Hotel JL No76 in Amsterdam

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 4, 2019

Review of Hotel JL No. 76 in Amsterdam.

Hotel JL No. 76 – Stylish boutique hotel a stone’s throw from Amsterdam’s top art museums.

Spread across two stately 18th-century buildings, Hotel JL No. 76 is thoroughly contemporary on the inside. Expect colorful wallpaper, bold Dutch contemporary art, and plenty of mod cons in the rooms, from Nespresso machines and iPod docks to free use of iPads. Besides Coco-Mat beds, all rooms come equipped with rain showers in the spacious bathrooms. Service is helpful and well-informed, and while onsite dining may be limited, there are numerous dining options right on the doorstep, as are Amsterdam’s three main art museums.

Hotel JL No. 76 – Location

  • Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 76, 1071 CT Amsterdam.
  • Nearest Tram: Van Baerlestraat.
  • Area: Quiet, leafy street just around the corner from the upmarket P.C. Hooftstraat shopping street, and a couple of minutes’ walk from Amsterdam’s heavyweight trio of art museums. Less than 10 minutes’ walk to bustling Leidseplein and its dining scene and nightlife, and a 10-minute walk to the Concertgebouw and Vondelpark. Numerous restaurants, cafes and boutiques nearby.
  • How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then the tram #2 or #5 to Van Baerlestraat stop, 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
  • Handy to: Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark.

Hotel JL No. 76 – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests tend to be couples on a romantic getaway or city break, along with some families. All ages are allowed, and cribs are available on request.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Executive and Family rooms have jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: In-room laundry.
  • Extras: Bicycles and Vespa scooters for hire, turn-down service.
  • When to Book: Reserve 3 to 4 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: 020-348-5555
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: hoteljlno76.com

Hotel JL No. 76 – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa, but massages can be arranged in-room.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center, but nearby Vondelpark is great for running.
  • For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disabled guests due to stair access.
  • For Families: Family room, children under 3 sleep for free in existing beds; baby cots cost €10. Babysitting services and special kids’ meals available on request.
  • Other Facilities: The pretty garden area provides a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle, and is great for breakfast on sunny days.

Hotel JL No. 76 – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: JAN Eat & Drink is open all day and serves a limited but solid menu of salads, burgers, and the likes of vegetarian lasagna and fish and chips, as well as cocktails. • $$.
  • Lounge/Bar: No bar area as such, but an honesty bar for guests. Numerous watering holes an easy walk away.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Buffet with eggs cooked to order and pancakes costs €20 per person. Served 7-11 am at JAN Eat & Drink.
  • Room Service: No room service.

Hotel JL No. 76 – Rooms

  • Room Types: Souterrain • Standard Double or Twin • Executive • Executive Deluxe • Family
  • Smoking Rooms: Hotel JL No. 76 is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: The Executive rooms and the Family room come with own jacuzzis as well as rain showers; bear in mind that the Family room is located in the souterrain.
  • For Families: The family room has a bunk bed for kids.

Hotel JL No. 76 – Local Transport

  • Walking: The art museums of the Museum Quarter are just a couple of minutes’ walk, as is Vondelpark. Leidseplein and its surrounding restaurants and bar, plus the historic canal ring, are 10 minutes’ walk. Walkable to Nine Streets shopping neighborhood, the Medieval Centre, and De Pijp.
  • Tram: Easy tram connections to Centraal Station, De Pijp district, and Jordaan.
  • 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 JL No. 76 – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

Nearby Restaurants and Cafes

  • Seafood Bar – Casual seafood joint specializing in fish and chips as well as seafood platters. 3-minute walk.
  • Bagels & Beans – Popular café chain. Bagels with numerous sweet and savoury fillings, fair trade, and organic ingredients. Extensive range of fresh juices, herbal teas, and coffee drinks. 3-minute walk.
  • L’Entrecote et les Dames – Sophisticated French menu, old-world ambience. The entrecote is the star here, followed by crepes au Grand Marnier. 7-minute walk.
  • Renzo’s Delicatessen – Get homemade pasta dishes and sandwiches to take away or eat them here, on the tiny mezzanine. 8-minute walk.
  • Hosokawa – Slick, contemporary Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi, teppanyaki, and robatayaki dishes. Great onsite bar too. 8-minute walk.
  • Restaurant de Knijp – Classy French bistro (go for the cold lobster with fries, veal entrecote, or escargots). Open early for dinner – ideal if you’re attending a concert at the nearby Concertgebouw. 9-minute walk.
  • Restaurant Joost – Classic Dutch dishes such as a smoked fish spread with pickles and stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables). 9-minute walk.
  • Lunchroom Wilhelmina – Lunch spot popular with locals; quiches, salads, soups, and brunch specials. 11-minute walk.

Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Tunes Bar – Imaginative gin cocktails (among others) executed with flair at this stylish bar inside the Conservatorium Hotel. 3-minute walk.
  • Café Welling – Old-school café-bar behind the Concertgebouw, attracting arty and literary types, and post-concert musicians. 8-minute walk.
  • ‘t Blauwe Theehuis – Flying-saucer-shaped 1930’s Modernist pavilion right in the heart of Vondelpark; come here for a cocktail or coffee and cake. 8-minute walk.
  • Gollem’s Proeflokaal – Over 250 Belgian bottled beers and almost 3 dozen on tap, accompanied by Flemish stew and Trappist cheese fondue. 10-minute walk.
  • L&B Whisky Café – Single malt, single cask, bourbon, blend… this intimate whisky bar stocks over 2,100 whiskies from around the world, from Scotland to Japan. 10-minute walk.
  • NJOY Cocktailbar – The bartender will mix you an imaginative cocktail to match your personality here. Occasional cocktail-making classes too. No under-23’s. 10-minute walk.

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Coster Diamonds – Blow your budget on diamond jewelry fit for royalty at the oldest diamond polishing facility in the world. Or book a free tour to see the diamonds being polished and cut. 3-minute walk.
  • & Klevering Zuid – Hip homeware by own brand, &k Amsterdam, as well as the likes of Marimekko, HAY, and Vitra. 8-minute walk.
  • Nikkie – Street-smart women’s fashion design by former Dutch actress Nikkie Plessen. 10-minute walk.
  • Pied a Terre – Europe’s largest travel bookshop, with a staggering array of travel guides, maps, globes, and much more. 10-minute walk.
  • Manwood – Heels, boots, shoes, sneakers, and other stylish men’s and women’s footwear by Dutch designers and several select international labels. 11-minute walk.
  • Ennu – Men’s and women’s fashion from the likes of If Six Was Nine, Rick Owens, LGB, and Ann Demeulemeester. 11-minute walk.
  • Buise – Upscale women’s wear, including sweatshirts by Paul & Joe Sister, floral prints by Black Coral, and jackets by Isabel Marant. 11-minute walk.
  • VLVT – Stylish women’s wear by Dutch designers such as Anna + Nina and ByDanie; also international labels such as Pinko, Boy London, and Lola Cruz. 12-minute walk.

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • ZuiderMRKT – High-end, fresh organic produce market behind the Concertgebouw, with attached food stalls that sell crepes, hot dogs, and Indonesian satay. 10-minute walk.

Hotel JL No. 76 – What’s Nearby?

Breakfast buffet is served in Jan Eat & Drink restaurant every day.

Breakfast buffet with hot dishes cooked to order is served at the onsite JAN Eat & Drink restaurant from 7 am to 11 am.

Jan Eat & Drink is the hotel's all-day restaurant with a limited menu.

JAN Eat & Drink restaurant is open all day. The menu is rather limited, but there are numerous dining options within easy walking distance of the hotel.

The ground floor features a comfortable guests lounge.

There’s a comfortable sitting area for guests to lounge around in on the ground floor.

Souterrain rooms are comfortable and well-equipped.

Souterrain rooms may have limited natural light, but all come equipped with the full array of mod cons such as Coco-Mat beds, iPod docks, flat-screen TV, and rain showers in the bathrooms.

Standard rooms are roomier and brighter than Souterrain.

Standard rooms are roomier than Souterrain and look out onto the private inner garden. Bathrooms are equipped with rain showers.

Executive rooms are up feature jacuzzi tubs.

Jacuzzi bathtubs are a feature in all bathrooms from Executive rooms and up.

Executive rooms feature unique artwork and mod cons.

Spacious Executive rooms come with unique artwork (as do the other rooms), views of the inner garden or quiet street, Coco-Mat beds, and a full assortment of mod cons.

Executive Deluxe room features a spacious sitting area.

The advantage of an Executive Deluxe room over an Executive is the spacious sitting area.

The Family room features a separate bunk room for kids.

The Family room is located in the souterrain, and so has limited natural light; there’s a separate ensuite bunk room for the kids.

The lobby bar has a wide selection of alcohol, teas, and coffees.

The lobby bar comes with a full array of alcoholic beverages, teas, and coffees.

Restaurant Joost is well-known for Dutch classics.

Just around the corner, Restaurant Joost is particularly good for Dutch classics.

The smoked fish dishes are especially good.

At Restaurant Joost it’s particularly worth trying the smoked fish spread.

Tunes Bar serves imaginative gin-based cocktails.

Just inside the nearby Conservatorium Hotel, the stylish Tunes Bar is locally renowned for its inventive gin cocktails.

Bagels & Beans is great for coffee and bagels.

Across the street from Conservatorium Hotel, Bagels & Beans is a reliable branch of the popular coffee and bagel chain.

Nikkie is a designer boutique located on Cornelis Schuytstraat.

Head west along Willemsparkweg to reach Cornelis Schuytstraat, a popular shopping street lined with designer shops, including Amsterdam’s own Nikkie.

Manwood is known for its selection of locally-designed footwear.

Next door to Nikkie is locally-designed footwear by Manwood.

VLVT sells stylish womenswear.

Further down the street is VLVT, stylish womenswear by local designers such as Anna + Nina.

Ennu sells designer men's and women's wear.

Nearby is Ennu, with men’s and women’s threads by the likes of If Six Was Nine.

Buise sells upscale women's wear.

Also along Cornelia Schuytstraat is Buise selling upscale women’s wear by Black Coral, Isabel Morant, and more.

& Klevering Zuid nearby sells good locally-designed homeware.

On a quiet side street closer to the hotel, & Klevering Zuid is a good place to pick up hip, locally-designed homeware as gifts.

Saturday-only ZuiderMRKT is famous for its fresh produce and food stalls.

A block south, ZuiderMRKT takes place on Saturdays only, with stalls selling homemade bread, organic vegetables, locally-made sausages, cheeses, and more. Get there early since it winds down by 5pm.

Café Welling is a popular haunt for musicians and arty types.

A block east of the market is Café Welling, a popular watering hole where you’re likely to rub shoulders with musicians and arty types.

Concertgebouw is a stunning Neo-Renaissance style concert hall worth visiting.

Nearby, along Van Baerlestraat, is the Concertgebouw, a stunning, neo-Renaissance style concert hall with exceptional acoustics. Even if you don’t come here for a concert, it’s well worth taking a guided tour (Mon & Fri at 5 pm, Wed at 1.30 pm, Sun at 12.30 pm).

Museumplein features 3 extraordinary museums.

Just across the street is the Museumplein, the square featuring Amsterdam’s trio of heavyweight art museums.

Stedelijk Museum features Netherlands' largest contemporary art collection.

Also just across the street is Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands’ biggest collection of contemporary art, with excellent temporary exhibitions by big-name artists, and a first-rate cafe-restaurant in the lobby.

Van Gogh Museum showcases the world's largest collection of the artist's works.

Next door is the super-popular Van Gogh Museum showcasing the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh works. Access is by timed ticket only; book your time slot online.

Moco Museum hosts changing exhibits of contemporary art.

Around the corner from the Van Gogh Museum, the lesser-known Moco Museum hosts changing exhibits of contemporary art, from Banksy to Dali.

The Rijksmuseum is especially famous for Rembrandt's Night Watch.

The most famous of the Museumplein museums is Rijksmuseum, with the biggest and best Dutch art collection in the world. Book your ticket online or come early to beat the lines, and make a beeline for Rembrandt’s Night Watch before the crowds arrive.

House of Bols offers a history of jenever making in Holland.

Across the street from the Museumplein, the House of Bols walks you through the history of jenever (the granddaddy of gin) making in Holland. At the end of the experience, you get to mix and drink your own jenever cocktail.

Diamond Museum showcases a glittering history of the Dutch diamond trade.

Next to the House of Bols, the Diamond Museum is worth a peek for the history of the Dutch diamond trade, and the glittering replicas of the world’s most famous diamonds such as the Orlof and the Koh-i-Noor.

Coster Diamonds is a popular place for buying diamonds.

If money is no object, you might want to pick up some diamonds of your own at Coster Diamonds next door.

Blue Boat canal cruise company offers popular cruises.

A couple of blocks north of Rijksmuseum, the Blue Boat canal cruise company offers popular daytime and evening cruises.

Hosokawa is one of Amsterdam's best Japanese restaurants.

If you cross the bridge over the Singelgracht canal to Leidseplein, you’ll reach one of Amsterdam’s best Japanese restaurants, Hosokawa. It’s not cheap, but the sushi is amazing.

De Knijp French bistro is popular with concert-goers.

Further south from Concertgebouw, De Knijp is a French bistro popular with concert-goers.

Renzo’s is a small but popular Italian deli.

Right across the street, Renzo’s is a popular Italian deli; get pasta to go, or grab one of the few tables.

L’Entrecote et Les Dames is an upscale French fine-dine restaurant.

Just down the street from Renzo’s, L’Entrecote et Les Dames is excellent French fine dining; reserve ahead.

La Falote is known for it's inexpensive home-style Dutch dishes.

Further south, La Falote specializes in inexpensive home-style Dutch dishes.

Seafood Bar is popular for its seafood platters and fish and chips.

North along Van Baerlestraat from the hotel, the Seafood Bar is one of several branches around the city; good for seafood platters and fish and chips.

Pied a Terre is Europe's largest travel bookstore.

Northwest along busy Overtoom is Pied a Terre, Europe’s largest travel bookstore with scores of travel guides in English, and a plethora of maps.

Gollem’s Proeflokaal sells dozens of Belgian beers.

Across the street, local beer aficionados swear by dozens of Belgian beers by the bottle and many on tap at Gollem’s Proeflokaal.

Lunchroom Wilhelmina is a popular lunch and brunch spot.

A block north, Lunchroom Wilhelmina is a popular local brunch and lunch spot, good for quiches, soups, salads, and more.

L&B Whisky Cafe has over 2,100 whiskies on offer.

Over in the historic canal ring, east of the hotel, don’t miss the intimate L&B Whisky Cafe if you’re passionate about single malt: there are over 2,100 whiskies to choose from.

NJOY Cocktailbar specializes in cocktails that match guests' personalities.

Nearby, the NJOY Cocktailbar is one of the best in the city, with expert mixologists mixing you a drink to match your personality.

‘t Blauwe Theehuis is a 1930's Modernist cafe known for its coffee and cake.

If you head into Vondelpark, it’s worth stopping at the ‘t Blauwe Theehuis for the 1930’s Modernist architecture, as well as coffee or cocktail. Very popular summer terrace.

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