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Hotel Aalders
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jan Luijkenstraat 13-15, 1071 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))   |  
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Ranked #45 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Aalders, which is located close to several museums and Vodelpark. Our room was large and fit our family of four perfectly, and had a door to the garden. Hotel was clean and staff friendly. Breakfast was included in our stay as well.

  • 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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1 Thank Melissa K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As others have said, this hotel is perfectly located for visiting the Rijksmuseum, van Gough Museum and Vondel park. Its on a quiet, leafy street and close to some up-market shopping, if that's your thing.

The staff were uniformly helpful and informative.

The (single) room - 1a - unfortunately was tiny; possibly the smallest I have ever experienced, ever. There comes a point when a hotel room ceases to be functional and this tested the limit. Ditto for the bathroom. This isn't so much of an issue if you are only there for 1 or 2 nights, as I was, but it would be impractical to stay here for more than that. I'm sure other rooms are larger.

There was no air-con, as I expected and a small fan, and an open window onto the nice back garden area provided cooling.

I will forever be grateful that when I asked about restaurants, they had The Seafood Bar on the map. Not far away, this is a fantastic seafood (naturally) restaurant.

Overall, once I got over the shock of the size of the room, the stay was very enjoyable. I would go back, but would make sure that the room was a more conventional size.

Room Tip: Room 1a is a single, and tiny.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Michael076
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As you can probably tell from the title of my review, I always stick with a good thing. That is how I feel about Hotel Aalders. For me,the location is perfect as I prefer a quiet residential neighborhood to a "party street". Yes, the room is small, but it is tidy, very comfortable, and quiet. I have become familiar with the area and find it easy to navigate on foot or via the nearby tram. Pampa restaurant is a short walk away. I ate there three times during my four night stay and enjoyed it . Someone is always at the hotel reception desk and they are more than willing to provide any help you might need.In my case, they provided me with directions and even helped me book a train ticket for my journey to Berlin. Their included breakfast got my day started and carried me through to lunch with ease. What else can I say? This is a good old-fashioned hotel and I think you will enjoy staying there.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank John F
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Rick A, Manager at Hotel Aalders, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear John,

Thank you for your review and for staying faithful to HOTEL AALDERS.
It brings us great join to read that this was your third stay with us.
And you are more than welcome for your fourth time in our lovely city and great small hotel!

Kind regards,


The Hotel Aalders Family & Staff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It´s 10min by foot from the first restaurants, 15-20 min from the center. The rooms are a bit small but cozy. The personnel is very nice and kind. The breakfast is simple but good and enough. I really appreciated.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Julixxx89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to have a glimpse on the interior of a dutch ''old'' house Aadlers Hotel is a good choice. It also has the advance of the location - in the middle of museum district - and the proximity of public transportation station. The staff is very friendly. The rooms cannot be described as big, but they are clean and have all the facilities.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Alex F
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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
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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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1 Thank 1965Patrick
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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Linda957
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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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