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Hotel Old Nickel Amsterdam



97% of guests recommend Hotel Old Nickel Amsterdam.

Nieuwe Brugsteeg 11, Amsterdam Map


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The Old Nickel is a small family-run hotel. The multilingual staff are committed to ensure that your stay in Amsterdam will be a wonderful and truly memorable experience to stay with you for years to come. They will gladly assist you in booking a tour or renting bicycles. The rooms have a shared bathroom on the same floor. All rooms come with a television, except the rooms in the annex. A radio alarm clock and luggage rack are available on request. The cosy bar with its woodcarvings features 17th century remains of the ship with which the naval hero Michiel de Ruyter once sailed the seven seas. The bar also offers more than 70 different kinds of specialty beers.

The hotel is situated on the spot where the first houses of Amsterdam were built. To protect the houses against water from the river Amstel, a dam was built, and this is how the city got its name. Today, Dam Square is a major attraction in Amsterdam. The Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Madame Tussauds and the Bijenkorf department store are all located around this square; a place where street artists also regularly perform. Also situated on Dam square is the National Monument commemorating war casualties.


Hotel Old Nickel Amsterdam is centrally located in Amsterdam's famous red light district. Many tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel, including the cruise boats on Damrak, the shopping street of Kalverstraat and the stunning Magna Plaza shopping mall where you'll find luxury brands. The market on Waterlooplein and Nemo science museum are also within walking distance. Nemo's building has become a real eye catcher on the river IJ. The Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Hermitage are also great museums to visit. The Nieuwe Kerk often has interesting exhibitions and the Oude Kerk and Montelbaanstoren are also attractive buildings in the vicinity. Amsterdam is a wonderful city to explore simply by strolling along the canals; which is easy to do as its centre is very compact.

Food and Drink

Breakfast is served from 07:30 until 10:00 and consists of eggs and bacon, tea or coffee and bread and jam. The bar is open from 09:00 until 04:00. You can choose from more than 70 types of beer.

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Number of rooms



from 14:00 until 23:59


from 00:00 until 11:00

Children & extra beds

Children/extra beds: Children up to 5 years old can stay in the parents' room free of charge, providing use is made of the existing beds. A cot for children up to 2 years old can be placed in the room free of charge. An extra bed for older children can be placed in the room at €35 per night. A maximum of one extra bed or cot can be placed in the room and is always on request.


Free Wi-Fi

Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.


The hotel does not have a private car park.


Not allowed

  • 24-hour reception

  • Luggage storage

  • Food and Drink


    Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 184 guests

    97% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    David Saunders
    Travelling alone augustus 2015

    Great Location

    Close to Central station with a good location, ideal for a short stop

    “My tip: take your pick of near by bars and restaurants, lots to choose from”


    edwin m
    Travelling alone april 2015

    Great budget digs for a quick stopover

    Location, price and standard of room all great

    Steep stairs can prove a challenge after a few beers -)

    “My tip: Stay in the bar, with the live music, one of the best nights in town.”


    Raquel Horta Bartomeu
    Travelling alone februari 2015

    Nice bar and nice service

    The bar was amazingly decorated and on friday and saturday night there were good live music until late. They had lots of kinds of beer. The people who worked there were very friendly and nice. The room was small but I really didn t need more space.

    An ensuite room would have been nice but sharing facilities wasnt bad, I never had to wait and they were always clean.


    v imbert
    Travelling alone juni 2014

    the room and the shower were clean and the staff efficient.

    very steep staiway


    Tanel Lebedev
    Travelling alone maart 2014

    Nice stay on once of the oldest street of Amsterdam

    - location is simply awesome, everything is just around the corner - 2 wifi connections were available at great speed - downstairs pub features great beer selection and a cat

    “My tip: Probably not the best option for a family stay D”


    Travelling alone augustus 2013

    cheap and cheerful

    perfect for the price and location


    Old is Gold
    Other augustus 2013

    Very good location

    Not clean


    Michael S
    Travelling alone april 2013

    Amazing Place!!!!

    This is my second time in this hotel and i love it very much very worm hotel and nice ans smile faces of the crew 1 minute from all the attraction in the center of all things including centraal station

    I didnt noticed any

    “My tip: Very nice pub in the lobby, Dont forget to ask about Irish cider very very nice !!!!”


    Travelling alone maart 2013

    Very nice and I was able to check in early. Friendly staff


    Sanjeev Sharma
    Travelling alone november 2012

    great location. good price! nice staff.

    very cozy ! very neat & clean.

    climing upstares..

    “My tip: very convenient location ! close to the amsterdam central station ! great food streat around the location. ”


    Friends oktober 2012

    amsterdam is about outside the hotel room not inside.

    cheap, basic, good location.

    not much bad, you get what you pay for, cheap price = basic hotel, shared bathrooms but clean.


    Travelling alone augustus 2012

    Loved the staff and the hotel location.

    The room smelled awfully and was not well cleaned.


    Friends juli 2012

    You have to go to Asia to find worse dumps than this....

    Location is great.

    Stayed in the Schagen building, not main hotel as apparently Old Nickel has only 2 2-person rooms. No notice given of this change. Schagen is a dump. Room felt like a cell. Was obviously a corridor in the past. Paint grim. Bathroom dirty/smelly and shower flooded. Incredibly noisy both outside and inside. Will not be returning


    Travelling alone juli 2012

    Ok for a short stay, but there's better options

    Location, some of the staff were nice.

    Some really small rooms resembling jail, shower was poor, not all stall were polite. Not really worth the price.


    Older couples februari 2012

    Great place, great staff

    Friendly staff, Great atmosphere, Great location, reasonably priced. Will book again next trip!!!

    Room a bit narrow but who cares (see above)


    Travelling alone oktober 2011



    very very small and very very smoked room. i could hardly sleep of this smell even 1 night! dirty.


    Mark Farrugia
    Friends oktober 2011

    Will definately visit this hotel again! Recommended

    the persons behind the bar were very friendly :) location is awesome in the centre. altough the rooms have a shared bathroom, these were always clean.

    the stairs are a bit tight/no lift. these can be tricky after a long night in a coffeeshop or while transporting luggages in and out. Will definately visit again.


    Travelling alone september 2011

    cosy weekends at old

    cosy & old fashioned hotel bar near hotel victoria.


    Friends september 2011

    Perfect location for having too much fun in Amsterdam

    Brilliant hotel - was about as cheap as a hostel. Very friendly and relaxed bar staff, curfew of 4am but then the bar stays open and you can get to know the locals! Live music was excellent. Breakfast included. Rooms clean and the location was perfect - 5 mins from central station, 5 mins to RLD, 5 mins to lots of cafes.

    A bit pricey, but actually still one of the cheapest we managed to find in Amsterdam. Maybe not for families, but brilliant for a group of friends.


    S. Reid
    Friends augustus 2011

    Very clean, ideally located friendly hotel!

    very clean with friendly staff , very central and near the central station, breakfast was fine, would definitely stay again!

    bit noisy as its a bar till 4am with loud music but its understandable as its such a central location


    Sarah Rivers
    Friends juli 2011

    Perfect for short stay

    Really close to the train station (and right next to the red light district), the place was quiet and clean.

    Our room was on the top floor; carrying heavy suitcases up four steep and narrow staircases was not funny. Having said that, we visited a friend at his hostel where the stairs were worse.


    Groups mei 2011

    Good localization but really rude staff

    Breakfast and localization. Nice bar at the reception.

    The staff is rude. We paid all on the 1st day but one friend of mine checked in 1day later after the three of us (room for 4) and the man asked for the money and insisted with me that we hadn't paid. After we show the receipt he made fun of me for complaining. Next day morning, a woman came and again shouted with us saying that my friend didn't checked in. Besides that, they control you and ask if some of you go out and the others stay at the room. The bedding was burnned from ashes and not so clean.


    Kenneth Strom
    Friends mei 2011

    Good location, nice bar but prepare for a very rude receptionist

    Hotel location is very good and the bar was great with good service and live music in the evening.

    The girl in the reception was really rude and offensive. Without doubt the worst velcome I have ever experiensed.


    Ewelina from Poland, Cracow
    Travelling alone mei 2011

    I like it

    Very nice staff and service. Very good location. Good price


    Estonian traveller
    Other april 2011

    Good price, good location, nice vacation!

    Good price, location, fresh breakfast, nice staff

    Nosiy, but its Amsterdam and one of the main streets, so technically ok :)

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