We review a stay at NH Amsterdam Centre in Holland/The Netherlands

Where is it?

NH Amsterdam Centre is a well-positioned hotel right next to Leidseplein square in Amsterdam. It is across the road from canal cruises, within five minutes’ walk of Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

What is it?

A six-floor hotel featuring cafe and restaurant, gym and sauna.

Is it family friendly?

Fairly – standard rooms don’t accommodate more than two people so you will have to book a suite or superior room.

Breakfast was of a high standard but is adult-orientated – eg cereal options were cornflakes or six different types of muesli. But our children were welcomed with activity book and crayons.

The televisions in the rooms have a good choice of English language channels including some children’s programmes.

The rooms

Tasteful and modern decor with a light wooden floor, the rooms are welcoming. We thought the beds were very comfortable and a good size.

Bathrooms vary, we tried a superior room with a bath and overhead shower and then a suite (which was a great size), which just had a large shower.

A suite at NH Amsterdam Centre hotel

A suite

There were good size flat screen televisions (two in the suite)! Plus tea and coffee facilities and a small fridge/mini-bar.

A suite at NH Amsterdam Central hotel with two tvs

The suite had two televisions

Food and drink

Breakfast has a high-quality selection of food. As noted above, it isn’t geared particularly towards children but the food was excellent with eggs made to order, fruit, cooked options and pastries.

Breakfast at NH Amsterdam Centre in Amsterdam

For lunch and dinner, the Copper Pot restaurant does not offer a separate children’s menu but they happily catered for our two.

The restaurant is at the front of the hotel, with modern decor looking out onto the road, park and canal opposite.

We all really enjoyed our dinner there and it was nice to finish the day close to bed for our children after a busy day exploring Amsterdam.


The location is great. Next to the busy Leidseplein, it is walking distance from three major attractions – Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

There is a tram stop across the road with a frequent service into the heart of Amsterdam (Centraal Station is about a 15-minute ride on the tram). In addition, you can take lovely canal strolls just outside the door and catch several canal cruises (we took the Blue Boat company family cruise from just down the road from the hotel, see our review here). There are also plenty of places to eat around Leidseplein.

Our highlights

Location – far enough into the city to be near major attractions but well away from the seedier side of Amsterdam. The hotel is in a great spot for exploring.

Breakfast – a high quality selection of food in a nice dining area. The scrambled eggs were particularly good. The pastries were fresh and there was lots of choice – plus the colouring packs kept the children entertained.

Beds – comfortable and clean in bright and modern rooms.

Value – when we booked it was a great price for peak season, for the standard of hotel.

Address: NH Amsterdam Centre, Stadhouderskade, 7, Amsterdam, 1054ES, Netherlands.

Read about our holiday in Amsterdam here: Is Amsterdam child-friendly? We take a family trip to the beautiful capital of the Netherlands to find out

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