Ratings based on 127 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jayne from Oxford

Good location

Posted Apr 15, 2014
Hotel is in a good location, near the trams and only a 30 to 40 minute walk to the Central Bus Station and 20 minutes to the main square with all the restaurants and bars. Staff were very helpful and the only problem we had was a leaking window which was better once it stopped raining... Would definately stay there again.
1 out of 5
by gina from london

I didn't stay. I paid however and left.

Posted Apr 14, 2014
Pros: First impressions nothing. But nice surroundings, ie. vondelpark.
Cons: Atmosphere, brightness, fresh paint, cleanliness. It completely lacks anything like a welcoming and cheerful atmosphere
Location: Location nice.
I had no experience as I left as soon as I could. It was depressing.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Character hotel near museums

Posted Apr 12, 2014
A quirky and characterful hotel with each room themed around a philosopher. Would like to stay in a different room each time I visit. will certainly go again if I am in Amsterdam, but I like quirky and characterful!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Michelle from Saskatchewan

More than Expected

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: We loved the location! Very easy to walk anywhere in Amsterdam, and the neighbourhood was safe and charming.
Cons: 15 Euro per plate for breakfast seems a little steep.
Location: Overtaart Restaurant on Overtoom was amazing!!! And you get a deal by staying at Filosoof. Café de Toog is a pub a block or so over - awesome!!
We loved this hotel. It had a great location. If you didn't want to use public transportation to get to any tourist sites, you would not have to. The museum quarter was about ten minutes walk away, Leidseplein square was less than that, and Vondelpark was literally in the back yard. Even walking to the red light district and central station was no big deal. The room was bigger than we expected. The bathroom was small, but who cares! You're in Europe! The beds and bedding were heavenly, and we had great sleeps. This hotel had tons of charm. The staff was always helpful and pleasant. We loved the garden; it was a peaceful, quiet place to enjoy a smoke ;). The neighbourhood had lots of amenities like convenience stores, restaurants, markets, and pubs, and was also very clean, friendly, and safe.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by R from O

Very nice!

Posted Feb 10, 2014
Cons: Breakfast is good but too expensive.
Excellent location very close to Vondelpark, on a main Tram route and a walking distance from Museuplain. Has a lift. Nice clean room with a garden view. Staff are very welcoming. We were very pleased for a fair price.
1 out of 5
by Danielle from Chicago

Random Hotel Near Vondelpark

Posted Jan 6, 2014
Pros: The staff was welcoming.
Cons: Clarification about the amenities. Two single twin beds pushed together does not a "double" bed make.
Location: If you're up for walking then the main squares won't be a hassle to get to. There are also several tram stops a few blocks as well as the Vondelpark.
Our stay at Filosoof was disappointing. While the staff was generally friendly and the location was near the beautiful Vondelpark our accommodations detracted from all of it. For a two person occupancy "double" bed meant two seemingly twin single beds that were pushed together and consistently moved away from one another making the gap between them impossible to escape. Not only was getting a comfortable night's rest near impossible but so was a solid clean shower as the floor barely sloped, the curtain area was small and the water flooded the entire bathroom. Now imagine pulling back a shower curtain, stepping through tons of water that isn't built to filter down the drain and onto shagged carpeting in dim lighting- that's what you can expect at Filosoof.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Janica from Western US

Friendly Hotel and Great Location

Posted Nov 30, 2013
Pros: Location and staff
Location: Within walking distance of many tourist destinations and easy access to the tram. There is also a grocery store nearby.
This hotel is located just a couple of blocks from a tram stop and within walking distance of the Vondelpark, the Van Gogh museum, and the Rijksmuseum. Rooms are small but clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We'd stay here again.
5 out of 5
by Neil from Wales

Brilliant hotel

Posted Nov 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
Well located hotel - a 15 minute stroll through lovely park to Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, whilst tram stop is nearby. Very friendly and helpful staff. Philosophical theme is entertaining- even a "thought for the day*. Our room was a bit small but bed was comfortable. Excellent buffet breakfast.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel in easy access for sightseeing

Posted Nov 9, 2013
Pros: We like it as it was close to the city centre and the night life and eating places but was off the beaten tract and was quiet at night
Cons: As our rooms were in an annex block across the road from the main hotel we would have appreciated tea and coffee making facilities in our room.
Location: We were very close to Vondelpark and some main museums and attractions and to the nightlife and eating establishments. a good area to stay
We arrived after a bad storm and many trees had been uprooted but it did not affect our enjoyment of the city. We had no idea of the best area to stay when we booked but chose this hotel because it was close to the park and were very pleased that it was close enough to the city centre to walk to many of the attractions.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jeff from Chicago, IL USA

A great location next to the Vondelpark

Posted Nov 2, 2013
Pros: The location was perfect for me.
Cons: Be warned that various taxes, and the cost of the hotel breakfast, can add up quickly, adding a jolt to the final bill.
Location: A range of restaurants, the park, the museums, the Concertgebouw, high-end fashion are all nearby.
My main reason for going to Amsterdam was to visit the museums there, and the Hotel de Filosoof is a short, pleasant walk away from the museums. It is also next to the Vondelpark, so that relief from the city bustle was close at hand. Near Overstoom is a major hub for several tram lines, so that when I wanted to go farther it was easy to do. Hotel staff were uniformly pleasant and helpful with tips on public transport, nearby restaurants, etc. All the rooms are decorated differently, so one expects a bit of eccentricity. The room was clean, and I loved the deep bathtub, for a hot soak at the end of a long day of walking.