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- Airport transportation
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- Check-out by noon
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At a Glance
Board basis explained
Board basis explained
...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
- Amstel Business Park 0.40 miles
- Rijnstraat 0.72 miles
- Amstelpark 0.89 miles
- Sarphatipark 1.49 miles
- Virtual Museum Zuidas 1.50 miles
- Albert Cuyp Market 1.67 miles
- Zuidas 1.68 miles
- Oosterpark 1.75 miles
- Ziggo Dome 1.81 miles
- Amsterdam ArenA 1.81 miles
- Heineken Experience 1.82 miles
- Dappermarkt 1.89 miles
- De Duif 1.91 miles
- Royal Theater Carre 1.91 miles
- Tropenmuseum 1.95 miles
- Zuiderbad 1.99 miles
- Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) 2.01 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Schiphol Amsterdam AMS25m
The historic centre of Amsterdam plays host to a huge number of visitors each year. The list of reasons to visit this beautiful city is long and varied. The relatively compact centre is packed with historical buildings, picturesque canals and cultural hotspots. From the wonderfully quirky, laid back Jordaan in the west to the old centre and Nieuwmarkt in the east, Amsterdam is a great city to walk around. If you arrive via the vast Centraal Station, the city spreads out in front of you. Follow the mighty Damrak down to Dam Square and beyond towards Vondelpark and Museumplein in the south. The canals will either confuse or guide you. The centre of the city extends as far as the fourth canal in the inner ring – Prinsengracht. The four main canals sweep around the old city before colliding with the River Amstel to the east.
Art and history lovers will be spoilt for choice in Amsterdam. See the work of Dutch Masters including Van Gogh and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum before paying an emotional visit to the Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht in the heart of the Jordaan. If you are in Amsterdam on a sunny day you should head down to the leafy Vondelpark. There is a lovely café and restaurant but you could just pick up some food and find a little patch of shady grass to stretch out on. Fully recharged you can head into the centre of Amsterdam and take advantage of the wide range of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs.
Things to do in Amsterdam
Eat and drink in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a large, international city and you can eat what you want, when you want. The main streets running through the centre of the city are busy with a wide range of restaurants and bars. For a more intimate and authentic experience, head west into the Jordaan. This area of the city has resisted the excesses of modern life and held onto a more independent, artisan approach to living. The bars on every corner are cosy and welcoming with simple menus and drinks on offer. Local restaurants and cafes are tucked away on the little lanes leading across the four main canals. The Spui is home to larger grand cafes where well-dressed locals mingle with visitors to the city. The food and service is more polished with the added benefit of some excellent people watching opportunities. The area around Nieuwmarkt is home to a good range of great value restaurants.
Try the local speciality - Rijsttafel. A colonial inspired Indonesian feast consisting of a huge range of small dishes. Make sure you are hungry – there can be as many as forty separate dishes served up!
The city is busy with bars and clubs and you will find somewhere that plays the music you like on most days of the week. The bars are open late and very busy at the weekend. Head down to Leidseplein for a drink. The square is lined with popular bars and a mixed crowd. The area offers a bit of late fun for all – you will find several large live music venues including Melkweg and the Sugar Factory as well as the casino and a wide range of theatres. Nearby Rembrandtplein is a good alternative and perhaps better suited to visitors looking for a late night clubbing experience. You will find a good range of large, popular bars as well as large clubs including Escape and Studio 80.
Shopping in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is great city to shop in. The picturesque streets leading through the centre are lined with both large department stores and boutiques selling more exclusive goods. The Magna Plaza in Dam Square is worth a visit. This former main post office building is a beautiful piece of architecture from the outside. Step inside the ancient walls and the interior is a multi-level shopping paradise. Beyond Dam Square, Kalverstraat is home to a wide range of large brands and local specialist stores. The ‘nine streets’ district (Negan Straatjes) nestled between the canals is home to jewellery and vintage goods specialists. If you love antiques and art then you should head down to the Speigelkwartier. The area is busy with little specialist dealers and markets. High end fashion followers need look no further than P.C. Hoofstraat, the ultimate in exclusive shopping.
Amsterdam has some amazing flea markets – look out for the weekly market in Nieuwmarkt.
Things to see in Amsterdam
Start with a long walk along the canals, explore the flower market, and admire the gable fronted building dating back to the 17th century. Art lovers should make a point of visiting the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum down in Museumplein. The Artis Zoo out beyond Waterlooplein to the east is a great place to visit with the family. For a water level view of the city and historic canals, consider taking a boat cruise. The options are seemingly endless and a weekend trip will not seem enough. Make sure you leave time for some people watching from the windows of a grand café.
Try an evening cruise. Once the sun goes down the bridges and canal side houses light up giving the canals a magical feel.
This ‘brown café’ should be top of your list of bars to try during your visit to Amsterdam. The old part of the bar was established in 1670 and is pretty much unchanged due to the listed status it enjoys. Take a seat at the bar and soak up a little bit of old Amsterdam. The bar is on the edge of Spuistraat which sits on the Singel canal.
This amazing little restaurant is nestled in the heart of the Jordaan on Lindengracht. From the outside this is just another quirky little corner café but step inside and you are greeted by a top class restaurant serving fresh, exciting food that draws on both local and international influences.
King’s Day – April 27th
Prior to 2014 the whole nation would come together on the 30th April to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday with a huge party that spreads across the city with live music, parties and impromptu bars and food stalls. Queen’s Day has now become King’s Day as Willem-Alexander, the Queens oldest son has taken over the throne. The party is no less enthusiastic!
- Currency – EUR
- Time Zone – GMT + (1)
- Travel Time – Amsterdam (AMS) - 1 hour 20 minutes (London)
- Transfer Time – 30 minutes (Taxi)
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20 September 2016
Prachtig verblijf gehad
leuk hotel, zeer vriendelijk, metro om de hoek, bootje achterzijde hotel breng je naar het centrum in 45 min, goed ontbijt.
The best thing about my stay was...bootje naar het centrum
09 November 2013
Scott Taylor, Polmont
Hotel very nice and staff very welcoming. Clean room overlooking canal. Breakfast in the mornings were excellent. Location a bit out however only a 5 minute walk to metro station and about a 7 minute ride to central station. Would definitely stay again.
The best thing about my stay was...Helpful friendly staff
23 March 2012
All very efficient and comfortable
The room catered for all basic needs and the service was very efficient. The location was fine for me, but might be slightly remote for those who don't like walking.
The best thing about my stay was...No surprises!!
14 May 2010
Trudy Daniels, Peterborough, England
We have no complaints about this hotel. It was very clean and comfortable, plenty of toiletries in the bathroom and a gorgeous breakfast including a hot and cold buffet. They wouldn't let us check in early, and tried to get us to pay extra to upgrade and book in early but we waited! From the central train station it is a 10 minute train journey, then a 10 minute walk. A short but lovely stay.
02 March 2010
david fishes, london
this is a really nice hotel. location is a little out of town (10 minutes on the tram) but the rooms, breakfast and staff make up for this. i would recomend this to other travels.
06 February 2010
far far away
i,m giving this hotel a rating of 5 because the staff there are so nice. Hotel was really far away. Would not reccommend if its your first time in Amsterdam. WAS REALLY FAR FROM CENTRAL AMSTERDAM.
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