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We’re recognised among best hotels in the Netherlands, based on outstanding traveller reviews

Amsterdam, August 2020 – Htel Serviced Apartments is a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner! Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, saves and ratings, we have received great traveller feedback, placing us in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

General Manager Katrien Snoep: ‘’We are honoured that our service and commitment to making our guests feel at home, has paid off in a Travellers’ Choice Award! A milestone of which we can be extremely proud as a team. We would like to thank all our guests who have visited us in the past year and who have taken the time and effort to rate us on Tripadvisor.”

Htel Serviced Apartments offers a safe and comfortable place to stay, also in these uncertain times we find ourselves in due to covid-19. Our spacious apartments are equipped with a complete kitchen, so there is more privacy then in a hotelroom. 
In addition to our regular services, we now also offer the possibility of fixed rent.

Chief Commercial Officer at TripAdvisor, Kanika Soni, said “Winners of the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition. Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travellers as the world begins to venture out again.”

Visit our Tripadvisor page to view our reviews and ratings.




Htel Serviced Apartments’ Coronavirus Statement – Update 16/03/’20

At Htel Serviced Apartments, the health and safety of our guests and team members are our highest priority. The Coronavirus (COIVD-19) continues to spread uncertainty across the world. Be assured that we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our guests and team members. We continue to follow the latest recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and are in close contact with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the municipal health service (GGD). With that in mind, we want to update you on the actions we have taken in response to the outbreak.

Our commitment to your health & safety

  • Our Resident Service Desk is there to help you and is the first point of contact for questions regarding the coronavirus.
  • All our staff will work according to the latest guidelines and enhanced protocols.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning in our entire hotel. All public areas are being disinfected with the use of hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Disinfectant hand gel has been made available in some areas. Please be advised that the hand gel has a limited availability; please use only as indicated.
  • We kindly request you to pay by card, to prevent hand contact.
  • Following the advice of RIVM, our sauna, gym and swimming pool will be closed until April 6, 2020. This date may be amended by the RIVM at a later date.
  • Our 24/7, unmanned mini market will stay open, guests can pay by card at the self-service checkout.

Cancellation policy

To assist guests whose travel may be impacted by the novel coronavirus, Htel has modification and cancellation waivers in place for the following regions:
  • All reservations with a check-in date on or before 6 April 2020.

We understand these actions may result in a reduction of certain services and facilities that you would normally expect of us. Together we must try to do everything we can to minimise the risks of the virus.

Thank you for your understanding.

Warm regards,

Katrien Snoep – General Manager
Htel Serviced Apartments

What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Clean your hands often.
  • Cough and sneeze into a handkerchief or on the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid physical contact, don’t shake hands.
  • Keep an appropriate distance from each other.
  • Stay home if you feel sick or have symptoms of the common cold or flu.
  • Limit social contacts and avoid groups of 100 people or more.
  • Keep an appropriate distance from each other.

The latest information and Q&A from the RIVM on the Corona virus can be found here.



Booming Brexit business in Amsterdam
Could this be Amsterdam’s new ‘Golden Age’ when it comes to business? The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has always been popular for companies to open a European branch. Not only does the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area have a strategic location on the continent, it’s easily accessible through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and (nearly) everyone speaks English fluently. Big plus is that per the end of April a direct train will start running between Amsterdam and London.


Record number of companies
Brexit brings a record number of businesses to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. According to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), 140 companies have moved their operations to the Netherlands or opened an office here because of Brexit, since the referendum in 2016. Last year 78 companies made the move because of Brexit, nearly doubling the figures of 2018. But not all companies that settled in the Netherlands last year did so solely because of Brexit. An impressive total of 397 international companies chose the Netherlands, including the ‘Brexit companies’. The NFIA also states that they are in contact with another 425 companies which are considering either moving to the Netherlands or expanding their current operations because of Brexit.

Job opportunities
The 397 companies that settled here in 2019 are expected to create more than 14,000 direct jobs and invest 4.3 billion euros in their first three years in the Netherlands. Around a third of the companies comes from Asia, a third from North and South America and another third from the rest of the world (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania). They are mainly companies from the IT, Creative and Chemical sector, as well as Life Sciences & Health.

For more information behind this blog, visit NFIA, who publicized an article about these figures recently.





The team of Htel Serviced Apartments is present at the FEM Amsterdam Global Mobility Conference on the 7th of March at Hotel Okura, where global mobility professionals, industry experts and HR specialists come together for interactive workshop sessions, panel discussions, case studies and expert insights from senior global mobility leaders.

A visit to the FEM is also a great opportunity to discover the very latest products, services and technologies that can help you with your core, strategic and logistical challenges. For example, new technology solutions which enable you to improve tracking and engagement of assignees and business travellers! After this day you’ve gained new inspiration to boost your efficiency and effectiveness. Because of the presence of experts from a broad range of industries and sector, you will learn about the unique challenges of different regions or countries.

Our concept
Htel Serviced Apartments is also present and ready to tell you about the unique challenges on the Dutch market. We provide fully furnished apartments for short and extended stay based on full service. The apartments are luxurious, spacious and vary in size from 22m2 to 335m2. Htel is unique for business, corporate groups and expat stays.


  • Experience the freedom of your own apartment
  • Enjoy the all-in service of a hotel
  • Stay centrally in a residential area
  • Treat your travel budget kindly
  • Live like a local
  • Feel home away from home

Schedule appointment
Are you visiting? Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with our team for the desired date and time, so that we have enough time to answer all your questions. You can easily schedule an appointment by e-mail ( The conference is free to attend for all in-house HR and global mobility professionals. There is a charge for others who wish to attend.




Htel Serviced Apartments will be present at the Business Travel Show 2019 in London. The fair will take place from 20 to 21 February in the exhibition hall Olympia. The exhibition centre, event space and conference centre expect to receive over 9,000 professionals. You can find Htel Serviced Apartments at booth B1532.

The Business Travel Show is the international event for business travel and has been held annually in London for more than 20 years. As Europe’s largest specialised exhibition and conference bringing together over 9,000 European travel professionals, this long established and reputable event provides corporate travel buyers and managers with the suppliers, knowledge and contacts to help create and develop successful travel programmes. So are you working as a business travel professional? Then you should not miss this show!

Our concept
Htel Serviced Apartments provides fully furnished apartments for short and extended stay based on full service. The apartments are luxurious, spacious and vary in size from 22m2 to 335m2. Htel is unique for business, corporate groups and expat stays.


  • Experience the freedom of your own apartment
  • Enjoy the all-in service of a hotel
  • Stay centrally in a residential area
  • Treat your travel budget kindly
  • Live like a local
  • Feel home away from home

Schedule appointment
Are you visiting? Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with our team for the desired date and time, so that we have enough time to answer all your questions. You can easily schedule an appointment by e-mail ( Register for free here.




The Amsterdam Dance Event has come to an end. Time for the city to get ready for the next big thing: the holiday season! In the Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas at the beginning of December, after which the city will be transformed into a winter wonderland on December 6th. Are you coming to our capital for a city trip? We have listed a number of tips for you.

Christmas markets

For some Christmas shopping, ice skating and hot chocolate you can go to the big squares in the city. There are also a number of one-day Christmas events. For example, go to the popular Sissy-Boy Christmas market on the Amstelveld on December 8th, where you will find brocante, innovative design and exotic art. On 16 December the Funky Xmas Market will take place at the Westergasfabriek and on 22 and 23 December the Amsterdam Christmas market in the Kromhouthal at the IJ will be the place to be for some Christmas fun.

Christmas concerts

Whether you are a fan of classical music or want to attend a classical concert for the first time, in December the best classical musicians from Europe perform in churches, pop temples and concert halls throughout the city of Amsterdam. The Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a Christmas concert in the Concertgebouw. Or you can go to the Noorderkerk Concert ‘Händel’s Messiah’ or get enchanted by the Erard Ensemble in the Amstelkerk.

Christmas tree on the Dam

There is a twenty-meter high Christmas tree with over 40,000 LED lights on Dam Square every year. During ‘Turn on the Lights’ in mid-November the light in the tree and hundreds of thousands of lights on the façade of department store De Bijenkorf are turned on and illuminate the square and the Royal Palace. Together with the Christmas decorations in the lampposts, they make this spot in Amsterdam truly magical.

Shop windows of De Bijenkorf

Still on the look-out for gifts or the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve? You will certainly succeed in Amsterdam! As December approaches, the most beautiful Christmas shop windows appear. Don’t forget to pay a visit to department store De Bijenkorf, where in November the shop windows for the festive season will be revealed. A team of creative’s has worked almost all year to create this piece of art.

Amsterdam Light Festival

Another must do is a walk or boat trip along the enchanting light installations of international artists during the Light Festival. It is an annual event which takes place from 29 November 2018 to 20 January 2019. The theme is ‘The medium is the Message’. Over 600 artists have tried to answer the question ‘What role has light as a medium or as a message?’ by creating 30 works of art.

Are you still in Amsterdam after Christmas? There are some great New Year’s Eve parties in our capital as well. So if you are able to extend your stay a bit…

Spend the holidays in Amsterdam

With its beautiful canals, countless lights and the special light artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam is the place for a holiday this December. Htel Serviced Apartments will also be completely immersed in Christmas spheres. Especially for this festive month, Htel Serviced Apartments created a holiday special. 

• 3 nights’ (Amstelveen) or 7 nights’ (Amsterdam) accommodation apartment of your choice
• Bottle of mulled wine at the apartment
• Traditional Christmas bread on arrival

You can book this special until 30 December 2018. Are we going to see you soon for a dose of Christmas fun in the form of Christmas shopping, ice skating and hot chocolate in our capital? View the offer here.



There are many things, habits and products which you can label as ‘typical Dutch’. Some are unique to the Netherlands as others also occur elsewhere, but are seen as typical for the Dutch culture or the Dutch themselves. As an Amsterdam based company we’ve put together a list of 15 typical Dutch habits and products for you to experience or try. And because of our 15th anniversary we also have a special offer for you!

  1. Flat landscape

As flat as the Dutch landscape is virtually no other country in the world. Vast meadows, polders, dikes and dunes; it may definitely be called characteristic. It’s perfect for a walk too, so in summer a great amount of Dutch walk a fixed distance for four days in a row with friends and family, to complete the so called Wandelvierdaagse.

  1. Cycling

With almost 35,000 kilometres of cycle paths, the country of the Netherlands is truly a country of cyclists. The city residents know that the best way to get around and discover Amsterdam is by bike. Almost 63% uses their bike every day. Previously, we have put together a list of 15 great spots to cycle to in Amsterdam. You can find the list here.

  1. Sinterklaas

Nowhere in the world the birthday of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) is celebrated as extensively as in Holland. The saintly man arrives mid-November on a steam boat filled with gifts. On December the 5th the gifts are exchanged after the children sing Sinterklaas songs. Colourful shop windows adorn the streets of Amsterdam for several weeks: it marks the beginning of the festive December month.

  1. Stroopwafels (Dutch cookie)

Every year more than 22 million packs of stroopwafels are consumed in the Netherlands. Van Wonderen Stroopwafels in the Kalverstraat is the place to be for the best sticky waffle with the characteristic checkered pattern. We also like to eat stroopwafel ice cream, stroopwafel souffle and stroopwafel pie or cake.

  1. Clogs

The image that exists abroad is many Dutch people walk on clogs. But the number of times we have seen someone walking on these wooden shoes can be counted on one hand. Clogs aren’t even typically Dutch, the wooden footwear was worn centuries ago in large parts of Europe as well. Nowadays clogs are a popular souvenir from Amsterdam.

  1. Tulips

Tulips are often seen as typically Dutch but originally the colourful flowers did not grew in our country. Only they proved to thrive well here because they need a cool winter to grow. The tulip is now a symbol for the Dutch flower bulb industry as it has the largest share in the export of tulips and tulip bulbs worldwide.

  1. Polder mills

The Netherlands is known for the numerous polder mills. These mills move water from a lower to a higher level using the power of the wind. Although the function of polder mills in many cases has been replaced by steam pomping stations, you still see many polder mills in the Dutch landscape. They represent a cultural-historical role.

  1. Barrel organ

Barrel organs can be seen all over Europe, yet they are often associated with the Netherlands. In the Dutch streets, you will still encounter quite a few street organs. The Netherlands has more than fifty active organ players who play Dutch classics such as “Tulips from Amsterdam”.

  1. Pea soup & hotchpot

Another one in the food category: pea soup – also called ‘snert’ – is made from split peas and is a popular meal during the winter months. The soup is also eaten in other countries, but ours is much thicker.

  1. Delfts Blauw

Delfts Blauw is pottery with blue decoration made in the city of Delft. It was produced as a cheaper alternative to Chinese porcelain in the mid-17th century. Today, around one hundred pottery factories are still open, manufacturing pottery for mainly the tourism industry.

  1. Gouda cheese

The Dutch, yellow cheese is the number one product that Dutch people who live abroad buy to enjoy ‘something from home’. The craft of cheese making has been passed on for generations and has resulted in a delicious full-fat, naturally matured cheese. The base consists of real Dutch milk from Dutch cows grazing on green pastures.

  1. Kingsday

In April it is King’s Day. On the 27th of April of each year the birthday of our king, Willem-Alexander, is celebrated grandly. Amsterdam colours orange – from orange clothing to orange delicacies – and there are markets, activities for young and old, and parties at locations just outside the centre.

  1. Food from the wall

Nothing is as Dutch as a wall display full of fried snacks. Mexicano, pikanto, frikandel, kroket (croquette) or a cheese souffle; you can’t find the snack bar like this in any other country. Is the snack bar closed? Then we just pull that kroket out of the wall, for example at the FEBO on the Nieuwendijk.

  1. Peanut butter for breakfast

There are only a few countries in the world where people love peanut butter and the Netherlands is one of them. On the Czaar Peterstraat you will find a real peanut butter shop with flavors such as Caramel Sea Salt and Dadel-Cinnamon. Sprinkle it with hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) and your Dutch breakfast is ready for you to enjoy!

  1. Three times

In Holland, we do three. Three kisses on the cheek when greeting. It can be confusing while in most places around the world two kisses are the standard. That we kiss each other 3 times to greet is only 50 years old. It would have originated in the province of Brabant and is also called the Brabant drieklapper (three-fold).

Special offer: Htel stroopwafels (Dutch cookies!) at check-in!

Htel Serviced Apartments celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. To celebrate we created a special offer. If you book a stay at Htel Serviced Apartments in November, you will receive Htel stroopwafels (Dutch cookies!) upon arrival! More information about the conditions and to book can be found here.



With almost 35,000 kilometres of cycle paths, the country of the Netherlands is truly a country of cyclists. The city residents know that the best way to get around and discover Amsterdam is by bike. Almost 63% uses their bike every day. We would like our guests to experience Amsterdam like the locals do, so we have collected 15 great spots for you to cycle to!

  1. Street art tour

Park your bike near the Spuistraat and walk through the side streets full of coloured artworks. Or cycle to the NDSM-werf (shipyard) across the IJ. You will find former ship halls here which offer a raw environment where the street art colours seem extra powerful. In the Marnixstraat behind the fire station there is also an inlet full of graffiti artworks.

  1. Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is the largest park in Amsterdam. Many activities are organized here and you will find various cafes here. Cycle through it at ease, past ponds and bridges, and stop for a snack and a drink at, for example, the Blauwe Theehuis (Blue Teahouse).

  1. Port area

Four recreational cycling routes run through the port of Amsterdam called ‘Havenfietsen’. The routes have been created, each with its own character and are provided with information boards at prominent points in the port.

  1. I Amsterdam

You can’t ignore – even if you wanted to – the red and white I Amsterdam letters on Museum Square. They are more than 2 meters high and extend in width over 23.5 meters! The letters have quickly become the symbol of the city. Visitors to Amsterdam photograph themselves in, around and on top of the letters.

  1. Along the Amstel River

Amsterdam owes its name to the Amstel, so a ride along the river is a must do during your visit to our capital. Cycle along the Blauwbrug (Blue bridge) and along imposing canal houses, the National Opera and Ballet and Koninklijk Theather Carré (Royal Theatre). You can also pass the city borders and cycle towards Ouderkerk aan de Amstel to discover the natural environment.

  1. Through the Jordaan

The Jordaan is a real working-class neighbourhood. Young entrepreneurs, artists and students like to meet in one of Amsterdam’s typical pubs here. You will also find the famous gay monument, the Johnny Jordaanplein (square) and stately mansions along the beautiful canals.

  1. De 9 straatjes (9 streets)

The 9 Straatjes, located in the Jordaan and in the middle of Unesco World Heritage, count numerous monumental shops. Trade, craftsmanship and culture predominate in these streets. You will find small, original and exclusive stores here.

  1. Dam Square

At Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam you will find the Paleis op de Dam (Palace on Dam Square), the Nieuwe Kerk (church) where high-quality exhibitions are organized, Museum Madame Tussauds, the war memorial and the luxury department store De Bijenkorf. Have a break on one of the benches or the stairs of the palace and look at the diversity of street artists before you move along.

  1. Amsterdamse bos

In the Amsterdamse Bos (forest) you can find more than 50 kilometres of cycle paths. For example, follow the red poles, this is a cycling route of 14 kilometres long along some of the most beautiful spots in the forest. Make a stopover for something to eat or drink at one of the two farms in the forest.

  1. Jewish Cultural Quarter

Impressive synagogues, buildings and memorial places adorn the streets of the old Amsterdam Jewish quarter. In the heart of the neighbourhood is the Jewish Cultural Quarter, formed by the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue with the ancient library Ets Haim, the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the National Holocaust Museum.

  1. De Diamantbuurt (De Pijp)

Near the Jewish Cultural Quarter is the Diamantbuurt (Diamond Neighbourhood). In the past, many diamond cutters used to work for the Koninklijke Asscher Diamant Maatschappij. Today, emperors, kings, queens, presidents and other dignitaries visit the building to marvel at all the beauty. Unfortunately you can’t go inside as a tourist, but the building itself is already admirable.

  1. Weesperzijde

If you’re in the area anyway: the Weesperzijde – on the other side of the Amstel – was voted the number 14 of most beautiful streets in Amsterdam by the readers of the newspaper Het Parool!

  1. Prinseneiland

The Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland and Realeneiland are also called the Western Islands of Amsterdam. They form a world themselves. The Prinseneiland is not yet discovered by tourists, but definitely worth a visit. You will see beautifully renovated warehouses and buildings that used to serve as storage facilities for grain, tobacco, wine and salt.

  1. Chinatown

Like many big cities, Amsterdam also has a Chinatown. The first Chinese who settled in Amsterdam worked on large passenger ships. When this industry slowly disappeared, the Chinese opened shops and eateries in this neighbourhood. The best Chinese products and food can be found in the old city centre. It is also the place to celebrate Chinese New Year in Amsterdam.

  1. Nieuwmarkt (Chinatown)

In 1614 part of the canals in Chinatown were drained and the Nieuwmarkt was created. The square fills daily with stalls and every Saturday you will find a variety of organic products on the organic market. On the square you will also find the striking building ‘De Waag’. And the largest Buddhist temple in Europe, built in traditional Chinese palace style, is just around the corner at the Zeedijk.

Special offer: free use of our Htel bikes!

This year, Htel Serviced Apartments celebrates its 15th birthday. The coming weeks we celebrate with special promotions. In October: free use of our Htel bikes when booking a stay at Htel Serviced Apartments! Htel Serviced Apartments is the perfect place to stay during a holiday in Amsterdam, so you can visit all of the above yourself. More information about the terms and conditions and to book your apartment: click here.




The profile of international employees is changing. The highly-skilled worker who comes to the Netherlands for a few months and then flies out again is on the decline. Today, international employees are more eager than ever to adapt to Dutch life and live like a local. As Htel Serviced Apartments is an expert in the field of employee housing for 15 years, we’ve gathered 15 tips to live like a local when working abroad.

  1. Dutch lessons

Almost everyone in the Netherlands speaks English, but speaking even just a little bit of Dutch can really help make you feel like part of the community. Start with some key phrases in Dutch to thank the locals (“Dank je wel!”) or order your meals at restaurants in Dutch.

  1. Housing in residential areas

Stay in one of the quiet neighbourhoods just outside the tourist centre. By settling in a green environment with schools, sports parks, playgrounds, shops and parks, you will really feel like part of the community.

  1. Jump on a bike

Once settled jump on your bike to go to work, to do groceries or when you go out. As central areas aren’t congested with traffic as most people travel by bike, Dutchies go anywhere by bike! In your free time cycle to the Amsterdamse Bos (forest) for a picnic.

  1. Dutch snacks

While getting your kroket or a frikandel (Dutch snacks) out of the wall is described as a pretty touristy thing to do, every Dutchie gets their food out of the wall once in a while. Just pay a euro or two and choose your snack. Another tip: get yourself a freshly baked stroopwafel (Dutch cookie) from the market!

  1. Brown café

Visit a bruin café (brown cafe) with your friends. These traditional bars, complete with dark wood furniture, soft lighting and an abundance of antique clutter, make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. That’s what we call ‘gezellig’ (roughly means cosy).

  1. Sport club

Sport has a connecting factor. In the Netherlands fitness is the most popular sport. So the local fitness club is not only the place to exercise but also to make new friends. When moving to The Netherlands with your family: soccer is still the most popular sport among children and young adults.

  1. Housewarming

We also like to invite friends over in our warm and homely ambience to experience that gezellig feeling with friends, a couple of beers and a portion of bitterballen (Dutch snacks). Also Dutch: make an appointment first.

  1. Characteristic quirkiness

Step outside the comfort of the canals and explore the neighbourhoods that give Amsterdam its characteristic quirkiness, such as Amsterdam Noord’s industrial-artsy vibes or Oud-West’s culinary and cultural delights.

  1. Amsterdam weather

The weather in Amsterdam is unpredictable. One minute the skies are blue, the next it’s pouring rain. Fortunately, we’ve a great app called Buienalarm (rain alarm) that alerts you when a downpour is due so you can plan your journey accordingly.

  1. Terrace life year round

No matter if it’s overcast, cold, raining or snowing, you’ll always find people sitting outside on a terrace enjoying coffee, a beer or a snack. And there are plenty of bars and cafes in Amsterdam that prepare for these all-weather visitors by providing blankets and heaters.

  1. Sailing to secluded areas

The canals of Amsterdam are packed with official tourist boats, but you’ll often see smaller boats sailing by with just a few people enjoying the company of friends. Rent a boat yourself to sail around Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and escape the tourist trail by sailing to secluded areas.

  1. Culinary trip

Amsterdam is a cultural melting pot, which is summed up perfectly in its eclectic cuisine. After you’ve had your fill of Dutch treats and sweets, sample some of the foods brought to the city from around the world. Indonesian and Surinam food are particularly popular.

  1. Picnic at the park

The vast majority of tourists end up at the Vondelpark at some point. It is close to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, and a good place to have a break. But we recommend a visit to the Westerpark. Pick up some local food from the market and enjoy a picnic.

  1. Albert Cuyp market

A huge open-plan market doesn’t necessarily sound like a place that is off the beaten track but at the Albert Cuyp Markt, in the Pijp district, you’ll quickly see it is the residents of Amsterdam that dominate its stalls, cafés and shops. If you want to feel part of the local culture, you should pop along here.

  1. Beach life

When residents of our capital want to escape the crowds for a bit, they go to the park or to the beach. The train to Zandvoort aan Zee leaves from Amsterdam Central Station twice an hour. The double-decker train takes thirty-minutes to carry you to the coast. On the outward journey, sit on the left-hand side for great views of Haarlem, a beautiful town that is well worth a visit too.

Htel Serviced Apartments is the perfect place for international employees (and their families) who come to the Netherlands for a short or extended stay. The apartments are spacious and our team will do anything to ensure that you feel at home when you are away from home. Our apartments are located in a quiet, green neighbourhood with schools, parks and other important facilities nearby. You can explore the neighbourhood on one of our Htel bikes, as true Dutchie. Like to know more? Click here.



You can safely say that the METS TRADE Show is the one-stop-shop for marine industry professionals. With excellent networking opportunities, a broad range of showcased innovation and located in Amsterdam, this show is where you do business. The next edition will take place from November 13-15 at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The METS TRADE Show is the world’s biggest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show. It brings the marine industry together for decades now. The Amsterdam RAI will be packed with marine equipment, materials and systems. But what more can you do?

Programme METS Amsterdam RAI

Roundtable sessions will focus on the most relevant topics related to new materials and construction techniques for all types of boats and yachts, at the E-nnovationLAB Stage is spoken about overcoming the weak link in electric propulsion through advances in battery technology, and during the Boat Builder Awards nominees are acknowledged across ten categories of business achievement. The complete programme will soon be published on the website of the METS Trade Show.

Accommodation METS Trade Show 2018

Haven’t booked your accommodation for your visit to the METS Trade show yet? Our serviced apartments are your home away from home. You can experience the freedom of your own apartment – spacious and fully furnished – and enjoy the services of a 5-star hotel. Our apartment buildings are located near the Amsterdam RAI, the Amsterdam city centre and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. At Htel Serviced Apartments we also have a lot of experience accommodating corporate groups. So, why wait any longer? More information can be found here.

Htel Serviced Apartments & the marine industry

Marine industry companies are often looking for short stay solutions. For example for their management team visiting one of the local offices, for crew members who have sometimes been at sea for weeks, or for international employees who get stationed in The Netherlands for a longer period. Our flexible concept also offers a solution for each of these groups.