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France Hotel Amsterdam


Oudezijds Kolk 11, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Good, 2.5
Based on 556 Guest reviews
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This modern 3-star hotel is situated on a canal in the city centre of Amsterdam close to Central Station and Dam square.

The France Hotel Amsterdam is so central that you can easily reach every tourist attraction on foot or by public transport. The Amsterdam Central Station is situated only 100 meters from the hotel. The hotel is also very close to the local attractions like the old city, Dam Square, Damrak and the Red Light District.

France Hotel Amsterdam is a modern, comfortable 3-star hotel (opened in 1995), quietly situated on a canal in the historical heart of Amsterdam. This extremely central location is within walking distance of many tourist attractions and Amsterdam Central Station, and makes the hotel an excellent starting point for a discovery of the city centre.

France Hotel Amsterdam has 55 rooms on 4 floors that all have lift access. Each room has a television with video films (pay-per-view), a telephone, hairdryer, bath or shower and toilet. Various rooms have a view of one of Amsterdam's canals. Guests can also use the safe, luggage depository and the Internet facilities in the lounge.

The extremely central location makes the hotel an excellent starting point to discover Amsterdam and all that this great city has to offer.

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Good, 2.5
556 Guest reviews
  • Location 4.5
  • Value 3
  • Rooms 2.5
  • Service 3
  • Cleanliness 2.5
  • Sleep quality 3
A TripAdvisor Member Edinburgh, United Kingdom Group of friends July 2014 Easytobook traveller
 "Can't complain"
I'm basing this review on the fact that in Amsterdam, more than in any other city, you pay a lot more for less, when it comes to hotels - so my "very good" rating means "very good for Amsterdam!" I had seen some dodgy reviews of this place, but the same could be said of all the hotels I looked at in my price range. I had stayed in a number of hotels there before ranging from awful to excellent. The hotel France comes near to the top when compared with the others. First of all - had a room on the top floor so it was very quiet, the air conditioning worked so the room was also comfortable - in Amsterdam, a hotel where you can get to sleep is the be all and end all! The cleanliness wasn't great, with weird looking stains all over the radiator, and a hairdryer cable that made me ill just to look at it, but the sheets were clean and fresh so again, compared with other hotels in this town - result! In summary, as long as I could get a room on the top floor, then I would definitely stay here again.
Carolyn C Amsterdam September 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "pleasant stay"
would recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for a place to stay. very pleasant staff and rooms roomy and clean. very local and easy walking distance to the train station as well as all the attractions.
Claire Lucia B Amsterdam Group of friends August 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Very Small but did the job"
stayed at the France hotel in November 2012 and we had room 306 which was perfect , so of course booked again to stay this year with a friend .... Disappointed :-( I paid more money per night this time , the first room they put us in didn't have a window ..... So asked to be moved , which was accommodated but the2nd room 304 was very very very small :-( and very grubby but we survived .... And must admit slept like babies ....I'm back in the dam in November again and I've not booked the France this time .... Sorry
Cassandra G Australia Group of friends June 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Great location, safe and clean"
This hotel was in an ideal location, close to red light district and a 10 minute walk to dam square. Also a 5 minute walk from central station. Room was small but cosy, that's all you need while you are there. Breakfast each morning was a great bonus. Wifi also included. Only missing things were a kettle and fridge.
Ferdinand F Glasgow Group of friends June 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Excellent place, brilliant location"
10 minutes from Amsterdam CS (which is 15 by train from Schiphol), 5 from Red Light District (with some nice pubs!), 15 minutes from Dam square. Room is big enough, toilet & shower spacious, will definitely go back next trip to Amsterdam.
Shane R Amsterdam Group of friends December 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Cabby From Southport England"
Not the first time I have stayed at the France hotel and will not be the last :-) Its in a great location about 5-10 mins walk from central station just on the edge of china town and a 2 min walk from the red light area its clean and also has a lift to all floors thats fab coz let me tell you the stairs in other hotels ive stayed in when in Amsterdam are a killer when youve had a beer or 2 lol also and the Irish Bar next door is great for food and a chat befor you had off in to the city ....
SIMONE F Amsterdam November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Nice location"
Nice location, easy to find and very connected to everything you would need.Room walls and doors are very thin, you can listen neighbors tv perfectly and when they close their door feels like someone is getting in your room. Same with room services.Breakfast is not in the hotel but in the close Irish Pub..
Joe m Ireland Spouse/partner November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "France Hotel"
Hotel was good value, breakfast was very good in the Irish Bar next door. Carpets in the hotel hallways could do with up -dating as they were fairly stained. The room was clean, but house keeping over do the air freshener. Staff were pleasant.
nicola g Amsterdam Group of friends October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "France hotel"
Hotel great location, rooms very tired and depressing!! Defo not recommended for couples who want a nice hotel. Staff were not very approachable, all this was ok as away wiv friends on hen do!
Abdulaziz A Amsterdam Group of friends October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "one of the best locations..."
very lovley location ,, nice staff ,,, but small rooms . amaizing view .. wifi .. good breakfast............................................... i will stay there again .. . . .
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 Check-in: From 14:00 Check-out: Until 11:30
 Payment:           Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa Debit, Visa Electron
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
Wired Internet at additional cost in general areas only (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 55
  • Late check-out
  • Express check-in/out
General facilities:
  • Elevator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Safe at front desk
  • TV in the Lobby
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Extra common areas:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Multiple Bars/Lounges
  • Shops
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A full buffet breakfast is served in the dining area of the France Hotel.

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