From the start I have to say I have known The Gerstekorrel ("In de Gerstekorrel" as it used to be) since 1966 and have been STAYING as a "regular" since 1972.My own 2 yr.absence recently has only been due to an intractible "domestic" situation,NOT to any "loss of faith" at all..indeed..the very OPPOSITE !
YES..a very "tourist/family" type it IS.However,the CLEANLINESS,COMFORT ans sheer OBLIGING FRIENDLINESS and HELPFULNESS of the staff quite set it apart;and,the "location"..as slap-dap central as you could ever want it to be ( 1.minute from the Dam Square says-it-all).We'll gloss-over the fact that the "RLD" ("Walletjes"..or whatever) is just 3.minutes the other way !!!!! Moreover,the lingustic professionalism of the staff,especially at reception is almost "university" level,with their considerable personal Warmth enhancing their commitment that "no request is ever too small",for them to go out of their way to help you !
This and the other points DO,without question,offset the "touristy"
and a little "noisy" situation -only to be reasonably expected for a
location such as that in a city of the size and vibrancy of Amsterdam.
Finally,one last and HUGELY HONOURABLE and GREATLY RESPECTED point about this hotel.
Just after it opened at the beginning of WW 11,after Holland was invaded,not surprisingly, the hotel was occupied by The Wehrmacht.from time to time (and,I believe,more than that even),the then owners,at a HUGE risk to themselves,sheltered people of the Jewish faith -in the cellar; right under the noses of the German military -upstairs !!
It has been an honour to write this report..and GOD BLESS to all !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for an excellent central location with friendly service and extras like breakfast in bed? Then choose Hotel de Gerstekorrel, where guests return year after year! Our 32 room hotel offers single rooms, 2 persons rooms, triple rooms as well as four persons rooms - come alone, with a friend, the whole family or a group of friends! Hotel de Gerstekorrel is a popular and modern hotel close to the famous Dam Square, shopping streets such as De Kalverstraat, the canals, wonderful restaurants and unforgettable nightlife. Do you come for a concert in Ziggo Dome or Heineken music hall? Or want to see the Music Awards? Interested in football stadium Arena, Ajax? Stay with us and you easily reach all these places by public transportation.The famous Amsterdam museums - newly opened Stedelijk Museum and new Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Van Gogh and several other museums and art galleries are also close by. ... more less
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