Generator Amsterdam is located on the eastern side of the city overlooking Oosterpark, the hostel offers a great location for exploring.


Generator Hostel Amsterdam, winner of the Hospitality Design Best Economy Hotel Award. Ride bicycles along café-lined waterways, visit the most creative shops around De Pijp or just sit by the canal and try a few cold Dutch beers.

Located overlooking Oosterpark on the east of the city, in a former zoological university building.  It offers flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a raised café and an outdoor terrace. The former lecture hall is a chill-out lounge and bar, while the old library is now a relaxation and private events room. The basement and café are now dining destinations and the original boiler room has become a secret late-night bar.

In case of no show of a non-refundable reservation, all nights will be cancelled with penalty unless the property is informed of late arrival by the guest.

Food and Drinks

Auditorium Bar - This multi-level, former lecture hall has been converted into an auditorium with tiered seating and a mezzanine chill-out space looking down on the bar which is made out of the original lecture desk, open Thursday- Sunday.

Nescio Cafe - The café is the heart of the Gen Amsterdam for day and night time dining, From local coffee roasters to the infamous Gen Burger the menu is locally inspired, open daily from 8.00am.

Oosterbar - boiler room secret late-night bar open Friday and Saturday 11pm-4am.

Other facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • Lock up Storage
  • Travel Shop
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Bike Hire
  • Laundry
  • Event Space


Disabled access available

Breakfast (at additional cost)

Private car parking for a charge (on site)

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Historic Property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towel hire

Common room

Security lockers

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Air Conditioning

Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks


Continental breakfast (additional cost)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

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Travel Info

Address: Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD, Amsterdam, Amsterdam1092 AD, Netherlands

Check In: 16:00 (4:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

Check In: From 2.00pm Check Out:By 10.00am

Please note, Amsterdam has a city tax this will be payable on arrival at Generator  Amsterdam and is not included in the rate. 

Location: Coming from the airport, take a train to Centraal Station and then get on Tram 9 going towards Diemen (Sniep) and stop at Alexanderplein. From there it's a 5-minute walk to the hostel.

Small car park which costs a daily rate of €27.50. Please contact in order to reserve a parking spot in advance.