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“Nice Hotel, Barely an Elevator” 3 of 5 stars
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Die Port van Cleve
Ranked #90 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Nice Hotel, Barely an Elevator”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The story of this hotel property is really cool, but there the elevator was TINY, went very slow, and our luggage could not fit. The hike up the stairs was not pretty. It is in a GREAT location to everything in the city, so highly recommended for that. I don't remember there being air conditioning - could be painful in the summer for some people. The rooms were nice, and I had a balcony that overlooked Amsterdam, so that was gorgeous. The bathrooms were clean.

This wasn't the most affordable hotel for business or leisure travelers. I've stayed in other places in Amsterdam that were far better price-wise. I would recommend this place for a lightly packed business traveler, but don't know that I would recommend it for a leisure traveler.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Recently stayed for fourth visit and not disappointed. Easy #s 1,2,5 tram ride from central station and #5 tram to RijksMuseum and Van Gogh Museum, main purpose of our visit.
Hotel staff very sharp, quickly moved us after first night when street noise bothered us. WiFi worked great. Food in hotel adaquate, bar pleasant.
Air conditioning was a big plus.

Room Tip: Rooms around courtyard best for light sleepers.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This hotel was perfect for a first time vacation. We were practically on Dam Square but without any of the noise or disturbance and the train station was within a 10-15 minute walk. The hotel was clean, the building well presented and the staff very helpful. The rooms aren't massive but, to be honest, it was 33 degrees most days so spending time in the hotel room wasn't going to be an option! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here earlier this month on our first visit to Amsterdam. Excellent location adjacent to Dam Square in the centre of the city. Hotel very clean and the staff are all very friendly, helpful and speak excellent English. We paid extra for an upgraded twin room (Room 229) on the front of the hotel overlooking the street with a very small balcony. A little traffic noise but not uncomfortable.
Excellent range of food for the buffet breakfast. Certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Stayed here a few times before and during refurbishment and so its nice to have a refurbished room. My room was average size though the bed was set back in a recess which - though an understandable use of space - didn't give the best impression. I did have a double room but if there had have been two of us then it would have been cramped especially when we would have been getting dressed (as the space around the wardrobe is very small). The refurb does make the rooms nicer and the air con worked well.

Of course, its a great location and I'd recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed here recently at the beginning of a bicycling vacation in Holland. The location was great, but the bathroom is almost bigger than the room. For two of us sharing the room, it was quite tight. They provided a hot pot to make tea, but it was challenging to find a place in the room where you could set it up. But in the end, you're not in Amsterdam to stay in your room, and the hotel is VERY convenient to the tram lines, the Dam Square (right across the street), and you can even walk to the Central Station (although it's a bit of a hike with a suitcase). The hotel building used to be the original Heineken Brewery site, and the bar downstairs is the real thing from when it was a brewery. Nice bit of history. Front desk staff were friendly and helfpul. Breakfast was not included, and would have been an additional 16 Euros per person -- not worth it. Eat elsewhere.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Enjoyed a really delicious meal at the "bar" in this hotel & the prices were very reasonable. They offer an option of regular sized portions & "taster" portions (small-sized)-------being a small eater, the taster portions were perfectly sized for me. Loved the "old-world-dark-wood-library" decor & the staff was so friendly ("Hi Marten!) Creative menu ideas-----homemade ravioli stuffed with Dutch shrimp, watercress and citrus dressing and zucchini stuffed with gouda cheese, walnuts & raisins. DELICIOUS! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Die Port van Cleve
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176 /180, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#77 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#80 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Port van Cleve 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Die Port van Cleve is a famous Dutch hotel located directly behind the Royal Palace & facing Dam Square. Due its central location, you will find many touristic and cultural sites within walking distance. Hotel Die Port van Cleve has a rich history. Heineken opened its first brewery in this building in 1864. Brasserie ‘De Poort’ is famous for its numbered steaks and Bar-Bodega ‘De Blauwe Parade’ has an unique Delft blue tile fresco dating from 1887. At the beginning of 2012, rooms were soft refurbished and all rooms were redecorated with references to the authentic tile fresco in the bar. ... more   less 
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