Hotel De Hallen in Amsterdam

by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 5, 2019

Review of Hotel de Hallen in Amsterdam.

Hotel de Hallen – Trendy design hotel inside a heritage building near Vondelpark.

A former tram depot transformed into a slick, modern hotel, Hotel de Hallen sits next to its namesake complex comprising a gourmet street food market, art-house cinema, local fashion boutiques, and more. The lobby, with its original glass ceiling and exposed brickwork, features contemporary art and sculptures and select pieces of designer furniture, and there are light-filled common areas for guests to lounge around in with their laptops. There’s a pared-down, Scandinavian look to the rooms – neutral hues, herringbone wood floors, eco-friendly Coco-Mat beds, plus plenty of mod cons, including smart TVs and Nespresso machines. All bathrooms come with rain showers; some feature jacuzzis. Service is friendly and professional, and the surprisingly central location and good transport connections are ideal for exploring the city.

Hotel de Hallen – Location

  • Address: Bellamyplein 47, 1053 AT Amsterdam.
  • Nearest Tram: Bilderdijkstraat.
  • Area: On a quiet street in Amsterdam’s otherwise bustling Oud-West residential neighborhood that gives visitors a taste of ‘real Amsterdam’, walking distance to Vondelpark and the Museum Quarter to the south, and lively Jordaan and the Western Canal Ring to the east. The hotel is attached to a terrific indoor gourmet street food market, and there are a few shopping and dining options an easy walk away. The nearest tram stop is 3 minutes’ walk away; the Museum Quarter is a 6-minute ride away by tram, as is Jordaan and the Western Canal Ring.
  • How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #13 to Bilderdijkstraat stop. Hotel de Hallen is a 5-minute walk away.
  • Handy to: De Hallen Market, Vondelpark, Museum Quarter.

Hotel de Hallen – The Basics

  • Ages: Most guests tend to be couples on a city break or business travelers, but children are welcome. Red Bar is 18+.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Junior Suites come with jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: Dry cleaning, but no in-room laundry service.
  • Extras: Bicycle rental for guests; turn-down 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: 020-820-8670
  • Email[email protected]
  • Website: https://www.hoteldehallen.com/en

Hotel de Hallen – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No gym.
  • For Disabled Guests: Several rooms adapted for wheelchair users.
  • For Families: Baby cots available, and babysitting can be arranged on request.

Hotel de Hallen – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Open all day, Remise47 (7 am-10 pm) is a trendy French/European bistro with a large sunny terrace overlooking the tree-filled Bellamyplein, and a menu featuring the likes of burrata salad, roasted salmon, and spinach risotto. • $$.
  • Lounge/Bar: The intimate Red Bar is popular with locals and guests alike, and is a popular spot for beers and cocktails. Open daily until 1 am.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Extensive breakfast buffet available from 7-10:30 am; €20 per person.
  • Room Service: Available from Remise47.

Hotel de Hallen – Rooms

  • Room Types: Double with Courtyard View • Twin with Courtyard View • Standard Double • Standard Twin • Deluxe Double • Deluxe Twin • Junior Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: Hotel de Hallen is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: All Junior Suites come with a unique industrial design, Coco-Mat beds, good terrace views, and spacious bathrooms with rain showers and jacuzzis.
  • For Families: No family rooms per se.

Hotel de Hallen – Local Transport

  • Walking: Vondelpark and Jordaan are both around 20 minutes’ walk away. The Museum Quarter and the Western Canal Ring are both around 15 minutes on foot. Walkable to the Medieval Centre.
  • Tram: From the nearby Bilderdijkstraat stop, tram #13 runs northeast to Centraal Station via Jordaan, the Western Canal Ring, and the Medieval Centre, while trams #3 and #12 run south to the Museum Quarter.
  • 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.

Hotel de Hallen – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants and Cafes

  • Food Hallen – The Netherlands’ first indoor food market; stalls include dim sum, Lima-style ceviche, gourmet burgers, bao buns, Vietnamese street food, and Greek meze. Live music in the evenings and DJ sets on weekends. 1-minute walk.
  • Piccolo – Bistro/wine bar with small, mostly vegetarian plates for sharing and excellent wines and cocktails. 1-minute walk.
  • Spaghetteria West – Short menu of well-prepared, homemade pasta dishes and inexpensive Italian wines by the glass. 2-minute walk.
  • Lot Sixty One – Coffee roastery with beans sourced from individual eco-friendly farms around the world. 3-minute walk.
  • Par Hasard – 1 of 4 branches around the city, this café is locally-renowned for its Belgian fries. Also serves burgers, fish and chips, ribs, and croquettes. 3-minute walk.
  • Van ’t Spit – Wood-fired rotisserie chicken with sides, plus craft beer. 4-minute walk.
  • Barceloneta – Family-owned tapas bar with dishes from Catalonia and around Spain. 5-minute walk.

Nearby Bars and Breweries

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • De Hallen – Former tram sheds converted into a cultural complex with a food hall, design stores, and themed weekend markets, from Dutch designs to local organic produce. 1-minute walk.
  • Qnoop – Sustainable, eco-friendly sockwear, designed in Amsterdam. 2-minute walk.
  • Gathershop – There’s a simple, clean aesthetic to the handmade jewelry, accessories, and homeware sold here. 2-minute walk.
  • Pied a Terre – Europe’s largest travel bookshop with a staggering array of travel guides, maps, globes, and much more. 14-minute walk.
  • Bierbaum – Beer specialty store selling over 300 bottled brews from around the world. 17 minutes.

Nearby Market or Grocery

Hotel de Hallen – The Hotel

The inner courtyard is a beautiful and comfortable space to relax in.

The interior courtyard between the rooms is filled with contemporary sculptures and comfortable common spaces for working or just lounging around.

The Red Bar is a popular after-work hangout.

The Red Bar, open daily till 1 am, is a popular after-work place for a beer or cocktail.

Remise47 serves crowd-pleasing food and even features an outdoor terrace.

Remise47, the hotel’s hip brasserie (open 7 am to 10 pm), serves a short and sweet menu of crowd pleasers. On sunny days, diners spill out onto the outdoor terrace.

Standard Doubles offer views of the city, and cost more.

The only difference between standard doubles and courtyard-facing doubles is the outside view from the former; it’s worth paying a bit extra for.

Courtyard rooms are quiet as they face the indoor courtyard.

Courtyard twins and doubles face the indoor courtyard; all rooms have a/c but if fresh air is a deal breaker, then you’ll want to choose another room category.

Except for Junior Suites, all bathrooms have walk-in rain showers.

All bathrooms apart from those in the Junior Suites come with walk-in rain showers.

Junior Suites feature designer chairs and other extras.

Junior Suites have the advantage of extra space and nice extras, such as designer chairs.

Junior Suite bathrooms come with jacuzzi bathtubs.

All Junior Suite bathrooms are equipped with jacuzzi bathtubs.

Food Hallen is the Netherlands' first indoor gourmet food market.

Part of the De Hallen cultural center, Food Hallen is the Netherlands’ first indoor gourmet food market. The excellent food stalls serve anything from dim sums and tacos to cakes and macaroons.

One can even find authentic Mexican fare at Food Hallen.

Authentic Mexican food on offer inside the Food Hallen.

Gathershop sells handmade jewelry and homeware at De Hallen.

De Hallen comprises rows of local craft shops, including handmade jewelry and homeware at the Gathershop.

Qnoop specializes in locally-made organic cotton socks.

Qnoop is another recommended shop in De Hallen; locally-designed socks are made of organic cotton, and come with loops and buttons so that you never lose one.

Ten Katemarkt features stalls selling cheeses, cold cutes, bread, fresh produce, and food.

Just alongside De Hallen, Ten Katemarkt is one of the largest outdoor food markets in the city with stalls selling cheeses, cold cuts, homemade bread, and fresh produce. Also some street food stalls.

Piccolo is known for its vegetarian sharing plates, and excellent wines and cocktails.

Alongside the hotel, Piccolo serves mostly vegetarian sharing plates, along with excellent wines and cocktails. Popular outdoor terrace on the pedestrian street.

Lot Sixty One is an excellent third wave coffee roaster.

While there aren’t that many dining options in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, this rejuvenated neighborhood has a couple of excellent coffee shops, the best of which is Lot Sixty One, a third wave coffee roaster.

Van’t Spit nearby is known for its rotisserie chicken and local craft beer.

The hotel sits in the middle of an up-and-coming neighborhood, and the existing dining options around the hotel are few but good. Van’t Spit does great rotisserie chicken paired with local craft beer.

Spaghetteria West serves good homemade pasta and Italian wines by the glass.

On a quiet nearby street, Spaghetteria West is the local outpost with a more limited menu than its more central sister restaurant. Good homemade pasta and Italian wines by the glass.

Par Hasard is well-known for its Belgian fries.

Just up the street from Spaghetteria West, Par Hasard is 1 of 4 branches around the city; many Amsterdammers swear that the Belgian fries here are the best.

Barceloneta is a popular tapas bar along Kinkerstraat.

Along busy Kinkerstraat, Barceloneta is a long-established tapas bar serving typical dishes from Catalonia and elsewhere in Spain.

Golden Brown Bar is known for its great cocktails and Thai bar food.

One of several bars along the popular Jan Pieter Heijestraat, Golden Brown Bar is a laidback spot for great cocktails and Thai bar food.

Bierbaum offers over 300 bottled beers.

Just up the street, Bierbaum is a great place to shop if you’re a beer lover, with over 300 bottled brews to choose from.

Gollem’s Proeflokaal is popular for its wide range of Belgian beers.

The only other nearby watering hole worth recommending is Gollem’s Proeflokaal, which you pass if you’re walking or taking a tram towards the Museum Quarter. Local beer aficionados swear by dozens of Belgian beers by the bottle and many on tap here.

Pied a Terre is Europe's largest travel bookstore.

Just across the street from Gollem’s Proeflokaal is Pied a Terre, Europe’s largest travel bookstore with scores of travel guides in English and a plethora of maps.

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