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Hotel Aalders
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jan Luijkenstraat 13-15, 1071 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not a luxury but worth the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed long weekend with my wife in November. This is not a luxury hotel but worth of the price and cosy hotel. The street is quiet but still the hotel is with good location. Very close to the museums and easy to reach from the airport with bus 197. The platform at Schiphol airport for the bus 197 is next platform after taxi. Leave the bus in the van Gogh museum and from there it is only 100-150 meters walk. So there no point to use the train. When we arrived we took a taxi which cost appr. 40 eur. But on our way back to the airport we used the bus.
One nice restaurant near by the hotel is Pompa (Willemsparkweg 6).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Coming back from Asia, hotel Aalders seemed luxurious, even though we had a small double room; the room overlooked the street but was still extremely quiet; bed a bit soft, but this seems standard in Amsterdam. Heating was good, bathroom roomy & spotless. Breakfast plentiful, and very varied, including fresh fruit, cut tomatoes & cucumbers, variety of croissants & bread, cheese, cold cuts, soft boiled eggs. The staff was extremely pleasant & helpful. And the location is brilliant - we took the 197 bus from the airport and from then on visited the city by foot for 3 days. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I do not have a single bad thing to say - it was first class from beginning to end. The location is perfect, being practically next door to all the museums but also a short walking distance from the canals, boats, shops, restaurants. We didn't bother with trams but walked the whole area. The room and bed were extremely comfortable and being at the back of the hotel, there was not a sound at night. My cousin was in the front and she said it was equally peaceful, Jan Luijkenstraat not being a through road. We had to get up very early on the last day, too early for the breakfast (which by the way was also outstanding) but no problem - they set up a table of food in the bar so we didn't go without! The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly - as I say - nothing bad to say except I can highly recommend it! Definitely going back sometime soon!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My husband and I had a two day layover in Amsterdam on our way to a safari in tanzania. We have both been to Europe but this was our first time in Amsterdam. Fabulous hotel, great value in a great location. Steps to museums, Heineken experience house of Bols (all great to do if the weather is inclement)...very helpful front of house staff. Nothing fancy but very comfortable and convenient, would return in a heartbeat! Jen & Ryan

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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herts, UK
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hotel is only about 150 metres from the bus stop where the 197 bus from the airport stops and is just as close to the Van Gough and Rijksmuseums. We stayed in December and the room was warm, with easily controllable heat. We booked a small double room, which was admittedly quite small, but adequate for the task. The bathroom was good, the staff were very helpful and breakfast was more than adequate. Overall, an excellent base for exploring this unique city.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed 2 nights from 25- 27 Nov 2013.
The good stuff:
-Great location in the museum district (5mins walk to multiple museums), and getting there from the Central Station was easy with the trams (2 or 5).
-Spacious room! By European standards, the room is big even though i booked the small twin room (I stayed in room 11 not sure if they upgraded us for free to the comfort twin)
-Comfortable adjustable heating in room (you can make it really toasty by turning it up to 5, though we eventually settled for 3)
-Spacious toilet
-Elevator available (an important point for European hotels as some simply do not have elevators). My room was on the 4th floor, so I could not imagine walking up the stairs with luggage in tow. The elevator is roomy by European standards too (can accomodate 2 people + luggages and have room to breathe)
-The staff are friendly, helpful, and speak really good English. The reception readily provided maps and circled the points of interests at check-in.
In addition, I fell ill with food poisoning after eating at another establishment in Amsterdam, and they were helpful in providing advice on how to seek medical service. This really helped me out.

Not so good:
-The toilet, while spacious, does not disperse its smell readily (we had to leave the toilet door open each time after use for 20mins), coupled with my bout of food poisoning, I had to use my Eau de toilette to mask the scent.
-The toilet bowl had a really weird shape with slightly poor flushing, and let's just say it makes your stuff seem close-and-personal.

Other than that, on the whole, I had a really great stay, and would come here again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Veendam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It was a great service that we had. The room looks great. The breakfast was lovely. You can enter the hotel 24/7. There is always someone at the reception. The beds are so nice to sleep on. The room is in an old style but in a good shape. If we go again to Amsterdam, there will be a good change that we are going to the same Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 13-15, 1071 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#34 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#46 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aalders 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, family owned 3-star hotel in southern part of the city centre containing 28 rooms of different sizes and types, with it's own unique character and personal attention towards guests. Certified member of HoReCa Nederland and ANWB Hotel classification guides. ... more   less 
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