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Llanelli, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We went to amsterdam in april 2014.i looked at many hotels, private rentals etc and I am so glad i chose this hotel.i cannot stress enough how well placed this hotel is! It is on damrak, a main street linking centraal station and dam square.opposite was a canal and bridge taking you to the red light district. There are shops,...

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Genoa, Italy
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I have been here 3 years ago with a friend for a weekend in Amsterdam. The hotel is really essential placed nearby Dam Square and the Central Station (5 minutes walking). It has got clean and quite large rooms with bathroom. The only problem is the noisy of people walking on the stairs closed to the large amount of the...

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Have stayed at the van gelder on numerous occasions and every time have been happy with the hotel. The rooms are cleaned every day. The hotel is on damrak so your right in the middle of the hustle and bustle!! Will stay at the van gelder on every trip to Amsterdam. Not suitable for wheelchair users due to the stairs...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Usually I don't mind the budget places... But... This place sucks! Don't waste your time, money or energy even thinking about staying here. They lied about the wifi (not available in the rooms, only by the front desk.) the bed was so bad, floor would have been better. Had to check out & move hotels due to no wifi in...

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Me and my wife booked this hotel for friends, But they could not go so we cancelled our original hotel and had this room instead because it was half the price, when we first arrived they showed us to our room which was good for about an hour when a stag party moved next door, me and the wife could...

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1Thank peter b
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Some staff are cool but others are moody. The rooms are really small and kinda dirty. It's fairly noisy due to it's location. However, it's cheap and smoke friendly! Showers are nice too. Great location.

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We arrived by train at 7AM with nothing booked. Dropped our packs in an open restaurant, drank coffee and took turns cruising for rooms. I found the Van Gelder right next store and they had a room for the next two nights. Perfect. I looked at it, okayed it and left our packs (no charge) until later. When we returned...

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1Thank kayaky
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I have stayed at this hotel over some 30 years. The central location is incredibly convenient: a few minutes walk to most major attractions; very convenient for Central Station and all public transport. Family run for all these years, the place is spotlessly clean. All rooms have private facilities and the costs are extremely reasonable for a city centre hotel....

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Staff are friendly and the rooms have TV, shower. No tea or coffee though. Right in the middle of the town but not in the red light area that's just round the corner. Would say that if you had problems with stairs this hotel is not ideal for you! Would stay again.

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2Thank Jay L
birmingham
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times now, it's basic but very clean and MUCH better than any similar priced hotels in the area, staff are clean and friendly, location is a 3 minute walk from Centraal Station and close to all the attractions

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Centrum
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: €60 - €145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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Hotel Van Gelder
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#12 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
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“ask for canal view”
 of 5 bubbles 121287, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“steep steps so lower floor if unfit or unsteady on your legs”
 of 5 bubbles maclad, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“ROOM 10 or anyone at the front, beautiful view of Amsterdam”
 of 5 bubbles amyf870, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“No wi-fi on rooms, but in reception with seating you could access wi-fi”
 of 5 bubbles mixie2015, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't go above the Reception Level the stairs are very Very Steep”
 of 5 bubbles stans544, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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