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“Wonderful Hotel in Great Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Aalders
Ranked #52 of 361 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Hotel in Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Hotel Aalders is a superb family hotel located within walking distance of major museums in Amsterdam. Staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly, and the breakfast is a great way to start your day. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

The hotel was quiet, clean, and on a nice street just two blocks to the tram. The breakfast was very nice. The staff were polite and friendly. We had a large window/door to the balcony that opened providing a cool breeze, No complaints.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Vantaa, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

I got a last-minute small room for one - which was no smaller than normal rooms at big-city standards! The location couldn't be more perfect: a quiet street between the museums and a high-end shopping street, two blocks from a tram stop, three blocks from the start of antiquities district. The staff was extremely nice and helpful: when I phoned about leaving my luggage early (which was no issue at all), they also helped me find the transport ticket office. Later at the hotel, when my hairspray had leaked and stained a blouse, the kind young gentleman at the reception found me stain remover, translated the instructions to me and then tumble-dried my blouse after I had rinsed it! Ordering a taxi and phoning me when it came was also done with no fuss. Everyone was friendly, including the cleaning staff that I ran into, and the hotel was safe: I forgot to lock my room when I left for the evening, but nothing happened!

The room was clean and neat, the shower roomy and good, the bed and pillows perfectly comfy (good, thick double pillows!). I had specified a double bed, but it was two singles put together - not a big thing, and since it was last minute I can't really complain, but of course a true double would be nicer for one person (so you could sleep in the middle of all that space). There was no noise at all from the street, but the water pipes made quite a bit of sound from other rooms (couldn't get back to sleep in the morning when it happened more than once). The one tiny thing that could make the room cosier would be a bit of art on the walls. And of course, normal keys instead of key cards means you must remember to lock the room on your own!

Wifi was available; I didn't have a computer with me, but I saw someone use their tablet at breakfast with no problem. There was a computer to use in the quiet little bar, but I wish it wasn't placed so the monitor's attached high in the wall where everyone can see it.

Breakfast was good, in a pretty breakfast room, with good service. All in all, my experience was well worth the money, and I will be happy to choose this hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Syracuse, New York
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Of the six hotels I had to book for a month-long trip to Europe, I booked this one last, as Amsterdam was not one of my primary destinations but just a three-day interlude en route from one place to another. Since I was tired of examining hotels and since time was running out, I booked this one hastily, relying on the reviews. Hence I was a little apprehensive. As others say, the location is great. It's very close to a tram/bus stop and so was very easy to get to from the train station by tram and, better still, easier to go from by bus to the airport. Very convenient. As others have noted it's also very close to two major museums (a three-minute walk) and the virtue of this is that it's very easy to be first in line at those museums, notorious for long lines throughout the day. It's also near some good cafes and a very good bakery, and parallel/adjacent to one of the nicer high-end shopping streets. As I was traveling alone I asked for a single room and while it was small, as I expected, it actually had a door that opened onto a nice garden and so didn't seem nearly as cramped as it might have. While the bathroom was small, the water pressure was the best I've had in five hotels so far (and I'm in a 5-star hotel at the moment). I miss that shower. Breakfast was good with a range of offerings. Although the hotel lobby smelled a little musty, and I panicked a little at this, all the other public areas and the room itself were fine. They just miss the mark with some of their design choices but I guess that gives the hotel its charm. The staff was very friendly and very well-informed. I did have hotel envy when I walked by the Waldorf and another luxury hotel, but hey were 5x the price easily.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edgewater, Maryland
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Our stay in the Alalders Hotel was about as advertised. It was very clean, relatively quiet and the people manning the front desk were friendly and helpful. The room was small and had virtually no storage. BUT --- it was a block away from the Van Gogh Museum, two blocks from the Rijksmuseum and 2 block from the big park. It was also a block from the trolley to town and from the bus stop to the airport. Only one surprise: we were told parking was conveniently available on the street. This is true, but it cost several dollars per hour, so my friends, who came by car, parked about a half hour away!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

This was a place we just picked out of other reviews. Glad we did. Small but very friendly and close to the Rijksmuseum. Everyone was very nice and helpful, I wish we could have spent more than 3 days in Amsterdam. It's a wonderful city and the people are great. We were there during the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil and the whole town was alive and vibrant. The hotel was clean and the staff were all so nice. Everyone we met spoke excellent English (probably better than many Americans) so language was no problem. Food selections ran the gamut from fish to burgers and everything in between. If you are going to Amsterdam this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

lovely small hotel in museum district.Staff really helpful nothing too much trouble .Very clean rooms with crisp white bedding.We had a very large triple room with bath and powerful shower. easy access to airport bus stop eound the corner 197 staight to airport 5e each way. Will return next time I go to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Aalders
Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 13-15, 1071 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: 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
#47 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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