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there are some things i do when travelling alone to make sure i stay safe:
-i rarely, if ever, go out at night
-i don't drink
-i certainly don't do drugs
so my first evening in amsterdam i went out at DUSK and saw a sex show, and DIDN'T
DRINK...then i went to a 'coffee shop' and DIDN'T DO DRUGS, i bought 'cake' and …
... 1 person drink so much jäger. The next day I somehow managed to get up early and rented out a bike and just rode, and rode, and rode until I was completely lost and then rode some more. Adam has so many different sights to offer. The big main park is jam packed full of young people every afternoon drinking and barbecuing and just chilling out it's pretty cool. Not gunna ...
... river is about 300 meters wide and 4 meters deep. The river traffic consists of barges carrying fuel or various produce. The vessel travels at a leisurely place of around 13kms/hour.
Our 'sail away' dinner consisted of six courses. The food was of particularly good quality and the wine provided with the evening meal was also good and better still, included in the price. We were all provided with our cruise ...
... stuff to lighten the load of the backpacks then a spot of shopping! Amsterdam has a trillion and one shops (almost as good as Prague) but we do have to keep a tight leash on the coin! Haha
Tonight is our final night on Tour so it was back to the Hotel to get ready for the Farewell Dinner!! Our big group had a few pre drinks at the Hostel Bar (2 for 1 happy hour! AWESOME) then off to a Chinese Restaurant for dinner and some funny stories of the days activities then off ...
Today: London to Calais, through Belgium to Amsterdam. Early morning of 4.15am to be at breakfast by 4.45am. Buffet breakfast was okay, cereal, eggs, toast etc. At 5.30am we met our tour guide Martin and hopped on the coach to set off on our adventure. We arrived at Dover around 8 am and s the White Cliffs. Beautiful site but freezing near the water, and this is summer! I was glad I had the Emirate blanket in my bag, so I wrapped that around myself and walked around with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel Amsterdam
so overpriced for what you get - which is nothing other than a bed...the service from the staff was non-existent, and you could hear EVERYTHING happening in the rooms next door and above and below...the condition of the hotel is pretty bad
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel Amsterdam
Not a 4 star hotel for sure!!!
Is this place for really a 4 star? NO WAY! Really dark room, small indeed and the shower was just as dark. Very strange layout indeed.
Quite overpriced for what you get. Excellent location and possibly the best thing about the hotel. Hotel staff rarely smile and debited by credit card before even asking me to verify the information. Was wrong and I was in a total hurry to catch my plane.
I would have rated it average if it was classified as a 3 star hotel but when a hotel is supposed to be a 4 star, I expect and DEMAND more!
I went to stay over Valentines weekend with my Mrs, and I was a little wary as I had read some comments on this website. However, some were unfounded...The hotel is easy to get to from Central Station via a short tram ride. The tram stops literally outside the hotel- very handy if you are staggering back at night. Also hotel is close to museums and a big square which is very busy.My room was ver large, had a huge bathroom and overlooked the main street. Go foir a room with a bathroom as they tend to be bigger. Noise was not a problem for me and I didnt need ear plugs as the windows were thick enough. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.My gripes: Had a buffet breakfast, though it was continental style. Could have done with more hot items. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room- but there were plenty of coffeshops outside... hehehe.I booked this hotel through the NRC website which gave me the best rates for 2 persons, double room, B+B ?105 pn for us both. NB prices can go to ?280 during high season.
I read a good review from another website and decided to go here. When I arrived and saw the dumpy lobby, very unfriendly rude desk clerk, dark dank hallways, ugly room, no A/C (in the middle of summer), and more of the rude clerk, I LEFT. Go elsewhere.
If your room is on the street side of this hotel you will need earplugs to get any sleep, especially on a Saturday night. The room was fine, the breakfast was good and the staff were friendly but double or triple glazing is definitely needed.
Stayed there for Memorial Day Weekend, 2003 with my girlfriend. The view outside the window was great. The bedroom was unbelievably large.
Comfortable bu noisy
A very clean and comfortable hotel in an excellent location. Breakfast was very good.However constant noise during the night from the traffic outside spoilt our stay. Can I suggest double glazing.
Exceeded my Expectations
I was very pleased with this hotel and would stay there again. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Believe it or not the room was spacious and quiet even though the hotel is conveniently located in a very active area. The windows are double paned.
Stayed there in October. Nice Quiet, clean rooms. Perfectly located. Everything's within walking distance and trams pass by every couple of minutes on the corner. Best kept secret. Don't tell anyone!
we had 3 rooms (5 people) staff are most helpful & we had a wonderful stay, rooms are spotless, spacious & welcoming & the food is great.