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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 365 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • No frills
  • Good for singles
  • Great service
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 365 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • No frills
  • Good for singles
  • Great service

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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Overview

France Hotel Amsterdam is ideally situated overlooking one of the numerous canals of the historical heart of Amsterdam, in a quieter area that is none-the-less near to the vibrant city. The hotel is close to the railway station and Dam Square, as well as numerous pubs and restaurants within walking distance, making it an ideal base from which to explore the city. Recently renovated, this property now offers all the comforts that guests would need for an enjoyable stay, including a cosy lounge and a stylish restaurant. All comfortable guest rooms come equipped with the amenities one could expect from a hotel of its class, including a TV, pay movies, a telephone and hairdryer, while some rooms have romantic views over the canal, although a small number of rooms may not have windows. The France Hotel is in a great location to enjoy the city of Amsterdam.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

  • Coffee shop or café
  • Breakfast service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Services & Shops

  • Currency exchange
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Luggage storage

General Info

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • St. Nicholas Church (Sint Nicolaaskerk) 0.05 miles
  • Sexmuseum 0.16 miles
  • Amsterdam Chinatown 0.17 miles
  • Red Light District 0.18 miles
  • The Old Church (Oude Kerk) 0.19 miles
  • Nieuwmarkt Square 0.21 miles
  • Berlage Stock Exchange (Beurs van Berlage) 0.24 miles
  • National Monument 0.39 miles
  • Zuiderkerk 0.40 miles
  • Dam Square 0.41 miles
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Resort Info

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Holidays & Hotels

Hotels in Amsterdam

From 5* canalside hotels to quirky cheap hostels, you can find virtually every type of accommodation in Amsterdam’s variety of districts. And whether you want something in the middle of all the action, or would rather experience the quieter side of the Netherlands capital during your holiday, there’s the perfect neighbourhood waiting for you.

Cultural events, parties and a rich tapestry of history: there are endless reasons why people travel to Amsterdam. Couples, families and groups of friends are spoilt for things to do in this eclectic city all year round, making it the ideal destination for everything from a winter city break to a week-long holiday.

Where to stay

Jordaan

You’ll need your cameras at the ready for this picturesque area of Amsterdam, which is home to quaint bridges and all the artistic vibes. The Jordaan neighbourhood is to Amsterdam what Shoreditch is to London. It’s full of independent shops, quirky accommodation, and chic restaurants - plus it’s handily just a short walk away from all the city centre sights, including the Anne Frank House. Just as you’d expect in this neighbourhood, accommodation is varied and stylish, ranging from budget hostels to upmarket canalside lodging.

Dam

If you want to be in the middle of the city on your holiday, the Dam neighbourhood is where you’ll find the heart of all the action, from the after-dark entertainment of the Red Light District to the main shopping centre. Large hotel chains are dotted around the centre, giving you easy access to key sights including Madame Tussauds, the Amsterdam Dungeon and the National Monument.

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Set a short walk away from the city’s central canal network, the Oud-Zuid area showcases a quieter side to Amsterdam. Check into one of the chain hotels or independent accommodation options and you’ll be on the doorstep of some of the city’s most exciting museums, like Rijksmuseum and the contemporary art of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. You’ll also be close to the 120-acre Vondelpark, perfect for daytime strolls, summer picnics and free open air concerts between May and September.

What to see

Whether you’re in Amsterdam for a weekend or longer holiday, you’ll be spoilt for things to do in this vibrant city. The first port-of-call for many is to track down the Instagrammable ‘I Amsterdam’ letters which move around the city every few months. Once you’ve taken all the photos to fill up your feed, learn more about the city by exploring it from a new perspective: by a boat tour, along its UNESCO protected canal belt. Tours take in the history of the city and provide the perfect views to take in the twinkling fairy lights over the charming bridges.

Culture vultures will love the range of museums available around the city. The Anne Frank House, based in the exact building where Anne and her family went into hiding during World War 2, is one of the most popular. However, there’s everything from Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art to the Museum of Bags and Purses and also Heineken Experience, catering for all tastes. And, of course, no holiday to Amsterdam is complete without visiting Bloemenmarkt. Found along the Singel canal, the world’s only floating flower market sells colourful plants and accessories to brighten up your home. Read more about the top cultural spots in our blog here.

Nightlife

From all-night raves to low-key bars, Amsterdam has it all for every type of holidaymaker. The city has a thriving nightlife scene, with clubs regularly hosting international DJs. Hen and stag parties are a regular sight around the city centre thanks to its influx of bars, pubs and coffee shops - there’s everything from old-school bars to lively clubs.

For quirky nightlife, head out of the main centre towards Amsterdam Oud-West. It’s got much more of an alternative scene, with speakeasys and jazz clubs sitting alongside world-famous clubs and various music venues.

What to eat

The Netherlands is famous for many tasty treats, including stroopwafels, pancakes, Dutch fries and raw herring. A short walk out from the Jordaan neighbourhood is Foodhallen, a site that features dozens of food stalls all under one roof. Pick up some Chinese cuisine, traditional Dutch snacks or some Mediterranean delicacies, and then huddle around the central seating area with your friends.

Shopping

Amsterdam is a shopper’s paradise, offering plenty of opportunities to pick up gifts for loved ones back home - as well as some treats for yourself. The city centre is home to a number of local and international chains where you can pick up clothes, Dutch delicacies, homeware and souvenirs. For something a little different, head to Albert Cuypmarkt in De Pijp. It’s open six days a week and is one of the most famous street markets in the city. You’ll find everything from food to bags, clothing and flowers.

Fast facts about Amsterdam

  • Direct flight time: 1.25 hours from London
  • Transfer time from Amsterdam Schipol airport to Amsterdam: 23 minutes
  • Time zone: GMT +1
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Dutch
  • Average price of a domestic beer: €4
  • Average price of a bottle of wine: €6.99
  • Number of Brit tourists per year: 1 million
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France Hotel Amsterdam Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 365 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • No frills
  • Good for singles
  • Great service
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4/10 Average

15 December 2015

bleak room not as described, but great location

Paid extra for an "executive suite", which was identical to the standard room. Sticky in places, random hairs, and a very dark room - however absolutely fab location and good breakfast spread/next door bar.

The best thing about my stay was...

The central location
10/10 Amazing

22 March 2015

Excellent for the price

Couldn't have asked for better for the price, room was excellent, hotel was quiet and most of the staff were friendly. Excellent location and breakfast next door was fantastic with lovely staff too.

The best thing about my stay was...

great value for money
8/10 Great

08 October 2014

Great place

Great place to stay its 5 mins away from train station and smack bang in middle of everything. Staff were very helpful and friendly, room clean, clean bedding, breakfast was lovely in the Irish bar next door! Would stay again

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
8/10 Great

06 July 2013

excellent

good hotel, staff more than helpful, location excellent, 5 mins from central station & a couple of mins from all the main attractions.

The best thing about my stay was...

location
8/10 Great

19 May 2011

Great Hotel

The France hotel is basic, very clean and friendly. The location is superb, lietrally a 2 minute walk from train station. We got their for 9.30am and rooms are not ready till 2pm, not a problem, just leave your bags in secure room (you can also do this when leaving). Breakfast isn't the best, but that's only because we like a full english breakfast to set you up for the day! You are on the doorstep of the red light district, but you dont get any hassle (odd tap on the window when walking past)! But very friendly and relaxed area. It was the first time to amsterdam for us and when we go back, we will be staying at hotel france again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
10/10 Amazing

02 January 2011

great hotel

dont know why there is so many bad reviews on this place , good basic budget hotel , clean room , sheets change every other day , clean towels given , did not have any problems at all

The best thing about my stay was...

amsterdam is great
6/10 Good

24 November 2010

Cheap, clean and ideal location

Good location, staff friendly, ideal for train station and ideal for sightseeing, culture, coffeeshops, Dam square and canals etc. However heating in room didn't come on and the maid service only made the bed they didn't lift any rubbish from the room. I think I would go back as it was quite cheap in price and it was in an ideal location. Room size was fine as we were hardly ever in hotel until last thing at night, so it wasn't an issue for us, the breakfast next door molly malones is ok if you like continental breakfast. Overall the hotel met our needs, there was a couple of things that were a bit annoying but we let them go as it was only a place to crash for us and we were never in.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location
6/10 Good

25 August 2010

not bad at all

the france is a great hotel with friendly service, its based in the centre of amsterdam and only 2minutes from the train station! And the breakfast is in a bar next door! The only thing i found though, was that there wasn't an actual window that looked outside. although there was a window, it looked into a tiny shaft in the middle of the hotel and didn't let in any daylight. but to be fair i wasn't in the room that much to even care

The best thing about my stay was...

being in amsterdam
4/10 Average

17 November 2008

Good location but thats it!!

I stayed here for 2 nights in mid November, and would not go back! There are plenty of better hotels in the area of the same price and they are a lot better quality! The location is excellent, only a short walk from everything you need! The staff at the reception desk are helpful and the lobby itself is a nice area to sit in, and the tv 's in the rooms are decent but sorry folks there the only good things about it! Now here's the bad stuff..... We booked a double room but when we arrived we were allocated a twin room, which was in the basement with no windows (despite request at time of booking), the walls were dirty and so was the headboard on the beds! When complaining to the reception desk surprisingly they had no double rooms available... only double executive rooms that was an extra 43Euros! Despite our voucher saying we booked a double we still had to pay as there was no way we could have slept in that room! The restaurant does not exist, well not that we could find and it's only a small hotel! They don't have pay tv/movies and it depends what type of room you have as to what channels you get! We didn't try the breakfast nextdoor at Molly Malones... didn't look very tempting! Overall it's a cheap hotel in the centre of Amsterdam but don't expect anything more.... you get what you pay for!

8/10 Great

03 November 2008

Very impresses

We stayed for 3 nights in this hotel. Staff were friendly and were willing to book excursions for us. Breakfast was decent. Room was lovely and clean as was the en-suite. Location was excellent and i would definitely come back to this hotel if i go to Amsterdam again

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