Covid-19 safety measures
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Covid-19 safety measures

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at our hotel. Tap here to find out more about it.

 

Will you be driving to Amsterdam? we recommend to park your car in the APCOA Parking Heinekenplein at Eerste van der Helststraat. For our guests, we have parking tickets that provide a discount on the normal rate. So during the week this will cost you EUR 15.00 per day and on Saturday and Sunday EUR 20.00, subject to price changes.

 
Need a PCR TEST? We can help you quickly with an appointment. In addition, as our guest, we can offer you a discount! For more information about this, please email us: info@asteriskhotel.nl

Johan Haagedoorn

My adventure in our hotel began on 1 May 2013. After 19 years of walking around and growing up in the hotel, there was no resisting it. After I finished studying, I started work with my mother. As I was a bit sceptical at first and really wanted to learn the tricks of the trade at other businesses, I found it a little difficult to make the decision.

While I was looking for a job, my mother asked me if I wanted to help out temporarily as she had a vacancy for a night receptionist. Of course I did that and I soon stopped looking for another job, as I really enjoyed the work.

One night a week became two, and two nights a week expanded to include shifts during the day. Eventually, I was working full time and we decided that I would leave my night shifts behind, so we took on another night receptionist. From then on, I became my mother’s right-hand man or, as she likes to put it: her secretary.

At the moment I work almost entirely behind the scenes. I do a lot of administration, minor repairs and other support work. This role in the background suits me best. I prefer to keep busy and continuously look for small improvements, so that we can hopefully surprise you again on a return visit.

I think we’ve made a lot of improvements over recent years and really brought back the family atmosphere.

I am regularly asked if I don’t hate working with my mother and my sister. But I can assure you that there’s nothing better than delivering a great product with people that you love. Of course this also includes some big disagreements.

In my spare time, I like to cycle and I’m a fan of speciality beers.