Hampshire Hotel - Rembrandt Square Amsterdam
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When I was a kid Amsterdam was in Holland - now it's called the Netherlands. A trip to Amsterdam starts out like a multi-modal experience; plane, train, tram, bus, boat, taxi, and if you're brave and not laden down with 40 pounds of cameras, maybe even a bike. We managed 6 of the 7. It seemed to be enough.
Amsterdam allows you to …
... So yes we are staying in another cupboard, but its perfect (even though one night here is the same price as two in the place we stayed in Paris!). A wander through wonderful Amsterdam, canals, etc etc some new sights for the boys! We ended the day by watching Germany beat France (not my favourite country at the moment) in a local pub and look forward to watching Holland play tomorrow night if we can keep the boys awake until ...
... Dutch countryside.
We travelled by coach and quickly reached our first city, Zaanse Schans. This quaint little town is a conservation area that has many working windmills and traditional architecture, featuring the classic green wooden houses. At one time there were more than 30 thousand windmills in the Netherlands, now there are less than 1000. This was a nice way to get a glimpse of what the country must have looked like long ago. There ...
... we arrived there was no one there. We did however, pass on our way (to our amusement) a tour group of Australians, looking a famous cheese shop - being offered to have their cheese shipped back to Australia for them! The street is located in the Wallen district - the largest and best known of the 3 red-light districts in Amsterdam (wiki will tell you that there is approximately 300 one-room cabins rented by prostitutes in this area). We were lucky (or unlucky depending on how ...
With time still left on my hop on hop off ticket, I decide to get a ticket for the Dutch resistance museum, and a ticket for the windmill and country side tour for tomorrow. But the guy selling the tickets suggests that I should take the windmill and country tour today because the weather is perfect and tomorrow it is meant to be raining and windy. He also changes my hop on hop off ticket so I can ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHampshire Hotel - Rembrandt Square Amsterdam
We'd booked our hotel through a website (Bookings.com). Upon arrival they informed us we were fortunate to be placed in the "apartment" nearby. We thought we had reserved a room in the hotel but only to find we were placed in an apartment outside of the hotel. We're not sure if it was considered a booby prize or if we were healthy enough to climb the steps or just short enough not to hit our heads on the ceiling in the bedroom. The apartment building, about 20 meters from the hotel had 11 steps into the foyer. Then it was 2 curving narrow stairwells of 15 steps each to enter the apartment. THEN, 11 more steps up into the bedroom. The downstairs had a nice sitting room, the water closet and a kitchenette. Other than a hike if you needed to visit the loo in the middle of the night, it was a lovely spot, right on the Amstel River, across from the opera house.
In the end, the price was great for our location. The additional challenges of the stairwell were somewhat entertaining (except for the initial bag drag up). Overall the additional room of the apartment made the stay very comfortable. We have stayed in many locations around Europe and this was not the normal amount of room (space) given in any hotel. The concierge was great.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hampshire Hotel - Rembrandt Square Amsterdam
Modernes Stadthotel mitten in der City. Verkehrsgünstig gelegen, gleich am "Rembrandt Plaza". Zimmer sind sehr angenehm ausgestattet. Frühstück ist für Deutsche gewöhnungsbedürftig. Laut unserem Veranstalter sollte das Hotel auch Fitness, Sauna, Dampfbad und Whirlpool haben - alles nicht vorhanden.
This hotel was GREAT! better than staying in an old fogey hotel
this hotel was modern, clean and a pleasure to stay in. Near many of the best attractions, easily reached by tram or walking.
I would say stick to cafes for eating on side streets, the touristy ones are terrible. Oh, it was nice and quiet too, but near bars as well if you need them. I would go back and reccommend this hotel gladly. staff proffesional, friendly and helpful too.
My partner and i stayed in the Eden Rembrandt hotel for two nights about 2 weeks ago. Although the rooms are quite small (which i think is very common in Amsterdam) they are clean, comfortable and modern. The hotel is situated in probably the best location in Amsterdam as its about 10 metres from the square itself.
Stayed at Eden Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam for 2 nights. This is a brand new hotel with very nice, clean and comfortable rooms; good furniture, comfortable bed, large square fluffy pillows, flat screen tv on wall, safe for your valuables, mini bar... all the basic eminities. Not far from clubs and restuarants you dont hear the noise at night. The staff are very polite, courteous and helpful. Say hi to consierge (spelling?) Pieter ...lovely guy and so are the rest of them. Hotel is centrally located and close to major attractions. About 15 minutes ride by tram from Central Station. - get off at Rembrandt Square. The web site stated that this hotel has a jacquzzi (spelling) and steam room, thats wrong theres none of that.
We spent three nights here. The location was wonderful, just off the Rembrandtplein where there were lots of nice restaurants and places to sit and watch the world go by. It was also one of the cleanest parts of Amsterdam we came across, as some bits nearer the centre were strewn with rubbish. The hotel staff were very helpful, and the room was spotlessly clean and very modern. The bathroom is basically walled with glass (including around the shower) with strategically placed frosted glass, so perhaps not the sort of room you'd want to share with an acquaintance... There was free internet access, a flat screen TV showing a few English speaking channels like BBC News 24. The room wasn't exactly large, but the space was well used. There was air conditioning which was good. The view wasn't great from our room but we were at the back of the hotel. It was very quiet at night. We didn't eat at the hotel, but the restaurant looked busy most nights. We had a lovely meal at the Indonesian restaurant on the Rembrandtpleint (called Indonuria or something like that). It wasn't especially cheap (our meal for two came to about 115 € including three courses, coffes and drinks) but it was a beautiful meal and the service was wonderful. There was a man playing the piano throughout and they didn't mind us turning up looking scruffy, travel worn and wet (it was pouring down when we arrived). The only bad thing about our stay was when we got a taxi from the Centraal Station to our hotel (which is about 2km). After a 40 minute journey in the pouring rain when our driver nearly killed a few dozen pedestrians and cyclists, we finally arrived at the hotel after we showed him our map of the city, and he then charged us 60€ - he'd parked on the tramlines and was blocking tons of traffic, it was absolutely pouring with rain and we just wanted to get into the hotel so we didn't argue and just paid him. Our return journey to the station by taxi took about 5 minutes and cost less than 10€ so we were totally ripped off and it wasn't a good start to our stay in Amsterdam.
Highly recommended newcomer
Just back from a weekend away in Amsterdam and really enjoyed my stay at the Eden Rembrandt Square.
The location is perfect and the hotel itself is as good as I've ever stayed at (and that includes some that cost 3 or 4 times as much). It's not exactly cheap but I think it is good value.
As noted, the beds are top quality, as is the bathroom. A number in our party were given free upgrades and the staff were very courteous.
Reviews have been hard to come by for this place because it only opened a few months ago. Initial reviews were patchy, and it seemed the paint had hardly dried before they flung their doors open for business - but I can report that it's all now as it should be.
myself and my patner stayed at the Eden rembrandt square hotel for 4 nights.
Lovely hotel-really lovely staff
I've just come back from a weekend break at the Eden Rembrandt and i was very impressed. The rooms are very modern and stylish and the beds are extremely comfortable. It was quite hot the past few days but the rooms were lovely and cool at night thanks to the air conditioning. Breakfast was nice, nothing wonderful.
The best thing about this hotel however is the service. The staff were all really nice and so helpful. I felt very welcome at all times and there was no problems at all with coming in very late at night!
All in all a lovely experience!
Apart from not having any room service and minibar (yet), I think the hotel is superb otherwise. The reception and concierge desk staff are very helpful. The design of the hotel and the rooms are extremely modern and stylish (grey carpets, nice furnitures, plasma tv, padded headboard, slate-tiled bathroom with clear + frosted glass etc.), plus everything's new and works. The bed is very comfortable with 4 big square pillows. I'm quite impressed really! There's suppose to have free wireless internet service in each room as well, but it wasn't compatible with my mac laptop... I was quite disappointed with that. But all in all, I think it's a really comfortable hotel in a great location (5-10mins walk to dam square). I'm glad i didnt spend more money booking the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky which I'm staying right now for work - it's old and dated, but their service is undoubtly 5-star though.
The makings of a great hotel...
I just stayed six nights at the Eden Rembrandt Square Hotel in Amsterdam. The hotel is brand new, but not fully operational. Only one of the two elevators was working, room service was not up and running yet, the mini-bar was not stocked in my room, and the coffee pot wasn't there yet either. I do have to say that the room itself was very big, modern, and comfy with lots of closet and storage space. Great bed with extra fluffy pillows! Fabulous bath tub, big enough for two :) The staff was very friendly. Overall I enjoyed my stay, I adore the neighborhood and look forward to staying there again. I just hope the hotel is completely running next time!