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Welcome at Hotel Nicolaas Witsen


Our hotel has a history of over 40 years as a cozy family business in the heart of Amsterdam. From 2021 to 2023, we carried out a comprehensive renovation to enhance our boutique style and sustainable approach and provide our guests with an even better experience. In May 2023, we reopened our doors.


Our renovation has allowed us to equip our rooms with modern facilities and stylish boutique furnishings while enhancing our commitment to sustainability. We are proud to offer our guests a comfortable and environmentally friendly stay.


Our cozy bar and lobby have also been completely refurbished, making it even cozier and more inviting. Here you can relax and enjoy a drink while feeling at home in our homely atmosphere.


We are very excited to welcome our guests again and offer them an unforgettable stay in our renovated hotel. Whether you come to Amsterdam for business or pleasure, our hotel is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a sustainable, boutique experience in the city center.

Excellent location


Hotel Nicolaas Witsen is situated at an Excellent location on the border of the city centre and will suit your needs for a longer stay or a single night over in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Canal cruises and the Heineken Experience are within a 5 minute walking distance. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Goghmuseum are withing a 10 minute walk from our hotel. Also within reach of our hotel are the following locations.

 Theater Carré Paradiso

 RAI Amsterdam AFAS Live

Amsterdam Arena Ziggo Dome

History Hotel Nicolaas Witsen


Hotel Nicolaas Witsen has a rich history dating back to 1890 when the buildings were constructed. In the 1950s, the buildings served as a guesthouse for migrant workers from Indonesia, and then two different hotels were housed there. In the 1960s, these two hotels were merged into one.


In 1981, Robert Roozendaal and Anne de Bruijn purchased the hotel and embarked on an ambitious project to transform it from an old and dilapidated hotel to a beautiful 3-star hotel. This was not an easy task, but with much effort and dedication, they succeeded in renovating and modernizing the hotel.


In 2000, their son Alex Roozendaal joined the company and began modernizing and making the hotel more sustainable during small renovations. But in 2017, plans were made to renovate on a large scale and address all the problems that an old building brings with it.


After years of preparation and obtaining permits, renovation could finally begin in 2021. The result is impressive: a beautiful sustainable boutique hotel that meets modern guests' requirements. The hotel has been modernized and made sustainable while preserving the historical elements.


The new Hotel Nicolaas Witsen offers guests a warm welcome in the heart of Amsterdam, combining the charm of the past with the comfort of the present. In May 2023, the hotel's doors will reopen, and guests can enjoy this unique experience in a beautifully renovated historic building.