Hotel Singel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Singel 13, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 VC, The Netherlands

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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Close to the station and canals


    This hotel was picked by my friend leics for her visit to Amsterdam. The location is great at just a 10 minutes walk from the Central Station and close to the crossing of the Singel and Brouwersgracht canals. The hotel is housed in three canal houses and has some odd internal corners, but it's a great place to be with much comfort included. Staff is friendly and helpful.

    Directions: Next to the former "Koepelkerk"; a round building you cannot miss.

  • leics's Profile Photo

    Excellent location, friendly staff


    I was really pleased with this hotel in 2010 and decided to stay there again in 2013.

    The hotel has been created from three old canalside houses, so is full of odd ceilings, changes of level and so on and so forth: a hotel with character! It's just a couple of minutes' walk from Amsterdam Centraal (so ultra-convenient for getting to and from the airport as well as for taking daytrips outside the city) and is ideally situated for exploring the old part of Amsterdam.

    Although it's possible to drive along Singel (the original canal-moat of the city) there is very little traffic other bikes, so the hotel is very quiet.

    The modern reception area and breakfast room, and the bedrooms, are sparklingly clean and the kitchen is open to view. On both my visits I've found my bed particularly comfortable, with two pillows available and the possibility of another quilt if I'd wanted it.

    Rooms vary in size and shape (as one would expect with such old houses). My singleroom in 2010 was fairly small, set slightly to the side of one house (I either had to go to the 2nd floor in the lift and walk up some stairs, or to the 3rd and walk down) with a view of the church which is now a conference centre. Its ceiling sloped to a point, for it was in effect an attic room.....but it was perfectly cosy for just me, with a creatively-fitted tiny bathroom (shower, toilet, washbasin, hairdryer), TV and good-sized safe, wardrobe, chair and working surface.

    Me 2013 room was in a different 'house', with no view apart from the back of another building. The double bed was comfy, the free wifi speedy, the even-more-creatively-fitted...and exceptionally tiny...bathroom was beautifully clean. Although the room was fine for just me it would have been cramped for two people, and I have to be honest and say that the bathroom might have been impossible for people who are...well...very large.

    It was very cold (well below zero at night) on both my visits but the heating system is excellent and there was always plenty of hot water (and good shower pressure).

    Breakfast is good, with juices, rolls, cereals, preserves, yoghurt, cheese, cold meats, fruit and hard-boiled eggs available. The coffee is also good, but teas or chocolate are also available. There is a (tiny) bar, with hot and cold drinks available for purchase.

    There's an efficient lift too.

    The young staff are exceptionally friendly helpful and pleasant, with excellent English. You have to pay in full on arrival, which is not really surprising given the popularity of Amsterdam.

    Unique Quality: A really good location, just on the very edge of the Red Light District but with none of the potential unpleasantnesses and all of the advantages (loads of restaurants, cafes, bars and coffeeshops within easy walking distance).

    The hotel is set in historical buildings, and Singel itself is a lovely canal.

    The hotel boasts 'the smallest single room in Amsterdam'! That wasn't the one I had in 2010: it's even smaller! :-)

    Directions: Come out of Amsterdam Central station, cross all the roads directly in front of you and turn right. Singel is the first canal on the left, so just turn down the canalside and the hotel is on the let just after the huge and unmissable domed church.

  • Wonderful service


    My wife and I stayed here for 1 night and were extremely happy with the wonderful service of all the hotel staff.

    They were helpful in all possible ways, with tourist information, specific food requests, etc, etc.
    The hotel is a standard Amsterdam home-converted building and gives a great experience of living on the canal. Everything is a few minutes walk and hundreds of cafes, restaurants, bar are only around the corner. As is the central station, DAM square, etc.

    Would definitely stay there again.

    Unique Quality: Very quiet location right on the canal. But all the action is only few hundred meters away. Best of both worlds

  • IoannaE's Profile Photo

    Location is everything....


    I only stayed here for a night. I was looking for something very near Central Station but quiet and safe. This fit the bill - plus, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Just ask them anything, they'll go out of their way to oblige. Some rooms are in the back - for me it was perfect becaue I was primarily interested in a good night's sleep, but if you prefer you can request a room looking out on the canal (the Singel). You'll need to book more than two days ahead to get this! Breakfast is good, from 7 to 10; but there's also a very nice cafe-restaurant around the corner (in Kattegat) called Koepelcafe, if I remember well. Oh, and the place has an elevator, a very important item in central Amsterdam!

    Unique Quality: Location - on a quiet canal a stone's throw from Central Station, a block or so from Jordaan.

    Directions: As you come out of Central Station, cross the street and turn right, it's around the corner, next to the cupola (which you may spot when your train is coming in)

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by ajsmd about Hotel Brouwer

$75 US Located on the Singel canal in the heart of old Amsterdam, the hotel has been run by the Brouwer family since 1917. The historic building, dating from 1652, recently underwent a four year renovation to restore it to it's orignial 17th century splendor. Here one can experience going back in time while still enjoying modern comforts.

A Charming Hotel on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam.

by TracyLB about Hotel Agora

This was the second time that we have stayed at the Hotel Agora..It is a charming hotel in a Canal House in a very central part of Amsterdam..Right next door to the Flower Market...a five minute walk to Leidseplein, about a 10 minute walk to the Dam Square, the location just can't be beat..The rooms are small but adequate. The breakfast room overlooks a pretty garden..The breakfast itself is small and consists of eggs, cheese, lunch meats, a selection of breads, and coffee and tea. The owners are very helpful, friendly and make you feel welcome..I would recommend this hotel if you want to be in a central location And there is a tram stop right outside the hotel. Give it a try!! Canal View rooms are available.

Best Apt rentals in the DAM

by ravips29 about Canal Apartment Rentals

I rented an apartment for one week during Queen's Day 2006 right on the Singel Canal, less then 200 meters from Central Station. Even with its central location, its was a peaceful street just minutes from Dam Square, and all major attractions. The maid came once a day except Sunday and for a nominal charge they did your laundry on premises. I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling in a group or a family gathering. Beautiful view of houseboats and the large copper dome of the Conference center right across the canal. Convenient to walk to eveything in the Centrum area and Jordaan district. The rates were very good for such a prime location, definitely cheaper then staying in a 4-5 star hotel for the same time period. This is based on the fact that we had a total of 5 of us spliting the costs. The apartment was equipped with every modern convenience and the accomodations were plush! They had a HK stereo system, full kitchen with all amenities & utensils included, 2 BR, 2 Baths, cable, internet, laundry, etc. The website has various apartments depending on your group size or need.

Lovely weekend at the Singel

by TripAdvisor Member gmeeei

Situation is exellent for exploring Amsterdam. The hotel was comfortable and clean. Staff very freindly and helpful. The only critacism is that the front rooms were very noisy.

Singel was a good choice!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Chose Singel Hotel after long and hard studying of different Amsterdam hotels and was happy with my decision! Was looking for an economical, clean, comfortable 3 star-hotel in a good location. This one is all that! Stayed 8 nights in July in a double room facing the canal. Was so happy with the location; right in a center, yet away from noisy traffic and all night partiers! Got good nights sleep in really comfortable, soft bed. In the room everything was working fine, housekeeping was efficient yet discreet; most days my room was cleaned while I had breakfast, and not ONCE was I woken up to knock on the door by housekeeping!! Not even when I slept til 11.30! It was easy to walk everywhere, plus all services - bars, caf├ęs, restaurants, coffee shops, minimarkets - are right around the corner! Athmosphere is relaxed, staff friendly but not in a annoying, forcing-a-conversation-kinda way! Breakfast was good; 3-4 different kinds of breads, yogurts, juices, meats and cheeses, jams. I didn't have any complaints the whole time and can recommend this hotel to anyone with similar criterias to ones I had. Will certainly stay here again!

Delightful Anniversary

by A TripAdvisor Member

My wife and I spent our 1st wedding anniversary (aah) at the Singel, on the weekend just gone (21st - 23rd). The hotel is very well located (5 minutes walk from the train station, absolutely NO potential of danger at 21.30 on a Friday evening). The hotel itself is welcoming, clean, and met our requirements perfectly. Spending a weekend in Amsterdam is an absolute must, and we'll have no hesitation in booking at the Singel on our next visit.





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by branko1509

have someone been to singel hotel in amsterdam. How is food and accomodation there. It s suposed to be 3 star hotel.Is it?

Re: singel hotel

by MonicaLouise

Very nice and clean hotel, centrally located within walking distance of lots of sights - my only complaint was the noise level of passing scooters at night. We were there during the summer though - without air conditioning with the windows open - so this might not be an issue for you depending on when you visit.


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