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Hotel Review: Kimpton De Witt Hotel, Amsterdam

Kimpton De Witt Hotel has a great location in Amsterdam's old town in the heart of all the city's action.

by Portia Jones
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Enviably located in the heart of Amsterdam’s old town, the Kimpton De Witt Hotel is ideal for city break travellers who want to be near the action and have an affordable stay. 

Set within three original Renaissance-era buildings, the 4.5-star Kimpton De Witt Hotel combines the classic elegance of a historic building with contemporary design and features 274 rooms and suites. 

Amsterdam has numerous high-end hotels, but Kimpton De Witt Hotel stands out by blending upscale, chain hotel elements with a fresh, boutique vibe. A daily wine reception, tour, and ticket assistance are just some of the small touches that elevate your stay here. 

Who For?

With its central location, Kimpton De Witt is an excellent choice for business travellers and tourists who want to be close to attractions, dining and public transportation.

It’s just a few minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station and its many connections and trams, so you can easily travel onwards from your stay. 


Kimpton Kitt Hotel bedroom

Kimpton Kitt Hotel bedroom

The Kimpton De Witt Hotel features 274 stylish guest rooms and suites, including multiple room types ranging from Classic Rooms to Presidential Suites. Rooms are spacious for a city hotel and blend a palette of muted greys and bold green and blue colours alongside off-beat Dutch-inspired decor and plush and practical amenities. 

Inside, sleek furnishing blends seamlessly with colour pops and Dutch abstract art, creating an inviting, bougie ambience.

Amenities are what you might expect from a contemporary hotel, with premium bedding, smart TVs, robes, and complimentary Marie-Stella-Maris natural body and skin care toiletries. Yoga mats and a swish coffee machine for your morning brew certainly raise the standard of the classic rooms. 

Classic Rooms offer a stylish and affordable stay, while premium rooms offer a more spacious experience, with some featuring king beds, walk-in rain showers and a private terrace.

Are you looking to splurge? Upgrade to a suite and enjoy a swanky stay with unique architectural features, including original beamed ceilings, a spiral staircase and substantial private terraces with a city view. 

Food & Drink

Inventive food at Kimpton De Witt Hotel's Celia Restaurant

Inventive food at Kimpton De Witt Hotel’s Celia Restaurant

Expect inventive, Californian-inspired cuisine with a Dutch flair at the Hotel’s Celia Restaurant. It’s an inviting restaurant with bright yellow décor, a full bar and subtle urban touches.

Seasonal menus are packed with fresh, market-driven dishes and vibrant flavours. Brunch is a big deal here and is served every Saturday & Sunday from 12.30 until 15.30.

Dishes are très hipster here, and typical offerings include Kimchi poached eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes and beef and egg buns. Pair with a Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary for added weekend indulgence. 

You can also feast on a selection of small dishes for dinner, including fried calamari, ceviche and fried codfish tacos. Follow up with big plates of ricotta ravioli, sea bream or a juicy, roasted farm chicken for two, accompanied by market vegetables. 

Kimpton de Witt - Super Lyan - Bar

Kimpton de Witt – Super Lyan – Bar

Kimpton Witt’s Super Lyan bar offering is exceptional, with creative cocktails so damn good you won’t need to leave the hotel for a big night out. The Super Lyan is the first international offering from Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan), considered by many to be the best bartender in the world. 

It’s a strikingly modern cocktail bar delivering cocktails, beers and bites late into the night. Pull up a seat at the colourful, neon-lit bar and order classic cocktails with a twist from the knowledgeable bar staff. 

Drinks here come with a thematic backstory, and bar staff will happily regale you with the storied cocktail themes and carefully considered ingredients, shaken to perfection. 


Step inside the open, glass-fronted reception, and you’ll find a warm welcome and excellent customer service. Concierge staff are on hand to help you plan your stay, book tickets, and make reservations at local restaurants.

The hotel also features free bike hire and a 24-hour fitness centre with modern cardio and weight training equipment if you suddenly want to work out on your city break.

One of the main draws is the daily hosted evening wine hour, where you can sip wine and mingle with your fellow hotel guests. Unwind in the modern downstairs bar/lobby area while you sip complimentary vino and sample a selection of nibbles.  

What’s nearby?

Conveniently located in Amsterdam‘s historical centre of town on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, in the Palace Quarter, Kimpton DeWitt is a handy base if you want to explore the city on foot.

It lies east of the canal belt and the chic Nine Streets district and is within walking distance of many major city attractions.

One of the main attractions near the hotel is the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, just a 10-minute walk away. This opulent 17th-century palace was initially built as a city hall and later converted into a palace for the Dutch monarchy. Visitors can explore the palace’s rich interior and admire its grand architecture.

The Anne Frank House is also just a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Dedicated to the life and legacy of Anne Frank, this sombre museum documents the struggles of a young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis during World War II. 

You can tour the hidden annexe where Anne and her family lived and learn about her experiences during the war.

For art lovers, the Van Gogh Museum is just a 20-minute walk from the hotel. The museum features the most extensive collection of Van Gogh’s works worldwide, including famous paintings like “The Sunflowers” and “The Potato Eaters.”

The hotel is also near some of Amsterdam’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, including the Jordaan district. Known for its charming narrow streets filled with lively cafes, boutique shops and art galleries, this is where cool kids hang out. 

Nearby, you’ll also find some of Amsterdam’s best shopping areas, including Kalverstraat – a pedestrian shopping street featuring a range of high-end shops and boutiques, and De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets) area – packed with boho shops and cafes. 

How much:

Rooms typically cost around £270 upwards, depending on the date of stay and type of room and are best for visitors with a healthy city break budget rather than backpackers. 




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