A chinese palace?
This hotel in Breukelen is a copy of a chinese palace, including its gardens. It was taken over by the Van der Valk concern. Still, it is a good base for trips in the lovely environment. I spent some nights here to make bike tours!
Hotels along motorway (all provinces)
about € 65 - € 80, standard double room. You'll find Van der Valk hotels/restaurants along motorways all around The Netherlands. It stands for a typical Dutch characteristic: cheap and lots of it. So the rooms are good, the food is average, sometimes good but far from gourmet. As said: you get lots of it. Always busily frequented by business people and large families.
Oddly, you'll find not a falcon (=Valk) high above each Van der Valk hotel, but a pelican.
This Dutch chain, run by the family Van der Valk can also be found on the Netherlans Antilles, France, Germany, Belgium and Spain.
Stay at one of the several...
Stay at one of the several youthhostels in Amsterdam or the one youthhostel in Haarlem. Or try international hotels at the roads (Formula 1 or Bastion). Of course you have the more expensive hotels like Van der Valk (almost in every town with more then 200.000 habitants), Golden Tulip or Hilton.
hostels: 20-50 guolders per night
hotels (cheap ones): 50-100 guilders per night
hotels: 100-250 guilders per night
expensive hotels: 200-350 guilders per night
famous very expensive hotels: 350-500 guilders per night and more
on the picture: a Van der Valk hotel in the south of Haarlem at the Europaway/Schipholway. Hostels: bed, bathroom to be shared with others.
Hotels: bed, your own bathroom, phone, tv.
Expensive hotels: bed, your own bathroom, phone,tv, swimmingpool.
Province Drenthe, Assen
One of the well known Van der Valk chain hotels.
A big hotel with restaurant. Spacious rooms but ask for a room off the motorway as it can be noisy. Prices (2002) - weekday/weekend
Standard room 1 person € 62,35 p.n. € 60,10 p.n.
Standard room 2 persons € 67,35 p.n. € 60,10 p.n.
Luxury room 1 person € 64,65 p.n. € 64,65 p.n.
Luxury room 2 persons € 69,65 p.n. € 64,65 p.n.
Family room€ 77,10 p.n. € 77,10 p.n.
Suites 1 person € 99,80 p.n. € 87,35 p.n.
Suites 2 personen € 112,30 p.n. € 87,35 p.n.
Bridalsuite € 124,75 p.n. € 124,75 p.n
Province Gelderland, Apeldoorn
Again a hotel of the Van der Valk chain.
The food is terrible but the rooms are spacious.
Hotel located outside Apeldoorn, on the south side. Drive into town about 10 minutes.
From the hotel you can take walks in the woods or go cycling. € 65 double room
€ 77 business room
€ 100 suite
€ 8 Breakfast
€ 10 Pet
Within the Netherlands I...
Within the Netherlands I mostly use the Van Der Valk hotels. Good hotel with a nice budget. Good price, good rooms, good food
* Hotel Mercure, Agoraweg 11,...
* Hotel Mercure, Agoraweg 11, Lelystad ****
* Van der Valk Hotel, Het Hooiveld 9, Emmeloord ****
* Bastion Hotel Almere, Audioweg 1, Almere ***
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