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Historical Traveler Reviews Tourist Inn Amsterdam
Clean, basic, friendly, cheap
If you're in Amsterdam and don't plan to spend much time in your room, which is pretty functional, this makes an excellent base, convenient for the canal district, Jordaan, and trams. Big breakfast means you don't need to eat all day! Good VFM !
i was also found by a staff member of brian... great place! super friends/ funny english staff. Great eggs in the morning! I will go again!
Couldn't have asked for anything more...
No sooner did we get off the train we found a place to stay. A staff member of Hotel Brian found us and showed us the hotel. It was clean and in a great part of the city. No curfew and their vending machine has Heineken for 1 euro! Free breakfast in the morning was nice... the shared facilities were clean but I suppose they could have been cleaner. They also have towels and free internet. For 20 euros a night, you cannot beat Hotel Brian.
Go there only if you don't have any other choice
If you dont have any other choice and you are in desperation ofsearching ,just go there but only for one night.The rooms are horrible for the money they want. AVOID to stay there,please!
Quality Digs, great!
me and 2 companions stayed at this hotel from 04/05/03 till 07/05/03 and all of us were as pleased as punch!I will definatly recommend and be using this hotel again.The only downside, and it is such a small one, is that our triple room was at the very top of the building with quite steep stairs. and when your stoned it can be a bit tricky! :)the Staff were amazing and so helpful. Blinding.
You must be kidding...
I can't believe some of the review for this place! Were they written by the staff?! When we stayed here it was filled with dodgy characters in the 'lobby', the shared bathroom facilities were terrible and grubby and the lock on the door barely worked. We stayed one night, and we were gone!
More than I expected
I really couldn't imagine there being a better hostel for the money. Firstly, the location is excellent (on a quiet canal 5 minutes from central station). The staff was friendly and fixed us a great breakfast every morning. Free internet and sat TV were also bonuses after along day of running around amsterdam. The rooms are small but with the location being so good, we didn't spend much time in our room anyway.
Good location, friendly staff
Looking for a place outside the red light district we found this hotel. rooms were clean and staff great, also other guests made the stay better than expected
Calling me back...
I visited in 2000, stayed a couple of nights. This place is a mere 20 minutes walking from Central Station. It's right along one of the canals, we even had a canal-view room. The people there were laid back, down to earth folks. Everything was clean and lovely. The common room on the main level is quite entertaining. :)I left a pair of shoes there I'd bought new before my trip. They didn't really fit right. Did you get them?
More than full!
Stayed their a couple of years ago and am going to go back very soon. Clean and tidy, easy going staff and legendary breakfasts if you can get up prior to 10 am. NO hassles and a good location make staying in hotel brian most pleasant and whats more, like the budgie its cheap. Oh and they got satalite tv!
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... and what we had been up to. We were all getting pretty hungry so we caught a tram into the center of town for dinner. We had some tasty burgers and fries. Our options for dipping sauces was so immense, many we had never heard of before. After dinner we popped into the grasshopper for a couple of drinks and then went for a walk around town. Amsterdam is famous for its red light district. In Amsterdam it is literally a red light district, all the girls stand in windows, ...
... the orangutan enclosure! These ones weren't free range, for obvious reasons! They were so cute! There was a big mumma orangutan that was lying with her forearms in the air and her head against the window. She was just chilling, probably trying to get away from the heat. We came up to the glass and she started blowing us kisses! Sooooo cute!! From there we rushed past the other monkeys to make it to the marmoset section for their feeding time. Marmosets are awesome! With their ...
... how friendly people are there, especially in comparison to the harshness I have encountered in Germany.
I got in late on Friday night and took the tram to the Vivian's apartment. The trams in Amsterdam are very lovely. You could hypothetically walk a lot of places, but honestly it is easier just to get a day pass for the tram and tram it everywhere. A lot of the tram stops are further than you think, and if you end up in a place that you are not so sure about, you ...
... everywhere, and catch a tram with your dog. The locals are really lovely too. We had a really great time in Amsterdam, doing a history walking tour of WWII run by an ex-history professor (REALLY interesting, especially as my Oma and Opa lived through the war in the Netherlands), visiting the Dutch Resistance Museum (also fantastic - included information about the Dutch involvement in WWII and afterwards in Indonesia - interesting as Opa served in the army ...