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“Lovely hotel, great location. ” 5 of 5 stars
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Sandton Hotel de Filosoof
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anna van den Vondelstraat 6, 1054 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #225 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hotel, great location. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What a lovely little gem of a hotel, right near the park.
Staff we so friendly and really helpful. They gave us maps and advice on where to go and what to see.
Yes it's slightly dated but that just adds to it's charm! If you want to stay in your hotel all day, don't go to a beautiful city and waste time in your room... The beds were comfy and the neighbourhood felt safe.
It is slightly away from the centre but everywhere is walkable (took us 15 minutes to get to old town).
Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Amsterdam!
Centraal station to the hotel: take the no1 tram and get off at Jan Pieter Heijestraat (on Overtoom), walk slightly back in the direction you came from and it's the 2nd street on the right; Anna Van Den Vondelstraat.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

First time in Amsterdam with my friend and had the friendliest welcome from all of the staff! As well as giving us several maps and information on transport and locations of attractions which was great. Nice clean room, brilliant price. Had such a fun time! Definitely be returning.. Also no time limit on when returning to the hotel at silly o'clock!!! Even then the staff would always welcome with a hello. Very highly recommended. Thank you hotel de Filosoof!!! From the two blonde English girls!! X

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed here for one night 1st April quirky hotel nice room and bathroom lovely garden which was nice to sit in on a lovely sunny day booked a double room but got a twin room the major down side was no tea making facilities in room .. We English like our tea in the morning didn't have breakfast here as 15 euros was a bit expensive and they didn't serve full English breakfast also tv in room was very small no decent channels either ... Hotel is in a nice area next to vondelpark lovely walk on a sunny day .. Glad we only payed £59 and not £120 as listed on other sites as I would have been disappointed

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Safe and charming neighbourhood. Clean and comfortable hotel with a lovely garden. Overpriced breakfast, but other than that the hotel was perfect. Tram is so close, and can walk to almost every attraction in town.

Room Tip: Beds and bedding were super comfy!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Our trip to Amsterdam had to include a stay at the Hotel Filosoof to satisfy our 13 year old daughter's fascination with the John Greene book, "the fault in our stars."
She was not disappointed even if we were a little.
The location is fabulous just by Vondelpark and it is a quiet beautiful neighbourhood. The hotel to be honest is a little tired and could do with some renovation but the atmosphere is quirky and cool and the staff cannot do enough to help. We are a family of 5 and asked for a triple and a double. Unfortunately they were on different floors but not far from each other so we divided and conquered. The double room was very small but to be fair we did not spend much time in there other than to sleep.. Breakfast was good and the room that we ate in was fabulous. All in all we had a good experience but I could understand why some may not. The staff very kindly showed my daughter to room 24 from the book and could not have been nicer.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The staff were very helpful with advice and the room we stayed in was across the road in an annex and was warm and comfortable and cleaned everyday, hairdryer provided when asked. Easy access to airport via tram outside and train. Easy walking distance through the park to the main Art Galleries and to canal with boat trips. The tram was excellent for getting further into the city and runs frequently just up the road.
Highly recommend for value, helpfulness and quiet location.
Free internet access as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Amsterdam is a very expensiveso hotels likewise, this is pleasant enough, room basic, bathroom extremely basic! Bed was comfy but sleeping difficult as very noisy bar nearby and we needed our windows wide open as very.hot and no air conditioning. Hotel bar and garden very nice, breakfast though a complete waste of money. Need to get a taxi from station with luggage though we always walked to canal each day (15 mins) Beautiful park nearby and verynice cafe in it. We found some verynice restaurants and pubs about 10 mins away. Lots going on around canal, fascinating place, lovely art gallery. Do watch out for thebikes though, they are everywhere and do take a trip on the canal

Room Tip: Probably towards the back, also a lot of stairs though there was a lift
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Anna van den Vondelstraat 6, 1054 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #225 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandton Hotel de Filosoof 3*
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