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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1236 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1236 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles

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

The Nova Hotel is a friendly three-star establishment, located in five beautifully renovated seventeenth century buildings in the old heart of Amsterdam. Famous shopping areas, as well as many museums and the colourful flowermarket, are all nearby. From Schiphol Airport the hotel can easily be reached by taxi or direct train connection to Amsterdam Central Station. From Central Station you can either take five minute taxi ride or the tram. The Nova Amsterdam provides a good range of facilities, combined with good size rooms, and friendly and helpful staff, making it a good mid-range choice wehn visiting 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

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour assistance

General Info

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

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Desk

Bath & Shower

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

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Amsterdam Museum 0.07 miles
  • Begijnhof 0.10 miles
  • Amsterdam Dungeon 0.12 miles
  • English Reformed Church 0.13 miles
  • Madame Tussauds 0.14 miles
  • Singel 0.16 miles
  • Spui 0.17 miles
  • Dam Square 0.17 miles
  • National Monument 0.18 miles
  • New Church 0.18 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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Nova Amsterdam Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1236 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Central location
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles
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8/10 Great

24 September 2012

nova

i stayed her for September weekend 2012 and the rooms were clean spacious and comfortable. the hotel was central to everything 5 minute walk to dam square the staff were helpful and efficient

The best thing about my stay was...

the room was comfortable
10/10 Amazing

23 April 2012

excellent all round

location,rooms,staff and food all excellent 5*

6/10 Good

30 October 2010

Great location but no frills hotel.

Pro's: Clean and warm. Comfortable beds. Quiet considering great location in city centre. Cons: No frills hotel. Rooms fairly basic. Foyer area very small so little seating. Continental breakfast decent but cooked abysmal-fatty, salty bacon and overcooked scrambled egg. Ideal if you want a base for exploring Amsterdam on a fairly low budget but no frills.

The best thing about my stay was...

Hotel location great for city centre.
8/10 Great

09 July 2008

nova

location great,hotel very clean,smallish room but had everything we needed. kept locked all the time so felt very safe.breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice,would stay here again.

8/10 Great

19 June 2007

Review of 'NOVA AMSTERDAM'

The location of this hotel is excellent - right in the heart of the city, just minutes from Dam Square and tons of amenities etc. The hotel was fine - friendly staff, the room was a good size and had a nice bathroom. The only downside was the lack of air-conditioning which meant a very warm room, although the staff had put a fan in the room to try and assist with this. The breakfast was fine and had a reasonable choice of things to eat and drink. Certainly would stay here myself again and I recommend this hotel to others.

8/10 Great

06 March 2007

Review of 'NOVA AMSTERDAM'

We stated at the Nova in Amsterdam for a long Valentine's weekend and found the Nova accommodation to be very clean, tidy and the staff where very helpful.<br /><br />I would recommend the Nova to all ages, as it’s very central to all the amenities, but not too central where you can’t get any sleep as you can.<br /><br />When we go back to Amsterdam I would defiantly stay at the Nova again.

10/10 Amazing

19 February 2007

Review of 'NOVA AMSTERDAM'

what a lovely hotel this is.very clean,nice food and drink,staff were very friendly and helpful,room and service was great.it is in a perfect location for visiting all parts of amsterdam.both me and my wife really enjoyed our stay here and will be staying here again next time we visit amsterdam.i would definately recommend this hotel to anyone staying in amsterdam.

8/10 Great

26 March 2005

Review of 'NOVA AMSTERDAM'

We stayed at the Hotel Nova this month [March 05] We had a large room on the ground floor it was very clean and quiet.The room contained table and chairs television with internet access full size fridge and had private facilities.The reception desk is open 24hrs and the front door kept locked which made you feel secure.Breakfast was usual ham, cheese, breads etc whatever time we went for breakfast there was plenty of choice.We arrived early and as our room was ready were able to check in immediatly.Staff were friendly and helpfull.On the day we left we left our luggage at the hotel in a locked room free of charge till 4pm allowing us to enjoy our last few hours in Amsterdam.If we return to Amsterdam we would book to stay at this hotel again.

8/10 Great

15 March 2005

Review of 'NOVA AMSTERDAM'

I stayed in a quad room, and it was huge. Breakfast was just OK, and the staff were nice. The location is great, 2 minutes from Dam Square.