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Jun 19

Hilton Amsterdam

My wife and I stayed at the Hilton in Amsterdam for one night last week. It was a very nice place, but beware of its location, it is nowhere close to the center of Amsterdam. Although I believe it is technically in the city, it feels like a close by suburb.

They do treat Diamonds well, however. The executive club lounge was open all day with full breakfast, very light snacks during the day and a full bar (gratis) at night with some mediocre apps. The best part is access to good coffee (even decaf) and bottled water all day.

The room was very nice though we spent very little time in it. They did give us 2 single beds for some reason, but that may be because we checked in at 9AM and would have taken anything.

Do note the location, however. You can walk to the center of Amsterdam in something like an hour. We like to walk, so that wasn’t a problem for us, but I could imagine it would be for others. It is a few blocks from a few tram lines that will get you where you want to go pretty efficiently. It is also about a 20 minute walk from the city’s south train station, so make sure to get off at the south station if you are taking the train from the airport. The central station is too far away.

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1077 BG
+31 20-7106000

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2 comments

  1. Roberto Payer

    Dear Dave,

    We would like to thank you for your review of the Hilton Amsterdam.

    We are very pleased to read your kind words regarding the room, Hilton HHonors, the Executive Lounge and that you had a nice stay in our hotel.

    The monumental Hilton Amsterdam is located in the centre of ‘Zuid’, which is the most desirable district for living, working and shopping. The hotel is within a short walking distance of the old city centre, concert hall, Vondelpark and is surrounded by world famous museums (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum). The tramlines are indeed only a few minute away from the hotel.

    Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope that we have the pleasure to welcome you back to the hotel and serving you a good cup of coffee in the near future.

    Kind regards,

    Roberto Payer
    General Manager

    1. Dave

      Roberto,
      Thank you for your comment. The neighborhood was very nice and I could certainly see its appeal for a long-term visitor. It certainly seemed like a higher-income area with very pretty houses, lots of trees and close to a wonderful park. It also is pretty close to the Zuid(South) train station and the business district that surrounds it. I do think that many short-term tourists would be a bit surprised that it is a good walk to many of popular tourist sites in central Amsterdam. When I return to Amsterdam, I will most likely stay at your hotel again, I will just be sure to bring my running shoes.

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