We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Veteran

Herengracht 561, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hotel amenities
The Veteran
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #120 of 192 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015
mike645360 Amsterdam
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    9
    23
    28
    14
    23
See reviews for
5
33
5
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (97)
  • Mar-May only
    (32)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (28)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (24)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (13)
All months
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is lucky that this place is in a good location. Right close to Rembrandt square. Though this did mean it was very noisy. I suspect it is the most run down building in all of Amsterdam. The room smelt mouldy when we arrived. The staff were friendly enough though. Only has basically toast and cereal for breakfast. Overall stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Me and four of my friends stayed at this hotel, we paid just under 100 euros each for 3 nights here so the value was fantastic. You get a comfortable, clean bed with a nice big bathroom that includes a shower, bath etc. If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay, this is ideal. You have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

En very good accommodation for a budget tourist travel to Amsterdam. An excellent location on a picturesque canal near Rembrandt Square, easy access by public transport, a lot of cafes and restaurants withing 5 minutes' walking distance, many famous Amsterdam's landmarks easily accessible on foot. The staff was friendly and helpful, the place is clean and offers a comfort fairly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This hostel is suitable for low budget travelers but I have to say that I would never come back there. Only plus of this hostel is location, nothing else. The room had dirty walls and actually I am surprised that is still open. It was difficult to fall aslepp there because I could hear noise all the time.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Amsterdam hotels

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is filthy, death trap from start to finish. We stayed in room 5, top floor. The stairs as always in Amsterdam are steep, that's ok but they are disgustingly filthy and rotten, not safe at all as there is not much to hold onto. The room is also filthy, dirty walls, ours even had old dried blood on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

If you're used to 5star hotels then you should avoid this place like the plague. It is adequate for budget travellers and young couples. The rooms are basic and have a wash basin but the bathroom is shared. The doors and walls are pretty thin too so you can hear pretty much everything that goes on. The hotel is located... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent 4 days 3 nights in Amsterdam. And this hostel is suitable for low-budget travelling. - Room and location: The room was quite old, but with the money you pay for such a good location, is acceptable. It is nearly in the centre of Amsterdam. The hostel is located next to a canal, so the view from the room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good: Excellent location. In the center of Rembrandtplein. So, lots of bars around. The place is also between the center of the city (dam square & newmarkt) and museumplein & Vondelpark, so, you are 5 minutes from everywhere by bike. Good: You have a ventilator fan in the room. Crucial for sleeping in summer. Good: Decent breakfast. And you can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canberra
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We knew what we were getting into with The Veteran, thanks to the online comments here, before we arrived. The Veteran barely qualifies as a hotel, it is certainly LOW LOW LOW LOW budget. The room was clean, although the walls were dirty with gum (in one instance) and dead mosquitos plastered on the walls. The room was squishy and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a really good hotel. It is just off Rembrandtplein, which is one of the biggest party places. It can get a little noisy on weekend nights, but given the convenience, we didn't mind. It is just 4 stops from Amsterdam Centraal, if you're getting into the city by train. The room was nice, clean and decently sized. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (28)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay