The Atrium, 4 floors, with different colored doors. In the middle open space, down chairs with coffee tables and closed off cubes.
Hotel review,  Netherlands

A Luxurious stay at the Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk

Macarons for breakfast, a comfy bed and friendly staff is what the Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk offers. But these aren’t the only reasons to stay at the hotel, it’s also just 17 minutes away from the world famous windmills from Kinderdijk. We enjoyed a stay at this hotel on a road trip in 2018 and loved it.

Note that not everything mentioned is now offered, due to the pandemic.

This is not a sponsored post, we stayed here on our own expense. So all opinions are, as always, our own.

The Room at Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk

Van der Valk hotel Rotterdam Ridderkerk has 7 types of rooms. We had an Atrium room, but there are also an executive room, a one-person room, a special needs room, junior suite, executive suite and a superior suite. The hotel has 140 rooms in total.

Our room, with a twin bed and a separate extra bed behind it. A desk on the right, 2 chairs in front with a coffee table in between. With a coffee maker on iyt.
Our room
Our room, on the right part of the twin bed, a closet behind it, a mirror left of the closet. On the left a chair and part of a second chair, in between a coffee table. In the back on the left the door to the room.
Our room

The smoke-free Atrium room we had was comfortable. It’s got a desk, a safe, plenty of closet space, a television, a small fridge, free wifi, a twin bed, a telephone, a coffee maker, 2 comfy chairs with a coffee table and climate control. The bathroom had a bath, separate shower, hair blower, toilet washing basin and small tubes of shampoo and lotion. The room can be occupied with up to 3 people, we stayed there with the 3 of us and they placed an extra bed in the room for Yuri. The room was spacious enough not to make it cramped. With the room comes free parking.

The bathroom, with on the right the bath, on the left the toilet and in front of that a small part of the shower. In the back in the middle the washing basin. Above a mirror with me in it.
The bathroom

No pets are allowed. Check-in is from 2pm and up, check-out is till 11am.

Other Rooms

The Executive room is on the top floor and has a whirlpool, ironing, minbar and a flatscreen tv (extra).

The Junior Suite is luxurious with a 2 person whirlpool, flatscreen and rain shower in the bathroom.

The Executive Suite has a steam shower. Next to a bathroom and sleeping area, it has a separate living area with a 4-person conference table.

We slept well in our beds and enjoyed the shower the next morning. Paul was in a wheelchair at the moment due to an accident, and the rooms were easily reachable.

The Restaurant

Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk Rotterdam has an on-site restaurant with international and national dishes. We dined here and the food was delicious. The chicken ragout pastry was perfect, the boys both had a vegetable soup as a starter. As a main course we had veal liver (Paul), a schnitzel and for Yuri a pizza margarita. As a dessert we had delicious blackberry cheesecake, lemon meringue pie and ice cream.

Chicken ragout with pastry cub
Chicken ragout with pastry cub
Vegetable soup with a sesame bun
Vegetable soup
Schnitzel with mushroom sauce, 3 cherry tomatoes and half a lemon on the side.
Schnitzel
Veal liver with green asparagus under it and bacon over it.
Veal liver
Lemon Meringue Pie with mango sauce. The pie is on the right and round shaped.
Lemon Meringue Pie with mango sauce
Blackberry cheesecake, blackberry sauce on the side
Blackberry cheesecake

There’s live cooking outside the school vacations in the weekends. You can see them cook the food, while enjoying it. The restaurant has a spacious terrace.

Yuri had the kids menu and it was served on fun plates. Next to a special kids menu at dinner, the restaurant serves afternoon tea, high wine, lunch and breakfast.

Pizza Margarita with tomato ketchup, apple sauce, Parmesan cheese and some vegetables on the side.
Pizza Margarita
Ice cream, vanilla, with red fruit, whipped cream and sprinkles and red sauce
Ice cream

The Breakfast

Well, the breakfast buffet had macarons on offer. Enough said. Since we love macarons and they’re such a luxurious cookie, this gave an extra touch to the breakfast. The buffet was really excellent, with lots of choice in products, grandly displayed. There were a lot of tables to sit down at, enough for the many people staying, which were plenty.

Macarons! A yellow, creme and 2 green ones.
Macarons!
The breakfast buffet, spacious room with different set ups.
The breakfast buffet
The yogurt bar, in a ice cream cart
The yogurt bar
Cheese, drinks and other deliciousness
Cheese, drinks and other deliciousness
The bread station with buns in drawers under neat the desk, Bread to slice off on top.
The bread table
Some of the options available at the breakfast. White beans with tomato sauce, a sausage, baked mushrooms, scrambled eggs, bacon, and some fried stuff
Some of the options available at the breakfast

Macarons weren’t the only thing available, there was a large selection of hot and cold dishes. Fresh buns, scrambled eggs, yogurt, fruit, croissants, donuts, cheeses and so on.

Sweets, small pastries like croissants, donuts, macarons, apple pastries.
Sweets, small pastries like croissants, donuts, macarons, apple pastries.

Other Facilities

Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk Netherlands has many other facilities. Like a hotelbar, fitness cubes, its own parking lot with an electrical hook up for cars, a spacious terrace, bike rental service and a dry cleaning service. The hotel is close to freeway A15, which is convenient when on a road trip or when using it as a stopover hotel on the way South. Sadly the hotel doesn’t have a swimming pool. The design of the hotel is really cool. Where the Atrium rooms are, the hallway is open, spacious and symmetrically formed.

The Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk from the outside, as seen from the parking lot, with part of the parking lot in front of it.
The hotel from the outside
Our view, a small part of the parking lot, on the right a restaurant
Our view
Our view, part of the parking lot of the hotel. A building being build on the left.
Our view
Yuri pushing a cart with our stuff, in front of the hotel. Yuri has a big smile on his face.
Yuri pushing a cart with our stuff

The hotel offers several arrangements for guests to book with their stay. For example with dinner included or 3 for 2 nights. The Golden Green Key has been given to the hotel, which ensures that your stay is sustainable.

Meetings, weddings and large parties are possible in normal times in one of the 16 multifunctional conference rooms. There’s a terrace and garden available for outside parties.

An example of the friendliness of the staff and helpfulness, is that we left a stuffed animal in our room and they kept it safe for us, until we could pick it up again 4 days later.

In the Area

To show something popular from The Netherlands near the campsites. The windmills from Kinderdijk in a row. The river flowing in front of them. Campsites in The Netherlands.
Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk isn’t the only thing to do in the area. It can be reached by waterbus. Hiking, biking and kayaking are perfect options in the surroundings. Blijdorp Zoo and National Park De Biesbosch are also close. Both are 2 national treasures. Rotterdam with its Erasmusbridge, Euromast, many museums and Plaswijckpark is just 16 minutes away. The hotel is also perfect as a base for 25 things to do in Zeeland, the flower route or to visit the Delta Works.

In short you can’t go wrong with a stay at Van der Valk hotel Ridderkerk

It wasn’t our first stay at a Van der Valk hotel, we’ve also enjoyed staying at Van der Valk hotel Tiel and Van der Valk hotel Schiphol Airport.

Van der Valk hotel

Krommeweg 1

2988 cb Ridderkerk

Exit 20 on highway A15.

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