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Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Van Gelder Hotel
Ranked #221 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Genoa, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been here 3 years ago with a friend for a weekend in Amsterdam. The hotel is really essential placed nearby Dam Square and the Central Station (5 minutes walking). It has got clean and quite large rooms with bathroom. The only problem is the noisy of people walking on the stairs closed to the large amount of the... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Have stayed at the van gelder on numerous occasions and every time have been happy with the hotel. The rooms are cleaned every day. The hotel is on damrak so your right in the middle of the hustle and bustle!! Will stay at the van gelder on every trip to Amsterdam. Not suitable for wheelchair users due to the stairs... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Usually I don't mind the budget places... But... This place sucks! Don't waste your time, money or energy even thinking about staying here. They lied about the wifi (not available in the rooms, only by the front desk.) the bed was so bad, floor would have been better. Had to check out & move hotels due to no wifi in... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Me and my wife booked this hotel for friends, But they could not go so we cancelled our original hotel and had this room instead because it was half the price, when we first arrived they showed us to our room which was good for about an hour when a stag party moved next door, me and the wife could... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Some staff are cool but others are moody. The rooms are really small and kinda dirty. It's fairly noisy due to it's location. However, it's cheap and smoke friendly! Showers are nice too. Great location.

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We arrived by train at 7AM with nothing booked. Dropped our packs in an open restaurant, drank coffee and took turns cruising for rooms. I found the Van Gelder right next store and they had a room for the next two nights. Perfect. I looked at it, okayed it and left our packs (no charge) until later. When we returned... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel over some 30 years. The central location is incredibly convenient: a few minutes walk to most major attractions; very convenient for Central Station and all public transport. Family run for all these years, the place is spotlessly clean. All rooms have private facilities and the costs are extremely reasonable for a city centre hotel.... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Staff are friendly and the rooms have TV, shower. No tea or coffee though. Right in the middle of the town but not in the red light area that's just round the corner. Would say that if you had problems with stairs this hotel is not ideal for you! Would stay again.

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birmingham
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times now, it's basic but very clean and MUCH better than any similar priced hotels in the area, staff are clean and friendly, location is a 3 minute walk from Centraal Station and close to all the attractions

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great place to stay if you not to be walking distance to most the attractions Amsterdam is known for. It's right on the Main Street meaning you can walk the canals, check out the red light district, spend the day shopping of crawl you way around the seemingly endless supply of bars and "coffee" shops. Nice clean rooms, pretty spacious... More

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Additional Information about Van Gelder Hotel

Address: Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Hotel Van Gelder

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