Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... weighed 33. Went through security and discovered I had not signed my passport! What??? I signed it and she then wanted my license. Crisis averted.
We originally had more than two hours layover in ATL. When we got to the gate for our Amsterdam flight, they were boarding. Barely enough time to go to the restroom (which was greatly needed on an upcoming 8 hour flight!)
The flight to Amsterdam was wonderful. KLM ...
... that we have walked at least two miles out of our way.
It doesn't matter. We have no appointments until four and the day is glorious, sunny with temperatures in the high sixties and on this perfect day at this perfect time of year, walking in Amsterdam is sheer delight. The picture-pretty canals, the funky canal houses, the quirky shops-there is a lot to look at. Flowers, mostly tulips, are everywhere-planted en masse in the parks, in ...
... It was so interesting seeing all the different food they have to the UK supermarkets. However, my Dutch is so bad that I wasn't really sure what some of the more interesting things actually contained. However, I luckily managed to buy a pack of ham that wasn't smoked and some Dutch cheese that I really like. Dinner tonight was fresh fish on a bed of rice with carrots and broccoli. Not a bad start to my holiday. Now it's time for a lovely night's sleep in my proper Dutch ...
... maybe because it had fewest visitors) and bedroom from his paintings.
The main reason I had gone was to see the collection of etchings, which is apparently the finest in the world - they have almost a complete set of which only a small fraction is ever on display.
The display was not huge, but pretty representative - a lot of the Bible story ones, sweet and loose, as well as the much more detailed, finely worked up ones; some ...
... look through Anne Frank's house which was very interesting to see where they hid through two years of world war two. Afterwards it started raining which was ok for Esther but I hadn't taken my coat. We ducked into a place to have a feed, I had lamb and at the end asked where it was from and it was NZ lamb, the waiter picked we were from NZ and said they only used our lamb which was cool. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prinsenhof Amsterdam
Nice place to stay
The Hotel Prinsenhof has nice, quiet, clean rooms. A good breakfast included in the price of your stay. And a staff that is willing to help you out around the town. It's centrally located and just steps forom the tram-line.
A prince in the prinsenhof
To anybody looking for a nice, clean, quiet hostal at an execellent value - look no further! Spent the last five days there and i'm fully satisfied with the quality and the service i got there. it's located close to the rembrandtplein (good nightspot with lots of bars) and therefore it's easy to get to most tourist attractions either by foot or tram. breakfast is included and good too. at 30 euros a person a night - there's nothing to complain about. i can really recommend the prinsenhof! my tip: rent a bike and just cruise around amsterdam!
Adored the Hotel Prinsenhof
We stayed to the Hotel Prinsenhof both times that we went to Holland. We cannot praise it enough! The staff (Mark and Sabine) are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast they serve in the morning was worth waking up for! The rooms are very clean. It is located right next to the tram #4 which will take you directly to Central Station (10 minutes)where you can catch trains to anywhere! The front rooms have a wonderful view by overlooking the canal and the quaint street. Anything and everything you may need (from tram tickets to delicious bakeries to a laundromat) is very close by. If you are ever thinking of a trip to Holland, the Hotel Prinsenhof is a "MUST" to make your "home away from home".
Great website, bad hotel
The Hotel Princenhof in Amsterdam has an amazing website. Unfortunately, it is far better than the hotel itself. Of curse the room we received was not one of the ones shown on the website. It was so small you could touch the side walls by standing in the middle. The bed was against the wall so one person had to climb over the other to get out. We did overlook a canal but there was only one chair in the room so we could only sit and enjoy one at a time. The breakfast was only so so, dry and unimaginative.
What a great place!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the quaint Prinsenhof. The staff was friendly. The rooms were a bit small, but standard for Europe and they were very clean. We also had a great view of the canal from our window.
We had a room without a private bathroom, but that was never a problem.
I can't wait to return!
The hotel was located in a perfect location with a tram stop just outside. The rooms were spotless and the staff were very helpful.
Lovely breakfast in the morning. Will definitely stay here again.
Beautiful hotel central to everything. Spotlessly clean room and very obliging staff. Located in a lovely area of Amsterdam with great views over the canal. Lots of lovely shops and restaurants near by.
The hotel Prinsenhof was fabulous. Can't praise this hotel enough.We stayed in March 2003. The hotel room was very cheap, and had a shared toilet and shower but that was no problem. It is situated in a lovely picturesque area. Not too far from the centre of town, yet not too close to be noisy.You can easily walk into the centre of Amsterdam or Dam square or take the number 4 tram from accross the road. There is a pub owned by the hotel at the end of the street and we got a complimentary drink when we arrived late! The room was lovely, very big with nice wardrobe mirrors and table and chair. No tv but we had a radio to listen to so no probs. It was clean and the staff were ultra friendly. The best thing about the hotel for me was definately the huge breakfasts of egg bread and cheese. I'l be going again. This place is so good.
Charming, great location, great pub on corner
I found this charming hotel in one of the guide books. It was a great little hotel within walking distance of everything. There is a tram stop right at the corner, but we rarely took it, except to go to Anne Frank's house. The rooms are very clean, the staff is helpful, friendly, and accommodating. I will be staying here again. Great value for the money. Get the top room with a view of the canal. Amazing! Book early.
The Prinsenhof is perfect.
I have had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Prinsenhof on two visits to Amsterdam. This canal house is located on the eastern end of the Prinsengracht, very close to the Amstel River where you can sit and watch the boats go by. The rooms are pleasant and homey, and breakfast is filling. The views of the canal are great for picture taking and enjoying the scenery. Walk out the door and you catch Tram 4, which has a real live person stamping strippenkarts. This was helpful to us learning the transportation system. The staff go out of their way to make visits pleasant. Rembrandtplein is just a couple blocks away, with restaurants, stores, internet cafe and coffeeshops. We highly recommend.