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“Brilliant location for the museums” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aalders
Ranked #47 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Brilliant location for the museums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a good value hotel which could not be better placed for the museums - literally only 100 yards or so from the van Gogh, and less than 10min form the Rijksmuseum.

What I liked: the location, which is also very convenient for trams running into the town centre on lines 2 and 5; the room was quiet (looked onto a courtyard), and although the bed was soft we slept well - I asked for a thinner pillow, which was provided; staff were helpful, and could sell tickets for (some of) the museums, canal trips etc. The breakfast was a good quality buffet - I particularly liked the muesli and the brown bread. The TV has several English language channels.

What could be improved: the small toilet/bathroom didn't have an extractor fan, so was a bit whiffy; some carpets in the bedroom and in communal areas were stained, and needed changing; on arrival, I noticed a small stain (which looked like blood) on the wall in the bathroom, and cleaned it off myself after two days when it was still there.

Overall: very good value - needs a bit of TLC on the carpets etc.

Room Tip: Our room (10) gave onto a courtyard, so was very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel from Nov 1 - 7, 2013, It is in a most convenient location in the museum district. Close to transit and good restaurants. They have suggestions for their guests and we tried, 3. 2 were really good. The Indonesian restaurant not so good. Look further. I would give the hotel 5 but it is a little run down. Do not judge it by the entry hall! We booked a triple room. Number 27 and it was worth the extra cost. Lots of room which we needed since we were there 6 days. The hotel was quiet at night except when late homecomers came in upstairs but that did not last long. The street is relatively quiet but not soundless esp on weekend but not a big problem. Could be worse in the summer since windows have to be open. No air con that I could see. Breakfast is included ( vs hotel across the street ) and it is a really good deal. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms kept very clean. Would go back.

Room Tip: See above room 27
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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shrewsbury
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were three friends sharing a spacious , comfortable, triple room for four nights. As well as all the usual things, the room had a plastic box we could store food in...just right for the cakes and biscuits from the nearby supermarket.
It is on a quiet street but with easy access to museums and the tram. A taxi from the airport was 40euros...ok between three of us. Breakfast included a good selection. You can buy e-tickets for the Rijks Museum and also the iAmsterdam card from the hotel reception.
Staff were very helpful and we could store our bags on the last day as our flight wasn't until the evening.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband and I spent a weekend at the Hotel Aalders. We researched places through Tripadvisor and chose this for its proximity to the Rijksmuseum. We were very pleased with our choice. We were on a quiet street but it was a 5 minute walk to the museum and to the tram line that take you to and from the train station and to the bus stop that takes you to and from the airport. Although like many houses in Amsterdam the stairs were steep, there was a lift. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was typical Dutch - rolls, meats, cheeses, cereals and fruit - and on one day, a great lemon cake. The price was reasonable. We would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: We were on the street side on th 1st floor, right beside the breakfast room. It might have been a bi...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We were very happy with Hotel Aalders for our five night stay. The service was efficient and pleasant, breakfast in the characterful dining room was very enjoyable, and our room was warm and comfortable, and had a well-fitted bathroom. The location, on the street beside the Rijksmuseum, is perfect for visits to any of the three major art museums, and the main road at the end has a wide range of shops and restaurants. The canal district and the city centre are only a short walk away, along the attractive Spiegelstraat with its art galleries and antique shops, though the crossing in front of the Rijksmuseum is hectic, with cars, bikes and trams going in all directions.

Room Tip: We were happy to be on the top floor, and the lift is efficient.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Vantaa, Finland
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
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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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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