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“Practical” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aalders
Ranked #45 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
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“Practical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The big advantage of the hotel is its practical location right in the center of the museum district.
It is ideal when you plan to visit the different really nice museums around.
The old city center ("De Dam") is at walking distance (approx 30 minutes)
The Rooms are clean and correct, however not extremey luxurous (furniture is a little dated).
The breakfast is continental and correct
You can get the tramway with a stop very close to the hotel (lines 16,24,12), which is practical when coming from Amsterdam railway station of from one of the P&R parkings outside the city.
Amsterdam is not cheap for hotels, but price Quality ratio is OK (we paid 115 euros for a double room, breakfast included)
A small minus is the bottle of water on the room, which is charged 2 euros, whereas this normally should be included in the romm-rate.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hotel Aalders is in a GREAT location. It was charming, safe, had a great friendly staff and allowed us to have a very early breakfast on the morning we left Amsterdam. Everything was clean,and everything worked. Breakfast was served in an open airy room. Breakfast, serve yourself style, was a combination of cereals, breads, cold meats, and cheeses, tasty croissants, yogurt, coffees, teas, juices, hard cooked eggs. and sliced fruit, tomato and cucumber. All of our typical tourist questions were answered by the desk staff. The area around the hotel was quiet at night yet very close to bus/tram stops and major attractions. I would stay here again, in a heartbeat.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hotel Aalders is a comfortable, friendly hotel, ideally located a short walk from the museums and canal tours. My wife and I stayed in a three person room with our adult daughter. The room was a good size, peaceful, with French doors and a balcony. A good quality breakfast was included. All in all, I can't fault it.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The main attractions for me in Amsterdam this time were the major museums: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk. All of them were within a block or two of this hotel. I love the woman, Rovana, who is the main receptionist the lobby. So helpful with information about the city.
Breakfast, although quite spare, was of excellent quality.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Aalders for 4 nights. The booking process was easy and we received email confirmation. The price was slightly cheaper than on booking websites. Getting to the hotel from the airport was really straightforward - bus 197 (5 euros each) took about half an hour, getting off at Museumplein. It’s then a 2 minute walk; there’s a sign above the bus stop telling you where to go. We arrived at 10 in the morning so our room was obviously not ready but they stored our bags for us.
Our room was a triple; lovely big room with a double and a single bed (proper bed not a sofa bed), feature fireplace and balcony overlooking the quiet street. Some reviews have said there was no tea/coffee facilities in the room but ours did have. Bathroom was a shower/wetroom which was fine.
Breakfast every morning from 7 - 10 was a selection of cereals, fruit juice, tea/coffee, breads (toaster), rolls, mini croissants, ham/cheese, boiled eggs.
The hotel is a little out of the main city centre but everywhere is within walking distance; 20 minutes to Anne Frank Huis and 30 minutes to Central Station. The Rijksmuseum and Van Goch Museums are 5 minutes away. There are plenty of buses and trams from Museumplein.
This was a lovely hotel in a really useful location. It was very clean and tidy and the staff were all very helpful and friendly.
We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Room 24 a triple room with a large double and one single bed (not a sofa bed). Room is large with ba...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lodi, Italy
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very very close to the museums. Channels and city center at walking distance. Free wireless everywhere in the hotel. Bike rental a little expensive. Friendly staff. Big challenge to park the car. Good experience

Room Tip: Our room was at the second floor. Small stairs but well-working lift.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Perfect location for us with museums very close by, quiet street, charming room in old style, with separate seating area. Great aircon, waterheater for tea/coffee, nice and clean bathroom, friendly and helpful staff, ok breakfast. We would recommend the hotel Aalders and we'll come again .

Room Tip: Room nr 9 is charming old style with nice vue of garden
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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