Whether you arrive to Amsterdam with or without plan, our staff is ready to help at any moment 24-hours a day. We know all the ins and outs, the do's and don't and all the must-see attraction in and around the city. Your time is valuable and we are happy to help you to get the most out of your trip.
Wake up each morning and plan your day in our beautiful lobby. Weather permitting, the garden terrace is a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the sun. In the evenings you can unwind at the bar with a drink and a chat. Decide to explore the vibrant nightlife on Leidseplein, just a 5-minute walk away, or turn in and have a great night’s rest in your homely room.
Location and surrounding
Hotel Alexander is situated in two charming 19th century houses on a quiet residential street called the Vondelstraat. Located in the museum district, our hotel is just a short walk away from all the main sights in Amsterdam.
The Vondelpark, the most famous park in Amsterdam, is just a few minutes away and a perfect place to find peace and enjoy the fresh air. Also the famous Rijksmuseum (National Museum), Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum (Museum of modern art) and Anne Frank house are just a few of the many attractions one must see.
Cultural event lovers can easily walk to The Concert Hall, De La Mar Theatre, Bellevue Theatre, Paradiso, Melkweg and many more places within 5-minutes. And the best restaurants, cafe’s, bars, terraces and other nightlife can be found at the “Leidseplein” which even less than 5 minutes walking from our hotel.
There are different explanations of why our hotel is named Alexander. And although the truth is very simple (named after the son of the first owner), the myth existing around this is actually very interesting as it contains some convincing facts.
Myth: Named after the Alexandrian parrots flying around in our garden, who are again named after Alexander the Great. He was also known for exporting numerous specimens of birds from Eastern continents into European and Mediterranean countries. His legacy are the green parrots who are now local residents inhabiting our inside gardens.
Sleeping in a monument
Petrus Josephus Hubertus (Pierre) Cuypers was one of the most famous Dutch architects of the 19th century. His name is most frequently associated with the Amsterdam Central Station (1881–1889) and the Rijksmuseum (1876–1885). One of the most recognizable heritages of Amsterdam. More representative for his works, however, are the many churches he desinged, including Vondelkerk by the end of our street.
But even before Cuypers most recognizable work was established in Amsterdam, he led a number of important restauration projects. Most significant to us was his contribution to the VONDEL-project that also includes the design our very own residence(1869). Clear features of his latest work influenced by French gothic styles can still be found in the facade of our hotel nowadays.