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Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia - Amsterdam

3 star Hotel Amsterdam

Willemsparkweg 205 - Amsterdam

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 90 .25
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A warm welcome awaits you at Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia, a family-run hotel in Amsterdam, near the Vondelpark, the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall), the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum (museum of Modern Art).

Besides the superb accommodations, the hotel has recently modernized all of its bathroom facilities to meet with modern standards. The trademark of Robert and Margaret Vonk's hospitality is personal service and attention. The Neighbour's Magnolia is a great place to stay, with the heart of swinging Amsterdam only 15 minutes away.

This pet-friendly hotel opens its doors to tourists and business travelers alike. Hospitality and cordiality are the priorities, in keeping with Amsterdam's atmosphere. Do justice to a genuine, Dutch, buffet breakfast in the breakfast room every morning, a great start to the day. Stay connected with complimentary wireless Internet access in the hotel's public areas. This is the place to meet other guests and make friends.

The 21 tastefully decorated rooms are designed to suit any of your needs and comfort, an effective home away from home. At the hotel you will find friendly and happy people to help with information about the city and its many attractions. There is much to do and see in the Netherlands as well as in Amsterdam, and excursions can be easily arranged.

 
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 154 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia

A continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • Snack bar
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same hotel / stay dates).

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 14.50 for adults and EUR 10.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 17 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 8 (roundtrip), (from 4 to 14 years old)
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per room, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A 5.5 percent city/local tax will be charged
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia is also known as

Minotel Zandbergen
Zandbergen Hotel Amsterdam

9.1

Clean

8.9

Location

8.3

Quiet

6.8

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia reviews

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Indonesia

Location: perfect, only 2 3 stops by Tram # 2 from Rijks Museum (or 10 minutes walking only). Quiet surrounding, Vondelpark is just a stone away. Room: Very nice one for EUR 50 / night. Good value for money Staff: Very helpful. Thank you!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

There are many small restaurants in the surrounding area and You can reach the City Centre easily with the tram/bus or even on Foot. I actually selected a Hotel which has a tub in the bathroom, but the bathtub was so small that it rather was a high shower tray. I guess I never saw such a tiny bathtub like this one.But that was also the only thing I have to complain a bit. The Service was very nice and friendly and we got many tipps regarding the sights we want so visit and the many other sights and how to reach then on the easiest way. The room was a little frugal but ok. We had a nice stay and would book this hotel again for the next trip to Amsterdam.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

A long weekend sightseeing. The hotel was as described, refurbishing is ongoing. We had room 21 (penthouse/attic) which would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues due to 3 flights of stairs, the third being wooden and quite steep. Being relatively fit, we managed! I had booked a twin room but when we got to our room noticed the bed was made up as a double, I mentioned it to the staff and it was put right within 5 minutes and not a problem. The room is quite noisy but living on a main road in the UK I didn't have a problem with it. My friend who isn't used to traffic noise found it very noisy. Everything in the room was new, as it had been recently refurbished. No wardrobes, just a few wall rails for hanging clothes, fine for a short stay. Beds were comfortable and everything was clean, which is what we wanted as we didn't spend a lot of time in our room, it was just a base while we were out and about. The only thing we could have done with is a litter basket in the main room (we used a carrier bag) and perhaps a couple more hooks in the bathroom? Overall a pleasant stay close enough to Amsterdam to walk in, or jump on the tram.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

fantastic and quiet location easy to get into centre by tram and walking. Loads of cafe restaurants and bars nearby. Just be aware of hotel stairs not ideal for those with mobility difficulties.

3.6
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovakia

The hotel was clean. Long way to walk, or the need to take tram to get to the center. Very slow internet. Not comfortable matress. Narrow stairs, no lift. Noisy if a room faces the street. Overpriced.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

lovely hotel. Staff welcoming and very helpful. Hotel convenient for the museums and in a peaceful location. tram stops just up the road if you don't fancy a strol into the centre via the park. would definitely stay again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Great little gemstone amidst the many hotels in Amsterdam. Staff is terriffic and the location is great for exploration of Amsterdam. A+++++

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Great hotel! A little off the center but I found it as a plus... Very quiet at evening. Can get to the center by walking (about 15 to 20 minutes) or by Tram - There is a stop about 2 minutes from the hotel! The breakfast included is something to take in consideration - Great breakfast!

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Very friendly welcome and excellent service. Nicely situated.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Nice small room (if you're fine with aged furniture), very nice staff, close to the city center, especially by "tram", good area, good coffee, good breakfast! If you come as a traveller and want to see the city instead of spending much time in the room, it's perfect! If you want to stay in all the time, it might be a bit to small.

3.3
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

The hotel is located in a nice area and very convenient to either walk to the city center or take one of several trams and busses. Unfortunately, the room, although very quiet (no. 18 to the back gardens), smelled poorly, probably due to he old carpet, curtains and furniture (60s style...) and was quite cold. It was not cleaned up properly, we missed towels, bathroom mats, toilet paper one day, no warm water (shower) one morning. The breakfast was really good, and hosted in a cosy room. No public space to sit. Overall: Way too few value for this price!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

excellent support from staff. breakfast was the best. even the laundry fee was reasonable. excellent location for getting to big museums and town center. very happy with our choice to stay at zandbergen.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

A very nice little hotel with nice people. My tiny room was fine and well laid out for staying on my own. I could use my computer comfortably and the bed was comfortable. My only comment is on the website it said guests could check out up to 2pm, which was one of the reasons I chose it. The actual checkout time was 11am, but they allowed me to stay until noon. I do recommend this hotel.

7.9 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

Very nice family run hotel. Staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable, will do their best to help you have a great time in Amsterdam. Not in center but fairly easy to get their on the tram and an easy walk to the art galleries.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice place to stay in Amsterdam if you don't want to be right in the thick of the crowds. Easy access by frequent tram to the Amsterdam attractions and very close to the major museums. Impressive service and hospitality.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Henk was very kind and welcoming. Only issue was no lift, but very steep circular staircase, difficult to get luggage up and down the stairs. Staff were wonderful

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

The stuff is perfect. Hotel is small, but very friendly. Very good communication with the center. Very close to the main museums. Stairs may cause the problems to aged persons.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Conveniently located, great room, and more importantly excellent service and great breakfast! The owner makes everyone feel welcome. Overall, extremely pleasant experience. Will return to Zandbergen for sure!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Hong Kong

Location is very convenient. Public transportation easy to reach. Airport shuttle pick up and drop off by the door. People in hotel very friendly and helpful. Love to stay again next visit to Amsterdam.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Very nice hotel. It stands out for the kindness and competence of the staff, very friendly and attentious from the beggining. It was the most expensive we've had after visiting 5 countries (Germany, Czech Rep., Austria, Italy and France). It must be so because of the hotel rates all around Amsterdam, since it was one of the best rates I could find out of the places registered here in Venere.com. The room was spacious, reasonable continental breakfeast and extremely friendly staff (I can't stress that enough). The place is well located. Very near a couple os tram stops and within a short walking distance of the museum zone. You have to watch out for the steep starways steps and no elevator.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My husband and I loved this little hotel and would gladly return. We had only two nights to stay in the city, and the location was perfect--walking distance of the museums, the park and many restaurants. The staff members were exceptionally helpful, offering discounts on tours and transportation. Breakfast in a pleasant room was good. Note that anyone with physical limitations would find using the steep stairs difficult.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I like the Old South neighborhood of Amsterdam, since it is close to the Vondelpark and walking distance to most of the central attractions, with convenient tram service and a nearby Albert Heijn supermarket, so I always try to stay in that neighborhood. While the staff at the Zandbergen were attentive and helpful, the hotel fell short of my expectations in several respects: 1) the single rooms all face the street, bringing the regular noise of the #2 tram every 10 minutes or so starting at 6 AM; 2) the free WiFi service was very spotty, though that may be the fault of the ISP, not the hotel; 3) the single rooms are *very* small, even by the standards of Amsterdam. My advice for single travelers is to book a double room, which is far more spacious and which faces the hotel's garden, not the street.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

The location is good for the traveler. It does not located in the noisy city center,but the stop of train No.2 is nearby which directly go to the central train station through city center. And the famous Van Gogh Museum is at the walking distance(10-15 min.),which is worth to visit,especially it provid introduction in many different languages including Chinese. The quality of breakfast is good. the main problems are the space of my room is small, the water of the shower flows directly on the floor of the bathroom and the price quoted in the web. does not include 5% city tax.

7.7 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The service was very friendly, especially from the owner Henk. He offered lots of useful information for tourists. Steep stairs may be a problem to more mature visitors.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It is an easy walk from the hotel to the Van Gogh museum; also there is a tram line on the street out front so it's easy to take it anywhere you want to go in central Amsterdam

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Staff were extremely friendly and very hepful. Location is ideal for visiting museums and there are good restaurants and bars nearby.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I've found my new favorite hotel in Amsterdam. Great location in that it's removed from the tourist area, but so close via a short walk. The tram is steps from the door, and so is the Vondelpark. Henk could not have been more genial, helpful or accommodating. He had my coffee and newspaper ready every morning as I came down to the breakfast spread. Now if only I could get my wife to do that. Steep stairs, so if that's a problem, give the hotel a pass, otherwise, you can't go wrong here.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel is a healthy walk from the center, close to the lovely Vondelpark and the Konzertgebouw. The staff were superlative. When I found out upon arrival that I had lost the key to the padlock on my suitcase, the receptionist tried various tools in the hotel to help me. Then she called the house handyman who came promptly and broke the lock. The new owner, Henk, is particularly cheerful and personable. The only shortcoming is the small single room, with a bathroom you can barely turn around in. There is no separate shower; a curtain has to be drawn to divide the toilet and sink area from the downflow of water.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel. Manager couldn't do enough to help,point out places to eat, things to see and do. Hotel very quiet so good nights sleep. We requested tea for our room and knowing we were English (liking our cups of tea!) provided kettle and tea making facilities. Room could have been a bit bigger but for a city break it was fine!! Would definitely return.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

this hotel is a little gem ! on a direct tram into the city centre in a quiet residential area near museums etc. henk the owner is a little treasure! a welcoming tea/coffee on arrival and all the info you could want. rooms are spotless. breakfast wonderful. ask for rooms on ground floor or room 19 next to reception if stairs are a problem. every assistance is given though to carry luggage around!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a delightful hotel with great service in a good location. The breakfast at the hotel was quite good. Henk was very attentive to our needs. Many good restaurants nearby...we especially enjoyed Brasserie De Joffers on the corner very close to the hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Windows had to be kept open overnight because of warmth so tram and traffic noise drifted in but it wasn't too bad. The hotel owner was extremely helpful with information about Amsterdam. The breakfast was really good and there were good cafes and restaurants in the area. The trams from the centre were easy to use and living on the edge of the centre meant the area wasn't heaving with tourists and their noise etc.It was very near the 3 main museums. There was no lift and quite a steep climb to top floor and only a dozen or so rooms so small and personal. Internet available all day.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A fine small hotel, expertly managed with very personal service. They did everything possible to make my stay of five nights a peaceful and happy one. I thoroughly recommend Hotel Zandbergen. My only caution would be to frail or disabled travellers, as the stairs are quite steep. Plenty of local cafes and restaurants nearby. My own favourite was the cafe at the next crossroads, turning right out of the hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Among the best welcoming and service I've had in a hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This hotel was in a fantastic location for a woman traveling alone. I was able to walk to the museums and canal and felt safe at all times. The staff were very courteous and offered suggestions to this newby for things to see and do, etc. The price was great! The stairs would be a challenge for some, but the friendly staff practically ran up the stairs with my heavy suitcase. Free internet access in the lobby was readily available and was a great lifeline to my family at home. I would definitely go back again!

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

My first visit and I found the hotel exactly as described by many previous visitors: steep stairs, tiny rooms but welcoming staff, great service and excellent value. I'll go again.

7.3 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The Hotel is in a residential area, near to museum quartier (Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh), very close to tram stop (tram 2 brings you in 15 minutes to centraal station for less than a euro, with strippencard). The Hotel is in a little house, with very steep stairs, without lift. My room (single) was very small and the shower open in the bathroom. Quite good breakfast. The best of the hotel is Mr. Hank, friendly, helpful, professional owner. I spend a very good time in Amsterdam.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great stay...will probably return despite the soft bed and the stairs!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

A wonderful friendly athmophere at Zandbergen, we felt like real guests in the house. The owner went out of his way to make everybody happy.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

That's the first time that we have been to Amsterdam with our pet and we have finally found this hotel. The manager was very kind with both of us and our dog. Juste a little story. In fact, there was some problem with my watch and we have woken too late to take the breakfast according to the service time. But the manager have made un exception for us and we do appreciate very much. The room is very quiet and the hotel is near from the museum center. Next time i go to Amesterdam, i'll make the same choice.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The Zandbergen is an excellent place to stay. The room we had was small but nice and quiet. The hospitality is near to perfect, everybody is nice and helpful. Breakfeast (included) is varied and good quality. The location, near the big museums and the concert house makes it easy to walk to places, and the number 2 tram takes you to the center in ten minutes. So I absolutely recommend this place on all accounts. The only thing is that it does not have an elevator, and the stairs are steep, but staff helps you with the bags if need be!

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was helpful and friendly. We showed up at 7AM to drop off our bags, but since our room was ready, the receptionist checked us in a eight hours early and offered us breakfast. After a full day of travel, we were thrilled with the Zandbergen's hospitality. Although our room was very small, it had everything we needed. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've encoutnered! The included breakfast buffet is excellent; there are meats, cheeses, boiled eggs, cereals, and fresh yogurt. The croissants and coffee were really outstanding. The staff were very helpful in securing restaurant reservations for us at local, non-touristy places that they recommended, and they had good advice on places to visit and sites to see. We walked to the city center many times, but when our feet were tired or the weather was bad, we appreciated how close the hotel was to the #2 tram.

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location and nice street (restaurants, shopping), but busy street so noisy at night if you have a room on the street - take ear-plugs. Nice facility, but EXTREMELY steep stairs to get to the rooms, no elevators, but they do help you carry stuff up. Don't use this hotel if you have a problem climbing stairs. Didn't stay long enough to check out the dining room, so no idea of the quality of the breakfasts. No night clerk and breakfast was a bit late in the AM (7:30) which meant that I had to hit the street with no breakfast or coffee in order to catch an early flight. Overall, I felt the rate was a bit expensive for the quality of the facility

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I do travel a lot. This is an absolutely lovely hotel. will come back and would recommend it to friends. there are also lots of nice restaurants in the neighborhood, so dont hurry to the very center for a tourist treat. very easy/cheap to get from the central station by tram, dont waste money on a cab :).

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

A very nice hotel on the tram line; close enough into the city to be convenient but far enough away to be enjoyable at the same time. Definitely for the able-bodied by virtue of the lack on an elevator and the pitch of the stairs but otherwise most enjoyable.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

An awesome hotel because: free computer/Internet access, comfy beds, clean, friendly staff, good breakfast, tv with good number of channels, good rate, great location. The only thing that was bad-- the soap/shampoo/conditioner was awful, bring your own.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel had almost everything - very helpful staff, good breakfast, clean and comfortable accommodation. For us the only problem was those very steep stairs and the lack of a lift, although to be fair previous reviews have pointed this out and the hotel staff were willing to carry our cases upstairs.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hank and Anita provide first rate hospitality at a reasonable price. They were very helpful with helping me when I was not feeling 100%. This included calling a cab and helping me put my bags into it. Very nice people who are dedicated to what they do. The highest rating!!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We had a wondeful large studio with a beautiful quiet terrasse facing a wondeful garden, large and well equipped kitchen and bathroom. The staff is very friendly and helpful, definitely a beautiful play to stay. We recommend it to everybody wants to stay in Amsterdam.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

it was my first stay at this hotel. If I come back to Amsterdam, I will choose this hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were in a very small room (#18) though some rooms were significantly larger. Breakfast was excellent. Free computer terminal for internet, email, etc. was wonderful. "Henk" the owner was extremely pleasant, hospitable, and helpful. Easy connections to downtown or elsewhere via Tram #2 (every 15-20 min.) Hotel good for mature singles and couples. Because of steep stairs, I would not recommend for elderly or disabled. In residential area near a couple of OK neighborhood cafes.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Stayed 3 nights for leisure break with teenage neice. Proprietor a fantastic character who made us feel very welcome the moment we walked in. Van Gogh museum easy walk down road and centre within tram ride from virtually outside door. Hotel facilities and decor not the best but did not spend much time there as so much to do in town. Breakfast good, staff great.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent small hotel, with friendly staff and we really enjoyed our short stay. The hotel is in a good position on the edge of the Vondel park and it is easy to get into Amsterdam centre either by walking through the park or getting a tram. The street is quiet at night and so there was no noise in our room. Breakfast consisted of a choice of 2 cereals, juices, yogurt, bread and croissants, cold ham eggs and cheese. Our room was quite small but OK given that we were out for most of the time. The staff were very helpful. We were surprised however to be charged for a tourist map - all other hotels we have stayed in have given these away -and to be charged a surcharge on our tram tickets. All in all though an excellent hotel.

7.5 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very enjoyable hotel, very competent and helpful staff. Strongly recommended.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

We received a very pleasant welcome to this pleasant hotel situated not far from the Van Gogh Museum. Breakfasts were of a high standard, catering for international visitors, although breakfast room was fairly small. Free use of the hotel's laptop allowed us to check e-mails. Conveniently situated for trams to centre and Schiphol. Staff very attentive and friendly.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

Das Zandbergen ist ein kleines, feines, sauberes Nichtraucher-Hotel in angenehm ruhiger und doch zentrumsnaher Lage. Zum umfangreichen Frühstücksbuffet gabs klassische Musik. Zum Abendessen muss man nicht unbedingt in die Stadt, die Umgebung bietet viele nette und gute Lokale in walking distance. Die Betreuung der Gäste ist exzellent, z.B. radelte der Besitzer Henk de Lugt nach dem checkout extra zur Straßenbahnhaltestelle, um mir ein vergessenes Koffer-Schloss nachzubringen! Mein Zimmer war vielleicht deswegen nicht ganz ruhig, da es direkt neben der Rezeption lag und infolge Schönwetters die Schiebetüren offen waren, der Ausblick in den rückwärtigen Garten hat mich jedoch völlig entschädigt. Für Familien oder Langzeit-Gäste gibt es auch ein Penthouse apartment. Ich werde bei meinem nächsten Aufenthalt sicher wieder hier wohnen und kann das Hotel nur empfehlen!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Very pleasant staff and Manager went out of his way to be helpful. Rooms are typical European size and very clean and comfortable. Staircase is very steep and there is no lift. Request room at back (garden) as street rooms do get a bit noisy. Location didn't appear very appealing upon arrival, but it's only about a 15 minute walk to Rijksmuseum and is on the tram line. (You can buy tram tickets on board or front desk has booklet.) I would definitely recommend this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Overall the Zanbergen was everything we wanted and required from a hotel. Highly recommended

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

- Great place to stay - Clean rooms - Very pleasant area and an easy 10 min tram ride into town on the Number 2 - Very helpful staff - Delicious breakfast; especially the croissants

7.9 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

It was an excellente place to rest, very good service, and very confortable hotel, wasn´t very big hotel, but it was better for us, very quiet. The hotel is near the Museum´s zone. Our rate is ten points. And Amsterdam is a beatifull city. And Holands are very kindly. Only one think hasn´t goot elevator, but only has three levels ( I say abaut the people with babies). We love Zandwergen Hotel. ( And I promise I´m not family of the property)

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

One of the greatest hotels that we stayed in while on our trip to Europe. This hotel is even more comfortable than the 4 star we stayed in while in Rome. The hotel staff gave us a friendly welcome and even brought our luggage down to our room. A little bit out of the way, but a short walk to the nearby tram stop. If you want to stay in a part of the city less frequented by American tourists and don't mind spending a little more than the low budget hotels, than stay at this hotel you will not leave unhappy.

6.4 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A pleasant hotel in a nice area. Rooms are small and staircases steep but overall quite acceptable and I would re-book if returning to Amsterdam.

6.4 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Die Angestellten waren nicht sehr freundlich. Unser Zimmer lag im Keller und war trotz der frühen Jahreszeit nicht geheizt und somit kalt. Dies gilt auch für das Badezimmer. Reklamationen deshalb wurden sehr unfreundlich entgegengenommen.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was warmly gretted on arrival and offered an upgrade as I had booked for a single room but a double was avaialabe at a good price. My room was nice and clean but the bathroom was finished to a very high standard. The Van Gogh Museum was just down the street and I was able to buy a ticket from reception. The Scottish lady who owns the Hotel is a very nice lady and the staff are excellent. I really appreciated the free internet service, lovely breakfasts and a beautiful English designed park 2 minutes walk away. Getting from the airport to the Hotel is really easy, double decker train from the airport, cross the raod and catch the number 2 tram and the Hotel is just across the road. Very secure front door with CCTV. I was attending the World Trade Centre which was only two tram rides away and easy to locate. Very enjoyable stay and made to feel at home, highly recommended, nice quiet area of the city with lots of restaurants close by. Geoff Settle November 2005.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

I stayed at the Zandbergen with my mother. I asked the hotel if we could have a room without many stairs and were given a ground floor room facing the garden. We thought the facilities were excellent and were very impressed by the warmth and efficiency of the service. I would definitely recommend the Zandbergen to anyone.

7.8 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

Rooms facing the street are noisy. No lift, and the stairs are narrow and steep.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This was a wonderful hotel in a nice quiet location not too far from the city center. The owners were very friendly and professional and the service was excellent. The rooms were clean and there was plenty of space for two people. We highly recommend this establishment.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Great hotel in a great location. Very nice owners, clean and well laid out room and quiet neighbourhood. Easy access to everything by trams (get a 24, 48 or 72 hour pass), or by walking.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly and welcoming. Located in quiet area of Amsterdam near Vondel Park, but within 15 minutes of the city centre by tram. Not suitable for disabled people as there are steep stairs and no lifts. Otherwise I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We only stayed for one night at the end of our honeymoon, but we were impressed by this hotel. When we arrived we were upgraded at no cost to one of the suites which was very spacious. The major museums are just up the street and there is a wonderful park a couple blocks away. The Centrum area is a little bit longer of a walk, but if you are out for the day it is to very far at all. Overall we were very happy with our short stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely area of Amsterdam with good local shops and restaurants. Good tram service to city centre. Museums within reasonable walking distance. Friendly and accomodating staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel is very nice. Located in a very quiet area not far from the center of the city. A couple of minor things that were unpleasant: a) in a two-bed room, it's very hard to have sex on the beds because the beds tend to slide apart for some reason; b) if the windows look on Willemsparkweg, it's very noisy when the windows are open.

7.8 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It is more suited for family and couples, if you are with friends stay in the city! This hotel was a plus because it was a little away from the main scene and provided a quiet and romantic getaway from the crowded center of Amsterdam. It was only a 10 minute ride anywhere in the city and the hotel provided free internet access which was a plus. The rooms were small but breaskfast was one of the best we have had. I would recommend this hotel for the price. Be aware that amsterdam charges hotel tax it usally hikes the price up 6-12E a night.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

On the outskirts of Amsterdam so nice and quiet but within a few yards of the tram stop at Emmastraat and a short walk from the lovely Vondelpark. Owners and staff were very welcomng and helpful. Free Internet access a boon. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. The room was quiet with access to a small patio garden - lovely. I have already passed on details of this hotel to friends and would stay there again if/when I return to Amsterdam.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Location of this nice and clean hotel is perfect, next to a nice park and main museums, and just 10 min walk from city center. Service is nice and unobtrusive. I have already recommended it to colleagues and we will certainly return.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Appreciated the cleanliness. The location is great in a nice part of the city. Very close to the park. Can easily walk to many parts of the city. The single room is very, very tiny - like a dorm room but had everything needed. The double room is a little more spacious.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Zandbergen Hotel was a wonderful find! The location is great, the rooms/bathroom were impeccable, and the staff was very helpful. Free internet usage is a plus too. It would be nice if the hot chocolate and coffee were free throughout the day, but a small complaint for an otherwise wonderful hotel. We would definitely stay there again!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Friendly, efficient hotel in a convenient location. Non smoking throughout a plus. Stairs would not suit all.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

What a great little hotel! It's so clean and the staff are very helpful and friendly - the service is VERY good - as is the substantial breakfast! It's so nice to find a completely non-smoking hotel - particularly in Amsterdam! The location is very good too - Willemsparkweg is a smart street in a quiet part of town - very close to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum with easy access to the rest of the city via the tram system - the number 2 goes right past the hotel. If you want a nice quiet walk the Vondelpark is just round the corner. We will definitely choose to stay at Zandbergen again and will recommend it to others without hesitation.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

the couple who's ruling the hotel is really kind and who got a very warm welcome. the hotel is what we were looking for: clean, quiet, close to the city centre( it takes just a walk to be there),just in front of the tram stop and with a great surrounding.If we have to find something not so good: the room is not exactly huge and the stairs are very very steep. But the breakfast that you are offered makes you forget this. we'll definitely choose Zandbergen next time we are in Amsterdam!

7.4 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Owners were very helpful and courteous to us. I would stay again when in Amsterdam.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great little hotel in convenient location with friendly, helpful staff.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Small hotel located in a residential area close to Vondel park and museums. We spent two excellent nights in a small but cosy bedroom, on the rear of the hotel, so it was calm also. Pleasant welcome and good breakfast complete a nice overall picture. The price is not too high given the location and the standard of the hotel. I would happily recommend it to my friends.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A pleasant, immaculately clean small hotel, excellently situated in the quiet Oud Zuid area, but very convenient for the tram to the city centre - and within easy walking distance of the main museums, the Concertgebouw, etc. The buffet breakfast (included) was more than adequate - even for the American guests at the adjacent table who made seemingly endless return visits to the serving area! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the free broadband internet connection was a useful bonus for booking concert tickets, etc. The surrounding, mainly residential, area is peaceful, but still with plenty of nice cafes, restaurants, etc. If we return to Amsterdam, we will certainly stay in this area again and would have no hesitation in recommending the Zandbergen to others. The only drawbacks (though neither affected us at all) might be (a) the lack of an elevator, since the fairly steep stairs - though by no means the worst we've encountered in Amsterdam - might be a concern for people with mobility problems and/or lots of heavy bags and (b)the rather small public lounge area - but for a small, friendly, reasonably priced hotel in a nice area of Amsterdam, it would be hard to find better.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A beautiful, small neighborhood hotel. Service was excellent, the rooms very well appointed. We were accommodated early in the morning, many hours before the usual check-in time. Highly recommended.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

Very nice hotel with a really good location (15 minutes walk or 5 minutes biking from the city centre). Very nice staff, kind and helpful. Confortable and clean rooms (only a little bit narrow). A very pleasant stay!

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We really enjoyed this relaxing break! The hotel is friendly and welcoming. Facilities are good and being on a tram line- Number 2, access to the city centre and beyond is excellent. We also were very pleased the Zandbergen is a non-smoking hotel!

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This is a very small, family run, intimate hotel. It is located 1/2 block from the tram stop, and the tram system is very good in Amsterdam. It is in a quiet part of the city, but very close to many areas of interest. The only drawback was the stairs. There is no lift, and they were very steep (no problem for younger people, more difficult for older people, or if you have very much luggage). However, we discovered this is very common in the smaller hotels in Amsterdam. The couple who run the hotel were very gracious and helpful. As with many European hotels, the double rooms were two single beds, something Americans are not accustomed to. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

I enjoyed staying in this little hotel - ideally sited about 30 mins walk from the centre of Amsterdam & 15 from the Rijksmuseum. The only downside - the noise of the trams which run late and start again early in the morning. As I live in the country, I did find the room noisy - a city-dweller probably wouldn't notice.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

A fantastic hotel 10 mins by tram from the city centre.I would recommend the hotel time and time again and have done already. Well situated for all of Amsterdams attractions with a warm and friendly welcome from all at the hotel. 10 out of 10.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

an excellent hotel - very clean and comfortable- superb location for easy access to city centre - staff extremely friendly and helpful - would definitely use this hotel again

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Good location, on tram line # 2, for easy access to the Center and close to the 3 museums. Recommended!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Japan

I want to stay again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

A nice small family hotel, very clean and fresh (non-smoking). A very fiendly atmosphere. Situated in a quite area with walking distance to the museums and the city. Also with the tram near the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We highly recommend this hotel to everyone going to Amsterdam. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. There were four women traveling in our party and we were traveled all around Europe. Out of all the hotels we stayed at, this was by far the nicest hotel we had in Europe. We have no complaints about his hotel and only have high praises for it.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

I would definitely stay here again. Very well run and welcoming.

7.3 Good
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Overall we enjoyed our stay very much. We appreciated the hotel's environmental policies but the towels were a little on the 'thin' side and didn't smell very nice! Breakfast was excellent. Our room was slightly cramped but as we weren't in there very often this didn't really matter. The location of the hotel suited us very well as we were looking for somewhere quiet but within easy walking reach of the city centre.

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Philippines

The personnel are very helpful and even has tickets to the Van Gogh museum. There is no elevator and the stairs are steep, so it's difficult to carry luggage to your room. The front desk is closed from 11pm to 7 or 8am so if you are leaving between that time, no one is there to assist you. The rooms have no airconditioner.

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7.4 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 21-room Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia. Flat-screen televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Vondelpark area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Mini fridge
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia

By car
From the A10 Amsterdam ring road exit at S108-VU/Amstelveen/Amsterdam-Zuid. You will now arrive at the Amstelveense weg from the direction of the Olympic stadion/Stadionplein. Take the roundabout following the Amstelveense weg. After the roundabout take the 2nd street right, entering the Koninginneweg. Follow this street, it will later be named Willemsparkweg. The hotel is located at number 205.

By tram
Take tram line 2 exiting at Emma straat. It is the 3rd stop after the Van Gogh musuem.

By airplane
The airport offers a hotel shuttle to and from all the major hotels in Amsterdam. Single tickets cost €10,50 and a roundtrip cost €18,00. This is not provided by the hotel and tickets can only be purchased at the airport. Guests must contact the hotel front desk to arrange the airport pickup.

Distances from Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia

Vondelpark - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Concertgebouw - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Stedelijk Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Van Gogh Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Museum Square - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Diamond Museum Amsterdam - 1 km / 0.6 mi
P.C. Hooftstraat - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Rijksmuseum - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Holland Casino - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Paradiso - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
DeLaMar Theater - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Stadsschouwburg - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Leidseplein - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Melkweg - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Albert Cuyp Market - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia is Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol) - 9.6 km / 5.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport