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Museum Suites – History meets creature comforts in the Museum Quarter.
This intimate boutique hotel is located inside a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion – the private residence of the first director of the Rijksmuseum. The decor of the four sumptuous, individually-decorated suites is inspired by famous artists whose work appears at the nearby museums: Rembrandt, Mondrian, Van Gogh, and De Vermeer. The original fireplaces and decorated high ceilings of the mansion are combined with a plethora of mod cons including iPod docks, DVD players and DVDs, smart TVs, and Nespresso machines. The location is ideal for museum-hopping, and service is helpful.
Museum Suites – Location
- Address: Willemsparkweg 113, 1071 GV Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Cornelis Shuytstraat.
- Area: Well-heeled neighborhood near the southern boundary of Vondelpark, a 10-minute walk from the 3 heavyweight art museums of the Museum Quarter, and an even shorter walk from a cluster of fashion boutiques. The historic canal ring and the Medieval Centre are a short tram ride away, while Centraal Station is around 25 minutes by tram.
- How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #2 to the Cornelis Schuytstraat stop, 2 minute’s walk from the hotel.
- Handy to: Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark.
Museum Suites – The Basics
- Ages: Guests tend to be couples on a romantic getaway or city break, along with a few families. All ages are allowed.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Jacuzzi in the Rembrandt Suite.
- Laundry: In-room laundry service.
- Extras: Piano for guest use; staff can book tickets to museums and attractions.
- 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: 020-331-8300
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: museumsuites.com
Museum Suites – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center but the nearby Vondelpark is ideal for running.
- For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for disabled guests.
- For Families: Under-4’s stay for free; high chairs and cots available.
- Other Facilities: Airport shuttle service (extra charge).
Museum Suites – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: No onsite dining, but there are numerous restaurants and cafes an easy walk away.
- Lounge/Bar: Minibars in the rooms but no bar onsite. Several bars and pubs within easy walking distance.
- Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included in the price, served 7.30-10.30 am.
- Room Service: No room service besides breakfast in bed.
Museum Suites – Rooms
- Room Types: Deluxe Suite • Suite with Spa Bath • Suite with Terrace • One-Bedroom Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Museum Suites is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: The spacious Rembrandt Suite on the second floor features an original 19th-century fireplace, underfloor heating in the bathroom, a whirlpool tub, and street views, while the contemporary Mondrian Suite on the top floor looks out over the tranquil garden and benefits from plenty of natural light, but has a rain shower rather than whirlpool tub.
- For Families: Suites can accommodate a baby cot, and the Vermeer Suite has a foldout sofa bed, but no family rooms per se.
Museum Suites – Local Transport
- Walking: Easy walking distance to Vondelpark, the Museum Quarter, and the fashion boutiques along Cornelis Schuytstraat and P.C. Hooftstraat.
- Tram: Direct tram connections from the nearby Cornelis Schuytstraat stop to Centraal Station (20 minutes) via the historic canal ring (6 minutes) and the Medieval Centre (14 minutes).
- 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.
Museum Suites – What’s Nearby?
Nearby Restaurants and Cafes>
Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Café Welling – Old-school café-bar behind the Concertgebouw, attracting arty and literary types, and post-concert musicians. 5-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. 6-minute walk.
- Tunes Bar – Imaginative gin cocktails (among others) executed with flair at this stylish bar inside the Conservatorium Hotel. 6-minute walk.
- Vida – 1 of 4 branches of the popular Spanish taperia and wine bar; gets busy in the evenings. 8-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- & Klevering Zuid – Hip homeware by own brand, &k Amsterdam, as well as the likes of Marimekko, HAY, and Vitra. 2-minute walk.
- Nikkie – Street-smart women’s fashion designed by former Dutch actress Nikkie Plessen. 2-minute walk.
- Manwood – Heels, boots, shoes, sneakers, and other stylish men’s and women’s footwear by Dutch designers and several select international labels. 2-minute walk.
- Buise – Upscale women’s wear, including sweatshirts by Paul & Joe Sister, floral prints by Black Coral, and jackets by Isabel Marant. 3-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. 3-minute walk.
- Ennu – Men’s and women’s fashion from the likes of If Six Was Nine, Rick Owens, LGB, and Ann Demeulemeester. 3-minute walk.
- 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. 9-minute walk.
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