Hotelchain: Van der Valk
Location: Amsterdam – Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: vandervalkamsterdam.com
Located in a very interesting spot in Amsterdam East, Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is a brand new four star hotel. This Van der Valk hotel opened its doors in October 2018 and is a great asset for Amsterdam. Let me first tell you something about the location. Although it is not located in the center of Amsterdam, the center is reachable within 10 minutes as the metrostation Overamstel is only a few minutes away from the hotel and will take you to the city center in just minutes. I liked the area where the hotel is located and because of its height, the hotel offers stunning views over the Amstel and Amsterdam. Very nice!
When I entered the hotel I was wowed by the stunning lobby area. It just looks amazing… A contemporary designed place where it is great to hang out, enjoying a drink and making new friends. I just love the place, it is all about connectivity in a friendly and luxurious environment. I immediately noticed that Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is a pretty large hotel with 206 rooms.
After a friendly and efficient check-in, I was ready to explore the room. Actually, I didn’t stay at one of their stunning bedrooms, I got the honor to explore and experience their recently opened Penthouse Suite. I was amazed by how beautifully decorated this suite is. The Penthouse Suite at Van der Valk Amsterdam Amstel is extremely large with sitting and dining area and each inch is absolutely stunning! The comfortable lounger was great for relaxing and surfing on my iPad, the large designer desk was excellent for doing some work and the best was among the most comfortable bed I have slept in. I must also highlight the panoramic view over Amsterdam. For an ultra luxurious, decadent and romantic getaway, this definitely is the suite you should book!
Marble open bathroom both has a huge jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower.
One of the highlights at Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is their wellness area ‘De Tropen’. This gorgeous spa center is the place to relax and unwind! It offers a traditional Finish sauna, a steam room and infrared sauna. The best feature however is the gorgeous heated outdoor pool. The whole area is well designed and maintained in a very good way. Thumbs up!
At night I had dinner at Bar Moqum and I must say that the food and service were excellent! It is not just an ordinary hotel bar… I noticed several non hotel guests enjoying a delicious meal here. The menu is varied, from meat to fish, from healthy options to let’s say less healthy but yummy choices, it’s all there and prepared in an excellent way! As a main course I ordered the curry. It came with steamed rice and I enjoyed each bite. As a dessert I tried the Dame Blance which was prepared just the way I like it: the best vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce… mmmmmmm …
Restaurant Amstelle is their fine dining restaurant which looked pretty amazing. Although I did not eat there myself – based on the pictures and opinions of others – the food must be pretty good!
After all the eating and drinking, I was happy to find out that there’s a full sized fitness center ADAM.
Breakfast is served at Buffet restaurant ‘t IJ. As usual at any Van der Valk Hotel, the buffet style breakfast offers something for anyone. I particularly liked the smoothies and pancakes! They were so yummie! Do note that this restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner. At night, there’s a large buffet with all kinds of dishes and live cooking. I heard their pizzas are pretty delicious!
Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Amstel is a top notch four star property which I thoroughly enjoyed. Staff was very professional and kind, interior has been nicely designed and wellness area is among the best I have experienced in Amsterdam! It is not one of those formal luxury hotels, I felt at ease and was treated in a very kind yet professional way. Can’t wait to return!