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... were open booking, door to door, big data, hidden spend, gamification, mobile, price assurance, intergrated travel and meetings, and end to end travel expense. All of these topics are areas I have learned so much about over the past 6 weeks. It was great to be able to understand the conversation and provide my input from what I have learned from the different countries I've been in.
After a long day of networking ...
... in a traditional outfit and even wore wooden shoes (Lord only knows where mom got those from). For unknown reasons, she always wanted another pair of wooden clogs. Marken is known for its local clog factory. Yes, this is going where you think its going.
We saw how the clogs are made from a block of wood, making them waterproof. They then hollow out the middle making a clog. In local culture, when a young man is ready to take a wife, he starts ...
Knowing we had a fair bit to do, we set our alarms for eight, hit snooze six times, got out of bed at nine, ate all the cheeses, then caught the train to the Amsterdam Centraal station.
Whilst at the station we took the opportunity to sort out our Eurail passes for the next couple of legs of our trip with a most helpful train lady. She helped us reserve our tickets on the train we'll be catching to Paris and prevented ...
On the bus at 8 again this morning, moving on to our final destination of Amsterdam! The hotel had a delicious buffet breakfast but I was still full from dinner last night so just had a little bit. After a couple of hours we crossed the border into Holland! Our lunch stop was just a services and we were finally able to get some money out. After a stupidly long wait in the line we picked up our cultural lunch ...
... ul>Holland produced the orange carrot, Santa Clause, The Stock Exchange and Gin. Interesting!
Food - Barry and I thought we would cut back today but alas a Lime pie beckoned.
M n W got to Van Gogh early to avoid the queues of yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Many of his famous and not so famous works. Also Gaugin and Bernard - his artist mates!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Freeland Hotel Amsterdam
Fantastic Hotel - Wonderful Welcome
Fabulous hotel, very friendly staff, delicious breakfast.
We had a spacious room with a balcony with a view on the canal.
I would highly recommend it - don't look any further.
THANKS for everything.
Highly Recommended Hotel and Staff
I would very highly recommend this hotel for its friendliness, good location, simple, clean, adequate appointments, helpful and welcoming staff and as a rare super find in Amsterdam. I visited in Jan for 6 nights from the USA.
Great Hotel!! highly recommended!!
I travelled to Amsterdam the second time this year and after a terrible stay at another hotel in 2005, I decided to read some reviews before I book anywhere and Hotel Freeland came up. It's was my first time at Hotel Freeland. Loved it from the beginning. Great location!! just a few seconds away from Leidesplein. The owners, Rick and Pascale, were great. They make you feel right at home. Breakfast was basic with coffee/tea, orange juice, bread and some ham and cheese. Rooms were basic but very clean and quiet. Free use of internet and tea and coffee available at the reception. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. wheter you're travelling alone, with a partner or with your family, Hotel Freeland is definetely the place to book.....Hopefully visiting again in December 2007 :)
Friendly bargain hotel in great location
I have now stayed at this hotel four times over a number of years, and enjoy it for friendliness, price and location. The rooms are quite small and basic, but completely fuctional. The bath is fine, and getting one in the room for this price in Amsterdam make this place a real bargain.
The location is an easy tram ride from the train station (there is also a convenient night bus for early morning departures), and this is a great location to explore all of Amsterdam on foot.
However, the three and four day tickets for all transport are a fantastic bargain, even if you love to walk like me.
Leidesplein is loaded with an incredible array of restaurants, cafes, and pubs, all within minutes of the hotel. I will definitely stay at the Freeland again when in Amsterdam.
I agree with everyone else, really nice hotel, great location, lovely staff and nice clean quiet rooms.
The stairs are steep but this seems to be the norm in Amsterdam and just think of all those burnt calories...
Contacted the Freeland based on the reviews here at TripAdvisor. I was pleased.
The hotel was very well located in the Leidsplein...very popular and happening part of Amsterdam. Per the instructions on the website, the hotel was very easy to find from Central train station.
The hotel was as described. Staff was very friendly and helpfull. Rooms were small but comfortable and clean. I had a single En Suite. Breakfast was provided (egg, bread, cheese, meat, tea/coffee) but I only had it one morning due to some late nights. Free internet in the lobby which I had no trouble accessing. All in all a great stay in a great city. Hotel is close to Museum area and all major attractions/sites are a short tram ride away. Very recommended!
Have fun climbing the steps!
I was warned that Amsterdam hotels were fairly basic so I had low expectations. Having said that I had a nice stay at the Freeland. Great location close to Leidesplein - plenty of "coffee shops" nearby, all in all a great place to base myself for exploring amsterdam. Staff very friendly and helpful. Anywhere you stay in the budget range in Amsterdam you are going to have to climb the stairs - and they are stairs unlike anything else you have come across - very narrow and very steep. As for the room - basic, and once I got over that and accepted the fact it was fine. Ask for a room on the first floor! at the end of the day, the last thing you feel like is being a mountain goat and I thanked the higher powers that I wasn't another floor or 2 or 3 up! Free Internet in lobby. Welcoming atmosphere. Basic rooms. Bfast nothing to write home about but saw you through to lunchtime. Fabulous city! can't wait to go back there but may try somewhere else on a second visit.
Cheap but clean
Stayed here whilst attending a trade show in the city. The single room was very small and sparsely furnished however it was clean and adequate for the little time I spent at the hotel.
The bathroom was also small but again was clean and nice white towels were provided daily.
Breakfast was simple but nice and served with a smile.
Given the prices charged by larger hotels this was very good value and I will return.
The hotel was nice and we felt very welcome and "at home". The room was clean and ok, and the bathroom the same. The shower was very good with lots of water in it. The stairs are very steep, but we found them charming. The breakfast was ok and the coffee excellent. The juice was also very good. The staff was very helpful and nice and the hotel is situated very close to Leidse plein with many nice restaurants and also close to museums. This is absolutely a hotel we can recommend.
Very good place
The hotel is easy to find, and run by very pleasant and helpful people. The room was clean and attractive, and the breakfast provided in the morning was simple but quite good--especially the coffee! We weren't in Amsterdam long, but the hotel made our stay very pleasant. Highly recommended.