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Stayed at Die Port Van Cleve. Went to Heineken Museum, House of Bols, Gassan Diamonds, Ann Franks House and toured on the Red Bus and night time river cruise. Also explored red light district, Jordaan. Ate waffles and pizza often!
... it was still 0-0. So, they had a shootout and Holland won at the last second (1:30 am by this time). I thought everyone in the bar was going to have a heart attack! Afterwards, the whole city went crazy. People were driving down the streets, honking and cheering. I went with some people from my hotel to a rooftop bar in town. However, I didn't stay too long, as I needed to get up very early the next ...
The museum was, well a museum. We actually went there to experience and exhibit called The Little Orphanage. It was cool. It let you experience a taste of life in a 17th century orphanage in the Netherlands. The orphanage was like a town for children. At one time it had as many as 900 kids!! Chloé and Grant wore wristbands that they scanned at each station to learn about the different aspects of the orphanage. The children were issued ...
... Van Gogh Museum, and really enjoyed the visit. We were given 2 hours there with an audio guide which was enough time to view the paintings. The only disappointment was that "The Sunflowers" was away on loan to the National Art Gallery in London. To our surprise at the end of the visit we were to be taken on a quick city tour. We drove to see a windmill beside the Amstel ...
... but flumes, a whirlpool, Jacuzzi, and a salt water pool in which you could float effortlessly, and if you put your ears under the water, there was music playing... Being a humble island boy, I hadn't experienced anything like this before and thought it was all amazing. We agreed to come back the next day if we were still in the area.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDie Port van Cleve Amsterdam
Lovely stat. Very clean and welcoming!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Die Port van Cleve Amsterdam
No need to worry....
We found an excellent deal for a 3 night stay in Die Port Van Cleve in January 2004. Having read the reviews that are around currently for the hotel, I was slightly worried about what to expect. However, the location was EXCELLENT, the hotel staff were really friendly. The room was slightly small but definitely clean and cosy. The bathroom was great, fresh towels and the room was cleaned every day. The shower was lovely! We chose to eat out instead of in the hotel but the brasserie did look nice. Next time I come to Amsterdam I will definitely stay here again if I can find another good deal! I would also recommend the shuttle bus to the airport. For 10 the bus will take you from the hotel lobby to the departures area at Schiphol!
i stayed at this hotel during the winter holidays for 5 nights. the acommidations were fair to decent at best. i was offered a larger room upgrade for 20euro which i took. the room was large enough but very sparsely decorated. furnishings were beat up and worn around the edges.
Spent a week there in early August. First impressions of the room were not good, and it went downhill from there. Being summer, it was quite hot, and the hotel has no airconditioning(!) necessitating the windows being left open at all times.. sleep was near impossible with the all-night noise coming in the open windows. The front desk lied to one of our party, saying we had not checked in.. so he got a room in his own name. When we discovered their mistake, they still tried to charge him for the room (even tho he only stored his bags there for a few minutes). Purchased some wooden toys at the adjacent shopping center..
Excellent hotel, fantastic location - right where you want to be if you are looking to enjoy the night life while staying in a good clean hotel - the bar was excellent too.
The rooms are middens..
I can only assume that "anonymous Chicago" got the best room in the place or he works in the bar!Anonymous of Lincoln seems to be talking about a completely different location/hotelMidden. n Archaic or dialect ,a dunghill or pile of refuse source Oxford dictionary
Excellent Hotel, Excellent Location
Excellent continental hotel at a budget price. Their 99 euro rate was fantastically low price for the quality and location of this hotel. located adjacent to the Dam Square, this charming hotel offered equisite service, fine dining, and very helpful staff. The rooms are in the traditional style of Europe "smallish" but are impecably well kept and offers that "WOW" feeling. I would highly recommend this hotel and would cheerfully stay once again!
Just returned from a 4 night break at Die Port Van Cleve Hotel, Amsterdam. Nice hotel, disappointed when we got to room. Booked a direct deal with the hotel on their web page at 99 euro per night excluding breakfast (15 euro) (usual rate 215-299 per night). Room was a bit shabby, bathroom perfect though. We pointed this out to reception who were very very helpful and said that they would check and in the morning they would let us know if we can be upgraded. We were indeed after a little persuasion and reputation telling of hotel into a twice as big and upgraded room for the same rate (99)! Apart from that the hotel go out of their way to help you with excellent english speaking staff, breakfast more than enough and the restaurant is a little a la carte but very nice. Would recommend, just watch the room if booking one of their specials!
My partner and I booked a special first trip to Amsterdam in February 2003. We booked a flight and hotel package via a well known internet company. The Die Port Van Cleve is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the central railway station. Its outward appearance is one of an older ,traditional hotel but with the promise of modern comforts. In the hotel literature , the die Port constantly repeats its corporate mantra .."where hospitality is legendary" Having arrived in amsterdam we made our way to the hotel full of expectations for the weekend ahead. Initial impressions of the entrance ,reception,bar ,lunge and main dining area were favourable. We arrived a little early for check in at around 1100 am and so left our bag with the very helpful porter and went off to explore the city. We returned some time after 1400 hrs to book in. Part of our arrangement with the booking company was that we would receive a free upgrade to a superior room. We received our room card key and made our way to our alloted room. On opening the door my initial excitement turned to disappointment at the site before me. The room was small ,dingy and well overdue for a refurbishment. This was surprising as the hotel literature makes much of its recent refurbishment. I saw no evidence of this. There were marks of various shades and descriptions on the walls ,the carpet had one or two marks ,there were indentations and bits of missing plaster on the walls/corners ,the safe didnt work ,some of the TV channels didnt work and despite it being a non smoking room ,there was evidence of smoking in the bathroom. It was one of the crummiest hotel rooms i have stayed in and i was most disappointed. During my short stay i was aware of some people being trapped in one of the lifts ,the lift breaking down several times and the phone system breaking down. The only thing i can say in the De Ports favour is that the service and standard of food in the restaurant was high and the staff were courteous and attentive. First impressions are very important for me and in this respect ,the de port failed miserably and i could not recommend it to anyone seeking a hotel in Amsterdam. The standard room charges are an affront to the travelling public and may give the impression to the prospective customer ,that they are representative of a much higher standard than is delivered at the die port.
Not worth it
My husband and I stayed here after deciding to stay in a 'swanky' hotel. We even booked a deluxe room.
We were disappointed on arrival as the interior was nothing like a 'swanky' hotel despite the 'swanky' price. Our room was small and dingy. We checked that we had the deluxe room we had booked and were told it was a deluxe.
Amazed, we asked to see a normal room and suddenly as if by magic we were upgraded to a bigger lighter and much nicer room.
Price.........expensive for what you get.
A good comfortable hotel with a great central location. Rooms are small, but the bathroom was great. Lots of closet space. Good restaurant and comfortable old world bar. Staff professional and helpful. I would return.