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Van Gelder Hotel

Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here last minute with my partner, rooms were very basic but clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. You do have to leave your key for the room at reception but in a way it's one less thing to worry about losing when you are out and about. Good location near to everything and for the price you can't... More 

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Xaghra, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This small hotel is in the center of the city of Amsterdam very close to the Central Station and overlooking the canals. The twin room was very basic and spartan but on the whole comfortable. The steps (no elevator) were very steep and elderly people might find them tiring especially after a day walking around beautiful Amsterdam.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The greatest thing is that it is very near to centraal station. Lot of tourist attractions are 10 to 15 minutes walk from the hotel. The ground floor has a tour's and travel shop and one can get all the information and tickets. The breakfast has served by charging €5 but limited. The rooms are comfortable. There response through email... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been maybe five or six times to Amsterdam, and every time I pick this small hostel. It is not new nor glamourous, but it has a very good price (less than 70€/night including breakfast) and it's very well located, close to Amsterdam Centraal, and just in front of the red light district, within walking distance of all the major... More 

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Nelson uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great location just a few minutes walk from the train station and a couple of minutes walk from RLA of Amsterdam with lots of bars and restaurants on the doorstep. The hotel is basic but clean and the staff are great, we went bed only and got a full English breakfast from cafe next door which was great. A word... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a very good position for a lot of the attractions, and within walking distance of a lot of them, hotel is basic , clean, beds ok, breakfast was 5 euros, but not the best ,boiled egg, bread, cheese,jam tea or coffee, next door to hotel is a cafe if you like full english,4-95 euros, your choice,... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my partner last week very last minute and paid just over €300 euro for 3 nights. After looking at the reviews I didn't really have high hopes but it was cheap. The rooms are very basic but clean and the staff are really friendly. You leave your key with them before you go out (this is actually... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Really great value. Right across the bridge form the train station. I had the top floor and had complete silence in the room. Friendly staff that are there 24 hours so seems safe there too. Would highly recommend and will stay here again if I come back.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We have been there and we had a double room with 3 big windows looking in a road with stores not so noisy! A nice basic, comfortable and clean room for travelers that they are not going to spend their day in their room. The price was quite good for a hotel in the heart of Amsterdam! The stuff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Been here twice now and wasnt let down! Its clean, brilliant location just what you need for a short city stay! Its basic but perfect if you only intend on sleeping in there! The cleaners come in during my stay and was only there for 2 days! Only down fall is the ridiculously steep stairs but had a laugh getting... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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Additional Information about Van Gelder Hotel

Address: Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Price Range: $66 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Hotel Van Gelder
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#33 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
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