The Veteran

Herengracht 561, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands | 1 star hostel
Prices starting from $98.00

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AMS (facts and figures + a bit xrated)

A travel blog entry by lauraandmikey


... a bizarre mix!

The canal tour was fantastic! Only 9 of us (5 American girls and a couple from Adelaide) plus Alec the "captain" (no boat licence required for boats under a certain size). Alec was American, but had been living in Amsterdam for 2 years and was very knowledgeable and had lots of interesting stories and facts and figures to share. He self admittedly liked the sound of his own voice, but basically just let the group guide the commentary ...


A travel blog entry by debwin


Today we explored Amsterdam by canal. Our boat had a glass ceiling and the tour was certainly interesting. After we departed our boat we walked around the streets, saw a nunnery with a hidden garden, fresh flower market and loads of historical buildings before departing by coach to Wijk Bij Duurstede to meet up with ship. Have passed through 2 ...

Exploring Amsterdam!

A travel blog entry by akreyling


... Quinnipiac here also, so far in every city, which is just too funny because you would think the cities are too big to be in the exact place at the same time. Amsterdam was a great city, I really enjoyed it. Everything was just beautiful and the people were so nice and I loved that everyone rode on bikes and the canals were great. Anything that has water near it makes it better. I would definitely go back to experience the countryside of the Netherlands, and definitely see the tulip ...

I amsterdam

A travel blog entry by tomandlotus


Amsterdam has always been a place of contradiction for me. In one sense, during the day it is filled with wonderfully quant houses and a local population who seem pleasant and always keen to help. At night however the whole city takes on a new edge to it. The cafes famous for smoking pot start to fill and the red light district famous for something much less mellow gets busy! Amsterdam is not a city with large historic building like most ...

Introduction to Amsterdam.. Bikes!!

A travel blog entry by amanda-europe13

... thoroughly enjoyed laying on these and resting for a while after the night we had. After a little rest we set off out, didn't want to waste anytime to explore the city as we are only here for a short time. Amsterdam is famous for its bikes and having more bikes than people so we thought its only naturally to hire bikes to travel round on. We got our bikes from the hotel and headed off into the city. The ride was a little ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Veteran Amsterdam

    Reviewed by surfin-birds

    Small but close

    Reviewed May 21, 2013
    by (3 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Climbing up or down the stairs was the most perilous thing, especially with a backpack and luggage. The shower was in the same little room as the toilet, which made it complicated to wash ourselves. The room was very small and simple, but everything was clean. The good thing is that there are a bunch of good restaurants and bars next door, the flower market is on the next street and the city center and Red Light district are pretty close too.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Veteran Amsterdam

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair