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Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken
Ranked #71 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Stayed three nights in this charming hotel, just steps away from the Museumplein containing the Rijskmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Modern Art Museum, etc. (I took a chance after reading the other reviews. This trip was a birthday present for my husband so I really wanted the hotel to be acceptable. Wasn't looking for fancy or luxe.) We arrived mid-day after taking the #197 bus for 5 euros from the airport, but the room was available, so we checked in early. (The information desk at the airport told us where to get off - Hobbesmanstraat, I think its called) Our room was modern, airy, light, and clean with a huge arched window that opens facing the quiet street. Beds were comfortable, bathroom was clean and stocked with amenities, with a big deep tub. Lots of good food options nearby, including a bakery, cafe and even a supermarket. The bus and tram stops very close by and the hotel has bikes, although we walked just about everywhere -- the Jordaan, Nine Streets, even down to the central station area and west to the market. We didn't eat at the bar in the hotel, but it seemed like a nice space.) Old Amsterdam is a magical city and the hotel was really just perfect.

Closet space is on the small side, but really no big deal. Depending on where you are used to staying, you might find the room on the small side, but it was a good size for any urban city. Wi-fi worked with no problem, as did the hair dryer in the bathroom and the desk lent us an adapter to charge electronics. I would recommend this hotel unreservedly and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Room facing the street was both light and quiet.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Dear guest,


Thank you for sharing your positive experience on Tripadvisor regarding your stay in the Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken.

I am delighted that you will recommend our hotel unreservedly!
It is by such lovely reviews that motivate us to work even harder to deliver high level guest service throughout the hotel.

We are looking forward welcoming you again in the near future.


Kind regards,

Ed W. M. Jongen
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

People who get cheaper than normal rates through booking sites are often at the mercy of hotel staff as to room location and amenities. When I saw our little room, nestled on the mid-point stairway landing between the ground and first floors, my first thought was, "Oh, no!" To my surprise and delight, the room was virtually soundproof and very comfortable, with plenty of room for luggage, a mini fridge, and great TV with English language programming. The A/C even produced enough of a chill to make the cozy duvet tolerable.

My favorite aspect of the hotel, though, was it's convenient location, a block from the Riiksmuseum and the Van Gogh and even closer to the tram and airport bus. Tickets for all, available at the front desk!

We chose not to purchase the hotel's pricey breakfast, but no problem -- the Simon Meijssen bakery, full of tasty sweet and savory treats and good coffee, is just at the end of the street.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Dear guest,


Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am glad to read you had a nice stay at the Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken.

How nice that you noticed our nice and quite neighbourhood, which is close to the main attractions in Amsterdam.

I am looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.


Kind regards,

Ed W. M. Jongen
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This hotel has friendly, helpful staff, with clean and modern rooms, and is perfectly located for the Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam hotels are never cheap, but this one is good value.
The bar area is pleasant and we always enjoyed a drink after an evening out with a very friendly barman who has a good knowledge of Scotch whisky!
This area of Amsterdam is quiet and much less frenetic than places such as Leidseplein - which is a bit tacky to be honest.
We stayed in 2 single rooms (which were very small) but they had A/C which is always useful. There was also some noise from adjacent rooms, but that was the only negative aspect.(hence 4 stars rather than 5 in this review).
We would stay here again, but probably pay a bit more for larger rooms.

Room Tip: Single rooms are very small - it may be worth paying extra for a double
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Dear sir,


Thank you very much for your comments, we appreciate your detailed feedback.

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Please be advised that we also have nice Standard and Superior rooms which are bigger then the single where you stayed in this time.

It was a pleasure to read your nice words, especially your comment about the nice, helpful staff and the knowledge of Scotch whisky!
I have passed on your kind words to the entire the team.

Once again thank you for taking the time to share your comments and we are looking forward very much to welcome you back when you are returning to Amsterdam.


With kind regards,

Ed W. M. Jongen
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We arrived mid morning intending just to drop off our cases but were delighted to find that our rooms were available. Delighted by our rooms, spacious, immaculate and contemporay. Hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful, location perfect, away from the noisy areas but close by to all the museums and plenty of good eateries that Amsterdam is noted for. Would happily return. Hopefully sooner rather than later. Breakfast we thought looked overpriced so bought lovely croissants from a bakery just around the corner and fruit juices from a nearby supermarket.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Dear guest,


Thank you for taking time to share your comments with other travellers on Tripadvisor.

We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and had such a memorable experience.

Once again thank you for taking the time to share your comments and we are looking forward very much to welcome you back when you are returning to Amsterdam.


Kind regards,

Ed W. M. Jongen
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

After a long train journey, it was a pleasant surprise to be received with such welcome by the staff at the front desk. My usual request for extra pillow, towel and Wifi was made available almost right away. Staff was very helpful with all the info about tourist spots, museums and restaurants or eateries. They were very knowledgable of the places of interest that Amsterdam is famous for. The hotel is centrally located with lush trees lining the street on both sides and very quiet. Breakfast was plentiful and very fresh, coffee was great. Definitely be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am glad to read you had a nice stay at the Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken.

How nice that you mentioned your welcome after such a long journey! It is by such lovely reviews that motivate us to work even harder to deliver high level guest service throughout the hotel.

Hopefully we can welcome you another time in the nearest future to make you stay even better than your previous visit.


Kind regards,

Ed W. M. Jongen
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Must say first; Amsterdam is generally a very expensive city for accomadation!
But I was able to book this hotel at a low rate, normally it's much higher, and they gave me a free upgrade to a superior room... these are 2 big +'s of course and color my review even more possitive.
The hotel is/looked very clean and located in a silent area not far from the center, easy to reach by foot.
Tramway 2 and 5 to the central station are just around the corner.
Only satisfaction about the room; luxurious, clean and quiet.
The staff was very friendly and helpfull.
Breakfast, wich was included, was more than good and also here; very friendly and helpfull staff
Maybe 1 minus; only 1 elevator, waiting time can take a while sometimes...
My general opinion; warmly recommended, I'll possibly be back!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Guy B
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Dear Guest,


Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Tripadvisor.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your nice compliments to the entire staff.

How nice that you noticed our quiet neighbourhood, which is still in walking distance to all the main attractions.
I am delighted that you liked all aspects of your stay from the hotel itself to the room upgrade to one of our Superior rooms and the friendly, helpful staff.

We truly hope to welcome you back in our hotel during your next visit of Amsterdam.


Best regards,

Ed.W.M. Jongen
General Manager

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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Cannot recommend highly enough this excellent 4star hotel in South Amsterdam. Arrived here very late after a 12 hour delay from UK! The reception staff were excellent. Food is also of a very high standard and reasonably priced. Rooms very well appointed and tastefully decorated. All in all, a great location close to the main museums, and concert venues.

Stayed: July 2014
3  Thank Bosco D
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Janluyken58, General Manager at Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Dear Guest,


Thank you for sharing your comments with us and other travellers regarding your stay at the Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken.

I am delighted that you liked all aspects of your stay from the hotel itself to the staff and location.
How nice that you noticed our nice neighbourhood, which is close to the main attractions in Amsterdam.

I have passed on your kind words to the entire the team.

We really hope to welcome you again in our hotel next time you will visit Amsterdam.


Kind regards,

Ed W. M. Jongen
General Manager

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Address: Jan Luykenstraat 58, 1071 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#48 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#55 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#87 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £96 - £256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Jan Luyken is a boutique hotel which is located at the heart of the lively museum district in Amsterdam, opposite the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum. This charming and extremely welcoming hotel is the perfect base for exploring the city where there is always something going on. The famous P.C. Hooftstraat, renowned for its glamorous shops, and the relaxed Vondelpark are just around the corner too. ... more   less 
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