This was my very first experience staying in a W Hotel and coming to the Netherlands – it was quite the experience. I was on a 10 day journey through Europe via rail on Thalys. Amsterdam is such a fun and unique city to visit while traveling through Europe – I highly recommend it.
What I loved most about the W Hotel in Amsterdam is that it has a mix of urban, modern and upscale vibes throughout, it was walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and in my opinion, the best rooftop pool in the city.
While there are plenty of hotels in the city, you should decide where to stay in Amsterdam based on what you like at hotels, what you want to be close to in the city and what your itinerary holds.
When you come to check into the hotel, you take an elevator up to the 6th floor and it opens to this light and airy room with minimal touches and friendly staff.
After checking in, I took the elevator down to my room. My room was on the second floor and I could see the beautiful streets of Amsterdam from the second I walked in. The room I stayed in was called ‘Cozy Exchange.’ It was an open floor plan with the bathroom in the room, pops of color throughout and a perfect minibar. The room was cozy and functional – offering a pillow top mattress, 400 thread count sheets, a work space, flat screen TV, a sitting area, private toilet, and humorous touches.
The Duchess and Mr. Porter are the primary dining rooms for the hotel. During my stay I had lunch at Mr. Porter. The minimalist yet modern design of the restaurant set the tone of the dining. Eating fresh bread, chicken liver and millefeuille for dessert, I left a very happy customer.
The hotel also has a lounge, the W Lounge. The lounge offers you a 360 degree view of the city on the 6th floor of the hotel.
You can make a reservation for all three establishments online or by phone.
- Amsterdam Museum
- Madame Tussauds
- Amsterdam Dungeon
- Red Light District
- Address: Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam, 1012 VN, Netherlands
- Phone: +31 (0)20 – 811 2500
- Check in: 3:00pm and Check out: 12:00pm
- Pets welcome
- SPG Category 6
- Distance from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: about 25 minutes via taxi and about 17 minutes via rail
- Free WiFi
Disclosure: I was a guest of Rail Europe on a press trip. As always, opinions are entirely my own.