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“A Basic Hotel in a Wonderful Location”
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Hotel van Onna
Ranked #208 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 January 2013

The Hotel Van Onna's main strength is its location... nestled away on one of the quietest and prettiest canals in the Jordaan area, yet only a stone's throw from some of Amsterdam's playgrounds and cultural highlights. Anne Frank's House, for example, is at the end of the street! The Damrak is a mere 10-15 minute walk away, depending on how busy it is and how quick a walker you are.

The staff at Van Onna, as repeated many times throughout this page, are superb. A family run B&B and nothing is ever too much trouble.

We stayed on the third floor at the front of the hotel with some wonderful views of the canal. The only problem here was that the local cathedral liked to play "Jerusalem" and other random tunes at seemingly random times, even well into the early hours!! Being at the front of the hotel and having single-glazing, it is easily heard!

All in all, a perfect B&B to use as a base to explore this wonderful city at reasonable prices. No surprises, either nasty or good... but its location simply cannot be understated.

Strongly recommended in the local area is the bar "Cafe Chris" (one of the oldest bars in Amsterdam!) and the night-bar Cafe de Koophandel nearly directly opposite Van Onna which doesn't open until 10pm. Both of these places are proper local haunts and turned out to be our best night ever. Tourists who make the effort to get off of the beaten track and seek out the real Amsterdam are well rewarded!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

positive points: it is close to touristic points, about 20 min by foot from train central station, it has a near stop of tram(about 5 min by foot), there are supermarkets near(close to Dam square), friendly staff, quiet neighborhood at the Jordaan district, reasonable price for Amsterdam.
Negative points: charges 5% on payment with credit, debit or pre-paid cards, wifi available only in the main building not in single room in annex building. There isn't TV in room. Breakfast without fruits and cereals, also little amount of milk, and with a curious offer of a small bowl with chocolate sprinkles and others with an excess amount of butter and sugar, in addition to not be self-service, but nonetheless it isn't a so bad breakfast, there is a sufficient amount of bread, ham, cheese, jam,egg. There isn't 24h reception.
In general is a good hotel to stay in Amsterdam, with good cost-benefit relation, the breakfast and wifi could be better.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

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Reviewed 19 December 2012

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Reviewed 17 December 2012

We had a lovely stay here. For the price, it met all of our expectations and more. We had originally planned to stay here just 2 nights but decided to stay longer because we were so pleased with this hotel. The location is great--the Jordaan district is lovely with plenty of shops and restaurants etc. The staff were all very helpful except for one guy who seemed reluctant to help us but he was probably just having a bad day. The bed was SO comfortable and the shower was very good, two things that make all the difference in a hotel! Breakfast was simple but I really loved the chocolate sprinkles on my bread every morning! Our room was on the top floor and was small, but it was nice and quiet and had a peaceful feel to it. Next time I'm in Amsterdam, I'm booking here.

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Address: Bloemgracht 102-104 and 108, 1015 TN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Ranked #208 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £72 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
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