 10 923 reviews

The Albus Design Boutique Hotel Amsterdam

Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands Access

The Albus Design Boutique Hotel Amsterdam

Stunning design hotel - great location in city centre - next to rembrandt square - easy accesible by tram buses subway train taxi car - 100% smoke free - free coffee tea - free newspapers - free mineral water - free business center - free secure wifi - lounge with fireplace - porter service - roomservice no surcharge - a la carte restaurant - trendy bar - organic breakfast - design furniture - 32 inch HD TV entertainment system - memory foam matresses - egyptian cotton bedlinen - large working desk - large closet - laptop safe with charger - hypoallergenic rooms - fully equiped bathrooms - bathrobes - slippers - full length mirror - lighted makeup mirror - 30cm rainshower - private label toiletries - top 25 trendy hotels in netherlands - certificate of excellence - environmentally friendly hotel - green key certificate

The Albus is located in the historical center.. Within the Canal Belt and next to the most prestigious part of Amsterdam. The Golden Bend.

5 minutes walking to the main squares. Dam- Leidse- Rembrandt- and Muntsquare 5 minutes by tram to Central Station
50 meter to the tram stop
70 meter walking to the parking garage
25 taxi minutes from Schiphol

Youll be surrounded by the top tourist attractions.
Canal Boat
Anne Frank House
Red light district
Van Gogh Museum
Rijks Museum


  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Street side parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Storage space
  • Technical concierge
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Fax service
  • Photocopy center
  • General
    Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    24-hour security
  • Doctor on call
  • FREE shoeshine
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Gift/News stand
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Children welcome
  • Family plan
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Catering services
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms


  • Communication
    Wireless keyboard
  • Bedding
    Down/feather pillows
  • Egyptian cotton linen
  • Hypoallergenic bed
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Luxury linen type
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Closets in room
  • Hairdryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainforest shower
  • Shower
  • Food & Beverage
    Bottled water
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Entertainment
    CNN availaible
  • FREE newspaper
  • HDTV - 32 inches or greater
  • Interactive web TV
  • TV
  • Video on demand
  • Business
    Chair provided with desk
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Lamp
  • Laptop compatible safe
  • Large desk
  • Telephone
  • General
    Alarm clock
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Room windows open
  • Safe
  • Self-controlled heating/cooling
  • Wake-up calls


  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Massage services
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Fitness
  • Sport
  • Jet skiing
  • Cultural
  • Children's program
  • Games / movies
  • DVD/video rental

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Buffet breakfast
  • Full american breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE coffee in lobby
  • Services
    Room service
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Organic breakfast
  • Organic food option
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant


  • Buffet breakfast
  • Full american breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
For the hotel cancellation policy see rate rules or enquire at the time of booking.

Travel with others

Children policy
All children under the age of 3 stay free of charge. Cot is upon request. The maximum number of childrens cots/cribs in a room is 1.

Payment type


Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English


Property's Green Action

The ordinary lighting is replaced by energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the entire hotel. Rooms are equipped with rain showers instead of power showers that consume loads of water. Senses restaurant offers quick room service to save on energy-intensive mini-bars. Guests are also participating by requesting less frequently linens changing and using towels twice. Being a 100 percent smoke free ensures a healthy environment for our guests and staff members.

Senses restaurant is sourcing local products. Senses serves unconventional and creative food art with the best of organic and sustainable ingredients where possible.

All of our staff participates in a yearly sustainability training.

  •  Organic food option
  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Vegetarian menu
  •  Organic breakfast

  •  Organic food
  •  Local food


The Green Key

Green Key is an eco-label awarded to around 2,400 hotels and other sites in more than 52 countries worldwide. Achieving the Green Key award requires compliance with a range of criteria, including:

• Comply with legislation and CSR policy within the areas of environment, health, safety and labour
• Prepare an environmental/sustainability policy and action plan
• Train staff on environmental/sustainability issues
• Display information about Green Key and other environmental/sustainability initiatives
• Display information about local transportation and nearby parks/conservation areas
• Implement water saving initiatives in guest rooms, e.g. flow restrictors in taps and showers, smart watering initiatives of the garden, etc.
• Install programme for the reuse of towels and/or sheets in guest rooms
• Separate waste and implementation of waste saving initiatives (including food waste)
• Avoid the use of chemical cleaning products with dangerous compounds
• Safe storage of chemical products
• Stationary and paper are environmentally friendly produced
• Implement energy saving initiatives in guest rooms, e.g. energy efficient light bulbs, standard defined heating/cooling temperature, etc.
• Purchase of food/beverage products that are organic, eco-labelled, fair-trade labelled and/or locally produced
• Avoid chemical pesticides and fertilisers in green areas
• Staff areas fulfil same requirements as guest and public areas
• Encourage cooperation with suppliers and local community on environmental/sustainability matters

Most helpful reviews 9 23 reviews

2 years ago – Google


Friendly staff. Lobby nicely decorated. Rooms very small. Good breakfast

Akash Abraham
2 years ago – Google


The room was nice, the location can't be beat for sure. Staff was helpful as well. They offered a free drink downstairs and breakfast was great at 25% off! My only complaint, had to be careful with the shower bc it could really be a watery mess on the floor afterwards the way the bathroom is laid out. But product and towels and pillows were just right, would definitely stay again!

Saphron Hastie
2 years ago – Google


A wonderful stay for the most part. The hotel is clean and modern, and the staff are amazing. The only issue is the wifi which is so slow and unreliable that it's almost unusable (mostly just frustrating but a real issue if you need to log in for a work emergency for example).

Renee Coppin
2 years ago – Google


The central location is unbeatable. The service is friendly with attention to the details. The rooms are clean and functional. The Albus did exactly what it said it would and I would definitely stay here again if I am in this part of the world.

Sanja Jurica
2 years ago – Google


Loved everything about that hotel...location, decoration... but most of all GREAT staff

Brian Temple
2 years ago – Google


Beautiful hotel great location but the rooms can be noisy. If you stay get the breakfast it is worth it. The staff is attentive the service is great, the only reason i will not give a five is the small bathrooms and the noise from the rooms. The hotel is about 15 top 20 min walkfrom central station, 2 mins from Rembrandt square and only 5 min walk from the metro and 2 from the tram line, these are all positive.

Alexandra Lenoir Debove
2 years ago – Google


I loved it ! The people are so nice, ice cream, coffee and cucumber water in the lobby. Nice place design, I slept well. Nice location next to the flower market. I do recommend.

שירה מסילקר
2 years ago – Google


Butik hotel with great rooms and excellent service. Breakfast was really good and the hotel is close to the dam square.

Nissan Ben Hamo
2 years ago – Google


The hotel staff is very courteous and exceptionally smiling .. Excellent service, delicious food, and very central .. The only drawback is that there is no car parking

Konda Rahul
2 years ago – Google


Perfectly located. Walking distance from a plethora of hot spots and quiet at the same time.

Race Doss
2 years ago – Google


Front desk was nice..they spoke English and very good customer service. Will return and great breakfast service also. The only bad thing is the view from my room window wasn't good.

Emma Ferreira
2 years ago – Google


Amazing hotel! A welcome drink on arrival and a great location (only 2 tram stops from central station). Friendly and professional staff that really helped us with local info, getting around and buying tickets.The room comes with a Handy mobile that allows you to make international calls, explore the guides for places to go and saves you from data and roaming charges. It's a good sized room for a city hotel, supplied with a coffee machine and ear plugs for light sleepers. Would recommend the Angus burger if you go for room service one night

Travel With Meko
2 years ago – Google


Hotel Albus is as vibrant as Amsterdam truly is. Judging just from the décor, it's a fun and sexy place to stay! Located right outside the Albus, you'll find pretty much everything you're looking for in the vicinity. Bars, coffee shops, museums, clubs, great dining restaurants, canals, trams lines, bike rentals, or a short walk to Rembrandt's for lots of shopping! There are a lot of options when staying at The Albus. If you don't know where to head, ask the front desk staff. They have a bunch of great references or directions to where you want to go as well as offering a free trams line map of Amsterdam. The front desk staff couldn't have been more helpful and caring! They just want you to have a wonderful stay in Amsterdam and make sure you have everything you need to do that! We stayed in the family suite with the sofa bed. The room was VERY spacious and our daughter had plenty room to run around! Something she surely needed after all the flights we took in Europe! The suite offers two bathrooms with showers and one with an all-white standing tub. One amazing amenity we really loved is that The Albus offers a FREE travel buddy smart phone! This definitely came in handy when we were exploring the city of Amsterdam. We could easily locate directions when our phones didn't work without wifi. You're also allowed unlimited international calls and text from the travel buddy phone! How cool is that?! Not many hotels accommodate free international calls or a free smart phone. The Albus also supplied the room with a free a coffee making machine, bathrobes, slippers, flatscreen TV, desk, and toiletries. The only item that's not free in the room is an awesome Heineken dispenser! You have to pay 10 Euros for each refill but it's sure worth the money and will save you some cash rather then going to an outside bar! Staying at The Albus sure felt like home. When we return to Amsterdam, we would gladly return to The Albus. It's great for families and young adults and I recommend staying here for the convenience of getting around and the hotel's positive vibes. If you would like to hear more about things to do in Amsterdam, Google Travel With Meko! Enjoy your stay!

Gladys Puerta
2 years ago – Google


Loved it!!! The rooms were clean and spacious. The people were very very polite and helpful. Very good location and walking distance to a lot attractions. Breakfast was phenomenal my husband really enjoyed it!!!

Ricardo Machado
2 years ago – Google


Spacious room. Friendly staff (regarding Dutch culture). Great breakfast. Really central.

Carmelo Cruz
2 years ago – Google


Spent 5 nights and will come back for more! The staff is amazing. The location is excellent and the rooms are clean and comfortable.

Raa Farah
2 years ago – Google


Small hotel,some rooms overlooking the patio. What is good is that they provide free local mobile with data...10min walking to Dam square... Many restaurants minutes walking distance...

Eva Johansson
2 years ago – Google


Great location and excellent service. Small room with a terrace - unexpected surprise. Will definitely come back.

Andy Prout
3 years ago – Google


Ideal central location, very friendly staff, and the rooms and facilities are excellent. Highly recommended.

Yani Matanov
3 years ago – Google


Firstly, I was given a noisy ground floor room (only one). Then they were nice to be flexible and give me an alternative room. Place was clean, the internet worked and A/C was okay. It does have a fairly sterile feel to it.

Brenda van Egmond
3 years ago – Google


Great location, clean and spacious rooms, excellent service.

Jake Archibald
3 years ago – Google


Plug sockets next to bed. Bed comfortable. Shower pressure a little low. WiFi unreliable.

Reza Beheshti
3 years ago – Google


Great place to stay, AWESOME location. But plz plz get a better Wifi system. I had lot of issues on the 4th floor.

Hristiliyan Yurukov
3 years ago – Google


The hotel is quite nice. Rooms are clean and the beds are extremely comfortable. The bathroom is small but enough. Breakfast is great, with a lot of things to choose from.

Graeme Orchard
3 years ago – Google


Great quality hotel with very nicely furnished rooms near to the flower market in Amsterdam. Hotel is great and close to lots of bars/restaurants for eating out.

Stephen Fuller
3 years ago – Google


Fantastic hotel. The staff has taken exquisite care of us.

Brian d'Eon
3 years ago – Google


We stayed in the family suite. It was very nice and included Nespresso, Heineken Torp, and was very stylish. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.

Stephanie Fruth
3 years ago – Google


Perfect for a City Trip to Amstersam. Great Service and lots of attractions can be rached by foot. There is also a Bus/Metro Station right in Front of the door

Alan Mitford
3 years ago – Google


Just stayed here and found it to be really nice. Room wasn't especially big but we didn't opt for anything large when booking. What we did have was decorated nicely. Complimentary coffee pod machine in room is a nice touch. Despite having a card for free public transport we hardly used it as although on the map the hotel appears to be far from the train station it is still very central to everything else you'd want to visit so that was nice. Have to specifically thank Jennifer on the front desk who really helped us out when we checked out on our last day. Thank you.

Praveen Rangineni
3 years ago – Google


Great hotel and easy access to city center. Friendly staff and tidy rooms

Kadidja Sow
3 years ago – Google


Okay for business trip, not really for leisure or couple/family - The good: -Location is great in central Amsterdam -Wifi access is great. The bad: -Rooms are not well equipped and quite cold. It is just okay for a business trip as you do not spend much time in the hotel and can do work at night, not the best option for leisure or couple/family.

Joel Haugen
3 years ago – Google


Fine boutique hotel, good central location. Staff was helpful and kind. No major complaints but nothing particularly unique. Beds and bathrooms were a bit small but presumably par for the course for the area. Value consistent with price.

Joy Griswold
3 years ago – Google


Great staff, clean rooms, near everything you could want in Amsterdam....room was small, but comfortable, quiet, and was ready when we arrived at noon. Good experience overall.

advian chee
3 years ago – Google


Very clean and modern feel. Staff was very helpful . Great location with everything 5 to 15 minute walk away . Would go back for sure.

Tris Revill
3 years ago – Google


This is a nice hotel, stylish design in a great location. Sadly it is a little run down and missing the special touches that make a hotel great. I had a large room but it was a bit noisy over looking the main street with trams going past often.

Frank o sullivan
3 years ago – Google


Fabulous time at the Albus very friendly helpful staff great rooms and spotlessly clean well done All at the Albus keep up the great work

Ghiane Jones
3 years ago – Google


Great boutique hotel with great service. The only issue I had was the construction noises in the morning but the hotel apologized and gave me free breakfast to apologize. Also there's an amazing restaurant in the hotel called Senses, so you're close to great food.

Viran Patel
3 years ago – Google


Decent hotel, good location with the Van Gogh museum within a 20 minute walking distance. Good night life and restaurants are just on the door step. Staff are friendly and very attentive, you are always welcomed with a smile. Our room was fairly small so make sure to double check with the hotel which room you are getting. It may be because I booked through a comparison site.

Adrian Burdeti
3 years ago – Google


Good and variat breakfast , Good cofee ( late machiato ) . Clean hotel , very central , few minute walk to Dam Square. Nice and frendly personel, very good quality / price. Not have refrigerator în room .

Ronald D
3 years ago – Google


I stayed here with friends in early August 2016. The central location is excellent for easy travel to and from anywhere in Amsterdam, and the Albus service is friendly and helpful. The only thing that frustrated me was the Wi-Fi signal that I kept losing on my devices in my room from time to time.

Ryan Persad
4 years ago – Google


Fantastic hotel, room, staff and location. Great if you want to be close to everything in modern and spacious rooms at reasonable prices for Amsterdam.

Doug Neal
4 years ago – Google


Location was unbeatable! The Flower market, Museuems, and Hienkien Factory were all within 10 min walking. The nightlife was practically right outside the door. Rooms were quite, clean and the Staff was really friendly.

A Peretz
4 years ago – Google


Good location near the heart of Amsterdam. Hotel facilities are limited but the rooms are spacious enough. The hotel restaurant was very nice.

Frederik Christensen
4 years ago – Google


Nice little hotel in the center of Amsterdam, in walking distance of the Amsterdam Central Station. Please be aware that there's no air conditioning, so the room will get very hot in the summer months.

Jonathan Musto
4 years ago – Google


I have visited this place twice now. The staff are very friendly and helpful, it's a very clean hotel, excellent rooms, comfy beds. If anything it's a little far out of the centre, but that's not a bad thing if you want to get some sleep!

Kevin Nguyen
4 years ago – Google


Great place, location, and excellent customer service. Just don't book a room that is location in the -1 floor area it smells funky on that floor. Otherwise, everything went well for our overnight stay.

Matthew R
4 years ago – Google


My girlfriend and I both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. I was a bit worried because I accidentally booked a basement room through Orbitz which was non refundable. Check in was a little slower than normal but otherwise fine and we were offered coffee/water while we waited. I was ready for my girlfriend to kill me but when we walked in we were greeted with a modern chic hotel room which may have been the largest we stayed at in Europe. The bed was very comfortable, we had a little sitting area, and a nice large bathroom. The room had a nespresso machine which was refilled each day and room service seemed to do a good job. There was an ice machine in the basement which was a huge plus and we never had to wait for the elevator. They sold metro tickets at the reception desk which was also a decent plus. The location was great and we got to everywhere fairly quickly. I really can't say a single bad thing about the hotel.

Sophia Rees
5 years ago – Google


Clean and tidy room, there was a bit of dust but nothing to complain about. Free nespresso in room and coffee machine in lobby before 11am. Great location- everywhere walkable and cheap bike hire nearby. Breakfast- excellent choice of food. Staff friendly and very helpful.

Udayan Sarkar
5 years ago – Google


Great location. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms though are pretty small and quite functional for the price charged

Logan Cason
5 years ago – Google


The location is nice, right near the center on a main road with a tram stop nearby. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The building is secure and clean. The room was clean, hip, and comfortable. I loved the design of the place; it's very modern. We thought the bathroom was a bit cramped, and the shower spills right out into the door, but that's normal for many European hotels. I thought it was a tad pricey.

Charles Kuski
6 years ago – Google


Cool hotel with a good restaurant & bar on the bottom floor. The Albus staff were all extremely accommodating & friendly, and the room was clean and well-kept. Plus, the hotel is right in the center of Amsterdam. So you can get to a lot of the city by walking, and the rest of the city with the tram system (which has a hub at Muntplein--right down the street). The hotel has a hip vibe with modernist decor, and my girlfriend & I didn't have any problems with anything. Price permitting, I would absolutely book here again.

patrice Lemarie
7 years ago – Google


The hotel is a good place. good peolple working there, very helpfull. Got issue with internet they managed to find a good solution. I spent 3 weeks there for the work and really like it.