Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... 1961, when it became Union Territory. You see and feel the Portuguese influence here, 75 per cent of the people is of Portuguese decent, our guide says. "We are Goans first, proud about our history and the smallest with most European background in India. Some of us have a Portuguese passport as well as an Indian one".
This is quite a difference compared with Pondicherry where the French presence ended ...
After leaving our ,teenager and dog at home in orillia we boarded air transit flight to Amsterdam at 5:40pm 71/2 hours later landed safely in Amsterdam.with 5 hrs to kill,had an apple pancake and a coffee. A few laps of the airport 30 min.of shut eye. Before meeting our guide Arie who did not arrive to early.our journey continues three hours to Ghent Belgium via bus. Great live band playing in ...
... think is in the Louvre. Himself really likes it too. Buy some gifts and then wander off to the Rijksmuseum. Now this is a building or once someone's house. I blanch at the thought of cleaning! The whole museum has been closed for refurbishment and only opened against his year. It is amazing and exhausting. Many hours later we stumble out for a well deserved cocktail or two and a beer plus some very unusual ...
... food because everyone goes in these massive campers that are all inclusive. So first meal was cold pasta out of a can, some toast, and white wine (in clear glasses, we stay classy!).
Next day we bought tickets to use the metro, bus and all versions of transportation for 24 hours. We made our way to the metro 50, took it 4 stops down, got off and switched on to the 54 and landed at the Center Station! The next 6 hours we just wandered up and down main ...
... which took approx. 45 min. Once we arrived we had 3 hours to explore the most beautiful Spring garden in the world with over 32 hectares of tulips and other spectacular flowers. I spent this time walking at my own pace, stopping every approachable looking tourist I could for a photo (biggest challenge I have found thus far as a solo traveler), and enjoying an ice-cream on the grass before heading back. I could get very use to this...at that point I ...
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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!