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We loved the biking experience so much here and we've seen several cities now where the local authority actively encourages bicycle, scooter and motorcycle use. And it works. We wanted to share 2 small examples of what it's like in a truly different city, where the car doesn't rule and the people do.
The waterfront video is a peaceful …
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
We think everyone should come here and see this most amazing place, even if only once. We can't compare it to anywhere else we've seen. The social attitude is lazzaire faire to the nth extreme. It's a very very easygoing place,
We did see one biggy - a bloke chasing another …
First day of work today. I arrived at 9:30 and was let into the building by a Canadian named Canadian* who looks and speaks exactly like Matt Zaff, my roommate in India, which was comforting because I love Matt. The office is a few large rooms covering three small floors. There is a free coffee machine (praise be!) and a little kitchen nook. My …
I made it! It was a long flight and layover and I didn't sleep a wink but that all feels like a dream now. Amsterdam*, the man who advocated my internship, met me at the airport and we took the train and then the tram for a few minutes to reach my hostel. I had to mentally pat myself on the back for finding a hostel directly across the street from …
... sake of course) and had a delicious meal at a homemade pasta restaurant. It was so delicious with really nice ingredients too. Paul had a creamy sauce with spinach spaghetti and I had ravioli with pesto and rocket. We then had more of a wander around the place and found a nice little spot to sit in the sun and watch the day go by. It was by the edge of a canal, no idea where exactly, somewhere in the city. We sat there for about 45 minutes chatting about what we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Linda Amsterdam
The hotel may be a nice, decent and yet cheap place...but they really drove me crazy about the internet access. There was an ethernet plug in the room, and I plugged my laptop in, didn't work'... I told them about this, they "unlocked" the ethernet in the room, and still didn't work. Apparantly there was a problem in that room. They changed my room. I had to unpack, leave my bags to the reception and move them up three floors after 3 hours. I tried the plug, didn't work. I called the reception, supposedly they had to "unlock" the ethernet plug. they did, but still didn't work. Supposedly they called the "company", reset the whole system,,, but no luck. different person at the reception every day, different answers, just playing the game, keeping me busy with a different lie every time. Finally one of them told me that I could only DIAL-UP using the phone line -that's what their customers had always done!- but they have no number to dial-in or any other info as well. She told me I was supposed to use the same thing i use at home!!! And you call this Internet connection service! The worst thing is that they keep you busy with different lies! they either have no idea or they are just messing around with customers.
Stayed for 5 nights from 25/9/04 to 2/10/04 having booked on the internet.
Me and my boyfriend stayed at hotel linda last november for a weekend break. We booked it over the internet. When we arrived at the hotel they told us that we were not on their books and no reservation had been made, we had a receipt of the booking and they said that there is a spare room free that we could have but would have to pay upfront, with no option we paid the full amount up front and they asked for one of our passports aswell, so i gave them mine. We went to our room up 2 steep flights of stairs to get to our room we opened the door and there was another flight of stairs even steeper which we had to climb up because there was no way you could walk up them. no tv no nothing just a room with a bathroom and a bed in the living room. When we checked out i asked for my passport back and they said that they didnt have it, so waited there for ages when they finaly found it after arguing with them. when we got back we were charged another £90 for no reason and spent a few weeks sorting it out as we shouldnt have been charged it. I would never go back there as i think they are not a good hotel to go to, they charge onto you credit card with no reason for the money being taken. VERY dissappointed by this hotel!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY VERY POOR!
Really nice and good price!!!
After leaving a hotel that was filthy and more expensive this hotel was a nice surprise. Nice room with clean sheets and marble en-suite bathroom. Would stay there again!!!
We chose the Linda because :a)it was near,but not in downtown b)on a canal and transportation c)not too expensive,rooms were clean,with bathtub and shower,lots of hot water, adequate for our needs and most importantly because d) they said free internet access and we use our laptop everywhere,for local info and to check mails, home,work,etc.BIG DISAPPOINTMENT and RIPOFF. It took them 5 days to get our room connected,#1... #2 ,NOWHERE,in the room, front desk or online,NOR VERBALLY DID THEY EVER TELL US THERE WOULD BE EXTRAVAGANT TELEPHONE FEES FOR INTERNET USAGE!!!. #3 ,IN 2 DAYS of having the laptop plugged in, WHEN WE CHECKED OUT THEY GAVE US AN ADDITONAL BILL FOR 4300 US DOLLARS !!! The management was never available to discuss/dispute this with, and after an overseas call from us to them , they refused to even cut the bill, or share any responsibility. They should be accused of FALSE ADVERTISING and warned by the site promoters about this.
i book this hotel last week on *************** because they had good rates for a double room and i thought it wouldnt be a nice hotel but after all i'm really glad i took this deal :) very clean decent hotel
My boyfriend and I booked into hotel Linda for my birthday and the room we had was beautiful. It had a wonderful marble ensuite bathroom. We had a small but beautiful balcony. The room was clean and tidy and excellent value for money at 50 euros per night. The location was excellent for what we were looking for. Not too far from centraal square. But in a quiet area, with an huge market just round the corner.
P.S it's room 111
Hotel Linda, cheap but ok
Rooms small but clean, no hanging space though. Some of rooms lack ventilation and those to the front get all day and night traffic noise from busy road. All in all it was ok for the price, we had no real problems in our 4 day stay. Transport links are good and it is handy for Heineken experience and museums and gallerys. May go back but would look for hotel closer to city centre in prettier location, no doubt at an increased price.
Flea bites - aaggghhhh
We woke on the first morning to find a guest in a body bag on the pavement....yet everything in the hotel seemed normal....no gossip We woke on the second morning covered in flea bites...aggghhhh On complaining at reception we were offered no explanation or deduction...this was truly a hotel experience I would rather forget...but feel I just have to warn other travellers. I would recommend people to stay away from this flea pit.
My partner booked the Hotel Linda, as part of my birthday celebrations as a surprise weekend in Amsterdam. On arrival we were told that they couldn't find our reservation and were full, but luckily they had a room kept back just incase of double bookings etc !!! We were shown to a room 3 metres square, that housed a double bed, but nothing else - not a wardrobe or even a chair.