Sir Adam Hotel in Amsterdam

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Updated: May 26, 2022

• Location: Overhoekplein, across the water from Centraal Station.
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• Hotel phone: +31-(0)20-215-9510
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Review of Sir Adam Hotel in Amsterdam Noord.

The music-themed Sir Adam features luxurious and colorful rooms with magnificent views, an excellent restaurant and bar, and a popular rooftop terrace with a swing that goes over the edge.

Sir Adam – Music-themed contemporary hotel in Amsterdam Noord with a roof swing.

Occupying a revamped 70’s skyscraper, Sir Adam Hotel is a hip, contemporary hotel, an artists’ hub, and a popular nightspot. Rooms are all grained wood and shades of grey, with record players and vintage vinyl, music-themed art, king-sized beds, and vast floor-to-ceiling windows. The Butcher restaurant in the lobby doubles as a popular meeting spot for young Amsterdammers, and the viewing platform and extreme swing on the roof are among Amsterdam’s most popular attractions. Young multilingual staff; excellent service.

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Sir Adam – Location

  • Area: Waterfront location across the IJ waterway from Amsterdam’s Centraal Station. It’s a free 5-minute ferry ride from Amsterdam’s Medieval Center with its numerous attractions (ferries run every 10 minutes or so until midnight), and walking distance from a number of Amsterdam Noord attractions, cafes and restaurants. Amsterdam Noord is a large, spread-out neighborhood, so renting a bicycle is the best way to see its outlying attractions.
  • Address: Overhoekplein 7.
  • Nearest Transport: Metro & Tram – Centraal Station (1 km), Ferry – Buiksloterweg (300m).
  • How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then the free 5-minute ferry from behind the station to Veer Buiksloterweg, right across the IJ waterway.
  • 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: A’DAM Tower observation platform, Medieval Center, Centraal Station.

Sir Adam – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests tend to be couples, friends or solo travelers on a city break. There is no adults-only policy, but the facilities are not geared towards children.
  • View: Great city views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms, and lofty 360-degree views of the IJ waterway and central Amsterdam from the rooftop viewing platform.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No jacuzzi.
  • Laundry: In-room laundry service.
  • Parking: Parking available at €38 per day.
  • Extras: Guests get discounted access to the A’DAM Tower observation platform (€10 instead of €13, free after 9pm); hotel has bicycles for hire; public spaces include a vinyl music library, vintage arcade games and pinball machines; the staff can organize quirky, personalized tours of the city. The subterranean nightclub beneath the building, Shelter, hosts regular DJ sets.
  • 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: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +31-(0)20-215-9510
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Sir Adam – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: Fitness center with personal trainers available. Yoga classes. In-room massage can be arranged.
  • For Disabled Guests: Elevator access.
  • For Families: No specific family-friendly amenities.

Sir Adam – Food and Drink

  • RestaurantThe Butcher Social Club is located on the hotel’s ground floor, and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gourmet burgers, baby back ribs, sliders, salads, smoothies, boozy milkshakes. Decor is retro 70’s. No kids’ menu. $$.
  • Lounge/BarThe Butcher Social Club becomes a hip nightspot in the evenings, with excellent cocktails and DJ sets on weekends. Open daily until 1am.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Served 8-11am in The Butcher; items range from €6-€13.
  • Room Service: Available from The Butcher Social Club around the clock.

Sir Adam – Rooms

  • Room Types: Sir Boutique • Sir Deluxe • Sir Deluxe City View • Sir Deluxe Corner • Sir Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Sir Adam is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: Sir Suite features a free-standing bath in the semi-open-plan bathroom, an acoustic Gibson guitar for guest use, and sweeping views of the historic city center and the IJ waterway.
  • For Families: No family rooms.

Sir Adam – Local Transport

  • Walking: Amsterdam Noord attractions such as This Is Holland and EYE Film Institute are just a couple of minutes’ walk, but to reach attractions further out, you need a bicycle. If you take the ferry across to the Centraal Station, the attractions in the Medieval Center and Red Light District are within easy walking distance; walkable to the historic canal ring.
  • Tram/Ferry: Amsterdam’s tram hub is in front of Centraal Station, with connections to every corner of the city. The nearest free ferry stop, Veer Buiksloterweg, is a 3-minute walk (300m).
  • 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 the ferry.

Sir Adam – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • Sir Explore – Specialized tours of Amsterdam, from vinyl hunting and vintage shop hopping to Red Light District by night, and charter boat rides. Various locations.
  • Bungee Amsterdam – Throw yourself off the top of Crane Faralda Hotel while attached to a bungee cord. Start location: 3 km.
  • Pannenkoekenboot – 75-minute city cruises in a covered boat, specialized family cruises, and pancake cruises. Start location: 4 km.

Best Nearby Restaurants and Cafes

  • Moon – Revolving restaurant on the 19th floor of A’DAM Tower with 360-degree views. Contemporary Dutch dishes, seasonal produce.
  • Café Modern – Daily changing multi-course menu, seasonal ingredients, good craft beer and wine selection. (800m).
  • Café de Ceuvel – Open-air waterfront terrace, art and music events, creative cooking, emphasis on local and sustainable produce. (2 km).
  • Skatecafe – Laid-back skater hangout with indoor skate track, varied international fare (Peking duck, falafel salad), good beer. (2.5 km).
  • Hotel de Goudfazant – Expertly-prepared modern French cuisine inside former shipyard building. (2.5 km).
  • Noorderlicht – Imaginative sandwiches and salads, plus vegetarian Indonesian dishes, and good coffee. (3 km).
  • Cannibale Royale du Nord – Cheese steak and pulled pork sandwiches for lunch, gourmet burgers and steaks in the evening. (3 km).

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Tolhuistuin – Summer-only cultural space, beer garden, outdoor cinema, acoustic bands. (150m).
  • Oedepus Brewing – One of Amsterdam’s best craft beer breweries. (2 km).
  • Café ‘t Sluisje – Traditional pub in a historic building, canal-side outdoor terrace, comfort food. (3.5 km).
  • Pllek – Hip café/bar made of shipping containers, with an urban beach and good beer. DJ sets on weekends, and open-air movie nights on Tuesdays (June-September). (4 km).

Nearby Shopping

  • IJ-Hallen – Biggest flea market in Europe, with 750 stands. Takes place once or twice monthly. (3 km).

Sir Adam – The Hotel

One can take the free ferry from Centraal Station to reach Sir Adam.

Sir Adam is easily reachable from Centraal Station via a 4-minute ferry hop (free ferries run till midnight).

The view of the hotel and EYE Film Institute from the ferry.

The view from the ferry across the IJ waterway as you approach Sir Adam from Centraal Station.

The lobby features vintage arcade games for guests.

There are vintage arcade games and pinball machines in the lobby for the guests’ entertainment.

The hotel features a strong music theme throughout.

The music theme is strong throughout the hotel.

There is even a vinyl library for the guests.

Public spaces include a vinyl music library for guest use on the 1st floor.

The hotel gym is small but well-equipped.

There’s a small but well-equipped gym, and personal trainers are available on request.

The breakfast buffet at The Butcher is extensive.

The breakfast spread at The Butcher includes hot and cold dishes.

The Butcher serves excellent gourmet burgers.

During the day, The Butcher on the ground floor is a social hub and restaurant serving gourmet burgers.

The Butcher is a popular hangout spot in the evenings.

In the evenings, the Butcher becomes a happening night spot; the bar serves excellent cocktails and there are frequent DJ sets.

The Sir Suite features an acoustic Gibson guitar for guests.

Sir Suite comes with an acoustic Gibson for guest use.

The Deluxe Corner rooms feature Crosley Cruiser record players and retro phones.

The Deluxe Corner rooms look out over the IJ waterway and central Amsterdam beyond, and come with Crosley Cruiser record players and retro phones.

The Sir Suite offers great views of the IJ waterway and historic city center.

The Sir Suite comes with a free-standing tub, great views of the IJ waterway and the historic city center, and a spacious chill-out area.

All rooms have binoculars that guests can use.

All rooms come with binoculars so that guests can enjoy closeups of the Amsterdam panorama.

The Deluxe Corner Rooms rain shower offers great views of the city.

Views of the IJ from the rain shower in the Deluxe Corner room.

Sir Boutique rooms are the coziest and very well-furnished.

Sir Boutique rooms are the coziest, and are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views, electric guitars, and Crosley Cruiser record players.

All bathrooms feature large rain showers.

Oversized rain showers are a standard feature in all the rooms.

Deluxe City View rooms offer panoramic views of the city.

Deluxe City View rooms enjoy panoramic views of the IJ waterway and the historic center.

Deluxe Rooms offer views of Amsterdam Noord.

Deluxe rooms look out over Amsterdam Noord.

The hotel features several cozy spaces for its guests.

There are many cozy nooks and chillout spaces for guests on the ground and 1st floors of the hotel.

The Moon restaurant on the 19th floor serves modern Dutch cuisine.

Located on the 19th floor of the A’DAM Tower, Moon restaurant offers 360-degree views of the city, and serves modern Dutch cuisine (evenings only).

The A’DAM Tower roof terrace offers great views of Amsterdam Noord.

The A’DAM Tower roof terrace is an Amsterdam attraction in its own right, with terrific views of Amsterdam Noord plus the Medieval Center across the IJ waterway.

The extreme swing on top of the tower takes guests over the edge of the building.

Up on the A’DAM Tower terrace, the extreme swing takes you right over the edge of the building.

The entire Amsterdam Noord neighborhood can be viewed from the hotel's terrace.

View of Amsterdam Noord from the A’DAM Tower roof terrace.

One can see the ferry dock from the A'DAM Tower roof terrace.

View of the ferry dock from the A’DAM Tower roof terrace.

The hotel's rooftop offers great views of Centraal Station and the Medieval Center.

A’DAM Tower roof terrace view of Centraal Station and the Medieval Center beyond.

EYE Film Institute holds film screenings and features an excellent cafe.

The EYE Film Institute nearby holds contemporary film screenings and has an excellent café.

This is Holland is a popular entertainment center behind the hotel.

Just behind the hotel, This is Holland is a multi-sensory experience that simulates your flying over the country’s top attractions.

Café Ceuvel hosts art and music events.

Café Ceuvel offers creative, sustainable cooking, and hosts art and music events in a quiet canal-side location.

Café ‘t Slusje is along the hisoric Nieuwendammerdijk street.

Cycling to the Café ‘t Slusje for a pint takes you past historic houses along Nieuwendammerdijk street.

Tolhuistuin hosts music events and movies, and features a beer garden.

Tolhuistuin, a summer-only cultural space, hosts music events, outdoor movies, and has a beer garden.

Hotel de Goudfazant serves French dishes in a former shipyard building.

In a former shipyard building, and popular with day tour groups from the city, Hotel de Goudfazant serves French cuisine.

Café Modern serves a daily-changing menu.

Daily changing multi-course menus served at Café Modern.

Cannibale Royale is popular for its burgers and steaks.

Cannibale Royale, open evenings and on weekends, is locally renowned for its burgers and steaks.

Noorderlicht is a converted greenhouse, and is very popular for lunch.

A converted greenhouse, Noorderlicht is a popular lunch spot good for Indonesian veggie dishes, burgers, sandwiches and salads.

The renovated NDSM wareshouses host regular art events.

The revamped NDSM warehouses host regular art projects.

The street art at NSDM Wharf is amazing.

The NDSM wharf is one of the best places in Amsterdam for street art.

Oedipus craft brewery is popular on weekends and evenings.

One of the most celebrated craft breweries in Amsterdam, Oedipus comes to life evenings and weekends.

Pllek is a popular summer hotspot.

A summer hotspot off the NDSM wharf, Pllek has an urban beach and hosts outdoor movie screenings and DJ sets.

SkateCafe is a cafe within a skater park.

SkateCafe is half-skater park, half-hip diner serving global crowd-pleasers. Check rates and availability: Sir Adam.

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