Amistad Hotel / B&B Formerly: West End Hotel

85% love it
Somewhat gay hotel
A welcoming nine-room, part-gay-run establishment with a gay history going back to the 1970s under previous owner Herman, whose then-named West End Hotel offered the gay traveller a reliable, budget and basic experience. Under new ownership the hotel reopened in 2001, reinvented with modernised facilities and overseen by a dedicated and on-site team of four men. Current (straight) owner Klaas, who heads a part-gay team, upgraded the hotel with a radical makeover in early 2018. Two neighbouring and impressive B&B rooms, including an open attic option, also feature. Prices are near-budget and include a generous self-service breakfast, eggs and all, available until a gay-friendly 12 noon. The ground-floor breakfast room replaces the popular late-20th-century Cosmo Bar. The location is another bonus, and each room is fitted with a smart TV. The hotel no longer defines itself as gay-specific. The name translates as 'friendship' in Spanish.


    • chasbay
      chasbay Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Amstad Hotel
      Have already stayed in this hotel and going for our honeymoon in December. Never searched for another hotel since the 1st day we set our feet in their. Great staff and fantastic atmosphere. Hotel is very clean and well organised.

    • My Fabulous Stay w Handsome Joost & Staff
      i stayed n the b&b of hotel only several yards away the room was very european quaint...the breakfast served @ the hotel was like eating @ home on holiday with friends ..always a nice am greet!!! food was good and he managed to make sure u were satisfied..very knowledgeable on giving explicit direction & comment on things to see & do!!! coming back again n april and will stay as a guest again..also 5 bars in the shame block of hotel & b&b

    • jimmy4206
      jimmy4206 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very friendly staff
      The hotel is typical for old Europe, not very big. We had a room with our own bathroom which always comes in handy when you don't get home from drinking til 4am!!! The staff at Amistad was great. Michael or Rick cooked some really good breakfasts for us (included with stay). It was walking distance to most everything and there were a few gay bars/clubs right on the same street. Go to Church Bar if you want to have fun (by fun I I don't know why they just don't call it a sex club! This was my third time to Amsterdam and my first stay at Amistad. Definitely recommend it...

    • shawnndt
      shawnndt Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nothing special
      This hotel is a pretty good walk (20+ minutes) from most of the gay nightlife. To try to overcome this deficiency, the staff suggests only one club, which happens to be only about 25 meters from the hotel. The shared bathrooms were not great (the toilet room had no heat, which was pretty miserable with the chill!). Neither my room nor my bathroom looked anything like the pictures on their website, but I was in the lowest room category. It was an OK place to sleep, but not worth any 'gay premium'.

    • nesquick
      nesquick Over a year ago
      Hates it

      bad job
      When you read the ad you want to go there once you're there the only thing you want to do is run service is bad accommodation is so-so food is horrible Wi-Fi doesn't work And last but not least when the place is so bad You think You souls try and catch up on being plain NICE.... not even

    • marwanmatar
      marwanmatar Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Amazing atmosphere
      Our stay could not have been any nicer.