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... talented, and had an extraordinary career. I respect Artists and Art, but I don't want anything to do with it. It was nice to say we've been to see the Van Gogh museum, but in the end with all due respect I don't really care. In hindsight we could've done something else with our time and money. Thankyou Heineken! We're back in the game. Well worth the 18 EU entry fee with 2 and a half beers included. It takes you through the history of Heineken, how to brew, how ...
... and the place doesn't look like its changed how it looks in 60 years, what a beautiful village. Meandering off on the paths between the fields and canals of ducks took me to Holysloot, a village with 1 road and a ferry smaller than the average toilet! A lazy hour with a coffee in the sun and it was time to pedal back to the ferry via the beautiful scenery of farmland. Bike dropped off now time for a beer and a cheeky ...
... Massa, The Milkmaid by Jonannes Vermeer, Woman Reading A Letter also by Vermeer, and perhaps the most famous, The Night Watch, by Rembrandt. By 4 pm, we were back in our room unpacking and just happy to be off our feet. By 6:30 pm we figured if you didn't go out for dinner now, we'd be sound asleep by 7 pm. I would have been wiser to go to sleep, as I can't believe I was actually talked into trying Indonesian cuisine. ...
... clogs too. Next stop was a canal boat ride - a must do in Amsterdam. Loved the skinny houses - that's what happens when tax is based on the width of the house I guess.
Of course, no trip to Amsterdam is complete without hiring bikes and pretending to be locals. However, I suspect the trainers and back-packs gave us away - the average Dutch woman seems to wear high heeled shoes and ...
... of the year. There were horse-drawn wagons and tractors bringing in the large wheels of cheese. Young men lined up to unload the wagons and stack the cheese for sale, often forming a line and tossing the big wheels. The bartering and negotiation is accompanied by loud hand-slapping and debate over the price. Of course, much of today's sale was exaggerated and dramatized for the crowds. Dutch gals in traditional dress handed out samples ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Orlando Amsterdam
We just returned from six nights at this ideal hotel in Amsterdam.
Wir verbrachten hier mehrere Tage und fanden es echt klasse. Unser Zimmer war groß und gut ausgestattet und die Lage ist ruhig, aber günstig. Wir waren hier am Ende einer ausgedehnten Europareise und es war schön, sich auszuruhen und entspannen zu können.
Stayed here for several days and really loved it. Our room was large and well appointed and the location is quiet yet convenient. We were here at the end of an extended European trip and it was nice to be able to spread out and relax.
I stayed at the Hotel Orlando for 3 nights in September 2006. I stayed in 2 different rooms, both very nice, very spacious. Accomodations are pretty standard, but rooms are large and both overlooked the canal. The location is great and most sites, shopping, restaurants are within a short walk. There is also a tram line very close by or the hotel is a short cab ride from Centraal Station. To me, the breakfast was the best part. You are served in a lovely breakfast room and the amount of food was better then any other place I've stayed. I had coffee, cheese and breads with jams or butter, yogurt, egg, juice...i was stuffed each day and was a great way to start the morning. The street was pretty quiet and I felt safe walking at night and I was alone. I would stay here again for sure.
My partner and I stayed at the Orlando for two nights in August, and wouldn't hesitate to go back there again, I've stayed in several Amsterdam chain hotels, and this privately run 5 room hotel was a breath of fresh air.
Best stay in amsterdam
Love this place. Large rooms, great location, quiet. We were there in the middle of a heat wave and the room was very hot. Very few hotels in this price range have ac, but the Orlando does have one room with ac. If you book in the summer, make sure to ask for the one with ac. The owner was great.
A terrific little hotel
We stayed at the Orlando over the Easter period 2005. It is in a lovely quiet location on a canal with transport, restaurants and bars and a minute or so away. It is only about 100 metres from the Amstel and 10 mins walk to the main downtown locations.
Our room (one of only five I think) overlooked the canal and was large, bright and airy and had been recently refurbished with polished floors and a new bathroom. Breakfast was served in a lovely basement room opening out on the canal frontage. The streetscapes around the Orlando are supurb.
Our host Paul was very friendly and helpful and really made us feel at home.
The Orlando is highly recommended.
I stayed at Hotel Orlando for three nights and could not have been happier. I paid 100euro per night and the rooms were huge compared to other hotels in Amsterdam. I am now staying in Hotel New Amsterdam (I booked Hotel Orlando late and they didn't have rooms free for my entire stay, so had to move to another hotel) and although this hotel is fine, it is nothing compared to the Orlando. The Orlando Hotel is a simple boutique hotel with only 5 rooms, but very stylish and everything is done beatifully. Paul, the owner is lovely and very helpful. Although more like a bed & breakfast, it is perfect for a beautiful place to stay right on the canal on Prinsengracht and a casual 10 minute stroll to the city centre.