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Updated: November 10, 2020
Hotel IX Amsterdam – Handful of suites in the heart of the historic canal ring.
If you’re looking for a luxurious bolthole right in the thick of Amsterdam action, you’re in luck. Hotel IX consists of just five individually-styled suites, all with atmospheric exposed brick walls, wall-length black-and-white stills of Amsterdam street life, a neutral color scheme or creams and browns, and welcome mod cons such as Apple TVs, Libratone wireless sound systems, and Nespresso machines. There is no reception; guests let themselves in using an electronic code. Ideal for travelers looking for a blend of luxury and total privacy, with many of the city’s attractions an easy stroll away.
Hotel IX Amsterdam – Location
- Address: Hartenstraat 8HS, 1016 CB Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Westermarkt.
- Area: Very central, in the heart of the historic Canal Belt and part of the hip Nine Streets neighborhood, with numerous independent boutiques, cafes, and restaurants on your doorstep. Anne Frank House, the Medieval Center, the Royal Palace, and the characterful Jordaan neighborhood are just minutes away on foot, the Red Light District is 10 minutes’ walk away, while the Museum Quarter is less than 20 minutes on foot (or a short tram ride) from the hotel. The Dam tram stop is less than 5 minutes’ walk, with fast connections to Centraal Station and the Museum Quarter.
- How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #13 to the Westermarkt stop, a 4-minute walk from the hotel, or else trams #1, #2 or #5 to Dam stop, a 4-minute walk away.
- Handy to: Anne Frank House, Nine Streets, historic canal ring, Dam Square.
Hotel IX Amsterdam – The Basics
- Ages: Most guests tend to be couples on a romantic city break, but children are welcome, though there are no special facilities.
- View: The 5 suites all offer street views of the Nine Streets neighborhood.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzis.
- Laundry: No laundry service.
- Extras: Well-stocked minibars are included in the price.
- 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: 020-845-8451
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: ixamsterdam.com
Hotel IX Amsterdam – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center.
- For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disabled guests due to stair access.
- For Families: In all the suites, a couch folds out to accommodate 2 extra people.
Hotel IX Amsterdam – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: No restaurant onsite, but there are numerous dining options just minutes away on foot.
- Lounge/Bar: No bar, but each suite comes with its own fully-stocked minibar (included in the price).
- Breakfast: No breakfast, though the hotel is happy to make breakfast reservations for their guests at their partner coffee shop, Screaming Beans, a 7-minute walk away.
- Room Service: No room service.
Hotel IX Amsterdam – Rooms
- Room Types: Runstraat Suite • Wolvenstraat Suite • Huidenstraat Suite • Reestraat Suite • Berenstraat Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Hotel IX Amsterdam is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: The Wolvenstraat Suite on the second floor is the most atmospheric of the 5, with charming timber rafters and an open-plan bathroom. The Berenstraat Suite, also on the second floor, is the most spacious of the 5 and boasts a private roof terrace and excellent street views.
- For Families: All suites can accommodate a family of 4.
Hotel IX Amsterdam – Local Transport
- Walking: In the heart of the Nine Streets shopping neighborhood, about 5 minutes’ walk to the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and a 20-minute stroll 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 Dam stop.
- 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 IX Amsterdam – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Gs Brunch Boat – The world’s only brunch boat sets sail year round from Keizersgracht 177. Extensive menus are accompanied by mimosas and bloody marys, together with an hour and a half’s Amsterdam canal tour. Start location: 5-minute walk.
- Secret Food Tours – Sample raw herring, stamppot, stroopwafel, pancakes, and more on this walking tour of traditional Dutch food hotspots. Meet at the Anne Frank House. Start location: 6-minute walk.
- Jewish History Amsterdam – Themed walking tours of Jewish Amsterdam; tours of the western canal ring typically start at the Anne Frank House. Start location: 6-minute walk.
- Lovers Canal Cruises – Hour-long small boat canal cruises depart from the dock near the Anne Frank House. Start location: 7-minute walk.
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Breda – One for special occasions. Multi-course, seasonal lunch and dinner menus by some of the city’s most creative chefs, plus 15 wines by the glass. Reservations essential. 4-minute walk.
- Restaurant De Struisvogel – Basement restaurant specializing in French-inspired dishes. 4-minute walk.
- Koh-I-Noor – Established Indian restaurant specializing in tandoori dishes and curries. 5-minute walk.
- Bistro Bij Ons – Homestyle Dutch dishes such as stamppot (potatoes mashed with sausage and vegetables) and poffertjes (pancakes with butter and sugar). 5-minute walk.
- Lucius – Local institution, popular as ever after 4 decades. Expect refined seafood dishes, from the pike the restaurant is named after to steamed razor clams with chili. Reservations. 5-minute walk.
- OCCO Bar & Brasserie – Modern European dishes, plus excellent gin-based cocktails. 6-minute walk.
- Vinkeles – Michelin-starred French fine dining inside an atmospheric 18th-century bakery. Reserve well ahead. 6-minute walk.
- D’Vijff Vlieghen – Characterful restaurant spread over 5 17th-century canal houses, renowned for its imaginative Modern Dutch dishes and decked out with original Rembrandt works. Reservations essential. 6-minute walk.
- The Happy Pig Pancake Shop – Pancakes made from organic ingredients with sweet and savory toppings. Popular with families. 6-minute walk.
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Pulitzer’s Bar – Stylish art deco cocktail bar inside the eponymous hotel. Classic cocktails as well as expertly-mixed signature drinks. 2-minute walk.
- Café Schuim – Mural-bedecked grungy bar that gets seriously packed on weekends and in the evenings. Younger crowd. 3-minute walk.
- De Admiraal – Amsterdam’s largest traditional tasting house, with 16 jenevers and 60 liqueurs. 4-minute walk.
- Café Hoppe – Centuries-old, wood-paneled brown café attached to a modern pub with terrace. 7-minute walk.
- De Doffer – Informal, 70’s-style café and bar, popular with students and artists. Inexpensive beer and food. 7-minute walk.
- ‘t Arendsnest – Dutch beer only: almost 200 bottled brews, and 30 on tap. Choose between the canal-side terrace, or the gorgeous brown café interior, complete with copper jenever boilers. 7-minute walk.
- Flying Dutchmen Cocktails – Tiny cocktail bar with award-winning bartenders and killer signature cocktails. Try the Flying Dutchman. 8-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Amsterdam Watch Company – Sells exclusive handmade watches by the likes of Christiaan van der Klaauw; old watches restored here. 2-minute walk.
- We Are Labels – Casual street wear, shoes, and accessories for men and women by mbyM, Numph, Global Funk, EDITED, Norr, and more. 3-minute walk.
- Concrete – Locally-designed t-shirts, trainers, and jeans. Also doubles as an exhibition space for street art and photography. 5-minute walk.
- Dutch Accent Gallery – Unique Dutch landscape and Amsterdam cityscape paintings. 5-minute walk.
- Puccini Bomboni – Some of Amsterdam’s best handmade chocolates. 1 of 3 branches. 5-minute walk.
- Amsterdam Duck Store – Nothing but rubber ducks here, from classic yellow to Batman, S&M, and Game of Thrones ducks. 5-minute walk.
- Reypenaer Cheese Tasting – Peruse the cheeses in the shop above or descend into the cellar to taste 6 of the offerings (book ahead). 5-minute walk.
- Scotch & Soda – Chic street wear for men and women from the Amsterdam fashion label gone global. Lots of denim. 5-minute walk.
- Mendo – Books on art, design, photography, and architecture. 5-minute walk.
- Marie Stella Maris – Local, sustainable brand of beauty products, with part of the proceeds donated to clean water projects worldwide. 6-minute walk.
- Denham the Jeanmaker – Flagship menswear store selling jeans, jackets, and knitwear; the women’s branch is around the corner. 7-minute walk.
- The Darling – Quirky, funky, locally-designed clothes and accessories for women. 7-minute walk.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Marqt – Well-stocked supermarket. 4-minute walk.
Hotel IX Amsterdam – The Hotel
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