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 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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Hotel Seven one Seven: home away from home

Amsterdam, January 2018… Always a pleasure to meet up with Mrs. Brita Röhl of Hotel Seven One Seven and no wonder they got awarded by Gault & Millau as Winner hotel of the Year in 2017. The service and individually designed suites is all about personal detail to attention and hospitality to make you feel…

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Wittenberg apartments: where Amsterdam feels like home

Amsterdam, December 2017… There is a growing demand for comfortable apartments, to feel like a local, away from the tourist center and avoiding steep staircases and tiny rooms. The Wittenberg opened its doors on December 4th after a complete renovation in a distinguished building dating back to 1722, alongside the New Keizersgracht canal. An urban…

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Hotel de Sterrenberg: a cozy hotel to wine, dine and relax

Otterlo, October 2017… Just a few minutes away from the Kröller-Müller Museum, you will find Hotel de Sterrenberg. A completely renovated wellness hotel on the Veluwe. It’s a modern and warmly decorated hotel with 44 nature inspired bedrooms. Besides a big indoor swimming pool, an infrared sauna and a professional fitness area, you can relax…

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Alice in Wonderland at Andaz Amsterdam

Amsterdam, October 2017… The city of Amsterdam and the story of Alice in Wonderland inspired the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders to create a luxury lifestyle boutique hotel along one of Amsterdam’s loveliest canals. Every single element in the hotel tells a story; the design, the staff, the open kitchen, the elevator and the rooms. Enjoy…

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Hyatt Regency Amsterdam in botanic Plantage district

Amsterdam, July 2017… An ideal location for both business and leisure travelers visiting Amsterdam. Spacious hotel rooms, inviting open public area’s and a top sustainability rating are the advantages of this newly build hotel. Contemporary, business-like décor mixed with references to neighborhood attractions, like the ‘living wall’ in the lobby with green plants (Botanical Gardens)…

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