the Kimpton DeWitt Hotel. As soon as you enter the hotel there are glasses alongside a large jar of lemon and mint infused water to welcome you.
Check in was a breeze, especially if you are already an IHG Member (you can sign up here for free if you’re not), and the staff was very kind and courteous, plus they spoke English.
The concierge was extremely helpful with giving directions and recommendations. I appreciated that he even took care of making dinner reservations for us at a delicious Italian restaurant near the hotel.
We explored the hotel, which is very modern in its decor and offers lots of unique and cozy seating areas.
One of my favorite spaces within the hotel is the beautiful inner garden, which has some fun wicker hanging chairs that swing from the ceiling. My son and I had a fun time hanging out in this relaxing and casual area.
A unique thing that most Kimpton’s I have stayed at in the past provide, and Kimpton DeWitt Amsterdam is no exception, is a free wine happy hour each evening. This is such a nice touch which often sets Kimpton apart from other hotels.
Even though I had already taken a look at pictures of the rooms online, nothing compared to when my son and I actually stepped foot into our deluxe twin room at the Kimpton DeWitt Hotel.
The room was nicely sized, spotless and modern, with the perfect touches of decorative accents and artwork. We both jokingly argued over who got to sit in the accent chair next to the window which overlooked a picturesque garden area.
I was excited to see the large deep bathtub and rainfall shower.
Kimpton is known for providing awesome amenities to their guests, so I was happy to see a Gaiam yoga mat, Marie-Stella-Maris natural body and skin care amenities, Frette robes, Tube Audio Bluetooth speakers by LEFF Amsterdam, and Nespresso machines all in our room.
After only our first night there I knew I wasn’t going to want to leave, mostly due to the comfy beds complete with plush duvet covers and pillows.
Click here for a full video room tour to see for yourself why the Kimpton DeWitt is where to stay in Amsterdam.
Now I know there are incredible places to eat all over the city, but another reason why Kimpton DeWitt Hotel gets my vote for where to stay in Amsterdam is thanks to the dining options.
When booking your stay they offer a package that includes a delicious breakfast buffet each day at Wyers (which is the package we chose). Wyers has American comfort food with a Dutch influence, and they are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.
There is a craft cocktail bar called House Bar, which has shareable bites to enjoy while you sip your drink. My son loved that they made him a delicious non-alcoholic Pina colada to go along with my complimentary cocktail.
If you have never visited Amsterdam, please put it toward the top of your bucket list. There is so much to see, explore, and learn from throughout this beautiful city, and now you know where to stay in Amsterdam for the best experience.
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