Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
We got to Amsterdam yesterday afternoon. I don't know exactly what it is, but the Netherlands is one of my absolute favorite places. Maybe my most favorite in Europe. Once we move away from the French and German countries and enter the big, open sky land of the Netherlands, everyone seems happier and freer. Hugo felt it too, but only after we left the train. We ...
Wednesday the 21st of May after calling Tammy & Tracey for their birthday, we caught the ICE train from Cologne to Amsterdam arriving mid afternoon and found our hotel quickly as it was adjacent to the station. Although we knew everyone rode bikes here we were surprised to see a 3 level bike parking station beside the railway! Amsterdam, like Venice is very unique – so much going on, and you have ...
... Eva shaking their head at the lyrics. Neither have quite cottoned on to the Dutch langauge, especially the g, k and j sounds that are more prevalent. Later, Diana taught the bus a few words and phrases, including the local version of "88 beautiful canals in Amsterdam". There's a whole lot of that said from the back of your throat, and they were in stitches listening to it, let alone attempting to say it.
Marken is an old island place that has some houses on ...
... learnt about her story and saw where the Frank family hid for 7 months during WWII it was an experience I will never forget! Next we made our way to the Heineken Interactive Brewery where we had some fun and drank heaps of beer. Finally we got together with all our Contiki friends for our final night and had an open bar cruise on a river boat. Finally we got home to prepare ourselves for the journey back to ...
... out. This was exacerbated by the fact that the lady in front of me, waited until the wheels were up and then with gusto, cranked her seat into the fully reclined position - where it stayed for the next 8 and a half hours :(
I decided to 'chill' and make the best of it. This turned-out to be a good choice because the
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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.