This is a youth hostel and not really a hotel. If you expect a hotel, you will be disappointed as the rooms are worn and heavy on the lino, there are no towels (although you can rent them), you have to make your own bed and there are children everywhere.
That said, we have kids and they loved the games, sports equipt, gardens and friendly atmosphere. This is a great place for staying within striking distance of Amsterdam but with kids who like to run around. It is strange that there is no public kitchen and that they discourage the eating of outside food (although they absolutely weren't patrolling for violators). There is a reasonably priced bar for adults to relax with a glass of wine in the courtyard between kicking the soccer ball and playing another round of hearts. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stayokay Heemskerk is located in a 13th-century castle, Slot Assumburg. Whether you’re exploring the surrounding dune landscape or pay a visit to the town, at the hostel you’ll feel like lord or lady of the manor. The grand entrance, beautiful rooms, the moat: everything is so enchanting! It’s an ideal location for a holiday, a trip with friends, a meeting or a wedding. The hostel has large rooms with private bathroom facilities – perfect for families. ... more less
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