A Legacy of Family and Hospitality

The Amsterdam Inn & Suites is not just a hotel; it's a testament to the deWinter family's remarkable journey, which began in 1952 when John de Winter Senior and his family emigrated from the Netherlands to Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. After 12 years, they found their way to the quaint town of Sussex, New Brunswick.

Sussex swiftly became the nurturing ground for the family's first entrepreneurial endeavour, specializing in manufacturing modular houses. Throughout the years, the invaluable assistance and support of the community have played a vital role in the flourishing ventures of the family.

For 30 years, the deWinter family has strived to provide exceptional customer satisfaction and
personal touch to each guest. The distinct service delivery has become a testament to John Sr.’s Dutch heritage and esteemed business ethics.

Many years later, the vision of John Sr. has been passed on to his children and grandchildren
ensuring that the next generations of the deWinter family will continue the development of Amsterdam Inn & Suites.

The Amsterdam Inn & Suites is now in its 3rd generation. As a family of entrepreneurs with interests in hospitality, real estate, and construction industries, the second and third generation of de Winters is ready to follow the same path into the hospitality industry



In 1994, the vision of John Sr. led to the establishment of Amsterdam Inn & Suites in Sussex, New Brunswick. This property features 30 rooms, offering various accommodations, from convenient drive-up rooms, double rooms, and barrier-free rooms to bridal suites.

Sussex's central location between Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton, along with its proximity to attractions such as Poley Mountain and Fundy National Park, has made it an ideal destination.

Since its opening, Amsterdam Inn & Suites has remained dedicated to maintaining higH standards in both service and product quality, continuously updating rooms and expanding amenities. To keep the hotels fresh and new, Amsterdam Inn & Suites invested in room updates, adding an onsite fitness centre, a new lobby and a bright and spacious breakfast area offering guests a hot complimentary breakfast buffet.


In 2000, the second location in Moncton, New Brunswick, opened its doors, offering 48 rooms with a range of accommodations from convenient drive-up rooms, double rooms, and barrier- free rooms to bridal suites.

Conveniently located near many attractions, including Fundy National Park, Hopewell Rocks, and Magnetic Hill, this property has quickly become a sought-after destination.


Amsterdam Inn & Suites expanded further by opening its third location in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city, in 2004. Initially offering 50 rooms, an 18-room expansion in 2019 increased the room count to 68, complete with unique amenities like walk-in showers and king-
sized beds.

Fredericton, known for its sailing tours, music festivals, and cultural attractions, offered a perfect setting for the family's dedication to quality, hospitality, and comfort.


The success led to the opening of Amsterdam Inn & Suites in Quispamsis in 2007. This location offered 49 rooms, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and an indoor pool, making it a versatile destination for both business and leisure travellers.

This property is located minutes outside the city of Saint John which is known for its rich history which includes being the oldest incorporated city in Canada.

Partnership with Choice Hotels

The Fredericton and Quispamsis locations are now affiliated with Choice Hotels This partnership led to the locations being renamed Quality Inn & Suites Amsterdam. The name may have changed, but the commitment to quality, cleanliness, and comfort remained steadfast.

This dedication to excellence didn't go unnoticed. The Fredericton property received prestigious accolades for five consecutive years, earning Choice Hotels Canada's Platinum Guest Satisfaction Award. This recognition placed us among the top 3% of properties in Canada, emphasizing our ongoing commitment to guest satisfaction and operational excellence.

In 2017, both properties were recognized as Gold Star Award Winners for being among the top Choice hotels out of more than 365 hotels in the entire Canada.

In 2019, Quality Inn & Suites Amsterdam Fredericton clinched the esteemed title of Hotel of the Year. This prestigious award signifies our excellence in guest service, hospitality, operations, and overall quality.

Our commitment to excellence remained unwavering, and in 2021, the Fredericton property continued to shine as it retained its status as a Platinum Awardee, reaffirming its position as one of the top hotels in Canada.

Amsterdam Inn & Suites owes this accomplishment to the dedicated staff and valued customers.


Guided by their commitment to exceptional service, the deWinter family expanded their offerings with a full-service hotel and restaurant in Florenceville-Bristol in 2021.

This state-of-the-art facility was built by Iron Maple Construction as the general contractor and Alantra Leasing Inc., which completed the modular built suites. Both companies are affiliated with the deWinter family and are known for their extensive construction experience.

The property includes 78 room suites, a conference and banquet center which can house 190 people, meeting rooms, and gym facilities.

This expansion also marked Amsterdam Inn & Suites’ entry into the food industry with the opening of Exit 153 Restaurant, a 94-seat full-service restaurant that is conveniently located in the hotel


As Amsterdam Inn & Suites continues to grow, the dedication of the organization to deliver exemplary service quality and their commitment to their roots, foundations, and values remain unwavering. These elements will continue to be the cornerstones of their premier hospitality in
New Brunswick, Canada, ensuring every guest experiences the same level of exceptional service.

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