Amsterdam's Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) is named after the famous Dutch artist whose paintings adorn the Rijksmuseum's walls. Hotels near this popular gathering spot give visitors easy access to the many boutique shops, bars, cafes and restaurants that surround it. These hotels range in style, size and design, offering visitors a variety of choices.
For three years at the beginning of the 20th century, Piet Mondrian, an influential member of the De Stijl art group, worked and stayed at the Hotel Atlanta. Representations of his work cover the interior walls of the hotel. Guests can even stay in the actual room the painter slept in, aptly called the "Mondrian room." The hotel has a total of 36 comfortably designed rooms set just off of Rembrandtplein. Most rooms have private bathrooms and all rooms feature free wireless Internet. A plethora of dining options lie just outside of the hotel's door.
The Thorbecke Hotel is located at Thorbecke Square adjacent to Rembrandtplein. An art market takes place each Sunday in the square directly in front of the hotel. It has just 14 guest rooms and three apartment-styled rooms lending it an air of intimacy. Some rooms have private bathrooms and Jacuzzi bathtubs; all rooms come with complimentary Internet access. All three apartments feature a balcony, bathroom and kitchen. The hotel does not have a restaurant but does serve a modest breakfast. Guests receive a 10 percent discount on bicycle rentals. The website makes special note to point out that since the hotel is in a historically recognized building, it does not have an elevator.
Soaring a modest six stories over Rembrandtplein, the 92 room NH Schiller hotel puts guests at the heart of one of Amsterdam's most exciting squares. It decorative, ornamental facade opens to high-styled interior with stained glass windows and art by Friedrich Schiller. All rooms have a slightly modernist feel and feature deep wood furnishings, large windows that open to a balcony or lanai and paid wireless Internet service. Room rates include a breakfast buffet and complimentary tea and coffee. Fax services and laptop rentals are available. The onsite brasserie serve international cuisine made from seasonal ingredients.
Located near the Rembrandtplein tram stop, across the street from the square itself, the City Hotel offers modestly designed guest rooms. Guests have a choice of a basic room with shared bathroom facilities or a private room with en-suite facilities. Certain rooms can hold up to eight people. Rates vary by season. Baby cribs are available at no additional cost. The hotel serves a continental breakfast in its lounge and cocktails and beer throughout the day. Guests can arrange city tours at the front desk. Public parking is available just outside of the hotel.
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