The building which is now The Gresham Memphis Hotel was formerly a number of prestigious family homes. One of these being home to Alfred Heineken. The Memphis Hotel: about 40 years ago, there was a demand for luxury hotels in Amsterdam. Mr. L.H. Goudsmit who later became owner of more hotels and restaurants in the area of Amsterdam, bought the buildings on the corner of the De Lairessestraat and the Cornelis Schuytstraat and renovated them creating The Memphis Hotel. The name "Memphis" was chosen because it is well known and easy to pronounce all over the world.
The wireless system provides you with unlimited access to the internet from anywhere in the building for free. Public areas are non-smoking. Most of Memphis Hotel rooms are non-smoking as well.
The four-star Memphis EMB Hotel is situated in the fashionable heart of Amsterdam just a 15 minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport. Located within walking distance of the Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijks Museums, the Vondelpark and stylish shopping streets. In Amsterdam's oldest quarter guests can browse through medieval streets. Ancient cafés alongside the trendiest of shops. The city was built around the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam's oldest building dating from 1300. In this part of Amsterdam every stone tells a story!
Double rooms are spacious rooms with a double sized bed with an cotton duvet. They have a private bathroom with bath/shower, Quadriga TV System in room, Movie and Music on demand. WI-FI and wired internet access complimentary in all rooms. Air conditioning, room safe, fridge, separate writing desk, blackout lined curtains, hairdryer, an iron and ironing board and coffee and tea making facilities. On request available: Smoking rooms.
There is a railway station in the terminal's central hall, under Schiphol Plaza; direct trains run to Amsterdam Centraal Station, three kilometres from the hotel, approximately every 15 minutes. Schiphol Travel Taxis are available from outside the arrivals hall. Public buses also run regularly to Amsterdam and other cities. Much of Amsterdam can be explored on foot although trams run throughout the city. More adventurous visitors may wish to hire bicycles. Driving directions: From the airport follow the signs to Amsterdam. At Amsterdam follow the signs 'Ring Zuid'. Take exit 108 Amsterdam Zuid / Amstelveen. At the traffic lights follow directions for Amsterdam. On the right is the Stadionplein (Stadium Square). Follow the curve to the right and turn left at the traffic lights. At the roundabout exit at the second street on the right to the Cornelis Krusemanstraat which becomes the De Lairessestraat. Continue straight to the second set of traffic lights and turn right. The hotel is on the right.