Hampshire Hotel - 108 Meerdervoort
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... palace history; the palace itself is only open to visitors
with pre-booked guided tours. Later in the afternoon we met with Sanne’s friend
Simone at a very cute café before indulging in some fresh Stroopwaffel from a
street side stall, mm! Sanne ‘dropped me off’ in Amsterdam as travelling with a
student you get 40% off the very expensive train fares in the Netherlands. I
spent the evening chatting with my Canadian and Italian ...
... parts of Holland as well as being drunk in Amsterdam! ;-)
It was nice to get back into "normal" life again in the apartment, being able to make a cup of tea etc, although it was a shock coming back to the western world, prices of food beer & transport, the cold weather. Also being in a country where you blend in was strange – people kept coming up to us speaking in Dutch! We ...
... came up on a screen. When the tram stopped we struggled off the tram with our luggage, getting very confused with the tram/car/bike/pavement arrangement. Thanks to the very good Hotel directions we found the correct side and direction to walk along the canal until we made it to Hotel Orlando, 1099 Prinsengracht. It looked like a stereotypical Amsterdam canal side house with a fairly non obtrusive sign announcing the hotel.
We used the intercom and ...
... familiar, the people are not so different here than from back home, and they all speak English. This is a great start for international travel. And I can feel a great sense that I need to go see cultures that are vastly different from what I know. I want to see what troubles ail people beyond the trials of life I know. I am a privileged human being. I have the basic needs of shelter, food, and warmth. I have much love in my life ...
... has made the herring nice and fat. The herring are brined and then eaten raw with chopped onion. I am not a fan as they seem very oily, but they are very popular here.
We wandered along the the Grote Marktstraat and the Spuistraat, past the palace and the back to the Passage, the oldest shopping centre in the country. Lunch was Turkish spicy ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed