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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Ok this hotel is average in almost all categories except two very important ones: location and price. The staff was not very supportive, furnishing is old, rooms are small. Be warned that there are steep stairs (there is no elevator) in order to get upstairs and no one will help with your luggage. On the positive side, location is really...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A family run hotel I have visited beyond 30 years; a family who are valued friends. The location is amazingly central, a couple of minutes from the station on the main route to the Dam. Without pretention, but immaculately clean with friendly staff and attentive housekeeping. Perfect access both to transport and the major tourist spots. It must be remembered...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for long weekend and this hotel made the stay so so much better, staff are very helpful, location is fantastic for everywhere in the city.I would recommend this hotel to anyone.Hotel is not 5star so don't expect it, it's clean and very central it's got everything you need for a stay and to me that's all that matters.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at Van Gelder possibly 10/15 times over the past 15 years and I have say I love the place. The rooms are good, suits our group perfectly, beds are clean and most importantly very comfortable. Staff are great always a joy to deal with. Few snacks, beer etc sold at reception well priced. Van Gelder is perfect for...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

200m from Central statoon. Run by a very friendly Dutch family. Good for groups, couples and those who want an inexpensive trip and using the hotel as a base to see the whole city.All day travel 7 euro with trams just oitside the door. The stairs as in all Dutch buildings area joyous challenge! Enjoy!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with two friends in two rooms at the Van Gelder. The stairs did scare us with how narrow and spiral they were, and with huge suitcases to carry and take down made it a work out. You have to return your keys each time you leave the hotel, but that came in extremely helpful after drinking Dam's...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Adequate for price. Good location saves it. Wifi in lobby but spotty in rooms. One small double bed for 2. Thinly worn towels with holes. Towel bars and bathroom mirror made for very tall people. No lift; long flight of stairs to enter; difficult with luggage.

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Not clean enough, and with dozens of really small stairs to climb before you get to your room. It was the third time for me, and I realized I've grown up too much for that kind of hotel. The location is great, the breakfast is bad, and a big part of the place smells... Only if you are under 30,...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last minute with my partner, rooms were very basic but clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. You do have to leave your key for the room at reception but in a way it's one less thing to worry about losing when you are out and about. Good location near to everything and for the price you can't...

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Xaghra, Malta
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This small hotel is in the center of the city of Amsterdam very close to the Central Station and overlooking the canals. The twin room was very basic and spartan but on the whole comfortable. The steps (no elevator) were very steep and elderly people might find them tiring especially after a day walking around beautiful Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Address: Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Price Range: $85 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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Hotel Van Gelder
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
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“ask for canal view”
121287, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“steep steps so lower floor if unfit or unsteady on your legs”
maclad, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“ROOM 10 or anyone at the front, beautiful view of Amsterdam”
amyf870, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“No wi-fi on rooms, but in reception with seating you could access wi-fi”
mixie2015, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't go above the Reception Level the stairs are very Very Steep”
stans544, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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