Hotel AMS Suites in Amsterdam

by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 30, 2018

Review of AMS Suites in Amsterdam.

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.

AMS Suites – Location

  • Address: Elandsstraat 3, Amsterdam.
  • Nearest Tram: Westermarkt.
  • 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 to the Dam Square and the Royal Palace in the Medieval Centre, and a 7-minute stroll to the Anne Frank House. Walkable to the Museum Quarter; numerous restaurants, bars, and boutiques nearby.
  • 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.
  • 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: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: 06-4255-1312
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://amssuites.nl/

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
  • 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, a 11-minute walk to the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and a 22-minute stroll to the Museum Quarter.
  • Tram: From the nearby Westermarkt stop, trams run to Centraal Station via the Medieval Centre. To head south towards Leidseplein and the Museum Quarter, catch a tram from the nearby Elandgracht stop (6-minute walk).
  • 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

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

Nearby Market or Grocery

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.

Mendo is a terrific bookshop with a wide selection.

Along Berenstraat, there are numerous independent boutiques, including Mendo, a terrific bookshop with a wide selection of books on art, fashion, and architecture.

French restaurant Libertine Comptoir de Cuisine and lingerie store Marlies Dekkers are next door to each other.

Across the street is Marlies Dekkers, with bondage-style lingerie. Next to it is Libertine Comptoir de Cuisine, an all-day French breakfast place.

Marqt is an upscale neighborhood supermarket.

Cross the Keizersgracht canal to reach Marqt, the upscale neighborhood supermarket.

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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