Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

4 stars
View map of Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176, Amsterdam, 1012 SJ

Hotel Overview

3.7 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8
In the heart of Amsterdam, just behind the Royal Palace on the Dam Square and next to the Magna Plaza shopping centre you will find the monumental building of Hotel 'Die Port van Cleve'. A hotel that combines history and hospitality with style and modern comfort. The rooms are all decorated with a touch of Dutch history and references to the authentic Delft Blue tile fresco in the bar. The history of the hotel dates back to 1864 when G.A. Heineken opened his first Heineken brewery in the building. Due to the city council filling in the canal in front of the building in the name of modernisation, he moved to the present location on the Stadhouderskade. The Hulscher brothers continued the business and on 5 September 1870 a unique beer house, called Die Port van Cleve, opened its doors. It did not take long for it to evolve from a beer house into a restaurant with the 'De Poort' brasserie serving typical Dutch dishes and what were to become the famous numbered steaks. These steaks have been served since 1870 and in 1997 the magic number of 6,000,000 numbered and certificated steaks was reached. Evolving from a beer house to a Dutch steakhouse, it was not long until the first rooms made the building the Die Port van Cleve hotel. The name Die Port van Cleve comes from a memorial stone with the inscription 'Die Port van Cleve' which was found during the takeover by the Hulscher brothers. Some unchanged features include the unique frontage, which has listed building status, and also the unique interior of De Blauwe Parade bar-bodega. The Delft blue tiles in the Bodega date back to 1887. Hotel 'Die Port van Cleve' now consists of 122 comfortable rooms, Brasserie 'De Poort, known for the traditional Dutch as well as international dishes, Bar-Bodega 'De Blauwe Parade' and several multi-functional meeting rooms for 2 up to 50 persons. The top location of the hotel and its history makes it popular with leisure travelers, but it is also appreciated by business travelers for its warm, personalized service and modern comforts. NOTE: There's a 5.5 % (5% in 2015) city/tourist tax per room per night which needs to be paid upon checkout. A Child up to and including 2 years of age pays 20 euros per night (incl breakfast) in a provided baby cot sharing the room with 2 adults. A Child from 3 years of age up to and including 12 years of age pays 40 euros per night (including breakfast) in a provided roll-away bed when sharing room with 2 adults. Always on request and availability. Maximum number of children per room is 1.
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Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam Rooms

Superior Room
Room with one twin bed offers a private safe, modem connection, free WIFI, coffee & tea facilities, telephone with direct dial, TV with cable television. All rooms have a toilet, bath and shower and a hair-dryer. Room service is available 24/7. Breakfast buffet is not included and costs EUR 19.50 per person. The rooms are all decorated with a touch of Dutch history and references to the authentic Delft Blue tile fresco in the bar.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Hotel Map

52.3741 4.8909
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol (AMS) 11.3 km, Rotterdam Airport (RTM) 55.5 km.
Area description
Hotel 'Die Port van Cleve' is located in the very heart of Amsterdam just behind The Royal Palace on Dam Square, within 10 min. walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station. There is a tram- and bus stop just in front of the hotel. The main shopping areas, several museums, theatres and the many canals Amsterdam is famous for are all just a stroll away. Guests can explore Amsterdam from the hotel by foot, tram, bus, taxi, or canal boat. Bicycle rentals are available throughout the city. Vondelpark, two blocks from Leidse Square and Museum Square, is popular for jogging, walking, cycling, and roller skating.

Nearby points of interest

  • Magna Plaza: 0 mi
  • New Church: 0 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
  • Single: 0.1 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.1 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.1 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.1 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.1 mi
  • National Monument: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.2 mi
  • Herengracht: 0.2 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.2 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.2 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.2 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0 mi
  • New Church: 0 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
  • Single: 0.1 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.1 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.1 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.1 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.1 mi
  • National Monument: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.2 mi
  • Herengracht: 0.2 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.2 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.2 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.2 mi
  • The Whale: 0.3 mi
  • Homomonument: 0.3 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.3 mi
  • Amsterdams Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Kalverstraat: 0.3 mi
  • Old Church: 0.3 mi
  • Anne Frank House: 0.3 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.3 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.3 mi
  • PGC Hajenius: 0.3 mi
  • The narrowest house: 0.3 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 0.3 mi
  • Begijnhof: 0.3 mi
  • Netherlands Media Arts Institute: 0.3 mi
  • Hans Appenzeller: 0.3 mi
  • English Reformed Church: 0.3 mi
  • Galleria d'arte Rinascimento: 0.3 mi
  • Wonder Wood: 0.3 mi
  • Begijnhof chapel: 0.4 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The American Book Center: 0.4 mi
  • De Negen Straatjes: 0.4 mi
  • BeBoB Design: 0.4 mi
  • Allard Pierson Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Book Market: 0.4 mi
  • East India House: 0.4 mi

Dining

Brasserie 'De Poort'
In the Brasserie 'De Poort' you can enjoy a combination of traditional Dutch and international cuisine, prepared with fresh ingredients daily. The restaurant is famous for its numbered steaks, which have been served here since 1870 and come with their own numbered certificate. The unique 'no-nonsense' style of the executive chef ensures a pure culinary adventure.
Bar 'De Blauwe Parade'
The authentic Bar-Bodega 'De Blauwe Parade', well known for its unique Delft Blue Frieze, is an institution in Amsterdam. For an aperitif, a joyful drink or perhaps an original gin tasting, Bar-Bodega 'De Blauwe Parade' is the place to be. The bar is also a great place for an informal diner.
Coffee Corner/ Bar 'De Hooiberg'
At Coffee corner/ Bar 'De Hooiberg' the staff will gladly welcome you for a relaxing cup of coffee, tea, appetizer or a digestive. With a street front location it is great to watch the people pass by in the busy centre of Amsterdam city. This historic bar is located next to the Brasserie 'De Poort' and was once part of the Heineken brewery, which shows from the wall frescoes and wooden floors. Guests can stop in for drinks or light snacks from late morning through early evening.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (83)

Ratings and reviews for Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
83 out of 83
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frankieboy
Business
London
Sep 22, 2014

Short Break

We have stayed here a couple of times previously and this is a good hotel very nicely located. An easy walk from the main station and convenient for getting around. However there were two issues on this occasion. The city tax seems to be on an escalator. 6.84 euros the first day 8.34 the second and 14.48 the third. At this rate what is it after a week. The second issue was the room size. I think the smallest I have ever been in. You could not walk round the bed! Previously I have booked direct and had good sized rooms. No complaint about facilities and cleanliness.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the rice table at Indrapura Rembrandtsplein a great experience and Albertos in Spui for a steak.Both have been around for over 30 years!

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shy Di
Business
edinburgh
Aug 31, 2014

Good for city break

I was greeted by very helpful friendly staff and found the concierge a mine of information happy to book restaurants suggest trips suitable for m y needs The location of hotel is ideal for all public transport I would say the general appearance is rather shabby certainly not 4 star needing a lot of TLC The breakfast buffet was fairly basic completely self service even to machine tea and coffee and paper mats on chipped shabby tables Again not 4 star But I did enjoy my stay and survived crossing the road!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Candle light dining cruise was really enjoyable 2 1/2 hour canal cruise with a very high standard meal a choice of 3 menus fish meat or veg but book ahead Great for a special occasion

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clairebear1001
Business
Dublin
Aug 7, 2014

Perfect location

great value, very central but ask for a big room!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
omizi
Business
chicago, Il
Jun 26, 2014

Disappointed

In the brochure they say shuttle service to airport, but they could not pick us up. Room was very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Craggums
Business
Newcastle, UK
May 30, 2014

Atmospheric

Good hotel in great location right next to Dam Square in Amsterdam. Needed Superior room to fit an extra bed in for our daughter - it was a good size with good bathroom. Didn't use restaurant as breakfast was extra and expensive. There is a food supermarket very nearby, so bought fresh food there for breakfast. Hotel bar was very atmospheric. Staff were very helpful - would stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Food supermarket within 100 metres of hotel. Try La Place attached to V&D department store near flower market for fantastic range of self service food - surely something for everyone there!

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JohnQ
Business
Coventry, UK
May 10, 2014

Great hotel

We stayed 3nights and we're very happy. Fantastic location just minutes walk from Central Station. Lovely hotel with a lot of history and style . The staff are extremely polite and helpful. Our room was clean everyday and the bathroom modern. Our only complaint is that we had 2 single beds pushed together that needed replacing - although the mattresses had been covered with a thicker layer, the originals underneath dipped quite significantly in ether middle! But overall a good stay and we would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
t615
Business
KY
Dec 26, 2013

great honeymoon lodging

We booked this hotel online and had a WONDERFUL experience. The beds were clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and impeccably clean. The WiFi helped us to stay in touch with friends and family stateside. I would stay here again on trips to Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Anne Frank House is only three canals away and well worth the walk.

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Swarmsmile
Business
NYC
Oct 31, 2013

Meer Liefde

Hotel is located in very good location in close reach of everything. amenities in room are perfect. I had a superior room and would recommend that. The only two items that needed improvement was WIFI was weak and dropped very often. Add a repeater on each floor to increase strength or add a switch on each floor. Most staff were nice except for one who forgot the guest are on vacation they flew hrs across the ocean and are tired. If you have no room ready its fine but maybe hotel can offer a drink or a discount to lunch or a nice kind you know what we will try our best to help. I told them i worked in a hotel before and was not kidding you treat your guest kindly with hope not dry character. Yes check in is at 2PM many hotels accomodate because they know flights don't follow that and you check out way earlier anyways. For the rest its a great hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Use tours of Amsterdam to book some stuff they are a short walk on damstreet . Also keep track of museum closing hrs because they close early. Go to centraal station and do mac bike tours. The tour guide is from US speaks perfect english is loads of fun.

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wild Buffalo Bill
Business
Sprinfied, virginia
Jun 26, 2013

good way to end our vacation

Location was great and staff was very helpful in recommending and helping us get reservations. Use their recommended restaurant list it would be nice if they had a weight room and also for a single sheet for those who don't like the duvet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Die Port van Cleve Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Derry
Business
Dublin, Ireland
Dec 7, 2012

Disappointed

We were especting something magical - give the hotel's history and promotional copy - but were disappointed. The location is excellent - close to Dam Square and the shops & restaurants as well as being in walking distance of 'must-sees' like Anne Frank's House. Our room was extraordinarily small: my wife and I kept bumping into each other when moving around the bed or trying to get clothes from the wardrobe. This really spoiled the whole hotel experience for us. We had intended dining in the well-promoted Restaurant but when we arrived there were just two tables occupied and a dreadful lack of atmosphere. Instead we had the 'numbered steak' in the bar - which had marginally more activity. The staff generally were pleasant and helpful - but the items mentioned above meant a special birthday surprise fell flat on its face.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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