Hotel TwentySeven in Amsterdam

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Updated: May 30, 2022

• Location: Dam Square, opposite Madame Tussauds.
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• Hotel phone: +31-(0)20-218-2180
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Review of Hotel TwentySeven in Amsterdam.

This historical, all-suite TwentySeven hotel features opulent accommodations with luxurious furnishings, expensive mod-cons, magnificent bathrooms with jacuzzis, and one of Amsterdam’s most popular bars just steps from the Royal Palace.

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 and stained glass – vie for your attention alongside luxurious fabrics and a rich color scheme with plenty of crimson and gold, and punctuated by carefully curated contemporary works by the CoBrA art collective. All suites come with palatial marble bathrooms with jacuzzis 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.

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TwentySeven – Location

  • Area: Super-central location right on the main Dam Square in the Medieval Center. 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.
  • Address: Dam 27.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus & Tram – Dam (100m), Metro – Rokin (400m).
  • 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 (100m) from the hotel.
  • Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €50 from Schiphol Airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
  • Handy to: The Royal Palace, Dam Square, Amsterdam Museum.

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 jacuzzi.
  • 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: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +31-(0)20-218-2180
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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.

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.

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 • List of all Rooms
  • 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.

TwentySeven – Local Transport

  • Walking: Easy walking distance to Anne Frank House, Museum Quarter, attractions in the Medieval Center 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Rederij Kooij – Private canal tours in a vintage wooden boat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stromma – Open boat canal tours, hop-on, hop-off boats, and 100 Highlights canal cruise.
  • Lovers Canal Cruises – Hour-long, small boat canal cruises depart from the dock near the Anne Frank House.
  • Amsterdam City Tours – Coach tours depart for the Keukenhof flower gardens and Zaanse Schans windmills from the I Amsterdam tourist office.
  • Blue Boat Company – Open-boat cruises, themed kids’ cruises, evening cruises, and Hard Rock burger cruises.

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.
  • 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.
  • Mappa – Solid, no-nonsense Italian food: homemade pizza and ravioli, plus an excellent wine list of tipples from small producers.
  • TER Steakhouse – Prime cuts of meat seared to your specifications. Dinner bookings advisable.
  • Bangkok Amsterdam – Imaginative Dutch dishes with a Thai twist, friendly and efficient service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ivy & Bros – Inexpensive breakfasts, good coffee, and beautifully presented salads.

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.
  • De Drie Fleschjes – Characterful 17th century tasting house that specializes in liqueurs and jenevers. The accompanying snack of choice here is meatballs.
  • Café Oporto – This pint-sized brown café has friendly staff, football on TV, inexpensive beer, and a great location near Dam square.
  • Café Belgique – Chilled-out Belgian beer bar, with 8 brews on tap at the carved wooden bar, and many more bottled options.
  • The Tara – Maze-like Irish pub that’s a big expat favorite. Good for catching football on the big screen.
  • Bierfabriek Amsterdam – Hip, brasserie-style microbrewery with private tap tables, 4 own brews on tap, and an accompaniment of rustic dishes.
  • Café Schuim – Mural-bedecked grungy bar that gets seriously packed on weekends, and in the evenings. Younger crowd.
  • 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.

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • De Bierkoning – Over 1,500 bottled beers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
  • Old Amsterdam Cheese Store – Central branch of the famous cheese store. Get your Gouda goodies here.
  • Magna Plaza – Upmarket shopping mall, best for fashion, jewelry, and souvenirs.
  • Magic Mushroom Gallery – Branch of a popular smart shop chain, good for herbal ecstasy, ‘shrooms, marijuana, and accessories.
  • Laundry Industry – Urban wear for men and women by the eponymous Dutch design house.
  • Concrete – Locally-designed t-shirts, trainers, and jeans. Also doubles as an exhibition space for street art and photography.
  • By Popular Demand – Quirky, original gifts in the form of cool gadgets and hard-to-find home decor.
  • PGC Hajenius – Art deco tobacco emporium with private humidors and sumptuous smoking lounge.
  • Mark Raven Amsterdam Art – Mark Raven’s city scapes, posters, and t-shirt art.
  • 3D Hologrammen – Holographic art, jewelry, and homeware.
  • Hans Appenzeller – Local jewelry designer; original designs in gold and stone.

TwentySeven – The Hotel

Bar TwentySeven is very popular for its range of whiskies and signature cocktails.

Looking out onto Dam Square, Bar TwentySeven is plush and intimate, and popular with locals and guests alike due to its impressive selection of global whiskies and clever probiotic signature cocktails, some made with exclusive in-house ingredients. Open daily until 1am.

Bougainville serves seasonal, globally-inspired dishes with superb wine pairings.

Bougainville (6.30-10.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, plus exclusive lunch by reservation only) is in the same building as the hotel and serves seasonal, globally-inspired dishes with superb wine pairings. Reservations essential.

The Grand Master Suite comes with a particularly spacious living area.

The Junior Suite features modern amentities and art pieces from the CoBrA gallery.

The smallest of the suites, Junior Suite comes with standard amenities such as extensive climate control, ambiance lighting, a coffee maker, minibar, and a smart TV, as well as select art pieces from the CoBrA gallery.

The Tower Dream Suite boasts of panoramic views and an in-room jacuzzi.

Panoramic views from the bedroom window and an in-room jacuzzi are just some of the features of the Tower Dream Suite.

The Imperial Terrace Suite

The Imperial Terrace Suite comes with a private heated terrace overlooking Dam Square.

One of the Imperial Terrace Suite bathrooms is equipped with twin rain showers.

The Penthouse Suite features a giant porthole window overlooking the Medieval Center.

One of the defining features of the Penthouse Suite is its giant porthole window that looks out over the Medieval Center.

The Penthouse Suite offers excellent views of the Rokin.

View of the Rokin from the Penthouse Suite.

The Roof Loft Suite offers views of Dam Square.

The spacious living area of the Roof Loft Suite looks out over Dam Square.

The Roof Stage Suite is quite dramatic, and features a round bed.

The dramatic Roof Stage Suite also looks out onto Dam Square (with a telescope for guests), and comes with a unique round bed.

The Roof Stage Suite has a romantic jacuzzi with a view.

Romantic jacuzzi with a view in the Roof Stage Suite.

Nationaal Monument on Dam square

Dam square is Central Amsterdam’s busiest square, filled with visitors and buskers, and home to the Nationaal Monument, dedicated to WWII’s fallen.

The Royal Palace is an extremely popular tourist destination.

The big attraction here is the Royal Palace, the official residence of the King of the Netherlands. When the king’s away, you can check out the sumptuous rooms.

Nieuwe Kerk is known for its beautiful chancel and temporary exhibitions.

Just north of the Royal Palace, the 15th century Nieuwe Kerk is well worth a look for its beautiful oak chancel, and excellent temporary art and photography exhibitions.

Madame Tussau'ds is located on the corner of the square.

On the corner of the square, the Amsterdam branch of Madame Tussaud’s is the place to take selfies with wax figures of royalty and celebrities, if that’s your thing.

Magna Plaza houses upmarket jewelry shops and fashion boutiques.

Directly behind the Royal Palace is the Magna Plaza, a grand, upmarket shopping center filled with jewelry shops and fashion boutiques.

Mark Raven sells memorabilia highlighting Amsterdam.

A block north, the central branch of Mark Raven Amsterdam Art sells posters of Amsterdam cityscapes, and t-shirts adorned with Amsterdam scenery.

By Popular Demand sells cool gadgets and homeware.

Next door to the Magna Plaza is By Popular Demand, an original gift store that stands out among numerous tacky souvenir shops in the Medieval Center. Come here for cool gadgets and homeware.

Heading south from the Magna Plaza, busy Spuistraat is dotted with restaurants, bars, and a few shops. On the corner, just southwest of the Royal Palace, De Bierkoning is an excellent place to stock up on craft beers sourced both locally and elsewhere in Europe.

Café Schuim is more popular with the younger crowds.

Around the corner, the grungy Café Schuim is very much part of the younger local scene in contrast to largely touristy bars that cluster around nearby Spui square.

Concrete holds street art exhibitions and sells casual urbanwear.

Further south, Concrete occasionally hosts street art exhibitions, and sells casual urbanwear: locally-designed t-shirts, sneakers, and jeans.

Lucius is locally renowned for its seafood dishes and romantic ambience.

Across the street, Lucius has been a local institution for over 40 years. Refined seafood dishes, romantic ambience. Reservations highly recommended.

Magic Mushroom is recommended for its marijuana range, magic truffles, and accessories.

While most smart shops selling herbal highs are concentrated in the streets near Centraal Station and in the Red Light District, Magic Mushroom along this stretch of Spuistraat is recommended for its range of marijuana, magic truffles, and accessories.

Laundry Industry specializes in Dutch-designed urban wear.

A block east along St Lucienstraat, Laundry Industry is the most central branch of the Dutch design house, specializing in urban wear for men and women.

The Amsterdam Museum showcases 1,000 years of the city's history.

Right nearby, the Amsterdam Museum is an entertaining romp through 1,000 years of city history, complete with hands-on exhibits and dressing up opportunities for kids.

Art Plein Spui is held every Sunday at Spui square.

At its southern end, Spuistraat ends in Spui square, one of the most popular gathering spots in the Medieval Center. On Sundays, it hosts the Art Plein Spui, an outdoor book and art market.

Café de Dokter is an 18th century pub popular for its antiques, beer, and whisky.

The tiny medieval lanes just north of Spui hide numerous atmospheric bars. Café de Dokter is a tiny 18th century pub – Amsterdam’s smallest – decked out with eclectic antiques, and good for a beer or whisky (if you can squeeze in).

Canal cruise boats populate the Rokin canal.

Just east of Spui, the wide Rokin canal is busy with canal cruise boats during the day.

Allard Pierson Museum boasts a superb archaeological collection.

On the east side of the canal, the Allard Pierson Museum houses a superb archaeological collection, from ancient Greek ceramics and an Egyptian mummy to early Mesopotamian artifacts.

Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis is one of the city's best Dutch pancake houses.

Just north of the museum and facing the narrow Grimburgwal canal, the Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis is arguably the best place in town to try traditional Dutch pancakes (Anthony Bourdain thought so). It’s inside a tiny 16th century house, so reserve ahead.

Directly opposite, you can browse original gold jewellery designs at Hans Appenzeller. Or check out 3D holographic art and jewellery next door.

Bier Fabriek has private tap tables, rustic dishes, and its own brews.

From here, narrow Nez street, dotted with alternative theaters, runs back to Dam square. There’s a good microbrewery here, too: Bier Fabriek has private tap tables, and rustic dishes to accompany its brews.

Mappa offers good Italian dishes and wines from small producers.

A little way up the street, Mappa serves solid Italian dishes, accompanied by Italian wines from small producers.

Van Kerkwijk is known for its daily changing menu of Moroccan tagines and French dishes.

Nearer Dam is Van Kerkwijk, with its daily changing menu of Moroccan tagines, French dishes, and more.

Bubbles & Wines is a stylish place for wine and champagne.

Nearby, Bubbles & Wines surpasses most Amsterdam bars when it comes to sheer class: it’s a stylish place with dozens of wines and champagnes by the glass, and superb bar snacks to match.

PGC Hajenius is equally famous for its art deco interiors and cigars.

Rokin, the Medieval Center’s main thoroughfare, runs parallel to Nez. Near Spui square, PGC Hajenius is a tobacco emporium that’s worth a peek for its art deco interior. Buy your cigars here, and try them in a private humidor.

Adam & Siam is known for its Dutch-Thai fusion.

Rokin’s bars and restaurants are invariably touristy and vary in quality. Bangkok Amsterdam is consistently good for Dutch-Thai fusion.

The Tara is an extremely popular Irish pub.

Next door, The Tara is one of the city’s most popular Irish pubs, attracting a large expat and visitor crowd. Good for catching the game on the big screen.

FuLu Mandarijn serves authentic Sichuan and Cantonese dishes.

Closer to Dam, FuLu Mandarijn is a smart, mid-range Chinese option, with an extensive menu of authentic Sichuan and Cantonese dishes.

Café Oporto is popular for watching football while having beer.

North of Dam square, the Damrak thoroughfare takes you all the way to Centraal Station. Just north of the square, Café Oporto is an informal brown café popular with both visitors and locals, good for a beer and watching football on TV.

Branching off to the east, tiny Zoutstraat lane is home to several characterful bars. De Drie Freschjes, a 17th century tasting house, is the best place in central Amsterdam to sample a wide range of jenevers and other local liqueurs.

Café Belgique offers on tap and bottled brews.

A little further west, Café Belgique is a local favorite for Belgian beers, with 8 brews on tap, many more bottled ones, and a good little people-watching terrace.

Old Amsterdam Cheese Store is famous for its selection of Dutch cheeses.

Most shops along Damrak are heavily geared towards tourists. So is the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store, but it’s still an excellent place to pick up a range of Dutch cheeses as souvenirs.

Most canal cruise boat companies use the dock off Damrak.

Just off Damrak is the dock for most canal cruise boat companies. Have a look at a few, since some offer open-boat and small group tours that can explore the narrow, less well-trodden canals, while others have large boats that may only navigate the main canals.

Sexmuseum Amsterdam is the city's most popular erotic museum.

Across the street from the boat dock, Sexmuseum Amsterdam is the most entertaining of the city’s erotic museums, with several floors of the world’s earliest nude photos, X-rated ceramics through the ages, mannequins recreating scenes from the Red Light District, and more. Over-18s only.

TER Steakhouse is known for its expertly grilled cuts of meat.

Behind the hotel, Damstraat runs east towards the Red Light District. Just before Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal, TER Steakhouse has a solid reputation for its expertly grilled cuts of meat.

A block east, the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Gallery has entertaining exhibits on hemp art, marijuana cultivation, and the use of the ‘holy herb’ in religion.

Ivy & Bros is known for its imaginative salads and hearty breakfasts.

North along Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal, Ivy & Bros makes for an excellent lunch, breakfast, or coffee spot, with its imaginative salads and hearty breakfasts.

Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal is very picturesque.

The Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal is particularly picturesque, with the St Nicolaaskerk visible in the distance. Check rates and availability: TwentySeven.

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