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Die Port van Cleve
Ranked #86 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2014

This hotel is located in a fantastic area of Amsterdam. It's close to everything, as everything is within walking distance. The hotel staff was great and very helpful in answering our questions. Our second floor room was very clean and quiet located on the side of a small unusable courtyard. There are elevators in this complex as we had a lot of suitcases having come off a three week Baltic Sea cruise. The doorman was great in helping us move our luggage to our room. Air conditioning worked nicely in our room. The bed has a down blanket which I don't prefer as I can't regulate how warm or cold I want to be. The operations manager, a tall gentleman, (not sure of his title) was very informative regarding activities to do in Amsterdam. We visited his favorite, the Rijksmuseum. This is well worth it. Also, don't miss the Anne Frank House Museum. The line is extremely long, but we purchased our tickets in advance on the internet and entered immediately at our assigned time. There is a free tour of the Red Light District in the evening located by the ice cream shop on the Dam, about a block from the hotel on the left side. This was a lot of fun and very informative. Tips are appreciated by the guide.
There are many good restaurants away from the hotel that are less expensive. Two for breakfast are across the street to the left down about two blocks or so.
Overall, this hotel met all of our expectations and would definitely return here for another Amsterdam vacation.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Just spent 5 days at this hotel we stayed in room 220 an excellent front facing room - yes there is a bit of tram noise but that all added to the atmosphere .
We got used to it very quickly and it didn't cause us any issues .

The building is beautiful , historic in an excellent location 30 seconds from Dam square but far enough away from the stag / hen parties .

Absolutely everything is within an easy short walk . The canal area is right behind with beautiful coffee bars.

Every area of the hotel was clean and the bedrooms cleaned daily .

I would highly recommend this hotel for people who want the quieter more refined side of a city break , relaxed and an excellent experience .
The restaurant is renowned for its steaks , booking a table would be good . The food standard is great and nearly 6 million steaks sold can't be bad .
My wife and I would definitely stay again .

The rooms described as small by some guests is I would have thought in character with the type of building .

The breakfast area and quality of food is certainly 5* .

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We can highly recommend a stay at this hotel. Its location is as central as you could possibly get with dam square just across the road and the canals behind. Our room was very clean and the bed sooooo comfy. Breakfast was excellent with a huge selection of options to cater for all. Overall we give the hotel a big thumbs up..we would definately stay here again

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Katy H
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

I went here with my boyfriend back in Febraury 2013, it was a christmas present for myself, we went with another couple. When first arriving we literally went straight to a coffee shop just to try some stuff out because we couldn't check into our hotel? After smoking an little bit of weed, we were in a bit of a daze and were standing right outside our hotel but didn't know because there was scaffholdings all infront of it! After entering and checking in, we were asked to sign a no smoking form which is weird because I have never seen a form for no smoking, which made us feel a bit odd because obviously we'd just come from a coffee shop!

The hotel was just average, nothing really special about it, it's good but I could find better. Location is very good as the square is just across the road so it didn't take long. They were very helpful with getting us a cab to make our way home. If you are a couple and looking for a romantic hotel, I suggest looking into the Toren, our friends stayed there and it was so lovely, I was so jealous! But nothing really too bad to say about this hotel, but I don't think I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Slb1994
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Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Located close to the central station and city center. A bit noisy from the street outside since the tram stops just outside the hotel. Nice and clean rooms. The staff was a bit uninterested at times but they were good at answering questions.

Thank Janstaats
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a decent hotel with a good standard. Great location for getting around in the Dam. It's not far from the Central Station (trains to and from Schipol), walking distance, about 15 minutes. The only problem I had with it is that the rooms are way to small.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights from 7th July 2014 . Very central location , beside Dam square , good shops nearby,10 minute walk to central station. Tram and bus stop outside. Staff very friendly and efficient . The hotel has character , love the tiles ,it was the original Heineken brewery .Hotel clean and tidy.Our room was on 4th floor. 2 lifts to floors as well as stairs. Spacious bedroom with amble storage space. Extra pillows provided. The room had tea /coffee making facilities , safe , loads of towels and toiletries in bathroom. Hair dryer was provided in bathroom , I only used it to clear condensation of mirror as I had brought my own. Good tv signal and choice of channels to watch including BBC . Numerous sockets which is handy when trying to charge a couple of phones. Good wifi signal. Bed comfortable . Loads of hot water for showers .2 extra chairs and a small table . Small fridge . Air conditioning unit. Hotel information booklet. Room clean and maid service daily changed towels and replenished supplies. Booked breakfast it a buffet serve yourself . Good choice of hot and cold . Cereals, cold meats and cheese, fruit , yoghurt , breads, fruit juice , bacon , eggs , sausages , waffles , pancakes , muffins , tea and coffee. Left luggage facility. Will recommend to friends and will use again.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Die Port van Cleve

Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176 /180, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#58 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#78 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $139 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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