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“Great price; Comfortable stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Zaan Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Zaandam
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Greenville, North Carolina
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199 reviews
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“Great price; Comfortable stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

If you've looked at hotel prices in Amsterdam, they are very high and parking (if available) can be 40Euros per day. At Zaan Inn you can be less than 20 mins from the hotel to Central Station for a much cheaper price, and in a comfortable room. Parking is FREE! A 3 min walk to the train station and the train is 12 mins to Central Station (5.50Euro per person, round trip).

We stayed in the family suite, which comfortably fit two adults and two teens. The door to the master bedroom closed, but note that the bathroom (very large by European standards) has a partially-frosted glass door! Room includes a small fridge, a microwave, and a kettle, along with some instant coffee, tea, and sugar & creamer. Room is "minimalist" furnished, but you have all that you need and it was comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

I highly recommend this hotel for a short trip to Amsterdam! If driving you WILL need a GPS to find it!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

1 minute walk from Zaandam train station, 20 minute train ride from Schiphol. Really good staff, very friendly and helpful. Nice clean room with aircon. Good shower plenty clean fresh towels. First night I had both specials; asparagus soup and then sea bass. Both were excellent; the quality of cooking is way above both the class of the hotel and the décor in the restaurant. Breakfast was poor in comparison but adequate four out of ten. It's a pleasant 10 minute walk to the Zaan and there's a nice "square" with restaurants and bars. I stayed three nights and would come back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The Zaan inn hotel was alright. It's a 15 minute train ride from the centre ( Centraal - Sloterdjeck - Zaandam ). Friendly receptionist, she told us the attractions and nice places to eat in the area. The rooms are nice, confortable beds. When we arrived the safe wasn't wortking. We hid our money in the lampshade and when we got back to the hotel the handy man had been in our room and told us he know where our money was.. The shower didnt drain properly so we had to wait 10 minutes before one of us could have a shower. Apart from that its a lovely hotel. Zaandam is a very nice place to stay as it is rural and not as expensive as the centre of Dam. There is a coffeshop, a lot of restaurants and fast food and some shops in the area. there's also a supermarket close by too.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here overnight. Is a nice modern clean hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Room was a nice size and a nice size bathroom with a great shower. Very close to the train station which is only 2 stops to Amsterdam central and cheap, but make sure you have euros as you cannot use your debit or credit card at the machines! A lot of Amsterdam do not accept VISA (been a lot of fraud in the city centre we were told). Have stayed closer to Amsterdam central before, but is in a quiet location if you want to get away from the hussle and bustle of the city. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Very convenient location, 2 min walk to Zaan train station. Trains to/from Amsterdam Central Station every 10 min. Breakfast good , tasty croissants, a bit expensive at 12 EUR. Nice little town to visit and some nice restaurants within walking distance on the other side of the tracks. Staff friendly and helpful. Soundproof excellent, could see but could not hear trains!

Restaurant Manager Lady way less friendly than the regular staff. Breakfast advertised in rooms at 10 EUR but charged 12 EUR was annoying to some tourists. Should be fixed.

Room Tip: High floor rooms very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4D/4N and booked a comfort double room.

Location-wise the hotel was fabulous and one has to walk about 2 minutes to get to the Zaandam station. Regular trains connect Zaandam to the airport and Amsterdam Centraal and cost-wise it was almost 30% cheaper than similar hotels in Amsterdam, so this is a fair trade-off for the cost-conscious.

The rooms had simple but good furnishing. There was a gigantic bed and good air-conditioning. Even though it is very close to the trains (I could see the station from my windows if I drew the curtains), it was very quiet inside. Everyone I interacted with - the receptionists, hotel manager and the bartender were very polite and helpful and spoke fluent English, which really helps.

Overall, it is not a resort so dont expect frills. If you want to move around Netherlands and want easy access to Amsterdam and the airport, this hotel is a very good bet.

PS: I did not try the restaurant, so I can not comment on the food

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

this hotel is certainly a good choice, at 2 minutes from the railway station and what could be considered as the centre of Zaandam. It is quite new, which shows (people were still painting the lines in the car park, painting some of the meeting rooms, and some of the wall outlets are not finished). But hey, it is a good place, with light and clean rooms, nice flooring, and a bathroom that is better than average. The rates are OK, and if you don't feel like going out for dinner, you can go to Pulse (the restaurant). It serves quite good food (OK, it's not a Michelin star place, but much better than the average place in Holland), decent wine and Belgian beer (couldn't skip the chauvinism). It is not expensive, and they offer daily dishes (go for the catch of the day, it's fresher than fresh). If ever I have to be in this neighbourhood again, I think I'll come back to this place

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: BEST WESTERN Zaan Inn
Address: Grenehout 22, 1507 EB Zaandam, The Netherlands (Formerly Spirit Inn)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Zaandam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Zaandam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Zaan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Zaan Inn is a modern hotel, situated next to the Zaandam train station. It is nearby the Zaandam city centre, the Zaanse Schans and 12 minutes by train from Amsterdam.Zaan Inn Hotel has 102 spacious non-smoking rooms, with a save, refrigerator, desk, telephone and free WiFi. All rooms have a big flat screen television. The bathroom is equipped with a toilet, sink, shower and hair dryer. In the Zaan Inn Hotel is a nice grill restaurant situated, named Restaurant Pulse. There is also a cosy bar, a smoking lounge and pool tables. ... more   less 
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