Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center, Amsterdam

Tesselschadestraat 23 Amsterdam 1054ET
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Based on 131 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping
  • Family friendly

Hotel Info

Overview

Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center is an attractive city hotel located in the city centre and near to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Leidseplein. Public transport is located in the surrounding area approximately one hundred and fifty metres away, while scores of shops as well as countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs lie two hundred metres distant. The facilities at the hotel include a lobby with a twenty-four hour reception and safe, a currency exchange desk and a lift. In addition, there is a bar and a restaurant in the hotel. Moreover, the building provides a public internet connection, room and laundry services, medical attention upon request, and a car park and garage. The modern rooms at the Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center include an en suite bathroom, a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, internet access, a fridge, central heating, air conditioning and a safe.

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.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee in lobby

Services & Shops

  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business services
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Medical assistance available

General Info

  • Photocopy machines
  • Television in lobby
  • Suitable for children
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Eurocard
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms 89
  • Multilingual staff
  • Shoe shine
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Parking

  • Parking nearby

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Cable television service
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite television service

Rooms & Comfort

  • Wake-up calls
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Non-smoking only
  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding
  • Desk

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Complimentary toiletries

Housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
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ATOL bonded
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards: Best Online/Call Centre Travel Agent - Silver 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 131 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping
  • Family friendly
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 131 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping
  • Family friendly

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.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Holland Casino 0.17 miles
  • DeLaMar Theater 0.19 miles
  • Max Euweplein 0.19 miles
  • P.C. Hooftstraat 0.20 miles
  • Stadsschouwburg 0.21 miles
  • Melkweg 0.23 miles
  • Paradiso 0.23 miles
  • Leidseplein 0.23 miles
  • Diamond Museum Amsterdam 0.27 miles
  • Van Gogh Museum 0.30 miles
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Resort Info

Amsterdam

The historic centre of Amsterdam plays host to a huge number of visitors each year. The list of reasons to visit this beautiful city is long and varied. The relatively compact centre is packed with historical buildings, picturesque canals and cultural hotspots. From the wonderfully quirky, laid back Jordaan in the west to the old centre and Nieuwmarkt in the east, Amsterdam is a great city to walk around.  If you arrive via the vast Centraal Station, the city spreads out in front of you. Follow the mighty Damrak down to Dam Square and beyond towards Vondelpark and Museumplein in the south. The canals will either confuse or guide you. The centre of the city extends as far as the fourth canal in the inner ring – Prinsengracht. The four main canals sweep around the old city before colliding with the River Amstel to the east.

Leafy Vondelpark

Art and history lovers will be spoilt for choice in Amsterdam. See the work of Dutch Masters including Van Gogh and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum before paying an emotional visit to the Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht in the heart of the Jordaan. If you are in Amsterdam on a sunny day you should head down to the leafy Vondelpark. There is a lovely café and restaurant but you could just pick up some food and find a little patch of shady grass to stretch out on. Fully recharged you can head into the centre of Amsterdam and take advantage of the wide range of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs.

 

Things to do in Amsterdam

 

Eat and drink in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a large, international city and you can eat what you want, when you want. The main streets running through the centre of the city are busy with a wide range of restaurants and bars. For a more intimate and authentic experience, head west into the Jordaan. This area of the city has resisted the excesses of modern life and held onto a more independent, artisan approach to living. The bars on every corner are cosy and welcoming with simple menus and drinks on offer. Local restaurants and cafes are tucked away on the little lanes leading across the four main canals. The Spui is home to larger grand cafes where well-dressed locals mingle with visitors to the city. The food and service is more polished with the added benefit of some excellent people watching opportunities. The area around Nieuwmarkt is home to a good range of great value restaurants.

Top Tip:

Try the local speciality - Rijsttafel. A colonial inspired Indonesian feast consisting of a huge range of small dishes. Make sure you are hungry – there can be as many as forty separate dishes served up!

Amsterdam nightlife

The city is busy with bars and clubs and you will find somewhere that plays the music you like on most days of the week. The bars are open late and very busy at the weekend. Head down to Leidseplein for a drink. The square is lined with popular bars and a mixed crowd. The area offers a bit of late fun for all – you will find several large live music venues including Melkweg and the Sugar Factory as well as the casino and a wide range of theatres. Nearby Rembrandtplein is a good alternative and perhaps better suited to visitors looking for a late night clubbing experience. You will find a good range of large, popular bars as well as large clubs including Escape and Studio 80.

Shopping in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is great city to shop in. The picturesque streets leading through the centre are lined with both large department stores and boutiques selling more exclusive goods. The Magna Plaza in Dam Square is worth a visit. This former main post office building is a beautiful piece of architecture from the outside. Step inside the ancient walls and the interior is a multi-level shopping paradise. Beyond Dam Square, Kalverstraat is home to a wide range of large brands and local specialist stores. The ‘nine streets’ district (Negan Straatjes) nestled between the canals is home to jewellery and vintage goods specialists. If you love antiques and art then you should head down to the Speigelkwartier.  The area is busy with little specialist dealers and markets. High end fashion followers need look no further than P.C. Hoofstraat, the ultimate in exclusive shopping.

Top Tip:

Amsterdam has some amazing flea markets – look out for the weekly market in Nieuwmarkt.

Things to see in Amsterdam

Start with a long walk along the canals, explore the flower market, and admire the gable fronted building dating back to the 17th century. Art lovers should make a point of visiting the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum down in Museumplein. The Artis Zoo out beyond Waterlooplein to the east is a great place to visit with the family. For a water level view of the city and historic canals, consider taking a boat cruise. The options are seemingly endless and a weekend trip will not seem enough. Make sure you leave time for some people watching from the windows of a grand café.

Top Tip:

Try an evening cruise. Once the sun goes down the bridges and canal side houses light up giving the canals a magical feel.

 

We Recommend

 

Café Hoppe

This ‘brown café’ should be top of your list of bars to try during your visit to Amsterdam. The old part of the bar was established in 1670 and is pretty much unchanged due to the listed status it enjoys. Take a seat at the bar and soak up a little bit of old Amsterdam. The bar is on the edge of Spuistraat which sits on the Singel canal.

Daalder

This amazing little restaurant is nestled in the heart of the Jordaan on Lindengracht. From the outside this is just another quirky little corner café but step inside and you are greeted by a top class restaurant serving fresh, exciting food that draws on both local and international influences.

King’s Day – April 27th

Prior to 2014 the whole nation would come together on the 30th April to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday with a huge party that spreads across the city with live music, parties and impromptu bars and food stalls. Queen’s Day has now become King’s Day as Willem-Alexander, the Queens oldest son has taken over the throne. The party is no less enthusiastic!

 

Fast Facts

 

  • Currency – EUR
  • Time Zone – GMT + (1)
  • Travel Time – Amsterdam (AMS) - 1 hour 20 minutes (London)
  • Transfer Time – 30 minutes (Taxi)
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Reviews

Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 131 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Good for shopping
  • Family friendly

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10/10 Amazing

15 June 2013

Perfect Location

Lovely comfortable hotel in a quiet street just 200 meters from the bustling Leidse Plein square and just around the corner from a beautiful park. Quiet, friendly staff, particularly the Scottish lady in the breakfast room. Breakfast was basic continental but very nice and never struggled to find a table and never needed to que. Bed was very comfortable and was made every day, Everywhere was clean and tidy

The best thing about my stay was...

The proximity to the town
10/10 Amazing

06 May 2013

Brilliant

Would highley reccomend. Location and price and breakfast excelent.

10/10 Amazing

18 June 2012

Very Good Stay

Very clean & tidy Friendly staff Bed was comfery Good shower Nice Breakfast & close to trams to get around I would go back again.

The best thing about my stay was...

I had a good sleep
8/10 Great

24 July 2011

Our stay at Leidse Square Hotel

The Hotel's well situated in a leafy square off the main road amongst some attractive buildings close to museums, coffee shops and ethnic restaurants. We got a brusque welcome from a receptionist who we later noticed being spectacularly rude to a visibly startled Oriental couple with limited English.We had a spacious room with large windows which opened on to a lovely view of the square. Comfy beds,good bathroom facilities, cleaning to a very high standard as well as an intimate very reasonably priced hotel bar impressed.The breakfast at 7.50 euro -if you book in advance -is quite good value with an impressive range of cold meats and breads but I'd suggest giving the cooked part the bacon and scrambled egg a miss. Overall with some minor reservations apart we'd return albeit with a thicker skin should we happen upon our Fawlteyesque receptionist.

The best thing about my stay was...

Quite beautiful and very convenient location
6/10 Good

19 May 2011

good location but only 2 star in places

just came back from a 2 day stay in this hotel with my husband, we found the hotel easy to get to, we took the tram but that was the only time we used it as we were not as far away from the centre as we thought we would be. from the tram stop walk past the Marriotte hotel first left and the hotel is just round the corner in a very quiet street. i booked a double superior and reqested no higher than 1st or 2nd floor but when we arrived after 6.00pm we were given room 402 on the top floor, when i pionted out i had asked for a lower floor she told us that is was quiet room overlooking the back of the hotel we went to look at the room, after a trek up 4 flight of stairs (don't like lifts) we went in to a grotty room (only 2 star standed with air con) over looking some gardens so we went back to ask for another room and to point out that my request was on the front booking voucher that i had given her. after some comments about having to move other people who had not arrived yet she asked if we would take a room with out air con on the ground floor which we did, what a differance, a nice modern room at the side of the hotel (lookin over at the Owl hotel) and even though it is on the street we found it very quiet and peacefull and the bed was very comfortable and the room was cleaned well the second day so it made up for what could have a bad trip. we did not eat in the hotel so can't recomend the food, the hotel areas could do with modernisation but were clean. the hotel is in a nice area close to every thing and would stay in this area again but maybe not this hotel as i get the impression that we were being fobed of at the start and that as we were later arriving we were given a room that was left over, next time will phone to see if they have our request. on the whole not bad, good location but there is a big difference in the rooms and the superior room we were offered first was a joke and only was payin extra for air con, the standard room we had was far superior.

8/10 Great

17 May 2011

Pleasant stay would go back

Pros A pleasant and clean hotel that is well situated for restaurants and bars. Good tram links nearby and its right beside the Vondelpark. Breakfast is good for the price. Cons Our room was the first room at top of the stairs and where the lift exited which made the room quite noisy with people coming and going all night.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
8/10 Great

05 May 2011

Excellent

Stayed for 2 nights and couldn't fault anything. We arrived 5 hours before check-in but the hotel stored our luggage at no extra cost. Rooms well equiped and clean. Breakfast was buffet style and plenty to choose from. Didn't use the bar but it looked well stocked. Would recommend to friends and family

6/10 Good

10 April 2011

Very Central for short visit to Amsterdam

Best Wesrern Standard. Confortable if small rooms. Staff very pleasent and helpful.

The best thing about my stay was...

Convenience for all the major attractions.
8/10 Great

30 March 2011

Cracking little hotel

Easy to get to whilst being away from the noise of the Damrak area. Clean, tidy, friendly and helpful staff. Very comfortable bed and a decent breakfast...although continental breakfasts with greasy streaky bacon are never quite the same as back home! I will stay here again... great value!

The best thing about my stay was...

The comfy bed...
10/10 Amazing

09 March 2011

Great Hotel, Excellent location!

THIS HOTEL WAS IDEALLY LOCATED FOR ALL TRANSPORT LINKS ON A QUIET STREET AND ONLY 3 MINUTE WALK FROM THE LIVELY LEIDSE SQUARE. ONLY A TEN MINUTE WALK TO THE MUSEUM QUARTER. THE HOTEL STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL. THE TRIPLE ROOM WE STAYED IN WAS A GOOD SIZE AND VERY CLEAN. BUFFET BREAKFAST HAD A GREAT VARIETY TO CHOOSE FROM. I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN IF RETURNING TO AMSTERDAM.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location