AMS Suites Hotel in Amsterdam

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Updated: April 29, 2021

• Location: Elandsstraat.
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• Hotel phone: +31-(0)6-4255-1312
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Review of AMS Suites in Amsterdam.

AMS Suites offers four elegant, modern, and spacious suites in an excellent location for exploring the city.

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AMS Suites – Intimate boutique hotel on the edge of the historic canal district.

Consisting of just four suites, AMS Suites blends the original features of the historic building, such as the exposed wooden beams and the original staircase, with thoroughly modern decor and amenities. All four suites are decked out in neutral creams and browns, and come with super-comfortable Coco-Mat mattresses, large TVs, rain showers in the spacious bathrooms, and nice touches such as fresh flowers. While there’s no onsite dining, the surrounding streets are dotted with restaurants and cafes, and it’s the ideal luxurious retreat from which to explore the city on foot.

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AMS Suites – Location

  • Area: On a quiet street near the Prinsengracht canal, straddling the border between the buzzy Jordaan district with its bars, galleries, and cafes, and the UNESCO World Heritage canal ring with its historic canal houses, boutique hotels, restaurants, and independent boutiques. A 12-minute walk (1 km) to the Dam Square and the Royal Palace in the Medieval Center, and a 7-minute stroll (600m) to the Anne Frank House. Walkable to the Museum Quarter; numerous restaurants, bars, and boutiques nearby.
  • Address: Elandsstraat 3.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus & Tram: Westermarkt (400m).
  • How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #13 to the Westermarkt stop, then walk for 6 minutes (400m).
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €50 from Schiphol Airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
  • Handy to: Anne Frank House, Dam Square, historic canal ring, Nine Streets shopping.

AMS Suites – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests tend to be couples on a romantic getaway, or travelers on a city break; minimum guest age is 21.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: No in-room laundry service.
  • When to Book: Reserve 3 months in advance for the mid-March to mid-May tulip season, the July and August high season, and the Christmas-New Year period.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +31-(0)6-4255-1312
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AMS Suites – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.
  • For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disabled guests.
  • For Families: No family rooms.

AMS Suites – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: No restaurant, but there are numerous dining options right on the doorstep.
  • Lounge/Bar: Minibars in rooms but no bar; numerous watering holes within a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. A continental breakfast at the nearby Vlaamsch Broodhuys bakery costs €15 per person.
  • Room Service: No room service.

AMS Suites – Rooms

  • Room Types: Junior Suite • Superior Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: AMS Suites is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: The 2 Superior Suites come with a bathtub as well as shower, king-sized bed, air-conditioning (the Junior Suites do not have air-con), and a large TV.

AMS Suites – Local Transport

  • Walking: A couple of minutes’ walk from the Nine Streets shopping neighborhood, an 11-minute walk (900m) to the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and a 22-minute stroll (2 km) to the Museum Quarter.
  • Tram: From the nearby Westermarkt stop, trams run to Centraal Station via the Medieval Center. To head south towards Leidseplein and the Museum Quarter, catch a tram from the nearby Elandgracht stop (500m).
  • Taxis, Uber: Taxis and Uber charge around €35 from the airport to the hotel. Within the city, Uber rides cost around half of taxi fares. It’s often quicker to walk, cycle, or jump on a tram.

AMS Suites – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Rakang – Intimate, family-run Thai restaurant, authentically-spiced dishes. (200m).
  • Restaurant De Struisvogel – Basement restaurant specializing in French-inspired dishes. (250m).
  • OCCO Bar & Brasserie – Modern European dishes, plus excellent gin-based cocktails. (400m).
  • Vinkeles – Michelin-starred French fine dining inside an atmospheric 18th century bakery. Reserve well ahead. (400m).
  • Bluespoon Restaurant – Beautiful, creative farm-to-table cuisine served within airy and whimsical surrounds inside the Andaz Hotel; the 4-course Video Art menu (€70) – a multi-sensory experience – is a treat. (400m).
  • Bistro Bij Ons – Home-style Dutch dishes, such as stamppot (potatoes mashed with sausage and vegetables) and poffertjes (pancakes with butter and sugar). (400m).
  • Koh-I-Noor – Established Indian restaurant specializing in tandoori dishes and curries. (400m).

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Café Saarein – Atmospheric, formerly feminist meeting place turned welcoming LGBT bar. (150m).
  • Maloe Melo – Serious little live music venue, with anything from Texas blues to punk to garage. (400m).
  • De Doffer – Informal, 70’s-style café and bar, popular with students and artists. Inexpensive beer and food. (400m).
  • Pulitzer’s Bar – Stylish art deco cocktail bar inside the eponymous hotel. Classic cocktails, as well as expertly-mixed signature drinks. (400m).
  • Proeflokaal A. v. Wees – Amsterdam’s largest traditional tasting house, with 16 jenevers and 60 liqueurs. (500m).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Marlies Dekkers – Swimwear and gorgeous lingerie with a hint of bondage. (150m).
  • Chocolatl – Specialty chocolate sourced from around the world, served in bar, bonbon, and drinking chocolate form. (200m).
  • Cats & Things – All manner of cat-themed gifts imaginable. (200m).
  • Kaashuis Tromp – Arguably the best cheese shop in the city. (200m).
  • Arnold Cornelis – Come to this legendary deli for cheesecake, filled pastries, and chocolate-filled cookies. (200m).
  • A Space Oddity – Comics, action figures, memorabilia, and more. Particularly good for Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, and DC Comics fans. (300m).
  • Denham the Jeanmaker – Flagship menswear store selling jeans, jackets, and knitwear; the women’s branch is around the corner. (400m).
  • The Darling – Quirky, funky, locally-designed clothes, and accessories for women. (400m).
  • Marie Stella Maris – Local, sustainable brand of beauty products, with part of the proceeds donated to clean water projects worldwide. (400m).

AMS Suites – The Hotel

Junior suites feature large wooden beams in the ceiling.

The two Junior Suites are spacious, and come with heavy wooden beams, large TVs, and street views of Elandsstraat.

All suites feature comfortable Coco-Mat mattresses.

All suites are equipped with comfortable Coco-Mat mattresses.

Superior Suites have spacious work areas.

The 2 Superior Suites have a comfortable work area, in addition to the amenities in the Junior Suites.

Superior Suite bathrooms feature tubs and rain showers.

Superior Suite bathrooms have deep soaking tubs as well as separate rain showers.

A Space Oddity sells cool memorabilia.

A couple of blocks north along the Prinsengracht canal is A Space Oddity, a memorabilia store; don’t miss it if you’re a Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, or DC Comics fan.

The Westermarkt tram stop is right by the Anne Frank House.

Just beyond, the bridge across the canal takes you to Westermarkt, a handy tram stop right near the Anne Frank House.

Anne Frank House is one of Amsterdam's most popular destinations.

Inside is access to the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis, and one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions. Book your ticket online to beat the queues.

Houseboat Museum offers an insight on what houseboats look like on the inside.

Nearby is the Houseboat Museum, worth a peek if you’re curious to know what a houseboat looks like on the inside.

Cats & Things sells all things cats.

A block west of the hotel is Hazenstraat, dotted with independent boutiques, such as Cats & Things, with all sorts of feline-themed gifts.

Chocolatl sells chocolates from around the globe.

Next door is Chocolatl, with specialty chocolates from around the world.

Café Saarein is a popular LGBT bar.

Opposite is Café Saarein, the popular LGBT bar that gets busy in the evenings.

Maloe Melo is a legendary blues bar.

A block west, facing the Lijnbaansgracht canal is Maloe Melo, a legendary local blues bar with occasional performances by punk bands.

Arnold Cornelis is renowned for its cheesecakes, pastries, and more.

Where Hazenstraat meets Elandsgracht, you can shop for divine cheesecake, filled pastries, and more at Arnold Cornelis, a deli that’s been a local institution for decades.

Kaashuis Tromp has Amsterdam's best selection of Dutch cheeses.

Across the street is Kaashuis Tromp, with arguably the best selection of Dutch cheeses in the city.

Rakang restaurant serves authentic Thai dishes.

A couple of doors down, family-run Rakang puts authentic spice in Thai dishes.

Nine Streets shopping neighborhood can be reached by crossing the Prinsengracht canal.

To reach the hip Nine Streets shopping neighborhood, you have to cross the Prinsengracht canal.

Marie Stella Maris sells extremely popular sustainable beauty products.

A block south, Marie Stella Maris is the flagship shop of the locally-beloved sustainable beauty products.

The Darling sells locally-designed women's wear and accessories.

Across the Keizersgracht canal, The Darling sells funky, locally-designed women’s wear and accessories.

Arty and inexpensive De Doffer is very popular with students.

Just up the street, De Doffer is an arty bar, popular with students; a good stop for an inexpensive beer.

Denham has 2 stores nearby, 1 each for men and women.

Nearby, Denham has 2 stores, 1 specializing in denim wear for men, and another for women.

De Admiraal is Amsterdam's biggest tasting room.

A couple of blocks east, overlooking Herengracht canal, De Admiraal is a superb place to try a wide range of jenevers and other local spirits.

Michelin-starred Vinkeles restaurant inside The Dylan is a must-visit.

In the Nine Streets neighborhood, some of the best restaurants are found inside the boutique hotels. Vinkeles, inside The Dylan, is Michelin-starred fine dining worth emptying your wallet for. Reserve well ahead.

Bar Brasserie OCCO is very popular for its modern European dishes and cocktails.

Another great restaurant, also inside The Dylan, is the stylish yet casual Bar Brasserie OCCO, popular with locals for its modern European dishes and great cocktails.

Bluespoon Restaurant features creative, farm-to-table dishes.

Overlooking Prinsengracht canal, the Andaz hotel is another excellent meal stop; its Bluespoon Restaurant is all about creative farm-to-table dishes, plus a splurge-worthy multi-course dinner menu.

Restaurant de Struisvogel is known for its hearty Dutch dishes.

Closer to AMS Suites, Restaurant de Struisvogel is particularly good for hearty Dutch dishes.

Pulitzer’s Bar is known for its cocktails and canal-side terrace.

Along Prinsengracht canal, en route to the Anne Frank House, Pulitzer’s Bar inside Pulitzer Hotel is great for cocktails, and has an appealing canal-side terrace.

Bistro Bij Ons serves hearty, home-style, and inexpensive dishes.

Further along, Bistro Bij Ons specializes in hearty, home-style Dutch dishes. Inexpensive and large portions.

Koh-i-Noor serves good curries and North Indian dishes.

Around the corner, and facing the Westermarkt square, Koh-i-Noor is a long-established local favorite for curries and other North Indian dishes.

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