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Hotel Aalders
Ranked #49 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Vantaa, Finland
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We visited second time this lovely hotel in Amsterdam. If your travelplan includes visiting museums, they are just behind the corner! The area itself is very peaceful. It is easy to take a tram to the citycentre. In walking distance you´ll find lovely market on Albert Cuypstraat in De Pijp. Rooms are comfortable, but be prepaired that room might be quite small ( house is very old so that is understandable). Breakfast includes all you need to start your day.
NOTE! If you are travelling in Amsterdam in October, you should find out if there is Amsterdammarathon on that weekend. Especially if you are leaving on sunday it may cause dufficulties to reach airport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Nice and quiete hotel with exellente location near the most important museums.
The room were we stayd we're not very big but very confortable to stay like we did for 4 nights
The breakfast was very good.
Great price value

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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basking ridge, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

One or two blocks from 3 great museums, especially Van Gogh. Very close to the tram/bus stop. Nice restaurants nearby. Quiet neighborhood. We got the standard room and it was barely large enough to fit the bed. One-way traffic only walking past the bed. Nice bathroom and friendly and helpful people, but the room was a bit small and needed some minor repairs. A bit pricey for the room quality. But, a great location...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I stayed there for 3 Nights during a Conference at Amsterdam RAI.Only 5 Mintues to the Tram. Lot's of Restaurants and Stores in the Area. Good Breakfast. I enjoyed it. Everything was clean and in good condition.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Agree with what everyone has been saying - excellent location and great value. Rooms were on the smaller side, but could still fit two comfortably. It's on a peaceful street, a 5 minute walk to the major museums and an easy walk to the other main parts of Amsterdam (about 10 minutes to Leiseplein). Comfortable beds and a clean room. Decent breakfast and free wifi with a good signal. The staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations. I'd absolutely consider staying here again for future trips!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Having looked at other similar hotels in Amsterdam, Hotel Aalders appears to be no more or less expensive than other such hotels in Amsterdam. For various reasons I selected Aalders and I was not disappointed by my choice.

Before arriving here I was a little concerned about review references to noise and size of rooms. However, I can honestly say that I had a wonderful nights sleep at Aalders and slept right through the storm that passed through Europe at the end of October; I only know that it had hit Amsterdam at night because the chap on Reception asked how I had slept! There was no traffic at all as this is a quiet residential street. Likewise, I heard the neighbouring occupants only once and that was around dinner time when they were returning to their room.

As for the size of the room: there are some real exaggerations on this site - someone mentions that there was no room for their suitcase - I think they were confusing the vestibule as the entrance to their room (if you are on the ground floor you will know what I mean by that when you get there). The room size was no problem for a single traveller and I would be happy there for a week, though I only stayed 2 nights. Yes, I do like the home comforts of tea/coffee making facilities but that was the only thing missing ... if people read the hotel info they will note that there are safety deposit boxes held at Reception but you have the key so there are no concerns about people gaining access.

Breakfast is very nice and you can fill yourself up nicely to tide you over (and pop an apple and a pastry in your bag for elevenses - they do offer to do you a doggy bag!). Alas, Aalders don't offer any other options in terms of dining - you can buy a packet of crisps at the bar and that is it - which is a shame if you are exhausted after a late arrival and would just like to crash in your room ... just some hot options (a toasted sandwich?!) would be nice! They do have bottled water in your room but you do have to pay for it.

I did try to find a hotel on the canal but Aalders is in a good location - and it is great in terms of access to and from the airport (the 197 everytime!). Once I had explored the area around the railway station/city centre I was so relieved that Aalders is where it is!

If the hotel was on the canal, had the in-room tea/coffee facilities (I love my caffeine first thing), offered more than a packet of crisps on the hotel menu and provided the bottled wait free of charge then I would give Aalders an 'excellent' rating. As it is, Aalders is a very nice hotel and I am sure that I will revisit it when I am next in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Bunghi
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great location, really easy to walk to busy restaurant/bar area but was on a lovely quiet street. Close to Rijksmuseum and to Vondelpark. Also an easy walk to other parts of central Amsterdam if you enjoy a walk. We didn't need public transport during our stay.

The hotel had decent sized rooms and they were clean and comfortable. The staff were nice, especially the breakfast lady. As continental breakfasts go, I found it a good choice and always plenty available. There's also free internet available.

If you're looking for Amsterdam tips, the Anne Frank House is a must & I recommend going for opening time to avoid the queues, any later and the queue is down the street all day! I also recommend the Heineken Experience & the Bols Experience for something different, a canal cruise to see the city from the water, the houseboat museum and generally having a walk around.

I would definitely return to Hotel Aalders if I return to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Scott M
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Property: Hotel Aalders
Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 13-15, 1071 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#43 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#48 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aalders 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and run by three generations of the Aalders Family since 1955, the Hotel Aalders is a charming establishment with a 3 star rating, located on a quiet, residential street. Ideally situated in the cultural centre of Amsterdam, the comfort and hospitality of Hotel Aalders can be found just a few minutes from the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum and the astonishing historic city centre. We are delighted to welcome you and will make sure that you enjoy your stay and feel at home. See you soon! ... more   less 
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