The Hotel is a modern, comfortable three star hotel which was opened in 1995. It is quietly situated on a canal in the historical heart of Amsterdam. For the traveller who wishes to see as many of Amsterdam's tourist attractions as possible, there is no better location than that of this Hotel. The Hotel is located in a historic building on a quiet canal street. The well-maintained exterior breathes the atmosphere of the old city centre, and the modern interior is tastefully decorated.
Guests can also use the safe, luggage depository and the Internet facilities in the lounge. The hotel's other facilities include a personal safe, a computer with an Internet connection in the lobby, and a storage facility where you can keep your luggage safe upon arrival or after check-out. The hotel has several vending machines with various snacks and drinks as well. Right next to the hotel you may find the hotel's own restaurant and an Irish pub, where you can enjoy our breakfast buffet in the morning.
The Hotel is situated in one of Amsterdam's most historic areas, on the 'Oudezijds Kolk', one of the oldest canals in the ancient heart of the city. In addition to the large number of cosy restaurants, pubs and the well-known entertainment centres, many of Amsterdam's most famous sights are within walking distance of the hotel. Thanks to its extremely central location is within walking distance of many tourist attractions and the Central Station, and makes the hotel an excellent starting point for a good exploration of the city centre. For instance the Royal Palace, Dam Square, the famous Red Light District and the Madame Tussaud are just within a stone's throw, less than 300 meters away from the France Hotel. Moreover, the nearest metro station and bus station are as close as 20 meters, so that the hotel guests have an excellent connection to the remaining attractions of the city.
The hotel has four floors and 55 rooms. All the floors have lift access. Each room has its own bathroom, a colour television with video films (pay movies), telephone, hairdryer, bath/shower and toilet. Various rooms have a view of one of Amsterdam's canals. The rooms on the street side of the hotel have a beautiful view of the old canals. Guestrooms are neutral in colour with wood furniture and warm-coloured fabrics and features an extended, simple but cosy decor.
By train from Schiphol airport to Central Station which takes approx. 18 minutes. Walk to the right coming out of Central Station and cross the road. Follow the "Zeedijk" for approx. 250 m. and make a right, this is the Oudezijds Kolk. The hotel will be on your right hand side. There is also a special shuttle bus to and from Schiphol, operated by Connexxion which drops you off around the corner of the hotel. By car: From the A2 take exit S112 and follow this for 2.5 km. Turn right at the roundabout at the Rapenburgerstraat. Stay to the right of the tunnel and make a right onto the "Prins Hendrikkade" follow this for approx. 1 km. Find a carpark near the hotel. Various car parks are located in the direct vicinity of the hotel.