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Die Port van Cleve Hotel

1,708 reviews
+31 20 714 2000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge
Business Center

Historic Four-Star Hotel Near Dams Square and Royal Palace

Boutique Hotel by the Nieuwe Kerk

Set in the same building as the original Heineken brewery, the Die Port van Cleve Hotel is one of Amsterdam’s most famous and historic hotels. Opened in 1870, the family-owned, four-star boutique hotel is a character-rich and comfortable lodging option in central Amsterdam. From the circa 1887 original Delft Blue tile fresco over the bar to the exquisite 19th century architecture, historic charms like these define the hotel's atmosphere. Located behind Dam Square, Amsterdam’s bustling entertainment and business district, and steps from the Royal Palace, the Die Port van Cleve Hotel melds historic authenticity with modern convenience.

Along with custom artwork and furnishings, the 122 guest rooms differ in size and layout, which is part of the hotel's charm. Each room offers guests both a touch of history and modern comforts. Guest rooms provide the convenience and value of complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, satellite television, and a sitting area for lounging. Superior rooms offer views of the Royal Palace or the Nieuwe Kerk, a beautiful 15th century cathedral on Dam Square.

Famous On-Site Dining Near Magma Plaza

Die Port van Cleve Hotel is home to two iconic Amsterdam dining institutions, the Brasserie De Poort and the Bodega De Blauwe Parade. Both establishments began operating when the Heineken brewery first opened its doors and have served patrons for well over 100 years. The Brasserie De Poort serves authentic Dutch fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the restaurant is world-famous for its numbered seared steaks, which now top six million. The hotel's on-site bar, Bodega De Blauwe Parade, provides a historic and charming setting to unwind and frequently hosts jenever tastings. It features antique wooden furniture and a Delft Blue fresco centerpiece over the bar.

Along with the eateries, coffee shops, and entertainment found on adjacent Dam Square, hotel guests are within walking distance to Amsterdam’s most famous cultural offerings. Guests can tour the breathtaking Royal Palace directly in front of the hotel or explore the art and history displays at Amsterdam Museum, only a 5-minute walk away. Directly next to the hotel, shopping enthusiasts can enjoy the posh boutiques in Magna Plaza, a transformed neo-Renaissance-style monumental building constructed in 1899. For a night on the town, Leidseplein Square and its many nightclubs and pubs are a short tram ride or a scenic 15-minute walk.

Bottom Line

For vacationers who prefer a hotel rich in history and character, the Die Port van Cleve Hotel is an ideal choice at an affordable rate. From its early roots as the original Heineken brewery to its unique and spacious rooms, the four-star hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. As the home of Brasserie De Poort and the Bodega De Blauwe Parade, the hotel provides guests with world-class entertainment and dining options, and its central location offers easy access to Amsterdam's famous attractions. Visitors who prefer a more contemporary atmosphere might want to consider the nearby Eden Rembrandt Square Hotel.

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Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176-180
Amsterdam, 1012 SJ
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User Highlights
"Excellent position" "Location is superb"
99% liked the proximity to shopping.
97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Excellent English" "Staff was amazing"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
85% thought the service was very professional.
"For breakfast unclear" "Breakfast location Brilliant"
78% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Not much cupboard space" "Radiator did not work properly"
71% said rooms were small.
76% said rooms were clean.
"Lousy internet" "Awful wifi signal in my room"
66% said the wifi quality was bad.
"Refrigerator was small" "Not much cupboard space"
71% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 66%.
"Very small lobby" "Old building"
75% criticized the unstylish hotel.
For 78%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
"Very small lobby" "Old building"
69% thought the building wasn't nice.
For 78%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.

Good to know...

Rooms could be larger
Great shopping
Friendly service
Hotel could use some updating
Expert Reviews
It actually started life in 1864 as the first Heineken brewery. ... The interior was completely renovated a few years back. The guest rooms are relatively small.
DK Eyewitness
Beer fans will be delighted to stay here, in the very building where Heineken began brewing in the 1870s.
Situated a stone's throw from Dam Square, it's popular with tourists who enjoy stepping out right into the city's buzzing center.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: EUR 60 per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: EUR 50 per day
  • Late Check-out Fee: EUR 50
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 19.75 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: EUR 20 per night