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Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
Ranked #114 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Location offsets negatives”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Week-end rates in Amsterdam appear to be at quite a premium in late August/early September. After spending 4 nights at another hotel where week-end accommodations were unavailable we were quite fortunate to have stopped by the Poet where another guest had just cancelled. Based on the high differential between the week-day rates and week-end rates I recommend all week-end visitors to Amsterdam either book several months in advance or plan visits for week-days. Based on Poet rates doing so could save 180% on the room rate and it appears the same differential could exist at other hotels as well.

Weaknesses of this hotel:
No air conditioning.
Breakfast is fairly basic continental although bread consists of toast.
Steep steps into entry.
No wash clothes.
No towel racks--only two hooks.
Limited space for toiletries.

Strengths:
Desk personnel extremely helpful.
Location in Museum quarter and on a lovely street the best in Amsterdam.
Room and bath size highly satisfactory.
Beautifully comfortable bed!





  • Stayed September 2013
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

As previous review said, was unsure if I should change hotel after reading previous negative comments.However as only staying for one night as part of hotel break with dfds thought as long as room clean would be fine.For a 2 star hotel only fault I experienced was the toilet lid would not stay up!stayed in room 111, narrow modern room with big cosy double bed, clean linen and towels.Breakfast is continental variety of breads, cheese, meats, cereal, yogurt, fruit juice,tea and coffee, nice start to the day.this is our 4th visit to Amsterdam and have never stayed this side before.hotel situated in the museum district.lovely area.Fashion boutique shops street behind hotel, you will find Louis Vuitton, Chanel,Boss, Armani etc. (would be lovely if had the money, a girl can dream!)Heinken experience short 10min walk, we'll worth the 18 euros to get in or 25 euro with a burger drink on the rooftop terrace.Dam square longer walk 25 mins and then further 5 to red light district.There is a tram stop at end of hotel street but did not use as don't mind walking.Overall was a wonderful short stay and hotel is definitely worth the money we paid to stay here.Would recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lublin, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We had a two day stay.
Pros:
- cleanliness (maybe except net curtains but no big deal)
- nice bathroom
- good location
- nice design (although too erotic photos on the walls)

Cons:
- noise from the street, loudly talking people outside in the late night
- lack of air conditioning
- not listening to our wish - we wanted two single beds and we got a double, fortunately it was possible to separate it by ourselves

We had good luck with the staff (maybe except the Asian guy who wasn't really friendly but we didn't have to deal with him really often), which was quite surprising, when looking at rudeness of people in Amsterdam...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Folkestone Kent UK
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Having booked this hotel I almost cancelled having read other reviews!

I can only say either other posters stayed in a different hotel or had some bad experiences.

All in all this is a small hotel, very typical of buildings found in Amsterdam.

Staff were very friendly and we were able to check in early. The lift is old and again typical of those found in older buildings in Holland and Belgium. It works which is the main thing.

The room was long and narrow, large double bed at the end very well decorated and very clean. Clean and new towels every day of our stay.

British TV in terms of ITV & BBC available on the in-room television. Our room even had an ipod/iphone docking station, which was great for charging the phone and listening to music.

I agree with others that the rooms can be very hot, although we found we were able to open the window much wider than others had been able to. turn the handle to 9 oclock and the window opens in a conventional manner giving more fresh air.

Whilst the rooms are narrow we found they were fine for our needs.

Breakfast was a fairly typical continental including cold meats, cheeses, bread, rolls, jams and cereals, unlimited tea or coffee, juices and water.

Location was fantastic for Van Gough museum, Bols experience etc. Trams, 2 & 5 stop at the bottom of the road and 2 euros 80 gives you an hours travel on public transport. Less than 5 minutes walk is a multitude of bars an restaurants, selling everything from steaks to Indonesian.

Loads of bars and clubs in the immediate vicinity, as well as excellent shopping.

The hotel arranged our return journey to the airport using their preferred taxi firm which cost 37 euros saving about 5 euros were you to hire a taxi outside.

We did use the hotel bar and found the staff again courteous and efficient. Prices were similar to those charged elsewhere with a pint of Heineken being about 4 euros 50.

I am glad we didn't change hotel and would have no hesitation in returning here or in recommending the hotel to others.

Room Tip: we had room 213 and it was plenty big enough for 2 people
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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leeds
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

the positives are: Excellent location for museums. A safe area and hotel felt safe with free safe in the room. The hotel was clean and quiet with helpful staff. Negatives: very small room (i have stayed in Amsterdam many times and know this is usually the case but the room was especially small for 3 adult, over 3 nights the room didn't receive any service and we had to use the same towels every day. The major issue was the heat. 4th floor no air con in a too small room. Spent the 3rd night hanging out of the window trying to cool down instead of sleeping. Not worth the £200 a night price tag. there's just too many rooms squeezed in and shouldn't have a boutique title.

Room Tip: ask for the basement in hot weather
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Jud-Nic
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This way a very good budget hotel away from the city centre but located close to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Coster Diamonds and the Diamond Museum. There were good transport links closeby and the hotel was located in an attractive tree lined street.

Room Tip: Our room was a bit small but modern and very clean.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

The hotel is in an old row house. Rooms are extremely small but quite comfortable. The location is excellent, just next to the Museums, Vondelpark, and Leidesplein. However, I stayed there during a heatwave in Amsterdam and there is no air conditioning. The room windows are so small that the rooms don't even cool off at night. It made for a miserable stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 40 - 46, 1071 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly TRYP by Wyndham Poet Amsterdam)
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #114 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Max Brown Hotel Museum Square 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Max Brown Museum Square settles down at the Museum Square, known by locals as the central hub of the city. Location is everything in a city like Amsterdam and the Museum Square, located South of the old city, has it al. You are just a block away from the world famous Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum, escape outdoors to the Vondelpark where you can join locals for a lovely Picnic or go for some high end shopping in the PC Hooftstraat, van Baerlestraart and Beethovenstraat. The Museum Quarter (the neighbourhood around the Museum Square) is, despite all its touristic attractions, largely a residential neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and gorgeous 19th-century architecture. ... more   less 
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