Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
Now that I have spent roughly 3 weeks touring the Dutch health care system (I would not recommend it too highly)and in general feeling really ****** in my hotel room, I am finally well enough to start getting out and enjoying the city on the weekends.
Now that I am all better, it is time to sight see. While I was in England …
... although there are a lot of windows (all at ground level) it seems the prostitutes have some strict licencing laws to stay within their premises. This area is particularly busy at night, but it is still also surprisingly busy during the day.
Amsterdam has a couple of other unusual elements. The sheer number of people that use a bicycle in this city is like no other; literally everyone cycles and there are good cycle highways to enable people to get to ...
... was a good day to visit so we could pretend like we were at home in the "blizzard" along with the rest of you! However, I think that kind of backfired on us. I'm pretty sure it was warmer in Fargo today than it was in the ice bar! They maintain the bar at -10 Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) to keep everything, including the glasses from melting. Our first order of business was to enjoy a cocktail while waiting for our tour to start. When ...
... Italian place. It looked like it hadn't been renovated since 1962, but it was right there and we were hungry... food was ok, drinks were cheap... nothing special. Filled the gap before heading home to recharge for day two.
Day two, we took a walk into town with the intention of doing a walking tour (as per usual) to get our bearings around this new pretty city. We arrived at Dam Square and saw a massive crowd of people (like hundreds) surrounding the walking tour man. ...
... it tasted delightful. At this part of the tour the experience becomes more like a fun house: lounges to watch Heineken ads, a dance room with Heineken bottles that glow under a black light, a virtual soccer arena, a simulated computer spy game on a fake train, a make your own music video and post card area, etc. Sarina and I especially enjoyed a dramatic film made with claymation that covered the brewery's whole history. Next we went ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHtel Amsterdam
I liked this facility very much. My apartment was large and the building itself is very conveniently located to shopping and public transportation. The room was very clean and the kitchen well stocked with dishware. While the space and furnishings are not luxurious, they are comfortable. The space is very open and light. There is a small gym and there is quite a bit of paid parking surrounding the building. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. When I got sick and had to go to the hospital for several days, the staff went above and beyond to work with myself and my coworkers to ensure my rental car was taken care of and to let my coworkers take stuff from my apartment to give to me in the hospital. They showed exceptional care and consideration curing this time.
The only thing at the hotel that I would change is the lack of air conditioning. When it is hot outside, you have to work at keeping the apartment cool. The building seems to only have 1 fan per apartment, so if you go during the summer for an extended period, it may be worth buying an extra fan or 2 (as I did) to make it easier to keep the space a tolerable temperature.
Despite that, I believe that the Htel gives you fantastic value for the money.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.