by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 14, 2018
See Also: The Best Hotels in Amsterdam
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – One of Amsterdam’s grand dame hotels, right on the main square.
Landmark hotel right on Amsterdam’s main square, founded as a coffee shop by a tailor in the 1860’s, and expanded ever since. Rooms are simple and elegant: all clean lines and a white, grey, and maroon color scheme, all with espresso makers, and many with iPod docks. Sizeable bathrooms come with rain showers. The on-site dining ranks among the city’s best, service is efficient and professional, and the location is second to none.
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – Location
- Address: Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Dam.
- Area: Center-stage location right on bustling Dam Square, directly opposite the Royal Palace. Attractions, bars, and restaurants in the Medieval Centre and Red Light District are just minutes away on foot, the historic Canal Belt is a 5-minute walk away, and the Museum Quarter is a 15-minute tram ride away. The nearest tram stop is a minute’s stroll away.
- How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then the tram (4, 9, 16, 24, 25) to Dam stop, 1 minute’s walk from the hotel.
- Handy to: The Royal Palace, Dam Square, Amsterdam Museum.
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – The Basics
- Ages: The hotel is popular with couples and families on a city break, as well as business travelers. Children are welcome. Bar The Tailor is 18+.
- View: Some rooms overlook Dam Square; the rooms and suites higher up look over the Red Light District, whereas others face inner courtyards.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Royal and Presidential suites come with jacuzzis.
- Laundry: In-room laundry service.
- Parking: Parking available onsite; €50 per day.
- Extras: Multilingual staff are extremely well-informed and helpful. Private rooms are available for weddings and other events.
- 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: 020-544-9111
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.nh-collection.com/hotel/nh-collection-amsterdam-grand-hotel-krasnapolsky
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: Fully-equipped fitness center.
- For Disabled Guests: Wheelchair accessibility throughout the hotel, plus elevators with Braille.
- For Families: Cots, strollers, and babysitting services available on request, and there’s a children’s menu both at breakfast and at Grand Café Krasnapolsky.
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Overseen by one of the Netherlands’ top Michelin-starred chefs, The White Room (noon-1.30pm Thursday to Saturday, 6pm-10pm Tuesday to Saturday) serves delicate, beautifully-presented, globally-inspired fare against a backdrop of white stucco and chandeliers. Reservations essential. • $$$$ • Grand Café Krasnapolsky (10.30am-10.30pm) is the hotel’s informal brasserie option, complete with children’s menu, fantastic cakes, and terrific views of the Dam Square. • $$.
- Lounge/Bar: Bar The Tailor, named after the original profession of the hotel’s founder, and overseen by world-renowned mixologist Tess Posthumus, the creator of highly original cocktails; try “Cuban Mist”. Open until 1am (until midnight on Sundays).
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Extensive breakfast buffet available from 6.30am-10.30am (until noon on Sunday), complete with children’s dishes, in the frescoed 19th-century Winter Garden, complete with Victorian chandeliers and greenhouse roof; €35 per person.
- Room Service: Available 24/7.
NH Collection Amsterdan Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – Rooms
- Room Types: Superior Single • Superior Room • Superior Room with View • Premium Room • Premium Room with View • Premium Room with View and Terrace • Premium Triple Room • Premium Room XL • Premium Room XL with View • Family Quadruple Room • Suite • Suite with View • Royal Suite with Dam View • Presidential Suite with View and Terrace • Apartment
- Smoking Rooms: NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: The split-level Presidential Suite looks out over the rooftops of the Red Light District and the Oudezijds Voorburgival canal, and has a private rooftop terrace, as well as a bubble bath in 1 of its 2 bathrooms.
- For Families: There are family rooms with 2 king beds apiece, some of the Premium rooms come with an extra bed, the Presidential Suite has 2 bedrooms with a king-sized bed apiece, and all rooms can accommodate baby cribs.
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – Local Transport
- Walking: Easy walking distance to Anne Frank House, Museum Quarter, attractions in the Medieval Centre and the Red Light District, Nine Streets shopping neighborhood. Numerous restaurants, bars, and shops within a few minutes’ walk.
- Tram: Direct tram connections from the Dam stop to Centraal Station, southern canal ring and Leidseplein, plus 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.
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Offbeat Amsterdam: Amsterdam Red Light District Tours – Several options of Red Light District walking tour – with a group, with a private guide, and with exclusive private guides who’ve worked in the sex industry for decades. Start location: 2-minute walk.
- Prostitution Information Centre – Fascinating information center where you get the answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Amsterdam’s prostitution industry. Hour-long walking tours (€15 per person) depart from here at 5pm on Saturdays. Start location: 4-minute walk.
- Rederij Kooij – Private canal tours in a vintage wooden boat. Start location: 5-minute walk.
- Stromma – Open boat canal tours, hop-on, hop-off boats, and 100 Highlights canal cruise. Start location: 6-minute walk.
- That Dam Guide – Intimate, small-group, 2-hour tours that provide an excellent all-round view of the sex industry. Guides explain Amsterdam’s laws and working conditions, and point out the good and bad sex shops, peep shops, live theaters, and strip clubs. Start location: 7-minute walk.
- Amsterdam City Tours – Coach tours depart for the Keukenhof flower gardens and Zaanse Schans windmills from the I Amsterdam tourist office. Start location: 10-minute walk.
- Lovers Canal Cruises – Hour-long, small boat canal cruises depart from the dock near the Anne Frank House. Start location: 11-minute walk.
- Blue Boat Company – Open-boat cruises, themed kids’ cruises, evening cruises, and Hard Rock burger cruises. Start location: 16-minutes.
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Van Kerkwijk – Intimate, subtly-lit little place with a daily changing menu of French classics, Moroccan tajines, curries, and other internationally-inspired dishes. 2-minute walk.
- Mappa – Solid, no-nonsense Italian food: homemade pizza and ravioli, plus an excellent wine list of tipples from small producers. 3-minute walk.
- FuLu Mandarijn – Good mix of Cantonese and Sichuan dishes in smart surroundings. Offerings include dim sum, sea bass in hot chili broth, Kung Pao chicken, and Peking duck with pancakes. 3-minute walk.
- TER Steakhouse – Prime cuts of meat seared to your specifications. Dinner bookings advisable. 4-minute walk.
- Ivy & Bros – Inexpensive breakfasts, good coffee, and beautifully presented salads. 4-minute walk.
- Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis – Traditional Dutch pancakes in tiny 16th-century house, sampled by Anthony Bourdain in The Layover. Reserve ahead, as there are only 4 tables. 5-minute walk.
- Adam & Siam – Imaginative Dutch dishes with a Thai twist, friendly and efficient service. 6-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 strongly advised. 6-minute walk.
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Bubbles & Wines – This sleek wine bar attracts a lively, stylish clientele with its 50+ wines and champagnes by the glass, and superb bar snacks. 2-minute walk.
- Café Oporto – This pint-sized brown café has friendly staff, football on TV, inexpensive beer, and a great location near Dam square. 3-minute walk.
- Café Belgique – Chilled-out Belgian beer bar, with 8 brews on tap at the carved wooden bar, and many more bottled options. 3-minute walk.
- De Drie Fleschjes – Characterful 17th-century tasting house that specializes in liqueurs and jenevers. The accompanying snack of choice here is meatballs. 4-minute walk.
- Bierfabriek Amsterdam – Hip, brasserie-style microbrewery with private tap tables, 4 own brews on tap, and an accompaniment of rustic dishes. 4-minute walk.
- The Tara – Maze-like Irish pub that’s a big expat favorite. Good for catching football on the big screen. 4-minute walk.
- Café Schuim – Mural-bedecked grungy bar that gets seriously packed on weekends, and in the evenings. Younger crowd. 5-minute walk.
- Café de Dokter – Amsterdam’s smallest pub, run by the descendants of the doctor who founded it in 1798. Expect candlelight, chandeliers, and atmospheric bric-a-brac, plus good whiskies and beer. 7-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- De Bierkoning – Over 1,500 bottled beers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the UK. 3-minute walk.
- Old Amsterdam Cheese Store – Central branch of the famous cheese store. Get your Gouda goodies here. 4-minute walk.
- Magna Plaza – Upmarket shopping mall, best for fashion, jewelry, and souvenirs. 4-minute walk.
- By Popular Demand – Quirky, original gifts in the form of cool gadgets and hard-to-find home decor. 5-minute walk.
- PGC Hajenius – Art deco tobacco emporium with private humidors and sumptuous smoking lounge. 5-minute walk.
- Mark Raven Amsterdam Art – Mark Raven’s city scapes, posters, and t-shirt art. 5-minute walk.
- Laundry Industry – Urban wear for men and women by the eponymous Dutch design house. 5-minute walk.
- Hans Appenzeller – Local jewelry designer; original designs in gold and stone. 5-minute walk.
- 3D Hologrammen – Holographic art, jewelry, and homeware. 5-minute walk.
- Concrete – Locally-designed t-shirts, trainers, and jeans. Also doubles as an exhibition space for street art and photography. 6-minute walk.
- Magic Mushroom Gallery – Branch of a popular smart shop chain, good for herbal ecstasy, ‘shrooms, marijuana, and accessories. 6-minute walk.