Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam

RUSLAND 17 AMSTERDAM 1012
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3529 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for singles

Hotel Info

Overview

The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam of The Netherlands provides a convenient city centre location for leisure and business visitors with easy access to transport options and within walking distance of many major attractions of Amsterdam City. There are 252 contemporary rooms set amid interiors of Old World charm at the Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam, complemented by a great restaurant-brasserie and bar, breakfast options for people on the go, and Concierge and 24 hour room service to meet your every need. You can keep fit at the gym and relax in the sauna and solarium, take advantage of the child care services and seek best advice for exploring the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam of The Netherlands strives to cover all bases to ensure you thoroughly enjoy your visit to Amsterdam û book into their stylish comfort and be assured of a carefree break.  Getting to the hotel: 20km from Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport.  Local tips: 400m from tram stop Spui; 500m from metro stop Nieuwmarkt; and 2.4km from central railway station. Nearby attractions include: Dam Square 450m; Kalverstraat shopping 600m; Flower market (Bloemenmarkt) 700m; Royal Palace 750m; Hermitage Amsterdam Museum 850m; Anne Frank House 1.3km; Rijksmuseum 1.8km; Van Gogh Museum 2km; and Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre 4km.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet Corner
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Gym
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Hair salon
  • Nightclub
  • Tennis on site

Food & Drink

  • Room service
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

  • Technology support staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Business services
  • Express check-out
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Medical assistance available
  • Tour assistance
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available

General Info

  • Security guard
  • Total number of rooms 248
  • Exhibit space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Grocery
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Gift shop
  • Pet policy - dogs only
  • Elevator/lift
  • Number of floors 6
  • Small pets only
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference center
  • Shoe shine
  • Check-out by noon
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Eurocard
  • JCB International
  • No- smoking property
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Photocopy machines
  • Minimum check-in age 18
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 9
  • Pets accepted
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers 2

Parking

  • Parking
  • Offsite parking reservations required

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Alarm clock
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Microwave
  • Sewing kit
  • Trouser press
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Minibar

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Pay movies
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom phone
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Water view
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Electronic check-out
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting / adjoining rooms available
  • City view
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Desk

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Slippers
  • Shower only
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Bathtub only
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Bathrobes

Housekeeping

  • Turndown service
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3529 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for singles
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3529 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for singles

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Zuiderkerk 0.12 miles
  • Amsterdam Dungeon 0.18 miles
  • Allard Pierson Museum 0.18 miles
  • Rembrandt House Museum 0.20 miles
  • National Monument 0.23 miles
  • Waterlooplein Flea Market 0.24 miles
  • Kalverstraat 0.25 miles
  • Madame Tussauds 0.25 miles
  • Theater Tuschinski 0.25 miles
  • Muntplein 0.25 miles
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Resort Info

Amsterdam

The historic centre of Amsterdam plays host to a huge number of visitors each year. The list of reasons to visit this beautiful city is long and varied. The relatively compact centre is packed with historical buildings, picturesque canals and cultural hotspots. From the wonderfully quirky, laid back Jordaan in the west to the old centre and Nieuwmarkt in the east, Amsterdam is a great city to walk around.  If you arrive via the vast Centraal Station, the city spreads out in front of you. Follow the mighty Damrak down to Dam Square and beyond towards Vondelpark and Museumplein in the south. The canals will either confuse or guide you. The centre of the city extends as far as the fourth canal in the inner ring – Prinsengracht. The four main canals sweep around the old city before colliding with the River Amstel to the east.

Leafy Vondelpark

Art and history lovers will be spoilt for choice in Amsterdam. See the work of Dutch Masters including Van Gogh and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum before paying an emotional visit to the Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht in the heart of the Jordaan. If you are in Amsterdam on a sunny day you should head down to the leafy Vondelpark. There is a lovely café and restaurant but you could just pick up some food and find a little patch of shady grass to stretch out on. Fully recharged you can head into the centre of Amsterdam and take advantage of the wide range of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs.

 

Things to do in Amsterdam

 

Eat and drink in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a large, international city and you can eat what you want, when you want. The main streets running through the centre of the city are busy with a wide range of restaurants and bars. For a more intimate and authentic experience, head west into the Jordaan. This area of the city has resisted the excesses of modern life and held onto a more independent, artisan approach to living. The bars on every corner are cosy and welcoming with simple menus and drinks on offer. Local restaurants and cafes are tucked away on the little lanes leading across the four main canals. The Spui is home to larger grand cafes where well-dressed locals mingle with visitors to the city. The food and service is more polished with the added benefit of some excellent people watching opportunities. The area around Nieuwmarkt is home to a good range of great value restaurants.

Top Tip:

Try the local speciality - Rijsttafel. A colonial inspired Indonesian feast consisting of a huge range of small dishes. Make sure you are hungry – there can be as many as forty separate dishes served up!

Amsterdam nightlife

The city is busy with bars and clubs and you will find somewhere that plays the music you like on most days of the week. The bars are open late and very busy at the weekend. Head down to Leidseplein for a drink. The square is lined with popular bars and a mixed crowd. The area offers a bit of late fun for all – you will find several large live music venues including Melkweg and the Sugar Factory as well as the casino and a wide range of theatres. Nearby Rembrandtplein is a good alternative and perhaps better suited to visitors looking for a late night clubbing experience. You will find a good range of large, popular bars as well as large clubs including Escape and Studio 80.

Shopping in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is great city to shop in. The picturesque streets leading through the centre are lined with both large department stores and boutiques selling more exclusive goods. The Magna Plaza in Dam Square is worth a visit. This former main post office building is a beautiful piece of architecture from the outside. Step inside the ancient walls and the interior is a multi-level shopping paradise. Beyond Dam Square, Kalverstraat is home to a wide range of large brands and local specialist stores. The ‘nine streets’ district (Negan Straatjes) nestled between the canals is home to jewellery and vintage goods specialists. If you love antiques and art then you should head down to the Speigelkwartier.  The area is busy with little specialist dealers and markets. High end fashion followers need look no further than P.C. Hoofstraat, the ultimate in exclusive shopping.

Top Tip:

Amsterdam has some amazing flea markets – look out for the weekly market in Nieuwmarkt.

Things to see in Amsterdam

Start with a long walk along the canals, explore the flower market, and admire the gable fronted building dating back to the 17th century. Art lovers should make a point of visiting the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum down in Museumplein. The Artis Zoo out beyond Waterlooplein to the east is a great place to visit with the family. For a water level view of the city and historic canals, consider taking a boat cruise. The options are seemingly endless and a weekend trip will not seem enough. Make sure you leave time for some people watching from the windows of a grand café.

Top Tip:

Try an evening cruise. Once the sun goes down the bridges and canal side houses light up giving the canals a magical feel.

 

We Recommend

 

Café Hoppe

This ‘brown café’ should be top of your list of bars to try during your visit to Amsterdam. The old part of the bar was established in 1670 and is pretty much unchanged due to the listed status it enjoys. Take a seat at the bar and soak up a little bit of old Amsterdam. The bar is on the edge of Spuistraat which sits on the Singel canal.

Daalder

This amazing little restaurant is nestled in the heart of the Jordaan on Lindengracht. From the outside this is just another quirky little corner café but step inside and you are greeted by a top class restaurant serving fresh, exciting food that draws on both local and international influences.

King’s Day – April 27th

Prior to 2014 the whole nation would come together on the 30th April to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday with a huge party that spreads across the city with live music, parties and impromptu bars and food stalls. Queen’s Day has now become King’s Day as Willem-Alexander, the Queens oldest son has taken over the throne. The party is no less enthusiastic!

 

Fast Facts

 

  • Currency – EUR
  • Time Zone – GMT + (1)
  • Travel Time – Amsterdam (AMS) - 1 hour 20 minutes (London)
  • Transfer Time – 30 minutes (Taxi)
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Reviews

Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3529 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Good for singles

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4/10 Average

11 January 2015

Small rooms

Nice hotel great customer service but small rooms for a radisson!

The best thing about my stay was...

Free upgrade, customer service
2/10 Okay

18 July 2014

Unpleasant

The room was old and unpleasent

The best thing about my stay was...

The location is nice
10/10 Amazing

15 July 2014

Great location, nice room, lovely staff

Would definitely stay here again. All good.

The best thing about my stay was...

Comfy bed and location.
8/10 Great

11 June 2011

Central and comfortable

This hotel was lovely. The rooms were comfortable with everything you need. There was a lovely bar and restaurant. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic.It was very central to the areas we wanted to walk in and visit like Anne Frank's House

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and breakfast
10/10 Amazing

28 September 2010

Excellent service, great location

We were a bit reluctant to book this hotel after reading some of the reviews on tripadvisor about the tiredness of some of the rooms. In reality there was nothing to worry about! The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from Dam square so is very handy to several tourist and shopping spots around Amsterdam. Check-in was a pleasant experience and very quick. We were allocated a room on the 6th floor facing the hotel entrance. The room was very quiet and spacious - it had a safe, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, iron, ironing board, marble bathroom with shower over the bath and a heated floor, separate desk area, free in-room wireless internet, good wardrobe space and probably the best pillows and most comfortable bed I've experienced at any hotel. Being on the top floor of the hotel, there were automatic black-out blinds on the skylights. The buffet breakfast was excellent - a great selection of cereals, yoghurts, pastries, breads, cheeses, cold meats, juices (including freshly squeezed orange juice station!), hot breakfast selection (bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, toast, etc). There is a juice bar, coffee shop (the Amsterdam version), beautician, and small Art shop across the road; and a souvenir shop and a hairdresser next door. Our experience at this hotel would make it an easy choice for our next visit.

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast selection, comfortable bed, great pillows.