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Spa Sport Hotel Zuiver
Ranked #98 of 336 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“We came away totally relaxed”
Reviewed January 10, 2011

We were on our first visit to Amsterdam but wanted to include a Spa in order to relax after Christmas. In the end we booked the Spa package for the three days we were there.
Previous reviews have mentioned that it is not the easiest place to get to or get into Amsterdam from. This made me slightly nervous but really there was no need to worry.
Before we came away I inquired about taxi/limousine from the airport and was quoted 90 euros return which I thought was a bit excessive when the distance was about 5 miles maximum. So I asked the hotel about buses and in the end we took the 197 from the Schipol Plaza at the airport to Amstelveensewag. Time 20 minutes. Cost 8 euros for both of us. This stop was about a 10 minute walk from the Hotel Spa Zuiver. We could have taken another bus (170 or 172) the 2 stops down the road but didn't bother.
On the subject of travel, I'll finish off... Going in to Amsterdam - we caught the 170 or 172 from the Koenenkade bus stop on the Amstelveensewag main road. We got off outside Anne Franks house but could have continued to the Central Station. Cost 2 euros each. The buses have screens showing the next few stops so you can work out when you will be getting off.

The Hotel.
We arrived at 10.00 and were too early to book in to our room but we just dropped off our bag and went to the Spa. When we checked in later in the day we were very pleased with our room. Very clean. Good facilities and the most excellent shower. Each morning our room was cleaned while we were at breakfast and it was done to a high standard. The breakfast was okay. We thought a bit pricey - 15 euros. Breads, croissant, pastry, yogurt, juice, cheese, meat, scrambled egg, boiled egg, bacon, tea and coffee. It sounds good as I write this but I still think for 15 euros it was a bit much. We didn't have dinner in the hotel - it looked a bit like it might be canteen type food (a bit unfair as we didn't actually try it) so we ate in the Spa which was excellent. Reception staff were all helpful and very polite.

The Spa.
Entrance to the spa was down a short corridor from the hotel reception, so on the days when we had already checked in we just wandered down the corridor in our bath robes and flip flops. The changing rooms, of which there are 6 are mixed. The entire spa is totally nude only.
Once inside there are numerous showering locations with good gel, shampoo and copious amounts of salt to scrub yourself. Indoors there are two water rooms where you can lay in warm scented waters, three saunas of differing degrees, cold plunge pools, cold shower areas, a steam room, two hot tubs, a hot tiled bed room, two relaxation rooms a restaurant area and a large balconied relaxation room which has hot water beds, couches and a bar where they also serve sushi and dim sum. This balcony looks down onto the pool area which goes from indoors outside via an easy opening glass partition. on the outside the pool is about the same size again. It is nice swimming from inside to out, especially as when we went it was quite cold outside.
Outside there are two more saunas, a calcium room, a log fire sauna, a large outdoor hot tub and a warm plunge pool. Despite the cold and even rain on one evening all these facilities were well used. Yes it was cold getting out of the warm water and going to your next location but quite invigorating.

Spa restaurant / bar cafes. The drinks were reasonably priced. The food was of very good quality. The chefs and their cooking areas were visible when eating our meals. Very relaxed and very professional. The sushi and dim sum, served in the upstairs relaxation room were also of very good quality.

On our third day, my birthday, we were there from 10.00 to 23.00 and didn't get bored.
A great place to stay and a great spa to relax in.

Everyone we met from the bus drivers, reception, restaurant staff... were all so polite, nice and helpful. We will be going back to Amsterdam and the hotel Spa Zuiver.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

This hotel is advertised as a spa-hotel, but the hotel is actually a very nice 'dorm-type' room in a part of the sports (tennis) complex and the spa is quite a separate thing.
The beds are two singles pushed together (which separate, so be warned couples!!), but they were extremely comfortable and we slept well. The reception is the reception for the sports centre, and so very busy at most times.

The staff were extremely pleasant, however we were disappointed with the services - no coffeee/tea/minibar/fridge in room; no maps or tourist information at front desk; no information offered by reception about the facilities at the complex; breakfast cost 12.50 euros whether you have everything eg. bread, ham, cheese, yoghurt etc or just a bowl of fruit and coffee.

The room was a good size with a lovely bathroom and, as with the rest of the complex, very clean, but there were only two small hooks to hang towels/bathrobes on, and no towel rail anywhere else in room. And due to the layout, those in the bedroom, can hear very clearly what is happening in the toilet!! Also, many of the rooms face the carpark, so there was not much privacy in the mornings - wonderful big windows and a glass door which we were not able to enjoy to the full.

I got a good deal on this room, and it was a very pleasant stay - lovely to be right at the forest and only 15 mins by bus to the city centre - but I would have felt very cheated if I had paid full price for this - the hotel website glamourizes it far too much.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

I only bought a Spa experience and didn't stay at the hotel so I can't comment on this but the Spa itself was absolutely lovely and I had an incredibly relaxing day. It is however a typical Dutch spa, which means that people using the facilities such as the saunas and pools were naked so if this is something which makes you genuinely uncomfortable it's probably best to avoid. There is a large outdoor and indoor area to the spa and it was a lovely sunny day, which was ideal for using the outdoor area. The changing rooms were mixed and you get the use of a locker included in the price and a bracelet to wear during your time there so you can access it and any additional refreshments you want are charged to it as well.

There was just about every sort of steam room, whirlpool and sauna imaginable and many of them had cold plunge pools nearby which is an exhilorating exerience to go from the heat of the sauna into a cool pool. The swimming pool goes from inside to out and it is pleasantly heated outside. There are plenty of sun loungers outside too. I had a "comfort" experience which included towels and robe hire, free slippers, a smoothy, a buffet lunch in the restaurant and a 50 minute facial treatment which was really good and included a head and sholder massage and a foot masage.

Because the spa is about 4 miles out of the city centre I hired a bike to cycle there, which took about 40 mins. After spending around 5 hours in the Spa I went for a ride around the Amsterdam woodland which the Spa is located in which was a very pleasant way to round off the day.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2010

Far from city center, but very nice and clean rooms, great indoor pool and wellness club

Stayed February 2010
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Property: Spa Sport Hotel Zuiver
Address: Koenenkade 8 (Amsterdam Forest), 1081 KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #98 of 336 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Spa Sport Hotel Zuiver 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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