Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Review by Mila
Written on 13-12-2023
Charming boutique hotel with retro interior in a former community house in the Jordaan
Hotel Mercier offers everything you could wish for the ultimate night away. A prime location in the heart of Amsterdam: check. An Instagram-worthy interior: check. An interesting history: check. And let's not forget the very comfortable rooms, the cool bar, the restaurant with modern Dutch dishes, and the warm and skilled personnel. CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. In short, you want to stay here during your next visit to the bustling capital!
Mercier is a strong recommendation because of its location. The charming boutique hotel is located in the always cosy Jordaan. Or in other words: around the corner from the most charming coffee shops in the city, the atmospheric 9 streets and the most popular museums and brown pubs in the centre of Amsterdam. Step outside and everything is at your feet. And that's really what you want during a short city trip or a night away in your home country, right? Go sightseeing during the day and after dinner and a few drinks, you can roll into bed.
Boutique hotel Mercier is unique of its kind and this has everything to do with the heartwarming hospitality and the quirky, luxurious retro interior that perfectly fits with the history and the exterior of an authentic Amsterdam building. Think of stately Art Nouveau, robust wooden furniture with a hint of velvet and rich prints. The former people's house has, despite the many changes over the years, managed to retain its charm. For instance, elements from the old gymnasium are still visible in the restaurant and the lobby maintains the style of the library that used to be there.
Dining at the accompanying café 'Ons Huis'? Do it! But a nightcap at the bar or a bottomless brunch on Sunday, where you can enjoy unlimited bubbles is also possible. What can you expect? A fusion of coffee, breakfast, meeting, work, cocktails and food. Dishes with a modern Dutch twist, which are prepared in a sustainable way with local seasonal top products. What more could you wish for?
Looking back at the past
Before Boutique Hotel Mercier became one of the finest lodgings in the inner city of Amsterdam, the characteristic building was used for various purposes. It started in 1891 with Hélène Mercier who, together with tobacco manufacturer Peter Wilhelm Janssen, made it the first community house in the Netherlands. At this place, people from different classes came together to do gymnastics, follow music lessons, watch a theater performance, and use the youth library. Later, in 1979, the building was sold to COC Amsterdam, the interest group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and intersex people. In short, a real "Our House."
Retro style rooms with modern conveniences
The rooms at the Hotel Mercier look impeccable: retro colours, funky paintings, a New York-style bathroom with white subway tiles and burgundy mosaic on the floors, a comfortable bed and a toilet with the most beautiful wallpaper. And there's nothing to criticise about the comfort either. Everything you desire is present. From coffee and tea facilities to WiFi, air conditioning, and a SMART TV.
A romantic night away in your own country
Hotel Mercier is the ideal getaway for a romantic night out with your love. Not only is sleeping in this former people's house a fantastic experience, but also the coziness of the Jordaan is an experience. During the day, take a tour through the charming 9 Streets, sit down for a delicious dinner for two at Daalder restaurant, run by star chef Dennis Huwae, and end your day at Rooie Nelis, the local pub of Johnny Jordaan, Willy Alberti, and Henk van Mokum.
Hotel Mercier, like Hotel Monastère, belongs to Vondel Hotels and is part of a collection of unique places in Amsterdam and Maastricht. Ranging from luxury and small-scale 4-star hotels and B&B’s to gastronomic (living room) restaurants. Each Vondel place has its own unique charm, but everywhere you experience and recognize the same pleasant atmosphere, the pleasant aromas and personal attention.
The charming boutique hotel is located in the ever bustling Jordaan. Or more specifically: around the corner from the city's most delightful coffee shops, the atmospheric 9 streets, and the most popular museums and brown cafes of the city. This makes the boutique hotel the perfect base to explore our capital.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to park at the accommodation. However, it is possible to park your car along the canal for a fee. It is also possible to park at Q-Park Europarking garage. The cost is 45 euros per 24 hours. This garage is located about 10 minutes walking distance from Hotel Mercier.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 12:00
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Hair dryer
- Bicycle Rental
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Child bed available