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Preserved history of Netherlands: long-standing and ancient hotels

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Maastricht The Netherlands is quite an ancient country with a rich history and architectural heritage. The Dutch take care of the buildings that have survived through the centuries; locals are trying to preserve the external appearance and cultural value of mansions at all costs. Today, many of these castles house hotels. Staying there is the best way to plunge into the history of the country and discover new pages of its identity. A large number of such hotels are concentrated in Limburg. They are set in old castles. Tourists can stay there for the night after a long journey and feel the history of the Middle Ages. The Castle Hotel Limbricht is waiting for guests. The structure was built in the early 13th century. Ter Borkh dating back to 15th century and others can be visited too. A lot of old hotels can be found in Amsterdam. The building of Lloyd hotel was constructed in the early 20th century. During its centuries-old history of existence, the place managed to house both the prison and the world's first hotel offering 5 levels of service.
Photo of Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt, Maastricht Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt, Maastricht Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt is an absolutely unique hotel. It is open in a building that dates back to the 17th century. Initially, the building was a residence of Wilhelm II, and then it was a property of Petrus Regout, famous manufacturer. The magnificent house was fully restored, so all guest rooms look modern and are distinguished by a romantic atmosphere. Some parts of the hotel remind of its long history. For example, the Secret Garden – an absolutely beautiful place. A walk among centuries-old trees is sure to leave many pleasant memories. There is also an old winery in the territory of the hotel. In summer, this place looks even more spectacular because of working old fountains.
Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon, Apeldoorn A history of a luxury Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon is also very interesting. Originally this building belonged to Queen Wilhelmina. Today, it’s ready to offer its guests 90 modern rooms, almost all of which have panoramic windows and small furnished balconies. A real pride of the hotel is an upscale restaurant, where you can taste the most popular national specialties, including salmon. Connoisseurs of elite alcohol will appreciate a collection of drinks provided at the bar, while nature lovers will enjoy an extensive garden with old trees and ancient sculptures.
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Photo of Hotel de Doelen, Groningen Hotel de Doelen, Groningen Located near the Martinitoren is the attractive Hotel de Doelen , which was also founded in an old mansion. Its interior layout involved an amazing combination of traditions of past years and modern design trends, both separated by a fine line that is almost indistinguishable. The exquisite mahogany furniture, sofas, and armchairs with genuine leather upholstery, carefully restored old fireplaces and a chic spiral staircase with carved railings present here, will remind guests of the aristocratic traditions of past centuries. There are as well chic carpets and works of art, which act as a complement to the decor.
Photo of A Small Hotel, Rotterdam A Small Hotel, Rotterdam The miniature A Small Hotel is ready to offer 6 spacious guest rooms to its clients. All these rooms are located in a fully restored historic building. During the reconstruction works, it became possible to save old high ceilings and panoramic windows of an unusual rounded shape. Guest rooms located on the last floor have a striking peculiarity – mansard type ceiling. The design of the hotel is made in a modern style and is dedicated to the culture of Asian countries. Therefore, travelers should expect to see many unusual elements of décor including paintings and statuettes of Buddha, unusual small coffee tables made of wood, and colorful handmade carpets.
Photo of Kruisherenhotel Maastricht, Maastricht Kruisherenhotel Maastricht, Maastricht Kruisherenhotel Maastricht has already become a true local landmark. This hotel is open in the building of an ancient Gothic monastery. Even after a thorough restoration, the medieval building hasn’t lost its special atmosphere and many authentic decor elements. All guest rooms are made in individual style and come with interesting designer accessories. Massive beams on the ceiling, original hand-painted patterns on the walls, old black-and-white photographs, beautiful old paintings, and colorful stained-glass windows – the design of the hotel is simply flawless. The hotel’s hall and restaurant, which still have a high arched ceiling, deserve a separate mention. This hotel is particularly popular with connoisseurs of elite drinks. They will be impressed by Rouge & Blanc Wine Cellar that is open in the hotel. Fans of outdoor activities are always welcome to walk in the picturesque landscape garden.
Photo of Hotel Pegasus, Apeldoorn Hotel Pegasus, Apeldoorn A luxury building with centuries of history houses Hotel Pegasus decorated in style of the early 20th century. All rooms have large king-size beds dressed in satin and antique furniture upholstered in bright velvet. The hall of the restaurant is also arranged with antique furniture and light translucent fabrics; it’s immersed in very romantic atmosphere. All rooms have a furnished balcony. In warmer months, a panoramic terrace is set on the roof.
Photo of Hotel Corps de Garde, Groningen Hotel Corps de Garde, Groningen The Hotel Corps de Garde which occupies a beautiful building with tiled roof and tall narrow windows also possess a unique atmosphere. Talented modern designers worked on the design of the rooms, and they owe their unmatched setting to elements of the old architecture such as the beamed ceilings, original windows, and wall decoration. The original stone walls in public areas were also partially preserved, and original antique furniture adorns them. A lot of interesting antiques can also be seen in the hotel’s library, which presents an excellent collection of old books.
Photo of Staten Hotel, Den Haag Staten Hotel, The Hague Savvvy travelers and fans of shopping usually praise Staten Hotel . It is located in the territory of a shopping district, where the hotel occupies a beautiful historic building. Staten Hotel offers 10 charming and comfortable rooms for its guests. Designers of the hotel succeeded in creating the atmosphere of an old country house. Rooms come with beautiful woven furniture, textiles of white and pink shades, flowers and plants. The hotel features an interesting collection of antiquities that includes vintage furniture, priceless paintings, porcelain and more.
Photo of MyCityLofts - Rooftop Suite, Rotterdam MyCityLofts - Rooftop Suite, Rotterdam The MyCityLofts - Rooftop Suite apartment is open in one of the amazing historic buildings in the heart of Rotterdam. The gorgeous suite for up to four guests hasn’t lost its charm and features many antique items. Besides fabulous designer furniture, guests will be amazed by old wooden beams. One of the rooms has an old fireplace. Wooden handmade items are a worthy addition to the design. There is a spacious terrace on the roof of the building that offers a panoramic view of the Museum district.
Photo of NH Barbizon Palace, Amsterdam NH Barbizon Palace, Amsterdam The historic centre of Amsterdam has become home to NH Barbizon Palace that occupies 19 houses, the majority of which were built in the 17th century. After a full restoration it has become one of the most famous hotels in the city. This luxurious complex is connected to a 15th century chapel by a system of underground passages. Nowadays, the chapel is used as event space and includes 11 conference halls. The design of the hotel’s lobby is simply magnificent – marble columns, balconies, a posh staircase and oak wooden beams emphasize traditional Dutch style. Elegant modern furniture only adds luxury to this grandiose hotel. Travellers are recommended not to forget to visit the famous Vermeer restaurant, in which dishes are served in historic atmosphere of the 17th century.
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Remarkable old hotels in the top cities of Netherlands

Amsterdam
The historic centre of Amsterdam has become home to NH Barbizon Palace that occupies 19 houses, the majority of which were built in the 17th century. After a full restoration it has become one of the most famous hotels in the city. This luxurious complex is connected to a 15th century chapel by a system of underground passages. Nowadays, the chapel is used as event space and includes 11 conference halls. The design of the hotel’s lobby is simply magnificent – marble columns, balconies, a … Read more
Maastricht
One more charming hotel with historical atmosphere, Sint Jacob, is open not far from the center of the city. Premium furniture made of rare sorts of wood, draping with elite textiles, old clocks and chandeliers, mirrors in massive frames, and rich collections of old paintings and porcelain – a refined atmosphere of aristocratic luxury reigns in this hotel. Rooms of the small hotel offer a charming view of the inner yard with a cozy garden and comfortable wooden benches. Kruisherenhotel … Read more
Rotterdam
The MyCityLofts - Rooftop Suite apartment is open in one of the amazing historic buildings in the heart of Rotterdam. The gorgeous suite for up to four guests hasn’t lost its charm and features many antique items. Besides fabulous designer furniture, guests will be amazed by old wooden beams. One of the rooms has an old fireplace. Wooden handmade items are a worthy addition to the design. There is a spacious terrace on the roof of the building that offers a panoramic view of the Museum … Read more
The Hague
Savvvy travelers and fans of shopping usually praise Staten Hotel. It is located in the territory of a shopping district, where the hotel occupies a beautiful historic building. Staten Hotel offers 10 charming and comfortable rooms for its guests. Designers of the hotel succeeded in creating the atmosphere of an old country house. Rooms come with beautiful woven furniture, textiles of white and pink shades, flowers and plants. The hotel features an interesting collection of antiquities that … Read more
Groningen
The Hotel Corps de Garde which occupies a beautiful building with tiled roof and tall narrow windows also possess a unique atmosphere. Talented modern designers worked on the design of the rooms, and they owe their unmatched setting to elements of the old architecture such as the beamed ceilings, original windows, and wall decoration. The original stone walls in public areas were also partially preserved, and original antique furniture adorns them. A lot of interesting antiques can also be … Read more
Delft
The history of Hotel Grand Canal Station Delft is no less interesting. This amazing hotel is located on one of the central streets of the city, near the old canal. The building of the hotel was constructed more than a hundred years ago. Initially, it was a factory producing organic fertilizers. Later, the building was turned into a prison, and nowadays the former prison cells make up 20 charming and comfortable rooms. All the rooms are decorated in strict accordance with traditions of the past. … Read more
Apeldoorn
A luxury building with centuries of history houses Hotel Pegasus decorated in style of the early 20th century. All rooms have large king-size beds dressed in satin and antique furniture upholstered in bright velvet. The hall of the restaurant is also arranged with antique furniture and light translucent fabrics; it’s immersed in very romantic atmosphere. All rooms have a furnished balcony. In warmer months, a panoramic terrace is set on the roof. A history of a luxury Bilderberg Hotel De … Read more

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