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Hotel De Windketel
Ranked #149 of 343 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 September 2011

I was in Amsterdam for a conference at the Westergasfabriek, and found this small, enticing hotel just 5 minutes away by foot (there are no other hotels in the immediate vicinity). Amazing! It has everything you need to live in its 3 compact stories: fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, wi-fi, living area, comfortable bedroom/closet/bath. We arrived before check-in, but were allowed to leave our bags and check out the neighborhood while the Windketl was being cleaned. A bus can take you directly to Cantraal Station, a tram to the museum area. You can walk to the Jordaan and its restaurants or just hang out in the Westerpark. We entertained some friends one evening -- all of whom are now jealous of us, and also ready to book the Windketel the next time they are in Amsterdam!.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank NewYorkKathyF
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

De Windketel is a one bedroom apartment on three floors just a 15 min tram from the Central Station. Completely furnished with kitchen, with all you need to prepare a full meal; you can move right in! Outside, it is quite unusual: a little brick tower, a converted steam valve for the pumping station across the street, located in a little square that has no car traffic. It's definitely the place to go to if you want to feel like a local. The area is Westerpark, my new favourite area in Amsterdam: across the street is a converted pumping station turned into a restaurant, next door is a natural food snack shop with wholesome sandwiches, soup and whole grain breads, then there is Westerpark itself, cool restaurants with outdoor space, a natural park and a gas reservoir turned into an events space. Next time I plan to explore this area and I may not even bother to go "downtown". Fantastic place.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank brezza
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

What a 'Gem' of a place, we were originally looking to stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam but couldn't get booked. We then stumbled upon this place and are so glad we did. It is a fantastic compact but comfortable and out of the ordinary apartment. Not too far from the centre of Amsterdam, we cycled it most of the time but did easily walk it one night, local supermarkets, Trams and Buses also within walking distance. The inside was surprisingly spacious and the decor was very modern, we felt very special staying there. The Owner was extremely helpful and accomodating on our arrival, but we were then left in peace, (we were told any problems just to contact her), but thankfully all went well, we even managed to google English instructions for the Combi Microwave! It was great that there was an abundance of freshly laundered towels, candles, WiFi and above all a very comfortable bed. We couldn't have asked for more, although my husband did say cheekily, 'fluffy dressing gowns'. It was a perfect place for a relaxing/romantic break.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank WoofFennell
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Reviewed 19 July 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2010
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3  Thank mariebelleepoque
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Reviewed 17 October 2010
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3  Thank Maria_AnnaParis
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Address: Watertorenplein 8C, 1051 PA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #149 of 343 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 3

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