The Dutchman speaks about to stay

It is all about client reviews and expectations these days. Searching the internet will give you a lot of information, but is it true? As a local specialist I provide objective recommendations. In this blog, I share with you my personal experiences and impressions of hotels I visited.

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Hotel V Nesplein

Amsterdam, May 2021… A perfect hideaway in a picturesque and quiet street at a stone throw away from Dam square, surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and theatres. The 43 loft-style rooms are bright and spacious. Decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage 70’s furniture with contemporary design, which create an atmosphere of warmth and nostalgia.…

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Cruising the Kaag lakes and discover Costa Holanda

Badhoevedorp, September 2020… So nice to spend a day discovering new products and great initiatives. After a warm welcome at Corendon Village hotel Amsterdam we discovered unspoiled Dutch landscape just 30 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam on board the brand new boats of Rederij van Hulst with comfortable and corona proof flexible interior, high windows for…

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Hotel Des Indes: def a leading hotel in the world

The Hague, October 2019… What can I possibly say about Hotel Des Indes other than I really love everything about this hotel. First of all, the location at the Lange Voorhout; within walking distance from the Mauritshuis and Museum Escher, but also the Parliaments building, Noordeinde Palace and many fine dine restaurants and luxury shopping…

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Hotel de l’Europe Amsterdam: historic grandeur with original Amsterdam luxury.

Amsterdam, June 2020… Hotel de l’Europe Amsterdam has opened its doors again with a complete restyling and transformation of the ground floor areas. The result is stunning as the historic grandeur has been brought back with an elegance and original Amsterdam luxury. The lobby oozes charm and grandeur, with beautiful fabrics, comfortable furniture and the…

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American hotel reopens as the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American

Amsterdam, June 2020… The historic Amsterdam American hotel has reopened as the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American. The Art nouveau Unesco World heritage building has not been touched nor its famous Café American, but the hotel and café have been a place where artists and musicians have been coming together for decades. A perfect match…

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Hotel Esthérea: classic, rich yet intimate atmosphere

Amsterdam, December 2019… Outside you will find yourself in the middle of picture-perfect Amsterdam; a row of eight connected 17th century canal houses along the dreamy Singel canal, surrounded by quaint shops and a wide choice of dining options, within walking distance of museums and other Amsterdam highlights. Step inside and you will be surprised…

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Hotel Lion d’Or Haarlem: A gem to be discovered

Amsterdam, November 2018… The city of Haarlem oozes charm, with its historic Market square, the Frans Hals museum, boutique shopping and great restaurants. Hotel Lion d’Or Haarlem blends in perfectly. Renowned as the best place to stay in Haarlem since 1839, the hotel has undergone a complete transformation, combining local history, contemporary ambiance, city allure…

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Monastère Maastricht: Dutch design with southern hospitality

Amsterdam, September 2018… For us, Amsterdam city people, Maastricht and the province of Limburg feels like going abroad and on vacation. The charm of the historic cities, the glowing landscape and the ‘joie de vivre’ of the people makes it special and so enjoyable. I am very happy to introduce a new 4-star boutique hotel…

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Hotel TwentySeven: 16 opulent luxury suites on Dam Square

Amsterdam, March 2018… A dream has come true for entrepreneur and awarded hotelier Mr. Eric Toren. The creation of the ultimate luxury hide-away right in the very heart of the city of Amsterdam. Boutique is a much-used term these days, but with only 16 lavishly decorated suites, Intuitive butler service, wine cabinets in every suite…

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Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: Sophisticated luxury

Amsterdam, February 2018… Ranked on many prestigious industry listings as the number 1 hotel in Amsterdam, and I can understand why. Sophisticated luxury along the Gentlemen’s canal in the historic center of Amsterdam. Behind the 17th century façade you find polished marble a friendly welcome, elegant bedrooms and where the chefs of the 2-star Michelin…

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