HOTEL TIP: Cityden Up – Amstelveen, Netherlands

Planning an Amsterdam weekend getaway, business trip, or simply want to do some shopping and relaxing in an area near the airport? We have got just the hotel for you. Within instant reach of Amsterdam’s city center and Schiphol airport, in a city called Amstelveen, you’ll find hotel Cityden Up. Cityden has remodeled a former office building into over 80 modern hotel apartments with, most importantly, a comfort and price point that are unheard of in the urban center.

Hotel Cityden Up, Amstelveen

Overall, Cityden is a rather unique hotel-apartment brand that is committed to providing its guests with modern and, above all, comfortable rooms. The personal approach of the staff and the extensive in-room features will make sure you’ll feel right at home. All hotel apartments are smartly decorated so that guests can also choose to enjoy them for a longer period of time, making it suitable for both business and leisure trips.

Citizen Up hotel Lobby

The Room

All rooms at Cityden Up feature a fully equipped kitchen. Which, especially when you’re staying multiple nights, is a luxury on its own. Apart from to the extra comfort of being able to cook at your hotel room (whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner), it is a BIG budget saver. Even the fridge is rather large for hotel standards, so no need to squeeze everything in as one normally expects.  In addition, the spacious living area makes the room a pleasant space to get some work done or to sit back and relax.

The hotel has four room types – two of which are studios and two are suites. The room featured above and below is the comfort suite and is suitable for 3 people, as it has a convertible sofa bed. The separate bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower and rain shower head. The cabinets are filled with towels of all sizes, so you’ll never run out.



Good hotel gyms are a rare find, and even though the gym at Cityden Up might be rather small, it sure is decent! The floor to ceiling windows create a light-infused room, which somehow contributes to an extra motivational boost. There are no strength machines, but all the essentials are there for a good cardio and free weight work out.

Citizen Up hotel gym

Roof terrace

If you liked the gym, you’ll love the rooftop.  There is nothing better than giving yourself a moment after a long day of exploring. What better place to seclude yourselves for a bit, than getting comfortable in this setting. Whether it’s warm summer nights or chilly winter evenings, get nestled in and unwind.

Rooftop terrace Cityden Up

Lucy’s Kitchen

Cityden Up features its own on-site restaurant and bar, called Lucy’s kitchen. Which next to a lovely breakfast buffet, also features an extensive lunch- and dinner menu. The restaurant opens on set times throughout the day, however, the bar opens early in the morning and stays open until late at night. Click here for more information on Lucy’s Kitchen.

For breakfast at Cityden Up in specific: it is diverse -think freshly baked croissants, salmon, pressed juices and yogurt with all the toppings you could wish for- and will cost you €12 ($14).

How to get there

Cityden Up is situated minutes away from the Amsterdam Zuidas Business district. In this area, you’ll not only find loads of restaurants, but there are also tons of public transportation options (station Amsterdam Zuid) that can take you anywhere in Amsterdam you’ll want to go. This also goes for anywhere else in the Netherlands. Furthermore, the hotel is conveniently located nearby a tram stop – one-minute walking distance-, that will take you directly into the city center within 15 minutes.

What is it going to cost you to spend the night at Cityden Up?

Cityden Up

Cityden Up hotel suite

Studio’s start from €90 ($103)| Suites start from €115 ($131)

More information

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[Disclaimer: our stay at the Cityden Up hotel was on the courtesy of Cityden]


All prices as of 23’October 2018, converted on