Chic & Basic

Herengracht 13 - 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands2 star star

7.6 out of 10

Doubles from: $94 to $215

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The two-star Chic & Basic hotel is exactly as it sounds: a simple, reasonably priced hotel with a few sleek touches. It’s located in Amsterdam's lovely Grachtengordel neighborhood.

The Chic & Basic’s 28 rooms are split between two wings. Rooms in the “vintage” wing are old-fashioned with plain furnishings and dark carpets. While these are fine, we prefer the other wing, with modern touches like hardwood floors with a light green finish, an adjustable LED light system, and headboards decorated with black-and-white photos.

Rooms on both sides are equipped with coffee and tea facilities, a TV, phone and free Wi-Fi. Only a lone single guestroom has its private bathroom placed outside the room. All other rooms have in-room facilities, most with spacious showers.

We found the stylish lounge on Chic & Basic's ground floor an ideal spot to sit and do some work before taking a stroll through Grachtengordel, one of Amsterdam’s loveliest residential neighborhoods.

Breakfast is sometimes included in the room rate (check when booking). Note: Like many other Amsterdam hotels, the Chic & Basic has steep stairs and no elevator.

Reviewed by: Joel Weickgenant, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Babysitting
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast Extra Charge
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Free Newspapers
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Medical service
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Safe at reception
  • Shoe polishing service
  • Shuttle service
  • Steep Stairs
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Radio
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV


Herengracht 13 - 19
Grachtengordel West, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 020 522-2345
Fax: +31 205 222 389



About the Chic & Basic neighborhood

Grachtengordel West is an expansive area in the center of town, near the Dam and the Old Center. It's also home to gorgeous 17th-century canal houses, Westermarkt, the Homomonument, the Westerkerk (Amsterdam's grandest church and the final resting place of Rembrandt) and Anne Frank's House.

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