Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... Stroopwaffles are 2 biscuits held together with syrup. Delicious!! Next challenge was navigating our way to the hotel. We managed, after much deliberation, to find the 197 bus which took us to just near where we are staying at the Hotel Iron Horse in Leidselplein. Eli had done his research but at the station we were stumped as to where the bus came... I came up with the ingenious plan to follow people who didn't sound Dutch and luckily it saved ...
... enhanced' cafes where they sold marijuana in addition to coffee. Other shops sold marijuana enhanced chocolate bars.
We saw the old Royal Palace and the town square. Bicycles were put to so many uses.One lady had 5 dogs in a basket as she was a dog sitter. Children and cellos are carted around on the bikes also.
We heard a boat musician play along with ...
... and I was very excited and promptly ordered a mojito and a coke for Stacey. Sadly he said they don't do them, I asked what the glass was with the minty aroma coming from it.. He said I think it is a "minty"
I was excited cos I thought he was confused and it would actually really just be a mojito just with a different name.
But I was mistaken when I watched him make it it, it was simply hot water and a few stems of mint.. I know realised he actually said " a mint tea "
... dutch dinner in an historic house that was built in the 15th century. The next day instead of going to the Diamond factory with the tour we went to a local coffee shop where Tony bought a joint and i got in trouble for trying to take a photo of the drug menu. Then we went to a demonstration on how to make clogs and cheese I don't think Tony remembers any of it as he was ...
... that they do on Saturday and Sunday mornings (yay, bacon!) then went for a quick walk. We watched some people playing giant outdoor chess then went into our first coffeeshop. We'd organised to meet up with Adi at 2:45 in The Dam square since he changed his flights to stay an extra day, so figured we'd head straight there after checking in and dropping our bags in the room. We found Adi and went with him on the New Europe coffeeshop tour. The guide was an Irish guy ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fusion Suites Amsterdam
I wanted to book something special for my wife's birthday and based on previous recommendations and reviews on this site, I could not have asked for a better place to stay. This place is a boutique luxury hotel with only four rooms. I called the hotel directly and spoke to Sharmila who was very helpful in making the booking. I booked the classic suite, however Sharmila and Alex kindly upgraded us to a larger suite without even us having to ask for it, which was truly nice of them. I had also asked for a bunch of roses and champagne to be arranged and this was done, complimentary from Sharmila & Alex, excellent touch. I did explain to Sharmila that we had an early morning flight and if it was possible to check us in early depending on availability, and this is exactly what happened. We got to the hotel around 10am, and was greeted by Alex, very helpful in showing us our room and facilities available. The room was lovely, we had a large living area that was very well decorated. The bathroom was also a good size, separate shower and bath tub with a Jacuzzi. The bed itself was very comfortable, probably the best bed I've slept on in any hotel I've stayed in by far, and the room also had a PC with free internet access.
Un hôtel vraiment agréable
C'est un hôtel du centre-ville d'Amsterdam, que je ne saurais trop vous recommander.
De grandes et belles chambres, magnifiquement décorées.
D'après ce que m'a dit le responsable, chaque chambre est différente, et dans la mienne j'avais l'impression d'être chez moi, tellement elle était confortable. J'y ai même très bien dormi, ce qui n'est pas toujours évident quand on n'est dans un hôtel que pour une nuit.
Tout l'hôtel avait cette atmosphère bon enfant et l'accueil était vraiment chaleureux.
Aussi, je vous conseille d'aller y faire un tour lors de votre prochain voyage à Amsterdam, je vous assure que vous ne le regretterez pas.
Fusion Suites/Tolles Hotel
Ich verbrachte im Januar 2007 während einer Geschäftsreise einige Wochen im Fusion Suites Number 40 und es hätte nicht besser sein können. Sharmilla & Alex waren zwei großartige Gastgeber in diesem wunderschönen Hotel. Ich weiß nicht, ob ich es so lange in einem Hotel ausgehalten hätte. Großartige Lage, großartige Suite, wundervolles Frühstück und freundliche Gastgeber. Wie ein zweites Zuhause. Werde definitiv wieder dort absteigen.
Richtig nettes Hotel
Ich kann dieses Hotel im Zentrum von Amsterdam sehr empfehlen. Schöne große Zimmer, die qualitativ sehr schön eingerichtet sind. Alle Zimmer dort sind verschieden (so jedenfalls der Manager dort) und mein Zimmer hatte ein gemütliches Ambiente. Ich habe dort auch sehr gut geschlafen, was oft nicht so einfach ist, wenn man irgendwo nur eine Nacht verbringt. Das Hotel hatte insgesamt eine familiäre Atmosphäre und man fühlte sich dort auch sehr willkommen. Mein Tipp an Sie: Probieren Sie es bei der nächsten Reise nach Amsterdam einfach mal aus, ich verspreche Ihnen, dass Sie nicht enttäuscht sein werden.
Classiest value for money in Amsterdam
A seriously lovely place to stay in Amsterdam and Euro for Euro, the best money can buy. The hotel website - at the time of writing - doesn't do it justice.
The hosts, Sharmila and Alex, are fantastic, helpful and discreet. The rooms are big and classy. The road is very quiet but it is only 5 minutes walk to bustling Leidseplein.
Fusion Suites really is a fine place to stay. We spent three nights there, were greeted with a bottle of champagne, and regretted having to leave!
You really can't fall off with this place. I only hope that it isn't sold out next time I'm planning a stay. Aim for the Grand Suite on the top floor if you want the best room in the building.
Really nice hotel
I can highly recommend this hotel downtown in Amsterdam city.
Nice big rooms with high standards when it comes to the interior.
All rooms are different ( I was told by the Manager) and my room got a nice home comfort feeling. I even slept very good which sometimes could be difficult for just one night stay. The whole hotel got a touch of familiarity and you feel really welcome.
So my advice is that you should check this out for your next visit to Amsterdam as I can promise that you want be disappointed.
Just like at home!
I stayed 2 nights with my (lovely) girlfriend at number40.
The atmosphere is very friendly, as Shamila and Alex are very kind and always ready to ease your life.
The best thing is that you do not feel in a hotel at all. Each room is different, decorated with style, and very comfortable.
Surely I will come back to this place on my next trip to Amsterdam!
Comme à la maison !
J'ai passé deux nuits avec ma (charmante) petite amie dans la chambre numéro 40.
L'ambiance est très agréable. Shamila et Alex sont très sympathiques et font tout pour vous faciliter la vie.
On n'a pas du tout l'impression d'être dans un hôtel, et c'est super. Chaque chambre est différente, décorée avec goût et confortable.
Sans aucun doute, je reviendrai ici à l'occasion de mon prochain séjour à Amsterdam.
Fusion Suites/Great Place
Stayed at Fusion Suites Number 40 for a couple weeks during Jan.'07 while I was on a long business trip and can't think of a better place than that. Sharmilla & Alex are two great hosts at this beautiful hotel. I can't think how I would've survived at a regular hotel.
Great location, great suite, wonderful breakfasts and friendly hosts. Home away from home...
Definitely will come back..
I booked two nights in Number 40 in Amsterdam for my fiance's birthday through www.worldby.com . This place was available but I wasn't sure if we would like it as I wanted something special, very nice and romantic. The pictures on the website were a bit shabby and old looking... Sharmila from Number 40 reassured me by email that this B&B had been totally refurbished and that the website wasn't up-to-date. I decided to trust her and book our special week-end at Number 40. We were not disappointed! This lovely B&B is overlooking the Vondel Park, in a quiet street (well-off area of Amsterdam), but still only a 5-minute walk from the Leidseplein. Museums are only a 10-minute walk away. We walked all week-end and everything is within reach, what a beautiful city! This B&B has 4 differently decorated large suites. Ours had a huge four-poster bed with the most comfortable mattress ever, a lovely bathroom and a large sofa to relax while listening to music or watching TV with all coffee/tea facilities. There is free internet access in the bedroom. The breakfast was the best and most filling breakfast you can wish for: different breads, yoghurts, eggs, hams, dutch cheese, jam, honey, cereals, fruits, etc. We were eating breakfast at 10am and were not hungry until 3pm, which was great as we could take time to visit and stroll around the city. Being French, I love my food, and I wasn't disappointed!