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Mr. Jordaan Hotel 3.0

Amsterdam, North Holland Province, Netherlands

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Pros

  • Boutique hotel with trendy design throughout
  • Near top sights including Anne Frank House and Nine Streets
  • Attractive guest rooms with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles
  • Some guest rooms feature lovely canal views 
  • Chic bathrooms with rainfall showers and Argan products 
  • Communal full kitchen and 24-hour front desk
  • Local products sold in common area
  • Guests receive a goody bag at check out 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • No AC and not all guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms
  • No full restaurant 
  • Breakfast costs extra 
  • No on-site parking 

Bottom Line

Possibly the only hotel in the world to start out as a single sofa, the three-pearl Mr. Jordaan has come a long way since the 1960s. The wheel of fortune has also turned toward the hotel in terms of location, now on the doorstep of the ultra-trendy Nine Streets district and its stylish cafes, restaurants, and fashion boutiques. All 34 guest rooms are dressed in trendy Dutch design, with a dash of old school flower power in the mix. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and free Wi-Fi, but there's no AC, and some rooms are small and lack en-suite bathrooms. For a bit more space, but an equal amount of quirk and versatility, try the Zoku Hotel in Amsterdam East.

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Scene

Contemporary Dutch design meets 60s spirit

Shabby-chic reigns throughout this 19th-century canal house, and the distressed brick and thick wood ceiling beams in the common areas and rooms is perfectly incorporated in the design. The whimsy also nods to the hotel's backpacker origins in the 1960s, with vintage chairs, suitcases, and typewriters, as well as a wall-size chalkboard proclaiming things like “Don’t be a tourist, be a traveler.” The on-site breakfast room and chill-out zone cafe encourages socializing among the predominantly young, adventurous couples and solo travelers who stay here. Guests help themselves to free espresso, flip through vinyl records, and chitchat in the fully stocked communal kitchen.

Location

On the doorstep of Amsterdam's trendiest district

The heart of contemporary Dutch design bursts from the quirky shops, cafes, and fashion boutiques of Amsterdam’s famous “Nine Streets,” located between Prinsengracht and Herengracht, west of the city’s medieval core. Staring at it from across the Bloemgracht canal, and benefiting from the spillover, Mr. Jordaan puts the peak of trendiness right outside the door, as well as an impressive resume of major city sights. Indeed, the Anne Frank House and 17th-century Westerkerk are basically at the end of the street, a four-minute walk, as is a major tram and bus stop connecting to the rest of the city. Amsterdam Centraal, the city’s main train station, is only 22 minutes by foot. From there, eight or nine trains per hour shuttle to and from Schiphol Airport in 15 minutes flat. 

  • Six-minute walk to Anne Frank House and Westerkerk
  • 13-minute walk to Dam Square and Royal Palace
  • 19-minute walk to Oude Kerk
  • 20-minute walk to Red Light District
  • 22-minute walk to Rembrandt House
  • 23-minute walk to Pathé Tuschinski
  • 12 minutes to Vondelpark via public transit
  • 13 minutes to Rembrandtplein via public transit 
  • 13 minutes to Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum via public transit  
  • 16 minutes to Heineken Experience via public transit

Rooms

 Historical charm meets boutique design in tight spaces

Mr. Jordaan Hotel started hosting guests on a single sofa in the 1960s, and while those days have long passed, the same carefree spirit fills the 34 guest rooms and suites, albeit with significant dose of contemporary polish. As with every historical canal house in Amsterdam, room size and shape varies, with some particularly tight. But there’s no skimping on personality, with gable-skyline wooden headboards, coat hooks made with art books, steampunk lighting, and wood ceiling beams. There's plenty of tech too, including flat-screen TVs, safes, fans, and free Wi-Fi, but there's no AC. Size restricts beds to twins in the smallest and doubles in the largest, and “Happy Single” and “Double Cozy” rooms lack en-suite bathrooms, but guests receive “official Mr. Jordaan bathrobes” to cross the hall to a private bathroom, which contain rainfall showers and Argan toiletries products. Some rooms offer lovely views of the canal. 

Features

Limited features including breakfast (fee) and an adjoining cafe

The hotel is light on features, but there's plenty of added value, such as a breakfast room and daytime chill-out zone with free espresso and local products for sale, including clothing by Gsus. There's no full-service restaurant, but there is a communal kitchen. An impressive continental breakfast is available for an extra charge, with a wide range of locally sourced organic cheeses, cold cuts, smoked fish, cereals, and Dutch spiced cake. T

Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free city guide to access via the Flamyngo app, and a ticket service for city sights, cutting down the often long lines outside major venues. Guests also receive a free goodie bag at check-out. Wi-Fi is free throughout, but there's no on-site parking. Travelers with limited mobility should be aware that the elevator doesn't reach the fifth floor, and some past guests have reported that it's slow. 

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Address

Bloemgracht 102, Amsterdam, North Holland Province 1015 TN, The Netherlands

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