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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stayed here last year. You wouldn't even know where it is as its very hidden between buildings on the main road. Quiet, friendly staff and right in the centre. My only problem was the stairs so so steep, but I can overcome that! Room was tidy, we had a satellite TV with english channels (don't tend to watch tv when... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed here last month for 5 nights. Brilliant location, close to everything inc the station. Staff very helpful, in fact there was nothing they couldn't do! rooms and common areas very clean indeed. Basic breakfast, but this is all you need to start your day! stairs were a little steep, but after a couple of days you soon got... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were Originally booked into the Sharm but becase our room was Sold we ended up at the Van Gelder. Location is Great 4 min walk from the rail station. Stairs are more like Ladders than stairs (Very Dangerous if your not fit) My friend is Blind in one Eye and coming down the stairs from the second floor is... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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