Lonely Planet review
Art history buffs will want to stay here, where you'll find a portion of the wall where Rembrandt painted the Nightwatch. The Doelen's location at the confluence of the Kloveniersburgwal canal and the inner Amstel River means grand views.
The Spanish-owned NH chain seems to be slowly taking over every hotel in Amsterdam, but among them the Doelen is a winner for its location, history and intimacy. The atmosphere is considerably post-Rembrandt (1883), but still feels suitably Old World. All you have to do is look up from reception to see the history - its six storeys curve around a massive staircase atrium. The Doelen has been on something of a downward slide (with some of its 85 rooms looking a bit tattered), but is scheduled for a renovation beginning in 2006. This presents both a problem (potentially getting caught in construction) and an opportunity (cleaner, neater rooms once it's done). One thing that won't change is the view, especially from the breakfast room.
Services & facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service (limited hours)
- Multilingual staff
- Shopping on site
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Supervised childcare/activities
- American express
- Diners club
- Free Wi-Fi
- Babysitting or childcare
- Pets allowed
- Pet policy - dogs and cats only
- Coffee shop or café
Bureau de Change/ATM
Location. Located in central Amsterdam, NH Doelen is within walking distance of Allard Pierson Museum, Rembrandt Square, and Flower Market. Nearby points of interest also include Stopera and Amsterdam Museum.
Hotel Features. NH Doelen features a coffee shop/café. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). This 4-star property offers technology support staff and audiovisual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Amsterdam property has 80 square meters of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, ATM/banking services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.
Guestrooms. 85 guestrooms at NH Doelen feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.