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... many tiny speakers suspended above me. I think it was part of an artwork but it made the church seem creepy.
As we left the church it was interesting to see that there were a lot of women still working by the windows in the red light district and even weirder that the old church is set in this area. It might be the reason why the new church is built in the main square next to the National Palace in Dam square.
... It's amazing what people do on bikes here! I was going to rent a bike today but I didn't have my passport on me (not sure why a passport is required when I had valid ID ...). I went to the Anne Frank House yesterday. It was really interesting and exactly the type of museum I enjoy the most: multimedia and interactive. I've been thinking a lot about Anne's story and WWII. I randomly ended up watching the movie '42' last night ("the life story ...
... company but all tinged with a swallow of sadness as our last event. Early Thurssay morning were on the coach by 0715 and watching the sunrise as we travel back to England via Belgium. So am going to sign off here. It's been a great experience we have really seen so much although will take a lot more time to process what we've seen. What a great time with a great group of people. Total distance travelled by bus. 9014 km At sea 2799 km Total travelled from London to Amsterdam 11,813 ...
... a pretty place actually, minus all the people doing weed in the middle of the street and the horrid smell that it lets off. Out mini walk/tour through Amsterdam ended in the Red Light District which, let me tell you was awkward and unpleasant and I wont be going there any time soon again that's for sure. We just walked down an ally where the girls just stand behind closed glass door wearing pretty much nothing and wiggle their fingers at the boys to try and get them to come in. It ...
... seen the gorillas yet so we backtracked a bit and went into their enclosure. This one wasn't open range either, but we got to look at them through the glass. There were a couple of young ones who were having a good old play fight, and a huge intimidating daddy gorilla sitting up the top and just watching everyone. There was a mum and a tiny baby who was super cute! I put my hand on the glass and the bub came up and put his hand on it against mine. That was special! One other ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Suite 259 Amsterdam
What a find at Suite 259!!!!
Arriving after a long flight we were warmly welcomed by Peter and Aziz with a beautiful suite and a fantastic breakfast. I wanted to bring my husband on a special vacation and the owners of Suite 259 made our trip easy, accommodating, and fun. Each morning our breakfast was served in the elegant breakfast area and Peter and Aziz would help us with any of our needs for the day. The Grand Suite was absolutely charming and stocked with everything we could want. The decor was absolutely beautiful and was kept pristine clean. We have decided to return every few months and stay with Peter and Aziz who we know will always provided first class service. We recommend Suite 259 to anyone looking for a pleasant and truly lovely place to stay. Warmly, Kathy and Al
Beautiful Apartment, Fantastic Owners, Suite 259 is #1
My husband and I stayed at Suite 259 for Valentine's week and had a blast! Peter & Aziz are warm, wonderful, funny, helpful and just plain sweet! Peter's amazing DVD collection kept us entertained on cloudy, rainy days and Aziz's breakfast kept us nourished and satisfied every morning. The apartment was truly fantastic, made me not want to come back to New York. It was our second time to "The Dam" and we had as lovely a time as the first visit. The weather was warmer than it is in NY this time of year and we walked and walked until we couldn't walk anymore. If we could find jobs, we'd pack our bags and stay forever. I highly recommend Amsterdam for a European break and if in the Dam you must stay at 259!!!
Peter's help began with his Hello wave upon arrival, carrying our bags up the stairs to the Grand Sahara suite, excellent advise on directions, restuarants, trains and trams and always with good humor.
What a gem!
This is SUCH a lovely place to stay! When we walked into the appartment, we could hardly believe how luxurious it was, and at the same time such a pleasant and unique place to stay - really conveniently located for the musea, shops, trams, everything. Breakfast the next morning was something else yet again! Really delicious and a wonderful start to the day. Lucky us for having found this place and having had the opportunity to stay here. I shall recommend it to all my friends!
Thank you for your hospitality and wonderfull breakfast. The rooms are fantestic and your service super. Hope to com back soon. Soffia
When you walk in, you know you,ve made the right choice. It,s magnificantly bright, open and decorated to perfection. The breakfast is first class, it gets you off to a great start in this fantastic city. We will always return to this appartement. Mitch and Kylie Australia.
My husband and I and our 3 children had a FANTASTIC time in Amsterdam..thank you Peter for greeting us at our 1:30AM arrival...my children were very happy with the DVD selection and the computer access...thank you Aziz for the delicious breakfasts while we were being entertained by the Dove trio! The room was very well appointed and spacious enough for all of us to have our own space...can't wait to visit again!!! Til next time... Vielen Dank! John, Linda, Alexa, Pash & Michael Deutschland via America November 2003 Thank you for the great hospitality!: I loved the wonderful breakfast and the nice conversation. I had a great visit in Amsterdam and you guys made it even better. Hope to come and visit again! Alexa 16 years old - Germany - USA November 2003 This was a very nice hotel, and I liked all the stuff I got. We had computers, and DVDs with large screen tv. It was nice, I hope I will come back soon. And tanks for the great breakfast. See you next time. Pash 13 years old - Germany - USA November 2003
I just have to let other travellers to Amsterdam know of this absolutely fabulous bed and breakfast. Me and my husband have been regular guests in Amsterdam for the last 15 years. We used to stay at the big hotels, but since I stumbled on to Suite 259 on the internet I refuse to stay elsewhere. It is simply perfect and you are truly getting a lot for your money. We have stayed in both suites since August 2003 and they are wonderful, although of course there is even more space and luxury in the larger one; Grand Suite Sahara. Beautiful decorations, everything for your comfort; fast and free internet access, DVD player, fresh fruit, coffee machine and complimentary cold beverages, even an excellent bottle of wine to welcome you. The bed linens are amazing and everything is clean, clean, clean! The very friendly hosts Peter and Aziz really know what they are doing. They are also extremely helpful if you need any assistance or information. Aziz is an excellent cook and will make what you wish for breakfast! I did not want to leave and I can´t wait to stay there again. Freyja.
Luxury Apartment with B 7 B fell
Lovely hosts Aziz and Peter made our stay in Amsterdam unforgettable. Our room the Safari suite was well thought out and every need catered for. Breakfast was served in lovely surroundings and varied every day according to what we felt like eating. If you would like to stay in Amsterdam with class then this is your place.
Stylish and homely apartment in the heart amsterdam
What a delight to find accomodation that lives up to your expectations. My partner and I were impressed with the facilities and service provided. We stayed in the studio 'Safari Suite' beautifully decorated and spacious. Every detail in the room is thought of including coffee making facilities, fridge, microwave, complimentarty drinks and even umbrella's for the rainy patches. The hosts Peter and Aziz are friendly and helpful (including calling resturants for bookings). We have travelled extensively over Europe and this is one of our favourite B & B's.