I've stayed at probably 12 different traditional hotels inside the canal belt in 15 years of trips to Amsterdam, and this one is a great combination of value and location. Small rooms, Dutch staircases and the bathroom/shower down the hall are par for these types of places, with elevators very unusual.
Being only about 10 minutes' walk from Centraal Station is a huge advantage. There's even an Albert Heijn market about halfway! The neighborhood is also very colorful and distinctly Amsterdam, including both the ethnic restaurants and specialty shops, and more tourist-oriented places like the coffee shops (two nearby ones, Barney's and a branch of Greenhouse, are regular cannabis cup finalists). Eclectic, you might say.
So it's a bit of a "party" section and can't be recommended for families with kids, but it's not nearly as intense or hectic as the red light district or even, at times, Leidseplein, and does simmer down at night eventually. Motorbikes are the worst noise offenders, even though most people walk or ride bikes. If you have to get to sleep by 8 or 9 to get up very early this might be a problem, but there was significantly less of it by 10:30 or so.
The room didn't include breakfast, so in that sense it breaks with tradition. Yet that allowed me to discover the Greenwoods on Singel, to which I gave a rave review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is housed in a beautiful 19th century building, in the middle of a 650-year-old street. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel is located close to the Central Station, near to all Amsterdam's highlights such as the Royal Palace, Dam square, Red Light District, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. You will have a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes right outside the hotel door. The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is always open (24/7) and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information. The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Quentin Arrive Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Quentin Arrive Amsterdam
- Quentin Arrive Hotel Amsterdam