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“Our home away from home in Amsterdam”
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Hotel Aalders
Ranked #54 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Our home away from home in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 20 May 2010

We have been living outside Amsterdam for four months, since February, and traveling into the city regularly. We discovered the Aalders on our second visit, and it became our hotel of choice thereafter.It is ideally located for our purposes, the rooms were clean, comfortable, and well-priced, and the staff (with a special nod to Rick) invariably welcoming ,cheerful, and extremely helpful. We look forward to returning to Amsterdam and the Aalders, when the renovations to the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum are complete.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

A quiet hotel behind the Rijksmuseum. Warm welcome and the lady at the desk greeted me BY NAME before i introduced myself! It was no trouble to wheel my bike through the hotel into the garden and it was safe there during my stay of 3 nights. Lovely breakfast and very friendly staff. I would LOVE to stay here again and recommend it thoroughly.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

My aunt and I stayed at Hotel Aalders for 4 nights, in 2 of the small single rooms. We both thought the rooms were large enough, very clean with private baths and TVs. Mine overlooked the quiet street and hers opened onto a lovely garden. All the staff were extremely helpful and kind. It was wonderful that we could check in early after a long flight. The breakfast room is very nice and the included breakfast is good. Very convenient to the museums and tram lines and not too far from large supermarket, park, and canal boat rides. This was the complete opposite of a stuffy, business hotel. We both felt so comfortable there and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2010

I was recently a displaced person in Europe trying to get home as a result of the Icelandic volcano in 2010. Not knowing if the airspace would open for my connecting flight, I took the train to Amsterdam and stayed at this lovely hotel. Never having been to Amsterdam, but having travelled Europe, this was the best hotel I've stayed at so far made even better by family hospitality . The rooms are not spartan, but funtional with lots of character. My small single opened up into the yard which was in bloom with tulips and magnolia trees. While there was not an iron in room (typical Europe, why?), I got to iron in the kitchen while the owners made pastry for the day. . Add to these great experiences a fantastic location in the museum district on a quiet side street - not quiet as in boring, but quiet as in away from tram tracks and traffic. i would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Toronto
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

We will recommend Aalders to family and friends for the following reasons:

Well-situated: Quiet street. 1 block to the Van Gogh Museum, 2 to the Rijksmuseum. Around the corner from designer shopping. Easy access to city centre on foot or by tram.

Clean hotel and room.

Breakfast included was "continental plus": Hardboiled eggs, cold cut meats, cheese, breads and pastries, cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice, hot beverages.

Amenities: Free internet access from the lounge and via wi-fi. Elevator.

Helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2010

Very well situated for Art Galleries and (if you can afford them) designer shops. Disappointing that the Stadelijke Gallery is still closed but that's not the fault of the hotel! Close to excellent transport links into the city centre, and good restaurants nearby. Try the Sama Sebo (just around the corner) for excellent Indonesian food, but you may need to book

Staff at the hotel very friendly and helpful. Our room was small but nicely carpeted and beds were comfortable and there was good linen. (extra pillow would have been nice). As with a most continental hotels, there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, but hot drinks could be bought and taken up to our room. (we keep saying that we must bring our travel kettle, teabags and coffee when we go abroad, as we take these for granted in English hotels).

A good breakfast with lovely views of the garden at the back of the breakfast room was welcome each day, as was the British TV news!

Overall, a lovely stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lausanne
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Reviewed 5 April 2010

Amsterdam is actually nice for a family with teenagers, and museums (don't miss the Diamond, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum), shopping district and public swimming pool (!) are all 2 minutes away. Tropenmuseum and Nemo are great for families as well.

The hotel was nice - a bit oldfashioned, showers and beds quite good. We would have preferred two rooms for us and the kids, but there was no other hotel in Amsterdam offering a family suite! The breakfast room urgently needs new tapestry but the magnolia and the free-living green parrots outside are a great view.

We were served a private breakfast on the early morning of our departure at the bar - very nice, thanks! And thanks to the nice staff that served us breakfast every day.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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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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