Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken

Jan Luykenstraat 58, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1071 CS

Price from: £72

A bedroom at the Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#16 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
3.7
3.7
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
3.7
3.7
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Art, Relaxation

Expert review of Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken

Classy but keenly priced hotel, perfectly placed for art lovers.

If you want a mid-priced, mid-sized, well-run and comfy hotel with no nasty surprises, as close as possible to the city's two most popular repositories of fine art, then the Jan Luyken is ideal. (Bilderberg is the name of a chain of 20 Dutch hotels, by the way). I've visited the hotel numerous times over the years, and stayed here, and have found standards to be reliably high.

Location: 

The three interjoining late 19th-century salmon- and red-brick buildings are on a quiet residential street, about three minutes' walk from the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Equally close are the trendy shops on PC Hooftstraat.

Bedrooms: 

An understated contemporary style sets the tone: expect large, dark wood bed headboards, plumped up cushions, sophisticated lighting, good-quality music systems, and smart bathrooms with white tiling and black-and-white floors. Standard rooms can be on the small side, while superior rooms can be really spacious, and in some cases have balconies large enough to sit out on. There are also business rooms with desks equipped with a filing tray, calculator and stapler!

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Public areas: 

A rather swish little bar, with blue-and-white striped carpeting and French windows on to a pretty, creeper-covered courtyard patio, lies off the back of the reception. There's also a smart but rather soulless sitting room, and, downstairs, a mirror-lined breakfast room.

Eating and drinking: 

Decent buffet breakfasts include hot dishes and mini Dutch pancakes. Cocktails, tea/coffee and light snacks are served in the bar and on the patio.

Leisure facilities: 

A "spa" room, with sunbed, massage chair, sauna and whirlpool bath, is rented out for 90-minute sessions for 35 euros.

Service: 

Enthusiastic and correct.

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Who stays there: 

A refined, middle-aged or older lot.

Price advice: 

Superior rooms cost around 30 euros more than standard ones. Breakfast costs 15 euros per person extra if you book it in advance online, more if you pay at the hotel. 

Pros: 
Proximity to art museums
Smart bedrooms
Good service
Cons: 
Breakfast is expensive
Internet access costs extra

More information on Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken:

Price from:
£72
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Jan Luykenstraat 58, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1071 CS
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service

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