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Overview of The Highlander

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar

The Highlander

3.5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNew Church4 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Palace5 min walk
    Popular LocationDam Square5 min walk
    AirportAmsterdam (AMS-Schiphol)16 min drive

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Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

4/5 guest room rating
  • 247 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room, 1 King Bed

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 151 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

3.6/5 guest room rating
  • 204 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Triple Room

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bed and 1 King Bed

About this area

Amsterdam

Located in Amsterdam's Amsterdam City Centre neighborhood, The Highlander is in the city center and near a metro station. Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Leidseplein and Dam Square. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Johan Cruyff Arena. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • New Church - 4 min walk
  • Royal Palace - 5 min walk
  • Dam Square - 5 min walk
  • Sexmuseum - 5 min walk
  • Madame Tussauds - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Nieuwezijds Kolk Stop - 1 min walk
  • Amsterdam Central Station - 8 min walk
  • Schiphol Airport (AMS) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Gandhi — 3 min walk
  • Côte Ouest — 3 min walk
  • Cafe Van Zuylen — 3 min walk
  • Van der Linde — 3 min walk
  • De Drie Graefjes — 3 min walk

About this property

The Highlander

Eco-friendly Amsterdam hotel in Amsterdam City Centre, walk to Dam Square
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and 24-hour room service. All 31 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and tablet computers. For entertainment, LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate comforts like Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters.
The Highlander offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with tablet computers and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. LED televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Amsterdam hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Offsite parking for EUR 30 per day; discounts available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: EUR 25 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Designer stores
  • Shopping mall

Family friendly

  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Highchair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Renovated entire property - October 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • LED TV
  • Tablet computer

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge
  • Minibar

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Soundproofing

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 50.00

Special check-in instructions

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night, up to 21 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
  • A 6.422 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 55 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 30 per day
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 50.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Netherlands. This property is rated 3 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Property is also known as

Citadel Amsterdam
Citadel Hotel
Hotel Citadel
Hotel Citadel Amsterdam
Citadel Hotel Amsterdam
The Highlander Hotel
The Highlander Amsterdam
The Highlander Hotel Amsterdam

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Highlander and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Highlander offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Highlander cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Highlander?
As of Apr 16, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Highlander on Apr 18, 2021 start from $66, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Highlander pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at The Highlander?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM.
What time is check-out at The Highlander?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for EUR 50.00 (subject to availability).
Does The Highlander provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of EUR 55 per vehicle applies.
Where is The Highlander located?
Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dam Square, Madame Tussauds, and Anne Frank House. Leidseplein and Vondelpark are also within 2 mi (3 km). Nieuwezijds Kolk Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Dam Stop is 5 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 46 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel
The highlander is a great hotel! Amsterdam central station is a 6min walk. The uniqueness of this hotel is awesome. All levels have a different color theme. The room was clean, the bed was super comfortable. There are speakers installed, so you can listen to your favorite songs (even while you're sleeping) and there are all different apps on the smart tv. Breakfast was also great. Would deffinitely stay here again and recommend my friends and family to stay there as well
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location & friendly staff
Great location (if you need to be close to Amsterdam centraal) , super nice staff , stylish rooms and very affordable. I’m very satisfied with my stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was right in the center of Amsterdam. Close to everything. The room was beautiful. We had the deluxe room
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing all round
Amazing everything , the bed was so comfy we didnt want to get up , the vreakfast was beautiful and fresh and the staff were lovely amd so helpful , its central to everything , the qalk from central station to it is about six mins ,The train leaves and returns to the airport every 10 mins so its ideal
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

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