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“This place has character but not worth the expense” 3 of 5 stars
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De Oude Taveerne
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Durgerdammerdijk 73, 1026 CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #282 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“This place has character but not worth the expense”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This hotel has an incredible location... and a great view from the restaurant/bar. There are benches outside and tables down by the water. It seems to be the only restaurant/bar in the area, so it can be quite busy. It has nice character with murals on the walls.

Our boys loved going up into the attic to sleep...they thought they were sleeping in a tree house. Our room was 103 over the back part of the restaurant with no view. Everything squeaked...the water temperature fluctuated uncontrollably and the sinks were too small to even shave in. The spacing was a bit cramped so if you are claustrophobic, the room (especially the bathrooms) would not work for you! The beds were not very comfortable and there was so much dust that you could see it floating in the air. We were all sneezing from the volume of particles in the air. Upstairs looked like it had not been vacuumed in a while and the over-head windows would not open...however, there were fans in the room.

The food was okay...70 Euros for 4 of us seemed over-priced...especially for what was ordered...however, you can not beat the view. The location was good to get to where we were going...not so far from things as well...either the city or Zanndam. So I give this place a 50 out of 100. It was culturally nice, but overpriced for what we got.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The hotel, rooms, treatment, just horrible. The hotel far from the city, the hotel is old and dilapidated and employees do not sympathetic

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Reading the reviews here on Tripadvisor and needing a nice place to stay for a 2 day visit to Amsterdam and surroundings, we decided to make inquiries about prices and room availability.
My email was answered by the owner who just referred me to his website. Not very helpful!........
We drove to the place to have a look for ourselves and we were welcomed by a very friendly and helpful manager who showed us all the available rooms and so we were satisfied and booked room 104 (called captain A. Haddock) at the front on the first floor for two days the next week on our return trip. A nice, spacious and cosy room. Old, wooden furniture, totally in style of an 19 century sea master. The mattresses could have been a touch more firmer, but that's also a matter of personal taste.
We had a lovely dinner, a giant sea sole poached in butter. Delicious, expensive but worth it!
Breakfast was simple. Very tasty Dutch coffee, white and whole grain slices of bread, cold cuts, old and young Dutch cheese, some marmalade and Dutch chocolate chips (hagelslag). They don't have a breakfast cook, so no eggs.
Internet WiFi is free.
Although an old place, they use modern technology such as RFID room cards and light switches reacting on movement.
All in all, Holland as it should be and a place we can wholeheartedly recommend.
Possibilities: The tourist office of Durgerdam has a nice parkour prepared that you can walk or bike.

Room Tip: Definitely the rooms at the front with sea view such as room 104 called captain A. Haddock.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I spent two nights at this hotel and I must say I was impressed by the atmosphere that the owners offer. Away from the city, with a spectacular view. But you can reach the city in 10-15 min driving. The place makes you feel like you are a local.The room was very nice, a great bed, a big balcony...Their restaurant takes you in another world...Its decoration takes you back in time...just beautiful.

Room Tip: I had the Superior Double Room
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We ey are limited. were looking to stay at a place that was not an American Hotel in Holland, this place looked to fit the bill as it was originally an old fishermans house from the 1700s. We booked it on Priceline and showed up for the last three days of our vacation. The things you should know are: Only six rooms of the hotel are in the old house, the rest were added in the last few years. Its a good way to anything, you have to have a car. The restaurant food is average and the service is really bad. The room we stayed in was clean but small for a "superior" room, the only view we had was of the neighbors yard, be sure to ask for a sea view room if you come here unless you are just looking for a place to sleep. Overall it was not a bargain, but there arent many bargains in Amsterdam in the high season. We drove to Keukenhoff Gardens today which was pretty close at 31 k and the Heineken experience which was under 10 k. It is a nice area on the waterfront, but I wont come here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

What a delightful find. The hotel is in a small village on the outskirts of the city, which makes it very quiet and peaceful, with lots of wildfowl resident in the huge lakes that surround it. The location really is beautiful. They have their own pier on the lake with seating at the far end, so you really feel as though you’re sitting right on the water. It’s very romantic for couples!

Our room was in the new part of the hotel on the ground floor. It was spacious with plenty of room for all our stuff, a lovely bathroom with a great shower, great heating (we needed it – it was freezing outside!), a mini-bar fridge that came in handy for the delicious Dutch cheese we bought and a safe. But best of all was the most wonderfully comfortable bed that, together with the thick curtains and near silence of our surroundings, resulted in us missing breakfast every day of our stay!

Tea & coffee facilities are provided in the room but the cups are incredibly small, so I would advise anyone who likes a decent cup of tea to take your own cup! And milk, which you can keep in the fridge.

The restaurant food is incredibly expensive for what it is, although the pricey sandwiches we had were tasty. Parking is secure and much cheaper than any of the hotels in the city centre could offer.

There is a bus service from outside the hotel that offers a free trip to a bus terminus from where you can get a bus to the centre. It runs about once an hour but on Sundays it’s a telephone request service. Alternatively, the park & ride is a 5-minute drive away and excellent value for money – parking + return tram to the centre is 8 Euros for up to 4 people. But if you don’t want to drive, the tram stop is a pleasant 40-minute walk away through lovely countryside where you can admire the lakeside view and boats from the top of the dyke. We had good weather though so it probably wouldn’t be quite so pleasant in the rain. I wouldn’t stay here without a car – not because of needing to use it whilst we were there, but purely because of getting to and from the hotel with luggage.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Durgerdammerdijk 73, 1026 CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #282 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — De Oude Taveerne 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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