by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 4, 2019
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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: https://www.hoteljlno76.com/en
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.