by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 10, 2018
Hotel TwentySeven – Suite-only boutique hotel in the heart of the city.
Comprising just sixteen individually-designed suites, the exclusive Hotel TwentySeven is a seamless blend of opulence and elegance right in the heart of the city. The interior is the direct opposite of “less is more”. Period features from the original 1916 building – decorative tiling, stained glass – vie for your attention alongside luxurious fabrics and a rich color scheme, with plenty of crimson and gold, punctuated by carefully curated contemporary works by the CoBrA art collective. All suites come with palatial marble bathrooms with whirlpool baths and rain showers, and the onsite bar is among the best in Amsterdam, but it’s the highly personalized service that sets Hotel TwentySeven apart.
Hotel TwentySeven – Location
- Address: Dam 27, 1012 JS Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Dam.
- Area: Super-central location right on the main Dam Square in the Medieval Centre. Right next to the historic canal ring; numerous dining options, bars, and shops nearby; walkable (or short tram ride) to the Anne Frank House, the Museum Quarter, and Centraal Station. Short walk from attractions in the historic canal belt and the Red Light District.
- 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 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
- Handy to: The Royal Palace, Dam Square, Amsterdam Museum.
Hotel TwentySeven – The Basics
- Ages: There’s an adult feel to the hotel, and most guests tend to be couples on a romantic vacation, though babies and children can be accommodated.
- View: Occupying floors 3 to 7 of a historic building, all suites offer views of Dam Square. The best views are from the Rooftop, Penthouse, and Terrace suites.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Each suite comes with a whirlpool bath.
- Laundry: In-room laundry service.
- Extras: Each suite comes with a personalized butler service. Personal assistants, personal shoppers, and private tour guides available on request. There’s a guest-only VIP lounge next to the bar, and minibars in the suites come stocked with an excellent selection of wines and champagnes. 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: 020-218-2180
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: https://www.hoteltwentyseven.com/
Hotel TwentySeven – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa, but the rain showers in the bathrooms double as steam rooms.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center, but arrangements can be made in-room, from personal trainers and yoga instructors to specialized fitness equipment.
- For Disabled Guests: Not suitable for guests with disabilities.
- For Families: Baby cots can be supplied, and babysitting services are available on request.
Hotel TwentySeven – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Bougainville (6.30pm-10.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, plus exclusive lunch by reservation only) is located on the 3rd floor, with views of Dam Square and the Royal Palace. Choose between a 5 (€75) or 7-course (€100) dinner of elegant, seasonal, globally-inspired dishes. Wine pairings highly recommended. Reservation only. • $$$$.
- Lounge/Bar: With velvet seats, candlelight, bar made out of Iranian onyx, and great views of Dam Square, Bar TwentySeven is a stylish watering hole popular with Amsterdammers and guests alike, offering an impressive selection of global whiskys and clever probiotic signature cocktails, some made with exclusive in-house ingredients. Open daily until 1am. At Bougainville restaurant, consult world-renowned sommelier Lendl Mijnhijmer about wine tastings and wine pairings.
- Breakfast: Complimentary continental buffet breakfast available from 8-11am, with eggs prepared to order.
- Room Service: 24-hour room service available from Bougainville.
Hotel TwentySeven – Rooms
- Room Types: Junior Suite • One-Bedroom Suite • Two-Bedroom Suite • Grand Master Suite • Tower Dream Suite • Rooftop Loft Suite • Penthouse Suite • Grand Terrace Suite • Residential Terrace Suite • Imperial Terrace Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Rooms at Hotel TwentySeven are 100% smoke-free, but there’s a smoking area attached to Bar TwentySeven.
- Best Room: The triangle-shaped Rooftop Stage Suite features the most dramatic design, with a round bed and a telescope for peering through the round window overlooking Dam Square, while the Imperial Terrace Suite comes with a heated outdoor terrace overlooking the city’s most popular square.
- For Families: No family rooms.
Hotel TwentySeven – 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.
Hotel TwentySeven – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- 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: 1-minute walk.
- Offbeat Amsterdam: Red Light District Walking Tours – Entertaining 90-minute tours that depart from Dam square, and take in the history of the sex worker industry and highlights such as a peep show, hidden street art, and the Amsterdam Museum of Prostitution. Start location: 1-minute walk.
- Rederij Kooij – Private canal tours in a vintage wooden boat. Start location: 5-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: 5-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: 8-minute walk.
- Stromma – Open boat canal tours, hop-on, hop-off boats, and 100 Highlights canal cruise. Start location: 9-minute walk.
- Lovers Canal Cruises – Hour-long, small boat canal cruises depart from the dock near the Anne Frank House. Start location: 10-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.
- Blue Boat Company – Open-boat cruises, themed kids’ cruises, evening cruises, and Hard Rock burger cruises. Start location: 15-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.
- 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. 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.
- TER Steakhouse – Prime cuts of meat seared to your specifications. Dinner bookings advisable. 3-minute walk.
- Adam & Siam – Imaginative Dutch dishes with a Thai twist, friendly and efficient service. 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. 4-minute walk.
- Anna – White tablecloths, imaginative modern Dutch fare, terrific list of global and organic wines, and a fine location overlooking the Oude Kerk. 4-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. 5-minute walk.
- Ivy & Bros – Inexpensive breakfasts, good coffee, and beautifully presented salads. 5-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. 1-minute walk.
- De Drie Fleschjes – Characterful 17th century tasting house that specializes in liqueurs and jenevers. The accompanying snack of choice here is meatballs. 3-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.
- The Tara – Maze-like Irish pub that’s a big expat favorite. Good for catching football on the big screen. 3-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.
- Café Schuim – Mural-bedecked grungy bar that gets seriously packed on weekends, and in the evenings. Younger crowd. 4-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. 6-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.
- Magic Mushroom Gallery – Branch of a popular smart shop chain, good for herbal ecstasy, ‘shrooms, marijuana, and accessories. 4-minute walk.
- Laundry Industry – Urban wear for men and women by the eponymous Dutch design house. 4-minute walk.
- Concrete – Locally-designed t-shirts, trainers, and jeans. Also doubles as an exhibition space for street art and photography. 5-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.
- 3D Hologrammen – Holographic art, jewelry, and homeware. 5-minute walk.
- Hans Appenzeller – Local jewelry designer; original designs in gold and stone. 5-minute walk.