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Van Gelder Hotel

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Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Van Gelder Hotel
Ranked #213 of 345 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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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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
Hotel Style:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam

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