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Van Gelder Hotel

Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Van Gelder Hotel
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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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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place have stayed at least 6 times and would stay over and over again. Great family run place, very basic breakfast, boiled eggs, toast and tea. Clean and smoker friendly, what more could you want in Amsterdam! And it's located less than a 5 minute walk from the station.

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douglas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was basic and had a lot of stairs but was beautifully clean and tidy with comfortable beds. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Room was cleaned every day and fresh toiletries placed in the bathroom. The only downside was no tea/coffe making facilities but apparently this is normal for this type of hotel. The staff would supply... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 3 times now, extremely convenient for the sorded sights of Amsterdams red light, across the road from the grasshopper, short walk from central station. Clean, presentable, stairs a bit steep after a session. I keep staying here because its in just the right location.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just come back from long weekend staying here and all i can say this hotel made Amsterdam a fantastic holiday.hotel spotlessly clean room basic but very good condition,great view onto main street and canal.hotel staff very helpful and polite.fantastic location a little noisey with window open but only because this place is right in the main part of city.5 mins... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I went on a lads holiday to Amsterdam, and chose to stay at the Van Gelder after previously stopping here the year before. The location is amazing as everyone states but if you want this location you will get a bit of noise also naturally. If you want peace and serenity go stop in the country side obviously. Very cheap... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

stayed here last week 11 blokes, could not find any faults what so ever. staff friendly, rooms clean and comfortable right in the middle of everything only 5 minutes walk from central station. would not hesitate to stay again

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went to amsterdam in april 2014.i looked at many hotels, private rentals etc and I am so glad i chose this hotel.i cannot stress enough how well placed this hotel is! It is on damrak, a main street linking centraal station and dam square.opposite was a canal and bridge taking you to the red light district. There are shops,... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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South Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

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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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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