Location: Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: kimptondewitthotel.com
Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam is the first Kimpton hotel in Europe and I heard amazing things about this brand so I was really happy to experience it myself. First of all, you can’t beat the location! Kimpton De Witt is located in the middle of it all, all major attractions Amsterdam has to offer are within walking distance. If you are traveling by train, the central station is only a few steps away. Very convenient!
Although the outside building isn’t really appealing as it was built in the 80’s, I was very surprised with the interior design. The contemporary designed lobby is beautiful and I loved the typical Dutch touches such as the white/blue Delft inspired tiles. The hotel opened in May 2017 and of course everything still looked brand new.
I appreciated their ‘living room’, filled with cozy sitting areas all over the place. Just stunning! By the way, every night from 5pm-6pm they serve complimentary wine in the living room. The perfect place to meet and chat with international travelers all over the world. Not into wine? All day complimentary tea is available as well. It are those small touches that makes Kimpton De Witt one of the best hotels in Amsterdam!
Check-in was very efficient and professional. Check-in staff guide their guests to the elevators which is very accommodating and kind.
I stayed in a beautiful decorated deluxe room. The room had a great size and smelled amazing! I should definitely highlight the amazing bed… honestly, one of the best beds I’ve ever slept in! Other things I liked about the room were the small golden blue tooth speaker and designer furniture such as the colorful chair. Even the bird-shaped bedside lights are fun to watch. It’s all about details, right?
Bathroom, again with the white/blue tiles, featured bathtub with rainshower and single sink. The local Marie-Stella-Maris toiletries were great! Kimpton De Witt loves to work with local products and producers.
After exploring the room, I went down to explore more about this hotel. I noticed a small city garden right in the middle of the hotel. Just stunning! Too bad the weather wasn’t too great, I can imagine that surfing on my iPad or reading a book here in the middle of the summer would be fantastic! The small garden with swings truly is a hidden gem of this great hotel!
The House Bar is the main bar of Kimpton De Witt. Amazing how they kept the original elements and combined them with modern contemporary touched and furniture. This is the best place to enjoy fancy cocktails. I liked the overall ambiance. The menu is varied and quality of drinks are good. Make sure to order some typical Dutch specialties like the ‘Bitterballen’.
Kimpton De Witt has its own on site restaurant, Wyers with an American styled cuisine. The place is beautifully decorated. This is also where they serve breakfast. Did you know that Kimpton De Witt does not offer a buffet style breakfast? That is right, only à la carte options. I liked it, it makes it more personal and it gave this extra little touch to the breakfast. The home made granola with Greek yoghurt and honey was to die for. As a main course I ordered some fried eggs with bacon and loved every single bite! Breakfast at Kimpton De Witt is something to look forward to!
After breakfast I went down to the gym which has a great size and offers all the necessary equipment. By the way, each guest can rent a bike to explore Amsterdam at no additional cost. Trust me, there’s no better way to explore this beautiful city by bike! Next to the fitness center is a small business center with complimentary printing facilities.
I love love love Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam! There’s something special about this place and I felt great throughout my stay. Highly recommended!