Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... visiting the fields of Flanders and learning about various World War One battles. Belgium is flat like Holland so the soldiers were able to spot their enemies far in advance. There is still so much live ammunition strewn throughout the fields that local farmers are occasionally blown up! Unfortunately it was freezing there and I'd been spoiled- after 4 months of summer, Brrrr! Now I'm in New York and it's even colder....but that's my next ...
... and sidewalks filled with bicyclists to the grand Amsterdam Central station. Then I hustle to my train, enjoy the people watching, exit at Schiphol airport, wander among the heaps of travelers with overfilled luggage and out to the street for my bus to take me to the office.
This particular morning I decided to stop at a newsstand in the airport for an orange juice. Then as I was approaching my bus I saw that ...
... and it is supposed to be cloudy/rainy the next couple of days. The canal cruise was fun and the city is beautiful. There are houseboats along the canals where people live year round. Some look luxurious and some not so much. We decided we were tired and had enough large meals (for a while). We went to a market, bought some bread, cheese and wine and went back to the hotel for a very relaxed and cozy ...
... br> Amy is so good with a map! Give her a paper map and she gets us where we are going every time. Our hotel is a 10 minute brisk walk from the train station and we can practically see the Tulip Inn Amsterdam Center from the station now that we know where it is.
Lunch the first day was quite an experience. The concierge said "It is where the locals eat and is just a short walk...." and she described the streets ...
... were a couple other items on the list, but it was time for us to meet our class. On our way back we found the Homomonument which was an item on our list. It was a triangle shaped pier on the canal to honor the homosexuals who lost their lives or were discriminated against, and the triangle stands for the past, present and future.
Before touring the Anne Frank house, we participated in a presentation put on by the museum called Free2Choose. The presentation gave a ...
Other places to stay in Amsterdam
Centre, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $211
- Stay Away
- Great value and truly very comfortable!
- Club Rooms do the job
Burgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $196
- Seemed fine to me
- Underrated and can be good value
- Stay elsewhere
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $86
Zeeburg, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $208
- Still has teething problems
- Very Pleasant
- Not a bad choice..
Buitenveldert-Oost, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- A great choice for my family
- Comfortable and clean - no surprises
- Good Hotel
Centre, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $226
- Excellent Hotel, Room, service and Value!
- Stayed 4 times
- Really a 4 star.
Centre, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $247
- Good comfort but boring
- Chain Charming
- Request an Apartment Unit
Amsterdam South, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $119
De Pijp, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $225
- Disappointing hotel - not worth 5 stars
- A Very Nice Stay
- Its much better than portrayed
ZuidOost (Business District), Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $155
- A good Business Hotel
- Great service, clean hotel, reasonably priced
- Friendly service
Apollobuurt, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $212
- All the Hilton Perks
- Peace and Quiet
- Everything we expect from Hilton - and more
Amstel, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $105
Amstel, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $106
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $268
- Especially liked the health club!
- Great rate, nice hotel, good location
- The most comfortable bed ever.
Centre, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $167
- Our first hotel stay in Amsterdam, it was brilliant!
- Nice hotel but...
- Excellent Location
Sloten en Riekerpolder, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $107
- Not Enough focus on the customers needs
- Nice hotel
- Pleasant room, but all the problems of a new hotel
Centre, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $236
- Beautiful, Wonderful Amrath
- Schönes, wundervolles Amrath
- What an experience!
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $333
- They treated me like a relative
- Perfect Location - aweful service!
Centre, Amsterdam | 5 star hotelfrom $235
- We would stay again without a doubt
- Nothing special
- Great Hotel in Good Location!
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $172
- Above Average European Hotel
- Not what we expected
- OK, but some problem at the check in time
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $154
- Overrated and Overpriced
- Loved the Eden Hotel
- Ordinary and overpriced
Distelkade 21, (formerly Golden Tulip City North), Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $100
Westlandgracht, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $120
Centre, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $176
- Would stay again
- A great stay!
- Great Hotel, Great People, Great City
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $177
- Great Hotel, Great People, Great City therefore Great Time!
- LOVED IT!!!
- Great hotel
Apollolaan 2, (formerly Le Meridien Apollo), Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $220
- Basement Dungeon to Junior Suite
- Good average hotel
- Nice room, mediocre restaurant