Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Amsterdam (0 miles away)
Compliant Venues Ltd believes that the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre aligns to the metric applied to our GREEN assessment status.
General Positioning: The Mövenpick Amsterdam City is unrated, yet in our opinion is a contemporary styled 4-star business hotel with a range of facilities that offer genuinely flexible space for small scale advisory boards to product launches in the larger auditorium and arena style spaces that are available. The geography of the venue allows for multiple groups to meet in 3 separated and selfcontained areas of the venue providing secure space when required. In addition, the location avoids the distractions of the city whilst having the infrastructure of Amsterdam on its doorstep, the airport is only 25 minutes away and boasts over 600 car parking spaces within the complex. The physical setting of the hotel provides panoramic river, canal and city views in a business complex environment.
Sales and Marketing: The hotels main website reflects the overall proposition of the venue accurately with a simple design, which reflects the overall unfussy contemporary design style of the venue. The banner image on the site accurately present views from the hotel and its setting in a location between a river and canal in a new business district of the city. As can be seen at specific times of the year cruise ships dock directly by the hotel as they use the adjacent passenger terminal.
Location and Setting: The Mövenpick Amsterdam is located on the northern fringe of the central part of Amsterdam, only 8 minutes’ walk from the traditional city centre and 25-minute drive from Amsterdam Schipol airport. With the river IJ on one side of the hotel and a canal on the other, the location on a thin strip of land is more reminiscent of a river front development than the traditional vision of the city. This area was since 1990’s developed as a special trade area, so it is no surprise that the hotel is located on is home to businesses, some residential and other social spaces such as the passenger ferry terminal (which forms part of the extended meeting space of the venue) and the music theatre (also with meeting space available for use) located at the end of this little island.
There is no doubting that the views from the hotel are impressive with panoramic views of the river, and the outer edge of the city on the other side, at higher levels of the hotel the views will form a memorable impression on visitors. To finally frame the location during April to September ocean going cruise ships moor to the side of the hotel whilst loading and unloading passengers to the connected terminal. A global healthcare company has its European headquarters adjacent to the hotel.
Fit for Purpose: The Mövenpick, has a position as both a venue used for leisure groups as well as meetings and events. The extensive meeting space boasting in total 25 rooms and the layout of the hotel ensure that it can be authentically described as a conference hotel. This statement is supported by the 3 complimentary meeting areas, large scale food and beverage options and positioning within a short drive of the airport and city. The architecture of the hotel is modern, does not reflect the famous Dutch heritage of gabled buildings, but that of a modern glass building which fits well with the other buildings in this business district. The Mövenpick has been selected to be part of a number of corporate preferred venue programmes for meetings.
Facilities: The silk bar located on the ground floor is modest in size and offers an extended snack menu during the day. The Silk restaurant located on the 2nd floor can accommodate 000 people in one group or is easily devisable into three groups, one of which can be closed to be private for lunch or dinner meetings. Google maps describes the venue as having a gastronomic restaurant, standards are high, however not to the exclusive or Michelin star level.
Meetings: The 1st meetings offer is where the Mövenpick excels. The hotel itself includes 14 meeting rooms located on the first floor with a hotel managed meeting desk and central foyer used for coffee breaks, small exhibits and table top displays. Unusually there are two rooms that can operate as plenary rooms, the Zurich room (300 theatre style) and Matterhorn (450 theatre style) with a further 7 rooms that can accommodate between 16 and 50 persons.
The 2nd meetings area can be accessed from the Mövenpick meetings area, a member of our team took the walk, it is 5 mins, through the passenger terminal main concourse to Meeting Centre 2. Here is a meetings complex similar to a new style training centre, with a further 10 smaller breakout style rooms from 29 – 160 persons theatre style. In this space there is also the ability to utilise the passenger terminal arrivals area, this has a capacity of 1200 persons theatre style with a stage and projection area. The space cannot be totally blacked but with a 16m ceiling height it offers a space that provides for a very different feel to a plenary session when the meeting environment that is to be created lends itself to a more open and individual design. There is of course the ability to break into smaller spaces when a more traditional meeting element is integrated to the overall event.
The 3rd meeting space is also located adjacent to the hotel in the Music building a functioning concert hall and the Bim Haus. The Music building offers a central auditorium with raked seating for 720 persons on two levels with a stage area, perfect for any meeting such as a medical society meeting, product launch, large scale investigator meeting or internal corporate event. The Music building has a range of lounges accessible directly from each floor of the auditorium with a full height window over all three floors and the breadth of the space with views to the river. Here hospitality functions and exhibits can be located, On the ground floor, looking over the river is a restaurant often used for private functions. The Bim Haus is an innovative space attached as an independent cube to the Music building, and boasts a proud story having been created for a group of creative homeless people this space has a smaller auditorium for 250 seats, in an intimate style auditorium setting. This space in our opinion particularly lends itself to corporate presentations of an internal nature.
As has been stated previously, the Mövenpick, as can be seen by the detail behind these three meeting spaces, is an authentic conference centre.
Bedrooms: The 408 bedrooms are located over 10 floors in a tower block with 2 executive floors, 4 superior floors with the balance classic (standard) rooms. The feature of these rooms are those with river view as this is stunning and would clearly be memorable for any attendee. Some rooms look to the city and even office complexes to either side. Not every room has the view of the river. The size of all rooms is the same, 28m except the junior or ambassador suites which are larger at 38m. Executive rooms and suites have slightly different appointments with the addition of a Nespresso machine however generally there is no difference to the appointment with rooms including; complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee / tea maker, iron and ironing board, cable TV, safe and a mini bar (un-stocked).
Leisure: Labelled as wellness, the space is located in the basement with no visibility from public or meeting areas of the hotel. Small in size the space is styled to reflect a spa design with lighting, décor and sauna and other rooms. However, this is not a spa centre with no formal reception and the type of treatment rooms seen in an authentic spa space. Equally, imagery in marketing terms may mislead the viewer to believe that the facilities are more extensive than the reality
Service: The service levels are consistent with a venue suitable for healthcare meetings and events. There is no sign that the venue attempts to use service and a guest to staff ratio to leverage luxury impressions.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which was consistent in strength during our visit.
- MPI - Meeting Professionals International
- ICCA - International Congress & Convention Assoc.
The Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre received the Green Globe certificate in 2011. The
hotel implemented an integrated energy and environment program with various green measures:
Low energy bulbs, LED lighting in public areas, compensation of CO2 emission, Fairtrade products, sustainable delegate packages and the guests choice of using the same bed linens and towels for another day. But as well a strong social sustainability plan. This all is part of the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts aim of having all its hotels, resorts and cruises to be Green Globe Certified by the end of 2013. At this moment, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is the most sustainable hotel chain worldwide.
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
|10. Matterhorn 1, 2 & 3||-||-||160||-||280||-||-||600||450||-||66|
|12. Matterhorn 2||-||-||56||-||96||-||-||230||130||-||32|
|1. Zürich I + II||-||-||130||-||90||-||-||500||300||-||66|
|2. Zürich 1||-||-||72||-||96||-||-||240||130||-||38|
|3. Zürich 2||-||-||60||-||128||-||-||275||150||-||38|
|9. St. Gallen||16||-||12||-||16||-||-||-||30||-||15|
|11. Matterhorn 1||-||-||50||-||96||-||-||215||110||-||32|
|13. Matterhorn 3||-||-||42||-||88||-||-||180||120||-||28|
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 12
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 450
Total no. of breakout rooms: 0
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 0
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- Schiphol (8.0 miles away)
- Soesterberg (23.1 miles away)
- Valkenburg (25.2 miles away)
AddressPiet Heinkade 11
Take exit S114 from the Eastern Highway (Ringweg) A10. At the end of the Piet Hein tunnel, turn right towards Central Station. Follow the signs P-Piet Hein / City Centre.
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: 0031 20 519 1200
Fax: 0031 20 519 1239
Name: Brennus van Os
Telephone: 00 31 20 519 1224