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Bastion Hotel Zaandam

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Someone stole 150 euros from my room and the hotel its so far from the city center

my friend and i chose this hotel because it was cheaper than staying in a hostel in the heart of amsterdam and potentially safer. NO. IT was at least a 45 euro cab from amsterdam to the village in which this hotel is. A bus runs from the hotel to centraal station, but it comes every 30 minutes during the day and at night, only once an hour (also very scary). It is a 35 minute bus ride into town. I ended up paying the same amount as just splurging a little more for a better set up actually in Amsterdam.

This hotel had a friendly staff. The rooms were clean and fresh. Very basic room with small fridge. The team ride to central Amsterdam is €5, kinda steep for one way. Very close to the old wind mills. If you're looking to get close to the central this may not be a good hotel but it is nice and quit. Do not park downtown, it's about €40+ per day. I'd stay here again if I want the country feel of Amsterdam.

The hotel is cheaply priced for Amsterdam, but it is actually in a town called Zaandam. While the hotel is only ~4 miles from the Amsterdam Centraal train station, it was very difficult to find via public transportation the first time, even with the help of several public transportation staff. I figured out the hard way that bus 391 goes to the hotel, after a lengthy ride. It costs 4 euros to travel to and from central Amsterdam by bus. Other buses may go to the hotel as well. I only found food at a gas station across the street from the hotel that was within walking distance to the hotel. Therefore, unless you have a car while in Amsterdam, would recommend that you eat in Amsterdam or buy groceries in Amsterdam, else be prepared to eat at the hotel restaurant. I didn't eat at the hotel restaurant, because I'm frugal that way and I don't enjoy eating in hotel restaurants, especially one of this caliber. The bottom line is that you can save a lot of money staying in this hotel over hotels in central Amsterdam, but you will find it very inconvenient.

I stayed at this hotel for one night. The location was a little far from the city center, but it was only one bus ride away that took about 15 minutes. As far as staff goes, we spoke to one girl who wasn't very friendly, but we were also helped by a man who was much more welcoming. In the end, the price was decent and the room was clean. It wasn't a beautiful hotel, but it's good if you just need a place to sleep.

the front desk people where rude and not too helpful..

Arrived late at night & stood outside in rain while waiting for front door to be opened. [...] Room was quiet, clean & a relatively large room for a European hotel. Hotel was much further from airport than I'd thought & taxi was 50 euros.

Wibautstraat 278 Zaandam

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Bastion Hotel Zaandam places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Zaanse Schans and Nemo Science Museum. This 80-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Hortus Botanicus and Stopera are also within a 20-minute drive of this Zaandam hotel.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9 AM.


The 80 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Bastion Hotel Zaandam enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 150 reviews