Hotel Agora Amsterdam

Zero stars hotel 97%of guests recommend Hotel Agora Amsterdam

Singel 462, Amsterdam Map 0.2 km (Amsterdam City Centre)

Score of 98 reviews: 6.9

Hotel Agora is established in a striking white canalside house dating from 1735. Hotel Agora Amsterdam is easy to reach by train, and is only a 15-minute walk from the station. It lies in the heart of Amsterdam near the flower market and between Amsterdam's main squares: the Leidseplein, the Rembrandtplein and the Dam. It is a fantastic location from which to experience and discover Amsterdam's colourful sights and sounds: whether walking along the flea market or enjoying a drink on one of the many terraces around the Leidseplein.

Hotel Agora Amsterdam offers good facilities at an attractive price. At the back of the hotel is a beautiful sun lounge with a view of the pretty garden; a lovely spot in good weather. The informal atmosphere and excellent service will make everyone's stay here a pleasant one. Hotel staff are friendly and approachable, and will gladly offer tips regarding nice day trips and roundtrips exploring Amsterdam's canals.

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Double Room External Private Bathroom

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Double Room Garden Wing

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Double Room Canal View

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Amsterdam offers all sorts of opportunities in terms of culture, history and culinary pleasures. Culture lovers should definitely not miss a trip to the Hermitage Amsterdam. This museum opened in 2009 and is a branch of the famous Russian Hermitage. It features regularly alternating exhibitions which explore Russian art and culture. The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are also certainly worth visiting, while the Jordaan area - a typical working class neighbourhood, where the poorest of Amsterdammers once lived in houses that were far too small - offers a good insight into the lives of 19th century Amsterdammers. Nowadays, trendy young urbanites reside in this revived neighboorhood; its traditional workshops now replaced by charming boutiques.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is served every morning from 07:30 until 10:00. The bar / restaurant is open from 13:00 until 01:00, and at weekends until 03:00.


from 15:00
until 11:00
Number of rooms
FREE! Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Children/extra beds
Children up to 6 years old can stay in the parents' room; on request and free of charge, providing use is made of the existing beds. It is not possible to place a cot / additional bed in the hotel room.
Car park
The hotel does not have a private car park.
Smoking policy
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Not allowed.
24-hour reception, Bar, Breakfast, Garden, Internet, Luggage storage, Free WiFi.

Important information

Attention! The hotel is established in a listed building and has no lift. Please take into account that this building therefore has steep stairs, which are so typical of Amsterdam.

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All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Hotel Agora Amsterdam.

  • (Friends)
very nice
  • + It is not far from the center.We wolked on foot. We had the window on sreet and chanel. There are no any noise. Proper, the breakfest is very good.We will retun withe pleasure.
  • (Friends)
  • Bed was uncomfortable
  • (Older couples)
  • + Great location, clean beds, good bathroom and great breakfast with friendly helpful staff. Decor a bit tired.
  • (Families with older children)
Small hotel by the canal
  • + Location close to the shopping restaurant area in the heart of Amsterdam
  • No one in the reception when arriving. Very hard to get the luggage up the steep stears in the hotel (no elevator). Vary poor WiFi quality in the room. Breakfast was not good. Went empty on almost everything - no one filled up (ham - cheese). Very limited selection. No aircondition - needed to sleep with open window (it was open and appeared to be stuck). Some noice from the streets into the night. Hard to get a good night sleep
  • (Travelling alone)
  • (Older couples)
Great centrl location just by the canal
  • + Near to all attractions, shops and bars restaurants. Efficient informative staff.
  • Allocated poor room on arrival-details of our booking did not correspond to the information on the website(NL). Rectified the next day with very good room. Hotel is a mix of good quality and shabby .
  • * my tip Good for singles, couples families. Near to everything - we walked everywhere.
  • (Friends)
great comfortable hotel
  • + Staff were helpful and the breakfast was good.
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + the location.
  • The hotel was decadent.
  • (Families with older children)
Good breakfast, central location, great value
  • + The hotel is in an excellent location, provides a good breakfast, and that staff is helpful and available.
  • The furniture and carpet in the rooms are worn, but still the hotel is a good value. Patrons of the bar next door kept us awake in the early hours of our Saturday night stay
  • * my tip The Indonesian restaurant "Sampurna" just down the street was excellent!
  • (Older couples)
A fair price/quality and cheap hotel very well located
  • + Spacious rooms. Good breakfast.
  • Nasty smelling in the stairs. Everything looks a little bit "old". A large double bed in a large room; but the lavabo was directly in the bedroom while the shower and toilets are in a separate small bathroom.
  • * my tip The menswear shop just beside the hotel at the left. Dont miss the Indonesian Restaurant "Kantil de Tiger" which is at the beginning of Spui straat close to the hotel.
  • (Other)
Good location but poor management
  • We waited for 15 minutes cuz no one was at the reception. The receptionest was late of work but no apologies at all. The promotion showed the room had coffee machines but turned out not a drop of water The next morning we came for breakfast but the door was locked as the reception left work earlier and took the key. The worst experience I ever had. Definitely not recommomded
  • (Young couples)
Getting nicer
  • + We stayed in the canal suite and the room was massive! We were also able to leave our bags and pay the bill when we arrived in the morning although check in was not til 2. Breakfast was good but nearly finished by 9am. The bathroom looked like it had been recently decorated.
  • The bedroom decor needed modernised and the room felt slightly damp, with some windows not opening. The stairs were steep, but this was to be expected. Quite a walk from the station.
  • * my tip Flower market is a must see!
  • (Friends)
  • + good breakfast
  • (Young couples)
  • + Great location
  • Front rooms have a lot of street noise
  • (Travelling alone)
Clean, friendly but in need of a make over.
  • + Friendly, helpful reception. Good location with easy access. Room clean.
  • the hotel is in need of a good refresh. Furniture, carpets and overall appearance is very dated - some of the furniture looks like it was picked up in a boot sale.
  • (Older couples)
A Nice central old fashon hotel with large and comfortable rooms.
  • + An ideal location close to the flower market and the city centre. A spacious clear and comfortable room with a bathrom fully equiped and a very comfortable double bed. We did like the kindness of the persons at the desk. The breakfast is served in a very nice lounge which include a terasse. The breakfast is presented as a buffet. Choise is basic but satisfactory..
  • The carpet in the stairs should be changed or deeply cleaned up to avoid any smell.
  • (Groups)
  • + Great location, friendly staff and a good breakfast.
  • A little on the dear side, but hey thats amsterdam
  • (Older couples)
Value for money ....needs refurbishment!
  • + Ideal position - at the center of Amsterdam easily reachable. Staff were very friendly and good English speaking. Good value for what I paid. Comfort sleep
  • Needs a good facelift, dirty carpets and very damaged furnitures. Our room had a new installed bathroom bur bedroom furniture needs to be replace. Stairsway to rooms very bad smelling and dirty.
  • * my tip Amsterdam is a great place where there is everything to everyone! For sure Anne Frank Huis, Heineken Experience, Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein + Rembrantplein
  • (Other)
  • At night 3AM fire alarm started and switched off by itself after 5 mins,It was Panic for my family...and in morning when i asked my remark was taken very lightly that some one will be smoking in other room which i dont believe..and for 2 hours we were not able to sleep and offcource my 2 year child was realy scared.
  • * my tip No Lift in hotel,not sure in case of emergency there is any pther Exit or not apart from stairs
  • (Families with older children)
All That's Amsterdam!
  • + Great location for those wanting to explore Amsterdam - hotel is a short tram or taxi ride from Central Station and conveniently located with walking distance or a tram ride away from many attractions. Staff was helpful and friendly, rooms were clean and comfortable.
  • * my tip Location; breakfast buffet included with room; convenient central location - either walking or by tram to shopping and eateries; canal tour; Anna Frank Huis; Experiences such as Heineken and Ajax.
  • (Travelling alone)
Very noisy
  • + Good location. Bedroom and bathroom clean and everything worked. Breakfast was good.
  • Night club beside hotel not only is noisy but made all the furniture in room Vibrate! Did not get much sleep when stayed. While facilites were OK they were not of a standard expected for the price of the room Oher hotels nearby only 20/30 euro more but with far better standard of facilites. Very steep stairs to rooms.
  • * my tip Use Tram 1,2 or 5 to get to Hotel from Centraal Station.
  • (Travelling alone)
Good location, but requireing a spot of redecoration.
  • The decor of the hotel is a bit tired and could do with a new paint job, also the lighting in the room was very dull.
  • (Older couples)
Small friendly place for the young at heart and legs of all ages.
  • + All staff very helpful and lovely friendly manner. Bed wide and super comfortable. An outside space to sit in.
  • Was told attempts were being made to upgrade hotel and yes, stairs and bedroom could do with some freshening up. Stairs very steep for the less physically able. Downside of central location is the inevitable street noise. Stayed during week, so no extra noise from bars.
  • * my tip Restaurants within 5 mins walk: Haesje Claes on Spuistraat for Dutch cooking, booking essential; Sampurna, opposite Flower market for Indonesian and Casa di David, along the Singel for Italian.
  • (Travelling alone)
ok needs updating.
  • + Breakfast was good and the staff I saw were friendly. Bathroom was ok and the water was hot and shower worked well.
  • Room very dated and "tired" and would have been small for 2- I was in a double but on my own. Old water damage stains covered a lot of the ceiling- not very attractive .
  • * my tip I would recommend for price and location but my room needed some updating and decorating and would have been small for 2 people.
  • (Older couples)
Transportation is very convenient , but facility is poor
  • + Some hotel receptionist ( Mr) is very helpful for us.
  • Noisy especially week end. Window is old and not shut prfectly. Receptionist is only one person and always busy and changed. No Elevetor Stay fee per day too much gap
  • (Families with young children)
Good option for family of 4 if you are travelling light
  • + Good, convenient location on the edge of the Jordaan district, quiet courtyard, querky loft apartment for a family of four, nice continental breakfast included. Make sure you are fine with carrying suit cases up stairs as there are 7 flights of curved stairs to the loft apartments.
  • no mosquito screens on windows - it was over 30 degrees C while we were there and the mosquitos were bad.
  • * my tip good option for a family of four if you are travelling light or don't mind carrying suit cases up stairs
  • (Families with older children)
bare-bones but adequate
  • + Affordable, convenient location, friendly staff, decent breakfast
  • no elevator or air conditioning, mosquitoes (because you will have to leave the windows open, because of the lack of air conditioning)
  • (Older couples)
This hotel has a great location and is very friendly
  • + Very nice hotel near the flower market on the canal. The people were very friendly, and for the cost you can't beat it. Our initial room was very small, so we got it changed to a much larger one, which made our stay wonderful. We really felt at home in our cozy attic room. Immaculate bathroom a real plus!!!
  • Not the hotel's this is a typical Amsterdam house converted into a hotel, there isn't a lift, just lots of stairs! This lent an air of authenticity to staying in the city.

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